Damian Lillard, Andrew Wiggins, & Jimmy Kimmel for Foot Locker x adidas

Just the names involved got me to click. Lillard and Wiggins are one thing — both Rookies of the Year and adidas athletes. But with Jimmy Kimmel? I had to see this.

And it delivered. Comedy gold. I hope the Bobby Butter story continues. (And lowkey the cutaway scene is pretty great too. These bball stars have some natural comedic timing.)

That’s not why Jimmy Kimmel is trending around the world today. Watch his emotional and poignant take on the unjust murder of Cecil the Lion below. *applauds* 

Andrew Wiggins vs. Rudy Gobert

Last night in the NBA served up some great highlights… leading off with Andrew Wiggins serving up The Stifle Tower, Rudy Gobert…

Not once…

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But twice…

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And this second time was about as great of a posterization as we’ve seen this season.

But it wasn’t over.

Many people will simply gravitate towards the impressive Wiggins stuffs, but fail to recognize when the big guy gets his redemption. For Rudy Gobert, that was sweet enough to match the flexing Wiggins did after his second dunk.

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Guys, there’s now reason to look forward to a budding Timberwolves-Jazz rivalry for years to come.

I say this in half-jest because both teams aren’t very close to the playoffs this year, but at the same time, both teams legitimately have an exciting young core that is showing the promise of being something legitimate for years to come. As an NBA junkie, I’m… wait for it… legitimately excited.

If dunks and blocks at the rim aren’t your thing, then maybe Kyle Korver 3s are. Namely in the form of 11 points on 4 straight jumpers in 65 consecutive seconds. Unfortunately, Korver was on the line for one of the 4, but that doesn’t take away from how impressive this was. I love how by the 3rd one you can see how laser focused Korver is in getting the ball and it’s a real forgone conclusion after he lets it fire. The NBA, still amazing in March.

And finally, if dunks, blocks, or 3s aren’t your thing than that obviously leaves Mario Kart. Here’s the new T’Wolves’ version that makes you wish it was real.

Andrew Wiggins First Commercial

What a crazy couple months it’s been for Andrew Wiggins. The Toronto native was the first overall pick in this June’s NBA Draft, going to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But a few weeks later, LeBron James announced his shocking return home on the same day Wiggins began his pro career in the Summer League. Immediately he was plagued by trade rumors and 30 days after he signed his first pro contract, he was shipped to Minnesota in the trade for Kevin Love. Most of you know all this already, but it’s a set-up for how great this article is in hindsight.

Many have felt sorry for Wiggins, but he’ll be just fine. The #1 overall pick will have every chance to excel and become the face of the franchise in Minnesota with a lot less pressure had he stayed in Cleveland. That, and he’s already got a pretty cool first commercial. Representing his home country’s Biosteel, Wiggins goes back to his old elementary school to, well, school today’s youngsters. He wasn’t messin’ around…

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The spot is centered around “Staying True To Your Roots” as Wiggins narrates the last twenty seconds or so with some inspiring words. Prefacing that are some slick rhymes from an emcee who’s new to me: Tre Mission. Solid spot overall, but my one critique… #DrinkThePink though? *side eye*