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Latest News / Jan 30, 2015 / 2:15 pm

League Names DeMarcus Cousins As All-Star Replacement For Kobe

DeMarcus Cousins, Kobe Bryant

A lone positive gleaned from Kobe Bryant’s season-ending injury: a far more worthy candidate has taken his place in the All-Star Game. Less than a day after DeMarcus Cousins was left off the Western Conference roster by the league’s coaches, commissioner Adam Silver named the Sacramento Kings big man as Bryant’s All-Star replacement. Read More »

instagram, Smack, Twitter / Jan 30, 2015 / 1:30 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Calls Out Fox Sports Writer Who Predicted He’d Get Arrested

Clay Travis Tweet, DeMarcus Cousins

We were all set to write about the comeuppance of Fox Sports’ Clay Travis…until we saw some of the messages he’s been retweeting. Five years ago, to the day, Travis sent a tweet out predicting that DeMarcus Cousins would get arrested in five year’s time. He finished the prediction up by saying, it’s “set in stone.” Cousins reminded Travis of his tweet today, and Clay handled it well. Then the Twittersphere’s dark underbelly decided to rear it’s ugly head and now we just feel sorry for humanity. Read More »

Smack / Jan 30, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Damian Lillard Says He’s “Pissed Off,” “Disrespected” After All-Star Snub

Damian Lillard

No player in the league uses disappointment as fuel more effectively than Damian Lillard. And after not being selected by the league’s coaches as a Western Conference All-Star, it’s safe to say we know at whom his coming wrath will be directed. Lillard told reporters he is “pissed off” and “feel[s] disrespected” by the snub, which he’ll simply use as more motivation for continuing to improve. Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2015 / 1:00 pm

Kobe Bryant On Returning For Lakers Training Camp: “That’s The Plan”

Kobe Bryant

This isn’t surprising, but that doesn’t mean it’s not extremely heartening for basketball fans across the globe. Asked if he would return to play the 2015-2016 season after completing rehabilitation to repair a torn rotator cuff, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant said, “That’s the plan.” Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Channing Frye’s Bare Box Score Against The Bucks Was A Historic Moment

Channing Frye

If Channing Frye hadn’t attempted a three-pointer midway through the first quarter last night in Orlando’s 100-115 loss to the Bucks, he would have played over 15 minutes without a shot, a point, a free throw, an assist, a rebound, a block, a turnover, a personal foul, or any indication in the box score he had even been on the court. This is even more unusual then it first sounds, and the coincidences become even more odd the more we looked at historical box scores. In essence, it’s never been done before, except one player who came pretty close, and the serendipity of that player is astounding. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 30, 2015 / 12:15 pm

Report: Magic On Verge Of Firing Coach Jacque Vaughn

Jacque Vaughn

Rebuilding teams preach process over results amid early struggles and rightfully so. At what point, though, does that mantra devolve from prudent organizational mindset to simple excuse for lack of success? There’s no obvious answer, but the Orlando Magic seem to have reached one nonetheless. According to multiple reports, the team is close to firing coach Jacque Vaughn. Read More »

All-Star, Smack, Twitter / Jan 30, 2015 / 11:00 am

Barkley Says D-Wade Shouldn’t Be All-Star; Gabrielle Union Burns Him

Charles Barkley

One of the primary reasons we DVR’d Inside the NBA last night when the All-Star reserves were announced was to see Charles Barkley bug out about the selections. We were not disappointed. Chuck even got into it with Dwayne Wade‘s wife, Gabrielle Union, after he said Wade “shouldn’t have made the All-Star team.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 30, 2015 / 9:45 am

GIF: Joakim Noah’s Behind-The-Back Dime To Pau Gasol

Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol

The Bulls lost to a frisky Lakers team still missing both Kobe Bryant — out for the year — and Nick Young. The double OT loss by the Chicago still featured a gorgeous string of passing, culminating in a behind-the-back Joakim Noah dime to Pau Gasol. Unfortunately, with their coach entangled in a swirl of rumors about his job security, the Bulls dropped the second game of TNT’s back-to-back, 123-118. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 29, 2015 / 11:45 pm

Watch Victor Oladipo Fly Through Lane For Beautiful Two-Handed Slam

Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo

This wouldn’t win the dunk contest – not even close. That Victor Oladipo can do it so comfortably during a game is certainly encouraging for his coming performance on February 14, though. Watch the Orlando Magic high-flier soar through an open lane for a gorgeous two-handed slam in his team’s 115-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Read More »

College / Jan 29, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Watch Mizzou’s Keanau Post Swat Devin Booker’s Dunk Attempt With Authority

Keanau Post, Devin Booker

This is one of the most powerful dunk rejections we’ve ever seen. It’s made even more impressive that the player who performed it is a deep reserve for a college basketball bottom-feeder. Watch Missouri’s Keanau Post absolutely swat a poster attempt by Kentucky’s Devin Booker during tonight’s game between the SEC squads. Read More »