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The Atlanta Hawks Twitter account doesn't want to hear your trade suggestions

The Atlanta Hawks Twitter account doesn't want to hear your trade suggestions The NBA trade deadline is less than 48 hours away, leaving basketball executives scrambling and trade rumors swirling, many of them on Twitter.That is most definitely not the case, but the Atlanta Hawks had a brilliant response to those think it is.

This NBA trade marks the end of basketball's best pre-game dancing duo

This NBA trade marks the end of basketball's best pre-game dancing duo Or in the Oklahoma City Thunder's case, the end of a dynamic dancing duo unlike any other.The duo — self-proclaimed "Swagdaddies," Payne told ESPN last year — has been rolling out the slick moves for a couple seasons now.

JaVale McGee and Shaq's Twitter war went 0 to 100, real quick

JaVale McGee and Shaq's Twitter war went 0 to 100, real quick He's a consistent target of Shaq's segment but isn't too happy about it.After the Warriors' 123-113 win over the Clippers on Thursday, Shaq aired a hilarious Dr.

The NBA is betting big on virtual reality, and fans should be thrilled

The NBA is betting big on virtual reality, and fans should be thrilled The NBA is betting big on VR technology, and last week, the league made its very first original content for VR headsets via a partnership with Digital Domain.The NBA VR app now features on-demand episodes of House of Legends, a new talk show that gives viewers insights into their favorite NBA players’ careers and their views on pop culture topics.

44-year-old man told by mom to stop being so mean on Twitter

44-year-old man told by mom to stop being so mean on Twitter We recently covered how a Twitter beef between NBA legend-turned-TV-analyst Shaquille O'Neal and Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee got really intense really quick.Shaq's mother reportedly intervened to calm things down between the two grown men — but McGee's mom isn't ready to bury the hatchet just yet.

The fascinating story behind the coolest name in basketball

The fascinating story behind the coolest name in basketball Now, almost 20 years later, there's a kid named Stockton Malone Shorts tearing up Utah's high school hoops scene.The story, naturally enough, starts with his parents, Rylan and Kelly Shorts.

NBA player learns the hard way that maybe Instagram isn't the best place to find tacos

NBA player learns the hard way that maybe Instagram isn't the best place to find tacos Our tortured protagonist: NBA point guard Ty Lawson, who plays for the Sacramento Kings.On Tuesday night, Lawson asked his Instagram followers to recommend a "bomb taco Tuesday spot in Sacramento.

The Future Of Innovation Is Innovation: A Day At Stanford's Sports-Business Conference

The Future Of Innovation Is Innovation: A Day At Stanford's Sports-Business Conference As I got lost looking for the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Sports Innovation Conference, I noticed that every superfluous lawn next to a dorm building seemed to be perfectly mown.” This content that I witnessed was as much about business, and the business of business, as it was about on-the-field sports.

Two of the NBA's shortest players face off in best jump ball ever

Two of the NBA's shortest players face off in best jump ball ever The NBA is amazing for a lot of reasons but Sunday night, it gave us a new one: a rare small guy jump ball.SEE ALSO: NBA player learns the hard way that maybe Instagram isn't the best place to find tacos During the second quarter of Sunday's game between the Phoenix Suns and the Boston Celtics, Suns guard Tyler Ulis, who stands at 5'9", went up against Celtics star Isaiah Thomas, also 5'9", for a jump ball.

Michael Jordan’s words of wisdom confused the hell out of everyone

Michael Jordan’s words of wisdom confused the hell out of everyone A verbal misstep by His Airness had the sports world guffawing this weekend when Michael Jordan declared "the ceiling is the roof" in an address to fans at a University of North Carolina basketball game.Thankfully, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams was here to cut through the noise on Monday.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on his new book, activist athletes and what Islam means to him

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on his new book, activist athletes and what Islam means to him We recently traded emails with the baller-turned-activist-turned-author to discuss his new project, America's current social climate and whether anyone still calls him Lew.What parallels do you see between that era and what's happening in America today?

Watch NBA stars morph from rookies into vets in these mesmerizing GIFs

Watch NBA stars morph from rookies into vets in these mesmerizing GIFs One season, your favorite player is a young rookie full of promise.Then, what feels like a few months later, your guy is a grown-ass man with a bushy beard and the sneaky veteran's bag of tricks to match.

Even LeBron James is impressed by his 12-year-old son's basketball skills

Even LeBron James is impressed by his 12-year-old son's basketball skills is just 12 years old, but he's already impressed at least one person who knows a thing or two about basketball: His dad.Highlights from James the Younger have dropped jaws before, but it's the video mix embedded atop this post that has James the Elder talking now.

Bellyflopping gorilla interrupts NBA game and everyone acts like it's no big deal

Bellyflopping gorilla interrupts NBA game and everyone acts like it's no big deal All the players act like it's totally normal.Who's the gorilla?

Klay Thompson is not amused by guy who wants him to sign a toaster

Klay Thompson is not amused by guy who wants him to sign a toaster In any event, the internet loved it.That item: a Warriors toaster.

Netflix might explore mobile-specific cuts of movies, television shows

Netflix might explore mobile-specific cuts of movies, television shows Earlier this week, Neil Hunt, Netflix chief product officer, said that the company might be exploring “mobile-specific cuts of its original movies and TV shows,” The Verge reported.This ought to appeal to the growing proportion of Netflix users who are consuming content primarily via their mobile devices.

LeBron James to LaVar Ball: 'Keep my kids' name out of your mouth'

LeBron James to LaVar Ball: 'Keep my kids' name out of your mouth' We've covered before how LaVar Ball, father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball, has become the talk of March Madness thanks to his big mouth.Now none other than LeBron James has drawn a line in the sand.

NBA road teams are winning more because of dating apps. No, really.

NBA road teams are winning more because of dating apps. No, really. Back in the late 80s, the home team in a given NBA game beat its visiting opponent 68 percent of the time, according to ESPN.But basketball insiders point to another helpful development as well: Technology has made it easier for NBA players to get laid.

That time Charles Barkley got a contact high from Nirvana

That time Charles Barkley got a contact high from Nirvana As far as random celebrity stories go, here's a pretty great one: Charles Barkley, in the prime of his NBA stardom, getting a contact high from the band Nirvana.Here's the Nirvana one, which best we can tell comes from Sept.

So it turns out Shaq doesn't actually believe the Earth is flat

So it turns out Shaq doesn't actually believe the Earth is flat What we're talking about here is of much more importance: Shaquille O'Neal, it turns out, does not actually believe the world is flat.You may recall last week when the retired NBA star and all-around celebrity said on his podcast that the spherical Earth is actually flat.