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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 »

Latest News / Sep 17, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

Damian Lillard

The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Read More »

Video / Sep 17, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Watch High-Flyer Jonathan Clark’s Insane Dunk Mix

Jonathan Clark

Jonathan Clark (photo. Dunkademics)

Former UCLA Track & Field star Jonathan Clark has quickly climbed the ranks as one of the best blacktop dunkers in the world right now. While he isn’t busy training for the triple jump in the next Olympics, the 6-2 athletic freak has impressed the dunking world left and right with his mind-boggling bounce and creativity. Read More »

NBA / Sep 17, 2014 / 2:30 pm

LeBron James Might Have A New Hairline

LeBron James

We’re hardly an authority on hair. But even we can tell something looks a bit different about LeBron James. The King showed up to Nike’s unveiling of the LEBRON 12 yesterday sporting coverage and color that belies his long and obviously receding hairline. Read More »

We Reminisce / Sep 17, 2014 / 2:00 pm

We Reminisce: Rasheed Wallace Ejected For Shouting “Ball Don’t Lie”

Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace turns 40 today. When you think about ‘Sheed, the first thing you probably think about are the technicals and ejections, which were a running theme throughout his career. You also remember his famous sayings, including “ball don’t lie” and many others. On his birthday, we reminisce about our favorite Sheed rejection of all time. Read More »

Video / Sep 17, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Here’s Blake Griffin Actually Performing Poetry Live On Stage

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Jill Painter Lopez Twitter)

Blake Griffin’s comedic chops are well-known, and his reputation as basketball’s premier commercial actor was cemented earlier this week when he partnered with VIZIO for #SlamDunkPoetry. But those videos, obviously, were heavily edited and put together over shoots that were likely hours long. Standing in front of a live audience and actually reciting those poems in one take is a different animal – for most people. Unsurprisingly, though, Griffin’s delivery of “An Exploration of Self” and “Metamorphosis” at LA’s Laugh Factory last night equaled and perhaps outdid his rendition in the initial video. Read More »

Smack / Sep 17, 2014 / 12:45 pm

LeBron: Kyrie Irving “Can Be The Pest Point Guard In the League Very Soon”

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James

LeBron James’ affection for Northeast Ohio knows no bounds, but he surely would not have returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers if he didn’t believe his hometown team could immediately compete for a championship with him in tow. So it’s not surprising that James would hold Cavs cornerstone Kyrie Irving in extremely high-esteem. At the release of his new signature sneaker yesterday, though, The King lavished praise on his point guard that is sure to ruffle feathers of fans around the league. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 17, 2014 / 11:45 am

John Wall Reacts To Being 31st On SI’s Player Rankings

John Wall

We’re nearing the start of a new season, so it’s the perfect time to rank NBA players and debate about them. This week, Sports Illustrated is publishing their list of top 100 NBA players. The full list is not available yet, but we do know SI placed Washington Wizards point guard John Wall at number 31. Wall went on Twitter last night and addressed his rank. Read More »