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Twitter / Jul 28, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Joel Embiid Gets Coveted Rihanna Twitter Follow

Joel Embiid

If you’re to believe Joel Embiid, his Twitter charms on Rihanna have worked better than anyone could have imagined. What seems far more likely is that the pop superstar is simply playing along via the web. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 28, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Team USA Adds Paul Millsap To Training Camp Roster

Paul Millsap

Suddenly playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Love, USA Basketball desperately needed a viable interior presence capable of stretching the floor. Enter Paul Millsap. 24 hours after saying Team USA had no plans to make any last minute additions to its roster despite a decided lack of frontcourt versatility, managing director Jerry Colangelo invited Millsap to training camp in Las Vegas. Read More »

Smack / Jul 28, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Fat Joe Almost Punched Mark Cuban Once At A Jordan Sneaker Auction

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban has never been shy about voicing his opinion or talking a little smack when he gets a chance. According to Fat Joe, he crossed paths with the Dallas Mavericks owner at a sneaker auction and almost knocked him out. Read More »

Video / Jul 28, 2014 / 2:00 pm

First Look: Dwyane Wade Gatorade Ad With J.J. Watt & Bryce Harper

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (photo. Reebok)

A new Gatorade spot will premiere tonight starring the Heat’s Dwyane Wade. Wade is joined in the ad by Houston Texans’ defensive end J.J. Watt, the Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper. Regardless of the sport, or the level, Gatorade is now providing you with the same high-quality protein that fuels the best athletes across all spectrums of competition with Gatorade Recover. Read More »

Smack / Jul 28, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Jordan On LeBron Wearing No. 23: “I’m Cool With It”

Michael Jordan, LeBron James

Michael Jordan doesn’t care that LeBron James has elected to wear number 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and neither should you. His Airness told ESPN this morning that he’s “cool” with The King’s choice and that Jordan doesn’t “own a number.” Read More »

Video / Jul 28, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Zach LaVine Shows Off Otherworldly Hops At Seattle Pro-Am

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine (photo. Ballislife YouTube)

Two weeks ago, we wondered who would win a dunk contest featuring a dream field of crazy-athletic rookies Andrew Wiggins, Aaron Goron, and Zach LaVine. Though Wiggins and Gordon have done nothing in the interim to dissuade us from believing they’re worthy competitors, LaVine still might be on an entirely different stratosphere as a dunker. The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie showed off his otherworldly hops and insane mid-air dexterity in a casual dunk contest at the Seattle Pro-Am over the weekend. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Eric Bledsoe: “The Suns Are Using Restricted Free Agency Against Me”

Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns and restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe don’t appear to be anywhere close to a contract agreement. The Suns have all the leverage and are in no rush. As for Bledsoe, he is understandably frustrated. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 27, 2014 / 11:00 pm

adidas Officially Unveils The D Rose 5 Boost (Pics)

adidas D Rose 5 Boost

LAS VEGAS — Today adidas unveiled the D Rose 5 Boost during a special presentation with media members from around the world. Greg Anthony emceed the event and Damian Lillard joined the man of the hour, Derrick Rose, for the first basketball sneaker with boost technology. Read More »

Video / Jul 27, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Watch The New adidas Ad: “BOOST Changes Everything” With D-Rose & Damian Lillard

Derrick Rose, Damian Lilliard

Today adidas unveiled the Crazylight Boost and D Rose 5 Boost featuring the new boost technology that is changing the way your feet feel and perform in a basketball sneaker. In a new ad, Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose show you the difference in the ground-breaking cushioning innovation. Read More »

Smack / Jul 27, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Joakim Noah Is Happy For LeBron, But Hopes To “Kick His Ass”

Joakim Noah, LeBron James

With LeBron James leaving South Beach for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA lost one of its better rivalries of the past few seasons: the “Hollywood as hell” Miami Heat versus the rough-and-tumble Chicago Bulls. Reigning Defensive Player of the Year and general LeBron-agitator Joakim Noah, though, is already sparking flames between The King’s new team and his own. Though happy for James and the people of Cleveland, Noah recently said he hopes the Bulls “kick [LeBron's] ass as many times as possible.” Read More »