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Out Of Bounds: Phil Jackson’s Stamp Of Approval

We’ve got a few laughs about the up-to-the-second Phil Jackson news frenzy, triple doubles and Gerald Henderson meeting the “Iron Unkind” in tonight’s Out of Bounds.

Jabari Davis



The Silly, Funny Video of the Night

Bobcats swingman Gerald Henderson is a guy with some serious and perhaps deceptive explosion that will surprise you if you aren’t careful in the paint. Unfortunately, this wasn’t one of those moments for Henderson.

Kicks of the Night: 3-Pack

Thanks @nikenyc and @riccardotisci17 for the dope kicks…

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Paul George with some nice customs.

DeAndre Jordan is rocking some special edition Giuseppe Zanotti’s for charity event fighting diabetes and obesity.

Dahntay Jones may not be on a roster at the moment, but that doesn’t stop him from showing off his incredible shoe collection for an upcoming issue of Ebony Magazine.

Instagram of the Night

Chilling wit Unk @snoopdogg last summer. In that @scrapesandgravel Bad Kids Tee

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Check out Dorell Wright hanging with Snoop in a room that has a striking resemblance to be one of those shops along Venice Beach you generally want to hustle past in order to avoid be hassled by someone trying to sell you their CD.

Game Photo of the Night

Avery Bradley salutes the heavens while Ray Allen can only shake his head in the background during Boston’s 101-96 home win over the Heat. Been a rough season in Beantown, so moments like those are nice for a loyal and dedicated fanbase.

“That Moment When” of the Night

That moment when the Sacramento Kings commemorate Isaiah Thomas’ first career triple double, and you are reminded that Brad Miller has one of the three others in franchise history. We see you, Brad.

Phil Jackson Watch 2014

Phil Jackson enjoying his first half of basketball as #Knicks President. #WelcomeHomePhil

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We have to admit to feeding into the “PJ-Mania” like most others along the way, but it appears to be getting to the point where we’ll receive an update on Phil’s whereabouts, mood, type of sandwich he ate at lunch and whether he prefers mayo to Miracle Whip before this coverage is all said and done. In an effort to have fun with it, we’ll fan those flames while having a smile about it. So, here you go. Phil Jackson smiled from his seat and offered a very approving “thumbs up” for his Knicks. CHAMPIONSHIP!

Cheerleaders of the Night

The beautiful @mavsdancers during #DALvsMIN

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The Mavs Dancers are always willing to bless your Instagram feed, and who are we to stop them?

Stat Stuffers of the Night

Minnesota’s Kevin Love – 35 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists in a 123-122 victory over the Mavericks

Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio – 22 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds, 4 steals.

Denver’s Aaron Brooks – 27 points, 17 assists, 6 rebounds in a 118-109 victory over the Pistons.


Jabari Davis is a senior NBA Writer and Columnist for Basketball Insiders, covering the Pacific Division and NBA Social Media activity.


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Out of Bounds: Fun With Jeremy Lin

Out of Bounds sees Jeremy Lin try his hand at getting endorsements… Rasheed Wallace throwback highlights… Meet D’Angelo Allen.

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The Funny, Stupid Thing of the Day

Lakers guard Jeremy Lin and his friends are noticing the stars in the NBA are raking in endorsement deals and want in on the action. Check this great spoof of some well-known commercials and we dare you not to laugh. This five minute video is well worth your time and regardless of your opinion of Lin, you have to admit he’s down-to-earth and jumping at the chance to poke fun at himself.

Instagram of the Day

As part of the NBA Fit campaign, former NBA center Dikembe Mutombo lends his famous blocking skills to swatting away unhealthy snacks in favor of a healthy apple. Thanks for the assist Dikembe! We all need you in our kitchen to help us out sometimes.

Cheerleaders of the Night

There’s only one way to live in New York and the Knicks cheerleaders are leading the way by being classy and beautiful.

Tweet of the Day

Um… OK, Martell and Marcin, we’ll have to take your word on this. Let’s all hope both these haircuts meet the scissors before the season kicks off.

Happy Birthday ‘Sheed!

It's that a real sneaker or a cake. #WhenTheyCuttingIT #holdat #HappyBirthdaySheed

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No, this isn’t a fresh sneaker that you may think at first glance. This is actually a birthday cake in honor of the one-and-only Rasheed Wallace. Happy 40th Rasheed!

Rasheed Wallace Highlights

In honor of Rasheed hitting the big 4-0, here’s a great highlight mix of ‘Sheed in his prime. Love him or hate him, there will never be a player as talented and polarizing in the NBA quite like Wallace again.

