Suns’ Eric Bledsoe Believes Kentucky Would Beat 76ers in 7-Game Series

Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe better bring his A-game the next time he faces the Philadelphia 76ers, or he’ll never hear the end of it.

The 76ers are currently sitting at 0-10, losing by nearly 17 points per game on average. Their struggles have stirred up a popular debate: Could the best college team beat the worst professional team?

The NCAA’s Kentucky Wildcats are loaded with talent and looking good early on this season, but Kentucky coach John Calipari was quick to dismiss the notion that his team could beat an NBA team:

However, Bledsoe—a former Wildcat—disagrees with his college coach.

Bledsoe appeared on SiriusXM’s The Starting Lineup with Brian Geltzeiler and Malik Rose. That’s when he gave his thoughts on if the Wildcats could beat the 76ers in a seven-game series:

You heard that right. Bledsoe would “definitely” take Kentucky, with Philadelphia “maybe” winning a game. That’s a pretty surprising response even for a former Wildcat.

Who would win a seven-game series, the 76ers or the Wildcats?

[John Calipari, SoundCloud; h/t Dime Magazine]

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Chris Paul and Blake Griffin Release Episode 1 of ‘BGCP3TV in HD’ Series

It’s a show. It’s an ad. It’s BGCP3TV in HD—a vehicle for selling Jordan Brand footwear and showcasing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul’s weirdness.

Released Friday, the first episode of the series shows Paul and Griffin attempting to overcome their off-court handicaps.

Paul can’t move without his Jordans. Griffin can’t dunk without his. The Clippers guard can’t even eat a taco like a normal human being without his sneakers.

The spot also includes a “Dr. Sloan” intervention involving the “OHHH Brothers.”

The three lob-aholics are all wearing sandals and socks—an extremely comfortable setup. Their only explanation for their actions is “We really out here, doe,” and “Holla.”

Parts of the segment aired Thursday night on Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim.” Griffin also posted video of some outtakes from the show to his Instagram account.

Well, you’ll never be able to say they didn’t have fun making this bit. More segments are supposedly on the way. If we know anything about either of these gentlemen, it’s that things will only get weirder from here.

 

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Clips from new Disney series, ‘Becoming’ with LeBron James

The Disney Channel is about to premiere its newest series, of course for children, entitled “Becoming,” which will showcase various athletes from their humble beginnings and their rise to stardom.
The first episode will feature the show’s developer, LeBron James.
“There’s no sports programs where parents and kids can sit down and watch it together,” James told USA TODAY Sports. “This made a lot of sense — me being able to come together with Disney and put together a program like this, where parents and kids to sit down together and watch episodes about people they look up to. They can get the history and the story and things they can relate to in their own households.”The pilot episode will debut on Sunday 5:30 p.m. ET and at 8 p.m. ET on Disney…

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Blake Griffin, Chris Paul in sketch comedy series

The two Clippers stars and the famed comedian talk about their new show.

      
 

 

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Trail Blazers’ Chris Kaman Stars in Reality Web Series ‘Exploring Kaman’

Chris Kaman may be known as the man who lies down on his team’s bench during games, but the Portland Trail Blazers big man has a pretty active life outside of basketball.

The 32-year-old is starring in a reality web series called Exploring Kaman. The trailer for the web series shows that Kaman does some crazy things in his free time.

Exploring Kaman will premiere on Oct. 17.

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LeBron James to Produce and Star in New Disney Television Series

LeBron James has a childhood story unlike anyone else’s.

He hasn’t been shy about sharing it, especially of late, as he returns to his Ohio roots to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Now it will be the subject of the pilot for a new series called Becoming, developed by his Springhill Production Company along with ESPN Films, premiering Sunday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on Disney XD.

In the pilot, James and friends, teammates and former coaches will speak about the past alongside footage of his playing days for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars team in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), as well as at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

There are plans for future episodes of the show to profile other prominent athletes. In a statement, James said:

I’m really excited about helping develop Becoming and bringing this kind of program to kids. Sports and athletes were my inspiration growing up. It was the stories about Michael Jordan, Deion Sanders and Allen Iverson that kept me dreaming. When I learned that they had some of the same struggles and challenges I did, it made everything seem possible. That’s what Becoming is all about.

Springhill Production has another program currently on the air, one also—if much more looselybased on James’ experiences. The first two episodes of the comedy Survivor’s Remorse have already aired on the Starz cable network. That series is set in Atlanta and focuses on a basketball star and how the people around him react to that stardom.

 

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LeBron James bringing his story to TV series (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story.

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Jeremy Lin Continues His Offseason Video Series by Imagining His Endorsements

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin has spent his offseason showing off his video-making skills. Now, he’s giving advertisers a chance to see what his video skills can do for them.

Lin daydreams about what it would be like to serve as the face of Dos Equis, Beats by Dre, State Farm and more in this “Lindorsements” video, complete with a nice cameo from Steve Nash.  

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Blake Griffin recites ‘slam poetry’ in a new series of commercials

The Clippers star appears in a new series of ads for Vizio.

      
 

 

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Huskies to play series against Ohio State, Arizona

UConn men’s basketball reaches deal to play series with Ohio State and Arizona

      
 

 

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