Yao Ming & Kobe Bryant Attend NBA Fans Appreciation Day

Kobe Bryant just drops in on Boston College international marketing class


“Hey, who is that guy auditing the class today, he looks familiar somehow…”

Kobe Bryant is traveling with the Lakers on their Grammy road trip and is in Boston with the team, when he decided to go out to hit the town for a night… and just drop in on an international marketing class at Boston College. Which is usually what J.R. Smith does on his off nights.

International marketing is something Kobe cares about. To quote Mars Blackmon, “it’s gotta be the shoes.”

As you might expect, this pretty much blew up Boston College social media for a while (hat tip to Hardwood Paroxysm for the links):

Anthony Bennett moves around, dunks on Lakers’ Upshaw (VIDEO)

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If you believe there is a difference between being dunked on and being dunked around, this definitely falls in the latter category.

Still, it’s an impressive move by Toronto’s Anthony Bennett to make the move and dunk around Lakers’ big man Robert Upshaw during the Raptors’ 105-97 preseason win over the Lakers Thursday night.

Bennett only had four points, but Kyle Lowry had another impressive preseason outing with 25. He has looked sharp. Julius Randle had 17 for the Lakers on 7-of-10 shooting.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.