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Smack / Aug 22, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Klay Thompson “Pissed” He Was Mulled Over For Possible Love Trade

Klay Thompson, Kevin Love

Lost in the offseason shuffle to acquire Kevin Love, was the very real possibility Golden State would trade their young shooting guard Klay Thompson, along with Harrison Barnes and former all-star David Lee, to acquire Minnesota’s ubiquitous trade bait. The fact the Dubs even debated sending Klay to Minnesota has him allegedly “pissed,” sources tell Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher. Read More »

GIFs, We Reminisce / Aug 22, 2014 / 12:30 pm

We Reminisce: The Time A Young Michael Jordan Tried To Dunk On Kareem

Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

It’s hard for a certain generation of basketball fans to remember how regal and dominating Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was during his 20-year Hall-of-Fame career. The stalwart Bucks and Lakers center won six MVP awards and was named Finals MVP 14 years apart (1971 and 1985). Perhaps the best way to show young fans how the man most Lakers players referred to as simply, “Cap,” conducted himself on the court, is to show you a clip of a young Michael Jordan swooping along the baseline in an attempt to dunk on the man who blocked the third-most shots in NBA history. Read More »

Ink, Twitter / Aug 22, 2014 / 11:45 am

Dedicated Damian Lillard Fan Inks His Idol (Pic)

Damian Lillard Tattoo

We have some tattoos, and a few of them came while there was some bourbon in our blood stream, which you’re not supposed to do. Despite our predilection for permanent tattoos on our bodies, we don’t have any of our favorite NBA stars — there isn’t enough epidermis for that. That being said, one fan recently got a Damian Lillard tattoo, and Dame RT’d the work last night on Twitter. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Aug 22, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Thaddeus Young Included In Love Trade, But Bennett Not Going To Philly

Kevin Love, Thaddeus Young

According to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune a three-team trade will be completed on Saturday sending Kevin Love to Cleveland in exchange for the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Draft, Anthony Bennett, and Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Young. Philadelphia will receive Miami’s 2015 first-round pick Cleveland owns as well as Minnesota’s expiring contracts of Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved. Read More »

Smack / Aug 21, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Watch Stephen Jackson’s Donald Sterling-Themed Music Video With Scarface

Stephen Jackson

Last season, Stephen Jackson only played nine games with the Clippers. While the 36-year-old Jackson has enjoyed a successful NBA career — winning a title in San Antonio and experiencing a fun run with that 2007 Dubs team who shocked No. 1 seed Dallas in the first round — he’s also expanded his pursuits to include a rap career. His experiments in hip hop have produced a string of music videos to accompany his songs. His most recent one, featuring legend Scarface, takes aim at the former owner he played for with the Clippers. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Aug 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

GIF: Greek Freak’s Two-Dribble Coast-To-Coast Jam

Giannis Antetoekounmpo,  (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

There aren’t many humans alive who combine Bucks second-year guard/forward hybrid Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s still-blossoming size and skill. The 6-11 and counting 19-year-old helped home country Greece beat regional rival Turkey, 71-56, in Athens and unleashed one steal and coast-to-coast jam that serves as yet another harbinger of his evolving stardom. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Aug 21, 2014 / 10:30 am

GIF: Kyrie Irving’s Pretty Crossover In Team USA Win

Kyrie Irving, Juan Coronado

USA Basketball faced off against the Dominican Republic last night at Madison Square Garden. The big news was the late scratch of Derrick Rose, amid rumbles about sore knees — the same knees Rose had major surgeries performed on. But Kyrie Irving, the ostensible USA sixth man, started in his place and showed off why the Cavs signed him to a max deal to star alongside LeBron in Cleveland. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 20, 2014 / 10:26 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Informed Nike Under Armour Offered $265-285 Million

"Team Orange" Nike KD VI

After reports surfaced Under Armour had made Kevin Durant a grand-daddy offer of $325 million spread out over a decade, a report from Darren Rovell at ESPN today lowers that figure, but not so much as to fall under a quarter of a million dollars. Durant’s reps at Roc Nation, by letting Nike know the extent of UA’s offer — alleged to be between $265 and $285 million spread out over 10 years — allows them their contracturally obligated right to match the deal, Rovell adds. Read More »

Smack / Aug 20, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Kevin Durant On First Seeing 10-Year-Old Stephen Curry : “I Thought He Was White”

Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant

NEW YORK — During the NBA 2K Uncensored event yesterday, moderator Ernie Johnson asked the four players in attendence, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and NBA 2K15 cover athlete, Kevin Durant, whether they could remember the first time they heard about one of the other players on stage. The story Durant told about the first time he met a 10-year-old Stephen Curry had the players and most of those in attendance holding their sides with laughter. Read More »

GIFs, Video Games / Aug 20, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Nene Compares Anthony Davis To Street Fighter’s Yogi “Dhalsim”

Dhalsim, Anthony Davis

Wizards Brazilian big man Nene never struck us as a player prone to hyperbole. That’s what make his complimentary comments about Anthony Davis to NBA.com’s Steve Ashburner all the more flattering. When Nene compares you to an iconic Street Fighter character, you know you’ve made it. Read More »