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FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 2, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Curry Feeds Faried For Crazy Halfcourt Lob Against New Zealand

Kenneth Faried

The value of energy in basketball knows no bounds, especially when coupled with athleticism like Kenneth Faried’s. Team USA’s starting power forward has used those attributes and a burgeoning skill-set to crush World Cup competition so far, shooting 14-of-17 from the field entering today’s game versus New Zealand. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Sep 2, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Sky Above The Rim For Alley-Oop Versus New Zealand

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. gifdsports Vine)

Anthony Davis isn’t only getting better, but he’s getting bigger and longer, too. He put the latter attribute on display early in Team USA’s game against New Zealand today, getting his elbows well above the rim to finish a lob from Kyrie Irving. Read More »

Twitter / Sep 2, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Gerald Green’s Bonkers Off-The-Wall Windmill Flush

Gerald Green

We’re jealous of how easy Gerald Green makes normally difficult dunks appear. Like he just rolled out of bed into some sneakers, and all of a sudden the normal rules of gravity don’t apply. This off-the-ball throw-down caught in a Vine video is just such an occasion. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 2, 2014 / 11:15 am

Stephen Curry Defends His Under Armour Sneakers On Twitter

Stephen Curry

Over the weekend, Kevin Durant remained with Nike after they chose to match Under Armour‘s 10-year deal that was reported to be in the $265-$285 million range. ESPN’s Bomani Jones used this news to take a dig at Stephen Curry‘s Under Armour shoes. Steph responded on Twitter and defended himself. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 2, 2014 / 10:30 am

Wolves’ Gorgui Dieng Helps Senegal Upset Croatia, Continues FIBA Beast Mode

Gorgui Dieng

The big news in the FIBA World Cup — besides Spain’s domination of a very good Brazil team, turning them into the hometown favorites after America’s sloppy performance against Turkey — has been the play of ‘Wolves center Gorgui Dieng for surprising Senegal. The African nation sits at 2-1 in pool play after upsetting Croatia yesterday, 77-75. Read More »

NBA / Sep 1, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Why DeMarcus Cousins Is Right When He Says, “I Am A Role Model, Absolutely”

DeMarcus Cousins

It’s easy for fans to malign DeMarcus Cousins. His behavior on the court can be equal parts brilliant and cringe-worthy — of the latter, when he goes out of his way to antagonize a referee he feels hasn’t been fair. But when Cousins recently told NBA.com, “I am a role model, absolutely,” he wasn’t being ironic. The boy from Mobile, Alabama has grown into one of the more dominant big men in the NBA and after making Team USA this summer, following two exasperating tryouts in the last two years, the sky’s the limit — just don’t tell the fans still gulping the Boogie haterade in a 42 oz. Slurpee cup. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Sep 1, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Derrick Rose Says He’s “Feeling Good” After Back-To-Back With Team USA

Derrick Rose

Despite electrifying peers and coaches during USA Basketball tryouts, Derrick Rose ran into some soreness during exhibition play in the lead up to the FIBA World Cup in Spain, which started this past weekend. After playing against Finland on Saturday in a blowout and a much more heavily-contested game against Turkey on Sunday, Derrick Rose tells Marc Stein of ESPN he’s “Feeling good,” though his positivity will do little to squelch the fears of Bulls fans. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 1, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Mason Plumlee Handles Inane Question On Coach K Connection & Team USA

Mason Plumlee

Perhaps one of the more surprising members for USA Basketball this year, was Nets big man, Mason Plumlee. Some decided to shroud the selection in conspiracy, claiming Plum only made it because he played under Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski while at Duke and also endorses Nike, who is the official sponsor and outfits the FIBA World Cup men’s basketball team. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 1, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Building The Brand: Players Who Deserve Their Own Signature Line

adidas Crazylight Boost

When Nike took a chance in 1984-85 to give a rookie out of North Carolina by the name of Michael Jordan his own sneaker line, the marketing world in sports changed forever. Nike has become one of the most recognized brands in the world, while MJ has built an empire that is producing millions from retro releases. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 1, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Video: Klay Thompson To Anthony Davis For One-Handed Alley-Oop

Anthony Davis

USA Basketball romped Finland in their opening game on Saturday, but yesterday’s follow-up against Turkey did not go as planned. The USA was down by five at halftime, and needed Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried to step up before they were able to pull away. One bucket by Davis, who scored all of his 19 points in the second half, was a one-handed alley-oop you have to see again. Read More »