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Latest News / Oct 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: Injured Kevin Durant “Ridin’ Dirty” On A Scooter

Kevin Durant, Mitch McGary

Kevin Durant is injured, but all is hardly lost. Not only will the Oklahoma City Thunder stay afloat without the reigning MVP, but the clever folks at Uproxx set a video of Durant pushing along on a mini-scooter to 2006 hit single, “Ridin.” Read More »

Smack / Oct 21, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Daryl Morey Calls Viral Video Of James Harden’s Defense Unfair

James Harden

James Harden’s defense was porous far before the casual NBA fan realized it. The direction of popular opinion hedged its present destination at the beginning of last season, when videos of Harden falling asleep off-ball and getting roasted off-dribble by subpar wings began making the internet rounds. By the time 2013-2014 was over and enough talking head criticism and video footage had been compiled to call Harden the league’s worst defender, the amount of scrutiny was already over the top. When a new compilation of Harden’s defensive failings were compiled by an excellent YouTube user in April, even more fuel was added to the fire. Read More »

NBA / Oct 21, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Watch Entire Bulls Team Rush To Help Derrick Rose

Kyrie Irving, Derrick Rose

We all know Derrick Rose handily won his ostensible duel against Kyrie Irving last night during Chicago’s preseason game against Cleveland. Irving couldn’t handle Rose and we doubt anyone else could, either. Even with a game-high 30 points, everyone is holding their breath for the other shoe to drop with Rose and that was most clearly evident when he toppled to the court near the end of his electrifying first half. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 21, 2014 / 2:30 pm

‘Wolves Exhibition Struggles With Ricky Rubio On Bench Suggest His Value

Ricky Rubio

We know what you’re thinking: What team wouldn’t struggle without its starting point guard on the floor during preseason play? And while there’s certainly merit to that assessment, it belies specific context that’s so important to the present and future of not just the impact of Ricky Rubio, but his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, too. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 21, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The New Nike KD 7 “On The Road” Colorway Is Unveiled

Nike KD7 "On The Road"

Despite getting knocked out for the start of the 2014-15 regular season with a Jones fracture, the 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant, is still showcasing new colorways of the Nike KD 7. Check out the Nike KD 7 “On The Road” releasing Thursday, Oct. 23. Read More »

NBA / Oct 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Video: Sixers Rookie K.J. McDaniels Rises For Huge Two-Handed Block On Break

K.J. McDaniels

The draft-night slide of Philadelphia 76ers rookie K.J. McDaniels never made sense. Projected by some as a late-lottery pick at certain points leading up to June 26, the University of Clemson product inexplicably fell to the top of the second round before being quickly snatched up by Philly GM Sam Hinkie. A few months later and to no one’s great surprise, McDaniels is proving his draft slot wrong with flashes of dominant defensive potential during the preseason, and his latest one might be hist best: A huge, two-handed, chase-down block of the Brooklyn Nets’ Alan Anderson. Read More »

Smack / Oct 21, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: Skip Bayless Suggests Kobe’s Rape Case Added “Sizzle” To His Brand

Kobe Bryant

Another day, another bone-headed comment by Skip Bayless on ESPN’s WHO CAN TALK LOUDERFirst Take.” When discussing Cowboys running back Joseph Randle and the endorsement contract he signed after geting arrested for shoplifting women’s underwear, Skip made a dumb, and inaccurate, comparison to Kobe Bryant selling more sneakers after his Eagle, Colorado rape trial in 2003. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 21, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch Vince Carter Reject Dirk Nowitzki At The Rim

Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter

New Memphis Grizzlies veteran wing Vince Carter faced off with his old team, the Dallas Mavericks, on Monday night. Despite only playing for eight minutes and recording just three points, the 37-year-old showed off his legendary vertical on the defensive end in the closing seconds of the first quarter. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 21, 2014 / 11:30 am

GIF: Tyreke Evans Performs Impressive “Moonwalk” Travel That Goes Uncalled

Tyreke Evans, Nene

It’s hard to be an NBA ref. We try our best to give them the benefit of the doubt, but they’re often found by fans to be lacking. Last night, when Anthony Davis was busy destroying the Wizards, his teammate, Tyreke Evans, performed an egregious travel of at least four steps backwards in an impressive moonwalk display that went completely unnoticed by the refs. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Oct 21, 2014 / 10:45 am

Cavs Sideline Reporter Says Thompson Kiss Was “Inside Joke & Not A Big Deal”

Allie Clifton

Over the weekend we wrote about Tristan Thompson kissing Cavaliers sideline reporter, Allie Clifton. It was unprofessional, even if it was ultimately harmless. The piece provoked the ire of countless readers who claimed we were overreacting, a rejoinder we actually predicted in the piece. Except, Clifton herself said in a tweet yesterday that it was an “inside joke and not a big deal.” Read More »