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Smack / Jan 27, 2015 / 5:45 pm

Paul Pierce Blames Less Competitive Young Players On “Computers…NBA2K”

Paul Pierce

We smell a nice marketing opportunity for the NBA 2K folks. Today, Paul Pierce informed multiple reporters that the younger generation of NBA players are less competitive because of computers. Adding, “They play NBA2K instead of going to the park.” The 37-year-old was reminiscing about his trash talking wars with Kobe Bryant and lamenting the season-ending surgery to the Lakers star. Read More »

Smack / Jan 27, 2015 / 4:00 pm

Nick Young’s Anticipated Post-Kobe Life On Hold – He’s Out With Ankle Sprain

Nick Young

Nick Young has a plan for the Los Angeles Lakers now that Kobe Bryant is sidelined for the season’s remainder. Unfortunately for all of us, he’ll have to wait a bit for the chance to execute it. Swaggy P has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards due to a sprained ankle, putting his team’s new offensive strategy on hold. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 27, 2015 / 2:00 pm

Steve Kerr Says Draymond Green Will Be With Warriors “For The Next 8, 10 Years”

Draymond Green

Draymond Green is going to get paid this summer in restricted free agency. And if Steve Kerr’s word is any indication, the incumbent Golden State Warriors will be the team ultimately shelling out the dough. The first-year and All-Star Game head coach recently told reporters that Green would “be part of this franchise for the next eight, 10 years.” Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jan 27, 2015 / 9:45 am

Video: Dion Waiters Blows Breakaway Layup

Dion Waiters, Andrew Wiggins

Missing Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City had to rely on defensive tenacity if they were going to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. They did just that recording nine team steals and 11 blocks in a 92-84 win. One of those steals came when Dion Waiters swiped it from Andrew Wiggins and headed the other way. What followed was brain fart of the highest order. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jan 26, 2015 / 9:30 am

GIF: Let’s All Watch Nick Young Nod Off On Defense

NIck Young, Corey Brewer

Say what you want about Kobe Bryant and his shot-happy gunning, but he carries a lot of respect, so he expects his teammates to play their hearts out in order to keep pace. We doubt Nick Young would have gotten away with slouching through this defensive possession opposite Corey Brewer in last night’s 98-87 Lakers loss to the Rockets if Bryant hadn’t been sidelined with a torn rotator cuff. Read More »

Smack / Jan 24, 2015 / 11:45 am

Gregg Popovich ‘Enjoys’ Thinking Of Kobe Bryant’s Clutch Heroics VS Spurs

Gregg Popovich, Kobe Bryant

Gregg Popovich, basketball masochist? Nah. Pop and the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs were haunted enough by their heartbreaking loss to the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals that we know that’s not the case. Like all of us, though, San Antonio’s long-time coach says he gleans a strange sort of enjoyment from Kobe Bryant’s crunch-time heroics – even those that come against his own team. Read More »

Smack / Jan 23, 2015 / 3:00 pm

D-Rose & Popovich Dismiss Rumors Tom Thibodeau Has Lost The Locker Room

Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose

This seemed ridiculous, which is why we didn’t report it earlier this week. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Bulls point guard Derrick Rose think so, too. Earlier this week reports flitted to the surface that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had lost his locker room and his overbearing, almost militaristic zeal for working his players had disenchanted some members of the Bulls, who had started to tune him out. That was the explanation for Chicago dropping six of their last eight games. Last night, after Rose and the Bulls beat up the Spurs, Rose came to his coach’s defense and so did Popovich. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jan 23, 2015 / 1:00 pm

Dante Exum On Brandon Knight’s Shot: “We Knew He Was Going To Miss”

Brandon Knight

19 year-old Dante Exum clearly already knows how to work the media. After Brandon Knight misfired on a game-tying shot in the final seconds of the Milwaukee Bucks’ 101-99 loss to the Utah Jazz last night, the rookie boasted that his team allowed Knight a shot because they “knew he was going to miss it.” Read More »

Smack / Jan 23, 2015 / 10:30 am

Video: Blake Griffin Pulls Trainer’s Head Towards His Groin On National TV

Blake Griffin, Clippers athletic trainer

Late in LA’s blowout of the Nets last night, a Clippers athletic trainer was applying ice pads to Blake Griffin‘s knee. Griffin, in his infinite wisdom, decided to wrench the guy’s head towards his crotch, miming oral sex like a vengeful eighth grader. It was childish and totally disrespectful, and we can’t believe he thought it would be funny. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jan 22, 2015 / 6:45 pm

Elton Brand Won’t Pay Out On Bet After Kyle Korver’s “Fingertip Dunk”

Kyle Korver

During last night’s 110-91 Hawks win over the Pacers, their 14th consecutive victory, Kyle Korver did something he hasn’t done in an NBA game in two years and has only done 16 times over his 11-plus year career. He dunked. In fact, he was all set to collect $100 from veteran teammate Elton Brand but Brand claims he’s not paying out for Korver’s “fingertip dunk.” We’ll explain. Read More »