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30 for 30
 

ESPN’s latest 30 For 30 special features none other then the legendary rivalry between Larry Bird’s Celtics and Magic Johnson’s Lakers. Dating back to the 1980’s, the two sides have hated each other and played physical every minute they’ve been on the court.

Watch the trailer for the highly anticipated short film after the break and catch it’s television premiere on June 13.

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Patrick Ewing will officially make his return to Georgetown, this time as Head Coach. The NBA Hall of Famer will replace John Thompson III, the son of Ewing’s former coach with the Hoyas. For the last few years, the 54-year-old veteran has served as Associate Head Coach of the Charlotte Hornets.

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Ray Allen once said the NBA actually stood for “No Boys Allowed.” But in today’s era where any sign of a scuffle leads to an automatic ejection, it’s hard to separate the men from the boys. So, The Ringer sat down two of the funniest sports fans around, Vince Staples and Hannibal Buress, to decide once and for all: who are the real NBA tough guys? And who are the fake NBA tough guys?

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Romeo x Hoop Dreams
 

In a recent interview with SLAM, Romeo Miller half-jokingly alluded to the idea that if he was as tall as Master P, he’d be dropping triple-doubles in the NBA instead of music. The rapper-turned-actor goes on to tell the magazine: “If I was in my dad’s body, 6-4, I’d be the LeBron of this day.”

During his sophomore season in high school, Miller beat out James Harden in a three-point contest, racked up some impressive stats, lead his team to a pair of AAU national titles and committed to University of Southern California.

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Commemorating the recent 20th anniversary of his tragic passing, the Barclays Center saluted the late, great Christopher Wallace on Sunday night. As the Brooklyn Nets faced off against the New York Knicks, the Barclays spread love with a special “Biggie Night” tribute.

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Today marks exactly 20 years since Biggie was shot and killed in Los Angeles, cutting short his life and career at the tender age of 24. To commemorate the anniversary, the Brooklyn Nets have announced they’ll be holding a “Biggie Night” at the Barclays Center this weekend.

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The 66th annual NBA All-Star Game took place on Sunday night (Feb. 19), live from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. 10-time Grammy Award-winner John Legend served as the evening’s main musical act, headlining this year’s halftime show. The singer/pianist performed a 13-minute medley of hits spanning his 13 year career, including the songs “All of Me,” “Start a Fire,” “Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” “Love Me Now,” “Used to Love U,” and “Green Light.”

Backed a group of singers dressed in black, the 37-year-old closed his soulful set with a beautiful and moving performance of the Oscar-winning “Glory.”

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DJ Khaled shined big during NBA All-Star Saturday Night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA on Saturday (Feb. 18). Before some of today’s high flyers went to battle in the Slam Dunk Contest, DJ Khaled served as the night’s musical entertainment. Hitting the main stage, DJ Khaled got the crowd to throw their hands up to “All I Do Is Win.” Soon after, the proud father was joined by Fat Joe and Remy Ma who performed their Grammy-nominated smash-hit “All the Way Up,” before Joe backed Khaled who somewhat did a live rendition of his new single “Shining” which features Beyoncé and JAY Z.

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Equality

In conjunction with their annual ‘Black History Month Collection,’ Nike releases a new short film entitled Equality. The politically conscious visual features cameos from prominent African American athletes Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Alicia Keys and Serena Williams.

Watch the clip after the break and browse Nike’s BHM 2017 Collection here.

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All eyes were on Houston, Texas on Sunday night (Feb. 5), as the NFL Super Bowl LI kicked off between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots at NRG Staidum. As millions worldwide tuned into the major sporting event, Lady Gaga had the honor of headlining the Pepsi Halftime Show. Mother Monster pulled out all the theatrics, with an incredible 13-minute set which began with the pop superstar standing on the roof of NRG Stadium while singing “God Bless America.”

Once touching the stage after flying in on a harness, Lady Gaga ran through a medley of hits spanning her long storied career including “Poker Face,” “Born This Way,” “Telephone,” “Just Dance,” and “Million Reasons.” The 30-year-old closed her flawless set with “Bad Romance,” before dropping her mic, catching a football and jumping into the crowd.

The moment marked Gaga’s second year in a row at the Super Bowl. Last year at SB 50, she sung the U.S. National Anthem at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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