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NBA, Smack / Apr 16, 2014 / 2:04 am

Suns Ballboy Says, “The Whole Spurs Team Gave Off A Nice Fragrance”

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs (photo. @Spurs)

The r/NBA community on reddit is composed of a fantastic group of readers and contributors. It’s a must-read almost daily for the basketball minutiae they share every day. They’re also a great place for NBA people — Daryl Morey being one — to stop by and chat with redditors. Recently a pair of Phoenix Suns bagllboys stopped by for an AMA (ask me anything), and they had some interesting — though not surprising — things to say about the Spurs’ odor. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 1:18 am

Video: Iman Shumpert Off-The-Backboard Jam

Iman Shumpert, Andray Blatche

Iman Shumpert, Andray Blatche (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

We’ve already shown you Iman Shumpert‘s killer crossover on Paul Pierce, but that wasn’t the only highlight the Knicks wing starred in on Tuesday night in Brooklyn. After a turnover just beyond mid-court, Toure Murry found time to lob it off the backboard for a two-handed Shump thump. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:51 am

GIF: Chris Paul Spins Evan Fournier In Circles

Chris Paul, Evan Fournier

As of this writing, Chris Paul has 21 points and 10 assists with more than nine minutes remaining in the fourth. CP3 is 8-for-10, but one of those eight field goals is going to live on in Evan Fournier‘s nightmares. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:11 am

Video: Andrei Kirilenko Behind-The-Back Flick To Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko

Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks may have had the final laugh of the night with a 109-98 win, but Andrei Kirilenko provided the Brooklyn fans with fireworks in the second quarter. With the ball in his hands, Paul Pierce moved in and out of the high post, looking for a needle to thread. Pierce was able to make the pass down low to AK-47, who immediately flicked a behind-the-back pass to Mason Plumlee that would make Magic Johnson proud. Plumlee finished off the sweet dime with a strong two-handed jam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:44 pm

Iman Shumpert Puts Paul Pierce On Skates

Iman Shumpert, Paul Pierce

The Knicks may not be playoff bound this season, but they still earned some bragging rights over their crosstown rivals on Tuesday with a 109-98 win. In the third quarter, Iman Shumpert caused the crowd the stir in their seats with a dazzling display of ball-handling. From beyond the arc, Shump went to work on Paul Pierce, which ended with Shumpert dropping a mean crossover dribble that sent The Truth down to the hardwood. Shump then had loads of space to knock down a jumper.
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Playground / Apr 15, 2014 / 4:15 pm

5 Reasons To Watch Philly’s “The Basketball Tournament” This June

Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr (photo. Douglas Sonders)

For some NBA fans, the summer is the most exciting time of the year, especially if your team is rebuilding. You can’t help but get excited about where the ping-pong balls may fall for the upcoming NBA Draft. You then get to take a sneak peak at your team’s rookies in action during the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. We often get to see our favorite NBA players play in charity events and prestigious summer leagues as well. Read More »

NBA / Apr 15, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Former Stars Now Embracing Different Roles With The Mavericks

Vince Carter, Shawn Marion

Vince Carter, Shawn Marion (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Transforming from all-star to role player can be a begrudging process for NBA players used to a certain level of personal success on the court. Not every player is capable of making the transition in a smooth and non-disruptive fashion that benefits their current team. But the Dallas Mavericks are graced with two veterans who understand their time in the spotlight has passed and have embraced the responsibility of fitting in. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 15, 2014 / 2:45 pm

First Look: The Nike SB x Jordan I With Lance Mountain

Nike SB x Air Jordan I

Nike SB x Air Jordan I (photo. Nike)

Today, we got an official look at the upcoming collaboration between the Nike SB and Air Jordan lines, which has spawned a truly unique sneaker. Featuring two separate colorways that are both painted on, wearing away over time to reveal something else entirely, the Nike SB x Jordan I collaboration was designed by famed skater Lance Mountain, finally cashing in on the longtime cult following the Air Jordan I has had among skaters. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 15, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Knicks Close To Signing Lamar Odom With Unguaranteed Second Year

Matt Barnes, J.R. Smith, Lamar Odom

Matt Barnes, J.R. Smith, Lamar Odom (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Lamar Odom didn’t play a single game during the 2013-14 season following a rough summer punctuated by drug rumors and other off-the-court snafus that made splashy TMZ headlines. But with Odom’s former coach, Phil Jackson, taking over as the head of basketball operations for the Knicks, New York is now in negotiations to bring the embattled forward to Manhattan. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 15, 2014 / 1:00 pm

2013-14 All-Fantasy Basketball First Team

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

As much as we love to talk about the sleepers and the busts, fantasy championships are won by the stars. Just as in real life, if you have a Kevin Durant or a LeBron James or a Dwight Howard, you can ride them deep into the playoffs. Read More »