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NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Ranking The Top 10 NBA Rookie Of The Year Candidates For 2014-2015

NBA Draft

The NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award is not only one of the most popular postseason accolades among fans, but it arguably the most prestigious award a young player can win outside of MVP. The list of former winners ranges from Hall of Famers such as Wilt Chamberlain, Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), and Michael Jordan to current NBA superstars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Tim Duncan. More often than not, the winner of the ROY award goes on to become a really good NBA player. Read More »

NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Report: Kevin Garnett Will Start And Play Significant Minutes For Nets If Healthy

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett isn’t going anywhere. Not only will the 38 year-old KG stave off retirement and play this season, but Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins has big plans for the future Hall-of-Famer, too. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 15, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Report: Don’t Rule Out Oklahoma City Thunder Trading For Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo may or may not have made a trade request to the Boston Celtics, but it’s safe to say he wants out of Beantown regardless. And according to one national writer, the Oklahoma City Thunder are a realistic destination for the disgruntled Celtics star. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Durant Says Allen Iverson Is “Pound For Pound The Best” In Instagram Post

Kevin Durant, Allen Iverson

It’s only natural that today’s NBA generation would idolize 2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson. The twentysomething superstars of 2014 were still in their formative basketball years as The Answer rose to such rare heights in the late 1990s and early 2000s, surely influenced by Iverson’s flair, attitude, and, most importantly, success. Kevin Durant counts himself among that group, as the reigning MVP confirmed on Instagram yesterday by calling Iverson “pound for pound the best.” Read More »

Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Blake Griffin Recites #SlamDunkPoetry In Three Hilarious, Emotional Videos

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. VIZIO YouTube)

Blake Griffin is the world’s best hoops slammer. And on the stage under the lights, he does grammar with even more glamour.

With that out of the way, watch the Los Angeles Clippers superstar take on poetry in these hilarious videos courtesy of VIZIO. Read More »

College, High School / Sep 15, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Remember This Name: Jaylen Brown, Class Of 2015 Superstar

Jaylen Brown

Meet Jaylen Brown. He is a 17-year-old, 6-7 wing that hails from Marietta, Georgia. Some say he reminds them of 2014 second overall Draft pick Jabari Parker with more athleticism. Some say he resembles the number one small forward out of the class of 2014, Stanley Johnson, who will be suiting up for the Arizona Wildcats later this year. However, Brown is writing his own path, and by the way he has been rocking it on the hardwood lately, his name will be in the spotlight for years to come. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 15, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Ricky Rubio Never Talked To Kevin Love About His Future

Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love

Kevin Love made it clear earlier this summer he would not re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves next summer when he had the option to opt out. It put the team in a position where they needed to trade him, which eventually ended up in a pretty good deal for them. Ricky Rubio revealed over the weekend he did not have a conversation with Love about his future. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Mock Draft / Sep 15, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: Steph Curry Hones His Craft In Madrid

Stephen Curry (photo. NBA YouTube)

It’s become conventional wisdom that Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter in the world. The Golden State Warriors superstar made an incredible and record-setting 533 treys over the past two seasons, connecting on 43.9 percent of his attempts in the process. The numbers are staggering, obviously, but they almost do a disservice to Curry’s heretofore unseen marksmanship. No player in the league takes more difficult three-pointers than Curry, but his efficiency remains on par with basketball’s designated, standstill snipers. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 15, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Check Out This LeBron James-Johnny Manziel Mash-Up Jersey

LeBron James

There’s a lot of hope in “The Land” these days. LeBron James has returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Johnny Manziel — while still a backup quarterback — has generated a lot of buzz for the Cleveland Browns. Yesterday, the Browns played in their home opener against the New Orleans Saints. Spotted in the crowd: a LeBron-Manziel mash-up jersey. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

These 360 Degree Videos Of Team USA Posing With Gold Medals Are Awesome

Derrick Rose, James Harden

Derrick Rose, James Harden (photo. FIBA Vine)

Among the things we loved most about the World Cup were the unique replays and camera angles offered by the FIBA broadcast team. We were privy to awesome views of the games in Spain to which we simply aren’t accustomed from NBA action, and it made the rare August-September basketball even better than we were anticipating. Though Team USA took down upstart Serbia in the gold medal game yesterday and officially ended the tournament in the process, the FIBA experience was far from over for fans. Read More »