Giannis Antetokounmpo to Fund Construction of Indoor Basketball Court in Greece This Summer

Giannis Antetokounmpo has his hands full with leading the Milwaukee Bucks against the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals. But that hasn’t stopped the 24-year-old NBA MVP candidate from lending help to his home country of Greece. The “Greek Freak” has agreed to fund the construction of a brand-new indoor basketball facility in Rafina, a small port town around 18 miles east of Athens. Last July, Rafina was ravaged by wildfires in the region. “Antetokounmpo, the well-known Giannis Antetokounmpo, has made a donation at the site to build an indoor court—I’m announcing this for the first time,” Vangelis Bournous, the mayor of Rafina, said at a campaign event ahead… Read More

Outside Shots with Mike Ojo: Hustling Hard for a Cold Comeback

Last time on “Outside Shots,” Mike Ojo ruptured his plantar plate while playing in the Drew League. This week, in his own words, he details his recovery and the next step in his global basketball journey. So much had changed in the eight months since I injured my foot in the Drew League. I rehabbed and changed agents, but also ventured into the startup world. The injury left me with a ton of free time on my hands, which I put to use. We were four months into the process before I signed and headed to Orebro, Sweden. That grind was different. I came up with the idea of a… Read More

Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid, Dennis Smith Jr., Mo Bamba to Tour Asia with Under Armour

With the FIBA Basketball World Cup descending on China this summer, the NBA staging exhibition games in Japan this fall and the 2020 Summer Olympics setting up shop in Tokyo next summer, East Asia is slated to become the epicenter of the basketball world. To capitalize on that geographic shift, Under Armour will enlist four of its biggest NBA endorsers—Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid, New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. and Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba—for its Basketball Asia Tour this June. Steph, who’s toured the world with Under Armour four previous times, will lead the way with stops in Tokyo, Japan, from… Read More

NBA Name-Drop: Lil Wayne Invokes Giannis Antetokounmpo on ‘Big Bad Wolf’

Giannis Antetokounmpo is knee deep in the Eastern Conference finals, with the Milwaukee Bucks battling the Toronto Raptors for a spot in the NBA Finals. Lil Wayne, too, is keeping plenty busy, courtesy of his upcoming tour with Blink-182 and his rumored new album. It just so happens that these two superstars linked, in a musical way, just last year. No, Greek Freak didn’t drop bars on one of Weezy’s tracks. Rather, it was Dwayne Carter Jr. who shouted out the MVP contender on “Big Bad Wolf,” off the Dedication 6: Reloaded mixtape: Big bad wolf, watch the moon glow, rrr! I got a Greek freak, she call me Antetokounmpo… Read More

NBA Social Recap, Playoffs Week 5: Mother’s Day, Lottery Moves and Conference Finals

Just because the NBA playoff field has narrowed to four teams doesn’t mean there’s any less love to go around the basketball world on social media. Mother’s Day brought out more than a few fond remembrances and old family photos on Instagram, and Tuesday’s wild draft lottery inspired plenty of robust discussion and lighthearted banter among players on Twitter. Here, then, are the five best social posts from the week leading up to the NBA postseason’s “Final Four,” starting with No. 5. 5) Kyle Kuzma Takes a Bow for Lakers’ Draft Lottery Luck Ya welcome 😅😆— kuz (@kylekuzma) May 15, 2019 So much has gone awry all around for the… Read More

NBA Runway, Playoffs Week 5: Season-Ending Streetwear

With the NBA playoffs moving onto the conference finals, the league has lost most of its best dressed to attrition. As such, none of the entrants on our list this week will be moving on to the next round. Just as streetwear ruled most of the 2018-19 season, these players ended with some of their best street chic ensembles. Here are the top five looks from Week 5 of the postseason, starting with No. 5. 5) Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers Outfit: Benburry View this post on Instagram @BenSimmons wears a @Burberry sweater and @travisscott x @jumpman23 #airjordan1 sneakers for @sixers vs @raptors @nba playoffs game 6. #upscalehype #bensimmons #burberry #travisscott… Read More