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Smack / Aug 25, 2014 / 1:00 pm

KD: “Thunderstruck” Was Worse Than “Kazaam”

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant says his 2012 movie “Thunderstruck” was worse than Shaquille O’Neal’s “Kazaam.”

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Smack, Twitter / Aug 24, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Joel Embiid Has Big Aspirations For Former Teammate Andrew Wiggins

Kobe Bryant

Apparently Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid can use his Twitter feed for more than humorous romantic escapades. In wake of Andrew Wiggins being officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Embiid took to social media to share his big aspirations for his former University of Kansas teammate. Read More »

Latest News, Smack / Aug 24, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Jerry Colangelo Explains Presence Of Four Centers On Team USA

Andre Drummond (Stephen R. Sylvanie, USATODAY)

This iteration of Team USA is built far differently than those of the recent past. Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s most notable squads – the 2008 and 2012 Olympic teams – put premiums on speed, athleticism, and skill more than anything else, a strategy made most evident by NBA wings like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony playing nominal power forward next to a traditional center. USA Basketball’s 2010 FIBA World Championships group was constructed in that same vein – the only full-time big man Krzyzewski took to Turkey four years ago was Tyson Chandler. Read More »

Smack / Aug 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Nash Describes Kobe As “Motherf**king A**hole”; Kobe Loves It

Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s sheer will and competitive fire knows no bounds. That much is clear while watching him play, obviously, but that doesn’t make learning behind-the-scenes anecdotes confirming that belief any less enjoyable. Read More »

Smack / Aug 22, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Klay Thompson “Pissed” He Was Mulled Over For Possible Love Trade

Klay Thompson, Kevin Love

Lost in the offseason shuffle to acquire Kevin Love, was the very real possibility Golden State would trade their young shooting guard Klay Thompson, along with Harrison Barnes and former all-star David Lee, to acquire Minnesota’s ubiquitous trade bait. The fact the Dubs even debated sending Klay to Minnesota has him allegedly “pissed,” sources tell Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher. Read More »

Smack / Aug 21, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Watch Stephen Jackson’s Donald Sterling-Themed Music Video With Scarface

Stephen Jackson

Last season, Stephen Jackson only played nine games with the Clippers. While the 36-year-old Jackson has enjoyed a successful NBA career — winning a title in San Antonio and experiencing a fun run with that 2007 Dubs team who shocked No. 1 seed Dallas in the first round — he’s also expanded his pursuits to include a rap career. His experiments in hip hop have produced a string of music videos to accompany his songs. His most recent one, featuring legend Scarface, takes aim at the former owner he played for with the Clippers. Read More »

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 »