Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like the NBA is moving at light speed and I can’t keep up. Teams are scoring hundreds and hundreds of point a night. Non-all-stars like Jamal Murray are dropping 48 points a night, making stars like Kyrie Irving extremely mad. The Rockets are still ... terrible? And, oh dear God, the Bucks may be for real. The reckoning of Giannis is upon us.
So while the NBA is in overdrive only three weeks in, let’s slow it down and enjoy all of the little things that make us love this league. Let’s B-Sides.
1. Headband LeBron is back
It’s been four long years since we’ve seen LeBron James in a headband. Like all good things that leave us, they will return if we wait and they’re worth it. LeBron teased us earlier in the week by wearing a headband to practice and posting it on Instagram.
But when Wednesday rolled around? He was back.
Twitter knew exactly what that meant.
LeBron got the headband on tonight. This is Miami Heat LeBron. He's going for 40 pts.— El Guapo (@AD_Lite15) November 8, 2018
Oh y’all don’t understand. The man is fed up. When LeBron put in the headband he goes up another level to super Saiyan. #HeadbandBron— FlybyNature (@Inslumnational) November 8, 2018
And they were right. He finished the night with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists.
And most importantly.
2. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union welcomed their baby girl!
What a beautiful moment for the couple! Union opened up about her struggles with fertility, so this is amazing news for her and I’m so happy she gets this experience.
We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that, our miracle baby, arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days. Welcome to the party sweet girl! #onelastdance @itsgabrielleu ❤️ ♥️ ♥️ pic.twitter.com/JudAeQlbJ7— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 8, 2018
3. Stop making Jimmy Butler out to be a bad guy!
Look he’s just misunderstood, wants to feel loved, and win basketball games. And he clearly likes Tyus Jones more than anyone else in Minnesota.
4. This woman naming 27 types of cheese in 30 seconds
“Havarti, American, asiago, marscapone, buffalo, smoked, Swiss, cream cheese, string cheese, cottage, brie, feta, goat, munster, colby jack, colby, pepperjack.”
27 different types of cheese in 30 seconds, that's light work in Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/t52kyniUhf— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 4, 2018
5. Isaiah Thomas’ kids had a wonderful week of basketball-related things.
Here is Jaden making Nikola Jokic look bad on defense.
And James got Kevin Durant’s shoe, which was bigger than his head.
Isaiah Thomas’ son got KD’s game shoes and they’re bigger than his head ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0I9PlmnKb7— Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) November 4, 2018
6. No one in the league dresses better than P.J. Tucker
I know we talk a lot about Russell Westbrook or James Harden but we need to collectively agree the guy with the best fashion in this league is PJ Tucker.
First off, it’s the shoes. No one has as many or a better collection of kicks than this guy.
And just the sheer amount is outstanding.
Pierre Jackson: "PJ Tucker is the king of shoes right now"— Bryan Kalbrosky (@BryanKalbrosky) May 27, 2018
Rudy Gay: "He has a lot and I’d say I’m jealous of his collection"
Kyle Wiltjer: "They’re always snapping pictures of his locker."
He's now worn Oregon Ducks shoes 3x in the playoffs
https://t.co/omhRUx2tUy #Rockets pic.twitter.com/VUj0igA8xW
Plus can we just talk about his style as whole. It’s flawless.
PJ Tucker's outfit was so they couldn't NOT take a photo of his Air Jordan 1s pic.twitter.com/5Y4LIZQf1b— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 2, 2018
He even pulls off casual better than the rest of us.
PJ Tucker gotta be spending all his NBA money on fits lol pic.twitter.com/XgtlJvLWPe— HassanBlazeh (@THEHassanBlazeh) November 8, 2018
And if you want to hear more about Tucker’s stylist, check this out:
7. I’m in love with these Jazz jerseys
I’m such a sucker for nostalgia and these are just absolutely beautiful.
I also really appreciate the Jazz going retro with their TV graphics as well. All-around good stuff.
8. This photo of Tyreke Evans is art
Hang it in the Louvre! This is some renaissance art.
Superhero off the Bench
Oil on Canvas
9. Kyle Kuzma keeps rocking old Lakers jerseys
Kuzma doesn’t have anywhere near Tucker’s style — in fact, sometimes his style is awful — but he at least knows to honor Lakers legends. Last year, he did the same thing with Nick Van Exel.
My favorite photo of the week
JAMES HARDEN BACK! The Rockets are still bad, so this segment is less fun, but I stand by the fact no one takes better pictures than this guy.
See ya next week, friends. Tweet me your B-Sides, and I’ll include them in the next round.