Klay Thompson is a CHEAT…….at go-kart racing, and a bad one at that

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is used to winning now. As an NBA champion, there’s no going back, so for Klay being humbled on the go-kart track was not an option.

Trailing in the race, Klay tries to pull of a sneaky shortcut, only for the grass to keep it real and bog his kart.

As he described in the caption f his Instagram post, “I’m a very competitive person and I learned a very valuable lesson today: cheaters never prosper.”

Considering nearly everyone’s go-karting knowledge stems from playing a sickening amount of Mario Kart in the mid-90s, we can at least see where he was coming from with the hashtags.  #ThoughtitwasWarioStadium #KoopaTroopaShortcut #lightskindjeffgordon

via: Instagram

Kobe Bryant & Shaquille O’Neal regret their feud that broke up the Lakers

Getty Images: Kobe & Shaq share a joke.

Getty Images: Kobe & Shaq share a joke.

Kobe Bryant is going to be a guest on an upcoming episode of Shaquille O’Neal‘s podcast “The Big Podcast With Shaq”.

The interview is going to be one of the first public appearances with the both of them spending more than about five minutes together since the great Lakers break-up of 2004.

It’s no secret that despite playing with each-other from 1996 through to 2004, winning three titles and making four Finals appearances, that the duo never really got along and Kobe was a huge proponent to forcing Shaq out of LA LA LAnd to Miami in the Summer of 2004.

In an excerpt of the podcast appearing on ESPN.com, the two spoke about their feud.

“A lot of stuff was said out of the heat of the moment,” O’Neal said in an excerpt from the podcast that was played on ESPN Radio on Wednesday. “I guarantee I don’t remember a lot of stuff that they said, because I changed my thought process of, you know what, we won three out of four, what the hell are you all talking about? This is not really even a story.”

Said Bryant: “Here’s the thing, though. When you say it at the time, you actually mean it, and then when you get older you have more perspective, and you’re like holy s—. I was an idiot when I was a kid.

“To me, the most important thing was really, ‘just keep your mouth shut.’ You don’t need to go to the press with stuff. You keep it internal, and we have our arguments and our disagreements, but I think having our debates within the press was something I wish would’ve been avoided. But it did kind of create this whirlwind around us as a team with myself and Shaq and the press and the media that just put so much pressure on us as an organization.”

Looking back, if this was handled better by everyone… Imagine how many more titles the Lakers could have won?

 

There goes the neighbourhood: James Harden celebrates 26th birthday in style

Harden goin' up....on a Tuesday

Harden goin’ up….on a Tuesday

It’s been a great off-season for James Harden, from hitting game-winning threes over Nick Young in the Drew League to hanging out in Sydney playing H.O.R.S.E, and cashing $200 million cheques from Adidas, he’s been having all of the fun.

So on Tuesday when he turned 26, of course it was going to be in style. Alongside the Kardashian clan, Kanye West, Tyga, Trevor Ariza, Baron Davis and a host of other stars, the Beard turned up on a huuuge yacht in Marina Del Rey.

However, according to TMZ, the boat party was so loud much fun, it woke the neighbours, sending the Californians into complete meltdown.

Per TMZ:

Khloe Kardashian and James Harden threw their own personal 4th of July with a GIANT fireworks display that woke up thousands of residents — and city officials are scrambling to find out HOW it got approved.

The thunderous fireworks show — visible from multiple towns along the oceanfront — went on for 15 minutes at the stroke of midnight. TMZ has learned the whole thing was a yacht party for Harden’s 26th birthday, and it was all on the up and up.

giphyvia: TMZ

Episode 321 – Extend that guy

Getty Images: Are the Wizards about to extend Bradley Beal?

Getty Images: Are the Wizards about to extend Bradley Beal?

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam catch up with West Coast Correspondent Jamieson Welsh for a chat. The guys chat about Jamieson’s takeaways from Team USA Camp, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist‘s extension, plus other guys who may or may not be extended before the October 31 deadline in Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal, Dion Waiters and Andre Drummond. Also, the guys chat about Nick Young‘s intentions to play for the Australian National Team.

