The preseason is getting closer by the minute — the Chicago Bulls announced their Media Day will be September 27, which is two weeks from tomorrow, but it’s still the offseason for now and that means that there’s still plenty of silliness going on in the NBA world. Most notably, Nate Robinson’s surreal tweeting for NBATV and Jimmy Butler going one-on-one with Marky Mark. (Yes, you read that right.)
Let’s start with Nate. Last night, NBATV showed the Bulls’ thrilling triple-overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets. You know, the one where Nate scored 29 points after halftime and the Bulls erased a 14-point deficit over the final three minutes after CJ Watson missed a wide open dunk. They decided, as long as they were at it, that Nate should take over the NBATV twitter account, and what transpired was…quite something. Here’s the Storify of what went down, but just know that Nate is crazy.
In other news, Jimmy Butler apparently played one-on-one with Mark Wahlberg, for reasons that aren’t really clear, but he did and he won 7-6. The picture at the top of this post comes via Jimmy’s Instagram account. Again, I have no idea why they were playing one-on-one, but I try not to complain too much when ridiculous and cool things fall into my lap.
So, you know. Welcome to September in the NBA.