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FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 20, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Video: This Awesome Sequence Is USA Basketball In A Nutshell

James Harden

The names change for USA Basketball under Mike Krzyzewski, but the style certainly doesn’t. Athleticism, aggression, and overall speed rule the day for all of Coach K’s American teams, as perfectly evidenced by this awesome two-way sequence from Team USA in their exhibition against the Dominican Republic on Saturday night. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 20, 2014 / 10:26 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Informed Nike Under Armour Offered $265-285 Million

"Team Orange" Nike KD VI

After reports surfaced Under Armour had made Kevin Durant a grand-daddy offer of $325 million spread out over a decade, a report from Darren Rovell at ESPN today lowers that figure, but not so much as to fall under a quarter of a million dollars. Durant’s reps at Roc Nation, by letting Nike know the extent of UA’s offer — alleged to be between $265 and $285 million spread out over 10 years — allows them their contracturally obligated right to match the deal, Rovell adds. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Aug 20, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Faried Finishes Off-Glass Alley-Oop From Harden In Team USA Exhibition

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried (photo. battlesnba Instagram)

Apparently normal alley-oops are just too easy for Kenneth Faried and James Harden. Early in Team USA’s 105-62 drubbing of the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden tonight, the two paired up for an off-glass lob that set the tone for a game full of highlights. Read More »

Smack / Aug 20, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Kevin Durant On First Seeing 10-Year-Old Stephen Curry : “I Thought He Was White”

Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant

NEW YORK — During the NBA 2K Uncensored event yesterday, moderator Ernie Johnson asked the four players in attendence, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and NBA 2K15 cover athlete, Kevin Durant, whether they could remember the first time they heard about one of the other players on stage. The story Durant told about the first time he met a 10-year-old Stephen Curry had the players and most of those in attendance holding their sides with laughter. Read More »

GIFs, Video Games / Aug 20, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Nene Compares Anthony Davis To Street Fighter’s Yogi “Dhalsim”

Dhalsim, Anthony Davis

Wizards Brazilian big man Nene never struck us as a player prone to hyperbole. That’s what make his complimentary comments about Anthony Davis to NBA.com’s Steve Ashburner all the more flattering. When Nene compares you to an iconic Street Fighter character, you know you’ve made it. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Aug 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The Best Phantom Dunks Of The 2013-14 NBA Season

Kevin Durant

We already showed you the best dunks of the 2013-14 NBA Season, but with NBA cameras seemingly in every little crevice of the arena, they can now slow down the action, so you can watch every morsel of a throw-down frame by glorious frame. These delicious dunks never looked more reverential, and now you can experience all the high-flying action from last season in slow motion. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Teams Have More Twitter Fun With #NBAMovies

Joel Embiid, Beetle Juice

A refreshingly large number of NBA teams have upped their Twitter ante recently, adding photoshops, memes, and general engagement to common posts of team updates and franchise promotions. Many killed it earlier this summer with #NBASitcoms, an amusing exercise in combining the names of players and beloved television shows. It’s seemed inevitable in the interim that #NBAMovies was soon to follow, and today teams finally made good on that certainty. Read More »

GIFs, Twitter / Aug 20, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Video: Michael Jordan Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Michael Jordan

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that’s taken the sporting world by storm recently has crossed over and now includes His Airness, Michael Jordan. The GOAT called out Phil Jackson and the fellow members of his 1992 Dream Team to put up some cash and also take the challenge. Read More »

NBA / Aug 20, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Referee Dick Bavetta Retires After 39 Years

Dick Bavetta

Legendary NBA referee Dick Bavetta has retired after 39 years of work. The 74 year-old Bavetta served as official in a mind-bending record of 2,635 consecutive games from his debut on December 2, 1975 through the conclusion of the 2013-2014 season. Read More »

Smack / Aug 20, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Stephon Marbury To Appear In A Chinese Stage Play Titled “I Was Marbury”

Stephon Marbury

Stephon Marbury has spent the last five years of his basketball career in China. He has achieved success on the court and become a celebrity off it. Now, he’s getting his own stage play. Read More »