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GIFs, NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 11:15 pm

GIF: Serge Ibaka Gets Beautiful Block Of Harrison Barnes’ Dunk

Serge Ibaka, Harrison Barnes

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors combined for 72 points in the first quarter of tonight’s headlining matchup. Kevin Durant was red hot from beyond the arc, Stephen Curry was splashing and dishing, and Russell Westbrook was attacking with typical aplomb. For our money, though, the most impressive highlight during the game’s first 12 minutes came on the other side of the ball. Watch Serge Ibaka utilize picture perfect timing on this beautiful block of Harrison Barnes’ fast break dunk attempt. Read More »

College / Dec 18, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Video: Jahlil Okafor Hits UCONN With Quick Baseline Spin And Power Jam

Jahlil Okafor

Duke freshman and top draft prospect Jahlil Okafor is 6-11, 270 pounds. Men that big aren’t supposed to move like this. Watch the 18 year-old catch in the post and make a quick baseline spin move before finishing with a powerful jam versus Connection. Read More »

NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 8:45 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Will Play Versus Bucks Tonight

DeMarcus Cousins

Things have changed just a bit for the Sacramento Kings since DeMarcus Cousins was sidelined with viral meningitis. Let’s hope his game hasn’t; we’ll find out tonight. Boogie is starting on Thursday in his team’s matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 18, 2014 / 6:48 pm

Report: Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo To Mavs For Wright, Nelson, Crowder & 2 Picks

Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis

After rumors ramped up last night the Celtics were in “serious” discussions to deal Rajon Rondo, today reports said he was “open” to re-signing with either the Mavs or Rockets, since he’s an unrestricted free agent next summer. Then, some speculated a deal was going to happen because the Mavericks Twitter account started following him. At the time, we thought it was hooey, but sources tell Yahoo a deal has been struck sending Rondo to Dallas — along with Dwight Powell — in exchange for Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson a 2015 first-round draft pick and a future second round draft pick. Read More »

NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Andrew Bogut Undergoes Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment; Out Indefinitely

Andrew Bogut

This isn’t doomsday for the Golden State Warriors, but it’s hardly encouraging, either. After Andrew Bogut said earlier this week that he should “probably” be worried about his suspiciously balky right knee, the Aussie center underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on Thursday and will be sidelined indefinitely. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 18, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Carmelo Anthony At Jordan Melo M11 Release: “I Didn’t Let (Michael Jordan) Down”

Carmelo Anthony, Jordan Melo M11

Long before he’d ever take a shot at Madison Square Garden, a 15-year-old Carmelo Anthony headed to Midnight Madness at the famous Madison Dome in East Baltimore with something to prove. Everyone who was anyone showed up at the witching hour to watch the best players in the city, and Carmelo was prepared to sink or swim. Read More »

NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Lakers’ Julius Randle Off Crutches, Performing Leg Presses At Practice

Julius Randle

Let’s hope his fellow rookies enjoy similarly swift timelines of recovery. After suffering a broken leg in the season-opener on October 29, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle is already walking without crutches and performing load-bearing exercises. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Dec 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Mavericks Follow Rajon Rondo On Twitter; Rockets Prefer Goran Dragic

Rajon Rondo

If the Dallas Mavericks really are the most ardent pursuers of Rajon Rondo, they’re not doing a good job of playing coy. Hours after a report emerged that the Boston Celtics point guard would be “open” to re-signing with Mark Cuban’s team, the Mavs followed Rondo on Twitter. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 18, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Brandblack To Drop Limited Number Of J.Crossover II “Seattle” Colorways

Brandblack J.Crossover II "Seattle"

On Saturday Dec. 20 at BAIT Seattle, boutique Brandblack is dropping a limited number of Jamal Crawford signature kicks. The special J.Crossover II launching in the spring and summer of 2015 is geting a special Seattle-infused makeover in a limited edition colorway for fans in Crawford’s hometown. Read More »

Smack / Dec 18, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Struggling Nicolas Batum Says Overall Game, More Aggression “Is Coming”

Nicolas Batum

It speaks volumes of the Portland Trail Blazers’ wealth of talent that they’ve started the season 20-6 despite uncharacteristic play from Nicolas Batum. The multifaceted 6-9 wing is shooting career-low marks from the field and three-point range, and using fewer possessions than he has since his rookie year. But this wasn’t the plan for 2014-2015, and Batum is confident that his game – and health – will come around soon enough as the result of a more aggressive mindset. Read More »