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GIFs, Video / Oct 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Watch Ronald Roberts Posterize Jonas Jerebko

Jonas Jerebko, Ronald Roberts, Jr.

Jonas Jerebko, Ronald Roberts, Jr. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)

You’re probably not familiar with Sixers camp invite, Ronald Roberts, Jr.. The four-year player out of Saint Joseph’s went undrafted in June, and he’s on the bubble to make the Philly team after getting a camp invite and suffering a quad contusion that’s kept him out of their last four games. His explosive dunk on Jonas Jerebko during preseason action last night is definitely a big point in his favor, though. Plus, this year’s Sixers squad isn’t exactly a world-beater. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas, Smack / Oct 24, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIF: Josh Childress Levels Jesse Wagstaff With Airborne Elbow

Josh Childress

Former Hawks and Suns forward Josh Childress, who spurned an NBA contract to sign a $20 million contract in July of 2008 to play in Greece, is now playing for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia. During a game against the Perth Wildcats, Childress unloaded a crazy airborne elbow on Jesse Wagstaff and was ejected. Read More »

instagram, Latest News / Oct 24, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Damian Lillard Kicks An A Cappella “4 Bar Friday” Rap For Conan O’Brien

Damian Lillard

Last night, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard chatted with Conan O’Brien and co-host Andy Richter. The topic of the guard’s rap skills came up and he explained the impetus behind “4 Bar Friday” on Instagram. Conan tried to lay a beat down, so Dame could spit some bars, but it wasn’t happening. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 24, 2014 / 2:15 am

GIF: Nerlens Noel Beats Andre Drummond To Peak For Massive Block

Nerlens Noel

Josh Smith got Nerlens Noel. Andre Drummond didn’t. Watch the Philadelphia Sixers’ rookie collect the most impressive of his five blocks by beating the Detroit Pistons’ fellow high-flyer to the mountain top and authoritatively swatting his layup attempt to the other end. Read More »

Video / Oct 23, 2014 / 11:30 pm

GIF: Josh Smith Winds Up For Dunk On Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel, Josh Smith

Nerlens Noel, Josh Smith (photo. r/nba GIF)

Rookie defensive maven Nerlens Noel had himself a night. The future of the Philadelphia 76ers had 8 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals, and 5 blocks in his team’s exhibition against the Detroit Pistons, showing off his wholly unique blend of disruptive tools. But you have to contest a shot to get a block or reach for a dribble to get a steal, and Pistons high-flyer Josh Smith caught a confident Noel going for the swat before taking full advantage with a wind-up lefty slam. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 9:00 pm

NBA Unveils Revolutionary New Replay Center For 2014-2015 Season

NBA Replay Center

The days of minutes-long replay reviews in the final minutes of close games are over. Instead of on-site referees cycling back-and-forth with a TV producer to find the best angle of a 50-50 call, a satellite center in Secaucus, NJ will decipher which angles gives officials the best views possible to make the correct decision. And according to those in the know, the Man Cave – as some league personnel have dubbed it – is a “game-changer.” Read More »

NBA / Oct 23, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Report: Steve Nash Will Miss 2014-2015 Season Due To Nerve Damage In Back

Steve Nash

This might be the end for Steve Nash. According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, the future Hall-of-Famer will be ruled out of the entire 2014-2015 season due to recurring nerve damage in his back. Read More »

Video / Oct 23, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Watch Guy Dupuy Jump Over Someone And Finish Off-The-Wall Eastbay

Guy Dupuy

Guy Dupuy (photo. TeamFlightBrothers YouTube)

Whether he is flushing down an incredible between-the-legs jam over a convertible or putting on a dunkfest at this summer’s Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown at Union Square in Manhattan, Guy Dupuy has completed some of the highest degree of difficulty dunks we have ever seen. After all, there is a reason Dupuy has been called “The Best Dunker In The World.” Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Video: Watch Jabari Parker Score 18 Points, Grab 9 Boards In Preseason Finale

Jabari Parker, Thaddeus Young

This is the type of box score line that will be common for Jabari Parker in 2014-2015: 18 points, (7-19 FGs), 9 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks. That’s a double-edged sword, of course. It’s tough to fault the scoring and rebounding production, but you’d wish it came with increased efficiency and greater all-around impact on the game. But that’s just an accurate reflection of the ballyhooed Milwaukee Bucks rookie’s game right now, and will even likely be enough for him to take home some postseason award hardware. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 23, 2014 / 4:45 pm

GIF: Huge Marcin Gortat Block Leads To John Wall’s Reverse, Double-Pump Slam

Iman Shumpert, Marcin Gortat

Iman Shumpert, Marcin Gortat

Of the countless attributes why basketball ranks as the world’s best game is a near constant stream of end-to-end action. There’s no waiting, players perform on both sides of the ball, and offense turns to defense and vice versa in a flash. This huge block of an Iman Shumpert dunk by Marcin Gortat and ensuing reverse, double-pump jam by John Wall is a shining example of what makes hoops – played at its highest level, too – so enthralling. Read More »