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FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 24, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Report: Griffin Withdraws From Consideration For World Cup Team

Blake Griffin

Just hours after adding Washington Wizards point guard John Wall to its pool of candidates for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA lost an All-Star, too. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin announced earlier today that he will not participate for the national team this summer. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 24, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Report: Wall Added To Team USA Training Camp Roster

John Wall

Notably absent from Team USA’s 28-man pool of potential players for the 2014 FIBA World Cup squad upon its original January announcement was Washington Wizards point guard John Wall. Less than a week from the opening of training camp, though, USA Basketball has seemingly admitted its mistake – sources told ESPN that Wall has been added to the roster. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 24, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Teams Kill It On Twitter With #NBASitcoms

Draymond Green

No professional sports league in the world promotes itself through social media like the NBA. Whether it’s fodder gleaned from individual players, promotions ran by the league office, or quirky internet stuff used by specific teams, the NBA is always engaging its fans. A sizable group of clever franchises continued the latter trend today, using the Twitter hashtag #NBAsitcoms to combine the public’s love of hoops and (mostly crappy) television. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 24, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Report: Cavs Officially Sign Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

The Cavs have officially signed the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins, the team announced today. There had been hints he was signing earlier this month, but with the Kevin Love trade rumors in the air, some thought they would merely trade his rights and use other players to match contracts. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 24, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Is Paul George Changing To Lucky Number 13?

Paul George

Pacers wing Paul George has been hinting at something on Twitter the last couple of days. It revolves around a tautological mention of Trece, or 13 in spanish. Does this mean we’ll finally get to use the PG-13 nickname? Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Video: Inspiration Behind Adidas Originals C-10

adidas Originals C-10 grey

The adidas Originals C-10 introduced this summer looks back at the heritage of adidas Originals with a zx 000 heel counter and continues to evolve with the easily recognizable three tripes branding a single strap. In an interview with North American Design Director, Brian Foresta and C-10 Designer Eric Hernandez, they share the inspirations for a design drawing from basketball, running, fashion and even architecture. Read More »

Playground / Jul 24, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Watch J.R. Smith Hit Game-Winner At Drew League

J.R. Smith

With only two more weeks of regular season action remaining, there were playoff implications on the line for several teams in Week 10 at the Drew League. Therefore, the fierce competitiveness of the Drew’s ultra-talented ballers was on full display in Los Angeles. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 24, 2014 / 3:30 pm

New Era Heritage Series: 1996 World Series Spike Lee Collection

Spike Lee

The recent New Era Heritage Series: 1996 World Series Spike Lee Collection offers up a tribute to one of the seminal moments in New Era’s 90-year history. Spike Lee‘s decision to wear a one of a kind red Yankees New Era cap to the 1996 World Series paved the way for a new way to look while supporting your team. Read More »

NBA / Jul 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Jordan’s Record $33 Million Contract Up For Auction

Michael Jordan Gatorade Commercial Phil Jackson

The maximum two-year, $48 million extension that injured, 35 year-old Kobe Bryant signed last November has been a lightning rod for criticism. Just imagine the derision he’d face if Bryant were allowed a salary similar to Michael Jordan’s last one with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan’s record $33 million contract for his final season in Chicago is up for auction, and serves as a stark reminder of how little today’s superstars are paid in comparison to those of the past. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: LeBron’s “I’m Coming Home” Essay Read In Morgan Freeman’s Voice

LeBron James

We’ve only seen comedian Frank Caliendo on Fox’s pre-game NFL telecasts doing impressions, or whatever football shtick fit with that week’s games. After seeing him on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” this morning doing a pitch perfect Morgan Freeman impression while reading LeBron James‘ famous “I’m coming home” essay with Sports Illustrated, maybe we need to pay more attention to him during the other day’s of the week, too. Read More »