Archive for the 'Twitter' Category

Smack, Twitter / Oct 31, 2014 / 11:30 am

Dan Le Batard Mocks Cavs And LeBron On Twitter

LeBron James

New uniforms, new court, the NBA’s best player returning to his hometown to play in a nationally televised home debut while a coterie of all-stars surround him. Check, check, check and check. Still, the Knicks played spoiler last night, 95-90 on TNT, when LeBron James and the Cavs came out flat to start the 2014-15 NBA season. As a result, Miami sports columnist and radio host Dan Le Batard, a frequent LeBron and Cavs foil ever since Decision 2.0 was announced, exhibited quite a bit of schadenfreude on Twitter during and after Cleveland’s stunning opening home loss. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Oct 28, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Michael Jordan Jokes Of Comeback, Shows Off Kicks In #MJTakeover On Twitter

Michael Jordan

In the latest step towards becoming a more active and engaged NBA owner, basketball legend and Charlotte Hornets chairman Michael Jordan operated his team’s Twitter account today. During the aptly named #MJTakeover, His Airness joked of a playing comeback and showed off his sick collection of Hornets-colored Air Jordans. Read More »

Twitter / Oct 27, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Photo: Blasé Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire Pose With Taylor Swift

Carmelo Anthony, Taylor Swift, Amaré Stoudemire

Apparently Carmelo Anthony isn’t comfortable letting people believe he’s a fan of Taylor Swift. In a photo of the New York Knicks megastar, teammate Amar’e Stoudemire, and the 1989 singer, Anthony affects a blasé attitude befitting a man that doesn’t bang hits like “Love Story,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and “Shake It Off.” But we’re not buying it. Swift’s tunes are too catchy for even a man of ‘Melo’s cool to not cue up on occasion. Read More »

Twitter / Oct 24, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Photo: 7-9 Chinese Basketball Player Makes The Rock Look Like A Child

Dwyane Johnson, Sun Ming Ming

So this is what a 7-9, 370-pound human being looks like. Except even bigger normally, actually, because Sun Ming Ming of the CBA’s Beijing Ducks is standing next to 6-5 behemoth Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, Twitter / Oct 23, 2014 / 10:45 am

Julius Randle: “I Don’t Want To Be The Next Shaq. I Want To Be The Next Kobe”

Julius Randle, C.J. McCollum

Rookie Julius Randle always struck us as a bruising power forward, more in the vein of Shaq than any other Laker great; he’s a player with a butt that could back down just about anyone at the college level. We’ll see if that power translates to his first NBA season after being selected by the Lakers with the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. But Randle — after showcasing some nice body control on some coast-to-coast jaunts last night in LA’s win over Portland — has a different apotheosis in mind. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 21, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Paul George, Flea, Phil Jackson Defend Kobe Bryant Amid Media Scrutiny

Kobe Bryant

It hasn’t been a great past few days for Kobe Bryant. After getting absolutely fooled by a sick crossover from Alec Burks, the Los Angeles Lakers legend awakened to media scrutiny unlike most any he’s faced throughout his 18 years in the NBA on Monday morning. But Mamba’s loyal legion of followers quickly came to his defense, and three more high-profile devotees slammed the press today for portraying Kobe in a negative light: Paul George, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Phil Jackson. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Oct 21, 2014 / 10:45 am

Cavs Sideline Reporter Says Thompson Kiss Was “Inside Joke & Not A Big Deal”

Allie Clifton

Over the weekend we wrote about Tristan Thompson kissing Cavaliers sideline reporter, Allie Clifton. It was unprofessional, even if it was ultimately harmless. The piece provoked the ire of countless readers who claimed we were overreacting, a rejoinder we actually predicted in the piece. Except, Clifton herself said in a tweet yesterday that it was an “inside joke and not a big deal.” Read More »

Bounce, Twitter / Oct 20, 2014 / 7:00 pm

More Evidence Zach LaVine Should Be In Dunk Contest (Video)

Zach LaVine

As part of Minnesota Timberwolves fans’ #EyesOnTheRise campaign, the team’s PR Twitter account sent out a vine video of UCLA rookie Zach LaVine showing off his hops…yet again. One half of the self-dubbed Bounce Brothers, it’s clear LaVine needs to be in the 2015 Dunk Contest. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Oct 16, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Isiah Thomas’ Perfect Player: LeBron With Kyrie’s Handle & Curry’s Jumper

Isiah Thomas

NBA TV’s star-studded crew of “Open Court” panelists were recently asked to create their “perfect player.” Reggie Miller chose Tim Duncan’s mind and Russell Westbrook’s heart as traits of his amalgam. Kenny Smith opted for a prototype containing the heart of Kevin Garnett and athleticism of Blake Griffin. The rest of the group chose similarly, taking characteristics of at least four different players to build the perfect hooper. Isiah Thomas, though, went a different direction. The Detroit Pistons Hall-of-Famer simply picked LeBron James “as is,” but added the signature skills of two superstar point guards. Read More »

instagram, Twitter / Oct 16, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Amar’e Stoudemire Bathes In Red Wine To Help His Red Blood Cells Circulate

Amar'e Stoudemire

It’s recently come to light Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire bathes in red wine. He posted a pic of said practice on his Instagram page, and if you’re wondering why, we’ve attempted to get to the bottom of his answer. Read More »