What's buzzing:

Ball Don't Lie

Create-a-Caption: Rudy Gay isn’t so sure about Team USA’s stretching regimen

Dan Devine
Ball Don't Lie

View gallery

.

Rudy Gay is skeptical of this 'new way' in which Kobe and LeBron believe. (Getty Images)

In three weeks time, when Team USA is taking on the world's best in London and Rudy Gay is watching from home, he'll find himself wondering if his reluctance to participate in the "Crane Style Repeated Groin Thrust" drill kept him off the national team roster. It will haunt him ... until he cranks up the Lee Greenwood, takes to one leg and, his thoughts focused laser-like on the 2014 World Cup of Basketball, begins humping the air in his basement. God bless America.

Best caption wins the real-deal, legit Stretch Armstrong (not really). Good luck.

In our last adventure, penned back before we wished our nation a happy birthday and I traveled to Alabama for a wedding: Jeremy Lamb looooooooves being a Rocket.

View gallery

.

No, seriously, this is pretty great and adorable. (Getty Images)

Winner, Russell S: "Awwww, you guys! Ron Artest's old Rockets jersey! You shouldn't have! And look ... it still smells of Old Spice and crazy!"

Runner-up, Rodeo Romper: "I will call you Stitch Face."

Second runner-up, The Devil: Jeremy Lamb's brief moment of euphoria was dashed moments later when he realized his first authentic NBA jersey was a Chinese counterfeit.

"Jerry West looks like Lisa Leslie," he was heard saying upon close examination. "eBay. Never again."

View Comments (66)
  • AP source: Barea sticking with Mavs after return last season

    J.J. Barea is returning to Dallas after considering a move to Miami in free agency. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday that Barea has agreed to terms with the Mavericks. The 6-foot guard told a newspaper in his … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 57 seconds ago
  • Magic vs. Thunder

    Magic vs. Thunder

    Mario Hezonja records 14 points but Mitch McGary's 19 points leads the Thunder over the Magic. … More »

    NBA.com - 6 minutes ago
  • Bucks coach, GM deny any chances coming to front office

    Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd and general manager John Hammond appeared together Monday and denied a report suggesting changes were coming for the NBA team's front office. The report from onmilwaukee.com said Kidd would take over team operations … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • Grizzlies keep Gasol for $100M, 5 years

    Grizzlies keep Gasol for $100M, 5 years

    Through seven years in Memphis, Marc Gasol has embodied the Grizzlies' ''Grit-n-Grind'' mantra as much as anyone. Gasol agreed to terms with the Grizzlies on Monday on a five-year maximum contract worth more than $100 million, a person with direct … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Record 25.4 million watch Women's World Cup final on U.S. TV

    Record 25.4 million watch Women's World Cup final on U.S. TV

    (Reuters) - A record 25.4 million TV viewers in the United States watched the United States beat Japan 5-2 in the final of the FIFA Women's World Cup, a new high for any football match televised in the country, according to Nielsen ratings data on … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago