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NBA, Video / Mar 11, 2013 / 4:45 pm

Blake Griffin And DeAndre Jordan’s Top 10 Dunks Of March (So Far)

DeAndre Jordan

We’re not even two weeks into March yet and DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin have combined to amass enough top-10 worthy dunks for their own personal highlight reel. In just five games the stars of Lob City have staked their claim to not only the two best dunks of the entire NBA season, but to many that will be on a “Best of March” highlight reel soon. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 11, 2013 / 4:32 pm

Kyrie Irving Could Miss The Rest Of The Season With A Shoulder Injury

Kyrie Irving

As mentioned in last night’s Smack, the two extremes of Kyrie Irving‘s second season might just be found in his two games in Toronto. Cleveland’s All-Star point guard, and a one-time MVP candidate this season, hit a game-winning three in Toronto on Jan. 26. Last night, he suffered a shoulder contusion that now is expected to make him miss three to four weeks. Read More »

NBA / Mar 8, 2013 / 4:00 pm

The Other Impressive Streak Within Miami’s Win Streak

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Miami’s franchise-record 16-game win streak hasn’t been constructed on a single load-bearing beam. There are dozens of ways the Heat have arrived at a better score than their opponent every night since Feb. 3 — and if you have the SportVU tracking system it’s possible to see hundreds, if not more, of ways of seeing what makes them so good. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 7, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The House Jannero Pargo Is Selling Is Nicer Than Wherever You Live

Jannero Pargo

For $2.4 million you can snap up the former house of journeyman guard Jannero Pargo, a house north of Chicago that’s pretty damn nice even considering he’s far from an established talent in the NBA (he’s currently a free agent). Hit the jump to see more photos of the house. Read More »

College / Mar 7, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Video: Nerlens Noel Raps About His Kentucky Comeback

Nerlens Noel

Kentucky freshman center Nerlens Noel wants everyone to know he’s going to be just fine. “Flat-top Nerlens I be chillin in the post” is how he opens his new song (alongside the apparent pre-eminent Kentucky anthem-maker, Wesley Grams) about his recovery, called “Number 9.” Noel’s knee injury was gruesome, but his song’s surprisingly easy to listen to. Read More »

NBA / Mar 6, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Shaquille O’Neal’s 10 Best Quotes

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O’Neal is no stranger to being considered one of the game’s most powerful inside player ever.

Once you get past the 7-1, 320-pound frame that screams power, however, it became pretty easy to see early in his career he was light on his feet — on and off the court. Today is the big man’s 41st birthday. Here are some of his best quotes — proving he’s as deft with a microphone as he is on the low block. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Houston’s Greg Smith On Acting, The Rockets And Watching Paul George Take Over

Greg Smith

A year and a half ago, Greg Smith was playing in the Mexican League just across the border from California, in Mexicali. This was his lot after declaring for the NBA early after two seasons at Fresno State right before the lockout hit. Out of bad timing can come young careers, however. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 5, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Dwight Howard Trashes His Old Orlando Teammates That “Nobody Wanted”

Dwight Howard

Once Dwight Howard‘s All-Star, possibly Hall of Fame, career in basketball closes, he will no doubt have several career opportunities open to him to pursue. A public relations or ambassadorial role should not be one of them. Howard continues to not understand the pointlessness of piling on Orlando, a city and franchise already over him, with his comments today that the Magic “was a team full of people who nobody wanted.” Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 4, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Video: Nike’s “Give Me The Ball” Commercial With Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant 1

More than a billion people in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan are about to see the story of a young player complete his basketball “wish list” thanks to a new Nike commercial. It’s a story that’s been mined for decades, of the player growing up and taking over the game. Read More »

High School / Mar 4, 2013 / 2:45 pm

A 22-Year-Old Posed As A High Schooler To Ball In Memphis

McKinzie Sewell (No. 22) was a 22-year-old man reportedly married who was able to play high school basketball.

Two years after a 22-year-old man was found to be playing high school basketball in Odessa, Texas, another extreme case of searching for high school glory has bubbled up in Memphis. This time another 22-year-old man — reportedly married — was found trying to pose as a teen to get in some burn with the high school hoops team. And again, it’s bizarre. Read More »