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Kobe Bryant and Gotye Mocked in Hilarious ‘Kobe That I Used to Know’ Parody

For much of his career, Kobe Bryant was the only player Los Angeles Lakers' fans wanted to see with the ball in the fourth quarter of close games. But age has caught up to the 33-year-old, and the Laker faithful have begun to bemoan Kobe's late game ball-hogging ways. In short, he's no longer the Kobe that they used to know.

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NBA Rookie Poses as Old Man, Schools Neighborhood Ballers

Kyrie Irving only recently won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, but the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard aged a few decades for this Pepsi MAX commercial that's currently going viral.

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Kid Gets In Trouble With School for Shaving Favorite NBA Player Into His Hair

There aren't a lot of red-haired players in the NBA. That's one of the reasons Patrick Gonzalez, who has red hair, is a fan of Matt Bonner, a ginger-headed back-up center for his hometown San Antonio Spurs.

So to pay homage to the sharp-shooting bigman, Gonzalez had a rather accurate image of his favorite player shaved into the back of his head.

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Someone Actually Bought Kobe Bryant’s Sweaty Facial Mask For $67,000

During the NBA All Star game in February, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat shattered Kobe Bryant's nose with a hard foul. As a result, the Los Angeles Lakers’ star was forced to wear a clear plastic protective mask over his face for the next 11 games.

Thankfully done with the protective device, Bryant decided to auction it off to raise money for Los Angeles area homeless charities. But "Black Mamba" did a curious thing before the auction began-- he undercut the item's value by joking that we were going to "see if anybody's dumb enough to buy that sweaty mask.”

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Strange Woman Stumbles on Basketball Court During the NBA Playoffs

Savannah McMillian-Christmas stumbled on to the court during Game 4 of the NBA Finals at the Pepsi Center in Denver between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers. Her goal was reportedly to meet her athletic obsession, Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin.

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‘The Blake Face’ – Has the Son of Basketball Star Chris Paul Started the Newest Meme?

Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers is a monster on the court -- the guy is more than six-feet tall for crying out loud -- and we think it's time that he gets his own internet meme. If Tim Tebow gets one, why shouldn't Griffin? Well, we might not have to wait as long as we originally thought thanks to the son of his teammate Chris Paul.

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Glen Davis’ Baby Holds the Most Adorable Interview Ever

Orlando Magic player Glen Davis earned the nickname "Big Baby" from his peers a long time ago. But now the six-foot, nine-inch recent father continues his "baby" legacy with a post-game interview that's gone viral thanks to his adorable 20-month-old daughter Amari.

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Grannies Playing Basketball Gets an Inspiring New Documentary

'Granny's Got Game' is a documentary film about a senior women's basketball team in North Carolina in their seventies, who battle physical limitations and skepticism to keep doing what they love. The film follows the women for a year as they compete for another National Senior Games championship.

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Third Grade Boy Sinks Amazing Half Court Shot

From the first time a kid picks up a basketball, he imagines hitting a half-court shot as the clock runs out. Austin Worthen, a third grader from Oklahoma, has fulfilled that dream before his tenth birthday.

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Watch Tiger Woods and Shaq Duel Martial Arts-Style

Using Kung-Fu to market a golf game? The makers of 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13,' Electronic Arts, seem to think it's a good idea. EA has unveiled a viral commercial starring the basketball giant Shaquille O' Neal and the game's title master Tiger Woods. Dressed in traditional samurai garb, the two sports legends bow in honor before...well, you'll have to watch.

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Barack Obama Makes His NCAA March Madness Tournament Picks

Basketball-Fan-in-Chief Barack Obama's career as a presidential bracketologist got off to a rousing start in 2009 when his pick to win the 2009 NCAA tournament, North Carolina, were indeed crowned champions.

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NBA Dunk Contest 2012 Winner Jeremy Evans Leaps Over Kevin Hart for Incredible Shot

This year's NBA Slam Dunk Contest saw a lot of firsts, including Jeremy Evans making the winning drunk by leaping over Kevin Hart. The comedian had bustled onto the court dressed as a stuttering mailman with a package for Evans.

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‘Alabama Face Sign’ Guy Jack Blankenship Invades Jimmy Fallon

University of Alabama freshman Jack Blankenship has become an internet star for his novel approach to distracting the opposing team at college basketball games. Instead of holding up a normal sign, he waves around a giant cardboard cutout of his goofy face.

Blankenship and his funny prop were in New York this week to see Jeremy Lin play at Madison Square Garden. So Jimmy Fallon had the sour-mugged innovator on his show Tuesday night for a chat.

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Basement B-Ball Kid Has Skills That Won’t Pay the Bills

Oh, the early '90s. Hammer Pants were fashionable, Nirvana was just preparing to stop hair metal as a genre in its tracks, and basketball was king. Michael Jordan was still in the game, and everybody wanted to be like Mike. Even, as this video proves, the dorky kids from the suburbs.

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Alabama Basketball Fan Distracts Rival Team With Giant Face

Part of what makes college basketball so entertaining is the lengths to which the student body section of the crowd will go to distract the opposing team. Jack Blankenship, a freshman at the University of Alabama, has come up with the most clever twist on this tradition we've seen in some time.

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