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NBA / Oct 29, 2014 / 5:00 pm

This “Relentless” Clippers Video Will Get You Jacked For The 2014-15 Season

Steve Ballmer, Clippers Fans

We’ve always been suckers for a good hype video. This year’s Clippers team has a new owner, a coach and GM under a new long-term deal, and they’re dreaming of a Larry O’Brien trophy in their not-too-distant future. After suffering the ignominy of working for Donald Sterling, and after the painful, drawn-out process leading to his decades-late exit, a supercharged former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, is now sitting at the top of the Clippers’ hierarchy. Their new ad compaign launching tonight, like their new owner, should enliven even the most detached NBA fans. Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Jimmy Butler Will Miss Bulls Opener, Could Be Out Up To Four Weeks

Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls wing Jimmy Butler won’t play in his team’s season-opener tonight against the New York Knicks due to a sprained thumb. And though there’s no set timeline for his return, coach Tom Thibodeau maintains that Butler could be sidelined for multiple weeks. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 29, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Every Anthony Davis Block In Near Triple-Double

Elfrid Payton, Anthony Davis

In his first game of the 2014-15 season, Anthony Davis somehow met the insane expectations placed upon him after a dominating performance at the FIBA World Cup in Brazil this summer following his ascendent 20 and 10 season with a banged up 2013-14 Pellies team. He almost had a triple-double…in blocks during New Orleans’ 101-84 opening game win over Orlando. Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2014 / 12:15 am

Video: Kobe Bryant Dishes The Sweet No-Look Pass To Wes Johnson For Layup

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant can pass, but it’s not his first inclination nor the most prudent strategy to these ill-fated Los Angeles Lakers producing sustainable offense. Few in the game are better at creating shots than the Los Angeles Lakers legend, and he’ll do plenty of it in 2014-2015. But all of that chucking gleans defensive attention, too, and sometimes opens passing lanes for attempts that even Bryant’s substandard teammates won’t miss. Watch Kobe draw defenders in secondary transition before zooming a sweet, no-look dish to Wes Johnson for the easy layup in the Lakers’ season-opener against the Houston Rockets. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 28, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Video: Chandler Parsons Spikes Slam Against Spurs In First Dunk Of The Season

Chandler Parsons

The Mavs are outplaying the defending champs on ring night, but all defending champs have a tendency to underwhelm when they’re receiving their hardware from the previous season. Chandler Parsons started the 2014-15 season with a dunk after sluicing through the Spurs’ D (Gregg Popovich already has a lot of tape to show his team) before the one-handed slam. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Amar’e Stoudemire’s “Not Sure” Why He’s Coming Off The Bench, So We’ll Tell Him

Amar'e Stoudemire

The former all-star, Taylor Swift chum and sommelier-in-training, Amar’e Stoudemire, is listed as the New York Knicks’ backup center on the eve of their opener tomorrow night against Chicago. When the New York Post caught up with Stoudemire, and coach Derek Fisher, Amar’e couldn’t make sense of his bench role after Andrea Bargnani went down with an injury in preseason. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Spurs Stay Humble, Driven As Championship Rings, Regular Season Await

Gregg Popovich

In just a few hours, the 2014-2015 NBA season launches with the San Antonio Spurs hosting the cross-state rival Dallas Mavericks. Before the game officially begins and they start to look forward, though, Gregg Popovich and company will have one more chance to reflect on their championship – the Spurs are raising a banner and receiving rings just minutes before tip-off. And though they’ll always cherish memories of the beautiful basketball that led to San Antonio’s crowning achievement, Popovich and Manu Ginobili insist the Spurs won’t rest on their laurels in pursuit of defending their title. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Oct 28, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Michael Jordan Jokes Of Comeback, Shows Off Kicks In #MJTakeover On Twitter

Michael Jordan

In the latest step towards becoming a more active and engaged NBA owner, basketball legend and Charlotte Hornets chairman Michael Jordan operated his team’s Twitter account today. During the aptly named #MJTakeover, His Airness joked of a playing comeback and showed off his sick collection of Hornets-colored Air Jordans. Read More »

NBA / Oct 27, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Byron Scott Says Dwight Howard Lacks Kobe’s Drive For Championships

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers should want to forget that he ever wore the purple and gold. On eve of the Houston Rockets center’s second game back at Staples Center since his contentious departure, though, Byron Scott refused to let that happen. Asked why Howard clashed with Kobe Bryant during their season as teammates in 2012-2013, the Lakers first-year coach pointed to Howard’s drive for championships being lower than Bryant’s as justification. Read More »

NBA / Oct 27, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Bucks Work Movie Theater, Giannis Antetokounmpo Sweeps Floors

Giannis Antetokounmpo, John Henson

This doesn’t seem fair. Not only is Giannis Antetokounmpo the Milwaukee Bucks’ most intriguing player, but the 19 year-old isn’t even a rookie anymore. Shouldn’t manual labor be Jabari Parker’s job? In this amusing video of the Milwaukee Bucks surprising fans by working a local movie theater (video link), The Greek Freak is tasked with sweeping the floor while his teammates enjoy more engaging cinema jobs. Read More »