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Dirk Nowitzki nails Pau Gasol with an epic burn on Twitter

December 15, 2015

When the Chicago Bulls host the Charlotte Hornets tonight, Pau Gasol will become the 116th player in NBA history to play 1,000 games, and he wanted to celebrate the milestone with his 3.25 million Twitter followers.

Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki -- who is 20th all-time in games played, and who battled Gasol in multiple playoff series -- quickly chimed in with a suggestion for Pau.

Wow, that's rough. That's the Twitter version of -- well, of getting dunked on, like Nikola Vucevic did to Gasol in that video.

Fortunately, the five-time All-Star took the virtual posterization in stride.

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It's no secret there has been some drama between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks franchises lately.

If you followed along during the NBA offseason, you know that they played a game of tug-of-war over a certain DeAndre Jordan.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban hasn't made an effort to hide his displeasure over the matter. On Thursday night, he seized the opportunity to set the record straight, saying:

"I mean, I don't hate the Clippers ... I just don't give a s--- about the Clippers."

But lucky for us, the Kiss Cam doesn't discriminate:

Nothing to see here, just a few NBA owners forced to "kiss and make up."

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With the NBA preseason nearly done but still time to kill before the first official tipoff, NBA players are now turning their minds to the important questions.


Our money would be on the 37-year-old German, whose sport forces him to run more than the 39-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback.

And we just might get to find out! Or at least Chandler Parsons and Von Miller are trying to make it so:

H/T SB Nation

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Brandon Armstrong does spot-on impressions of NBA players, but that's not all. Another game of Armstrong's is impersonating "those guys" you see in pick-up hoops.

His target Monday: point guards who never, ever, ever ever ever, seem to shoot.

It's perfect:


Now, this might remind you of certain NBA players, too. When sharing the post on Twitter, Armstrong dropped the name of a certain Sacramento Kings ball-handler who once won a ring with the Boston Celtics (and, oh yeah, whose name is in the headline of this post).

Note, though, this isn't his official impersonation of Rondo. After all, he didn't do this.

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Days ago, DeAndre Jordan agreed to leave the Los Angeles Clippers for the Dallas Mavericks. But with players unable to officially sign until Thursday, Jordan had time to change his mind. He apparently did, telling Clippers players and officials after a meeting at his house Wednesday evening that he would indeed return.

But that wasn't good enough for L.A. Sources told ESPN that the team stayed at his house after their meeting, refusing to leave until midnight Eastern when the signing could become official -- and, in effect, keeping him from speaking with Mavs owner Mark Cuban, his agents, or anyone else.

In the middle of it all, Blake Griffin appeared to confirm the entire scenario with this tweet from (apparently) inside the house:

Then, 30 minutes later:

Funny! However, you're not going to put this one past us, Blake Griffin.

A Google Images search of "tent in backyard" turns up this strikingly familiar image, pulled from a camping blog post.

A cursory search for "chair against door" couldn't find anything that looked like Griffin's first photo, which leads us to believe it might be real. (And if you are at the house, it would be a lot easier to stage than the tent image.)

Either way, it's just another element of perhaps the craziest offseason day in NBA history -- one that started with emojis, included Kobe Bryant inventing a hashtag, and came to this.

UPDATE: At least Doc Rivers and (if he took the photo) Paul Pierce appeared to stay with Jordan until he officially signed.

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