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FIBA World Cup, instagram / Jul 28, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Watch Andre Drummond Block Draymond Green’s Dunk At Team USA Practice

Andre Drummond

Draymond Green has worked tirelessly since his portly days at Michigan State to improve his body and athleticism, emerging as one of the league’s most versatile defenders in the process. He even developed into a sometime highlight reel finisher last season. Green’s rare physical transformation notwithstanding, though, he’ll likely never be ready to challenge Andre Drummond at the mountain top. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Olympics / Jul 28, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Video: Derrick Rose And-1 Finish At USA BBall Camp

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose was in Vegas for the adidas D Rose 5 Boost launch, but that was more quality scheduling by the adidas folks. He’s really in the arid heat of the desert to show Team USA officials he’s still got the explosiveness that made him the 2011 NBA MVP. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 28, 2014 / 5:00 pm

adidas Unveils Crazylight Boost (Pics)

adidas Crazylight Boost

LAS VEGAS — As part of the adidas Boost innovation unveiling yesterday, which included the newest addition to the Derrick Rose line, the adidas D Rose 5 Boost, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard stopped by to introduce the boost addition to the Crazylight franchise with the adidas Crazylight Boost that will grace the feet of a select few number of NBA players next season — the first to use boost on an NBA hardwood. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 28, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Joel Embiid Gets Coveted Rihanna Twitter Follow

Joel Embiid

If you’re to believe Joel Embiid, his Twitter charms on Rihanna have worked better than anyone could have imagined. What seems far more likely is that the pop superstar is simply playing along via the web. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 28, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Team USA Adds Paul Millsap To Training Camp Roster

Paul Millsap

Suddenly playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Love, USA Basketball desperately needed a viable interior presence capable of stretching the floor. Enter Paul Millsap. 24 hours after saying Team USA had no plans to make any last minute additions to its roster despite a decided lack of frontcourt versatility, managing director Jerry Colangelo invited Millsap to training camp in Las Vegas. Read More »

Smack / Jul 28, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Fat Joe Almost Punched Mark Cuban Once At A Jordan Sneaker Auction

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban has never been shy about voicing his opinion or talking a little smack when he gets a chance. According to Fat Joe, he crossed paths with the Dallas Mavericks owner at a sneaker auction and almost knocked him out. Read More »

Video / Jul 28, 2014 / 2:00 pm

First Look: Dwyane Wade Gatorade Ad With J.J. Watt & Bryce Harper

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (photo. Reebok)

A new Gatorade spot will premiere tonight starring the Heat’s Dwyane Wade. Wade is joined in the ad by Houston Texans’ defensive end J.J. Watt, the Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper. Regardless of the sport, or the level, Gatorade is now providing you with the same high-quality protein that fuels the best athletes across all spectrums of competition with Gatorade Recover. Read More »

Smack / Jul 28, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Jordan On LeBron Wearing No. 23: “I’m Cool With It”

Michael Jordan, LeBron James

Michael Jordan doesn’t care that LeBron James has elected to wear number 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and neither should you. His Airness told ESPN this morning that he’s “cool” with The King’s choice and that Jordan doesn’t “own a number.” Read More »

Video / Jul 28, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Zach LaVine Shows Off Otherworldly Hops At Seattle Pro-Am

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine (photo. Ballislife YouTube)

Two weeks ago, we wondered who would win a dunk contest featuring a dream field of crazy-athletic rookies Andrew Wiggins, Aaron Goron, and Zach LaVine. Though Wiggins and Gordon have done nothing in the interim to dissuade us from believing they’re worthy competitors, LaVine still might be on an entirely different stratosphere as a dunker. The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie showed off his otherworldly hops and insane mid-air dexterity in a casual dunk contest at the Seattle Pro-Am over the weekend. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Eric Bledsoe: “The Suns Are Using Restricted Free Agency Against Me”

Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns and restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe don’t appear to be anywhere close to a contract agreement. The Suns have all the leverage and are in no rush. As for Bledsoe, he is understandably frustrated. Read More »