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2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 31, 2014 / 11:15 am

Pat Riley On LeBron: “It Was A Tough Blow, We’ve Recovered Well”

Erik Spoelstra, LeBron James, Pat Riley

Yesterday, Pat Riley addressed reporters for the first time since LeBron James announced his decision to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s disappointed, but also very defiant as the Heat look to remain competitive in the East. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Jul 31, 2014 / 10:45 am

King Of The Hill: Watch Kevin Durant Vs. James Harden Vs. Paul George

James Harden, Kevin Durant, Paul George

Following Day 3 of Team USA camp in Vegas, James Harden, Kevin Durant and Paul George put in some extra work by taking each other in games of one-on-one. You don’t want to miss them do battle with a series of floaters, step-backs, reverse layups and dunks as each sought to impose their will on the others. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, instagram / Jul 31, 2014 / 10:00 am

Derrick Rose Has Likely Won Team USA Spot

Derrick Rose, Trey Burke

Derrick Rose has been drawing rave reviews for his play in Vegas during Team USA tryouts before the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. National Team coach Mike Krzyzewksi said Rose was better than four years ago when Rose won the league MVP, and another college coach, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, said he’s been the most impressive player at the camp. So it’s no wonder Rose is making the team as he inadvertently let slip in Vegas yesterday. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 31, 2014 / 9:30 am

‘Wolves Negotiating Kevin Love Trade Only With Cavs

Kevin Love, Anderson Varejao

Various reports over the last week had the Bulls and Warriors as possible landing spots for Kevin Love, but it is now believed — according to Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst of ESPN — the Cavs remain the only team the Timberwolves were talking to on Wednesday about a possible Love swap before the end of August, but after the August 23 date when No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins becomes available to involve in the package. Read More »

Smack / Jul 30, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Dion Waiters: “I Have To Make Adjustments”

Dion Waiters

Tension in the fragile relationship between Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters almost boiled over last season. And as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pair of ball-dominant guards readies for basketball life with LeBron James, one of them will have to take a backseat. Given Irving’s All-Star caliber, his recent $90 million extension, and natural playmaking instincts, the onus falls on Waiters to make wholesale adjustments or risk falling by the wayside. Fortunately for coach David Blatt and the Cavs, Waiters says he plans to do just that as a result of James’ homecoming. Read More »

NBA / Jul 30, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Paul George: “I’m A Big Fan Of Damian [Lillard]“

Damian Lillard

Detractors of the NBA point to a lack of rivalries and friendly relationships between opposing players as reason why today’s game pales in comparison to that of the past’s. The latter point is especially justifiable; the question is whether or not that it matter. For those that appreciate the camaraderie of modern players, congregations like USA Basketball training camp is quotable gold. Paul George is the latest national team member to bestow praise on another, telling TrailBlazers.com that he’s “a big fan” of fellow All-Star Damian Lillard. Read More »

Video / Jul 30, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Jeremy Lin “Goes Hollywood” In Hilarious Parody Video

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin (photo. jlin7 YouTube)

Jeremy Lin is taking his talents back to California in 2014-2015 after being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. And three months removed from tip-off of the coming season, the Harvard graduate is already capitalizing on the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Lin starred in “Jeremy Lin Goes Hollywood,” a hilarious parody video featuring actor Harry Shum, musician AJ Rafael, and filmmaker Phil Wang. Read More »

Playground / Jul 30, 2014 / 4:32 pm

Video: EBC Celebrity Challenge Highlights

Big Sean

This past weekend, The Barclays Center hosted the 2014 EBC Celebrity Challenge, which featured some notable NBA talent and streetball players from various regions. In the first annual game at the Barclays, the three-game showdown featured players such as Marcus Williams (LA Team), Nolan Smith (DMV Team), Jarret Jack ( DMV Team), Erving Walker (NY Team) and other notable ballers. Read More »

GIFs, Playground, Video / Jul 30, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Watch Ball Up Lose First Game Ever In Birmingham

Ball Up Streetball Birmingham

Records are meant to be broken. After going four years without suffering a loss, the Ball Up all-stars team – coached by Gilbert Arenas – were defeated by the team representing Birmingham, Alabama, 84-83, over the weekend. Read More »

Smack / Jul 30, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Wall On Goal For Wizards: “All You Can Ask For Now Is The Finals”

John Wall

The Washington Wizards just enjoyed their most successful season in nearly a decade, winning a playoff series for the first time since 2005. However, that doesn’t mean John Wall is satisfied with his team’s standing in the Eastern Conference. Discussing his goals for the upcoming season after practicing with Team USA, Washington’s All-Star point guard said, “All you can ask for now is the finals.” Read More »