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  • Yao Ming Houston Rockets Mixtape

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    Known as the Dynasty, Yao Ming was much more than an All-Star center in the NBA.

    The 7-6, 310-pound native of China was the pride of a nation.

    When the Houston Rockets selected Yao with the first overall pick in the 2002 Draft, there were still questions of how he would fare against the world's best competition every night. Yao quickly erased all doubts, averaging 13.5 points, 8.2 boards, 1.8 blocks and earning a spot on the All-Rookie First Team.

    Across his career, Yao was nothing but efficient, easily surpassing a 20 PER each season.

    A series of foot and ankle injuries caused him to miss 250 games in his last six seasons, and ultimately forced him to retire in July 2011.

    Despite having his career cut short, he'll be remembered for his groundbreaking presence and excellent play—a combination that helped him get elected to the Hall of Fame in 2016.

    Music: Paul Wall - “Sittin’ Sidewayz”

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    • Yao Ming Houston Rockets Mixtape - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      • 781 views
      Known as the Dynasty, Yao Ming was much more than an All-Star center in the NBA.

      The 7-6, 310-pound native of China was the pride of a nation.

      When the Houston Rockets selected Yao with the first...
    • Devin Booker Rookie Season Mixtape - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 5,137 views
      Only three players reached 1,000 points faster than Devin Booker: Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Let that marinate for a second...

      Booker, at age 19, not only joined elite scoring com...
    • Dwyane Wade Miami Heat Mixtape - Duration: 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 14,779 views
      Dwyane Wade played 13 seasons with the Miami Heat, won three Championships, earned a Finals MVP, All-Star MVP, and made eight All-NBA teams.

      No disrespect to Alonzo Mourning, but D-Wade is the gre...
    • Latrell Sprewell SLAM 200 Mixtape - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

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      Latrell Sprewell was a player known for his off-the-court indiscretions more than his on-the-court triumphs. And it's a shame. Spree was a luminary on the court.

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    • Damon Stoudamire Mixtape: SLAM 200 - Duration: 2 minutes, 9 seconds.

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      • 1,986 views
      Dubbed Mighty Mouse due to his stature and explosive game, Damon Stoudamire was the first ever draft pick of the Toronto Raptors and won Rookie of the Year in '96. The point guard was traded to his...
    • Steve Francis Mixtape: SLAM 200 - Duration: 2 minutes, 52 seconds.

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      Steve Francis had massive game and was one of the most entertaining players in the NBA during his peak. Routinely putting people on skates and finishing strong at the rack, Stevie Franchise was a w...
    • Michael Jordan Vs Allen Iverson Mixtape - Duration: 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

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      • 15,816 views
      When talking about players who defined the '90s and '00s, Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson are on every damn list. If we're being really honest, they may be the two most influential and impactful N...
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      • 4,494 views
      Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving have arguably the two best handles in the NBA and have put people on skates throughout the '15-16 season. Peep some of the best crossovers, ankle breakers, 3-pointers a...
    • OKC Thunder 2016 Playoff Mix - Duration: 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,847 views
      While they failed to close out the Warriors after taking a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals, the OKC Thunder put together one hell of a playoff run.

      Led by superstars Kevin Durant ...
    • The Greek Freak Mixtape: Giannis Antetokounmpo 2015-16 Highlights - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

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      Giannis Antetokounmpo is no longer a fresh-faced kid adapting to life in America. The 21-year-old point forward is now the leader of the Milwaukee Bucks and well on his way to becoming an NBA super...
    • Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 Playoffs Mixtape - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 9,674 views
      The Cavs have breezed through the Eastern Conference en route to their second straight Eastern Conference Finals appearance. Peep the best playoff highlights from LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin ...
    • Kemba Walker 26th Birthday Mixtape - Duration: 2 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      Given that he's only a smidge over six feet tall (maybe) a lot of folks had written off Kemba Walker's basketball career before it even got started. Before he broke ankles en route to an NCAA Champ...
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    • SLAM Week in Review: Blake Griffin, a Hometown Hero? - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 6 days ago
      • 488 views
      Instead of dealing Russell Westbrook sources are claiming that the Thunder are looking to sign him to a long term deal before the season starts. Why would Westbrook want to stay? Blake Griffin is w...
    • SLAM Week in Review: Westbrook On The Move? - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
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      Our dude James Tirado is back with talk of Russell Westbrook being traded to the Boston Celtics, the touching speech delivered by Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James at the E...
    • Slam Week in Review: Free Agency Bonanza - Duration: 3 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 209 views
      This week James Tirado talks the 2016 Free Agency period, Chuck Barkley's opinions on Kevin Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors, Ray Allen mulling a comeback, Dwyane Wade's move to ...
    • SLAM Week in Review: Finals, Free Agency and the 2016 NBA Draft - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

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      Our dude James Tirado is back again with the SLAM Week in Review after the Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals. We touch on tonight's Draft and get excited about Summer 16's NB...
    • SLAM Week in Review: Showdown in Cleveland - Duration: 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 147 views
      With the NBA Finals heading back to Cleveland tonight for Game 6, our guy James Tirado talks about the Cavs' chances of forcing a Game 7. We also shoutout Craig Sager, who will be on the sidelines ...
    • SLAM Week in Review: NBA Finals Heat Up - Duration: 2 minutes, 52 seconds.

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      • 265 views
      Our guy James Tirado is back with another installment of SLAM Week in Review. After getting smacked in the first two games of the NBA Finals, LeBron and the Cavs roared back with a big Game 3 win t...
    • SLAM Week in Review: The Finals Preview - Duration: 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 170 views
      James Tirado breaks down the key storylines and matchups heading into Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals.
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      • 2 months ago
      • 212 views
      It's been a wild week, as the Raptors evened up the Eastern Conference Finals before getting blown out of the water in Game 5, while Oklahoma City has the defending champion Warriors on the brink o...
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      • 2 months ago
      • 161 views
      It's only been one week, but a lot has changed in the NBA landscape. The Warriors and Thunder are locked in an unbelievably high stakes, high entertainment series out West, the Cavaliers are crushi...
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      • 2 months ago
      • 260 views
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    • SLAM Week in Review: The Waiters Incident - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 277 views
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      • 3 months ago
      • 460 views
      Miss anything this week in the world of basketball? We got you covered. This week: Injuries to major stars re-shape the playoff landscape, KD and Russ spit more hot fire from the podium at a post-g...
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