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Smack / Dec 17, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Tyson Chandler Says He Feels Sorry For Carmelo Anthony Amid Knicks Woes

Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony

Tyson Chandler’s departure from the New York Knicks was contentious. Phil Jackson did everything but outright call him a cancer, and the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year responded aggressively. But bonds forged through basketball supersede such talk, and Chandler hates to see a certain former teammate struggle to lift the Big Apple’s team from its nadir. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Dec 17, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Damian Lillard Left Off Top Point Guard Lists; Tweets “It’s Always Been This Way”

Damian Lillard, Isiah Thomas, Greg Anthony

Damian Lillard received only one collegiate scholarship offer. He played four years at Weber State. And he was cut from USA Basketball’s FIBA World Cup squad in August. The Portland Trail Blazers point guard knows what it’s like to be underappreciated, and has used that feeling as fuel for a still burgeoning All-Star career. And he was just afforded even more of it. Read More »

Smack / Dec 17, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Kevin Durant On Players Not Wanting To Play With Kobe: “That’s [Expletive]”

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant

After Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, Kevin Durant sent him a congratulatory text. The 2014 NBA MVP recently spoke with USA Today‘s Sam Amick and extolled the Lakers great for his work ethic and commitment to the game. When asked if the ideas in Henry Abbott’s infamous ESPN feature — that reported players didn’t want to play in LA because of Kobe — were true, Durant couldn’t hold back about the “BS.” Read More »

Smack / Dec 16, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Reggie Miller: Bad Michael Jordan Is “10 Times Better” Than Good Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, Reggie Miller, Michael Jordan

Comparing anyone to Michael Jordan is futile. There likely won’t ever be another player who can match his gaudy team and individual accomplishments, and there certainly won’t ever be one that carries the same level of cultural clout. But Kobe Bryant brings it on himself – with on-court brilliance, maniacal dedication, and an admission that Jordan is who he emulates. We doubt that will make Reggie Miller’s assessment any easier for Mamba – let alone his legion of rabid fans – to stomach. Read More »

Smack / Dec 16, 2014 / 11:45 am

Evan Turner Compares Himself To Jesus In Return To Phildelphia

Evan Turner

It seems Evan Turner‘s return to Philadelphia was similar to Beatles first coming over to America, with girls “fainting” and Turner getting his “hand kissed by people” before the game. But when the game started, the boo’s rang down, prompting Turner to align his plight with that of Jesus Christ. Read More »

Smack / Dec 15, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Says Andrew Wiggins Is “Reflection Of Myself 19 Years Ago”

Kobe Bryant, Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins had 16 points against the Los Angeles Lakers last night. Only 32,017 more to make Kobe Bryant proud. After the Los Angeles Lakers legend passed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list in his team’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night, Bryant said that Wiggins is “like looking at a reflection of myself 19 years ago.” Read More »

Dime Training, Smack / Dec 15, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: I Love Basketball TV Teaches You The Derrick Rose Crossover

Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard

You’re not Derrick Rose. No matter how hard you train, or how physically gifted you might be, or whatever tools God graced you with to handle a basketball, there isn’t anyone in the world who can perform a crossover like the former Bulls MVP. I Love Basketball TV gets you as close as you can to equaling Rose’s light-speed open-court crossover. Read More »

Smack / Dec 14, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Kings’ Rudy Gay On Thunder’s Kendrick Perkins: “He’s A Clown To Me”

Kendrick Perkins, Rudy Gay

Remember when Kendrick Perkins called out his team for losing to the Sacramento Kings? Rudy Gay certainly does. Before he meets Perkins for a second time this season on Tuesday, Gay called the Oklahoma City Thunder’s mean-mugging center “a clown.” Read More »

Smack / Dec 12, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Jeanie Buss: Tanking Is “Unforgivable” And “Doesn’t Belong In Any League”

Jeanie Buss

Maybe if those within the Los Angeles Lakers organization had a better grasp of their team’s reality, they’d be more inclined to admitting the merits of tanking. In wake of Magic Johnson saying that he hopes the purple-and-gold “lose every game,” owner Jeanie Buss strongly refuted that such a strategy ultimately yields winning basketball. Read More »

Smack / Dec 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Lashes Out During Lakers Practice: “We’re Soft Like S***”

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant might have finally reached his breaking point. Extremely displeased with his teammates’ intensity, the Los Angeles Lakers legend loudly lashed out during today’s practice. “We’re soft like Charmin. We’re soft like s***,” Bryant said. Read More »