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Latest News / Dec 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The Pistons Have Waived Josh Smith, So What Now?

Josh Smith

Today the Detroit Pistons announced they’re waiving forward Josh Smith. Smith is owed $13.5 million this year, plus an additional $27 million through the 2016-17 season. The team with the highest bid can pick him up off of waivers in the next 48 hours, but some have joked (or not), he won’t get picked up because of his onerous deal. While that’s not as ridiculous as it might first sound, there are some likely culprits for his services. Read More »

NBA, sponsored01 / Dec 22, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Counting Down The Top 10 Moments From NBA Christmas Day: 7-5

Michael Jordan

The NBA isn’t like other professional sports in America; they play on Christmas. Not only do they play, but the games on the national holiday signal a focal point for most NBA observers and a day when it’s finally appropriate to take stock of the first quarter of the NBA season. With Christmas approaching this week, we thought it would make sense to count down the 10 biggest Christmas Day moments in NBA history, culminating in our top two choices on Christmas Eve 2014. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 22, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Anthony Davis Dominates In Win Over Durant-Less Thunder

Anthony Davis, Steven Adams

Going into this season, Serge Ibaka was a good bet to win Defensive Player of the Year. While Anthony Davis spent time abusing Steven Adams on the block, specifically any time a Pellies perimeter player got in the lane. Ant also showed he can handle a defensive presence like Ibaka with ease during New Orleans’ 101-99 win when Davis finished with a game-high 38 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 22, 2014 / 10:30 am

After Shooting Lakers To Loss, Kobe Says “It Might Make Sense” To Rest

Kobe Bryant, DeMarcus Cousins

The Lakers lost at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento last night, 108-101, and it’s hard not to blame anyone other than a very worn-down Kobe Bryant. The 36 year-old shot a miserable 8-for-30 — including 1-for-7 in the fourth — and turned the ball over nine times in the loss. After the game, coach Byron Scott pondered whether it might make sense to sit Mamba a game or two to rest his legs. Surprisingly, Kobe agreed. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 22, 2014 / 10:00 am

GIF: A Pair Of Terrence Ross Rim-Rattlers Against Knicks

Quincy Acy, Terrence Ross

The Knicks continue to swim at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, and Sunday’s game against the Raptors was no different. They lost, 118-108, despite Carmelo Anthony‘s 28 points. Raptors wing Terrence Ross, who has had to shoulder more of an offensive load in DeMar DeRozan‘s absence, also found time to throw down a couple jams, the second of which looked like he floated to the rim. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 21, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Report: Lance Stephenson Has “Clashed With Teammates” In Charlotte

Lance Stephenson

Things have not according to plan since Lance Stephenson spurred the Pacers in free agency this summer to sign with Charlotte. The new-look Hornets are 8-19 so far and Stephenson has been the subject of trade rumors with a number of teams, and his old team’s owner wants him back in Indiana. According to a report by the Boston Globe‘s Gary Washburn, Stephenson has “clashed with teammates” in Charlotte, which is why they’re looking to unload him before the Feb. 19 trade deadline. Read More »

College / Dec 21, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Video: Notre Dame Guard Demetrius Jackson Posterizes 7-2 Defender

Demetrius Jackson, Isaac Haas

We’re partial to the NBA, but a dunk like this deserves attention regardless of playing field. Watch 6-1 Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson launch for an epic poster jam over Purdue’s Isaac Haas – a defender 13 inches taller than he is. Read More »

Smack / Dec 21, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Says Team “Doesn’t Believe” During Crunch-Time

Carmelo Anthony, Marcus Morris

Losses aren’t created equal. Just ask the New York Knicks. After failing to win yet another close game yesterday against the Phoenix Suns, Carmelo Anthony questioned his team’s confidence in crunch-time. Read More »

NBA, sponsored01 / Dec 21, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Counting Down The Top 10 Moments From NBA Christmas Day: 10-8

LeBron James, Bill Russell

The NBA isn’t like other professional sports in America; they play on Christmas. Not only do they play, but the games on the national holiday signal a focal point for most NBA observers and a day when it’s finally appropriate to take stock of the first quarter of the NBA season. With Christmas approaching this week, we thought it would make sense to count down the 10 biggest Christmas Day moments in NBA history, culminating in our top two choices on Christmas Eve 2014. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

Video: Rajon Rondo Makes Mavs Debut: 6 Points, 9 Assists & 7 Rebounds

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo finally made his debut for the Mavericks on Saturday night during a 99-93 win over an extremely short-handed Spurs team. Monta Ellis was the man in final minutes on his way to a game-high 38 points, and Rondo dished for nine dimes, but he again struggled to score, shooting just 3-for-11 from the field. Read More »