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Jeremy Lin might be on his fourth team in five years, but the man known as Linsanity wins the Internet everywhere he goes.
The latest example: In a call for videos of fans executing the ol' "dunk on someone" prank, Lin shows himself, in his words, "taking no prisoners." That means dunking on friends and family -- including his mom:
Paul George's devastating leg injury will keep him off the court this season, but he's obviously looking forward to getting back in the driver's seat. George, who has an awful lot of money, decided that, you know what, maybe a Ferrari would ease the pain:
That's a Ferrari 458, which retails for about $250,000 and has a top speed of about 200 mph. George probably will be able to drive long before he gets back on the court, so we hope he takes some comfort from his sweet, sweet ride in the meantime.
Legendary NBA referee Dick Bavetta has retired after 39 years in the league. The 74-year-old has done and seen just about everything that an NBA referee can, including a footrace against Hall of Famer Charles Barkley during the 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend:
Bavetta did pretty well for a man of his age, although it wasn't as if Barkley was in top form himself. We're just glad neither of them hurt themselves too badly.
Will Rose, Bulls be big in 2014-15?
Derrick Rose apparently is dazzling in Team USA training. Not only is he throwing down big dunks, but also has assistant Jim Boeheim calling him the "most impressive guy here." This is potentially big news for a former NBA MVP who has missed almost two full seasons with multiple injuries. Will he return to form? How will the Bulls, currently a top contender with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the East, fare in 2014-15?
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The protracted wait for Derrick Rose to return to form just might be over.
The Chicago Bulls point guard and onetime MVP is practicing with Team USA right now ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup and, well, let's just say Finland and New Zealand probably aren't looking forward to defending this:
Meanwhile, if he can start hitting 3s at the rate of the other guy in this final video, the Bulls might just be Eastern Conference favorites -- even over that other contender on the American side of the Great Lakes (note: not the Bucks).