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NBA, Smack / Apr 24, 2014 / 11:47 am

Drake Admits The Rudy Gay Trade Changed Everything For The Raptors

Drake

Drake is a big Raptors fan. He’s from Toronto and he’s the team’s global ambassador. But the rapper also understands why the team started playing better once Rudy Gay got traded. He’s noted the impact Terrence Ross has had once the swingman entered the starting lineup. And he can even school you on the Vince Carter days. So it’s not a surprise to see him call Toronto a contender. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Twitter / Apr 24, 2014 / 11:30 am

LeBron James Shrugs Off McRoberts’ Forearm Foul, Leads Heat To Win

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Despite a tendency to relax after a pretty overwhelming Game 1 win at home, the Heat held on against a feisty Bobcats squad that had to deal with a tough injury to the focal point of their offense. But LeBron James was active all night, scoring 32 on just 17, handling a pretty tough foul, involving his teammates and throwing down a sick breakaway rim-rocker. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 24, 2014 / 10:45 am

James Harden Calls Reporter “Weirdo” After Game 2 Struggles

LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden

LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

The most apt comparison for James Harden‘s struggles through the first two games of the first-round series against the Blazers, was the 2012 NBA Finals. He shot 18-for-48 against the Heat in that series and after another off-night Wednesday in Houston’s Game 2 loss, he is now 14-for-47 through two games. Unfortunately, he compounded his second straight poor performance by getting into a little tiff with a reporter in the post-game presser then calling the reporter a “weirdo” as a Rockets PR rep moved him along. Read More »

Video / Apr 24, 2014 / 10:15 am

Nick Young Threw One Of The Worst First Pitches You Will Ever See

Nick Young

Nick Young threw out the first pitch for the L.A. Dodgers last night. It wasn’t very pretty… like at all. In fact, this might be the worst one we’ve ever seen. As the team’s Vine account noted, “A little too much swag on this pitch.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 2:07 am

LaMarcus Aldridge Drops 40-Plus Again In Houston As Blazers Take 2-0 Series Lead

LaMarcus Aldridge, Terrence Jones

LaMarcus Aldridge, Terrence Jones (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

At one point, Omer Asik‘s body language resembled Charlie Brown after Lucy had yanked the football away from him yet again. That’s what LaMarcus Aldridge has done to most every Houston defender they’ve thrown at him during back-to-back games of 40-plus points in Houston to take a commanding 2-0 series lead heading back to Portland. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 1:00 am

GIF: Josh McRoberts’ Forearm Shiver to LeBron James’ Throat

LeBron James, Josh McRoberts

The Heat went up 2-0 on the Bobcats Wednesday night in Miami — they’re the only home team to do so in the first round — and LeBron James led the way with 32 points, eight assists, six rebounds, and four steals. Josh McRoberts had eight points, four assists, a lone rebound and a forearm shiver that almost popped LeBron’s Adam’s Apple through his larynx and out the back of his neck. It was just a foul, though. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 11:26 pm

Video: Gerald Henderson Denies Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem, Gerald Henderson

It is no secret the Miami Heat are one of the best fast-break teams in the league, but in the third quarter of Game 2 between the Heat and Bobcats, Gerald Henderson prevented Miami from an easy, transition bucket in impressive fashion. Mario Chalmers pump-faked the long jumper and dished a sweet bounce pass to Udonis Haslem, who was driving down the middle of the lane. Haslem thought he had a monster jam, but Henderson timed his jump perfectly and swatted away Haslem’s attempt. Read More »

Video / Apr 23, 2014 / 10:49 pm

New Allen Iverson Documentary To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

Allen Iverson

Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday night, IVERSON tells the story of the icon from Hampton, Virginia, who plied his trade in Philadelphia, Bubba Chuck himself, Allen Iverson. The eponymous documentary, from 214 Productions by first-time director Zatella Beattty, who co-produced with Mandalay Sports Media and Moore Entertainment, explores the crossovers, the tattoos, the brash style, but more importantly his journey, in his own words, to arrive as an icon for a certain generation of basketball fans. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Apr 23, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Al Jefferson & Pat Beverley Prepare To Play In Pain Because It’s The Playoffs

Al Jefferson, Chris Andersen

Al Jefferson, Chris Andersen (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

There were a couple of injuries in the opening weekend of the 2014 NBA Playoffs that could mean early exits for the team’s involved. Al Jefferson briefly left Game 1 between the Heat and Bobcats after a plantar fascia injury in the first quarter. Patrick Beverley appeared to strain the same right knee whose meniscus he tore late in the regular season, but stayed in Game 1 against the Blazers. Both injuries could spell doom for their respective teams even as both players plan to grit through the pain for the playoffs. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 23, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The Top 5 PG Prospects In This Year’s NBA Draft

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

I don’t think there’s any question that last year’s NBA Draft was one of the worst we’ve ever witnessed. Particularly, it doesn’t help that No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett had a horrific season with many already writing him off as a bust, and that other top five picks–Alex Len, Cody Zeller and even Otto Porter Jr., for the time he did play–disappointed fans this season. Read More »