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GIFs, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 2:07 am

LaMarcus Aldridge Drops 40-Plus Again In Houston As Blazers Take 2-0 Series Lead

LaMarcus Aldridge, Terrence Jones

LaMarcus Aldridge, Terrence Jones (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

At one point, Omer Asik‘s body language resembled Charlie Brown after Lucy had yanked the football away from him yet again. That’s what LaMarcus Aldridge has done to most every Houston defender they’ve thrown at him during back-to-back games of 40-plus points in Houston to take a commanding 2-0 series lead heading back to Portland. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 1:00 am

GIF: Josh McRoberts’ Forearm Shiver to LeBron James’ Throat

LeBron James, Josh McRoberts

The Heat went up 2-0 on the Bobcats Wednesday night in Miami — they’re the only home team to do so in the first round — and LeBron James led the way with 32 points, eight assists, six rebounds, and four steals. Josh McRoberts had eight points, four assists, a lone rebound and a forearm shiver that almost popped LeBron’s Adam’s Apple through his larynx and out the back of his neck. It was just a foul, though. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 11:26 pm

Video: Gerald Henderson Denies Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem, Gerald Henderson

It is no secret the Miami Heat are one of the best fast-break teams in the league, but in the third quarter of Game 2 between the Heat and Bobcats, Gerald Henderson prevented Miami from an easy, transition bucket in impressive fashion. Mario Chalmers pump-faked the long jumper and dished a sweet bounce pass to Udonis Haslem, who was driving down the middle of the lane. Haslem thought he had a monster jam, but Henderson timed his jump perfectly and swatted away Haslem’s attempt. Read More »

Video / Apr 23, 2014 / 10:49 pm

New Allen Iverson Documentary To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

Allen Iverson

Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday night, IVERSON tells the story of the icon from Hampton, Virginia, who plied his trade in Philadelphia, Bubba Chuck himself, Allen Iverson. The eponymous documentary, from 214 Productions by first-time director Zatella Beattty, who co-produced with Mandalay Sports Media and Moore Entertainment, explores the crossovers, the tattoos, the brash style, but more importantly his journey, in his own words, to arrive as an icon for a certain generation of basketball fans. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Apr 23, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Al Jefferson & Pat Beverley Prepare To Play In Pain Because It’s The Playoffs

Al Jefferson, Chris Andersen

Al Jefferson, Chris Andersen (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

There were a couple of injuries in the opening weekend of the 2014 NBA Playoffs that could mean early exits for the team’s involved. Al Jefferson briefly left Game 1 between the Heat and Bobcats after a plantar fascia injury in the first quarter. Patrick Beverley appeared to strain the same right knee whose meniscus he tore late in the regular season, but stayed in Game 1 against the Blazers. Both injuries could spell doom for their respective teams even as both players plan to grit through the pain for the playoffs. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 23, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The Top 5 PG Prospects In This Year’s NBA Draft

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

I don’t think there’s any question that last year’s NBA Draft was one of the worst we’ve ever witnessed. Particularly, it doesn’t help that No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett had a horrific season with many already writing him off as a bust, and that other top five picks–Alex Len, Cody Zeller and even Otto Porter Jr., for the time he did play–disappointed fans this season. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 3:00 pm

2013-14 All-Fantasy Basketball Third Team

Goran Dragic

Goran Dragic (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

As much as we love to talk about the sleepers and the busts, fantasy championships are won by the stars. Just as in real life, if you have a Kevin Durant or a LeBron James or a Dwight Howard, you can ride them deep into the playoffs. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: Indiana’s Frank Vogel is “Coaching For His Job” In These Playoffs

Paul George, Roy Hibbert, Frank Vogel

Paul George, Roy Hibbert, Frank Vogel (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pacers have gone through a complete metamorphosis since jumping out of the gate to a 40-11 start to the season. They faltered badly down the stretch and barely eked out the No. 1 seed in a ramshackle Eastern Conference. Then they lost Game 1 at home against the sub-.500 Hawks and the fire alarms blared even louder. Now comes word that coach Frank Vogel is “coaching for his job” with anything short of an NBA Finals berth a possible cause for dismissal. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 23, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Reebok Classic Dropping Infamous “Blacktop Collection” This May

Reebok Classic "Blacktop Collection"

Summer is just around the corner, so hopefully you have your game ready for the streets. If not, this upcoming collection from Reebok Classic can help. Dropping May 9, the ever-popular Reebok Classic “Blacktop Collection” will be returning in two distinct colorway styles known as the “the Battleground” and “the Boulevard.” Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 23, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: James Dolan Tries To Block Phil Jackson From Firing Knicks Personnel

James Dolan, Phil Jackson

James Dolan, Phil Jackson (William Perlman-The Star-Ledger)

Who had one month as their over/under before new Knicks president Phil Jackson clashed with Chairman of MSG and owner of the Knicks, James Dolan? If so, you collect first prize. Of course it was Frank Isola of the New York Daily News whose source says the two egomaniacal personalities at the top of the Knicks food chain disagreed over the staff firings on Monday and continue to wrangle over the future of other team personnel Jackson would like to dismiss as he clears house for a new regime under his watch. Here we go! Read More »