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Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 10:00 am

Video: Jeremy Lin Pokes Fun at Chris Paul, Richard Sherman & More In Ad Spoof

Jeremy Lin

It’s summer time and training camps just started opening for team’s this past weekend. That means new Laker Jeremy Lin had plenty of time to film a funny set of parody ads, lampooning Chris Paul and Cliff Paul‘s famous State Farm ads, Richard Sherman‘s Beats by DRE spots, “The Most Interesting Man in the World” series for Dos Equis and more. Read More »

instagram, Video / Sep 27, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Watch Nick Young Recite Some Swaggy P Poetry

Nick Young

Nick Young (photo. Instagram/swaggyp1)

Lakers guard Nick Young is many things, but he’s never boring. Unfortunately, he found himself with a lot of time to kill at the Lakers practice facility last night, and took got struck by the muse of poesy. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 27, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Tim Duncan Stalled But Came Back For Chance At Back-To-Back Titles

Tim Duncan

When the San Antonio Spurs captured the fifth title of Tim Duncan‘s career this past spring, the thought of retirement flitted across his purview. Duncan, who will turn 39 in April next year, had just completed his 17th season in an NBA career where he’s achieved just about everything you can on an NBA hardwood. Still, with a chance to capture back-to-back titles for the first time in his career, Duncan wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye — though the idea stayed with him for some time, as he told reporters during San Antonio’s media day on Friday. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 26, 2014 / 12:30 pm

See Eerie Similaries Between Derek Jeter & Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter

Last night was the final time Derek Jeter will play shortstop for the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium. He ended the game with a game-winning hit in the ninth, naturally, which is why so many stars give him “Re2pect.” We don’t really watch baseball, but a certain graphic comparing the Yankee’s captain and Lakers captain Kobe Bryant caught our attention. The similarities between the two players — both of whom made their debuts in 1996 — seem to be something more than just coincidence. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 11:30 am

LeBron James Says There’s A “Greater Chance” He Stays In Miami If They Beat Spurs

LeBron James, Tim Duncan

In LeBron James‘ chat with Rachel Nichols for CNN’s Unguarded — airing tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET — he already admitted to losing a few pounds, which could spell trouble for Cavs opponents. But James also talked to Nichols about his decision to come back home this summer, and how a return might have been delayed had the Heat not been thumped so severely by the Spurs in June. Read More »

Smack / Sep 26, 2014 / 10:30 am

Owner Steve Ballmer Wants Clippers To Ditch Apple

Steve Ballmer

When former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers for a record $2 billion, the sale was still shrouded by the then-ongoing Donald Sterling fiasco. Once the sale was made final, though, the media turned towards the new owner. In an interview with Reuters, Ballmer made it clear, there will be no iPad’s for his coaching staff. Read More »

Smack / Sep 25, 2014 / 5:00 pm

LeBron Says His Weight Loss Is “Not Such A Good Thing For The Competition”

LeBron James

In his first sit-down after announcing his return to the Cavs, LeBron James talks with Rachel Nichols for CNN’s Unguarded (airing Friday), and in a sneak peek of the airing he explains making amends with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, who famously called LeBron a “coward” in his COMIC SANS letter to fans following 2010′s national televised Decision. LeBron also explained his weight loss this summer, saying he’s down to the “250-ish range,” which is still huge, but for James means added quickness, a change LeBron was quick to point out is bad news for his opponents. Read More »

GIFs, Video, Video Games / Sep 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

New NBA 2K15 Trailer Shows Off D-Rose, KD, LeBron, Harden’s Euro-Step & More

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin

Maybe it’s the soundtrack — A Tribe Called Quest‘s kinetic masterpiece, “What’s the Scenario,” with the first time Busta Rhymes got some shine after his rapid-fire verse — but the “Momentus” trailer for NBA 2K15 is our favorite so far. Featuring seemingly every player you want to see next season, but also some of their signature moves, this gameplay-heavy release from 2K Sports is just the thing to cure any autumnal doldrums. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 25, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Suns Sign Zoran Dragic; Plan Lucrative Offer To Goran Dragic

Zoran Dragic, Goran Dragic

Fresh off their massive, five-year, $70-million extension for restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe, the Suns also bought out Slovenian guard, Zoran Dragic, from Unicaja Málaga of the Spanish League. Zoran is of course the brother of point guard Goran Dragic. Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough also said they’ll have plenty of money next summer to offer Goran a lucrative new deal after he opts out. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 25, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kevin Durant Tells Jimmy Fallon He Plays As LeBron James In NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant, Jimmy Fallon

We spoke with Kevin Durant on Tuesday night at the NBA 2K15 launch party in New York City where he told us, “I’m like the best,” at the game. As part of his trip to New York City, Durant stopped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and — after confidently proclaiming he was “really good” at the game again — he admitted he doesn’t play as himself in NBA 2K, but as LeBron James. Yeah, Durantula plays as ‘Bron. Read More »