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Latest News / Oct 17, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: Suns Owner Apologizes For Spurs Keeping Stars & Coach Home

Robert Sarver

During last night’s Spurs-Suns game in Phoenix, the San Antonio side was missing a large portion of their personnel. That’s because coach Gregg Popovich joined five Spurs (including Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard) who missed San Antonio’s trip to Phoenix. Suns owner Robert Sarver, took time mid-game to apologize to his fans for the absence. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 16, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Stan Van Gundy Says Josh Smith Will Take Fewer Three-Pointers This Season

Josh Smith

It’s a shame that Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith became a punching bag for criticism last season. That’s not to say it wasn’t warranted, of course. Smith reached a career nadir in 2013-2014, posting numbers across the board well below his previously established and generally solid norms. The genesis behind his decline is obvious: Smith was playing out of position at small forward, and fell easier victim than ever to his proclivity for hoisting jumper after jumper. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Oct 16, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Video: Andrew Wiggins And Zach LaVine Dub Themselves “Bounce Brothers”

Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine

Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine must prove themselves before supplanting Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan as basketball’s best pair of dunkers. Should they manage to eventually to do so, though, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ high-flying rookies already boast a superior nickname to the “Lob City” tandem’s: The Bounce Brothers. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Oct 16, 2014 / 11:15 am

Video: Lou Williams Hits The Game-Winner

Louis Williams

Sweet Lou came through in the end last night when his Raptors were in Boston to take on the C’s. With 8.1 seconds left and the scored knotted at 89, the Raps threw the ball to Louis (Lou) Williams in the backcourt. He had one of the best perimeter defenders in the league — Avery Bradley — matched up against him as he dribbled across mid-court. He shimmied a little after dribbling between his legs and went left… Read More »

Latest News / Oct 15, 2014 / 11:45 pm

Video: All 26 Of LeBron James’ Points (On 12 Shots!) Against The Indiana Pacers

LeBron James

LeBron James’ final line in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ exhibition win against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night: 26 points (9-12 FGs, 2-3 3PTs, 6-7 FTs), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 24 minutes. Here’s how he did it. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 15, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Video: LeBron James Makes Sky Hook Look Easy Against Indiana Pacers

LeBron James

It can be easy to take the all-encompassing brilliance of LeBron James for granted. This is not one of those times. During a dominant first half performance against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron unleashed a seemingly effortless sky hook on Solomon Hill. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 15, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Thunder’s Steven Adams Sets Bone-Crushing Screen On Grizzlies Rookie

Steven Adams

Oklahoma City Thunder second-year big man Steven Adams is known for doing the dirty work. No young player in the NBA is more likely to incite a fracas than the native New Zealander. Unlike most league provocateurs, though, Adams somehow manages to keep a cool head while playing his notorious brand of overly physical basketball. This bone-crushing screen he set on Memphis Grizzlies rookie Jordan Adams – no relation, by the way – isn’t a dirty play, but further indication that his basketball understanding and nuance is far better than it was last season. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 14, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Video: Jabari Parker Dunks On Consecutive Possessions Versus Cavaliers

Jabari Parker, Shawn Marion

Okay, so Jabari Parker wasn’t being guarded by LeBron James and these were hardly contest-worthy dunks. Anytime a rookie flashes even slight hints of their immense potential, though, you know we’re going to get excited. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 14, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Sixers Tried To Trade Michael Carter-Williams During Draft

Michael Carter-Williams

Michael Carter-Williams won the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year award in pretty decisive fashion. Part of this was the dearth of talent in the 2013 NBA Draft, and part of it was Williams’ stellar rookie campaign for a dreadful Sixers team. So it’s with mild shock, we read — per Grantland’s Zach Lowe — MCW’s was quietly shopped to teams during the draft this year. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 14, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: NBA Considering Shortening Length Of Games To 44 Minutes

Kevin Garnett

The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets will play a 44-minute exhibition at the Barclays Center on Sunday. The game, which will feature 11-minute quarters, is the first legitimate implementation of the league’s ongoing consideration of shortening games from their current length of 48 minutes. Read More »