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instagram, Twitter / Jul 23, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says He’ll Train Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Earlier in the off-season — after what Paul George described as the Pacers forgetting their “edge,” which led to a marked drop in performance during the second half of the season — the team was reportedly “quietly” shopping Roy Hibbert. We’re not so sure after a tweet and Instagram post showed Roy dining with Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with more tutelage in store. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 23, 2014 / 9:15 am

LeBron Apologizes To Neighbors With Cupcakes

LeBron James

In the days leading up to LeBron James‘ stunning announcement he was returning to Cleveland in a titanic Sports Illustrated essay explaining the rationale behind his lower-case decision 2.0, fans gathered outside his Bath Township home in Ohio, eagerly hoping to see the King return. ‘Bron took the time to thank his neighbors with some treats for putting up with the crush of gawkers in the area. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 22, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Bulls Renew Efforts For Kevin Love

Kevin Love, Taj Gibson

After courting Carmelo Anthony only to lose him to the extra year New York could offer, the Chicago Bulls have returned to the fold and are in the mix for Kevin Love, ESPN reports. Even though the Cavs still lead the pack — especially if they include Andrew Wiggins in their offer — the Bulls offer an interesting package of players, rather than draft picks. Read More »

Smack / Jul 22, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Paul George Says The Pacers Forgot Their Edge Last Season

Paul George

The Indiana Pacers might have reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the second consecutive season in 2014, but long before the Miami Heat rolled them 4-2 in the best-of-seven series, they had so many chinks in their armor, it might as well have been a loincloth. Pacers wing Paul George spoke about what happened to the Los Angeles Daily News yesterday during his one-day camp in his hometown of Palmdale, California. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 11:15 am

Watch Ray McCallum Hit Running 3-Pointer As Kings Take Summer League Title

Ray McCallum

The Sacramento Kings defeated the Houston Rockets 77-68 to capture the Las Vegas summer league title on Monday night. Ray McCallum dropped 29 points including a running three-pointer after sprinting from the back-court to beat the shot clock in the final 1:30 of the fourth. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 21, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Report: Celtics Will Sign Free Agent Evan Turner

Evan Turner, Kris Humphries

After an abysmal 27 games to finish the 2013-14 regular season with the Pacers, Indiana decided not to extend Evan Turner a qualifying offer this summer, making him an unrestricted free agent. According to the Boston Herald, Turner is expected to sign with the Celtics for part of their mid-level exception. Read More »

GIFs, Twitter / Jul 21, 2014 / 4:30 pm

GIF: J.R. Smith Gets Posterized At Drew League

J.R. Smith

Knicks wing J.R. Smith admitted last week he wouldn’t blame the Knicks if they dealt him following a slipshod 2013-14 season. This past weekend his summer took another fall when he got dunked on during a Drew League game. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 21, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Report: Stan Van Gundy Tells Josh Smith He’ll Likely Stay With Pistons

Josh Smith, Ben McLemore

New coach and president of basketball operations for the Pistons Stan Van Gundy has a lot of work to do with a team that finished 31-51 after a pair of marquee signings last summer. The biggest one featured the free agent acquisition of hybrid forward Josh Smith who signed for four years and $54 million last July. Yahoo is reporting now that after rampant trade rumors the last two weeks, Van Gundy has reached out to Smith and told him he’s likely to remain in uniform next season Read More »

Smack / Jul 21, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Kobe On Seattle: “I’d Much Rather Come Here In The Postseason Than Oklahoma”

Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher

During Kobe Bryant‘s whirlwind tour of Seattle for Richard Sherman‘s celebrity softball game — where he he hit a home run — and the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro Am — where Crawford introduced him as “this generation’s Michael Jordan,” Kobe also found time to stick it to Oklahoma City. Read More »

instagram / Jul 21, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kobe Hits Home Run At Richard Sherman’s Celebrity Softball Game

Kobe Bryant, Jamal Crawford, Gary Payton

Kobe Bryant had a whirlwind visit to Seattle this weekend. After stopping by the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am and getting a nice compliment from Crawford, he played in the celebrity softball game for Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman. He played pretty well, too, as you’ll see. Read More »