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Smack / Oct 31, 2014 / 2:00 pm

GIF: Cavs Employee Spotted Pouring Gatorade Into Powerade Bottle

Cavs employee Gatorade into Powerade

Perhaps you remember the brand snafu after Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals when LeBron James experienced cramping in the fourth quarter before the Spurs came back for the win. The official Twitter account for Gatorade tweeted out a dismissive missive claiming LeBron would have stayed properly hydrated if he had been drinking their performance drink. Powerade is an official sponsor of the NBA, and Gatorade later apologized for the tweet after we learned ‘Bron actually was drinking Gatorade. Well, in Cleveland’s disappointing loss last night at the Q, the performance drink battle continued when a Cavs employee was caught on camera pouring Gatorade into a Powerade bottle. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 31, 2014 / 11:30 am

Dan Le Batard Mocks Cavs And LeBron On Twitter

LeBron James

New uniforms, new court, the NBA’s best player returning to his hometown to play in a nationally televised home debut while a coterie of all-stars surround him. Check, check, check and check. Still, the Knicks played spoiler last night, 95-90 on TNT, when LeBron James and the Cavs came out flat to start the 2014-15 NBA season. As a result, Miami sports columnist and radio host Dan Le Batard, a frequent LeBron and Cavs foil ever since Decision 2.0 was announced, exhibited quite a bit of schadenfreude on Twitter during and after Cleveland’s stunning opening home loss. Read More »

Smack / Oct 31, 2014 / 9:00 am

Josh Smith Responds To Faried: “I’m Bustin’ His A**…He Fears Me, He’s Scared Of Me”

Kenneth Faried, Josh Smith

After the Nuggets defeated the Pistons on Wednesday night, 89-79, Kenneth Faried saidJosh Smithshot them out of the game.” While Smith struggled after a great first quarter, his ensuing overreaction to Faried’s comments yesterday shows how much Faried’s words must have stung. Read More »

Smack / Oct 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Upon Further Review, Did Kobe Bryant Call Dwight Howard A “B**ch-A** N***er?”

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

After watching the video we posted earlier today showing Kobe Bryant cursing out Dwight Howard during the Rockets-Lakers game on Tuesday, one of Dime‘s employees claims Kobe allegedly follows up the aforementioned curse of Dwight with, “bitch-ass n***er.” If so, and the NBA higher-ups somehow watch the video and come to the same conclusions, he could be fined. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Oct 30, 2014 / 11:30 am

Court-Side Video Shows Kobe Calling Dwight “Soft As A MotherF***ER”

Byron Scott, Lakers, Kobe Bryant

After the on-court fracas between Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant led to an exchange of words, the “Inside the NBA” co-hosts tried reading their lips to see what they were saying. Kobe’s back-handed comments after the game probably didn’t squash any of th ongoing animosty between the two former teammates, but now a fan has posted a court-side video from the game where you can clearly hear Kobe calling Dwight “Soft as a mother****er.” Read More »

Smack / Oct 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Michael Jordan Calls President Barack Obama A “Sh***y Golfer” (Video)

Michael Jordan

As part of Ahmad Rashad‘s eponymous show on Black9Network, he interviewed his “main man” Michael Jordan to ask about his dream golfing foursome. President Barack Obama, an outspoken Bulls and MJ fan, was then mentioned as part of the exclusive foursome, and His Airness didn’t censor himself when evaluating the President’s golf game. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Deron Williams: “Everybody’s Pretty Much Written Me Off”

Deron Williams

Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams has been a shell of his former self since getting dealt from Utah to NJ/Brooklyn towards the end of the 2010-11 season. But he feels “a lot more confident” coming into the 2014-15 season and his teammates back up his positive self-assessment. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Carmelo Says He “Wouldn’t Know How To Deal With” Knicks Missing Playoffs

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony says the New York Knicks will “absolutely” make the playoffs this season. While that seems wishful thinking, it’s no doubt more heartening for the high-scoring superstar to believe than admitting his team’s current reality – especially given his extreme discomfort with it. Of the Knicks missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season, Anthony says he “wouldn’t know how to deal” with such disappointment. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Kobe Bryant Calls Dwight Howard A “Teddy Bear” & Bemoans Sensitive NBA Fans

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Last night Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard got embroiled in a little tiff after Dwight collected a defensive rebound and appeared to knock Kobe with an elbow. After the game, Kobe said of the scrap with Howard, “I think it’s fun,” before he lamented the sensitivity of the contemporary NBA; there are a lot of head’s nodding in unison with Bryant on that last one. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Derrick Rose Says He’ll Look For Teammates Early; Calls 4th Quarter “My Time”

Derrick Rose

Merely completing a full regular season game without incident is the necessary next step in the rehabilitation of Derrick Rose’s game. Though that seems a foregone conclusion given his play for Team USA this summer and with the Chicago Bulls during the exhibition slate, the same seemed inevitable last season. And while Rose played eight of the first nine games in 2013-2014, he succumbed to another knee injury before November was over. Baby steps are prudent. But the former MVP is feeling good enough to think far bigger. He’s not worried about playing a full game; he’s concerned and even confident with the way he’ll finish them. Read More »