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NBA, Smack / Apr 16, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Gary Payton: Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook Not On My Level

Gary Payton

Gary Payton‘s never been one to hold back. MVP? Kevin Durant, no question. LeBron? He won it two years in a row, but now it’s a new era. Russell Westbrook? He’s the new-school point guard but there are only three real lead guards left. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 16, 2014 / 4:00 pm

First Look: Nike X PPP Collection Coming Soon

Nike x PPP collection

Nike x PPP collection (photo. Nike)

On April 26 Nike teams with the PIGALLE — aka Pain O Chokolat — crew to release an authentic collection of the basketball lifestyle. The collection features the iconic Nike Air Force 1 Hi and Lo paired with a pair of tank-tops, shorts, a basketball and a snapback to complete an overall basketball X street aesthetic which represents the game’s organic roots on urban playgrounds in the US and abroad. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The 10 Funniest GIFs From The NBA Season

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young ( Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

For better or for worse, technology appears to be evolving at the speed of light. One of the many positives of this rapid change is the ability to be entertained from multiple areas, including the .gif, compressed image files. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Report: Bucks To Announce Sale Of Team Today For $550 Million

Herb Kohl

Herb Kohl (Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports)

Long-time owner of the Milwaukee Bucks Herb Kohl is expected to announce the sale of the game to hedge-fund billionaires (is there any other kind) Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry in a deal valued at $550 million, sources familiar with the transaction tell Marc Stein of ESPN. Kohl has added a condition to the sale that the team remain in Milwaukee. Bratwurst for everyone!!! Read More »

Video / Apr 16, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Isaiah Thomas Surprises His Biggest Fan: 98-Year-Old Feling Mostajo

Isaiah Thomas

Despite the Kings again missing the playoffs this year, they got an outstanding contribution from 5-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas. The third-year guard will be a restricted free agent at the end of the year, so the Kings need to figure out whether Zeke’s going to be their point guard of the future. One Kings fan, who will surprise you, certainly hopes he re-signs. Read More »

College / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:00 pm

NCAA Approves Unlimited Meals For Athletes After Shabazz Napier Quote

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

Before the 2014 NCAA Final between the Connecticut Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats, UCONN senior Shabazz Napier, made headlines when he called Northwestern union ruling, “kind of great.” Napier ruffled some Connecticut lawmaker’s feathers when he said that sometimes he goes to bed “starving.” Now the NCAA has approved a plan to give college athletes carte blanche to consume as much free food and snacks as they want. Read More »

High School, Video / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:45 am

Another Incredible Seventh Woods Mixtape

Seventh Woods

Seventh Woods is one of the most exciting high school players we’ve ever seen, and his first mixtape last year nearly broke the Internet. Now on the eve of a promised sophomore year video, Hoopmixtape dropped another look-back at some of the 6-2 guard’s greatest highlights. One thing of note: Woods, the No. 18 prospect in the 2016 ESPN 25, was 14 years old in every highlight in this video. Fourteen! Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:30 am

Jabari Parker Should Declare For The NBA Draft

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Today the world will find out if Jabari Parker will remain a Duke Blue Devil for his sophomore season, or continue the path of fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid by declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft. (The Chicago Tribune, however, which is Parker’s hometown newspaper, is reporting the freshman is still unsure about his plans.) The Wayman Tisdale Award recipient as college basketball’s top freshman has quite the decision on his hands–a decision everyone involved in basketball is anticipating. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:00 am

Why Andrew Bogut Will Miss The Playoffs & Why It’s A Huge Loss For The Warriors

Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

The Golden State Warriors have locked up the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, and will face the hated Clippers in the first round. This makes for some exciting basketball, but Mark Jackson‘s ecclesiastical Dubs will be without their defensive stalwart in the middle after an MRI revealed that Andrew Bogut has cracked one of his ribs. This is more serious than it sounds. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 16, 2014 / 2:04 am

Suns Ballboy Says, “The Whole Spurs Team Gave Off A Nice Fragrance”

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs (photo. @Spurs)

The r/NBA community on reddit is composed of a fantastic group of readers and contributors. It’s a must-read almost daily for the basketball minutiae they share every day. They’re also a great place for NBA people — Daryl Morey being one — to stop by and chat with redditors. Recently a pair of Phoenix Suns bagllboys stopped by for an AMA (ask me anything), and they had some interesting — though not surprising — things to say about the Spurs’ odor. Read More »