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2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Phoenix Suns & Eric Bledsoe On “Express Lane To Being Ruined”

Eric Bledsoe

The relationship between the Phoenix Suns and restricted free agent point guard, Eric Bledsoe is on the rocks according to league sources who spoke with CSNNW.com’s Chris Haynes. They’re still “very far apart” on contract negotiations just days after Bledsoe publicly claimed the Suns “are using restricted free agency against me.” Read More »

Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Chicago Lyricist, Common, Talks Bulls Title Chances, LeBron’s Return & More

Common

Besides providing fans with cogent lyricism in his rap career, Chi-town emcee Common has proven he’s a force to be reckoned with on the basketball courts as well. That was a big topic of discussion when we chatted by phone with the 42-year-old South Side native when discussing his most recent musical endeavor, Nobody’s Smiling. Read More »

Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 3:51 pm

Watch LeBron Strip For Raucous Taiwanese Crowd

LeBron James

During a promotional stop in Taiwan on his Nike tour through Asia, LeBron James autographed his sneakers and then flung them into the crowd. Keep in mind James took the stage shirtless, and after his shoes had disappeared into the screaming horde, his shorts were next in line. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 10:15 am

Blake Griffin’s Small Back Fracture Reveal Comes After Back-Flipping Into Sea

Blake Griffin, Serge Ibaka

Blake Griffin‘s status for Team USA before the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain this summer is already known: he won’t be participating, and at the time he announced his withdrawal it was because he wanted to rest and prepare for next season with the Clippers. Now ESPN reports he suffered a small back fracture during the playoffs, and doctor’s advised he sit out the World Cup as a precautionary measure. Huh? Read More »

Smack / Jul 28, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Fat Joe Almost Punched Mark Cuban Once At A Jordan Sneaker Auction

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban has never been shy about voicing his opinion or talking a little smack when he gets a chance. According to Fat Joe, he crossed paths with the Dallas Mavericks owner at a sneaker auction and almost knocked him out. Read More »

Smack / Jul 28, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Jordan On LeBron Wearing No. 23: “I’m Cool With It”

Michael Jordan, LeBron James

Michael Jordan doesn’t care that LeBron James has elected to wear number 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and neither should you. His Airness told ESPN this morning that he’s “cool” with The King’s choice and that Jordan doesn’t “own a number.” Read More »

Smack / Jul 27, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Joakim Noah Is Happy For LeBron, But Hopes To “Kick His Ass”

Joakim Noah, LeBron James

With LeBron James leaving South Beach for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA lost one of its better rivalries of the past few seasons: the “Hollywood as hell” Miami Heat versus the rough-and-tumble Chicago Bulls. Reigning Defensive Player of the Year and general LeBron-agitator Joakim Noah, though, is already sparking flames between The King’s new team and his own. Though happy for James and the people of Cleveland, Noah recently said he hopes the Bulls “kick [LeBron's] ass as many times as possible.” Read More »

Smack / Jul 27, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Donatas Motiejunas Questions Chandler Parsons’ Contract

Donatas Motiejunas

The Houston Rockets would have happily matched the Dallas Mavericks’ offer sheet to Chandler Parsons had Chris Bosh done as expected and inked a contract to create the league’s newest Big Three with James Harden and Dwight Howard. Just don’t tell that to Houston big man Donatas Motiejunas. While discussing the state of his team with basketnews.lt, Motiejunas questioned whether or not Parsons is worth the max-level deal he received from Dallas and wondered if Harden would be comfortable being Houston’s third-highest paid player. Read More »

Smack / Jul 26, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Wade: LeBron Is New Favorite Opponent, Kobe Second Best Ever

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade exhibited rare perspective and grace by offering public support of close friend LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, that certainly doesn’t mean Wade and the Miami Heat will take it easy on their former teammate in future match-ups. In his hometown of Chicago earlier this week for the “Dwyane Wade and Brandon Marshall Sports Academy,” Wade said that James – no longer “second best all-time” Kobe Bryant – is now his favorite opponent. Read More »

Smack / Jul 25, 2014 / 2:48 pm

‘Melo: “I Want To Win. I Don’t Care About The Money”

Carmelo Anthony

Less than two weeks after agreeing to a five-year, $124 million contract to remain with the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony told ESPN that he “doesn’t care about the money” and that signing with the Knicks was a “matter of me believing in the organization, believing in Phil [Jackson].” Read More »