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Latest News / Oct 1, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Paul George Says “It’s Very Possible” That He Could Play In 2014-2015

Paul George

We were pleasantly surprised when injured Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George showed up to media day earlier this week without crutches or even a sizable limp in his gait. Despite such incredible progress since his horrific August injury, though, we didn’t even entertain the idea that George might play in the 2014-2015 season. Apparently, that was a mistake. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Oct 1, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: New NBA 2K15 Trailer Highlights Updated MyPARK

NBA 2K15 MyPARK

Today 2K Sports revealed the details of MyPARK for NBA 2K15 in their newest trailer. Originally released in conjunction with NBA 2K14, the multiplayer competitive street MyPARK mode allows you to compete in order to build your MyPARK rep while choosing among different street baller squads from all over the fictional 2K world to unlock MyPARK-specific upgrades. Street ball not for you? No problem, you can still get some run at the in-door Michael Jordan Rec Center! Read More »

NBA / Oct 1, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Video: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s Jumper Actually Looks Much, Much Better

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Some NBA teams believe that average shooting can be taught. That with enough time and effort spent in the gym under the guidance of proper coaching, even the most broken jumpers can be somewhat repaired. The Charlotte Hornets surely had that in mind when they selected Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the second overall pick of the 2012 draft. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 1, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Roy Hibbert Texts Tim Duncan To Learn About Spurs’ Ball Movement

Tim Duncan, Roy Hibbert

Perhaps you didn’t know, but last summer Roy Hibbert traveled down to San Antonio to train with Tim Duncan. Last year his offseason exodus was the first glimpse we got of Hibbert’s new Hulk physique. Now comes word Hibbert also texts the San Antonio center to learn about the secrets to the Spurs’ success, specifically their ball movement. Read More »

Smack / Oct 1, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: John Wall Keeps A List Of Slights On His Phone To Read Before Games

John Wall

The great players self-motivate. John Wall hasn’t earned that hallowed distinction yet, but his use of the inspirational catalyst following it will likely get him there soon. According to a story in The Washington Post, the Washington Wizards All-Star point guard keeps a list of perceived slights on his phone and reads them before games and practices to fuel his inner-fire. Read More »

NBA / Oct 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Lovable Weirdos Chris Kaman and Robin Lopez Are Right At Home in Portlandia

Robin Lopez

Robin Lopez, or “ROLO” as he’s affectionately called these days, became a fan favorite here in Portland almost overnight. Rip City loves its weirdos, and ROLO fits right in here with his unwieldy hair, his nerdist tendencies (comic books, video games, Disney collectibles, anything fantasy related), and his categorical goofiness. But more than anything, it was his all-around hustle on the court that endeared him to fans. That, and

NBA / Oct 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Sets Goal Of No More Than Five Technicals In 2014-2015

DeMarcus Cousins

Talent will never hold DeMarcus Cousins back. The 6-11, 270 pound behemoth combines supreme coordination with a soft touch and rare offensive knack, traits on full display since he roared onto the national scene as a freshman at the University of Kentucky in 2009-2010. Cousins put his unique package of skills together for a career-best campaign last season, averaging 22.7 points and and 11.7 rebounds per game and posting the NBA’s fifth best PER. Those are numbers reserved for franchise cornerstones and All-NBA performers, but such praise and adulation have been slow to come for Cousins. For as good as Boogie was last season, many believe his notoriously wild temper is still a limiting factor. Read More »

Video / Oct 1, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kevin Durant Approaches Scoring “Like Apple Picking” In New Spot For Nike KD VII

Kevin Durant

Before the launch of the new colorway for Kevin Durant‘s latest signature line, the Nike KD VII, Durant appears in an ad explaining the narrative behind the “Good Apples” colorway. For Durant, scoring — of which, the normally reserved MVP admits he’s the best in the world — is a lot like picking apples. We’ll let him explain the simile after the jump. Read More »

Smack / Oct 1, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kevin Martin’s Absurd Claim He Only Just Found Out About The Kevin Love Trade

Kevin Love, Kevin Martin

This is a pretty crazy comment from Timberwolves wing Kevin Martin. His former teammate and fellow Kevin, Kevin Love, was officially traded to the Cavaliers back on Aug. 23. Martin, who spends part of his offseason in Ohio — OHIO!!! — told the Minneapolis Star Tribune‘s Jerry Zgoda he didn’t find out about the deal until this past Sunday, the day before training camp. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Following Lakers’ First Practice: “I Felt Like Myself”

Kobe Bryant

For the Los Angeles Lakers to defy long odds and make a playoff run in the loaded Western Conference, they’ll need 36 year-old Kobe Bryant to perform as the transcendent Hall-of-Famer he’s been throughout his career. With each passing day, that possibility appears far more likely than most anyone but his ardent fans anticipated. Following the Lakers’ first practice of the 2014-2015 season, Kobe said he “felt normal” and “like myself.” Read More »