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Twitter / Apr 18, 2014 / 1:03 am

Craig Sager Is Battling Leukemia

Craig Sager

Craig Sager (Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

The flamboyant sartorial style of Turner broadcasting’s ubiquitous sideline reporter, Craig Sager, was an afterthought on Thursday night. Sager’s son, Craig Sager Jr., tweeted the news that the elder Sager would be undergoing chemotherapy treatment tomorrow for Leukemia. Read More »

Video / Apr 18, 2014 / 12:33 am

Nick Young Didn’t Waste Any Time To Start Enjoying His Offseason

Nick Young

The Los Angeles Lakers finished with the second worst record in the Western Conference, and Nick Young was a large reason they escaped without the worst record when he dropped a season-high 41 points against the Conference-worst Jazz on Monday night. Then the self-proclaimed Swaggy P kicked off his offseason hard by imbibing in some beverages right after the Lakers beat the Spurs Wednesday night. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Apr 17, 2014 / 11:44 pm

See The “Mount Spursmore” Haircut Featuring The Spurs’ Big Four

Mount Spursmore

The playoffs are starting soon, so fanaticism is amping up as teams go into the real season, which starts Saturday. While a tattoo is permanent enough to make — lets say — a Charlies Villanueva tattoo a bit dicey, let alone two, haircuts come and go. Still, it takes a special kind of dedication to groom the top four Spurs: Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili — aka “Mount Spursmore” — into your scalp. That’s why Spurs fan Joe Barajas turned his receding hair into a reasonably good facsimile of the big four Spurs visages. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 7:00 pm

PONY Launching SE Atmos & Wish Collaborations

PONY x Atmos & PONY x Wish

PONY x Atmos & PONY x Wish (photo. PONY)

Set for release on April 25, PONY is bringing a pair of exciting collaborations to sneakerheads and casual fans alike. The Pony x Wish colloboration, represented by Atlanta’s famous sneaker boutique, Wish in Atlanta’s Lil 5 Points, celebrates the year of the horse. The PONY x Atmos project has been labeled “New York State of Mind,” (h/t Nas) with “Red Apple” and “Statue of Liberty Green” colorways. You aren’t going to want to miss these simultaneous special edition launches coming later this month. Read More »

NBA / Apr 17, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 12 Most Unforgettable NBA Playoff Moments: Zeke’s 25-Point Quarter

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

With just two days before the 2014 NBA Playoffs start, it’s a great time to look back at some of the most unforgettable moments in NBA playoff history. Magic‘s baby skyhook, Reggie‘s 8.9 seconds forever burned into New York’s pysche, Willis Reed limping onto the MSG court and into immortality, Bill Russell in EVERY Game 7 — the list could go on and on. But the good people at Guyism have complied a list of the 12 most unforgettable NBA playoff moments. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 17, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Tyler Ennis & Jerami Grant Are Gone; Syracuse Must Rebuild & Reload

Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant

Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant (Mark Konezny/USA TODAY Sports)

I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need. Bad times are comin’ and I reap what I don’t sow/hey hey/Well let me tell you somthin’ all that glitters ain’t gold

Yes, this is indeed an Aloe Blacc/How to Make It in America reference. What better way to explain the conflicting futures of an institution caught off guard by losing two of its star players to the NBA earlier than expected, and said players on the verge of making bank in the upcoming months? Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 17, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Rick Adelman Will Not Be Returning To Coach The T-Wolves

Rick Adelman

Rick Adelman (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports)

The Minnesota Timberwolves finished exactly where many expected this season: on the outside looking in for a final playoff spot in the brutal Western Conference. They were one loss to the Jazz in their finale from going 41-41 on the year, but that record wasn’t going to cut it in the West this year. Despite their improved record, sources recently revealed coach Rick Adelman will not be returning to coach the ‘Wolves for the 2014-15 season. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Illinois Introduces New Nike Basketball Uniforms

Nike Illinois uniforms

Nike Illinois uniforms (photo. Nike)

The University of Illinois and Nike introduced a new brand and identity system for the school today, which will feature updated uniforms for all 19 of the school’s intercollegiate sports teams. Using consistent colors, logos, lettering and numerals, the new digs will debut with the football and basketball programs and gradually expand to other sports in future seasons. Read More »

Video / Apr 17, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Must Watch: Kevin Durant As A Giant In New Sprint Ad

Kevin Durant

In his new commercial for Sprint, OKC’s 6-9 forward Kevin Durant plays a giant. The Lilliputian protagonist in the ad, Zach, asks the Giant Durant if he can join his family’s cell phone network. His mom says OK, but KD has to decline. Find out why. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

LeBron James Has NBA’s Most Popular Jersey

LeBron James

LeBron James (Robert Mayer/USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James has once again ended the season atop the NBA’s Most Popular Jerseys List, doing it for the sixth time in his illustrious career. The rest of the top five includes Kevin Durant (No. 2), Kobe Bryant (No. 3), Derrick Rose (No. 4) and Stephen Curry (No. 5), with ten of the top 15 overall all playing in the playoffs this weekend. Read More »