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Out of Bounds: Respect Given to Young and Old

Out of Bounds checks out what needs to be a preview of the 2015 Dunk Contest… Kobe invades Seattle… Meet Connor Vanover.

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The Funny, Stupid Thing of the Day

Ouch, who doesn’t get offended if nobody says Happy Birthday on your big day? At least Thunder center Steven Adams has a sense of humor about it while making his Twitter fan base feel bad about themselves. Make this a late Happy Birthday from us, big man!

Dream Dunk 2015 Contest

While we’re all crossing our fingers that Cavaliers forward Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine and Magic forward Aaron Gordon all decide to compete in the dunk contest next year, the always awesome Ball is Life crew gave us a preview of what we could be in store for with this great mix. Make this happen NBA, make this happen!

Kobe Invades Seattle

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant took a trip to get in on Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball game. Here’s a great photo of him, Clippers guard and Seattle native Jamal Crawford and Seattle legend Gary Payton.

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While in Seattle, Kobe also stopped by for the Seattle Pro-Am hosted by Crawford, who pays the ultimate respect of giving Kobe the title of the “Michael Jordan of his generation.” Way to stay classy Crawford, we’re sure Kobe will still try to tear your heart out on the court after giving you a hug off it.

Fail of the Day

Ugh, this was not a pretty sequence by Knicks guard J.R. Smith during a game at the Drew League in Los Angeles. Not only did he get his pocket picked, but he winds up on the wrong side of a vicious dunk on the other end. J.R. is always willing to admit when someone gets him as he tweeted, although we have to give him credit for getting the win in the end.

YouTube of the Day

Nothing like watching your son play ball to get your spirits up and “The King” LeBron James is no exception. Check out LeBron being a proud Poppa as his boy LeBron James Jr. shows off his own moves on the court.

Next Man Up? Meet Connor Vanover

When watching this mix, just keep in mind Connor Vanover is a legit seven-footer and is only in the eighth grade. You heard right, that’s Class of 2018! While Vanover still has a long way to go, being that big at that age and having a shooting touch is a great way to start. Now go hit the weights and eat a sandwich, Connor, you’re going to have to put some meat on those bones if you want to play with the big boys someday.

Swag of the Day

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Yeah, you don’t look bad Quincy Pondexter, but you have nothing on Lakers forward Xavier Henry when it comes to being swagged out.

Kicks of the Day

#AirportFlow… #iwearmyownshoes @liningusa oh wait #iwearmyownsocks2 @stancesocks

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We all know HEAT guard Dwyane Wade answers to no one about how he dresses, so why not just fully outfit himself in his own Wade gear? The red kicks aren’t a bad choice for anyone.

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Kyle Cape-Lindelin is based out of Portland, OR covering the NBA while being one of the newsline editors and contributor to "Out of Bounds."

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