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IF YOU THOUGHT the phrase "Bill Walton riding a jackalope" would only ever be used to describe a hallucinogenic fever dream, you were wrong. It sums up the latest addition to the global phenomenon of giant NBA murals. Here's a tour of the greatest examples.

1) The Tucson Mural Arts Program signed off on artist Ignacio Garcia's portrait of the 6'11" former NBA center riding a mythical creature because it reinforced the city's identity as a place "of creative ideas and energy."

2) The 92-by-45-foot image of LeBron James by artist Maya Carandang covers a Filipino hoops court next to a tenement. It's beloved by residents, although it's meant to sell shoes.

3) Richard Ancheta's 930-square-foot portrait of a winged, fireballing Michael Jordan dunking a winged shoe, in Montreal, is also an advertisement, although it's hard to say what for.

4) Like the Walton mural, the two-story image of Steph Curry that popped up in Oakland by a trio of artists called the Illuminaries is meant to brighten and inspire.

THEY SAID IT

"I DON'T THINK THE TRAINERS HAVE MY SIZE."

Juan Uribe

Indians 3B, explaining why he doesn't wear a cup, after he was hit by a ground ball on June 12 and sustained a testicular contusion.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips's original Super Bowl ring had the wrong name on it.