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Smack, Twitter / Oct 8, 2014 / 11:15 am

Nick Young Offended By ESPN NBA Player Ranking

Nick Young

While he’s currently convalescing after fracturing his finger trying to swipe the ball from Kobe Bryant in practice, Nick Young will be rearing to go once the 2014-15 officially tips off at the end of the month. He’s even got some extra motivation after ESPN unveiled their 2014 NBA Player rankings. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 8, 2014 / 10:00 am

Lin On What Sets Kobe Apart From Other Big-Name Stars: “How Hard He Works…”

Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant

New Los Angeles Laker backup point guard Jeremy Lin has played with Carmelo Anthony in New York and James Harden in Houston. That’s why when the Orange County Register‘s Bill Oram asked him what sets Kobe Bryant apart from other superstars, the newest Laker was in a unique position to provide a pretty definitive answer. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 7, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Kobe On Hypocrisy Of New TV Deal & CBA “Encouraging” Players To Take Less

Kobe Bryant, Arron Afflalo

It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion we’re going to have some labor strife when the players can opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement after the 2016-17 season. With the new 9-year, $24 billion TV rights deal going into affect beginning with the start of that same 2016-17 season, it’s no wonder the players are ticked about all they’re being asked to do on behalf of the billionaire owners. That’s the exegesis of Kobe Bryant‘s tweet earlier today. Read More »

instagram, Smack, Twitter / Oct 6, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Kobe On Nick Young’s Injury: “When You Reach, Then You’re Gonna Get Hurt”

Kobe Bryant

By now you’ve heard that the smiling Lakers guard — sometimes referred to as Swaggy P — Nick Young fractured his thumb while squaring off against Kobe Bryant in a scrimmage during practice. Rather than attempt to apologize for the incident, Kobe told Rick Fox and Reggie Miller on NBA TV’s “Real Training Camp,” that it was Young’s poor defense that’s to blame. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 6, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Kevin Garnett’s Amusing Update On Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace

For a certain generation of basketball fan, Rasheed Wallace is everything you’ve ever wanted in an NBA player. The former Pistons, Blazers and — on the downside of his career — Celtics and Knicks forward was eminently quotable and probably the most unique basketball personality to come along during the advent of the big-time basketball blogs (e.g. Yahoo’s “Ball Don’t Lie“). ‘Sheed formerly* an assistant coach with the Pistons, but when long-time on-court rival and off-court friend Kevin Garnett was asked about him, Garnett gave the quote of the preseason. Read More »

College, Twitter / Oct 3, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Ohio State Coach Says LeBron James’ 9-Year-Old Son “Will Be” On His Radar

LeBron James Jr.

Recruiting seems to be targeting increasingly younger kids, and the joke college coaches will be scouting kindgarten games soon isn’t that far off from reality, it seems. Never is this more apparent then when Ohio State coach Thad Matta admitted 9-year-old LeBron James, Jr.., son of LeBron James, “will be” on his radar. Read More »

Twitter / Sep 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Marcin Gortat & Martell Webster Show Off “Sexual…Chocolate” Mohawks

Martell Webster, Marcin Gortat

It seems John Wall wasn’t the only Wizards player sporting something unique today. Teammates Marcin Gortat and Martell Webster were — similar to Steven Adams‘ media day mustache — rocking a twin pair of mohawks with Gortat explaining the origin behind the new hairdo’s in hysterical fashion . Read More »

instagram, Latest News, Twitter / Sep 29, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Paul George Is Walking Without Crutches Or A Limp At Indiana Pacers Media Day

Paul George

It was less than two months ago that Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George suffered a horrific leg injury on national television while playing in the USA Basketball Showcase. It speaks volumes of the injury’s gruesome nature that the immediate reaction of many wasn’t wondering whether or not George would play basketball again, but if he’d be able to walk at all. Those knee-jerk responses proved wrong, thankfully, and George will make a full recovery in time to play for the Pacers in 2015-2016. Today, though, he deserves congratulations for managing to walk at Indiana’s media day without help or even a limp. Read More »

Twitter / Sep 25, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Joel Embiid Returns To Twitter, Offers Take On Celebrity Photo Scandal

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid’s eight-day Twitter hiatus is over. His reign atop the NBA’s social media throne, though, is anything but. Instead of continuing to propagate his fictional romantic escapades, the Philadelphia 76ers rookie took to the web and offered his thoughts on – what else? – the scores of illicit celebrity photos that have been illegally obtained by hackers. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 25, 2014 / 10:30 am

Tim Duncan Defends Hawks GM, Danny Ferry, Saying “He’s Not A Racist”

Tim Duncan, Kids Draven & Sydney

When current embattled Hawks GM Danny Ferry — who is facing a lot of calls to end his tenure with Atlanta after his comments about Luol Deng joined the Spurs as the VP of basketball operations in 2010. Ferry had played the last three seasons of his career San Antonio and it was his interim home before he took over his current Hawks role in 2012. