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Video / Jan 24, 2015 / 9:15 am

Watch Every Basket As Klay Thompson Sets NBA Record With 37 Points In A Quarter

Klay Thompson

If there was any debate about the best backcourt in baskeball, Klay Thompson ended it on Friday night during a 126-101 win Warriors win over the Kings. His 37-point third quarter on 13-of-13 from the field and 9-of-9 from beyond the arc set an NBA record and reformulated what it means to enter the zone. Watch the Warriors sharpshooter make it rain and set the NBA world on it’s head in just 12 minutes of action. Read More »

Smack / Jan 23, 2015 / 3:00 pm

D-Rose & Popovich Dismiss Rumors Tom Thibodeau Has Lost The Locker Room

Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose

This seemed ridiculous, which is why we didn’t report it earlier this week. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Bulls point guard Derrick Rose think so, too. Earlier this week reports flitted to the surface that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had lost his locker room and his overbearing, almost militaristic zeal for working his players had disenchanted some members of the Bulls, who had started to tune him out. That was the explanation for Chicago dropping six of their last eight games. Last night, after Rose and the Bulls beat up the Spurs, Rose came to his coach’s defense and so did Popovich. Read More »

Smack / Jan 23, 2015 / 10:30 am

Video: Blake Griffin Pulls Trainer’s Head Towards His Groin On National TV

Blake Griffin, Clippers athletic trainer

Late in LA’s blowout of the Nets last night, a Clippers athletic trainer was applying ice pads to Blake Griffin‘s knee. Griffin, in his infinite wisdom, decided to wrench the guy’s head towards his crotch, miming oral sex like a vengeful eighth grader. It was childish and totally disrespectful, and we can’t believe he thought it would be funny. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 21, 2015 / 1:00 pm

adidas & John Wall Unveil J Wall 1 “DC Blue” Colorway

adidas J Wall 1 "DC Blue"

Right now, John Wall is leading all Eastern Conference guards in voting for the 2015 NBA All-Star game. The Wizards also sport the Eastern Conference’s second-best record, and Wall is the biggest reason why. Today adidas and Wall unveil the newest “DC Blue” colorway for his first signature shoe: the J Wall 1. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 21, 2015 / 12:15 pm

Lakers & Knicks Top Forbes List; Average Franchise Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

Carmelo Anthony, Ryan Kelly

Forbes released their 2015 NBA team valuations today. Following the $24 billion TV-rights deal announcement, and a “bull market” the average cost of an NBA franchise has reached a new record of over $1.1 billion. That’s up 74 percent from last year, and it’s the biggest one-year gain since Forbes start valuing teams in the four major professional North American sports in 1998. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 19, 2015 / 5:15 pm

Steph Curry Rocking BHM-Inspired Under Armour ClutchFit Drive “Innovate”

Under Armour ClutchFit Drive "Innovate"

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, just four days after his Dr. King’s birthday, but in less than two weeks Black History Month begins, and Under Armour is paying homage to King’s vision and the month-long celebration with the new ClutchFit Drive “Innovate” that Stephen Curry is wearing today against the Nuggets, despite having his own signature line. Read More »

Smack / Jan 19, 2015 / 3:00 pm

Mike Conley: “I’ll Slap [Tony Allen] Against The Back Of His Head” So He Listens

Tony Allen, Mike Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies have cooled since they started the season with the NBA’s best record at 10-1, but at 29-11, they’re third place in an increasingly ruthless Western Conference. A big part of their success this year — as in year’s past — is the play of perpetually underrated point guard Mike Conley. In a recent NBA.com feature with Ian Thomsen, Conley offered his own unique relationship with Tony Allen, and it’s as cavalier as the flamboyant Grizzlies defensive whiz. Read More »

Smack / Jan 19, 2015 / 10:45 am

Video: Dirk Nowitzki Shows Proper Way To Videobomb

Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki, Skin Wade

A couple years ago the Miami Heat started to videobomb each other during post-game interviews. They were led by kooky Chris Bosh, but we always felt they lacked the nonchalance necessary to really videobomb a teammate. Thankfully, Dirk Nowitzki showed just how to properly videobomb a couple days ago when Skin Wade was trying to interview Chandler Parsons. Read More »

Smack / Jan 18, 2015 / 7:45 pm

Report: Joel Embiid Weighs Close To 300 LBS; Has Blown Off Conditioning Drills

Joel Embiid, Sam Hinkie

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Kansas center Joel Embiid with the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft because he was the best player available. After a back fracture kept him out of the NCAA Tournament, he was on track to be the No. 1 overall in June, but a stress fracture in his foot saw him drop to Philly. He’s not expected to play this year while recuperating, but he could be a franchise centerpiece when he does get healthy. A recent report from Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey claims he’s been shirking recent training sessions and has ballooned to close to 300 pounds. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 16, 2015 / 5:30 pm

NBA Suspends Larry Sanders For Minimum 10 Games After Violating League’s Anti-Drug Policy

Larry Sanders

Today the NBA suspended Larry Sanders for a minimum of 10 games after he violated the league’s Anti-Drug Policy. Although the NBA hasn’t revealed what the suspension stems from within that policy, the news comes after a five-game suspension last year for testing positive for cannabis for the third time (the first two positive tests don’t result in a suspension). Read More »