From the continuing series: Now & Then
The ball boy ducked…
NBA Rule 4.7.5b: Against Steph Curry, your best defense is to scream, so maybe he thinks you’re being murdered, and stops shooting basketballs.
"I remember sitting down with the Rockets and saying, ‘Yeah. I’m going to retire.’ They said, ‘Well, we’ll give you $9 million.’ And I said, ‘You got a pen on you?’"
- Charles Barkley
MAGIC JOHNSON’S TROPHY ROOM:
From L to R:
The 1986-‘87, ‘88-‘89, ‘89-‘90 league MVP trophies, the 1979-‘80, ‘81-‘82, ‘84-‘85, ‘86=’87, ‘87-‘88 Larry O’Brien trophies, and their NBA corresponding championship rings (in the glass case at the far end).
Kobe Bryant photobombs Lionel Messi in new Turkish Airlines commercial. Oh, that Kobe’s so zany.
I collect Kevin Love outlet pass GIFs like they’re indian head pennies.
KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, IN HIS OWN WORDS:
Harlem was an incredible place, the center of black culture, but we moved in 1950 to Inwood, where we were among the first black people. I remember my mom got harassed at the supermarket, the manager insisting that she was shoplifting—he wanted to inspect her bags, and she wouldn’t let him and caused a scene. She dragged me out of there and, in doing that, knocked over a display. I was waist high in loaves of bread.
The Irish kids didn’t want us up there. The northern side of Dyckman Street was Irish, and the southern side was Jewish. I would walk from where I lived in the Dyckman projects up to P.S. 52—my mom decided that I could walk to school alone, but I had to walk right through the Irish section of the neighborhood. Later on, as an adult, I found out that she used to follow me, from a half-block behind, to make sure that nothing happened.