The Starters TV Clips: A tour of Kevin Durant’s restaurant menu

, on December 19, 2013 , 4:10PM


Do you like puns, food and basketball in equal amounts? Hope so, because we’ve got a whole bunch of all that stuff in this little jaunt through the ins and outs of the menu at Kevin Durant’s new restaurant. Tasty.


Enjoy it!

Kanye West ranted about Michael Jordan’s Wizards stint during a concert in Chicago

, on December 19, 2013 , 2:35PM


Usually I am only a moderate fan of auto-tuned sing-song kind-of rapping, but then Kanye West comes along and does an auto-tuned rant about Michael Jordan’s ill-fated stint with the Wizards while in the United Center and now I am 100 percent in. In fact, this just might be my all-time favorite Kanye West song, now that I’m really thinking about it. Sorry “Drive Slow,” but when a Chicagoan legit sings something that every Bulls fan has thought at some point, it’s time for a replacement. Those really were the best years of our life, I too believed I could fly and wanted to be like Mike, so this is officially my new favorite song, full stop. Thank you for speak-singing truth to power, Kanye. Realest stuff he’s ever said.


(Original video via Ryan Corazza, SFW up top)

Thu. Dec. 19: LeBrush

, on December 19, 2013 , 1:28PM


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On Thursday’s live episode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether Paul George was fouled or not, LeBron and Chalmers altercation, Hibbert’s fifth foul, a vintage D-Wade performance, and a few other notes from a busy night in the NBA.


All that, plus we empty The Starters mailbox to answer a few of your questions about potential first-time All-Stars, KD’s new restaurant, and Gilbert Arenas’ comeback.




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NBA Happenings: Dec. 19, 2013

, on December 19, 2013 , 9:35AM

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Shoutout: There was another Pacers-Heat game that came down to the wire and featured big plays and no-calls, so let’s just give this entire matchup the best of the night. Too bad they don’t play again until March, but at least last night’s game should be able to tide us over until then.


Not so much: If I were to tell you that an NBA player took 17 threes in a game, while making just five, who would you guess that player is? I’m guessing you’d be guessing J.R. Smith. And guess what? You’d guess right.


Second goat: Even worse than J.R. Smith, however, was this Andrea Bargnani shot. Bask in its terribleness.



Just based on the past two entries, it could easily be assumed that the Knicks lost last night. But the funny thing is that since they are in the Eastern Conference, they weren’t even the worst team on the floor, which is the main reason they actually won last night’s game in double overtime. Let’s never speak of this game, unless we’re making fun of it, again.