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NBA / Aug 2, 2013 / 3:40 pm

Who’s Better: Brandon Jennings or Mike Conley?

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings

They’re two lefty point guards with divergent career paths, and while one has grown with the same group in Memphis while becoming one of the better young point guards in the game, the other has dealt with new coaches and teammates and a not-undeserved reputation as a gunner. Mike Conley might have been in the same boat as Brandon Jennings if he’d landed in Milwaukee coming out of Ohio State, but now they both have similar squads around them. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Free Agency, NBA, Smack / Jul 7, 2013 / 9:55 am

Shaq: Dwight Howard Couldn’t handle Lakers Spotlight; He’s Now Safe in a “Little Town Like Houston”

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Reebok Shaq Attaq (photo. Reebok Classics)

Shaquille O’Neal‘s dislike of Dwight Howard has been on full display for years, so it’s only natural that The Diesel had something in the chamber for Dwight after DH officially decided to bounce for Houston.

O’Neal didn’t disappoint, dropping a quote that comes across as pretty belittling and patronizing of Howard. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, Free Agency, NBA, Smack / Jul 1, 2013 / 8:48 pm

NBA Free Agency News: Pelicans Make Huge Offer to Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans (photo. Nicky Woo)

It is being reported today that the New Orleans Pelicans made a huge offer to restricted free agent Tyreke Evans during their meeting with him on Sunday night. There are conflicting reports of of the dollar amount, but both numbers being thrown around are huge. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jul 1, 2013 / 10:04 am

NBA Trade Rumors: Warriors Trying to Move David Lee to Multiple Teams

David Lee

David Lee

In a vacuum, you’d probably think the the Warriors would be crazy to be doing their best to unload David Lee this summer. The guy is coming off of what was arguably the best season of his career, averaging 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game and making the Western Conference All-Star team – not to mention his Willis Reed/Braveheart-like performance in the NBA playoffs after a hip injury was supposed to have finished his season.

But Golden State is reportedly aggressively trying to move Lee to any takers. Read More »

Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jun 27, 2013 / 2:05 pm

Lakers Unveil Billboard Campaign in Los Angeles Begging Dwight Howard to Stay

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Photos via @Lakers Twitter feed

This feels desperate to us – what do you think? The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a new billboard campaign in the L.A. area urging Dwight Howard to re-sign with the team. Pretty poor timing after this also hit today, but what else can they do besides fire Mike D’Antoni and replace him with a new coach that DH likes in the hopes of him then deciding to stay in L.A.? Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2013 / 2:55 pm

#DraftDreams: Cody Zeller Decides to Let Twitter Pick His NBA Draft Suit

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It is possible that there is no other night in all of sports where athletes’ fashion choices are more celebrated (or more critiqued) than the NBA Draft.

[Fashion Related: Check out our 10 Most Ridiculous Outfits From the 2013 NBA Playoffs]

One athlete, Cody Zeller, has decided to take the decision out of his own hands in order to let basketball fans decide what he will be wearing in the green room tomorrow night. Check out the mini campaign that Zeller has posted on his Twitter account: Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Jun 25, 2013 / 10:45 am

LeBron James and Miami Heat Turn Championship Parade Into Obstacle Course

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Did you catch this yesterday during the Miami Heat championship parade? Apparently the planners of the parade route didn’t take into account the fact that they’d have giant basketball players atop double-decker buses. It made overpasses potentially messy. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 24, 2013 / 10:22 pm

NBA News: Denver Nuggets Hire Brian Shaw As Head Coach

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After almost 10 years as an NBA assistant coach – and being passed over for head coaching gigs more than once – Brian Shaw is officially a top guy. Earlier tonight, the Denver Nuggets hired Shaw to replace reigning NBA COY George Karl. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jun 19, 2013 / 3:33 pm

Chris Bosh Has a Message For All of Those Miami Heat Fans Who Left Game 6 Early

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

By now you have seen footage of the mass exodus of Miami Heat fans from last night’s Game 6 well before the outcome was decided. Well, so has Chris Bosh, and he has a message for those fans. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 17, 2013 / 10:00 pm

NBA Trade Rumors: Clippers, Celtics Now Back in Talks to Get Kevin Garnett, Doc Rivers Deal Done Today

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UPDATE: It is being reported that the two teams plan on re-connecting in the morning in an attempt to finally make this deal happen.

It’s on. Nope, it’s dead. The back and forth is bad enough that Doc Rivers is reportedly ready to just forget it and go back to the booth. Now here’s another new wrinkle in the massive Clippers/Celtics/Rivers/Kevin Garnett trade talks: Read More »