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instagram, Smack, Twitter / Jan 30, 2015 / 1:30 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Calls Out Fox Sports Writer Who Predicted He’d Get Arrested

Clay Travis Tweet, DeMarcus Cousins

We were all set to write about the comeuppance of Fox Sports’ Clay Travis…until we saw some of the messages he’s been retweeting. Five years ago, to the day, Travis sent a tweet out predicting that DeMarcus Cousins would get arrested in five year’s time. He finished the prediction up by saying, it’s “set in stone.” Cousins reminded Travis of his tweet today, and Clay handled it well. Then the Twittersphere’s dark underbelly decided to rear it’s ugly head and now we just feel sorry for humanity. Read More »

All-Star, Smack, Twitter / Jan 30, 2015 / 11:00 am

Barkley Says D-Wade Shouldn’t Be All-Star; Gabrielle Union Burns Him

Charles Barkley

One of the primary reasons we DVR’d Inside the NBA last night when the All-Star reserves were announced was to see Charles Barkley bug out about the selections. We were not disappointed. Chuck even got into it with Dwayne Wade‘s wife, Gabrielle Union, after he said Wade “shouldn’t have made the All-Star team.” Read More »

Twitter / Jan 29, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Hawks Forced To Adjust Twitter Avatar Amid 17-Game Win Streak

Atlanta Hawks

NBA diehards have a nearly infinite amount of reasons to glean joy from the Atlanta Hawks’ success. Among the most meta of them is that the team’s official twitter account ushered in the increasingly engaging and witty social media accounts of squads throughout the league over the past couple years. And now that the Hawks are dominating, their tweet game has reached an all-time high – such a height, in fact, that they’ve had to adjust their twitter avatar. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 28, 2015 / 6:45 pm

NBA Says Matt Barnes Wasn’t Fined For Exchange With Suns Owner

Matt Barnes

After Matt Barnes sounded off on Twitter yesterday, blaming a comment by Suns owner Robert Sarver for the $25,000 fine the NBA assessed him for mouthing off to a fan during Sunday’s 120-100 Clippers win in Phoenix, an unnamed NBA source confirmed to ESPN.com “it was not an interaction with the Suns owner” that led to the fine. Instead, the expensive penalty stemmed from Barnes’ interaction with another Suns fan. Barnes elaborated on his Twitter diatribe before the Clippers face the Jazz tonight in Salt Lake City. Read More »

All-Star, Twitter / Jan 28, 2015 / 5:45 pm

Steph Curry & John Wall To Battle In All-Star “Game Changer” Contest

Stephen Curry, John Wall

A slick PR strategy from the people at DEGREE MEN played out on Twitter yesterday and set the stage for a “Game Changer” contest between the opposing starting point guards in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. Stephen Curry and John Wall exchanged tepid taunts on Twitter as Wall challenged Steph on the court, which is set to go down at MSG on the Saturday before the All-Star Game. Read More »

Twitter / Jan 27, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Iman Shumpert Pokes Fun At His Disastrous Crossover

Iman Shumpert

It’s always nice to see the self-deprecating side of professional athletes. These people didn’t get where they are without supreme and unwavering confidence, an attribute that clashes the very nature of most human beings. When they let that mindset briefly slip away, our athletic idols become far more relatable. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 27, 2015 / 2:00 pm

Steve Kerr Says Draymond Green Will Be With Warriors “For The Next 8, 10 Years”

Draymond Green

Draymond Green is going to get paid this summer in restricted free agency. And if Steve Kerr’s word is any indication, the incumbent Golden State Warriors will be the team ultimately shelling out the dough. The first-year and All-Star Game head coach recently told reporters that Green would “be part of this franchise for the next eight, 10 years.” Read More »

All-Star, Latest News, Twitter / Jan 27, 2015 / 1:15 pm

The Hawks May Get Four All-Star Reserves, But We Doubt It Will Happen

Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, Al Horford

We already know who is starting the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, and noon today was the deadline for the coach’s picks sliding in seven more players per conference with two more guards, three more frontcourt players and two wildcards. With the East’s best team, the Hawks, whiffing on a starting nod (Jeff Teague finished eighth in the backcourt fan voting, and Paul Millsap was 10th in the East’s frontcourt), some are predicting four Hawks fill out the seven reserve spots in the East. We really hope this happens and they all get to share the court for a stretch, but we doubt it’ll happen. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Jan 23, 2015 / 1:45 pm

Kobe Bryant On Injury: “This Is What Happens When I Pass Too Much!”

Kobe Bryant

At least Kobe Bryant still has his sense of humor. In the wake of tearing his rotator cuff on Wednesday during a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, the Los Angeles Lakers legend took to twitter and poked fun at his shot-happy nature. Read More »

Twitter / Jan 20, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Justin Bieber Tweets Support Of Kyle Lowry’s All-Star Bid, Doesn’t Actually Vote

Justin Bieber

Poor Justin Bieber just can’t seem to get out of his own way. While tweeting in support of Kyle Lowry’s bid for All-Star starter, the Canadian megastar failed to include the proper hashtag that makes a vote actually count – leaving the Toronto Raptors’ point guard out of approximately 31,000 extra tallies. Read More »