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FIBA World Cup, NBA / Sep 1, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Derrick Rose Says He’s “Feeling Good” After Back-To-Back With Team USA

Derrick Rose

Despite electrifying peers and coaches during USA Basketball tryouts, Derrick Rose ran into some soreness during exhibition play in the lead up to the FIBA World Cup in Spain, which started this past weekend. After playing against Finland on Saturday in a blowout and a much more heavily-contested game against Turkey on Sunday, Derrick Rose tells Marc Stein of ESPN he’s “Feeling good,” though his positivity will do little to squelch the fears of Bulls fans. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 1, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Mason Plumlee Handles Inane Question On Coach K Connection & Team USA

Mason Plumlee

Perhaps one of the more surprising members for USA Basketball this year, was Nets big man, Mason Plumlee. Some decided to shroud the selection in conspiracy, claiming Plum only made it because he played under Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski while at Duke and also endorses Nike, who is the official sponsor and outfits the FIBA World Cup men’s basketball team. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 1, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Building The Brand: Players Who Deserve Their Own Signature Line

adidas Crazylight Boost

When Nike took a chance in 1984-85 to give a rookie out of North Carolina by the name of Michael Jordan his own sneaker line, the marketing world in sports changed forever. Nike has become one of the most recognized brands in the world, while MJ has built an empire that is producing millions from retro releases. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 1, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Video: Klay Thompson To Anthony Davis For One-Handed Alley-Oop

Anthony Davis

USA Basketball romped Finland in their opening game on Saturday, but yesterday’s follow-up against Turkey did not go as planned. The USA was down by five at halftime, and needed Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried to step up before they were able to pull away. One bucket by Davis, who scored all of his 19 points in the second half, was a one-handed alley-oop you have to see again. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Iggy: “I Had A Better Shot At Halle Berry” Than Under Armour Had With Durant

Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala

On Sunday, news came that Nike had matched Under Armour‘s gargantuan 10-year, $265-285 million offer and would retain signature NBA star, Kevin Durant until 2024. When current Under Armour athlete and new Hawks wing, Kent Bazemore, tweeted out a thanks to KD for considering Under Armour, swoosh athlete, Andre Iguodala, made it clear UA’s shot to land KD was well-nigh impossible. Read More »

GIFs, High School, Video / Sep 1, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Kwe Parker’s Crazy High-Flying Mixtape

Kwe Parker

NBA rookies, and now teammates, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine may have already stepped forward as favorites to win next year’s All-Star Slam Dunk Contest (fingers crossed they’ll participate), but at the high school level, one player has emerged as the best dunker around. That player is 6-2 guard Kwe Parker (Kwe’shuan), out of Fayetteville, NC. Read More »

instagram / Sep 1, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Nick Young Shows Off Iggy Azalea’s Trick Shot

Nick Young, Iggy Azalea

Ever since singer/rapper Iggy Azalea admitted her first date with Lakers guard Nick Young, took place at a Target, we’ve been rooting for these two to stick together — despite how hectic things can get in the public’s eye. Over the long Labor Day Weekend, Iggy and Nick stopped by the Lakers’ practice court together and she showed off her own flair for the dramatics, just like her beau. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 1, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Rondo & Agent Deny Making Trade Request

Rajon Rondo

The news, by way of Jackie MacMullan on an unaired segment of ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” that Rajon Rondo had requested a trade from the Celtics before he becomes a free agent next summer, is being denied by Rondo and his agent, Bill Duffy, despite how convinced MacMullan’s extemporaneous comments were. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Aug 31, 2014 / 11:15 am

Giannis Antetokounmpo Euro-Step Dunk & Steal For The Coast-To-Coast Slam

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee’s growing wing, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is playing for his native Greece in the 2014 FIBA World Cup this summer in Spain. In Greece’s opening game against Senegal, Antetokounmpo showed why Bucks fans continue to salivate over his bright future in the Association. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 31, 2014 / 10:45 am

Report: Rajon Rondo Tells Celtics He Wants Out

Rajon Rondo

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will be a free agent next summer, but the Celtics wanted to see how much better he’s gotten since ACL surgery, and trading him before he possibly leaves in free agency isn’t a priority. Except, new revelations from the estimable Jackie MacMullan indicate Rondo wants out, as he’s told GM Danny Ainge and the C’s brass despite the public facade. Read More »