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GIFs, NBA, Twitter / Apr 24, 2014 / 11:30 am

LeBron James Shrugs Off McRoberts’ Forearm Foul, Leads Heat To Win

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Despite a tendency to relax after a pretty overwhelming Game 1 win at home, the Heat held on against a feisty Bobcats squad that had to deal with a tough injury to the focal point of their offense. But LeBron James was active all night, scoring 32 on just 17, handling a pretty tough foul, involving his teammates and throwing down a sick breakaway rim-rocker. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Apr 23, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Al Jefferson & Pat Beverley Prepare To Play In Pain Because It’s The Playoffs

Al Jefferson, Chris Andersen

Al Jefferson, Chris Andersen (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

There were a couple of injuries in the opening weekend of the 2014 NBA Playoffs that could mean early exits for the team’s involved. Al Jefferson briefly left Game 1 between the Heat and Bobcats after a plantar fascia injury in the first quarter. Patrick Beverley appeared to strain the same right knee whose meniscus he tore late in the regular season, but stayed in Game 1 against the Blazers. Both injuries could spell doom for their respective teams even as both players plan to grit through the pain for the playoffs. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 21, 2014 / 10:45 am

Official Twitter For Blazers & Rockets Engage In Lighthearted Smack

Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge

Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Sunday night’s 122-120 OT Trail Blazers win in Houston, featured a legion of back-and-forth runs that included free basketball as the two teams reached an impasse during the game’s first 48 minutes. The official Twitter accounts for both teams got just as caught up in the excitement and drama and decided to join in on the fun with a little back-and-forth banter of their own. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 19, 2014 / 2:59 pm

Raptors GM, Masai Ujiri, Tells Pre-Game Rally Crowd: “F*** Brooklyn”

Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

The Raptors and Nets kicked off the 2014 NBA Playoffs a couple hours ago. In a pre-game speech at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri, ended his talk by telling the crowd, “F*** Brooklyn.” The playoffs have started you guys. Read More »

Twitter / Apr 18, 2014 / 1:03 am

Craig Sager Is Battling Leukemia

Craig Sager

Craig Sager (Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

The flamboyant sartorial style of Turner broadcasting’s ubiquitous sideline reporter, Craig Sager, was an afterthought on Thursday night. Sager’s son, Craig Sager Jr., tweeted the news that the elder Sager would be undergoing chemotherapy treatment tomorrow for Leukemia. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Twitter / Apr 15, 2014 / 10:00 am

Grizzlies Clinch Final Playoff Spot; NBA Twitter Mourns Suns Loss

Goran Dragic

Goran Dragic (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

The Suns, after gaining the lead in the fourth quarter last night, eventually fell to the Grizzlies, 97-91, for the fourth time this season, eliminating them from playoff contention and bringing to a close one of the more remarkable runs in NBA history. Before the season, everyone (and we do mean everyone) thought Phoenix was headed for one of the worst records in the league as they competed for the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. Instead, they’re everybody’s favorite League Pass team, and who should have made the playoffs in a more perfect world. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:29 am

Lakers Deny Rex Chapman Rumor John Calipari Will Coach Lakers Next Year

John Calipari

John Calipari (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

While John Calipari was busy consoling the devastated youngsters he coaches for Kentucky following UConn’s 60-54 win over them in the NCAA Title game, he also had to deal with former NBA player Rex Chapman tweeting that Calipari was going to Los Angeles to coach the Lakers next season. Chapman dropped his bomb on Twitter before the tip-off tonight, but the Lakers have already refuted the claim by the former Wildcat and NBA sharpshooter. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Kyrie Irving Lashes Out At Media “Rumors” & Browns Receiver Josh Gordon

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

You’d think that Kyrie Irving would have been riding high after dropping a career-high 44 points against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night in overtime, but the Cavs lost, appropriately enough, and it was just the latest setback for the point guard that was the darling of the NBA during last season’s all-star weekend. Now he’s getting into beef with Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon and sending emotive twitter musings about all the “rumors and accusations” surrounding his future in Cleveland. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

“PTI” Wins April Fools Day With Frank Vogel – Larry Bird Fake Story

Frank Vogel, Larry Bird, Donnie Walsh

Frank Vogel, Larry Bird, Donnie Walsh (Brian Spurlock/David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

Pardon The Interruption duo Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon won April Fools Day. After an awful attempt by LeBron James and a premature attempt by DeMarcus Cousins, it was nice to see a prank that worked so well a few ESPN staffers were bamboozled. Read More »

College, Twitter / Mar 30, 2014 / 12:42 pm

Wisconsin Advances To Final Four & Arizona Students Riot After Loss

Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin Badgers (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

The big center with floppy hair and an endearing grin, Frank Kaminsky, hit every shot Wisconsin needed to make the Final Four on Saturday. Top seed Arizona didn’t go down without a fight, though, and the Badgers needed to come back and force overtime before their slim, 64-63 OT victory. Following the heartbreaking loss for Wildcats fans, students faced off against riot police in a scary epilogue to the elite eight contest. Read More »