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Smack / Jan 28, 2015 / 4:30 pm

George Gervin On Klay Thompson: “I Don’t Feel He Broke My Record”

George Gervin, San Antonio Spurs

The league’s official ledger reads that Klay Thompson broke George Gervin’s mark for most points scored in a quarter during his mind-bending 37-point barrage last week. But the Ice Man has a slightly different take on things. In an interview with Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, the San Antonio Antonio Spurs legend says he doesn’t believe that Thompson ‘broke’ his record as much as set a new one altogether. Read More »

Smack / Jan 28, 2015 / 1:45 pm

Gregg Popovich Calls NBA Team’s All-Star Pandering “Embarrassing”

Gregg Popovich

Tomorrow night on TNT at 6 p.m. ET the NBA will announce the 14 reserves selected for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. The deadline for coaches has already passed, but in the lead-up to the coach vote, teams have started to employ marketing doodads to sell coaches on the worth of their players for inclusion. Predictably, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich finds the “little political packages of propaganda” both “humiliating” and “embarrassing.” Read More »

Latest News / Jan 28, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Phil Jackson Once Said His Championship Knicks Teams Deflated Basketballs

Bill Belichick, Phil Jackson

We’ve ‘enjoyed’ more than enough football talk over the past several months, and continue to do so as Deflate-Gate dominates American news headlines in advance of the Super Bowl. It’s only natural that the gridiron’s “scandal” would finally crossover to the hardwood. In an interview from 1986 recently unearthed by Todd Radom, Phil Jackson admits that his championship New York Knicks squads strategically deflated basketballs to gain a competitive advantage. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 28, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Kevin Durant Out On Wednesday At Knicks With Toe Sprain

Kevin Durant

The Snowpocalypse was a bit overblown in New York City, so the hometown Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder will indeed play Wednesday’s night’s scheduled game. Unfortunately for those attending the contest at Madison Square Garden, though, Kevin Durant will merely be a spectator. Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced this morning that the reigning MVP will miss a second consecutive game with a sprained toe. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 28, 2015 / 1:00 pm

Video: Rajon Rondo Rises For Putback Slam During Mavericks’ Loss To Grizzlies

Rajon Rondo

This isn’t the type of play we expect to see from Rajon Rondo in 2015. Watch the normally ground-bound Dallas Mavericks point guard sky for a putback dunk during his team’s 109-90 home loss to the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies. Read More »

Video / Jan 28, 2015 / 12:45 pm

Paul George Relives Nightmare Injury In “The Road Back” Episode One

Paul George

Paul George (photo. Bleacher Report)

We’ve almost reached the halfway point of the 2014-15 NBA season, and Paul George has continued to make steady progress as he recuperates from a devastating broken leg during a Team USA exhibition game this summer. Bleacher Report has been filming the young Pacers wing over the last few months to document his return in the multipart video series “The Road Back,” and part 1 is heart wrenching as George describes what happened on that fateful first day in August. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2015 / 11:45 am

Stan Van Gundy Says Pistons Hardly Discussed Kevin Love Before Game

J.R. Smith, Kevin Love

It took a combined LeBron James and Kyrie Irving effort to dispatch the Pistons last night, 103-95. The pair scored 26 of Cleveland’s 28 fourth-quarter points, and Irving matched his season-high with 38. Kevin Love struggled again on offense with just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting, and it was clear from Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy he wasn’t a priority when they were scheming before the game. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 28, 2015 / 11:30 am

Under Armour Reveals Curry One “Dark Matter” All-Star Colorway

Under Armour Curry One 1 "Dark Matter"

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry led every player in fan voting when he was named a starter for the Western Conference in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. So it makes sense Under Armour would release a new colorway of his signature line with the Curry One “Dark Matter” colorway. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 28, 2015 / 10:30 am

Video: Stephen Curry’s No-Look Dime & Perfect Lob

Stephen Curry, Joakim Noah

During a back-and-forth battle in Oakland, it was none other than Stephen Curry (shocker, right?) who made the viewers’ heads spin with two brilliant plays in transition: a picture-perfect lob to Harrison Barnes and a snazzy no-look dime to David Lee. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 28, 2015 / 9:45 am

Derrick Rose Says “My Game Is Coming Back Slowly” After OT Game-Winner

Klay Thompson, Derrick Rose

The Warriors-Bulls game last night started at a frenetic pace. Derrick Rose connected on a pair of three-pointers early. Then there was a brief return to his historic levels on Friday for Klay Thompson, who started 6-of-6 and had 15 before the six minute mark. Things settled down after that, but amped up for an overtime session that culminated with Rose hitting the game winner with seven seconds left. Read More »