SLAM LINKZ πŸ”— Gilbert Arenas is still a πŸ

With just over a month until the NBA season begins, things are beginning to pick up on the aggregation front.

Here’s some of what I’ve been working on today…

Gilbert Arenas Hits 95/100 Shots After Being Challenged by Nick Young 😳: Pure insanity. Hibachi is a triple-OG certified GOAT.

Ray Allen: ‘LeBron Has to Reinvent Himself’ with Lakers: I listened to Ray Allen’s HOF speech and then part of his interview with Dan Patrick. The man could have a future in commentary. Just sayin’…

Kyrie Irving Among NBA, WNBA Players Enrolled in Harvard Business Program: Athletes are more interested in business than ever. As they say, athletes want to be rappers, and rappers want to be athletes… but now they all want to be entrepreneurs!

Cassius Stanley Mic’d Up at SLAM Summer Classic 🎀: Watch out for this kid. Insane athleticism. Only knock is he’s 19 and still hasn’t begun his senior season of HS ball.

Out The Archive: SLAM 196

I dug up SLAM 196 to re-read a Punk story, and ended up digging up plenty of old memories with it. I went to Oklahoma City in December of 2015 to interview Russell Westbrook for this cover story.

Russ, wearing the #AirJordanXXX for the first time, spoke about his late best friend, Khelcey Barrs, who passed away in the 10th grade. I asked him if he could write Khelcey a letter, what would he say?

“I don’t know, man,” Russ said. β€œI’d take some time to do that. But my job, I think, is to constantly keep playing for him and through his name.”

Russ doesn’t talk about Khelcey Barrs often, but he always wears a wristband with “KB3” on it. Always keeping his friend in his heart and mind.