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NBA / Aug 1, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Team USA Hopeful Paul Millsap & His Brothers Are Making A Mark On Pro Hoops

Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap is a man of mystery. He’s not loud. He doesn’t showboat. He doesn’t stir up controversy in the media. The former 47 pick of the 2006 NBA Draft has always flown under the radar. He’s the epitome of a pro’s pro. He’s a guy that everyone wants as their teammate because of his lunchpail, blue collar approach. Millsap has earned everything he’s received throughout his eight-year NBA career, starting with your respect. Read More »

Video / Aug 1, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Hone Your Jumper With Coach Rocky Of I Love Basketball TV

ILoveBasketball

ILoveBasketball (photo. ILoveBasketball YouTube)

The importance of shooting in the game of basketball has never been a question. Perhaps now more than ever, though, the NBA is dependent on the rippling influence of marksmanship. With a growing majority of defensive systems intent on going under ball-screens and overloading the strong side of the floor to limit dribble penetration, good shooters have never been so valuable to constructing effective offense. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 1, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Introducing Reebok Classic Question Mid “First Ballot”

Reebok Question Mid "First Ballot"

The last time Reebok Classics unveiled a Allen Iverson-inspired Question Mid it was when graffiti artist Stash offered his own take. Now the AI classic is back with the Reebok Question Mid “First Ballot” releasing in just two weeks. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 1, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Parker Agrees To Three-Year, $43.3 Million Extension With Spurs

Tony Parker

Players taking discounts to stay in San Antonio has been an integral part of the Spurs’ incredible success over the past decade. Reigning All-NBA Second Team honoree and four-time champion Tony Parker is the latest Spurs star to continue that trend, agreeing a to three-year, $43.3 million extension that will keep him in San Antonio for the long-haul. Read More »

NBA / Aug 1, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Carlos Boozer Isn’t Done Yet & Plans To Lead In LA

Mitch Kupchak, Carlos Boozer

There are many facets to a person no matter what walk of life they chose to undertake. Nobody is ever just one thing, but when you are an NBA player, on-court performance is often the only thing you are measured by. It defines you and perception often becomes an unfair reality dowsed in hyperbole without the true nature of circumstance given its proper weight.

In some extreme cases, lofty statistics don’t seem to hold enough substance, especially if a lucrative contract is affixed to a player. This has been the reality for Carlos Boozer who holds career averages of 16.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists on 52 percent shooting from the floor. He’s been a productive player for 12 seasons and never averaged less than 10 points per game in his career. He’s a two-time All-Star, a gold medalist and one of the best teammates a locker room can possess. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 1, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Rosters Set For Tonight’s USA Basketball Showcase

Team USA

The rosters have been announced for tonight’s USA Basketball Showcase. The White Team is highlighted by 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists and former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates Kevin Durant and James Harden, while the Blue Team is led by fellow 2012 alum Anthony Davis and former MVP Derrick Rose. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 1, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Nike Unveils New Team USA Basketball Uniforms (Pics)

Kevin Durant USA Basketball

As Team USA prepares to take on the world during the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain starting August 30, Nike today unveiled their “lightest uniform” in brand history. The Nike Hyper Elite uniform took inspiration from America in Nike’s ongoing quest to tell a story. Read More »

Smack / Aug 1, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Isaiah Thomas Says He’s “Going To Kill Sacramento” Next Season

Darren Collison, Isaiah Thomas

After the Sacramento Kings signed Darren Collison to a three-year, $15 million deal on the second day of free agency, then-restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas told Sactown Royalty’s Blake Ellington at his youth basketball camp this week, “I knew I wasn’t coming back.” An ensuing sign-and-trade sent him to Phoenix, and he’s since said he felt disrespected by the Kings. Now, he’s ready to “kill Sacramento” even while thanking their fans and his former coach for supporting him during his time in Sacramento. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 1, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Wade On LeBron’s Departure: “I Could Tell”

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

When Dwyane Wade had dinner with LeBron James and attended his high school camp in Las Vegas in the days leading up leading up to The King’s decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it spelled good things for the Miami Heat. The ensuing news that Wade was a guest on James’ charter flight from Vegas to South Florida was just another feather in the Heat’s free agency cap. But Wade’s time with James turned out to suggest nothing of LeBron’s intentions, a reality that hardly surprised him once the dust had settled. Read More »

instagram, Video / Aug 1, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Watch Former Slam Dunk Champ Jeremy Evans Put Kid On A Poster

Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans (photo. officialjrjazz Instagram)

If you thought Aaron Gordon crossing-up a little girl was bad, just wait until you see what Jeremy Evans did. The former Slam Dunk Contest champion absolutely posterized a helpless kid at the Utah Jazz Junior Clinic yesterday. Read More »