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GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:54 pm

Ricky Rubio Behind-The-Back Dime For The Dieng Dunk

Trey Burke, Ricky Rubio

Trey Burke, Ricky Rubio (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports)

Ricky Rubio might be shooting 38 percent on the season, which is actually higher than his first two seasons. His shooting distress might make him a liability at the point guard position, and he might gamble a little too much for steals and lack the size to defend bigger guards. But the man can still dazzle passing the ball, which he showed again with a fancy behind-the-back dish to a trailing Gorgui Dieng on Wednesday. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:29 pm

Video: Kevin Durant Attacks The Rim With Fury

Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant

Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

Capping off a season where he’s likely to capture his first MVP award, Kevin Durant also nabbed his fourth scoring title in five years, averaging a career-high 32.0 PPG. KD, who finished with 42 points against the visiting Pistons, also lit up Chesapeake Energy Arena in the first quarter with a ridiculous throw-down. Durantula drove down the middle of the lane, took off, and soared in for a monster dunk over Andre Drummond. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Blake Griffin Would Vote “Yes” To Allowing Medical Marijuana Use In The NBA

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Count Blake Griffin among the growing majority of Americans who feel medical marijuana should be legal across the country. In a recent Q&A with Rolling Stone, Blake dished on all manner of subjects, and was forthright when asked that he’d vote yes to medical cannabis being allowed in the NBA. He thinks it’s a lot of safer than the painkillers players often take to suit up, and we agree. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 16, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Gary Payton: Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook Not On My Level

Gary Payton

Gary Payton‘s never been one to hold back. MVP? Kevin Durant, no question. LeBron? He won it two years in a row, but now it’s a new era. Russell Westbrook? He’s the new-school point guard but there are only three real lead guards left. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 16, 2014 / 4:00 pm

First Look: Nike X PPP Collection Coming Soon

Nike x PPP collection

Nike x PPP collection (photo. Nike)

On April 26 Nike teams with the PIGALLE — aka Pain O Chokolat — crew to release an authentic collection of the basketball lifestyle. The collection features the iconic Nike Air Force 1 Hi and Lo paired with a pair of tank-tops, shorts, a basketball and a snapback to complete an overall basketball X street aesthetic which represents the game’s organic roots on urban playgrounds in the US and abroad. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The 10 Funniest GIFs From The NBA Season

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young ( Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

For better or for worse, technology appears to be evolving at the speed of light. One of the many positives of this rapid change is the ability to be entertained from multiple areas, including the .gif, compressed image files. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Report: Bucks To Announce Sale Of Team Today For $550 Million

Herb Kohl

Herb Kohl (Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports)

Long-time owner of the Milwaukee Bucks Herb Kohl is expected to announce the sale of the game to hedge-fund billionaires (is there any other kind) Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry in a deal valued at $550 million, sources familiar with the transaction tell Marc Stein of ESPN. Kohl has added a condition to the sale that the team remain in Milwaukee. Bratwurst for everyone!!! Read More »

Video / Apr 16, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Isaiah Thomas Surprises His Biggest Fan: 98-Year-Old Feling Mostajo

Isaiah Thomas

Despite the Kings again missing the playoffs this year, they got an outstanding contribution from 5-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas. The third-year guard will be a restricted free agent at the end of the year, so the Kings need to figure out whether Zeke’s going to be their point guard of the future. One Kings fan, who will surprise you, certainly hopes he re-signs. Read More »

College / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:00 pm

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 »