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FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 20, 2014 / 8:30 am

Report: Derrick Rose Bothered By Knee Soreness, Questionable For Exhibition

Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has sat out the last two practices in the lead up to USA Basketball‘s exhibition game tonight against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. He’s said to be experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired knees, but is expected to play tonight, according to National Team coach Mike Krzyzewski. Read More »

Video / Aug 19, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Terrence Ross & Stanley Johnson Dazzle In Seattle Pro-Am Debut

Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson (photo. Balliflife)

Basketball fans, including us, may have been transfixed at Anthony Davis and company’s showcase at Team USA’s FIBA World Cup exhibition match against Brazil at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, but there were plenty of sparks coming off the court in the Pacific Northwest last weekend that were too good to be overlooked. Former NBA Slam Dunk winner and current Toronto Raptor Terrence Ross and incoming NCAA freshman Stanley Johnson – who recently committed to Arizona – made their Seattle Pro-Am debuts this past weekend, and they sure brought their “A” game. Read More »

NBA, Playground, We Reminisce / Aug 19, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Mixtaped: How And1 Changed The Way We Watch And Think About Basketball

AND1 Mixtape Vol. 6

Before the turn of the millennium, something happened that would alter the basketball landscape for the entire decade to come. It would change the way fans think about the sport, the manner in which we consume it, and it would spawn whole cottage industries of hoops that few of us could have imagined or predicted. It was the arrival of the And1 Mixtape Volume 1. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 19, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Irving, Faried Part Of Team USA’s “Core”; Cuts Could Come Thursday

Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose

The “core” group of USA Basketball’s FIBA World Cup squad has finally emerged. According to ESPN, Kyrie Irving and Kenneth Faried have joined long-time sure-things Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, and James Harden as roster locks for coach Mike Krzyzewski’s team. The remaining six spots of Team USA remain up for grabs in advance of final cuts that will likely come after the Americans’ exhibition against Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 19, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Carmelo Anthony Says The Knicks Will “Absolutely” Be Back In The Playoffs

Carmelo Anthony

After earlier this summer declaring he did not expect to win a title this year following his new five-year, $124 million contract with the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony seemed to have set expectations low for next season. Still, ‘Melo was pretty adamant about New York’s return to the playoffs next year. Read More »

Video / Aug 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Didn’t Know Nike’s RISE “House Of Mamba” LED Court Was Possible

Nike RISE "House of Mamba" LED Court

During Kobe Bryant‘s recent tour of China for Nike, he saw them unveil the world’s first interactive LED court at the RISE “House of Mamba” event. His dumbfounded reaction shows you just how incredible their new technologically-enhanced hardwood looks. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 19, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Damian Lillard Introduces adidas’ Crazylight Boost

adidas Crazylight Boost

We got a chance to try out adidas‘ newest performance basketball sneaker, the adidas Crazylight Boost when Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose teamed up for their Las Vegas launch plus a new ad. Now adidas has come out with their newest spot, with Lillard in his PE colorway introducing Boost technology to the masses. Read More »

Smack / Aug 19, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Kyrie Irving: “I Haven’t Been A Leader, Not At All”

Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving

With the return of LeBron James and the imminent arrival of Kevin Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers have championship expectations for next season. In order to reach those heights, they’ll be counting on Kyrie Irving to perform at a high level as well. Irving is a great player, but he was also part of a very contentious locker room environment in Cleveland last season. After signing a max level extension with the Cavs this summer, Irving admits there’s a more compatible roster now for him to improve as a leader. Read More »

instagram / Aug 19, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Dikembe Mutombo Has Best Reaction After Doing ALS Challenge

Dikembe Mutombo

Everything about former NBA All-Star and global humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo is awesome. From the classic in-game finger-wag to his effortless dancing to ongoing efforts of his foundation, Mutombo has already left a lasting mark on the world. Add his reaction to doing the #ALSIceBucketChallenge to the lengthy list of Dikembe lore. Read More »

Dime Training, NBA / Aug 19, 2014 / 12:30 pm

How Carmelo Anthony Can Become One Of The Top Three Players In The World

Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant

We know this offseason saw Carmelo Anthony drop a noticeable amount of weight to act as a facilitator in the triangle offense Knicks president Phil Jackson is implementing next season. ‘Melo’s trainer even told the New York Post his client is attempting to become one of the top three players in the world. Here are the steps Anthony needs to take in order to be mentioned within that exalted triumvirate. Read More »