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Latest News / Oct 24, 2014 / 2:15 am

GIF: Nerlens Noel Beats Andre Drummond To Peak For Massive Block

Nerlens Noel

Josh Smith got Nerlens Noel. Andre Drummond didn’t. Watch the Philadelphia Sixers’ rookie collect the most impressive of his five blocks by beating the Detroit Pistons’ fellow high-flyer to the mountain top and authoritatively swatting his layup attempt to the other end. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 9:00 pm

NBA Unveils Revolutionary New Replay Center For 2014-2015 Season

NBA Replay Center

The days of minutes-long replay reviews in the final minutes of close games are over. Instead of on-site referees cycling back-and-forth with a TV producer to find the best angle of a 50-50 call, a satellite center in Secaucus, NJ will decipher which angles gives officials the best views possible to make the correct decision. And according to those in the know, the Man Cave – as some league personnel have dubbed it – is a “game-changer.” Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Video: Watch Jabari Parker Score 18 Points, Grab 9 Boards In Preseason Finale

Jabari Parker, Thaddeus Young

This is the type of box score line that will be common for Jabari Parker in 2014-2015: 18 points, (7-19 FGs), 9 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks. That’s a double-edged sword, of course. It’s tough to fault the scoring and rebounding production, but you’d wish it came with increased efficiency and greater all-around impact on the game. But that’s just an accurate reflection of the ballyhooed Milwaukee Bucks rookie’s game right now, and will even likely be enough for him to take home some postseason award hardware. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Video: Sneak Peek Of The LeBron James Special “Becoming”

LeBron James

A special about LeBron James entitled “Becoming,” offers up seldom seen footage of the four-time MVP in his earliest days playing sports, specifically the sport he would go on to dominate at the highest level in the world. With video from his time playing for his AAU and high school teams, the special is set to air this weekend in an additional slot. Come check out the sneak peek of “Becoming.” Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: Carmelo Anthony & John Wall Combine For 59 Points In Close Knicks Win

John Wall, Shane Larkin

Carmelo Anthony played hero in the New York Knicks’ 103-100 win over the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden last night, but John Wall sure proved a worthy villain. In a dazzling of basketball superstardom, Anthony and Wall combined for 59 points – 30 and 29, respectively – in an exhibition game oft-carried the intensity of a regular season matchup. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, Twitter / Oct 23, 2014 / 10:45 am

Julius Randle: “I Don’t Want To Be The Next Shaq. I Want To Be The Next Kobe”

Julius Randle, C.J. McCollum

Rookie Julius Randle always struck us as a bruising power forward, more in the vein of Shaq than any other Laker great; he’s a player with a butt that could back down just about anyone at the college level. We’ll see if that power translates to his first NBA season after being selected by the Lakers with the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. But Randle — after showcasing some nice body control on some coast-to-coast jaunts last night in LA’s win over Portland — has a different apotheosis in mind. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 9:00 am

Video: Ronnie Price Behind-The-Back Pass For Wesley Johnson’s Monster Dunk

Ronnie Price, Wesley Johnson

Kobe Bryant did not suit up for the Lakers’ Wednesday preseason battle against the Portland Trail Blazers, but that didn’t mean that there wasn’t any sizzle on the floor at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA. Besides Lakers rookie Julius Randle going off for 17 points (on 7-for-10 shooting) and eight rebounds in 24 minutes, another new Laker, Ronnie Price, had a solid outing as the starting point guard. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 22, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Video: Celtics’ Jeff Green Hustles For Monster Chase-Down Block Versus Nets

Jeff Green

This is the type of highlight that makes you want so much more from Jeff Green. But that’s the glass half empty take. It’s the preseason – we might as well stay half full while games don’t matter. Watch as Green makes an incredible hustle play by swatting a layup by the Brookyn Nets’ Sergey Karasev into the seats for a huge chase-down block. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 22, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our League” (Video)

Paul Pierce

We still haven’t grown accustomed to seeing Paul Pierce in a Washington Wizards uniform. According to the Boston Celtics’ legend and former Brooklyn Net, though, watching star players don different jerseys is something with which we’ll be forced to become far more comfortable as time goes on. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 22, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic Agrees To Four-Year, $54 Million Extension

Nikola Vucevic

The Orlando Magic have finally locked-down at least one member of its promising young core long-term. According to multiple reports, the team has agreed with center Nikola Vucevic on a four-year, $54 million contract extension. Read More »