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FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Sep 10, 2014 / 8:00 pm

France Shocks Host Nation, Heavy Favorite Spain 65-52 In World Cup Quarters

Boris Diaw

We believe there’s a chance that Spain really could beat Team USA. Unfortunately for Pau Gasol and company, though, they won’t get the opportunity to prove us right. In a shocking FIBA World Cup quarterfinal upset, France beat heavy favorite Spain 65-52, robbing basketball fans around the world their dream and seemingly imminent championship match-up of the host nation versus the Americans. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Sep 10, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Coach K Says “The Lid Came Off” For Derrick Rose With Slovenia Performance

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose promised his subpar FIBA performance would end in the quarterfinals against Slovenia, and his word indeed proved prophetic. Playing with an aggression and confidence theretofore unseen in Spain, the Chicago Bulls superstar notched tournament highs by scoring 12 points and doling out five assists in just 18 electrifying minutes. And according to coach Mike Krzyzewski, Rose’s play versus Goran Dragic and company is just a sign of things to come for Team USA’s remaining World Cup games. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 10, 2014 / 10:30 am

Chauncey Billups Retires, So Now We Debate His Hall Of Fame Credentials

Chauncey Billups, Marquis Teague

There’s some debate about his Mr. Big Shot moniker — particularly among the young on Twitter, who weren’t around during his prime — but Chauncey Billups really was one of the best at his position in the NBA, and his 2004 NBA Finals MVP is pretty conclusive proof. That said, the 37 year old has decided to call it quits, telling Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears last night, “It’s just time.” Read More »

Latest News / Sep 9, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Luol Deng Says He’s “Saddened” By Danny Ferry’s “African” Comments

Luol Deng, DeMarre Carroll

The Hawks probe that eventually forced Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson to sell the team, also recovered an inflammatory incident involving GM Danny Ferry, who made a racist comment about Luol Deng having “some African in him” during a free agency meeting with owners. Now, Deng has responded to the remarks, saying he’s “saddened” and “disappointed” by the line of thinking behind the remarks, but “proud to say I have a lot of African in me, not just ‘a little.’” Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Sep 9, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kyrie Irving “Couldn’t Even Sit Down” Against Mexico

Kyrie Irving USA Basketball

During USA Basketball‘s 86-63 walloping of Mexico on Saturday in their final game of group play before the single-elimination round starts today, Kyrie Irving played 24 minutes after suffering a scary fall the game before against the Ukraine. Except, after suiting up against Mexico, now comes word he was so sore he couldn’t even sit down. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Sep 8, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Levenson Bio Vanishes From Hawks Website; Mutombo Finger-Wag Takes Its Place

Dikembe Mutombo

We’ve been ready to wash our hands of this Bruce Levenson nonsense since the news broke yesterday morning. The Atlanta Hawks website was just a step behind us. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 8, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: Bruce Levenson’s Email & Sale Of Team Puts NBA Owners On Notice

Hawks fans Philips Arena

In the wake of Hawks owner Bruce Levenson announcing on Sunday he was putting the team’s majority ownership up for sale after racially insensitive remarks in an email to GM Danny Ferry were made public — purportedly by Levenson — other owners must now figure out whether they’ve made similar damaging comments, which could come to light in a post-Donald Sterling NBA. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 7, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Monroe Never Wanted To Sign Long-Term Deal With Pistons

Greg Monroe

The circumstances surrounding Greg Monroe’s signed qualifying offer are finally clear. According to USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt, Monroe never intended to sign a long-term contract with the Detroit Pistons – even if the team offered him the max-level deal he so sought. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Sep 7, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Coach K Says DeMarcus Cousins Was Never In Danger Of Being Cut

DeMarcus Cousins

Given DeMarcus Cousins’ dominance at the FIBA World Cup, it’s hard to believe many assumed he was in danger of being cut from Team USA. And according to coach Mike Krzyzewski, that prevailing notion was always erroneous. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 6, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: Watch Anthony Davis Again Get Steal, Go Coast-To-Coast For Huge Jam

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is 6-11 with a growing wingspan and thickening frame. It’s remiss to expect a player of his dimensions to make plays normally reserved for those far smaller, but Davis is a different kind of big man. He showed off that stunning combination of size and athletic ability in Team USA’s win over Mexico earlier today, grabbing a steal and going coast-to-coast for the second game in a row. Read More »