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FIBA World Cup, NBA, Olympics / Jul 25, 2014 / 7:30 pm

The Other World Cup: USA Basketball and Total Global Domination

Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant (Geoff Burke, USATODAY Sports)

Team USA’s modest run through the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer was considered an unqualified success, despite accomplishing little more than merely surviving a brutal preliminary round only to be promptly eliminated by Belgium in the round of 16. When all was said and done, we were just happy to be invited to the party.

But that wasn’t the real story. The real story was that more Americans watched the 2014 World Cup than ever before, shattering previous television ratings. It was a resounding indication that America’s former reluctance to embrace the world’s most popular sport has since given way to unbridled enthusiasm. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 25, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Dwight Howard Actually Tried To Recruit Jameer Nelson To Houston

Dwight Howard

Free agent point guard Jameer Nelson signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks this week. If Dwight Howard had his way, Nelson would be in Houston instead. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 25, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Harden Claims Ignorance Of Parsons Put-Down

Dwight Howard, James Harden, Chandler Parsons

Perhaps you’ve heard the condescending remarks James Harden and teammate Dwight Howard made in the wake of Chandler Parson‘s departure for Dallas. After the Rockets failed to match Parson’s near-max deal with the Mavs, Harden and Dwight basically said it wasn’t a big loss. Now Harden is wondering what all the fuss is about on Twitter. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 25, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Report: Lakers Offer Coaching Job To Scott

Byron Scott

A development that’s seemed inevitable for weeks is finally underway. According to ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott. Read More »

Smack / Jul 25, 2014 / 2:48 pm

‘Melo: “I Want To Win. I Don’t Care About The Money”

Carmelo Anthony

Less than two weeks after agreeing to a five-year, $124 million contract to remain with the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony told ESPN that he “doesn’t care about the money” and that signing with the Knicks was a “matter of me believing in the organization, believing in Phil [Jackson].” Read More »

NBA / Jul 25, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Cavs Still Have Best Chance To Land Kevin Love

Kevin Love

The Kevin Love sweepstakes rumbles on with just a scant 200-plus days until the 2015 NBA trade deadline means the ‘Wolves likely lose him in free agency next summer. While the Cavs have officially signed Andrew Wiggins, necessitating a 30-day waiting period before Cleveland can move him as part of their offering for Love, they’re still the front-runners for the 25-year-old forward’s services — especially in lieu of the recent revelations from Chicago. Read More »

Video / Jul 25, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Watch Aaron Gordon Cross-Up Little Girl At Orlando MAGIC FIT Camp

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon (photo. Adam Papageorgiou Vine)

It’s no secret that Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon needs to work on his perimeter skills before making a full-time transition to the wing in the NBA. And by all accounts, Gordon is living up to his reputation as a tireless worker by constantly honing his handle – even if it means crossing-up adorable, unsuspecting children. Read More »

NBA / Jul 25, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Bulls Are Loyal To Nikola Mirotic

Nikola Mirotic

The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly prefer the Chicago Bulls’ potential trade package of Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott, and Nikola Mirotic for stranded superstar Kevin Love. One small problem for the ‘Wolves: Chicago might not actually offer it. According to the Chicago Tribune, of the reasons the Bulls are hesitant to complete such a trade is an assurance they made to Mirotic that he’d be in the Windy City for the long-haul. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 25, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: Shaq Talks About Today’s Reebok Shaq Attaq IV Re-Release

Shaquille O'Neal, Shaq Attaq IV

Shaquille O’Neal has a long history with Reebok, specifically the Shaq Attaq IV that was originally released two decades ago. His relationship continues with today’s re-release, so watch as the Big Aristotle discusses his newest addition to the Reebok Classic stable. Read More »

NBA / Jul 25, 2014 / 11:30 am

Jeremy Lin On Lakers Trade: “I Just Want To Be Myself”

Jeremy Lin

The Lakers introduced Jeremy Lin at a press conference on Thursday. He spoke about Kobe Bryant and was asked about the Linsanity era in New York. Read More »