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All-Star, Latest News / Jan 22, 2015 / 7:45 pm

The 2015 NBA All-Star Starters Announced; Kyle Lowry Overtakes D-Wade

Kyle Lowry, Dwyane Wade

The 2015 All-Star starters have finally been announced, and there hasn’t been much of a change since the early January returns. Except, Stephen Curry has overtaken LeBron James as the leading vote getter overall, and Kyle Lowry has leapfrogged Dwyane Wade to be named an Eastern Conference starter in the backcourt with John Wall. All the 2015 NBA All-Star starters and final voting results after the jump. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jan 22, 2015 / 6:45 pm

Elton Brand Won’t Pay Out On Bet After Kyle Korver’s “Fingertip Dunk”

Kyle Korver

During last night’s 110-91 Hawks win over the Pacers, their 14th consecutive victory, Kyle Korver did something he hasn’t done in an NBA game in two years and has only done 16 times over his 11-plus year career. He dunked. In fact, he was all set to collect $100 from veteran teammate Elton Brand but Brand claims he’s not paying out for Korver’s “fingertip dunk.” We’ll explain. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 22, 2015 / 5:30 pm

Report: Ricky Rubio’s Injury More Severe Than Simple Ankle Sprain

Ricky Rubio

Timberwolves point guard and adorable Spanish cherub Ricky Rubio was supposed to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from a “significant” ankle sprain. Yet the Associated Press is reporting he “also damaged some muscles and ligaments that lead from his ankle to his toes,” and now the timetable for his return is more obfuscated than previously thought. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 22, 2015 / 3:45 pm

Lakers Announce That Kobe Bryant Has Torn Rotator Cuff

Kobe Bryant

So much for a minor injury. After hurting his right shoulder during last night’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, further testing has revealed that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant suffered a torn rotator cuff. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Report: Greek Freak, Victor Oladipo, Mason Plumlee Will Compete In Dunk Contest

Victor Oladipo

The field for All-Star Weekend’s Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is slowly taking shape. After word spread last week that Andrew Wiggins would participate comes a report that fellow young high-fliers Giannis Antetokounmpo, Victor Oladipo, and Mason Plumlee will join him. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News / Jan 22, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Stephen Curry Will Compete In The All-Star 3-Point Shootout Until He Wins

Stephen Curry

Last February during 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend at Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, Stephen Curry participated in his third 3-Point Shootout with similar results: he was eliminated in the first round. After three tries —including a runner-up finish to Paul Pierce in 2010 — Steph says he’s “salty” about losing and will continue to participate until he wins. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 22, 2015 / 2:15 pm

Video: Nike Kobe X Teaser Trailer For Jan. 31 Unveiling

Nike Kobe X Unveiling Trailer

Yesterday, Nike unveiled a teaser trailer for the upcoming reveal of the tenth signature shoe in the Kobe Bryant line. The Kobe X was rumored to be introduced when Mamba passed MJ on the all-time scoring list. Instead, it’ll be revealed in just 10 days time. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 22, 2015 / 1:45 pm

Watch Kobe Bryant Make Left-Handed Jumper After Injuring Right Shoulder

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (photo. CaCHooKaManTV)

This is so, so Kobe Bryant. After the Los Angeles Lakers legend injured right shoulder earlier in the game, watch Mamba return to the floor and hit a left-handed turnaround jumper during his team’s 96-80 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Read More »

Smack / Jan 22, 2015 / 11:45 am

Video: 76ers Miss Five Layups In One Possession

Jason Smith , K.J. McDaniels

The Knicks won last night, but there’s an asterisk since it came against the Sixers, and some fans are gonna bitch about ping pong balls — forgetting that the team with the worst record has won the lottery half as many times as the team who finished with the third worst record. New York’s 98-91 victory in Philadelphia was just their seventh win of their worst season — so far — in franchise history, but one possession might have ensconced Philly as an all-time bad team more so either team’s woeful record. Missing five layups in one possession will do that. Read More »

NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 11:15 am

GIF: Rajon Rondo’s Trademark Behind-The-Back Pass Fake For The Layup

Rajon Rondo fake

Those hands. Those gigantic Rajon Rondo hands that look like something out of a Steven Speilberg daydream than actual phalanges. That’s how Rondo is able to palm the ball off the dribble. It’s also why the behind-the-back pass fake he unleashed on the T-Wolves last night will continue to be his bread-and-butter ball-fake even if it punctuates the highlight tapes for everyone else. Read More »