Lakers to hire Byron Scott
The Lakers reportedly have decided on a head coach: Byron Scott, who won three titles with the team and was a key teammate of Magic Johnson's. Scott, according to sources, will earn $17 million over four years and has Kobe Bryant's endorsement. Will he be able to turn the struggling franchise around?
LeBron James chooses No. 23
LeBron James' other decision has been made. After four years of wearing No. 6 with the Miami Heat, the newly returned Cavalier will go back to 23 for his second stint in Cleveland. Now there's the small matter of finally bringing a championship to Northeast Ohio -- aided, perhaps, by a trade for Kevin Love.
pollcenter:category=5464+lebronjameschoosesno.23July 25, 2014Jul25
Watching kids try to guard NBA players never gets old, because it seems like the grown-ups never take it easy on them. Shots are blocked, posters are created off of massive dunks, and in the case of Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, children are faked right out of their socks:
Poor kids. Gordon knows right away just how badly he crossed them up, and he doesn't stick around for the aftermath (tears?).July 25, 2014Jul25
Even we hadn't told you that Bol Bol was Manute Bol's son, you might have been able to figure it out just by how much he physically resembles his father. The younger Bol was 6-foot-5 in seventh grade -- two years ago -- and while he might never reach his father's NBA-record 7-7 height, he's already got some game:
Now, obviously any adolescent over 6 feet is going to have an advantage over his shorter peers, but Bol's court awareness and passing game show a lot of promise. If he ends up developing those skills and starts approaching his father's height, he might start attracting major attention from colleges and the NBA alike.July 25, 2014Jul25
The Kalamazoo Growlers have taken themed jerseys to a whole new -- personal -- level, collecting hundreds of selfies from fans to create the first selfie jersey:
What does one do when rocking a selfie jersey? Well, naturally ...
Up next: Emoji jerseys maybe? Cat meme alternates? Grumpy cat, your thoughts?ESPN Illustration/Amy E. Price/Getty