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Smack / Aug 26, 2014 / 7:15 pm

ESPN Writer Continues To Claim Rajon Rondo Has Bad Reputation With His Peers

Rajon Rondo, Celtics teammates

The same ESPN writer who said NBA players don’t want to play with Rajon Rondo, ESPN Insider’s Jeff Goodman, spoke with SB Nation’s Celticsblog.com today to discuss his thoughts on Rondo, particularly in relation to Rondo’s peers. Goodman was pointedly asked why he publicly derides Rondo’s leadership ability and espouses the theory some NBA players don’t want him as a teammate. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 26, 2014 / 6:15 pm

LeBron Called Kevin Love Right After Choosing Cavs

Kevin Love

It started at the 2012 Olympics. LeBron James routinely complimented the game of Kevin Love, though Love wasn’t sure if LeBron was being serious. It became clear later James was, and their relationship crescendoed this weekend, when Love was officially traded to the Cavaliers after more than a month of speculation. On Tuesday, the Cavs formally introduced Love in a press conference, and we heard about James’ communiquĂ© with Love right after SI published LeBron’s essay announcing his decision to return to the Cavs this summer. That phone call was all Love needed to make up his mind. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 26, 2014 / 4:30 pm

adidas Originals Introduces Big Sean Metro Attitude

adidas x Big Sean "Metro Attitude"

adidas Originals has partnered with Big Sean to offer his own individual take on the Metro Attitude line. Keeping the snakeskin leather of the original iteration, Big Sead adds a tropical print together with black leather, in an homage to his family’s recording studio in the black sand beaches of Hawaii. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas, Video / Aug 26, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Watch Serge Ibaka’s Brute Block & Alley-Oop Jam

Serge Ibaka

The last we saw Serge Ibaka, he was coming back from a calf strain before Game 3 to help the OKC Thunder even the Western Conference Finals before losing in six to the eventual champion Spurs. He did pop up with Spain this summer on the receiving end of this delectable Rudy Fernandez feed, and that’s why we’re again talking about the Congolese-Spanish shot-blocker that’s like an albatross hovering near the rim for opponents. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 26, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Did Getting Cut From USA Basketball Gift Damian Lillard Extra Motivation?

Damian Lillard

There oozes a certain ironic happiness when news came Damian Lillard, 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year and 2014 all-star, did not make the USA Basketball team heading to Spain this summer in an attempt to win the FIBA World Cup of basketball. This might be just the lightening in a bottle Blazers fans were secretly hoping for in an attempt to motivate Lillard going into his third NBA season. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Aug 26, 2014 / 10:45 am

What Tim Duncan Looks Like On The Cover of NBA 2K15

Tim Duncan NBA 2K15

The cover athlete for NBA 2K15 is 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant. That much is certain, and his cover status is an honor for the 25-year-old 2K fanatic. But what if Spurs iron man Tim Duncan graced the cover? The good people at Pounding the Rock showed us. Read More »

Baller's Blueprint, instagram / Aug 26, 2014 / 9:45 am

Watch Amir Johnson Work On His Post Game With Olajuwon & Al Jefferson

Amir Johnson, Al Jefferson

There aren’t many 6-9 power forwards like Amir Johnson, who can hit at better than 30 percent from beyond the arc. Amir added the three-point range last year, but this offseason, he looks to be working on his low-post moves under the dual tutelage of Hakeem Olajuwon and Al Jefferson, the latter of whom is still an Eastern Conference rival. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Aug 25, 2014 / 10:00 am

GIF: Goran Dragic’s Pretty, Spinning Up-And-Under

Goran Dragic

During a tuneup for next month’s FIBA World Cup in Spain, Slovenia sneaked past Lithuania this weekend with a 74-72 win. Suns point guard, Goran Dragic, only pitched in 10 points in the exhibition, but showed off his craftiness in the lane with a pair of spinning drives, which will give Suns fans goosebumps for next year. Read More »

instagram / Aug 25, 2014 / 9:30 am

LeBron James Excited To Toss Powder In Cleveland

LeBron James

Yes, last autumn, LeBron James wrote in an Instagram post that he was bringing his famous pre-game powder toss back in an NBA 2K14 video upload. He had briefly retired the practice after moving to Miami in the summer of 2010. Last night, he reiterated his intention to re-institute his famous chalk toss for fans in Cleveland after this summer’s announcement he was returning to Cleveland. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Aug 25, 2014 / 9:00 am

Celtics Aren’t Making Rajon Rondo Trade A Priority

Rajon Rondo

The Boston Celtics are in the process of carving out more room to add players, and either trading Rajon Rondo or signing him to an extension aren’t high on their priority list, according to the Boston Globe‘s Gary Washburn. He appears destined for a free agency tour next summer, and the C’s want more evidence he’s bounced back from his ACL surgery before determining whether he’s a part of their long-term rebuilding effort. Read More »