Zach LaVine Dedicates 2016 Dunk Contest Trophy to Late Coach Flip Saunders

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine on Saturday won the Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend for the second consecutive year, and as it turns out, he had some inspiration for pushing through his duel with Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic.LaVine took to Instagram after edging Gordon to reveal he was dedicating the dunk contest and the trophy to the late Flip Saunders:I dedicate this...

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Even Splash Brothers Can't Overshadow Greatest NBA Dunk Contest Showdown Ever

, Zach LaVine put the 's Slam Dunk Contest back on the map. This year, he and Aaron Gordon torched the map and drew their own. After all of the hubbub over Klay Thompson upending 's pursuit of a Three-Point Contest title defense, LaVine held onto his crown by the thread of a few loose points from a star-studded panel of judges. Not that Saturday night's second competition was at all a...

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Feature: How Chris Jackson Is Building a Black Literary Movement

One of the publishing industry’s only black editors is transmitting ideas from writers on the margins to the mainstream readers who need to hear them.

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Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

will be looking for revenge when they welcome to the Camp Nou on Sunday. For it was the Galicians that took the Catalans back to school at the start of the season, Nolito and co. full value for their 4-1 win. That performance should have been played back to the Barcelona players in the lead up to this game to serve as a stark reminder that no matter who you are, you will be punished if your...

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Kobe Bryant Reveals He Once Tried to Recruit Dirk Nowitzki to Lakers

and have been going head-to-head in the Western Conference ever since Nowitzki entered the back in 1998.If the Black Mamba had gotten his way a few years back, however, the two franchise cornerstones could have teamed up to try to win some championships together in purple and gold.Bryant (20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers) and Nowitzki (18 years with the Dallas Mavericks) have spent their...

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Kyle Lowry Comments on Trade That Would Have Sent Him to Knicks in 2013

A done-deal trade scratched at the last minute in December 2013 could’ve made All-Star the point guard of the New York Knicks and filled a void they currently still have. Lowry thought the deal, which would’ve sent him from the Toronto Raptors to Manhattan in exchange for Metta World Peace, Iman Shumpert and a future first-round pick, was sealed, according to of USA Today. But Knicks owner...

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Rob Kardashian -- Blac Chyna's Inspired Me to Become a Mogul Rob Kardashian -- Blac Chyna's Inspired Me to Become a Mogul

Turns out Rob Kardashian is getting his waist AND his business in line, because we've learned his new plan is to have his body and yours covered in Arthur George garments. We've learned Rob filed legal docs to expand production on his Arthur…

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Alfonso Ribeiro and Justin Timberlake Do 'The Carlton' at Pro-Am

Just like they did , actor Alfonso Ribeiro and singer/Memphis Grizzlies minority owner Justin Timberlake decided to give the crowd what they wanted.They hit At the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Saturday, Ribeiro and Timberlake stopped playing golf for a minute to break out The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star's signature dance. Unlike last time, NFL legend Jerry Rice wasn't involved—perhaps...

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Cristiano Ronaldo Gives Glimpses of Peak Ronaldo as Real Madrid Defeat Athletic

raced toward the corner flag, tapping his chest twice before pointing his fingers high into the stands. This was another rendition of the celebration we'd seen roughly 300 times before, but concurrently, it felt a little different. In contrast to those that had recently gone before it, Ronaldo's charge to the corner flag was faster. His roar was more forceful. The look of delight was greater. A...

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If Chelsea Had More Zorros Like Diego Costa, They Wouldn't Be Struggling

STAMFORD BRIDGE, LONDON — You'll have to forgive us for a moment. This isn't the first time we've dropped the -Zorro comparison on Bleacher Report in the past couple of days. It probably won't be last while the striker dons his protective face mask, either. Following Costa's excellent display against on Saturday, it remains rather apt; especially as Costa is the epitome of what we expect from...

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