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College / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:45 am

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 »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 1:18 am

Video: Iman Shumpert Off-The-Backboard Jam

Iman Shumpert, Andray Blatche

Iman Shumpert, Andray Blatche (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

We’ve already shown you Iman Shumpert‘s killer crossover on Paul Pierce, but that wasn’t the only highlight the Knicks wing starred in on Tuesday night in Brooklyn. After a turnover just beyond mid-court, Toure Murry found time to lob it off the backboard for a two-handed Shump thump. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:51 am

GIF: Chris Paul Spins Evan Fournier In Circles

Chris Paul, Evan Fournier

As of this writing, Chris Paul has 21 points and 10 assists with more than nine minutes remaining in the fourth. CP3 is 8-for-10, but one of those eight field goals is going to live on in Evan Fournier‘s nightmares. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:11 am

Video: Andrei Kirilenko Behind-The-Back Flick To Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko

Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks may have had the final laugh of the night with a 109-98 win, but Andrei Kirilenko provided the Brooklyn fans with fireworks in the second quarter. With the ball in his hands, Paul Pierce moved in and out of the high post, looking for a needle to thread. Pierce was able to make the pass down low to AK-47, who immediately flicked a behind-the-back pass to Mason Plumlee that would make Magic Johnson proud. Plumlee finished off the sweet dime with a strong two-handed jam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:44 pm

Iman Shumpert Puts Paul Pierce On Skates

Iman Shumpert, Paul Pierce

The Knicks may not be playoff bound this season, but they still earned some bragging rights over their crosstown rivals on Tuesday with a 109-98 win. In the third quarter, Iman Shumpert caused the crowd the stir in their seats with a dazzling display of ball-handling. From beyond the arc, Shump went to work on Paul Pierce, which ended with Shumpert dropping a mean crossover dribble that sent The Truth down to the hardwood. Shump then had loads of space to knock down a jumper.
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Playground / Apr 15, 2014 / 4:15 pm

5 Reasons To Watch Philly’s “The Basketball Tournament” This June

Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr (photo. Douglas Sonders)

For some NBA fans, the summer is the most exciting time of the year, especially if your team is rebuilding. You can’t help but get excited about where the ping-pong balls may fall for the upcoming NBA Draft. You then get to take a sneak peak at your team’s rookies in action during the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. We often get to see our favorite NBA players play in charity events and prestigious summer leagues as well. Read More »