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread@benyamkidane & @theejamieson and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.

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Closing Song: Yung Hass – The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Song

Russell Westbrook rocks out at Taylor Swift concert, because Westbrook

T SWIFT …WAS ROCKINNNN LAST NIGHT!! …. @taylorswift

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Russell Westbrook ‘s Taylor Swift/pop music fandom is nothing new. We’ve seen him rocking out in the car, rocking out during injury rehab, and of course famously singing Ke$ha tracks on the bench.

Taylor Swift is everywhere, she even managed to crack the hardest of stones in Kobe Bryant, who presented her with a banner at Staples Center earlier this week.

We stand no chance. Right Amar’e?

via: Instagram

The top 100 dunks of the 2014-15 NBA season

Hands up if you miss basketball…

The off-season is still set to run another two months, so in the meantime the NBA can make that go approximately 19 minutes quicker with this awesome mix of the top 100 dunks from the 2014/15 season.

Swaggy P held a Q&A so that he can help you become the Swaggiest version of yourself

AP: Always listen to life advice from Swaggy P. Always.

AP: Always listen to life advice from Swaggy P. Always.

Twitter Q&A’s are always all of the fun… However, Nick Young Q&A’s can change your life. Fact.

Today, Swaggy P took to twitter to answer all the questions that could make your life as complete and as ‘Swaggy’ as his.

It was 20 minutes of must read life facts.

First up, he answered the most important question of all… Why the right arm is no longer exclusively for buckets.

Next up was Swaggy P, career and university advisor.

Tourism guide to LA, must see hot-spots was next.

Swaggy now wants people to get with the times, y’all. It’s 2015… Start wearing your clothes like it is.

Lucky I’m over 5’9…

Next up was how to get a fly sheila back to the pad…

I’m not sure if that’s how he landed Iggy, but, never doubt Swaggy P.

Pet naming advice from Swaggy P is very important.

Now onto some keeping it real life advice to finish it off…

You’re welcome.

Episode 320 – Contract Valanciunas

Getty Images: Jonas 'bout to get P.A.I.D.

Getty Images: Jonas ’bout to get P.A.I.D.

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam have a chat about the biggest talking points from the last week of the NBA off-season. The guys chat about Australia qualifying for the Olympics, the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors, Jonas Valanciunas nearing a 4 year $60m contract extension, Joel Embiid‘s injury, the rookies having a lot of love for Jahlil Okafor plus J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson‘s contract situations.

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread@benyamkidane &@theejamieson using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode. Download:

Closing Song: 1 2 3 4 5 Sixers. Oldschool Anthem Philadelphia 76ers

Steph Curry dishes on Obama’s golf course trash talk

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Of course Steph Curry plays golf with Barack Obama during the NBA off-season..the perks of being an NBA champion.

Steph dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to detail his recent outing with his dad Dell, the POTUS and Ray Allen and the high stakes trash talk Obama was bringing on the links.

“There would be like a four-foot putt, and in the friendly games where you’re not really playing for money or betting or anything, usually it’s a gimme, you just pick it up,” Curry said.

“He’d be crickets… just silent. Just looking at you like, ‘Are you going to mark your putt? Are you going to make that?’ He’d put the pressure on you, that kind of deal. He’d talk about ‘Oh, you’re shaking’ that kind of stuff. There’s 25 secret service agents on every hole so I couldn’t relax at all. Snipers everywhere.”

Curry’s one of the most reliable late-game performers in the NBA, but on the final hole,  with the game on the line, Steph admitted he triple-bogeyed the final hole to blow the game.

Anthony Davis teaches James Cordon how to Whip and Nae Nae

AD_cordenAs Anthony Davis’ star continues to rise, were going to see a whole lot more of him on national television, hopefully including more dancing.

After he turned down a slot on Dancing with the Stars (which would have been utterly ridiculous) he still gave us some on air dance moves, teaching James Corden on the Late Late Show, how to whip and nae nae.

Aside from that AD spoke about being on the cover of NBA 2K16, his new enormous NBA contract, whilst somehow sitting on a couch next to Professor X and still being the coolest person in the room.

via: Eye on Basketball