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NBA / Oct 23, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard’s goofy personality, oft-ugly post game, and contentious departures from the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers make it easy to forget that he’s still suffering ill-effects from 2012 back surgery. Recent praise from Houston Rockets teammate Trevor Ariza and franchise player development specialist Hakeem Olajuwon suggested Howard is finally close to full health, though, and the three-time Defensive Player of the Year confirmed that assessment yesterday. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 23, 2014 / 3:45 pm

GIF: Marc Gasol Whips Curving Cross-Court Pass For Open Three-Pointer

Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol (Nelson Chenault, USATODAY)

Box scores will never do the all-encompassing impact of Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol justice. The 2013 Defensive Player of the Year and former All-NBA Second Team honoree doesn’t block shots at an elite level, isn’t a super productive scorer, and fails to pull down 10 rebounds in a single game far more often than it seems he should. But Gasol is the Grizzlies’ fulcrum on both ends of the floor, yielding two-way influence similar to that of Joakim Noah’s that must be seen to be properly appreciated. Sometimes that means setting a bone-crushing pick, thwarting a pick-and-roll, or making the extra pass for a hockey assist. On occasions like this sick, cross-court, curveball pass to Quincy Pondexter in last night’s exhibition, though, Gasol’s rare and varied skill-set is plain to the naked eye. Read More »

Smack / Oct 23, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Jeanie Buss Says Anyone Afraid To Play With Kobe Is “Probably A Loser”

Kobe Bryant, Jeanie Buss

Fallout from ESPN’s excellent, sprawling, and scathing report on the ill-effects of Kobe Bryant’s presence with the Los Angeles Lakers continues. In response to the story quoting a source close to the team opining that Bryant’s ego is “scaring off free agents,” Lakers president Jeanie Buss didn’t exactly refute the claim in an interview on “SportsCenter.” Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Video: Sneak Peek Of The LeBron James Special “Becoming”

LeBron James

A special about LeBron James entitled “Becoming,” offers up seldom seen footage of the four-time MVP in his earliest days playing sports, specifically the sport he would go on to dominate at the highest level in the world. With video from his time playing for his AAU and high school teams, the special is set to air this weekend in an additional slot. Come check out the sneak peek of “Becoming.” Read More »

NBA / Oct 23, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kevin Love Thanks ‘Wolves Fans, Talks Drive For Title In Players’ Tribune Post

Kevin Love

Kevin Love opens his exceptional debut for The Players’ Tribune in wholly surprising fashion – by lauding Andrew Wiggins. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ superstar is similarly contrite, insightful, and forthcoming as his article unfolds, thanking the fans of Minnesota, expressing his relentless drive for a title, and detailing an eye-opening flight to Rio de Janeiro with his new team. Read More »

Smack / Oct 23, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Kevin Love Says He Will Be Better Off With More Interior Touches

Kevin Love

Trouble in the Northeast Ohio paradise? We’re still five days from the regular season, and Cleveland Cavaliers’ third wheel Kevin Love is already griping about a lack of quality touches. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 23, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Derrick Rose & adidas Unveil Two New D Rose 5 Boost Colorways

adidas D Rose 5 Boost

Today adidas unveiled two new colorwys of the D Rose 5 Boost that Derrick Rose will wear as part ofhis on-court rotation of the newest signature line. A “Home” iteration with a white upper and an “Alternate Away” with a black upper. Come check them out. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: Carmelo Anthony & John Wall Combine For 59 Points In Close Knicks Win

John Wall, Shane Larkin

Carmelo Anthony played hero in the New York Knicks’ 103-100 win over the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden last night, but John Wall sure proved a worthy villain. In a dazzling of basketball superstardom, Anthony and Wall combined for 59 points – 30 and 29, respectively – in an exhibition game oft-carried the intensity of a regular season matchup. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 23, 2014 / 11:30 am

Manu Ginobili Kicks Shot In From Beyond Mid-Court

Manu Ginobili

Spurs six man and Argentinian wing Manu Ginobili was having some at practice the other day. He was attempting to kick a basketball from beyond mid-court into the basket. This is no small feat. After an NBA camera caught one attempt bounce wildly off the backboard, Manu hit the next converting one of the best trick shots we’ve seen in a while. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, Twitter / Oct 23, 2014 / 10:45 am

Julius Randle: “I Don’t Want To Be The Next Shaq. I Want To Be The Next Kobe”

Julius Randle, C.J. McCollum

Rookie Julius Randle always struck us as a bruising power forward, more in the vein of Shaq than any other Laker great; he’s a player with a butt that could back down just about anyone at the college level. We’ll see if that power translates to his first NBA season after being selected by the Lakers with the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. But Randle — after showcasing some nice body control on some coast-to-coast jaunts last night in LA’s win over Portland — has a different apotheosis in mind. Read More »