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Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 16, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Likely Top-5 Draft Pick Emmanuel Mudiay Signs With Under Armour

Emmanuel Mudiay (photo. Under Armour)

Emmanuel Mudiay is already reaping the financial benefits of playing overseas before coming to the NBA. The high school class of 2014 phenom and potential number one pick in the NBA draft has signed an endorsement contract with Under Armour, the company announced today. Read More »

NBA / Sep 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Fully Healthy, Deron Williams Plans On Resuming Superstar Status

(photo. NBATattoos.Tumblr.com)

The cause of Deron Williams’ basketball NBA nadir was no secret. The Brooklyn Nets’ supposed franchise cornerstone played on injured ankles in each of the last two seasons, culminating in the most disappointing campaign of his career in 2013-2014. When it was announced in late May that Williams had double surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle and a loose bone fragment from his right, it hardly spelled a comeback for a player many once considered the league’s best point guard. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Sep 16, 2014 / 12:30 pm

New NBA 2K15 Trailer “The Land” Features Revamped Cavs Starting Lineup Intros

LeBron James

The colossal NBA 2K franchise is launching NBA 2K15 in less than a month (Oct. 7) after an offseason that included a usually bereft Cavs franchise landing LeBron James and Kevin Love. In 2K’s new trailer for the game, “The Land,” we get a sneak peek at the refurbished starting lineup introductions for the Cavs featuring ‘Bron, Love, recent FIBA World Cup MVP, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao. Cavs fans rejoice. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 16, 2014 / 12:00 pm

An Inside Look At The Rookie Transition Program Reveals A Lot

Jabari Parker

Last month, we told you about the odd advice that incoming NBA players get at the Rookie Transition Program. Now, we have the full details as to what really happens when the rookies come together to learn a few life lessons from the NBA. Read More »

Smack / Sep 16, 2014 / 11:11 am

Klay Thompson’s Agent Says He’s The “Best Two-Way, Two-Guard In Basketball”

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson

While some have criticized the Golden State Warriors for failing to offer up young shooting guard Klay Thompson in order to snag Kevin Love in a trade this summer, others believe it was in the best interests of their team moving forward. Now Thompson’s agent, Bill Duffy — getting a head start on a max extension he’s seeking for Klay before the Oct. 31 deadline — has declared Klay the “best two-way, two-guard in basketball.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Ranking The Top 10 NBA Rookie Of The Year Candidates For 2014-2015

NBA Draft

The NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award is not only one of the most popular postseason accolades among fans, but it arguably the most prestigious award a young player can win outside of MVP. The list of former winners ranges from Hall of Famers such as Wilt Chamberlain, Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), and Michael Jordan to current NBA superstars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Tim Duncan. More often than not, the winner of the ROY award goes on to become a really good NBA player. Read More »

NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Report: Kevin Garnett Will Start And Play Significant Minutes For Nets If Healthy

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett isn’t going anywhere. Not only will the 38 year-old KG stave off retirement and play this season, but Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins has big plans for the future Hall-of-Famer, too. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 15, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Report: Don’t Rule Out Oklahoma City Thunder Trading For Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo may or may not have made a trade request to the Boston Celtics, but it’s safe to say he wants out of Beantown regardless. And according to one national writer, the Oklahoma City Thunder are a realistic destination for the disgruntled Celtics star. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Durant Says Allen Iverson Is “Pound For Pound The Best” In Instagram Post

Kevin Durant, Allen Iverson

It’s only natural that today’s NBA generation would idolize 2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson. The twentysomething superstars of 2014 were still in their formative basketball years as The Answer rose to such rare heights in the late 1990s and early 2000s, surely influenced by Iverson’s flair, attitude, and, most importantly, success. Kevin Durant counts himself among that group, as the reigning MVP confirmed on Instagram yesterday by calling Iverson “pound for pound the best.” Read More »

Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Blake Griffin Recites #SlamDunkPoetry In Three Hilarious, Emotional Videos

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. VIZIO YouTube)

Blake Griffin is the world’s best hoops slammer. And on the stage under the lights, he does grammar with even more glamour.

With that out of the way, watch the Los Angeles Clippers superstar take on poetry in these hilarious videos courtesy of VIZIO. Read More »