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Smack / Dec 20, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Local Houston TV Station Uses NBA 2K15 Pic Of Troy Daniels To Report Trade

Troy Daniels

Yesterday’s trade sending Corey Brewer from the Timberwolves to the Rockets included Houston’s brief hero from last year’s playoffs, Troy Daniels. The sharpshooter was dealt to Houston in the exchange for Daniels and a draft pick in a three-team exchange that also included the 76ers’ Alexey Shved going to Houston and Ronny Turiaf going to Philadelphia. One local Houston station reporting the story used a NBA 2K15 screen grab rather than a real-life photo of Daniels in their segment. Read More »

Smack / Dec 20, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Rajon Rondo At Mavs Intro: “I’m Dying To Get Another Ring. I Want A Parade”

Rajon Rondo

For the majority of his career, Rajon Rondo has known nothing but competing for titles. But the four-time All-Star was forced to embrace a new reality over the past two seasons as his Boston Celtics began a years-long re-building project. Let’s just say he’s glad to be playing for a contender again. At his introductory press conference after being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, a rejuvenated Rondo said that he’s “dying to get another ring.” Read More »

Latest News / Dec 20, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Video: Russell Westbrook Rips Kobe, Goes Behind-The-Back To Jackson For Jam

Russell Westbrook, Wes Johnson, Reggie jackson

Russell Westbrook is on a mission to become the best defensive player in the league. While his offensive game has been off the charts since returning from injury this year, his defensive effort has pushed him up the ladder as arguably being considered the best point guard in the league. On Friday night the 26-year-old was able to showcase his impact on both ends of the floor in one single play. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 20, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Video: Nick Young Elbows Steven Adams In Throat, Gets Ejected

Nick Young, Steven Adams

Nick Young is a “star.” Steven Adams is a goon. It’s no wonder a player that compares himself to Michael Jackson would be extra irked by the instigating Kiwi’s antics. As the two players briefly entangle during last night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder, watch Swaggy P lose his considerable cool and elbow Adams in the throat – leading to his ejection. Read More »

Video / Dec 20, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Watch Damian Lillard’s Career-High 43 Points In Triple OT Win Versus Spurs

Tim Duncan, Damian Lillard

Tim Duncan, Damian Lillard (Soobum Im, USATODAY)

Damian Lillard didn’t look like a top-five point guard on Friday night – he simply looked like a top-five player. Watch the Portland Trail Blazers’ budding superstar lead his team to a 129-119 triple overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs with a career-high 43 points. Read More »

NBA / Dec 19, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Video: James Johnson Cocks Hammer On Andre Drummond For Epic Poster Dunk

Andre Drummond, James Johnson

We have a new candidate for dunk of the year. Watch James Johnson drive baseline and rise for an epic hammer slam on Andre Drummond in the Toronto Raptors’ 110-100 win over the Detroit Pistons. Read More »

Video / Dec 19, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Watch Dion Waiters Hit LeBron James In Face With Routine Chest Pass

Dion Waiters, LeBron James

Dion Waiters, LeBron James (photo. Jared Wade YouTube)

You know the quip here: “So this is why Dion Waiters doesn’t pass the ball!” Note that we didn’t actually make it, by the way. Watch the streaky, shoot-first guard hit LeBron James in the face with a chest pass during tonight’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets. Read More »

NBA / Dec 19, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Kevin Durant Will Miss Friday’s Game Against The Lakers With Ankle Sprain

Kevin Durant

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant is once again giving the Thunder and its fans a scare because of an injury. However, this injury’s severity is expected to have much less of an impact than his previous foot injury that sidelined the franchise star for 17 games this season. Read More »

instagram, Latest News / Dec 19, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Memphis Grizzlies Buy Car For Staff Member Who Recently Had His Stolen

Mike Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies: America’s team? If the Grit ‘N Grind crew keeps winning games at a 21-4 pace and donating cars to unsuspecting team employees, that’s a more likely possibility than it seems. After a Memphis assistant named Brandon had his car stolen, Grizzlies players surprised him with a new one on Friday. Read More »

Smack / Dec 19, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Says He Isn’t Currently Recruiting Kevin Durant To Lakers

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant

Kobe Bryant’s contract expires at the end of the 2015-2016 season. And while there’s been no indication that the 36 year-old will play beyond his current deal, there has yet to be confirmation that he’ll hang up his Nikes for good then, either. You know what might make Mamba more inclined to play further into his late thirties? If the Los Angeles Lakers had the chance to compete for a championship. Read More »