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NBA / Nov 27, 2014 / 5:49 pm

Father & All-Star, Elton Brand, Has Seen It All During His 15-Year Career

Elton Brand

It’s impossible not to picture the regal bearing of Elton Brand every time he drops another gem of knowledge on us. Whether it’s about the game, or about life in general, there aren’t many people — let alone professional athletes — who can offer up such poignant moments from their lives. During our conversation with the power forward last month, before he embarked on his 16th season in the NBA, we got a first-hand account of a career that’s spanned decades. He’s seen and done most everything, and entering possibly his final season, the man teammates simply call “OG” is finally taking some time to appreciate how unique an opportunity this whole NBA thing has been. Just don’t embarrass him by asking about his time slinging rhymes. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIFs: James Harden Actually Plays Defense! Blocks Boogie & Intercepts Pass

DeMarcus Cousins, James Harden

Man, James Harden, perhaps one of the top five or 10 players in the NBA, never hears the end of his various defensive struggles. After barely moving an inch during a Knicks fast-break earlier this week, Harden showed why he could overcome the perception he’s only capable of playing one end of the court. Read More »

GIFs / Nov 27, 2014 / 11:30 am

GIF: Gerald Green’s Vigorous Reverse Jam

Gerald Green

The Suns snapped Denver’s five-game winning streak last night, 120-112. Gerald Green led the way with 24 points (9/17) including a ridiculous reverse flush when he flashed to the cup on an out-of-bounds play. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Nov 27, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Scorching Steph Curry Drops 22 In One Half, Then Team Dances On Plane

Stephen Curry

The Warriors are rocking right now after rattling off their seventh consecutive win against the Magic last night for the best start to a season in franchise history (12-2). Stephen Curry is one of the biggest reasons why and his first half against the Magic last night, where he was a perfect 5-for-5 from beyond the arc for 22 points, is reason No. 4,080 Curry is — as his coach noted already this season — the best point guard in the Association at turkey time this year. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Nov 27, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Dirk Nowitzki Scores Season High 30 As Mavs Knock Off Knicks In OT

Quincy Acy, Dirk Nowitzki

The Knicks kept it surprisingly close against the Mavericks in Dallas last night despite missing their star, Carmelo Anthony. After a rough shooting night, J.R. Smith‘s miracle heave with under a second left forced OT, but it was the future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki who sealed the win for Dallas by scoring a season-high 30 points. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 27, 2014 / 9:45 am

Watch Jabari Parker & Andrew Wiggins Meet For The First Time In The NBA

Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins

Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

While both Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have shown flashes of the brilliance that made them Nos. 1 and 2 in the 2014 NBA Draft, last night’s first meeting between the two, when the Bucks traveled to Minnesota, didn’t exactly set the world on fire. Still, both showed some off their other-worldly talent and athleticism while also struggling from the floor — as rookies are prone to do, even these two. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 27, 2014 / 9:15 am

Cat & Mouse: Steph Curry Bamboozles Victor Oladipo Before Draining 3

Stephen Curry, Victor Oladipo

There aren’t many players on the level of Warriors point guard Stephen Curry. He showed off his mastery on the court last night in one sequence where the Magic’s strong defensive guard Victor Oladipo played the mouse to Steph’s cat. Read More »

NBA / Nov 26, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Video: John Wall, Tristan Thompson Incite Skirmish In Cavs’ Win Over Wizards

Kyrie Irving, Paul Pierce, John Wall

This is awesome. What the burgeoning rivalry between the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers really needed was a a skirmish, and Tristan Thompson and John Wall gave it to us. After Thompson accidentally knocked Wall down, Washington’s All-Star point guard took exception, getting in Thompson’s face and inciting a brief skirmish. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 26, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Watch Andrew Wiggins Sky To Finish Alley-Oop From Corey Brewer

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

Anything Jabari Parker can do, Andrew Wiggins can do better…or something like that. Less than a minute after the Milwaukee Bucks’ rookie star rose for an effortless slam, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ did the same. Watch Wiggins catch the defense napping and cut backdoor to catch and finish an alley-oop from Corey Brewer. Read More »

NBA / Nov 26, 2014 / 8:30 pm

GIF: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker Team Up Again For Sick Dish, Dunk

Jabari Parker

Giannis Antetokounmpo to Jabari Parker is becoming a trend. A night after teaming up for a statue of liberty pass and lefty slam, Milwaukee’s young Bucks were at it again versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. Watch The Greek Freak draw defenders after spin move and wrap a sweet no-look dish to Parker who finished with a towering, two-handed slam. Read More »