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Latest News, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 12:20 pm

Report: Goran Dragic Wins Most Improved Player

Goran Dragic

Goran Dragic ( Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA has announced that Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic has been named the NBA’s Most Improved Player for the 2013-14 NBA Season. Dragic won in a land-slide over Pacers wing Lance Stephenson and Pelicans second-year forward Anthony Davis. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 23, 2014 / 11:30 am

The NBA’s Best Videobombs Of The Season

Andre Drummond

Miami might’ve started it all, but now the videobomb is a league-wide phenomenon, and everyone from Andre Drummond to DeAndre Jordan wants to get in on the act. But try as they might, no one is topping Chris Bosh and the Heat. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 23, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kevin Garnett Warns Against Coming To Brooklyn Following “F*** Brooklyn”

Kevin Garnett, Jonas Valanciunas

Kevin Garnett, Jonas Valanciunas (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s like they’re in a buddy cop movie and Kevin Garnett is playing good cop while Paul Pierce plays bad cop for this Brooklyn team. While Pierce was busy calling the Nets soft, KG was positive about the Nets getting one of two on the road. Then the Big Ticket wondered whether Raptors GM Masai Ujiri should come to Brooklyn after his $25,000 “F*** Brooklyn” comment before the series tipped off. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 23, 2014 / 10:45 am

Paul Pierce Calls His Brooklyn Nets A “Soft Team” After Game 2 Loss

Amir Johnson, Paul Pierce

Amir Johnson, Paul Pierce (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Raptors rebounded — literally and figuratively — from their Game 1 loss at home and defeated the Nets 100-95 at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. Brooklyn’s cagey veteran Paul Pierce appeared to have turned the tables on the Raptors for the second straight game in the fourth after back-to-back three-point plays. But the Raptors out-rebounded Brooklyn, 52-30, and Pierce missed a potential go-ahead three-pointer in the final minute. The late miss didn’t stop The Truth from saying after the game the Nets played like a “soft team.” Read More »

High School, Video / Apr 23, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: No. 1 Junior Ivan Rabb Plays Like An NBA Stud

Ivan Rabb

Ivan Rabb is rated the No. 1 junior in the ESPN 60 after clearly separating himself from the competition this season. The 6-9 undeclared forward from Oakland, Calif., gets up and down the floor with ease, and has a habit of embarrassing rejections at the rim. He may not be fundamentally-sound at this point, but after watching this junior year mixtape from Ballislife, there’s no question we’ll be talking about him as a major college prize next season. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Lance Stephenson & Evan Turner Fistfight Before Hawks Series

Evan Turner, Lance Stephenson

Evan Turner, Lance Stephenson (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pacers got a win over the Hawks in Game 2 Tuesday night, but questions still surround the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. After imploding down the stretch, but still managing to keep home court in the East, the Pacers started off their playoffs with a fight of a different kind right before they fell to the visiting Hawks on Saturday in the opener. Mid-season acqusition Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson got into a fistfight the Friday before the series began. Read More »

NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 1:11 am

Watch Paul George Lead The Pacers Past The Hawks

David West, Paul George

David West, Paul George (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Despite grabbing the top seed in the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Pacers have been spiraling out of control since the trade deadline. After losing Game 1 to the Atlanta Hawks, the criticism and questions surrounding Indy only increased in volume. Therefore, a Game 2 win on their home-court was arguably considered a necessity for the Pacers. Paul George seemed to get that message loud and clear, regardless of his off-day extracurriculars. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 12:01 am

Watch Amir Johnson’s Spinning Circus Shot

Amir Johnson, Kevin Garnett

The Toronto Raptors came into Tuesday’s Game 2 one game down in their first round series against the Brooklyn Nets. This series has already provided early fireworks on and off the court, and Amir Johnson added to the show in the third quarter with a crazy scoop facing the wrong way. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 22, 2014 / 10:54 pm

Video: DeMar DeRozan Hammers Lefty Jam

DeMar DeRozan, Paul Pierce

DeMar DeRozan, Paul Pierce (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

DeMar DeRozan bounced back after a tough inaugural playoff experience in the opener to score a game-high 30 points in Toronto’s Game 2 win over Brooklyn to even the series at 1-1. The confetti-explosion on the court after the game might have been a bit premature, but any enthusiasm for DeRozan’s lefty slam is not. You’re gonna want to see this detonation with his off hand. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Apr 22, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Drake Lint Rolls In Court-Side Seat At Raptors Game

Drake

Drake (Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports)

One of the problems with wearing night black pants can be the lint that will sometimes make an appearance. Never more so is this an issue than under the bright lights sitting court-side at a Raptors playoff game in Air Canada Centre. Drake, the soft-crooning emcee, former star of Degrassi: The Next Generation and Raptors global ambassador got picked up by NBA TV cameras using a lint roller on his duds during Game 2 between the Nets and Raptors. Read More »