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GIFs, Latest News / Sep 16, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Timberwolves Will Open Training Camp With Wiggins, LaVine Dunk-Off

Zach LaVine

Who wanted to wait until February’s All-Star break anyway? According to a report, the Minnesota Timberwolves will open training camp for the 2014-2015 season with a midnight madness-style event featuring a dunk contest between high-flying rookies Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Read More »

College / Sep 16, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Rose Says Chris Webber Should Make Amends With Michigan, Apologize

Jalen Rose

Chris Webber’s NCAA-mandated, 10-year dissociation with the University of Michigan ended last year, but the “Fab Five” star has yet to make amends with the maize and blue. And according to ex-teammate Jalen Rose, Webber is doing a massive disservice to all those involved during their infamous but storied time in Ann Arbor by refusing to bury the hatchet. Read More »

Smack / Sep 16, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Tim Duncan Will Be Appearing In An Issue Of The Punisher

Sydney Duncan, Tim Duncan, Draven Duncan

Tim Duncan once wore a knee brace with the logo of Marvel’s The Punisher on it. Now, the five-time NBA champion will appear in an upcoming issue of the Marvel comic series. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 16, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Likely Top-5 Draft Pick Emmanuel Mudiay Signs With Under Armour

Emmanuel Mudiay (photo. Under Armour)

Emmanuel Mudiay is already reaping the financial benefits of playing overseas before coming to the NBA. The high school class of 2014 phenom and potential number one pick in the NBA draft has signed an endorsement contract with Under Armour, the company announced today. Read More »

NBA / Sep 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Fully Healthy, Deron Williams Plans On Resuming Superstar Status

(photo. NBATattoos.Tumblr.com)

The cause of Deron Williams’ basketball NBA nadir was no secret. The Brooklyn Nets’ supposed franchise cornerstone played on injured ankles in each of the last two seasons, culminating in the most disappointing campaign of his career in 2013-2014. When it was announced in late May that Williams had double surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle and a loose bone fragment from his right, it hardly spelled a comeback for a player many once considered the league’s best point guard. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Sep 16, 2014 / 12:30 pm

New NBA 2K15 Trailer “The Land” Features Revamped Cavs Starting Lineup Intros

LeBron James

The colossal NBA 2K franchise is launching NBA 2K15 in less than a month (Oct. 7) after an offseason that included a usually bereft Cavs franchise landing LeBron James and Kevin Love. In 2K’s new trailer for the game, “The Land,” we get a sneak peek at the refurbished starting lineup introductions for the Cavs featuring ‘Bron, Love, recent FIBA World Cup MVP, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao. Cavs fans rejoice. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 16, 2014 / 12:00 pm

An Inside Look At The Rookie Transition Program Reveals A Lot

Jabari Parker

Last month, we told you about the odd advice that incoming NBA players get at the Rookie Transition Program. Now, we have the full details as to what really happens when the rookies come together to learn a few life lessons from the NBA. Read More »

Smack / Sep 16, 2014 / 11:11 am

Klay Thompson’s Agent Says He’s The “Best Two-Way, Two-Guard In Basketball”

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson

While some have criticized the Golden State Warriors for failing to offer up young shooting guard Klay Thompson in order to snag Kevin Love in a trade this summer, others believe it was in the best interests of their team moving forward. Now Thompson’s agent, Bill Duffy — getting a head start on a max extension he’s seeking for Klay before the Oct. 31 deadline — has declared Klay the “best two-way, two-guard in basketball.” Read More »

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 »