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NBA / Jan 26, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Says He Longed To Join Michael Jordan, Wizards In Early 2000s

Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan

It’s easy and convenient to forget now, but there was a time that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant didn’t “bleed purple and gold.” In a sprawling story by Michael Lee of the Washington Post, Mamba confirms that he longed to team with idol Michael Jordan on the Washington Wizards in the early 2000s. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 26, 2015 / 1:00 pm

Report: Monday’s Nets-Blazers Game In Brooklyn Postponed Due To Blizzard

Kevin Garnett, LaMarcus Aldridge

Unfortunately, authority of the Basketball Gods pales in comparison to that of Mother Nature. According to a report, the NBA has postponed tonight’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers as a historic blizzard dawns on the Northeastern United States. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 26, 2015 / 11:15 am

Watch Stephen Curry’s Backdoor Jam & Rim Hang On 22-Point, 11-Assist Night

Stephen Curry

The Warriors are blazing a trail in the stacked Western Conference this season, and they are not easing up on the pedal whatsoever. Golden State in known for their momentum-shifting plays and runs – Klay Thompson’s record-setting scoring effort in one quarter is a nice example – that can demolish an opponent’s game-plan like no other squad in the league. Stephen Curry starred in one last, but not how you might expect. Read More »

NBA / Jan 26, 2015 / 10:45 am

GIF: Kyle Lowry Fools Pistons By Feigning Timeout

Kyle Lowry, Andre Drummond

This isn’t standard, but a layup by Kyle Lowry with a little under four minutes to go in the first quarter in last night’s Raptors-Pistons game only happened after he lulled Detroit into thinking he was about to call a timeout. Lowry’s switch-up has been done before, but it’s still scarce enough to work. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 26, 2015 / 10:30 am

Watch John Wall’s Between-The-Legs Assist To Gortat

John Wall

The Eastern Conference’s starting guard in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, John Wall, withstood Ty Lawson (31 points, 12 dimes) and helped his Wizards beat a frisky Nuggets team, 117-115, last night. His double-double was the biggest reason why, with 19 points and 16 assists, but one assist stood above all the rest. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jan 26, 2015 / 9:30 am

GIF: Let’s All Watch Nick Young Nod Off On Defense

NIck Young, Corey Brewer

Say what you want about Kobe Bryant and his shot-happy gunning, but he carries a lot of respect, so he expects his teammates to play their hearts out in order to keep pace. We doubt Nick Young would have gotten away with slouching through this defensive possession opposite Corey Brewer in last night’s 98-87 Lakers loss to the Rockets if Bryant hadn’t been sidelined with a torn rotator cuff. Read More »

NBA / Jan 26, 2015 / 9:15 am

Video: Kevin Durant’s One-Handed Smash Against Cavs

Kevin Durant

Sunday afternoon basketball made its triumphant return to national television this weekend, and it kicked off with back-to-back matchups that lived up to the hype. The main focus of the later game featured the Cavaliers and the visiting Thunder, centering on the battle between the former MVP (LeBron James) and the reigning 2014 MVP (Kevin Durant). KD and the Thunder fell, 108-98, but not before Durant threw down a hammerhead one-handed jam. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 25, 2015 / 11:15 pm

Report: Hornets, Nets Talking Lance Stephenson, Joe Johnson Swap

Joe Johnson

The “untradeable” Joe Johhnson just might be on the move again. According to a report, the Brooklyn Nets are discussing a deal that would send the seven-time All-Star to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Lance Stephenson. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 25, 2015 / 7:30 pm

Video: Gorgui Dieng’s Bullet Pass Banks Hard Off The Glass For Two Points

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GIFs, Video / Jan 25, 2015 / 4:45 pm

Watch Hassan Whiteside Block 12 Shots, Notch Triple-Double In 24 Minutes

Aaron Brooks, Hassan Whiteside

Aaron Brooks, Hassan Whiteside (David Banks, USATODAY)

In a national television showcase featuring several of basketball’s biggest names, the player who shone brightest was one of whom the audience hadn’t heard. Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside dominated the paint during his team’s decisive 96-84 win over the Chicago Bulls, notching an incredible triple-double of 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 blocks – in just 24 minutes of playing time. Read More »