Tweets of the Day: June 24

This year’s NBA draft and free agency is setting up to be one of the most unpredictable in recent years. So hang tight hoop fans, with the draft happening two days from now and The Decision 2.0 still a full week away, there’s really just one practical thing to do: gossip on Twitter. Also, in other news, Ray Parks as a member of the Purple and Gold?

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Peripheral Vision: June 23

Photo Op

Joel Embiid: Hey, thanks for visiting me, man.

Jabari Parker: Thanks for getting injured. My odds of being selected first overall just got sweeter. Here’s a Gatorade and some Flintstones vitamins for you.

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Basketball IQ: The Aerial Voyager flying high

If someday you’ll be in one of those game shows and the random million-dollar question is “Who won the 1994 PBA Governor’s Cup Best Player of Conference (BPC) plum?” this piece of information will take you to the bank.

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Peripheral Vision: June 19

Stay snarky, Pop

The town was painted silver and black as the Spurs celebrated their fifth NBA championship with the traditional city-wide motorcade. There were plenty of cheers to go around as the thousands of fans whooped it up with their favorite players. There were plenty of chuckle-generating moments as well, highlighted by Gregg Popovich taking a hilarious jab at LeBron’s infamous multiple championships prediction in 2010.

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Tweets of the Day: June 19

Amid trade rumors, Kevin Love quietly arrived in Manila on Thursday for a three-day basketball event where he is expected to, as a well-known Filipina sports reporter put it, show off his “signature moves.” We’re not sure if this means K-Love will be doing the Stone Cold Stunner on Chris Tiu or the Tombstone on Marc Pingris, but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, here are some Pinoy hoops stars showing Love some, um, love.

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Basketball IQ: 11-time NBA champ Bill Russell was never a Finals MVP

It may come as a surprise to you that Kawhi Leonard won the Finals MVP more times than the man the trophy was named after. But to clear things up, the only reason why Russell never won the plum is because the NBA didn’t hand out the award until 1969—his last year in the league.

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Peripheral Vision: June 18

STAT – 1, MWP – 0

If you’re an NBA fan, this is the only video you need for today. Metta World Peace gets pranked by former teammate Amar’e Stoudemire on Jimmy Kimmel Live. This is as fantastic as MWP’s Japanese characters-laden gold hair. If this doesn’t get at least a smirk out of you, then you deserve to be hit in the groin by The Player Formerly Known as Ron Artest.

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Tweets of the Day: June 17

As the final buzzer of Game 6 of the 2014 NBA Finals sounded, Kawhi Leonard again showed why he is the future of the Spurs while Mario Chalmers still suc…wait a minute.

If, like us, you woke up with a strong urge to stare blankly into space, congratulations, you are suffering from a bad case of NBA withdrawal.

Since there’s not much NBA news to salivate to, here’s looking back at other June 17 moments in NBA history that basketball fanatics were deprived of today (it’s a band-aid solution, we know, but it’s either this or highlights of Brazil and Mexico trying—and failing—to score a goal in 90 minutes).

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Peripheral Vision: June 17

The Spurs can count

We’ll just let this—what’s that cool word, swag?—championship shirt do the talking. We all know what the shirt’s referencing.

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Dayories: Puerto Princesa

Brgy. Concepcion is a quiet, coastal town in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It’s almost two hours away from the main city and home to the Bataks, the smallest indigenous group in the province. It’s so quiet and peaceful in Brgy. Concepcion, one area is called Purok Matahimik. Aside from enjoying the ocean or trekking in the jungle, there’s not much to do around the tiny, unassuming barangay.

But of course, you can play ball.

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