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Smack / Oct 31, 2014 / 2:00 pm

GIF: Cavs Employee Spotted Pouring Gatorade Into Powerade Bottle

Cavs employee Gatorade into Powerade

Perhaps you remember the brand snafu after Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals when LeBron James experienced cramping in the fourth quarter before the Spurs came back for the win. The official Twitter account for Gatorade tweeted out a dismissive missive claiming LeBron would have stayed properly hydrated if he had been drinking their performance drink. Powerade is an official sponsor of the NBA, and Gatorade later apologized for the tweet after we learned ‘Bron actually was drinking Gatorade. Well, in Cleveland’s disappointing loss last night at the Q, the performance drink battle continued when a Cavs employee was caught on camera pouring Gatorade into a Powerade bottle. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 31, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Report: Spurs & Kawhi Leonard Unlikely To Reach Extension By Deadline

Kawhi Leonard, Peter Holt

Spurs wing and 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard was the No. 15 pick in the 2011 Draft. So he’s due an extension before tonight’s midnight deadline. According to league sources, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports the Spurs and Leonard are unlikely to agree on a new deal and he’ll become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2015. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 31, 2014 / 11:30 am

Dan Le Batard Mocks Cavs And LeBron On Twitter

LeBron James

New uniforms, new court, the NBA’s best player returning to his hometown to play in a nationally televised home debut while a coterie of all-stars surround him. Check, check, check and check. Still, the Knicks played spoiler last night, 95-90 on TNT, when LeBron James and the Cavs came out flat to start the 2014-15 NBA season. As a result, Miami sports columnist and radio host Dan Le Batard, a frequent LeBron and Cavs foil ever since Decision 2.0 was announced, exhibited quite a bit of schadenfreude on Twitter during and after Cleveland’s stunning opening home loss. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 31, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Confronts A Clippers Fan

Russell Westbrook, Steve Blake

After playing a couple possessions following afracture in the second matacarpal of his right — shooting — hand, Russell Westbrook headed back to the locker room last night during LA’s 93-90 win. X-Rays later revealed the fracture, and he could miss four to six weeks. But when Russ was being led back to the locker room, a Clippers fan caught his attention and drew his ire, as you’ll see in the video after the jump. Read More »

Smack / Oct 31, 2014 / 9:00 am

Josh Smith Responds To Faried: “I’m Bustin’ His A**…He Fears Me, He’s Scared Of Me”

Kenneth Faried, Josh Smith

After the Nuggets defeated the Pistons on Wednesday night, 89-79, Kenneth Faried saidJosh Smithshot them out of the game.” While Smith struggled after a great first quarter, his ensuing overreaction to Faried’s comments yesterday shows how much Faried’s words must have stung. Read More »

NBA / Oct 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Rajon Rondo Rides Boston’s T Before Win Over The Nets

Mirza Teletovic, Rajon Rondo

It seems Rajon Rondo felt good to go around nap-time when the Brooklyn Nets were in Boston last night to tip off the 2014-15 season. Except, Rondo didn’t want to deal with Boston’s crazy traffic and opted to take public transportation to the game before helping the C’s eviscerate the Nets, 121-105. Read More »

Smack / Oct 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Michael Jordan Calls President Barack Obama A “Sh***y Golfer” (Video)

Michael Jordan

As part of Ahmad Rashad‘s eponymous show on Black9Network, he interviewed his “main man” Michael Jordan to ask about his dream golfing foursome. President Barack Obama, an outspoken Bulls and MJ fan, was then mentioned as part of the exclusive foursome, and His Airness didn’t censor himself when evaluating the President’s golf game. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 30, 2014 / 9:45 am

Video: Watch Marc Gasol Drop A Career High 32 Points In An Opening Night Win

Marc Gasol, Nikola Pekovic

The Grizzlies got all they could handle from a young Timberwolves team when they opened the season at FedExForum in Memphis. But slimmer Spanish center Marc Gasol led the way by dropping a career high 32 points on an efficient 12-for-17 from the field. Watch him show it all off in his career-best performance dropping buckets: the spinning up-and-under, the mid-range stroke, dives to the hoop off the pick-and-roll, passing from the high post, plus all the off-ball characteristics that make Marc one of the best centers in the game today. Read More »

instagram / Oct 30, 2014 / 12:45 am

Watch MJ’s Joyous Fist Pump After Kemba Walker’s Game-Winning Jumper Falls In OT

Michael Jordan

Buzz City came back in more ways than one tonight after the newly re-coined Hornets came back from a 24-point second half deficit to win, 108-106, in dramatic fashion. Recently extended Kemba Walker played hero while The Hero to a lot of us, Michael Jordan, gave a victorious fist pump that reminded us of our youth. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Deron Williams: “Everybody’s Pretty Much Written Me Off”

Deron Williams

Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams has been a shell of his former self since getting dealt from Utah to NJ/Brooklyn towards the end of the 2010-11 season. But he feels “a lot more confident” coming into the 2014-15 season and his teammates back up his positive self-assessment. Read More »