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According to sources, Wade will be a studio analyst on ABC’s coverage of The NBA Finals for games two and three, and if necessary, games six and seven. An announcement is expected Tuesday. Wade will join Sage Steele, Doug Collins and Jalen Rose on the pre-game and halftime shows, beginning with NBA Countdown at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. ABC has been trying to arrange a Wade interview of LeBron James. Now that would be some interesting television. The former teammates remain close friends, and Wade was the one Heat person to publicly congratulate James for advancing to the Finals. Miami Herald

May 29, 2015 Updates

A driving force behind the venture and a self-proclaimed cinephile, Diaw said the idea was to explore new grounds beyond sports and possibly direct and star in future projects. Diaw also pointed out that the role of players isn’t limited to financing the movies. “We were involved every step of the way, including in the casting and script,” explained Diaw. Variety.com

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Disney and the NBA are teaming up to make three special episodes featuring the funniest moments by top NBA players on and off the court. Disney ... NBA ... Who better to represent than the Lopez brothers? Brothers Robin and Brook Lopez will team up with Disney stars Cameron Boyce and Jacob Bertrand in hosting the three-day special episodes "NBA Slam Funk!" from June 1 to June 3, which will be a "prank themed" feature that coincide with Disney's "Lab Rats," "Kirby Buckets," and "Mighty Med". NetsDaily

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Ya can't play basketball forever ... and Roy Hibbert knows it ... telling TMZ Sports he wants to work in Hollywood after his NBA career -- and says his dream job would be to appear on "Tosh.0." The Indiana Pacers star has already gotten his feet wet -- appearing on a few episodes of "Parks and Recreation" over the years. But now, Hibbert says he's moving to L.A. for the summer -- and might take some voice acting classes to help him better his chances of getting a V/O job when he hangs up his sneakers. TMZ.com

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On the documentary about him: "I liked it. I wasn't quite sure where they were going with it at the beginning. I thought it was very Holger-strong just telling his story and how he came to basketball. Which he deserves. Without him, I probably wouldn't be here. But then it kind of caught the curve a little bit, then the fun thing with the free throws...I thought it was fun. It was a fun little flick and not as boring as you would think." Dallas Morning News

May 4, 2015 Updates

To congratulate Stephen Curry for winning the MVP award, Under Armour recruited NBA legend Bill Russell to lend a hand. More specifically, his voice. In Under Armour's MVP commercial for Curry, Russell reads the famous Jacob Riis quote about a stonecutter pounding away at a rock. Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. This quote is popular in NBA circles thanks to Gregg Popovich, who has used the quote almost like a mantra to motivate the Spurs. With all of the hardwork Curry has done to get to this point, the quote aptly fits him as well. CBSSports.com

April 23, 2015 Updates

Titled "The Offs," Shumpert references each member of the roster at least once, including injured Anderson Varejao, who was lost in December with a torn Achilles. Even head coach David Blatt has a line in the song. Shumpert, who was seen playing the harmonica in the locker room following games, enjoys making music in his free time, even laying down a track in 2012 titled, "Knicks Anthem." His Cavs' playoff anthem features this refrain: "The only way to pick up is to get your funky jazz down." Shumpert also refers to himself as "one of those most wanted thieves in the league." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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