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NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 10:58 pm

Video: Russell Westbrook Four-Point Play Forces OT In Memphis

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports)

Russell Westbrook was fouled while connecting on a three-pointer in the closing minutes of regulation during Game 3 between the Grizzlies and Thunder in Memphis. The ensuing four-point play ended up forcing overtime. Kevin Durant did the same thing in Game 2, before the Thunder fell in OT. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 24, 2014 / 10:13 pm

Jamaal Magliore Describes Kevin Garnett As “A Talker Who Can’t Back It Up”

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

Jamaal Magliore retired in 2012. Maybe that’s why he didn’t feel the need to censor himself when the question of Kevin Garnett‘s recent comments about heading to Brooklyn were brought up by a reporter for The Globe and Mail. When asked if the comments bothered him, Magliore said The Big Ticket was “a talker who can’t back it up.” Whoa now. Read More »

NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 9:08 pm

Kendrick Perkins & Z-Bo Ask Ref To Let Them Be Physical

Kendrick Perkins, Zach Randolph

Kendrick Perkins, Zach Randolph (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

So many people get nostalgic for a more physical NBA. Any time there’s a little roughness in the paint these days, you’re always expecting a whistle. Some misconstrue this and believe the players are getting soft, but the league has cracked down more than anything. That’s what makes this video clip before the Thunder and Grizzlies tipped off so enthralling. Watch as Kendrick Perkins and Zach Randolph ask head referee Monty McCutchen to let them be physical in the post. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 24, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The 10 Greatest Point Guards In NBA History

Steve Nash

Steve Nash (photo. Indochino)

Point guards. They are the quarterbacks on the basketball court, handling the ball, dishing it off, and they are frequently relied on to make the smart decisions. Not to discount other positions–each one has its own importance–but the point guard is arguably the most significant player on the floor. After counting down the ten greatest shooting guards and centers in NBA history, we now turn to the point guard position. Read More »

NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

You Better Appreciate Tim Duncan & Dirk Nowitzki Before They Are Gone

Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki

Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

One was born in West Germany during the Cold War to a pair of renowned athletes and destined to be a professional tennis player. The other is a Virgin Islands native who spent his youth dreaming of becoming an Olympic swimmer. Despite their upbringings on different sides of the globe, the careers of both Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan have become increasingly intertwined after 15-plus years of battling against each other in the Lone Star State. Read More »

Ink, Video / Apr 24, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Dime Mag Presents Nate Robinson In State Of Nate Episode 6: “Inked Up”

Nate Robinson

Denver’s 5-9 guard and scoring machine Nate Robinson has some the illest tattoo work in the Association. In episode 6 of his unfiltered documentary series “State of Nate” follow along as director T.J. Regan – in conjunction with Dime Magazine — captures KryptoNate getting some new ink in his adopted hometown of Denver. You’ll also get to watch as Robinson explains the meaning and symbolism behind some of the favorite #holdat images currently adorning his body. Read More »

NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Rick Carlisle Calls Gregg Popovich “The Greatest Coach In NBA History”

Rick Carlisle

Rick Carlisle (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle won a title in 2011 with Dallas after leading some — in our opinion — underrated Pistons teams after Larry Brown left early in the millennia. His Mavs also put a dent in the Spurs’ seemingly impenetrable “force” in Game 2 Wed. night with a dominating 113-92 win on San Antonio’s home court. But he still says Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is, “The greatest coach in NBA history.” Read More »

College, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 1:00 pm

10 Reasons Why The NBA Playoffs Are Better Than The NCAA Tournament

LeBron James, Roy Hibbert

LeBron James, Roy Hibbert (Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports)

College basketball’s annual tournament of chaos is one of America’s most engaging events. The art of selecting a winning bracket each March is a conversation starter no matter who you’re with, whether it’s an avid hoops fan or your friend that picked matchups based on the mascots. For at least the first weekend, all eyes are on the NCAA. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Phil Jackson Says The Spurs Are No Dynasty

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

After 17 consecutive seasons with over 50 wins and a winning percentage north of .700, you’d be hard-pressed to find an organization that does things any better than the San Antonio Spurs. But, even after a stretch that saw them win four NBA Titles and make five NBA Finals appearances, frequent Spurs agitator Phil Jackson says they’re not a dynasty. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 24, 2014 / 11:45 am

Drake Admits The Rudy Gay Trade Changed Everything For The Raptors

Drake

Drake is a big Raptors fan. He’s from Toronto and he’s the team’s global ambassador. But the rapper also understands why the team started playing better once Rudy Gay got traded. He’s noted the impact Terrence Ross has had once the swingman entered the starting lineup. And he can even school you on the Vince Carter days. So it’s not a surprise to see him call Toronto a contender. Read More »