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NBA, Smack / Apr 23, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: James Dolan Tries To Block Phil Jackson From Firing Knicks Personnel

James Dolan, Phil Jackson

James Dolan, Phil Jackson (William Perlman-The Star-Ledger)

Who had one month as their over/under before new Knicks president Phil Jackson clashed with Chairman of MSG and owner of the Knicks, James Dolan? If so, you collect first prize. Of course it was Frank Isola of the New York Daily News whose source says the two egomaniacal personalities at the top of the Knicks food chain disagreed over the staff firings on Monday and continue to wrangle over the future of other team personnel Jackson would like to dismiss as he clears house for a new regime under his watch. Here we go! Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 23, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kevin Garnett Warns Against Coming To Brooklyn Following “F*** Brooklyn”

Kevin Garnett, Jonas Valanciunas

Kevin Garnett, Jonas Valanciunas (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s like they’re in a buddy cop movie and Kevin Garnett is playing good cop while Paul Pierce plays bad cop for this Brooklyn team. While Pierce was busy calling the Nets soft, KG was positive about the Nets getting one of two on the road. Then the Big Ticket wondered whether Raptors GM Masai Ujiri should come to Brooklyn after his $25,000 “F*** Brooklyn” comment before the series tipped off. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 23, 2014 / 10:45 am

Paul Pierce Calls His Brooklyn Nets A “Soft Team” After Game 2 Loss

Amir Johnson, Paul Pierce

Amir Johnson, Paul Pierce (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Raptors rebounded — literally and figuratively — from their Game 1 loss at home and defeated the Nets 100-95 at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. Brooklyn’s cagey veteran Paul Pierce appeared to have turned the tables on the Raptors for the second straight game in the fourth after back-to-back three-point plays. But the Raptors out-rebounded Brooklyn, 52-30, and Pierce missed a potential go-ahead three-pointer in the final minute. The late miss didn’t stop The Truth from saying after the game the Nets played like a “soft team.” Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Apr 22, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Drake Lint Rolls In Court-Side Seat At Raptors Game

Drake

Drake (Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports)

One of the problems with wearing night black pants can be the lint that will sometimes make an appearance. Never more so is this an issue than under the bright lights sitting court-side at a Raptors playoff game in Air Canada Centre. Drake, the soft-crooning emcee, former star of Degrassi: The Next Generation and Raptors global ambassador got picked up by NBA TV cameras using a lint roller on his duds during Game 2 between the Nets and Raptors. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 22, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Discounted Roy Hibbert Now Available On Amazon

Roy Hibbert Amazon

Roy Hibbert Amazon (photo. @PageQSports)

The Indiana Pacers are in shambles the day leading up to their Game 2 against the Hawks. They finished the regular season 10-12, barely holding on to the No. 1 seed in the East. But a lot of good it did them after they lost home-court advantage in a Game 1 home loss to the sub .500 Hawks. Most of the blame seems to reside with Pacers center Roy Hibbert, and now, by way of Page Q Sports, the “7-2 center in bizarre decline” is listed on Amazon for just $143,000, down from the original asking price of $14.3 million. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 22, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Paul Pierce Says You Can’t Buy His Clutch Gene At “Costco or Walgreens”

Paul Pierce, Patrick Patterson

Paul Pierce, Patrick Patterson (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

No one ever accused Paul Pierce of being shy. Remember when he gave Al Harrington the Larry Bird treatment? Remember when he anointed himself the world’s best player? Remember in Game 1 this weekend against Toronto when he hit a ball-breaking shot, then showed everyone he still has the biggest mouth? Yeah, the Truth is all that and then some, even when he’s a 36-year-old coming off the worst season of his career. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 22, 2014 / 11:15 am

Charlotte Bobcats Fly Home On Off Days To Avoid Miami’s Temptations

Miami Heat dancer

Miami Heat dancer (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

After Game 1 between the Bobcats and Heat on Saturday in their first round series, the two teams don’t face off again until Wednesday night. That’s too many days in Miami for the young Bobcats it appears, so coach Steve Clifford ordered his team back on the plane for a return trip to Charlotte before flying down again for Game 2. The Bobcats trail in the series, 1-0, after losing Game 1, 99-88. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 21, 2014 / 10:45 am

Official Twitter For Blazers & Rockets Engage In Lighthearted Smack

Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge

Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Sunday night’s 122-120 OT Trail Blazers win in Houston, featured a legion of back-and-forth runs that included free basketball as the two teams reached an impasse during the game’s first 48 minutes. The official Twitter accounts for both teams got just as caught up in the excitement and drama and decided to join in on the fun with a little back-and-forth banter of their own. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 19, 2014 / 2:59 pm

Raptors GM, Masai Ujiri, Tells Pre-Game Rally Crowd: “F*** Brooklyn”

Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

The Raptors and Nets kicked off the 2014 NBA Playoffs a couple hours ago. In a pre-game speech at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri, ended his talk by telling the crowd, “F*** Brooklyn.” The playoffs have started you guys. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 18, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Roy Hibbert Admits He Was Wrong To Call Out His Teammates In The Media

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pacers went 10-12 in their final 22 games of the 2013-14 NBA season. Still, after starting the season red hot, they had built enough of a buffer to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, thereby solidifying home-court for what looks to be an inevitable Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Heat. During Indy’s fall from grace, Roy Hibbert vented to the media, calling out unnamed teammates for being selfish. Now, on the precipice of the playoffs, Hibbert says he was wrong to take his issues public. Read More »