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Smack / Aug 20, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Kevin Durant On First Seeing 10-Year-Old Stephen Curry : “I Thought He Was White”

Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant

NEW YORK — During the NBA 2K Uncensored event yesterday, moderator Ernie Johnson asked the four players in attendence, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and NBA 2K15 cover athlete, Kevin Durant, whether they could remember the first time they heard about one of the other players on stage. The story Durant told about the first time he met a 10-year-old Stephen Curry had the players and most of those in attendance holding their sides with laughter. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Teams Have More Twitter Fun With #NBAMovies

Joel Embiid, Beetle Juice

A refreshingly large number of NBA teams have upped their Twitter ante recently, adding photoshops, memes, and general engagement to common posts of team updates and franchise promotions. Many killed it earlier this summer with #NBASitcoms, an amusing exercise in combining the names of players and beloved television shows. It’s seemed inevitable in the interim that #NBAMovies was soon to follow, and today teams finally made good on that certainty. Read More »

Smack / Aug 20, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Stephon Marbury To Appear In A Chinese Stage Play Titled “I Was Marbury”

Stephon Marbury

Stephon Marbury has spent the last five years of his basketball career in China. He has achieved success on the court and become a celebrity off it. Now, he’s getting his own stage play. Read More »

Smack, Video Games / Aug 20, 2014 / 11:45 am

Video: Steph Curry Picks Winners Of NBA Jam Style Tournament

Stephen Curry

There’s no better basketball video game than NBA Jam. The 2-on-2 arcade classic of the 1990s is now one of the most popular cell phone apps among hoops junkies, proving that the game’s unique flair for style, announcing, and general game-play knows no generational bounds. What would be even better than playing NBA Jam, though? A real-life knockout tournament in the game’s vein featuring the league’s best tandems. Read More »

Smack / Aug 19, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Kyrie Irving: “I Haven’t Been A Leader, Not At All”

Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving

With the return of LeBron James and the imminent arrival of Kevin Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers have championship expectations for next season. In order to reach those heights, they’ll be counting on Kyrie Irving to perform at a high level as well. Irving is a great player, but he was also part of a very contentious locker room environment in Cleveland last season. After signing a max level extension with the Cavs this summer, Irving admits there’s a more compatible roster now for him to improve as a leader. Read More »

Smack / Aug 19, 2014 / 10:15 am

James Harden Believes He’s The Best Player Alive Today

James Harden, LeBron James

During USA Basketball tryouts, James Harden has gotten a chance to compete against the best players in the world. All apologies to Europe and Asia, but the NBA is the toughest league in the world, so it makes sense when ESPN’s Scoop Jackson asked Harden who the best player in the world was right now and Harden answered clearly, “Myself,” as a million basketball fanboys scream bloody murder. Read More »

Smack / Aug 18, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Morris Twins Want To Continue Playing Together For Rest Of Careers

Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris

Prior to last season, the NBA livelihoods of Phoenix Suns forwards and twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris were relatively tenuous. Despite their status as lottery picks in the 2011 draft, neither Morris had done much to distinguish himself during the first two years of their careers. Marcus was traded to Phoenix by the Houston Rockets midway through his second season, while Markieff emerged as one of the most inefficient post players in the league over that same timeframe. But like the fortunes of their team on the whole, that of the Morris brothers drastically changed for the better in 2013-2014. And unsurprisingly, they’re looking to capitalize on those wholesale improvements by playing with one another for the rest of their careers. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Aug 18, 2014 / 1:00 pm

LeBron’s Agent Contacted Cavs Right After 2010 Decision

LeBron James

Rich Paul, agent and close friend of LeBron James, said in a recent interview he apologized to the Cavaliers organization immediately after The Decision aired on ESPN in the summer of 2010. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Aug 17, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Apparently Paul Pierce Spends His Summers On Jets With Al Pacino

Paul Pierce, Al Pacino

The headline says it all. Future Hall-of-Famer and key Washington Wizards free agent acquisition Paul Pierce shared an Instagram photo yesterday of he and legendary actor Al Pacino on a private plane. Better than the picture itself might be the incredibly apt caption: “Bosses chillin” Read More »

Smack / Aug 16, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Jabari Parker Says He’s Trying To Avoid Being Next Second Pick Bust

Jabari Parker

Before Jabari Parker can become the superstar many project him and he expects to be, the Milwaukee Bucks rookie knows he needs to first beat a long-held NBA stigma. As the second overall pick in his draft class, Parker is following the path of infamous names like Evan Turner, Hasheem Thabeet, Michael Beasley, and Darko Milicic. Make no mistake, though – Parker is fully intent on going a different direction than those wayward draft busts. Read More »