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NBA / Jan 24, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Video: Charlotte’s PJ Hairston Crosses Himself Into The First Row

P.J. Hairston

PJ Hairston is a shooter first and foremost. Considering this embarrassing gaffe, the Charlotte Hornets rookie might bear that distinction forever, too. Watch Hairston crossover with such fervor during his team’s 76-71 win over the New York Knicks that he loses balance and tumbles into the front row. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Report: Cavaliers “Lost Faith” Early In Season Due To Roster Makeup

Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith, LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers weren’t the super-team so many expected them to be over the first half of 2014-2015. Given the team’s play since a pair of midseason and the return of LeBron James from injury, it might still have a chance to live up to that billing. If not for those roster shuffles, however, the Cavaliers apparently believe their November and December struggles would have persisted. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 23, 2015 / 11:30 pm

Video: Kevin Durant Goes Coast-To-Coast For Vicious Euro-Step Dunk

Kevin Durant, Atlanta Hawks

The relentless ferocity of Russell Westbrook is rubbing off on his MVP teammate. In the game following his angry smash on Marcin Gortat, watch Kevin Durant get a steal and go coast-to-coast for a vicious Euro-step in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 103-93 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 23, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Video: LeBron James Flushes Home Half Court Alley-Oop From JR Smith

J.R. Smith, LeBron James

When news broke that J.R. Smith was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, we envisioned him being on the receiving end of lengthy lob passes from LeBron James. The high-fliers flipped the script on Friday against the Charlotte Hornets, though, with The King catching a pitch-perfect half court alley-oop from Smith and flushing it home. Read More »

NBA / Jan 23, 2015 / 4:45 pm

Charles Barkley: “Chris Paul Doesn’t Deserve To Make The All-Star Team”

Charles Barkley, Chris Paul

We love Charles Barkley, but far more for the glory of his past playing days past and overall gregarious nature. As a NBA analyst? Let’s just say we often disagree with Chuck. Does that mean he’s wrong in those specific cases? No; we’re hardly infallible. Even so, we’re very confident saying that Barkley’s assessment of Chris Paul’s All-Star candidacy is simply misguided. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 23, 2015 / 10:00 am

Video: Damian Lillard Burns Avery Bradley, Smashes It On Cody Zeller

Damian Lillard, Cody Zeller

Avery Bradley is one of the best on-ball defenders in the NBA, and Damian Lillard shook him pretty bad last night on a spin move into the lane. Once there, Dame decided he might as well throw it down on Cody Zeller. Read More »

NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 11:45 pm

Video: Derrick Rose Shimmies & Shakes On Reverse Layup

Tim Duncan, Derrick Rose

The same night it became apparent Derrick Rose isn’t back to the All-Star level according to the fans, he went off momentarily when the Bulls beat down the Spurs on TNT. We see too little of the Tasmanian Devil in his post-surgery game (to be expected), but the bouncy changes of motion and driving angles that shouldn’t exist, but bend space for him anyway, sometimes coalesce still. A reverse layup five minutes into the third quarter shows this more than prose can. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Report: Greek Freak, Victor Oladipo, Mason Plumlee Will Compete In Dunk Contest

Victor Oladipo

The field for All-Star Weekend’s Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is slowly taking shape. After word spread last week that Andrew Wiggins would participate comes a report that fellow young high-fliers Giannis Antetokounmpo, Victor Oladipo, and Mason Plumlee will join him. Read More »

NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 11:15 am

GIF: Rajon Rondo’s Trademark Behind-The-Back Pass Fake For The Layup

Rajon Rondo fake

Those hands. Those gigantic Rajon Rondo hands that look like something out of a Steven Speilberg daydream than actual phalanges. That’s how Rondo is able to palm the ball off the dribble. It’s also why the behind-the-back pass fake he unleashed on the T-Wolves last night will continue to be his bread-and-butter ball-fake even if it punctuates the highlight tapes for everyone else. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 9:45 am

Video: Brandon Jennings Sets Career-High With 21 Dimes In Pistons Win

Elfrid Payton, Brandon Jennings

November 9, 2012 was the last time an NBA player recorded 20 or more assists when Rajon Rondo put up a line of 14 points and 20 assists in a loss to Philadelphia. Brandon Jennings is the nest with 21 dimes last night, a career high, but also 24 of his own points in a 128-118 win over the visiting Magic. It was lob city for Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe ate heartily at the rim, too, thanks to Jennings’ career night. Read More »