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Latest News / Jan 29, 2015 / 2:15 pm

No Timetable For Dwyane Wade’s Return; Likely Out For “Extended Period”

Dwyane Wade

This has to be frustrating for the Miami Heat. The team’s underwhelming play this season is hardly due to substandard performance from Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh, but related to a rash of injuries to ancillary players first and foremost. The Heat’s stars haven’t only played up to optimistic preseason levels, but also remained relatively healthy – until now. After Wade suffered a hamstring strain in Miami’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, there’s no timetable for his return to the floor and a report says he could miss “an extended period.” Read More »

Latest News / Jan 29, 2015 / 10:30 am

Report: Kevin Durant Intrigued By Knicks For 2016

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony

There’s already been a lot of chatter about Kevin Durant returning to his hometown in Prince George’s County Maryland to play with the Wizards when he’s a free agent in the summer of 2016. Now a person close to KD tells Frank Isola of the New York Daily News KD would be interested in playing for the Knicks. You read that right. The Big Apple team tied with the Sixers for the worst record in the Eastern Conference might have a chance to land KD — who didn’t play last night when the Knicks miraculously beat his Thunder 100-92. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 28, 2015 / 6:15 pm

LeBron James Unlikely To Play Versus Blazers

LeBron James

Kevin Durant is already out tonight with a minor injury, and the only player broadly considered the reigning MVP’s superior likely will be, too. According to multiple reports, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is doubtful for his team’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday with a sore right wrist. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 28, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Phil Jackson Once Said His Championship Knicks Teams Deflated Basketballs

Bill Belichick, Phil Jackson

We’ve ‘enjoyed’ more than enough football talk over the past several months, and continue to do so as Deflate-Gate dominates American news headlines in advance of the Super Bowl. It’s only natural that the gridiron’s “scandal” would finally crossover to the hardwood. In an interview from 1986 recently unearthed by Todd Radom, Phil Jackson admits that his championship New York Knicks squads strategically deflated basketballs to gain a competitive advantage. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 28, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Kevin Durant Out On Wednesday At Knicks With Toe Sprain

Kevin Durant

The Snowpocalypse was a bit overblown in New York City, so the hometown Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder will indeed play Wednesday’s night’s scheduled game. Unfortunately for those attending the contest at Madison Square Garden, though, Kevin Durant will merely be a spectator. Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced this morning that the reigning MVP will miss a second consecutive game with a sprained toe. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 28, 2015 / 9:45 am

Derrick Rose Says “My Game Is Coming Back Slowly” After OT Game-Winner

Klay Thompson, Derrick Rose

The Warriors-Bulls game last night started at a frenetic pace. Derrick Rose connected on a pair of three-pointers early. Then there was a brief return to his historic levels on Friday for Klay Thompson, who started 6-of-6 and had 15 before the six minute mark. Things settled down after that, but amped up for an overtime session that culminated with Rose hitting the game winner with seven seconds left. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 27, 2015 / 10:30 pm

Dwyane Wade Exits Heat’s Loss To Bucks With Hamstring Injury

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade’s knees are holding up just fine in 2014-2015, and his shoulder hasn’t been a problem for years. But another nagging issue has been plaguing the Miami Heat superstar this season – hamstring pain. The three-time champion left his team’s 109-102 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday early in the third quarter with a right hamstring strain and didn’t return. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Jan 27, 2015 / 7:30 pm

Greek Freak, Zach LaVine, Victor Oladipo, Mason Plumlee In Dunk Contest

Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

Well, it doesn’t quite match the quality of this year’s Three-Point Shootout field. Regardless, the four participants in the this year’s Sprite Slam Dunk Contest are primed to put on an awesome aerial show. The league announced this evening that the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo, Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine, and Brooklyn Nets’ Mason Plumlee are the participants in All-Star Weekend’s marquee event. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News, Twitter / Jan 27, 2015 / 1:15 pm

The Hawks May Get Four All-Star Reserves, But We Doubt It Will Happen

Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, Al Horford

We already know who is starting the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, and noon today was the deadline for the coach’s picks sliding in seven more players per conference with two more guards, three more frontcourt players and two wildcards. With the East’s best team, the Hawks, whiffing on a starting nod (Jeff Teague finished eighth in the backcourt fan voting, and Paul Millsap was 10th in the East’s frontcourt), some are predicting four Hawks fill out the seven reserve spots in the East. We really hope this happens and they all get to share the court for a stretch, but we doubt it’ll happen. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 27, 2015 / 11:45 am

Video: DeAndre Jordan’s Crooning Videobomb Of Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford, DeAndre Jordan

The videobomb has become a natural extension of post-game festivities for the winning team. Last night, after Jamal Crawford‘s scorching shooting and spectacular assist helped the Clippers to a 102-98 comeback win over the Nuggets, DeAndre Jordan sauntered over from behind Crawford and Fox Sideline reporter Kristina Pink to spontaneously break into song, “NBA Six Man of the Year…” Read More »