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NBA / Nov 21, 2014 / 4:00 pm

LeBron James Says Kevin Love Needs To “Demand” The Ball On Block

Kevin Love, LeBron James

Ask and you might receive; demand and you shall. Apparently that’s LeBron James’ line of thinking when it comes to Kevin Love wanting more touches on the block. In wake of the former Minnesota Timberwolves go-to scorer admitting that he’s still “trying to find” himself in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ offense, The King said if Love “demands” the ball then he’ll get it down low. Read More »

NBA / Nov 21, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Monty Williams Says Anthony Davis “Could Easily Go For 40 and 20″

Monty Williams, Anthony Davis

At this point, tempering expectations for Anthony Davis is futile. Very few players in history have ever averaged 25.5 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.9 blocks, and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 57.9 percent from the field, and none have done so as 21 year-olds. It’s too early to say whether or not Davis will sustain those mind-boggling statistics – not to mention a would-be record 36.1 PER – over the full season, but it doesn’t even really matter. The New Orleans Pelicans’ superstar is on his way to a legendary career, and has the basketball world re-thinking the limits of potential in the process. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 21, 2014 / 12:15 pm

GIF: DeMarcus Cousins Threads The Needle In Another Kings Win

DeMarcus Cousins

The Kings keep rolling and we couldn’t be happier for the people of Sacramento, who have waited more than a decade for a semi-return to prominence. They were even slated in to a national TV slot last night when they defeated the Bulls, 103-88, behind 22 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and one steal and block for DeMarcus Cousins. One of his dimes shows off all the things he’s improved since coming into the league in 2010. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 8:45 pm

GIF: Blake Griffin Finds DeAndre Jordan For Pogo Stick Alley-Oop Jam

DeAndre Jordan

The Miami Heat are obviously better when Dwyane Wade is playing. But not even a healthy, vintage Flash could do anything to stop the Los Angeles Clippers right now. In the highlight of an absolutely dominant Clippers first quarter, watch DeAndre Jordan finish an alley-oop from Blake Griffin that makes it seem as if he’s on a trampoline. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 3:15 pm

GIF: Wily Kobe Bryant Forces James Harden To Block-Out Francisco Garcia

Kobe Bryant

Is this what Kobe Bryant meant by saying that he’d play differently but just as effectively this season? Not specifically, but exercising more of the veteran savvy shown here would surely help Bryant help the Los Angeles Lakers. Watch the future Hall-of-Famer force James Harden to box-out Francisco Garcia on a free throw by pushing the Houston Rockets teammates into one another. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: Jason Kidd Gets Booed During Introductions At Barclays Center

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd ultimately got the last laugh in his initial return to Barclays Center with the Milwaukee Bucks. Before the game, though, Brooklyn Nets faithful let their team’s former coach know exactly what they thought of his controversial departure from the Borough. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Kevin Love On Role With Cavs: “I’m Just Trying To Find Myself In This Offense”

Kevin Love, LeBron James

Lost in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ overall mediocrity to open the season have been Kevin Love’s struggles. The former Minnesota Timberwolves go-to guy knew he’d face an adjustment playing with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, but surely didn’t think it would be so daunting. Love is shooting below 39 percent from the field over the Cavs’ first 10 games, and has the lowest true shooting percentage (54.9) and PER (17.55) since his rookie year. He reached a nadir in last night’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs, too, scoring a season-low 10 points on 12 shots. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Dirk Nowitzki Rolls Ankle, Then Comes Back To Hit Clutch 3 In Mavs Win

Dirk Nowitzki

With a shade under eight minutes to play in last night’s Wizards-Mavericks game at the Verizon Center in DC, Bradley Beal — in his first game of the season, after returning from injury — knocked down another three-pointer to give the Wizards an 85-84 advantage. At the same time, Dirk Nowitzki rolled his ankle on the back of Kris Humphries‘ foot. Dirk would leave, but the all-time leader in points scored by a foreign-born player would return and show why he’s a champion and future Hall of Famer. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 8:30 am

Video: Tayshaun Prince Turns Back The Clock For Poster Dunk On Valanciunas

Tayshaun Price, Jonas Valanciunas

Perhaps it was the Vince Carter homage he watched before the game? Tayshaun Prince is 34 years old — which seems low, to be honest — and Jonas Valanciunas is 22. The age discrepancy didn’t matter in the air at the Air Canada Centre last night when Tayshaun threw it down on the young Raptors center. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 1:00 am

GIFs: Brandon Knight Blows Game-Winning Layup; Bucks Bench Reacts

Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-118 in three overtimes on Wednesday night. That part bears mentioning before we continue, and even repeating again – Milwaukee won this game. But if Brandon Knight had made a dead layup as the clock expired in the first extra period, the Bucks could’ve left Barclays Center a lot earlier. Read More »