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Jeff Van Gundy puts on red glasses to join the cool crowd (Picture)

Jeff Van Gundy became a trending topic on Twitter before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Celtics and Heat even began. After looking at the picture above, it’s easy to see why. I guess that was his way of connecting with the cool NBA kids crowd that consists of LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Dwyane Wade.

Once the actual game began, Van Gundy went overboard defending the Heat and LeBron James. It was almost like he was trying to make up for all the unfair criticism James has received. Either that, or he was subtly lobbying for the Heat coaching gig in case Erik Spoelstra gets fired.

H/T Jimmy Traina, Sportress of Blogitude
Pic via Nick Simmons

The NBA store is selling Dwight Howard ‘Loyalty’ shirts (Picture)

If the T-shirt you see above was available for purchase on a Magic fan blog, we would appreciate it as a genius form of sarcasm. However, it’s not. Believe it or not, the NBA store is selling Dwight Howard shirts with the word “Loyalty” across the front of them. Considering it was recently reported that Howard is disgusted with the Magic and wants out of Orlando this offseason, that’s an interesting word to choose.

Dwight may have chosen to not opt out of his deal with Orlando and got his wish from the front office when Stan Van Gundy was fired, but if he is considered a loyal person there’s something seriously wrong with our society. As soon as he gets traded, I envision a lot of Magic fans buying these T-shirts just to light them on fire.

H/T Trey Kerby on Twitter

DeShawn Stevenson charges $4.50 for use of his ATM

DeShawn Stevenson, who was already known for having an Abraham Lincoln neck tattoo, became an even bigger urban legend when he shared a picture on Instagram that revealed he has an ATM in his kitchen. The Nets guard confirmed to TMZ that he does in fact have an ATM in his home, and he explained all the fees and charges associated with it.

TMZ says Stevenson paid $3,500 for the ATM and that he charges $4.50 per usage. He says the machine holds $20,000 and he refills it 4-6 times a year.

Even though DeShawn’s in-home ATM is the first many of us have seen, he reportedly got the idea from Rob Dyrdek of the MTV reality show “Rob & Big.” That fact doesn’t at all take away from the awesomeness of it.

But how much money are DeShawn and his friends squandering if they’re going through $100,000 in cash per year? Are you kidding? Don’t they have plastic?

Dan Gilbert and his son Nick wore matching suits, bow ties to lottery (Picture)

Dan Gilbert brought his son Nick to the NBA Draft Lottery for the second year in a row, and the two showed up all swagged out. The Gilberts wore matching suits and bow ties, as you can see in the picture above. Really the outfit was just Dan dressing up the way his son did last year.

Unfortunately for the Cavs, Nick wasn’t able to bring the same kind of good luck to the lottery as he did last year. The Cavs ended up with the fourth overall pick while the Hornets jumped everyone to get the No. 1 pick and Anthony Davis. The good news for Charlotte is that Harrison Barnes looks pretty solid at second overall.

Dwyane Wade Jumpman shirts given away to Heat fans before Game 2 (Picture)

Like many other teams, the Miami Heat have gotten into the trend of handing out shirts to their fans for playoff games. The objective is to get the arena color-coordinated, or in some cases, get a spell-out going. Well much to the chagrin of LBS writer Danny Lee who lamented the takeover of marketing and advertising in sports, the Heat partnered with the Jordan brand to give away Dwyane Wade Jumpman shirts for fans to wear during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Wade has been endorsing the Jordan brand ever since transitioning from Converse in 2009. I guess this is what you would call marketing synergy. Good thing the Heat aren’t facing the Bulls in the conference finals again, otherwise the shirt would have the silhouette of the opposing team’s most famous player.

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LeBron James wears thick fake glasses (Picture)

LeBron James has joined Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant in the funky glasses movement. The Heat superstar sported the horned-rims pictured above after his team’s Game 1 win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night. If I had to choose between fake glasses and matching ties/finger wraps, I might have to go with option c) hemlock.

I fully expect James to appear in a Weezer music video while wearing those.

As for some info of actual significance, I’m sure this won’t make the LeBron haters feel any better:

Listen Boston fans, at least it’s better than a wheelchair.

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Dwyane Wade wears green tie and matching finger wrap (Picture)

Dwyane Wade is developing a bit of a Digger Phelphs-like habit. The Heat guard has been showing up to postgame press conferences throughout the postseason wearing ties and a matching finger wrap. We first noticed it when he did it last week when wearing the pink pants. After Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday, Wade wore green.

If this is the work of his fashion stylist, she needs to be fired. Ugh.

Pic via CJ Fogler