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For her third birthday, Riley Curry -- daughter of NBA MVP Stephen Curry-slash-probable most famous person related to basketball -- melted hearts and servers by breaking out The Whip and the Nae Nae.

Well, Leah Still -- ESPYS Jimmy V award honoree and daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still -- was not about to stand by silently.


In the paraphrased words of Billy Zane, it's a dance-off!

Now, we're not experts so we can't possibly pick a winner. But watch this space; this challenge might escalate.

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Memphis Grizzlies wing Matt Barnes joined SportsNation on Tuesday, and didn't hold back when asked about Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka, with whom Barnes feuded while with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Them's, quite literally, fighting words! Ibaka noticed this, and fired back -- although he didn't seem to be overly concerned with Barnes' semi-challenge to a fight.

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Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook can be, shall we say, intense during games.

Former Reno Bighorns (NBA D-League) player Brandon Armstrong, @BdotAdot5 on Twitter, noticed, practiced and perfected an impersonation, then released this video to the world Monday:

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That's hilarious and nearly perfect.

But don't take our word for it:

Great at basketball and able to laugh at himself ... no wonder he's one of the best in the league. (Well, it's mostly because of the basketball ability, but whatever.)

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Emojis. Love 'em or hate 'em, they have taken the NBA Twitter community by storm. After the Mavericks and Clippers battled for DeAndre Jordan's signature via tiny, textless images (the Clippers won, by the way), ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell crowdsourced a roster of emojis for NBA players:

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Well done, fans. Have another suggestion? Hit Darren up on Twitter.

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Days ago, DeAndre Jordan agreed to leave the Los Angeles Clippers for the Dallas Mavericks. But with players unable to officially sign until Thursday, Jordan had time to change his mind. He apparently did, telling Clippers players and officials after a meeting at his house Wednesday evening that he would indeed return.

But that wasn't good enough for L.A. Sources told ESPN that the team stayed at his house after their meeting, refusing to leave until midnight Eastern when the signing could become official -- and, in effect, keeping him from speaking with Mavs owner Mark Cuban, his agents, or anyone else.

In the middle of it all, Blake Griffin appeared to confirm the entire scenario with this tweet from (apparently) inside the house:

Then, 30 minutes later:

Funny! However, you're not going to put this one past us, Blake Griffin.

A Google Images search of "tent in backyard" turns up this strikingly familiar image, pulled from a camping blog post.

A cursory search for "chair against door" couldn't find anything that looked like Griffin's first photo, which leads us to believe it might be real. (And if you are at the house, it would be a lot easier to stage than the tent image.)

Either way, it's just another element of perhaps the craziest offseason day in NBA history -- one that started with emojis, included Kobe Bryant inventing a hashtag, and came to this.

UPDATE: At least Doc Rivers and (if he took the photo) Paul Pierce appeared to stay with Jordan until he officially signed.

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