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Latest News / Sep 2, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Reggie Jackson Will Look To Deals Of Hayward, Parsons For Next Contract

Reggie Jackson

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson says he isn’t too concerned about signing a contract extension before October 31 or entering restricted free agency next summer. That he’s looking to the newly-signed contracts of Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons for guidance in future negotiations, though, certainly doesn’t bode well for the Thunder. Read More »

NBA / Sep 2, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Maurice Harkless Says Magic Have “A Chance To Make The Playoffs”

Maurice Harkless

The lack of balance between the Western and Eastern Conferences still exists. There are at least 11 quality teams in the West, each of whom would expect to make the playoffs if it resided in the East. As is, though, even 2013-2014 postseason teams like the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors could find themselves on the outside looking in come April given the collective strength of their conference’s proletariat – the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans, and Denver Nuggets stand to improve this season, and Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers still loom. That certainly wouldn’t be the case if the Rockets and Warriors played in the East, but such is the league’s current landscape. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Sep 2, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Star In This 2013-14 NBA Block Party

Derrick Favors, Anthony Davis

If you’re getting tired of all the attention people are heaping on 21-year-old Pelicans forward, Anthony Davis, prepare to be disappointed. The glare of the spotlight will shine even brighter the closer the Brow gets to the MVP level we all agree he’s talented enough to achieve. So lets take a look at his defensive prowess during a sophomore season that saw him lead the league in blocks per game. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Sep 2, 2014 / 5:00 pm

New Zealand’s “Haka” Pre-Game Dance Is Epic, Despite Meh USA Reaction

New Zealand "Haka" Pre-Game Dance

A haka is a traditional war dance of the Maori people of New Zealand. Their rugby team first brought it to prominence, but their basketball team broke it out before taking on USA Basketball today, and the non-plussed American reaction belies how awesome the dance really looks. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 2, 2014 / 3:45 pm

5 GIFS To Show Why Team USA Should Be Leery Of Spain In FIBA Basketball World Cup

Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol

Spain is the biggest obstacle standing in the way of the USA team repeating as World Champions. Remember, this USA Basketball team is the youngest since they went on a 57-game (and counting) winning streak in exhibitions and official international games dating back to the 2006 World’s — where they finished third. Spain’s got a lot going for them, but these five GIFs do a good job explaining why their on-court product should have Coach K and his assistants weary at the prospect of facing them, most likely in the single-elimination round, or the Finals. Read More »

NBA / Sep 2, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistons

Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks

The Kobe Bryant stories just keep on coming. As the Los Angeles Lakers legend readies for the nineteenth season of his career, tales of Bryant’s unmatched and relentless drive to improve have been added to his historical lore on a seemingly daily basis. Former Laker and current Detroit Piston Jodie Meeks is the latest to extol Kobe’s work ethic, telling the Detroit Free Press that he’s been supremely influenced by his former teammate. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Sep 2, 2014 / 2:30 pm

NBA Live 15 Trailer “Visuals” Shows Off Game’s Insane Attention To Detail

NBA Live 15 (photo. EA Sports YouTube)

NBA Live 15 (photo. EA Sports YouTube)

There’s a new trailer for EA Sports’ NBA Live 15. “Visuals” shows off the game’s stunning realism, highlighting specific player facial reactions, celebrations, and signature moves in addition to crazy atmospheric detail. Read More »

Smack / Sep 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Dwyane Wade Used A “Hollywood As Hell” Backdrop At His Wedding

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union got married over the weekend. Everyone involved with the wedding reportedly signed non-disclosure agreements, so we probably won’t hear much about the actual proceedings. Still, several Instagram photos did make their way online and showed us how Wade turned a Joakim Noah quote into a wedding backdrop. Read More »

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 »