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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 »

Twitter / Oct 15, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Dennis Rodman Concurs With Phil, Says J.R. Smith Is The New Dennis Rodman

J.R. Smith

When Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson gave an extensive, two-part interview with the New York Post‘s Steve Serby in September, he compared mercurial Knicks wing J.R. Smith to Phil’s former power forward with the Bulls and Bad Boy rebound robot, Dennis Rodman. Now Rodman has chimed in and agrees with the sentiment. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 13, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Phil Jackson Says Spike Lee “Doesn’t Know Anything About Basketball”

Spike Lee

Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson spoke at the New Yorker festival over the weekend, and — as expected — he had a few interesting things to say about this current Knicks iteration and the triangle offense new coach Derek Fisher is instituting at his behest. More importantly for Knicks fans, the Zen Master brought one of the blue and orange’s biggest fans and MSG regular, Spike Lee, down a peg. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 10, 2014 / 11:00 am

Patrick Beverley’s Funny Rejoinder When Vince Carter Tells Him To Chill

Patrick Beverley

Confession time: we love Patrick Beverley. The guy plays so freakin’ hard and makes it so difficult for opposing ball handlers to get comfortable, there just aren’t many like him in the NBA.* Except, he has a tendency to rub some players the wrong way, and Vince Carter told him to chill last night after Beverley celebrated drawing an offensive foul. Beverley’s response was just about perfect, though. Read More »