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NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Dirk Nowitzki: Kobe Bryant Is “Probably The Greatest Player In My Generation”

Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant

Dirk Nowitzki is a better shooter than Reggie Miller, anyway. A day after the Indiana Pacers Hall-of-Famer bashed Kobe Bryant, the Dallas Mavericks’ future one praised his fellow championship-winning elder statesman. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Videos: Vince Carter Catches Fire In Second Quarter Versus Warriors

Vince Carter

It was Vinsanity during the second quarter of the Memphis Grizzlies’ win over the streaking Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. Watch Vince Carter live up to his nickname and get FedEx Forum rocking by hitting three treys in four possessions during his team’s game-defining run. Read More »

Smack / Dec 17, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Tyson Chandler Says He Feels Sorry For Carmelo Anthony Amid Knicks Woes

Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony

Tyson Chandler’s departure from the New York Knicks was contentious. Phil Jackson did everything but outright call him a cancer, and the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year responded aggressively. But bonds forged through basketball supersede such talk, and Chandler hates to see a certain former teammate struggle to lift the Big Apple’s team from its nadir. Read More »

Video / Dec 17, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Watch Kevin Durant Become Second Youngest Player To Reach 15,000 Points

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. NBA YouTube)

Before the Oklahoma City Thunder battled the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night, reigning MVP Kevin Durant sat down with USA Today to praise former Team USA teammate Kobe Bryant’s work ethic and dedication to his craft after Mamba passed Michael Jordan for third on the all-time scoring list. KD also dispelled any speculation that he or any other player would not want to play alongside Bryant because of his often criticized leadership and demeanor among teammates. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

GIF: Dwyane Wade Puts Jarrett Jack On Spin Cycle For Crafty Reverse Layup

Dwyane Wade

Who needs elite explosiveness when you have craft and nuance like this? Watch Dwyane Wade lull Jarrett Jack to sleep before quickly spinning out of a post-up for sick a reverse layup in the Miami Heat’s 95-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Jamal Crawford Says He Has Special Moves Reserved For All-Star Game

Jamal Crawford

Don’t let yourselves down, NBA fans. If Jamal Crawford says something like this, he should damn well be voted an All-Star starter – for your benefit as much as his. When told by a reporter that he believes Crawford is the best active player to never appear in the mid-season classic, the Los Angeles Clippers super-sub said that he has special moves he’s been saving just for that opportunity. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Dec 17, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Damian Lillard Left Off Top Point Guard Lists; Tweets “It’s Always Been This Way”

Damian Lillard, Isiah Thomas, Greg Anthony

Damian Lillard received only one collegiate scholarship offer. He played four years at Weber State. And he was cut from USA Basketball’s FIBA World Cup squad in August. The Portland Trail Blazers point guard knows what it’s like to be underappreciated, and has used that feeling as fuel for a still burgeoning All-Star career. And he was just afforded even more of it. Read More »

Smack / Dec 17, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Kevin Durant On Players Not Wanting To Play With Kobe: “That’s [Expletive]”

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant

After Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, Kevin Durant sent him a congratulatory text. The 2014 NBA MVP recently spoke with USA Today‘s Sam Amick and extolled the Lakers great for his work ethic and commitment to the game. When asked if the ideas in Henry Abbott’s infamous ESPN feature — that reported players didn’t want to play in LA because of Kobe — were true, Durant couldn’t hold back about the “BS.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 11:30 am

GIF: Russell Westbrook Destroys Rim On Tomahawk Jam, Then…Raises The Roof?

Russell Westbrook

If we had to make a list of the most entertaining NBA players to watch right now, Russell Westbrook would be at, or near, the top. The Thunder point guard is also playing out of his mind since returning from a hand injury that kept him out of 15 games earlier this season. Against Sacramento last night, Russ continued to abuse OKC opponents, and even brought back a celebration that was at its peak way back in the 1990s. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 17, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Marc Gasol & The Grizzlies End Warriors’ 16-Game Winning Streak

Klay Thompson, Marc Gasol, Marreese Speights

The Warriors and Grizzlies, who own the top two records in the NBA through the NBA’s first quarter of the season, squared off in Memphis last night, and the Grizzlies ended the Warriors franchise-best 16-game winning streak, defeating them 105-98. Despite the win, the Warriors were right in the mix late in the game, and with a hopeful return of Andrew Bogut from a lingering knee issue, they’ll do a lot better at stopping Marc Gasol, who led the way for Memphis with 24 points and seven rebounds in the home win. Read More »