You probably have seen the commercials for the upcoming NBA TV Dream Team documentary, they are everywhere during playoff coverage, but truth be told we’re getting pretty pumped up for this. So we’re bringing you the trailer. Watch it again. And again.
The original NBA Dream Team was 20 years ago this summer — a team with 11 Basketball Hall of Famers that steamrolled an international Olympics field far weaker than the one Team USA will face this summer. But it was those guys and what they did, the international spotlight they brought to the NBA and the game, that jump started the international growth of the sport. Still, the best stories are from the practices and more.
We will have a full advanced review of the documentary closer to its airing (9 p.m. Eastern, June 13 on NBA TV). For now, enjoy the trailer.
PBT Extra: Who do you want to see most in first All-Star Game?
Tonight the NBA All-Star Game starters will be announced. Then the coaches have a week to vote and the rest of the roster will be put together by them.
This year should see a few first-time All-Stars, guys bursting on the scene and grabbing fans attention — so we asked people on Twitter who they most wanted to see in his first All-Star Game and I break it down in this PBT Extra.
The winner? Giannis Antetokounmpo with 45 percent of the vote. Which shouldn’t be a surprise, he’s second in the fan voting for the frontcourt in the East (behind only LeBron James). Good news for those fans, the Greek Freak is almost guaranteed to be a starter, he’s getting plenty of media votes and likely a lot from the players as well.
Second place in the poll? Joel Embiid of the Sixers. I’d love to see him, but will players and media members vote in a guy on a minutes restriction? Will the coaches pick him for that same reason? He is on the bubble.
Russell Westbrook: ‘Don’t say what’s up to that b— a—’ (video)
Even more clearly: Westbrook – who walked near teammates Enes Kanter, Anthony Morrow and Jerami Grant – didn’t want someone talking to someone as they left the floor after the game. ESPN caught Westbrook saying, “Don’t say what’s up to that b— a—.”
You will never convince anyone Westbrook is referring to anyone but Durant.