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Latest News / Oct 21, 2014 / 2:31 pm

‘Wolves Exhibition Struggles With Ricky Rubio On Bench Suggest His Value

Ricky Rubio

We know what you’re thinking: What team wouldn’t struggle without its starting point guard on the floor during preseason play? And while there’s certainly merit to that assessment, it belies specific context that’s so important to the present and future of not just the impact of Ricky Rubio, but his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, too. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 21, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The New Nike KD 7 “On The Road” Colorway Is Unveiled

Nike KD7 "On The Road"

Despite getting knocked out for the start of the 2014-15 regular season with a Jones fracture, the 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant, is still showcasing new colorways of the Nike KD 7. Check out the Nike KD 7 “On The Road” releasing Thursday, Oct. 23. Read More »

NBA / Oct 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Video: Sixers Rookie K.J. McDaniels Rises For Huge Two-Handed Block On Break

K.J. McDaniels

The draft-night slide of Philadelphia 76ers rookie K.J. McDaniels never made sense. Projected by some as a late-lottery pick at certain points leading up to June 26, the University of Clemson product inexplicably fell to the top of the second round before being quickly snatched up by Philly GM Sam Hinkie. A few months later and to no one’s great surprise, McDaniels is proving his draft slot wrong with flashes of dominant defensive potential during the preseason, and his latest one might be hist best: A huge, two-handed, chase-down block of the Brooklyn Nets’ Alan Anderson. Read More »

Smack / Oct 21, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: Skip Bayless Suggests Kobe’s Rape Case Added “Sizzle” To His Brand

Kobe Bryant

Another day, another bone-headed comment by Skip Bayless on ESPN’s WHO CAN TALK LOUDERFirst Take.” When discussing Cowboys running back Joseph Randle and the endorsement contract he signed after geting arrested for shoplifting women’s underwear, Skip made a dumb, and inaccurate, comparison to Kobe Bryant selling more sneakers after his Eagle, Colorado rape trial in 2003. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 21, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch Vince Carter Reject Dirk Nowitzki At The Rim

Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter

New Memphis Grizzlies veteran wing Vince Carter faced off with his old team, the Dallas Mavericks, on Monday night. Despite only playing for eight minutes and recording just three points, the 37-year-old showed off his legendary vertical on the defensive end in the closing seconds of the first quarter. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 21, 2014 / 11:30 am

GIF: Tyreke Evans Performs Impressive “Moonwalk” Travel That Goes Uncalled

Tyreke Evans, Nene

It’s hard to be an NBA ref. We try our best to give them the benefit of the doubt, but they’re often found by fans to be lacking. Last night, when Anthony Davis was busy destroying the Wizards, his teammate, Tyreke Evans, performed an egregious travel of at least four steps backwards in an impressive moonwalk display that went completely unnoticed by the refs. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Oct 21, 2014 / 10:45 am

Cavs Sideline Reporter Says Thompson Kiss Was “Inside Joke & Not A Big Deal”

Allie Clifton

Over the weekend we wrote about Tristan Thompson kissing Cavaliers sideline reporter, Allie Clifton. It was unprofessional, even if it was ultimately harmless. The piece provoked the ire of countless readers who claimed we were overreacting, a rejoinder we actually predicted in the piece. Except, Clifton herself said in a tweet yesterday that it was an “inside joke and not a big deal.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 21, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: Derrick Rose & Kyrie Irving Duel During Cavs – Bulls Preseason Battle

Kyrie Irving, Derrick Rose

Lets hope the offensive explosion from Derrick Rose last night against Cleveland was just a harbinger of things to come. On the receiving end of Rose’s open court brilliance was Cavs point guard, Kyrie Irving. But it was the man behind Uncle Drew who had the last laugh with a huge second half as the two young point guards showed whey they’ll — hopefully — continue to dazzle us for the next decade. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 20, 2014 / 10:45 pm

GIF: Quincy Acy Almost Tears The Rim Down

Quincy Acy

The Knicks gave up 120 points to the Bucks tonight in a 120-107 loss and Jabari Parker didn’t even have a great game. Fortunately, expectations are low for the Knicks this season — though, not according to the people we follow on Twitter. With that in mind, it’s best to just focus on any improvements. Regardless of New York’s troubles, Quincy Acy did his best to try and rip the iron off the backboard on a dunk that’s making the poor rim at MSG continue to vibrate in fear. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 20, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Video: Anthony Davis One-Handed Put-Back Crunk Dunk

Anthony Davis

The Pelicans jumped out to a 14-point first-quarter lead against the Wizards tonight in preseason action, and pushed it to 20 by the half. The biggest reason for such a substantial margin against a playoff team like the Wiz, lies with ascending big man Anthony Davis, who played like a man among boys in his three quarters of action. Read More »