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FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 12, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Dominique Wilkins Says Dream Team II Could Compete With Any American Squad

Dominique Wilkins Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

USA Basketball’s 2014 FIBA World Cup squad certainly isn’t its best. Their dominance in Spain notwithstanding, the Americans pale in comparison to previous editions of Team USA like the original Dream Team and the 2008 Olympic team. USAB officials and even the players would surely admit as much, too; the late-stage departures of stars like Kevin Durant and scheduled absence of LeBron James and company makes that humbling reality obvious. Read More »

Smack / Sep 12, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Joakim Noah Flubs First Pitch, But Nails Second

Joakim Noah

Bulls center Joakim Noah was at Comiskey Park earlier this week to throw out of the ceremonial first pitch. Hoping to avoid the indignity of some previous first pitches by NBA players, Noah warmed up in the bowels of the stadium before coming out. Except, it still took a bounce before going wide of the catcher… Read More »

Smack / Sep 11, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Danny Ferry Called Bonzi Wells The N-Word In ’02

Bonzi Wells

During a Blazers win over the Spurs in 2002, Bonzi Wells spat on Danny Ferry and was suspended for a game because of the incident. At the time, it was just another in a long line of tempestuous on-court Bonzi moments, but after recent evidence of Ferry’s racially-charged invective directed at Luol Deng during a conference call with minority owners , the event may illuminate even more about Ferry’s record with race. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 10, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Faried: Notion That USA Will Struggle Versus Size Is “Massively Disrespectful”

Kenneth Faried

After intended frontcourt stalwarts Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, and LaMarcus Aldridge opted against playing for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, the Americans’ biggest strength became its litany of super-talented guards. Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry, Derrick Rose, and James Harden are all franchise cornerstones when healthy, capable of directing and creating offense like only a select few players in the world. Read More »

Smack / Sep 10, 2014 / 12:30 pm

J.R. Smith: “I Would Do The Shoelace Thing Again”

J.R. Smith

After winning Sixth Man of the Year during the 2012-13 season, J.R. Smith was one of the many disappointments on the New York Knicks last year. He was also fined $50,000 for untying Shawn Marion‘s sneaker during a free throw attempt, which the league deemed unsportsmanlike conduct. In an interview this week, J.R. said the only thing he regrets about the incident was the fine. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 10, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Joel Embiid Tweets Boneheaded Ray Rice Joke

Joel Embiid

Unfortunately, we have to write about the Ray Rice fiasco that’s currently dominating water cooler conversations around the country while increasingly turning off fans to the horrific job NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has done in the wake of Rice’s brutal punch of then-fiancé Janay Rice (neé Palmer). That’s because 20-year-old Sixers rookie Joel Embiid tweeted an insensitive joke about the situation. Read More »

Smack / Sep 9, 2014 / 5:00 pm

CP3 On J.R. Smith’s Golf Game “Way To Be Yourself, Shooting Bad Shots”

Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, J.R. Smith

The NBA features a small community of peers, so it makes sense a few players will sometimes get together to play some golf. Knicks wing J.R. Smith is one of the biggest golf fanatics in the Association, and he’ll often play with fellow golf fans like Stephen Curry and Chris Paul. Paul, though not an amazing golfer, is pretty good at dishing out the smack to JR on the links. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 9, 2014 / 2:45 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Has A History Of Answering A Question With A Question

DeMarcus Cousins

Yesterday, we told you about how DeMarcus Cousins gave a perfect response to a reporter who asked him about European geography. It turns out, Boogie has a long history of answering questions with a question. Let us explain. Read More »

Smack / Sep 9, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: CNN Confuses Steve Smith With Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith, Steve Smith

During the depressing Hawks brouhaha over the weekend, which is continuing as Hawks ownership penalizes GM Danny Ferry even while looking for a new majority owner, CNN had Steve Smith on to talk about the culture of hoops in Atlanta. That’s Steve Smith, the 6-7 sharpshooter who spent 13 seasons in the NBA — including five with the Hawks — and made the all-star team in 1998. Not, Stephen A. Smith, one half of the screaming heads on ESPN’s First Take crew. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Sep 8, 2014 / 9:00 am

Ty Lawson Pokes Fun At James Harden’s Defense With Cowboys Pic

James Harden, Ty Lawson

During the opening Sunday of the 2014-15 NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys got steamrolled by a Niners team that went up 21-3 in the early going, with the Dallas defense acting as a sieve for Colin Kaepernick and company. Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson took the opportunity to poke a little fun at James Harden and his historically porous defense. Read More »