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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 »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 20, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Newly Re-Mastered Converse CONS Weapon Kicks Launch This Week

CONS Weapon Black

Converse might have been your dad’s brand, but they’re still classic. Their definitive silhouette comes back after yesterday announcing the launch of the new Converse CONS Weapon sneaker, joining the CONS Weapon Skate, Relfective Mesh, Patchwork and Ray Pack all launched earlier this summer. Read More »

Smack, Video Games / Aug 20, 2014 / 11:45 am

Video: Steph Curry Picks Winners Of NBA Jam Style Tournament

Stephen Curry

There’s no better basketball video game than NBA Jam. The 2-on-2 arcade classic of the 1990s is now one of the most popular cell phone apps among hoops junkies, proving that the game’s unique flair for style, announcing, and general game-play knows no generational bounds. What would be even better than playing NBA Jam, though? A real-life knockout tournament in the game’s vein featuring the league’s best tandems. Read More »

College, High School / Aug 20, 2014 / 11:15 am

Watch I Love Basketball TV, “How We Grind” Episode 2

Stanford Robinson

Coach Rocky is back with I Love Basketball TV’s “How We Grind” Episode 2, where viewers get a first-hand view of Rocky scrimmaging with top Division I recruits — like Indiana’s Stanford Robinson, and North Carolina State’s Leenard Freeman — before putting them through one of his taxing workouts. Read More »

NBA / Aug 20, 2014 / 11:00 am

Kobe Says He’s Different Player Than Before But Equally Effective

Kobe Bryant

Among the most necessary attributes of the NBA’s true greats is longevity. A relative flash in the pan of brilliance a la Tracy McGrady or player that enjoyed sustained effectiveness but a fleeting peak like Dwyane Wade are considered steps below the game’s historical elite despite multiple individual seasons that are close to unmatched. Their utmost best was arguably better than Kobe Bryant’s, but the Los Angeles Lakers legend played levels closer to his pinnacle for far longer than McGrady and Wade did theirs. That matters, and as Bryant steps firmly into the twilight of his career, don’t think he doesn’t know it. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA, Video Games / Aug 20, 2014 / 10:30 am

NBA 2K15 Uncensored: Durant Says He’s Best At Scoring & Talks Team USA

Kevin Durant NBA 2K Uncensored

Kevin Durant was sitting right next to James Harden when Harden said he was the best all-around player in the NBA. Durant had his turn to talk, too, during the NBA 2K Uncensored event, and he explained his decision to leave USA Basketball after training with them in Vegas, his video game peers and why he’s the best scorer in the NBA. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Aug 20, 2014 / 9:30 am

At NBA 2K15 Event, Harden Reiterates He’s “Best All-Around Player In The NBA”

James Harden 2K Uncensored

NEW YORK — After a sit-down with ESPN’s Scoop Jackson featured James Harden describing himself as the best player alive, Harden reiterated that confident stance while surrounded by USA Basketball teammates, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis, and former teammate Kevin Durant during the NBA 2K “Uncensored” event in New York City yesterday as part of their promotion for the launch of NBA 2K15 in October. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 20, 2014 / 8:30 am

Report: Derrick Rose Bothered By Knee Soreness; Should Play In Exhibition

Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has sat out the last two practices in the lead up to USA Basketball‘s exhibition game tonight against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. He’s said to be experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired knees, but is expected to play tonight, according to National Team coach Mike Krzyzewski. Read More »

Video / Aug 19, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Terrence Ross & Stanley Johnson Dazzle In Seattle Pro-Am Debut

Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson (photo. Balliflife)

Basketball fans, including us, may have been transfixed at Anthony Davis and company’s showcase at Team USA’s FIBA World Cup exhibition match against Brazil at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, but there were plenty of sparks coming off the court in the Pacific Northwest last weekend that were too good to be overlooked. Former NBA Slam Dunk winner and current Toronto Raptor Terrence Ross and incoming NCAA freshman Stanley Johnson – who recently committed to Arizona – made their Seattle Pro-Am debuts this past weekend, and they sure brought their “A” game. Read More »

Playground, We Reminisce / Aug 19, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Mixtaped: How And1 Changed The Way We Watch And Think About Basketball

AND1 Mixtape Vol. 6

Before the turn of the millennium, something happened that would alter the basketball landscape for the entire decade to come. It would change the way fans think about the sport, the manner in which we consume it, and it would spawn whole cottage industries of hoops that few of us could have imagined or predicted. It was the arrival of the And1 Mixtape Volume 1. Read More »