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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 »

GIFs, Smack / Sep 17, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: Charles Barkley’s “Turrible” One-Bounce First Pitch At Cubs Game

Charles Barkley

Yesterday, the Round Mound of Rebound Charles Barkley threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field before a Cubs-Reds game. He decided to throw from the top of the pitcher’s mound (usually athletes and celebs stand in front), and paid for it by bouncing it way right. “Well, that was my ego,” Chuck said about standing on top of the pitcher’s mound. “I was living in the past.” Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Sep 16, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Happy 80th Birthday To Elgin Baylor! Truly One Of The NBA’s Forgotten Greats

ElginBaylorSI

A lot of names get bandied around when it comes to the increasingly divisive (and almost always insufferable) Greatest of All Time debate. But one name in particular that is usually inexplicably omitted from this discussion is Los Angeles Lakers legend and Hall-of-Famer Elgin Baylor, who is considered by many one of the most criminally-under-appreciated players in NBA history, and by others – namely the eternal Bill Russell – quite simply the best player to ever set foot on a basketball court. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 16, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Nike Officially Unveils LeBron 12 (Pics)

Nike LeBron 12 (photo. Nike)

After months of rampant excitement and speculation, Nike has officially unveiled the revolutionary LEBRON 12. The King’s new signature sneaker combines cutting-edge style with revolutionary performance enhancements specifically designed for the needs of the best player in the world. You can’t cop them until October 11, but here’s all you need to know about the LEBRON 12 before then. Read More »

Smack / Sep 16, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Proposed New LeBron Billboard Puts Emphasis On City Of Cleveland

LeBron James

The hope is that LeBron James’ second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers goes differently than his first. And though NBA teams have yet to open training camp, The King’s actions since announcing his return home have helped ensure that will be the case. That trend continued today, as the Cleveland City Planning Commission revealed a proposed billboard in the former spot of Nike’s “Witness” banner that puts an emphasis on the place James holds so dear to his heart. Read More »

Video / Sep 16, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Watch Sick Video Of LeBron’s Top 100 Plays In Final Season With Heat

LeBron James

LeBron James (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Do you have 30 minutes to spare? Neither do we in the middle of the work week, but that shouldn’t stop you from watching this epic mix of LeBron James’ top 100 plays of the 2013-2014 season. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Sep 16, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Timberwolves Will Open Training Camp With Wiggins, LaVine Dunk-Off

Zach LaVine

Who wanted to wait until February’s All-Star break anyway? According to a report, the Minnesota Timberwolves will open training camp for the 2014-2015 season with a midnight madness-style event featuring a dunk contest between high-flying rookies Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Read More »

College / Sep 16, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Rose Says Chris Webber Should Make Amends With Michigan, Apologize

Jalen Rose

Chris Webber’s NCAA-mandated, 10-year dissociation with the University of Michigan ended last year, but the “Fab Five” star has yet to make amends with the maize and blue. And according to ex-teammate Jalen Rose, Webber is doing a massive disservice to all those involved during their infamous but storied time in Ann Arbor by refusing to bury the hatchet. Read More »