Jun 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
Normally when a pro player hits the courts during the summer to play against a bunch of non-NBA guys, their exploits aren’t all that impressive.
The level of competition matters, after all, and so ringing up big numbers should be the expected result in games where the defense is questionable, and the overall talent level is a step or four below what someone like Jeremy Lin is used to seeing on a nightly basis.
This video is worth watching, though, for a couple of reasons. Lin is featured prominently, scoring in a variety of ways. And players from both teams are shown converting acrobatic and exciting finishes in traffic, making it one of the better all-around highlight reels from something like this that you’ll see.
Since we’re a long way from actual NBA basketball, consider this your short-term fix.
Jun 3, 2015, 12:01 AM EDT
Not a great situation for anyone involved
Jun 2, 2015, 11:10 PM EDT
Williams will help Billy Donovan transition to NBA
Jun 2, 2015, 10:11 PM EDT
Jun 2, 2015, 9:11 PM EDT
Hoiberg spoke at length about the importance of pacing and rest at his introductory press conference.
Jun 2, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT
How will Golden State use Speights and Festus Ezeli?
Jun 2, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT
Miami is using its leverage but playing a dangerous game
Jun 2, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT
I think Love stays in Cleveland. Wade on the other hand…
Jun 2, 2015, 5:39 PM EDT
This was expected but now is official.
Jun 2, 2015, 5:15 PM EDT
I think Gentry.
Jun 2, 2015, 4:30 PM EDT
Stephen Curry is a slight favorite to win Finals MVP over LeBron James.
Jun 2, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT
“Truly, from the eye test, he’s the greatest there’s ever been.” —Steve Nash on Stephen Curry
Jun 2, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT
Pierce can opt out of the final year of his Wizards contract to become an unrestricted free agent.
Jun 2, 2015, 2:15 PM EDT
Jun 2, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT
Both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were cleared to return recently under questionable circumstances.
Jun 2, 2015, 12:40 PM EDT
Cleveland has plenty of options, few – maybe none – good
Jun 2, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT
Evan Fournier makes the list, but LeBron James does not.
Jun 2, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT
Mudiay would like to slide into the top five.
Jun 2, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT
Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green will all see time on James, but will it be enough?
Reporter unsuccessful at baiting LeBron James into discussing possibility of Dwyane Wade leaving Heat in free agency
Jun 2, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT
This is why players are guarded with the media, and often times speak in clichés.
Jun 2, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT
Few current players are as well-qualified as Wade to play the role of analyst during the Finals.
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- Warriors’ Klay Thompson cleared to play in Game 1 6
- PBT Extra: Who is better positioned as a new coach, Hoiberg or Gentry? 16
- LeBron James leads the league in isolation shots during the playoffs. How’s that going? 20
- How do the Cavaliers defend Stephen Curry? 16
- Warriors have options to guard LeBron James, but he’ll make them work 30
- What kind of coach is Chicago getting with Fred Hoiberg? 16
- PBT Extra: Finals preview, how good are new and improved Cavaliers? 9