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NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 11:15 pm

GIFs: Thomas Robinson Gets Chase-Down Block, And-1 Alley-Oop In One Minute

Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson got the first start of his career tonight in place of the injured Robin Lopez. If the third-year big man keeps making plays like these, he might find himself a staple of Terry Stotts’ rotation even once Lopez returns. Watch the hyper-athletic Portland Trail Blazers reserve get a big chase-down block and impressive and-1 alley-oop in a minute of play versus the Milwaukee Bucks. Read More »

NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Dirk Nowitzki: Kobe Bryant Is “Probably The Greatest Player In My Generation”

Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant

Dirk Nowitzki is a better shooter than Reggie Miller, anyway. A day after the Indiana Pacers Hall-of-Famer bashed Kobe Bryant, the Dallas Mavericks’ future one praised his fellow championship-winning elder statesman. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

GIF: Dwyane Wade Puts Jarrett Jack On Spin Cycle For Crafty Reverse Layup

Dwyane Wade

Who needs elite explosiveness when you have craft and nuance like this? Watch Dwyane Wade lull Jarrett Jack to sleep before quickly spinning out of a post-up for sick a reverse layup in the Miami Heat’s 95-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Jamal Crawford Says He Has Special Moves Reserved For All-Star Game

Jamal Crawford

Don’t let yourselves down, NBA fans. If Jamal Crawford says something like this, he should damn well be voted an All-Star starter – for your benefit as much as his. When told by a reporter that he believes Crawford is the best active player to never appear in the mid-season classic, the Los Angeles Clippers super-sub said that he has special moves he’s been saving just for that opportunity. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 11:30 am

GIF: Russell Westbrook Destroys Rim On Tomahawk Jam, Then…Raises The Roof?

Russell Westbrook

If we had to make a list of the most entertaining NBA players to watch right now, Russell Westbrook would be at, or near, the top. The Thunder point guard is also playing out of his mind since returning from a hand injury that kept him out of 15 games earlier this season. Against Sacramento last night, Russ continued to abuse OKC opponents, and even brought back a celebration that was at its peak way back in the 1990s. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 16, 2014 / 11:45 pm

Video: Rudy Gay Puts Serge Ibaka On Poster With Huge Double-Clutch Dunk

Serge Ibaka, Rudy Gay

It won’t really matter who coaches the Sacramento Kings if Rudy Gay makes play like this commonplace. Watch the high-flying wing beat his man to the paint and put Serge Ibaka on a poster with a double-pump jam in his team’s game versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. Read More »

NBA / Dec 16, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Video: Nets-Heat In Rain Delay At Barclays Center Due To Leak From Ceiling

Barclays Center

You read that right: a rain delay at an indoor sporting event. Due to a leak from the Barclays Center ceiling dripping water onto the court, tonight’s game between the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets has been temporarily suspended in the late first quarter. Read More »

NBA / Dec 16, 2014 / 4:15 pm

LeBron James Hasn’t Lost A Step; He Was Just Getting Comfortable

LeBron James

We fell for it. Early season struggles of the Cleveland Cavaliers led us to believe that LeBron James might have lost a step as his 30th birthday approaches. That was wrong, it was knee-jerk, and we like to believe we’re better than that. A month of play is never enough to glean big picture concerns about a veteran’s performance, especially when he’s playing for a new team. It was obvious then, but narrative got in the way of logic. And three weeks removed from Cleveland’s nadir, The King has made it even more obvious now. Read More »

NBA / Dec 16, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Ricky Rubio Is Running On His Own, Progressing Ahead Of Schedule

Ricky Rubio

The Minnesota Timberwolves are going nowhere this season, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Crucial for the team’s long-term prognosis is the daily development of youngsters Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Shabazz Muhammad, and Gorgui Dieng. And while a spate of injuries to regular starters has afforded that quartet valuable responsibility the past month, it’s still pertinent that Wiggins and company grow while playing a reasonable facsimile of the roles they’ll realize in the future. To that end, the influence of Ricky Rubio’s potentially accelerated return can’t be discounted. Read More »

NBA / Dec 16, 2014 / 11:15 am

Video: Derrick Rose & Pau Gasol Throw A Block Party Against The Hawks

Al Horford, Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol

Who says defense can’t be thrilling? Two of the Bulls’ stars, Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, each flexed their defensive muscles on Monday night while visiting the Atlanta Hawks, but it was their offense that eventually failed them. Read More »