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GIFs, Video / Jan 29, 2015 / 11:45 pm

Watch Victor Oladipo Fly Through Lane For Beautiful Two-Handed Slam

Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo

This wouldn’t win the dunk contest – not even close. That Victor Oladipo can do it so comfortably during a game is certainly encouraging for his coming performance on February 14, though. Watch the Orlando Magic high-flier soar through an open lane for a gorgeous two-handed slam in his team’s 115-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Read More »

College / Jan 29, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Watch Mizzou’s Keanau Post Swat Devin Booker’s Dunk Attempt With Authority

Keanau Post, Devin Booker

This is one of the most powerful dunk rejections we’ve ever seen. It’s made even more impressive that the player who performed it is a deep reserve for a college basketball bottom-feeder. Watch Missouri’s Keanau Post absolutely swat a poster attempt by Kentucky’s Devin Booker during tonight’s game between the SEC squads. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Video: Vince Carter Leaves Game After Non-Contact Lower Leg Injury

Vince Carter, Wilson Chandler

We’re sick of writing about injuries. When a future Hall-of-Famer playing for a legitimate title contender suffers one, though, it’s certainly newsworthy. Watch as Memphis Grizzlies wing Vince Carter comes up limp after planting his left foot while playing defense during his team’s game against the Denver Nuggets. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2015 / 8:15 pm

Report: Dwight Howard Could Be Out “Extended Time”

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard wasn’t named a Western Conference All-Star reserve, but it’s safe to say the Houston Rockets center has far bigger concerns than that. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowksi, Howard might be sidelined for an “extended time” with more nagging knee pain. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 29, 2015 / 7:15 pm

ASG Reserves Announced; Damian Lillard, Kyle Korver Left Off Rosters

Kyle Korver, Damian Lillard

Three Atlanta Hawks have been named All-Stars. What incredible volumes it speaks of the team’s performance in 2014-2015 thus far that such an achievement ranks as a relative disappointment. The league revealed the coaches’ choices for All-Star Game reserves today, and Atlanta’s Kyle Korver and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard were among those left off rosters of their respective conferences – for now. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Jan 29, 2015 / 4:30 pm

J.R. Smith Knows He Had Little To Do With Kyrie Irving’s 55 Points (Pic)

J.R. Smith, Kyrie Irving

We were talking with another basketball writer last night and we both made comments about how much fun J.R. Smith gets out of being a professional basketball player. There are some characteristics he’s missing that could elevate his game to another level, but no one can accuse the man of not having good time, or some semblance of a sense of humor. After Kyrie Irving applauded how “It was a total team effort” following last night’s 55-point eruption, Smith’s reaction — a screen shot of which he posted to Instagram — is a good example why. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2015 / 3:30 pm

Parsons Says James Harden Is “Best Player In Basketball Right Now”

Chandler Parsons, James Harden

Chandler Parsons and James Harden have come a long way since the war of words over the summer after Parsons spurned the Rockets to sign a three-year, $46 million deal with the Mavs. Their mutual gripe followed Harden’s disparaging comments about Chandler as a replaceable “role player,” but it ended in Vegas at the casino, and now Parsons says Harden is “the best player in basketball right now.” Read More »

Twitter / Jan 29, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Hawks Forced To Adjust Twitter Avatar Amid 17-Game Win Streak

Atlanta Hawks

NBA diehards have a nearly infinite amount of reasons to glean joy from the Atlanta Hawks’ success. Among the most meta of them is that the team’s official twitter account ushered in the increasingly engaging and witty social media accounts of squads throughout the league over the past couple years. And now that the Hawks are dominating, their tweet game has reached an all-time high – such a height, in fact, that they’ve had to adjust their twitter avatar. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 29, 2015 / 2:15 pm

No Timetable For Dwyane Wade’s Return; Likely Out For “Extended Period”

Dwyane Wade

This has to be frustrating for the Miami Heat. The team’s underwhelming play this season is hardly due to substandard performance from Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh, but related to a rash of injuries to ancillary players first and foremost. The Heat’s stars haven’t only played up to optimistic preseason levels, but also remained relatively healthy – until now. After Wade suffered a hamstring strain in Miami’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, there’s no timetable for his return to the floor and a report says he could miss “an extended period.” Read More »

Video / Jan 29, 2015 / 1:30 pm

‘Wolves Tease Kevin Love With Video Hyping Mike Miller’s Return To Minny

Mike Miller

Mike Miller (photo. Minnesota Timberwolves)

Kevin Love will play his first and only game at the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Target Center this Saturday. The team has been relentlessly hyping the presence of its former franchise player and the star-studded Cleveland Cavaliers during television broadcasts all season long, to an extent that feels close to overkill. Are Minny faithful really that excited to watch Love don an opposing uniform in-person for the first time? Given this amusing promotional video for the game, ‘Wolves fans are actually looking forward to #TheReturn of a different Cavalier – Mike Miller. Read More »