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Zach LaVine to Represent Minnesota in 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest as Part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie guard Zach LaVine will represent the Wolves in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest the league announced today. LaVine will dunk against Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee), Victor Oladipo (Orlando) and Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn). Read the rest of this entry »

Perry Jones FIT Week Q&A

During the NBA season you are always on the go, traveling to different cities and adjusting to new time zones. How do you maintain healthy eating habits while on the road? I go to the best steakhouse and order a filet and veggies + a little starch.

On a game day, what are your go-to healthy meals? Breakfast burrito in the morning. Steak or grilled chicken with steamed veggies and a glass of lemonade. Read the rest of this entry »

Klay Thompson Named Western Conference Player of the Week

Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 25, the NBA announced today. The award is Thompson’s third weekly honor of the season and his career, having been previously named Player of the Week for games played from Oct. 28 to Nov. 2 and from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11. Thompson is the first player in Warriors history to win the weekly award three times in a single season and is the only Western Conference player to earn the accolade on three occasions in 2014-15. Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Wizards Nene and Wife Lauren Announce Partnership with “Blessings in a Backpack” to Impact the Youth of Washington D.C. and Denver

Washington Wizards veteran Nenê and wife Lauren have partnered with Blessings in a Backpack, a national child hunger relief non-profit. The multi-year community program provides nutritious food for elementary school children every weekend throughout the Fall and Summer 2015 academic school year. Nenê and Lauren will work to support the needs of children in their NBA home of Washington D.C. and Lauren’s hometown of Denver, reaching more than 400 children in total. Read the rest of this entry »

Aaron Gordon Joins NBA FIT Team

NBA FIT Live Healthy Week presented by Kaiser Permanente tipped off yesterday with a special focus on highlighting the importance of healthy living through three simple pillars: be active, eat healthy and play together.  Through Jan. 29, NBA FIT Team members will help encourage fans to live a healthy lifestyle via fitness events and social media.  Read the rest of this entry »

Stop Calling Mike Conley Jr. Underrated

It was halftime of a game five years ago, and Lionel Hollins was scolding Mike Conley. The Memphis Grizzlies coach was denouncing Conley’s performance, peppering his language with expletives. Conley didn’t think he’d played that poorly. The Grizzlies had been mildly out of sorts, fumbling their way to 11 turnovers in the first two quarters. It was an exhibition game against Spanish club Caja Laboral, which had been employing a full-court press against its NBA hosts. Hollins told Conley he had been dominated by a player who wasn’t even in their league. Conley felt like defending himself, but he held back. He remained stoic — a trait his father had praised and encouraged for years. In the second half, Conley orchestrated a 10-0 run and finished with 27 points to guide Memphis to the win. Read the rest of this entry »

Andrew Wiggins is starting to become a player you just can’t miss

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been tough to watch as of late. Since a peculiar home win against a very good Portland Trail Blazers team back on December 10, the Wolves have won just once. That win came earlier this week, following a 15-game losing streak that saw them go more than a full month before winning a game. They’ve been missing at least three starters (Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, and Kevin Martin) in their lineup since November 19. The Wolves have been a mess. Read the rest of this entry »

Danny Green’s Impact Thus Far

Danny Green has really shown up this season for the San Antonio Spurs. Despite the Spurs having a 24-16 record that has many fans already worried about playoff bouts, Green has now become one of the biggest clutch players that the Spurs have needed to push further this season. Read the rest of this entry »

As usual, Conley is shining — even if few others notice it

He arrived without entourage, and no heads turned to greet him as he walked in.

The world, as Mike Conley Jr. has learned, was not about to come to a stop and bow before him, in recognition of his talent for basketball. And in Conley’s opinion, the world was acquitting itself rightly. Read the rest of this entry »

Mike Conley: The Do Everything Point Guard

Mike Conley, dubbed one of the most underrated players in the NBA by some of the game’s closest followers, continues to impress with his steady play. The eight-year veteran is averaging 16.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game, leading the Grizzlies to a record best 25-game start in franchise history. Read the rest of this entry »

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