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NBA / Oct 22, 2014 / 5:45 pm

NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard In Survey

Kobe Bryant, Klay Thompson

Houston Rockets All-NBA First Team honoree James Harden believes that he’s “the best all-around basketball player in the NBA.” Meanwhile, the agent of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson recently opined that his client is “the best two-way 2-guard in basketball.” So, where does that leave fellow shooting guard and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant? Well behind Harden and Thompson as the league’s third best player at his position, at least according to a survey of NBA general managers. Read More »

Video / Oct 22, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ricky Rubio

Glenn Robinson III, Andrew Wiggins

Glenn Robinson III, Andrew Wiggins (photo. Ricky Rubio Instagram)

Now this is the type of rookie hazing we can definitely get behind. After the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers last night, the team’s rookies beautifully serenaded Ricky Rubio in celebration of his 24th birthday. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 22, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our League” (Video)

Paul Pierce

We still haven’t grown accustomed to seeing Paul Pierce in a Washington Wizards uniform. According to the Boston Celtics’ legend and former Brooklyn Net, though, watching star players don different jerseys is something with which we’ll be forced to become far more comfortable as time goes on. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 22, 2014 / 2:00 pm

GIF: Kobe Bryant Hits Pair Of Clutch Fadeaways In Final Minute Versus Suns

P.J. Tucker, Kobe Bryant

P.J. Tucker, Kobe Bryant (Richard Mackson, USATODAY)

The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Phoenix Suns in overtime last night, but wouldn’t have even been there without typically heroic late-game efforts of Kobe Bryant. Leading and completing his team’s fourth quarter charge, the Black Mamba hit a pair of insanely difficult fadeaways over P.J. Tucker in the game’s last 90 seconds to twice put his team ahead. Read More »

NBA / Oct 22, 2014 / 1:30 pm

NBA GMs Pick LeBron James For MVP, Spurs To Repeat As Champions In Survey

Tony Snell, LeBron James

According to those most in the know, the NBA’s rich will be even richer after 2014-2015. In a wide-ranging, anonymous survey conducted by NBA.com’s John Schumann, league general managers predict LeBron James to win MVP and the San Antonio Spurs to repeat as champions this season. Read More »

Smack / Oct 22, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video Emerges Of Willis Reed Fighting Most Of The Lakers Bench In 1966

Willis Reed

Former Knicks center and Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed was in just his third NBA season when he was named captain of the 1966-67 Knicks. That season is not as famous as the championship-winning Knicks campaign of 1970, or Reed’s oft-extolled stroll through the Garden tunnel to take the jump ball in Game 7 of the Finals after suffering a torn thigh muscle in Game 5. But that season of ’66 features an infamous game against the Lakers that showed Reed was every bit the captain and the team, and they wouldn’t be taking any gruff from opponents anymore. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 22, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic Agrees To Four-Year, $54 Million Extension

Nikola Vucevic

The Orlando Magic have finally locked-down at least one member of its promising young core long-term. According to multiple reports, the team has agreed with center Nikola Vucevic on a four-year, $54 million contract extension. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 22, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Video: Watch Stephen Curry Light Up The Clippers

Matt Barnes, Stephen Curry

First, the Clippers didn’t dress Blake Griffin or Chris Paul for last night’s game against the Warriors. Second, Stephen Curry had six turnovers to match his six assists in the 125-107 stomping of LA. Third, Steph dropped 27 on the “BGCP3“-less Clippers, by going 4-of-5 from the beyond the arc in a little over 30 minutes of action. Fourth, lists don’t accurately show how casually Steph can dominate a game like he did last night. Read More »

Video / Oct 22, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch DeAndre Jordan Sky To Finish Halfcourt Lob Versus Warriors

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan (photo. NBA YouTube)

DeAndre Jordan can jump. We all know that. But what’s equally impressive though often overlooked about the Los Angeles Clippers high-flyer is his incredible speed and dexterity for a player his size. Jordan moves and contorts like a 6-7, 210 pound small forward as opposed to 6-11, 265 pound center, and it allows him to rim-run for finishes and lob other big men just can’t make. This sick halfcourt alley-oop against the Golden State Warriors is just such an example. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Oct 22, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: The Beverly Hills 90210 Timberwolves Mashup We’ve Always Wanted

90210, Minnesota Timberwolves

The T-Wolves lost Kevin Love this summer, but they gained Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins and Thaddeus Young. They also drafted high-flying Zach LaVine and towards the end of last season Gorgui Dieng showed he’s a double-double machine when given the chance. Plus, Ricky Rubio is still around, which as we’ve seen this preseason is important. It’s the perfect “Beverley Hills 90210″ cast, as this mashup by the famed Timbertrolls shows. Read More »