Swag of the Day

Wizards guard John Wall owned a recent photo shoot with his swag. Looking good doesn’t even to begin to describe Wall this day.

Next Man Up? Meet D’Angelo Allen

Dallas native forward D’Angelo Allen can be seen balling at Missouri this upcoming season and we know we’re not the only ones really looking forward to him taking the court at the next level. Allen is super athletic with a lot of potential and room for growth that Tigers fans can look forward to blossoming before their eyes.

Kicks of the Day

A new season, new #NBAKicks for LeBron! #CavsMediaDay

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LeBron James was showing off his new LeBron 12’s at the Cavaliers media day and they certainly look ready for game action right out of the box.

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Out Of Bounds: Phenom Saturday Night

We’ve got Jeremy Lin testing out his arm in Dodger white and blue, some incredible phenom mixtapes and “poetry hour” hosted by Nick Young and his son in tonight’s Out of Bounds.

Jabari Davis



Hilarious Video of the Night

Poetry Friday lil nick was feelin the Spirit lol

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Nick Young was having fun with something he called “Poetry Fridays” via Instagram when his son absolutely stole the show at the end of the clip. H/T BSO for the find.

Instagrams of the Night

Step your D up, Dwight. From @dwighthoward's basketball camp this morning via @jennycreech

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Dwight Howard has fun with a local kid at one of his camps.

@mr_carter5 served as grand marshall today in Dover! #NASCAR #repost

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Michael Carter-Williams gets the crowd revved-up for today’s race!

Phenoms of the Week

Damon Harge Jr. can hoop. Simple as that. Class of 2018, by the way. H/T Dime Mag

If there’s a better leaper than 6’2 Kwe Parker in high school basketball then we’d like to see him…and feature him next week!

Ask, and ye shall receive. Malik Monk, everybody. Class of 2016.

Vines of the Night

Looks like the Dodgers picked up another reliever for the bullpen…

Has Julius Randle ever been in this type of shape in his life?

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Out of Bounds: Happy Birthdays!

Out of Bounds laughs at Blake Griffin’s take on tearaway pants… Happy Birthday Scottie Pippen… Meet Davon Dillard.

Kyle Cape-Lindelin



The Funny, Stupid Thing of the Day

Another addition to Clippers forward Blake Griffin’s hilarious “Slam Dunk Poetry” series features him explaining why tearaway pants are so important to his game. Again, Blake is a man of many talents and humor is definitely one of them.

Dunk of the Day

280lbs in slow mo lol

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Rockets center Dwight Howard makes everything look so easy, it’s hard to remember that this a 6’10, 280-pound man getting this high up for the slam. Dwight is simply a different level of human, enjoy him doing stuff like this while you can.

YouTube of the Day

We’ve been on the NBA 2K15 bandwagon all summer waiting for this game to drop and the latest trailer just gets us more excited for it. The best part of this isn’t even the gameplay or the graphics, but the choice to have “What’s the Scenario” by A Tribe Called Quest and Busta Rhymes playing along with it is just too perfect.

Happy Birthday Scottie Pippen!

Happy birthday, @scottiepippen!

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NBA great Scottie Pippen may unfairly live under Michael Jordan’s shadow, but Scottie is undeniably one of the best NBA players to ever lace them up.  We wish Scottie a happy 49th birthday with this famous poster slam. Our apologies to the Oliver Miller fans out there.

Instagram of the Day

Thunder forward Kevin Durant deserves an early birthday shout-out (KD actually turns 26 September 29th). Check out what Nike did for their star with this sweet cake design only meant for “The Baddest.”

New Uniforms!

Check out the new Mavericks alternate uniforms courtesy of the fans’ designs. Very nice combo of their modern look and throwback 90’s uniforms.

Not to be overlooked, the Pelicans will also be rocking some alternate red uniforms next season.

Next Man Up? Meet Davon Dillard

If you pay attention to some of the best historic basketball cities, Gary, Indiana knows how to produce some ball players.  The next man who is sure to make a name for himself from there is upcoming Class of 2015 forward Davon Dillard. Dillard is strong, smart and confident; but lets be honest, the kid can flat out ball as he can do a little bit of everything well on the court.

Kicks of the Day

Dwight Howard already is picking out his game day shoes for next season, such as these fine adidas.

Swag of the Day

I'll drive.

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After signing his hefty new contract, Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons can afford to throw down some cold cash to roll around in this classy Rolls Royce. You know how to ride, Chandler.

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