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NBA / Jan 29, 2015 / 1:08 pm

Report: Relations Between Thibodeau & Management “Beyond Repair”

Tom Thibodeau

Last week, there were conflicting reports Tom Thibodeau had lost his locker room and was in danger of getting canned before the remaining two years on his contract were fulfilled. His taskmaster approach has rubbed Bulls executives the wrong way, specifically playing his starters upwards of 40 minutes a night during the regular season while still holding regular practices. Now sources tell K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune Thibodeau’s relationship with GM Gar Forman and Executive VP John Paxson is “beyond repair” and Thibs could get terminated at the end of the season. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 29, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Video: Chris Paul Pleads To Refs By Mocking Gordon Hayward’s Head-Jerk

Chris Paul

We’re not sure it’s a good idea for Chris Paul to draw officials’ attention to these kinds of flops. From a pure enjoyment standpoint for spectators, though, we’re certainly glad he did. Watch the Los Angeles Clippers superstar amusingly – and effectively, we think – plead his case to the referees that Gordon Hayward needlessly flailed his head back to draw a foul in his team’s 94-89 win over the Utah Jazz. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2015 / 11:00 am

Pau Gasol Says “It’s Huge Not To Have To Think About” Getting Traded

Jordan Hill, Pau Gasol

A lot of NBA fans (and trade machine aficionados) think of players like commodities to be bought and sold, or faceless cogs in the machine that is their favorite basketball team. General managers sometimes think this way, too, which can lead to teams like the disappointing 2012-13 Lakers with Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and the specter once known as two-time MVP Steve Nash. But they’re people, just like everyone else, with frailties and foibles, battling the psychological demons all of us do. Pau Gasol recently brought this human element to the forefront in a conversation with Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding when he admitted the constant trade rumors sat like an albatross around his neck during his time in LA. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 29, 2015 / 10:30 am

Report: Kevin Durant Intrigued By Knicks For 2016

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony

There’s already been a lot of chatter about Kevin Durant returning to his hometown in Prince George’s County Maryland to play with the Wizards when he’s a free agent in the summer of 2016. Now a person close to KD tells Frank Isola of the New York Daily News KD would be interested in playing for the Knicks. You read that right. The Big Apple team tied with the Sixers for the worst record in the Eastern Conference might have a chance to land KD — who didn’t play last night when the Knicks miraculously beat his Thunder 100-92. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 29, 2015 / 9:45 am

GIF: Wiggins Lobs To LaVine From Half-Court

Zach LaVine

While basketball fans won’t be seeing both of the self-titled Bounce Brothers – Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine – participate in next month’s Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, getting to see only one of Minnesota’s rookies in the dunk-off hardly feels like settling. This reasoning becomes more evident each time LaVine does some damage to the rim in the open court, like we saw during Wednesday’s matchup between the Timberwolves and the Celtics. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 28, 2015 / 10:00 pm

GIF: Anthony Davis Leaves Game After Hard, Awkward Fall

Anthony Davis

It’s always good to resist overreacting in these situations. Considering Anthony Davis’ remarkable campaign and the rash of injuries to stars all season long, though, it’s certainly easy to do so. Watch The Brow take a hard, mid-air hit from Kenneth Faried and land extremely awkwardly before being helped off the floor in tonight’s game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets. Read More »

Video / Jan 28, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Watch Kyrie Irving Hit Game-Winning Trey In Final Seconds Of 55-Point Night

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (photo. ESPN Cleveland)

Not a bad night for Kyrie Irving. After scoring a career-high 28 points in the first half of Wednesday’s contest, the 22 year-old was nearly as hot throughout quarters three and four – and even hotter when it mattered most. Watch Irving drill a go-ahead three-pointer with just over six seconds remaining that gave his team a 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 28, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Video: Jerami Grant Throws Down Monster Jam On Jonas Jerebko

Jerami Grant, Jonas Jerebko

Nerlens Noel is the Philadelphia 76ers’ most notable rookie, and K.J. McDaniels is the team’s most versatile first-year player. So where does that leave Jerami Grant? Despite the oft-breathtaking antics of his young teammates, “most exciting” still seems a fitting description. Watch the January revelation catch an in-bounds pass and rise to cock the hammer dunk on Jonas Jerebko in his team’s game against the Detroit Pistons. Read More »

Video / Jan 28, 2015 / 8:15 pm

Watch Kyrie Irving Drop Nasty Step-Back Trey To Cap 28-Point First Half

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Who needs LeBron James? Well, when Kyrie Irving scores 28 first half points, perhaps not even the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the highlight of an utterly dominant 24-minute scoring display, watch Uncle Drew drop a filthy step-back three-pointer over Damian Lillard late in the second quarter of his team’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2015 / 8:00 pm

GIF: Steve Blake Finds Will Barton From Halfcourt For Huge Alley-Oop

Will Barton

Someone playing in tonight’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers needs to provide the aerial usually performed by LeBron James during The King’s absence. Will Barton seems up to the task. Watch Steve Blake find the high-flying reserve wing from halfcourt for a massive alley-oop jam in the early going of his team’s matchup with the LeBron-less Cavs. Read More »