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Latest News / Nov 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon Out Indefinitely With Torn Labrum In Shoulder

Eric Gordon

Anthony Davis’ already massive burden just got a bit bigger. The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that starting shooting guard Eric Gordon will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a torn labrum in his left shoulder during the team’s win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 24, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Are The Lakers Relying On Kobe Bryant Too Much? “Not Really,” Byron Scott Says

Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott

Kobe Bryant is the league’s leading scorer at 26.7 points per game. He averages 6.1 more shots and uses a 4.5 greater percentage of possessions than any player in basketball. Bryant is also shooting a putrid 38.1 percent from the field, his team plays more efficient offense when he’s on the bench, and the Los Angeles Lakers are 3-11. Might the purple-and-gold be relying on their 36 year-old legend a bit too much, then? “Not really,” says coach Byron Scott. Read More »

NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Brandon Jennings Says The Brick-Heavy Pistons “Don’t Shoot In Practice”

Brandon Jennings

Only the godawful 76ers are shooting worse than the Pistons. Detroit’s second to last in true shooting percentage AND effective field goal percentage behind the Philly D-League squad, so it’s no wonder point guard Brandon Jennings is a little ticked off they can’t seem to find time in practice or shootarounds to get some shots up in an effort to alleviate all the bricks they’ve been shooting this season. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 24, 2014 / 1:15 pm

LeBron James On Cavaliers’ Losing Streak: “I’m Not Doing My Job”

LeBron James

LeBron James isn’t infallible. But due to his consistent excellence and growing list of accomplishments, The King is afforded leeway other star players aren’t during rare times of team and individual struggle. Rightfully so, too. Read More »

GIFs / Nov 24, 2014 / 12:45 pm

GIF: Rajon Rondo Again Shows Off “The Rondo” Fake Behind-The-Back Pass

Rajon Rondo

It’s easy to turn Rajon Rondo‘s game into a senior year thesis. He “contains multitudes,” but at only 6-1, 170, he’s not “large,” though his game does contain “contradictions.” Walt Whitman parallels aside, two plays in last night’s 94-88 Celtics loss to the Blazers show why we feel “so proud to get” near “the meaning of” Rondo. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Chris Bosh Gives Heat Lead On Fadeaway, Al Jefferson Misses Game-Winning Tip

Marvin Williams, Miami Heat

The margin between winning and losing in basketball can be a matter of inches. Tens of possessions decide whether a game’s final moments matter, but once they do a humbling reality always becomes abundantly clear: This is a make or miss game. Just ask the Charlotte Hornets. After Chris Bosh hit a tough baseline fadeaway to put the Miami Heat up one with 31 seconds left, Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson just missed far easier shots on the game’s final possession that would have given their team the win. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIF: Steve Blake Crossover Smokes Evan Turner

Steve Blake, Evan Turner

Perhaps it’s because we used to watch him tear up the ACC for Maryland, but we’re never surprised when Steve Blake shows off skills that belie his neighbor next door exterior. Neither, for that matter, is former teammate Kobe Bryant. Blake showed off his handle and his quickness by abusing Evan Turner on a crossover last night before draining a three-pointer in Portland’s 94-88 win at the Garden. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 24, 2014 / 11:30 am

Mo Speights On Scoring 28 Points VS Thunder: “Shout Out To [Kendrick] Perkins”

Marreese Speights

Reserve big man Marreese Speights played his best game of an excellent season in the Golden State Warriors’ 88-84 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, scoring a team-high 28 points (11-18 FGs) in only 25 minutes of play. After the contest, Speights credited Oklahoma City’s mean-mugging, trash-talking backup Kendrick Perkins as inspiration for his ultra-aggressive, even contentious performance: “Shout out to Perkins for helping me get this game.” Read More »

Smack / Nov 24, 2014 / 11:00 am

Jimmy Butler On His Bulls: “Hell Yeah, It’s A Championship Team.”

Jimmy Butler, Terrence Ross

Thank the basketball Gods the Bulls still have a healthy Jimmy Butler — take note John Paxson and Gar Forman. The 3&D stud has upped this game this year, and helped the Bulls survive another rash of injuries that have kept Derrick Rose and free agent acqusition Pau Gasol during stretches already this season. Sure, they’d like to be in better position than their 8-5 record through the season’s first 13 games, but if it weren’t for Butler, we’re not sure they’d even be above .500. For the Chicago wing, their somewhat pedestrian record doesn’t matter because he’s pretty confident Chicago is a championship team, as you’ll see. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 24, 2014 / 10:00 am

Watch Wesley Johnson Posterize Danilo Gallinari

Wesley Johnson, Danilo Gallinari

Wesley Johnson, Danilo Gallinari (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

With the score knotted at 82 apiece between the Lakers and surging Nuggets last night, Jeremy Lin collected a rebound and got out in the open court. Wesley Johnson filled the lane on his left and after receiving the pass eviscerated Danilo Gallinari with the poster jam, plus the foul. Read More »