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The B-Sides: DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are the best BFFs and 9 more reasons to love the NBA

The first week of 2018 was full of excitement from around the NBA.

Hello and welcome to the first B-Sides of 2018. It’s been only five days, but honestly it feels exactly like 2017. Isaiah Thomas returned this week, we got our first look at potential All-Star starters, and GERALD GREEN IS TEARING THINGS UP IN HOUSTON.

OK, maybe 2018 is better. Here is B-Sides!

1. These perfect photos of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry

This was after DeMar DeRozan scored 52 points (his career-high), and I swear they’re the happiest photos I’ve ever seen. I don’t like saying “goals” but like, this is goals. Co-worker goals, even:

2. This photo of Steph Curry and the young fan in the back

The kid in the stands is matching his follow through, and my heart will never be the same:

Golden State Warriors v Dallas Mavericks Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

3. Everything about this Evan Turner photo and caption

The overalls pun actually made me laugh. Evan Turner made me laugh. What a time:

Overall, life’s great

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4. Jayson Tatum wore a tuxedo to the arena on New Year’s Eve

You all know Kyle Kuzma is my favorite rookie, but Jayson Tatum is making a strong case here:

5. And Victor Oladipo wore a Minions shirt on the exact same night.

The difference here is shocking:

Minnesota Timberwolves v Indiana Pacers Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

6. Kevin Durant’s strange pregame dancing has a name

I have been informed that this is called “the chop” and it’s a Washington D.C. thing. I will still call it Kevin Durant being awkward, if that’s OK, with respect to all who do “the chop.”

7. Isaiah Thomas’ son stole his postgame interview

Isaiah being back means his sons are back, and for that I am thankful:

8. Kyrie Irving gave Aly Raisman his jersey

Kyrie may be a little different, but he has never faltered in his support for female athletes. Seeing Boston native, and personal favorite, Aly Raisman, get this jersey really made my day.

Thank you @kyrieirving & @celtics SO COOL!!!!!

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I hope Aly is still thinking about a return for the 2020 Olympics.

9. Rajon Rondo’s incredible hat

It’s freezing everywhere in North America, so I thought this hat was appropriate. Then I realized it appears to be warm wherever this photo was taken. Whatever. Stay you, Rondo:

hat game bih

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10. I will have this Patrick Ewing video on repeat forever

OK, not technically the current NBA, but it’s Patrick Ewing so it counts. Ewing finally got his coaching job at Georgetown, and this video is honestly so great.


My favorite James Harden photo of the week

It was clearly going to be Steph Curry and James Harden looking longingly into each other’s eyes:

Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images

See ya next week, friends. Tweet me your B Sides, and I’ll include them in the next round.

The B-Sides: Reasons to love the NBA this past week