A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball.

* Check out these photos of a bloated Marc Gasol in high school. Apparently his nickname was “the Big Burrito”. I’ll say.

* Austin Daye gets hogtied in the shower of the Piston’s locker room. There’s a half smile there but you can see he’s not enjoying it.

* During the halftime entertainment of a game, a tightrope performer falls, and, well, you can guess what happens next. Ouch!

* Andray Blatche hosted a party after the Wizards final game of the season. What’s he celebrating?

* In a remarkable interview, LaMarcus Aldridge tips the bucket on some of his deadbeat (and hopefully former) teammates.

* Those crazy Taiwanese animators are at it again, this time with a recap of the Metta World Peace/James Harden elbow incident, and the Amar’e Stoudemire vs fire extinguisher saga.

* Z-Bo is fired up for the playoffs as he belts out some in-game push ups.

* TrueHoop’s Kevin Arnovitz with a fascinating piece on NBA gunners – i.e. those players who seemingly have no conscience when it comes to shooting the basketball.

* Brandon Jennings gets a tattoo of his favourite eating establishment (‘Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles’) on his arm. Sure, why wouldn’t you?

* Check out Chris Duhon’s ‘travel dance’.

* TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott continues his exploration of the ‘Hero Ball’ concept.

* Episode 5: ‘The Association: Denver Nuggets’. This is a brilliant series.


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