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Priyanshu is an NBA beat Writer at EssentiallySports, with a healthy command over the technical aspects of the sport. Priyanshu has creatively covered the often entertaining interactions between legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley along with in-depth analysis of the games. He was at the forefront of the 2023 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony, covering each and every aspect of the historic night in Springfield, Massachusetts. Furthermore, his article on Shaq and the UFC garnered close to a million pageviews. Moving away from the world of sports, Priyanshu is also an avid gamer, who can display other-worldly skills on NBA 2K.

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Presidents Day 2024: Recalling Michael Jordan’s “Little Girl” Jibe to Bill Clinton

A trip down memory lane on Presidents Day sees us remember the time Michael Jordan's trash-talking ways landed on Bill Clinton's doorstep.

February 20, 2024

Nike Designer Once Denied Michael Jordan’s Request – Here’s What Happened

Michael Jordan was once denied by a Nike designer working on a new addition to their brand. Here's the full story.

February 20, 2024

Kobe Bryant Evidence Absolves LeBron James From Stephen A. Smith’s Criticism, Claims 3x All-Star

Using Kobe Bryant as an example, former All-Star defends LeBron James against Stephen A. Smith's criticism.

February 20, 2024

Allen Iverson Comes Clean on Shaquille O’Neal’s Loyalty Beyond $10 Billion Ties

Allen Iverson reveals the one key reason that makes his partnership with Shaquille O'Neal work swimmingly.

February 20, 2024

“We’ve All Been Scammed”: Larsa Pippen Staged Split With Michael Jordan’s Son, Claim RHOM Co-Stars

Could the Larsa Pippen breakup with Marcus Jordan be a scam? 2 of her RHOM co-stars theorize about the possibility.

February 20, 2024

“Ain’t Ready for Him”: Michael Jordan’s Grandson’s Sneak Peek Given by Daughter Jasmine

With the NBA on break, the day turns into an exclusive sneak peek of Michael Jordan's grandson by daughter Jasmine.

February 20, 2024

$1,030,000,000 Less Richer Than Magic Johnson, Dwyane Wade Desires to Replicate NBA Legend’s Off-the-Court Life

Despite flourishing off-court career, Dwyane Wade reveals how he's trying to follow in Magic Johnson's footsteps

February 16, 2024

“It’s Important [to Be]… Selfish”: Father of 5, Dwyane Wade Unhesitatingly Spares Blunt Truth Out

Dwyane Wade has an interesting perspective on what unusual traits allow him to maintain and excel in professional and personal life.

February 16, 2024

“Cheap” Michael Jordan Once Withheld $20,000,000 Payday From Millionaire Agent

Known for his cheapness, reluctance for one business caused Michael Jordan to deny $20 million check from his agent.

February 16, 2024

Michael Jordan’s Wedding to Cuban Wife Yvette Prieto Was Made Further Prodigious by 16 Athletes’ Heartwarming Gestures

How was one partner company able to make the Yvette Prieto's marriage to Michael Jordan even more special?

February 16, 2024

James Harden Falls Prey to Charles Barkley as All-Star Fit Misfires Yet Again

Beyond the Beard saga, Charles Barkley dropped remarks on the NBA stars' misfit wears. Chuck's comments have only lived their classic appeal.

February 15, 2024

Draymond Green Left 2x NBA Champ With Bruised Ego, Recounts Heat’s ‘Haunting’ Defeat

A decade after his first game-winner, Draymond Green reminds 2x NBA Champion of blown defensive coverage on the play.

February 15, 2024

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