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Video / Sep 18, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Watch Dirk Nowitzki’s Acoustic Rendition of This David Hasselhoff Hit

Dirk Nowitzki, Stefan Raab

This is hard to explain to American audiences because “The Hoff” as he’s pegged with tongue, firmly in cheek, is best known for being the old dad lifeguard on Baywatch. Not so in Germany, where he’s perhaps one of their more lauded musical artists (not a sentence one would normally associate with Hasslhoff. The former Baywatch star also has an ardent supporter in Dirk Nowitki, the best German basketball player of all time. Dirk recently went on entertainer Stefan Raab‘s show in his native Germany where the pair had an acoustic guitar duel with Dirk singing The Hoff’s version of “Looking For Freedom.” Read More »

NBA, sponsored01 / Sep 18, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The Equalizer Part 3: The Dominating Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin

Don’t call him Slim Reaper. Despite Kevin Durant‘s reluctance to embrace any nickname other than a simple “KD” the OKC sharpshooter headlines the final entrant in a three-part series where we’ll give you the NBA players who best represent an “Equalizer,” a person who levels the playing field so everyone gets a fair shake. There aren’t many players capable of navigating the various obstacles blocking the bath to equanimity in the most dire of on-court situations, but our three Equalizers certainly fit the bill — both on and off the court.   Read More »

Latest News / Sep 18, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Steve Kerr Has A Staffer Bring Him A Non-NBA Article To Read Each Day

Steve Kerr, Marv Albert

Steve Kerr almost became the head coach of the New York Knicks this summer, but chose to helm the Golden State Warriors instead. However, it seems like he’s still taking on some of the qualities of his former coach Phil Jackson. Kerr is an avid reader, and even has a staffer bring him a non-NBA article to read each day. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Sep 18, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Watch Chris Brown’s Slick Shammgod Crossover

Chris Brown

Chris Brown (photo. Team Flight Brothers)

It’s been awhile since we profiled the hooping exploits of R&B star Chris Brown. After showing out at Summer League in 2012, Breezy has mostly stayed away from the public game –  getting absolutely yammed on by Andre Drummond last summer probably had something do to with it. But Brown took to the court again recently, exhibiting handle and passing knack normally reserved for only the best ballers. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Popovich Says Heat Didn’t Respond Well Mentally After Game 2 Finals Win

Gregg Popovich

Always deflecting attention away from himself and his brilliant championship team, Gregg Popovich says the San Antonio Spurs’ mesmerizing play in the last three games of the NBA Finals was about more than their standalone performance. According to the future Hall-of-Famer, the complacent attitude of their opponents was influential to the Spurs’ incredible and ultimately crowning success. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 18, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Kevin Durant Says Karl Malone Calls Him Up When He’s Struggling

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant‘s had a busy summer. First, he made a somewhat controversial decision to drop out of the FIBA World Cup, citing physical and mental exhaustion. After that, Under Armour and Nike got into a bidding war for his services. Durant ultimately chose to stay with the swoosh. As he prepares for the start of a new season, Durant sat down with Esquire for an interview, and talked how about he’s developing a close friendship with Karl Malone. Read More »

Smack / Sep 18, 2014 / 11:45 am

Nick Young Is Making Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Call Him “Daddy Swag”

Nick Young

If sheer entertainment value is what the Los Angeles Lakers had in mind when signing Nick Young to a four-year, $21.3 million contract, then Mitch Kupchak and company are surely pleased with Swaggy P’s offseason performance. Whether it’s jet-setting with his superstar musician girlfriend, showing off his underrated hops, or playing pick-up with unsuspecting youngsters on the blacktop, Young has clearly made the most of his time off. Read More »

Video / Sep 17, 2014 / 8:00 pm

James Harden, Anthony Davis Star With “Beard Guru” In Amusing New Video

The Beard Guru (photo. NBA 2K YouTube)

The Beard Guru (photo. NBA 2K YouTube)

We can’t decide if this video provided by NBA 2K15 featuring James Harden, the “Beard Guru,” and Anthony Davis is hilarious or unsettling. Either way, it’s surprisingly entertaining. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 17, 2014 / 7:00 pm

NBA 2K15 Introduces Revolutionary Face-Scanning For “My Career”

NBA 2K15

NBA 2K15 allows users to scan their face into the game to be used on create-a-players via XBOX One or PS4 cameras. Instead of using the old customization system – which is still available, by the way – to conjure a created player that looks somewhat like them, 2K15 gamers will actually be in the game – or at least the next best thing to it. Read More »

NBA / Sep 17, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Report: Detroit’s Brandon Jennings Gained 25 Pounds Over The Summer

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings’ first season with the Detroit Pistons hardly went according to plan. His numbers declined almost across the board as the Pistons fell well short of preseason hopes that they would at least seriously challenge for a playoff spot in the woebegone Eastern Conference. But 2014-2015 is the beginning of wholesale changes in Detroit, and Jennings is confident he’s due for a bounce-back campaign. Why? The sage guidance of Stan Van Gundy will obviously be beneficial, but Jennings – ever-slight since he came entered the league in 2009 – says he’s feeling especially physically fit after gaining a whopping 25 pounds over the summer. Read More »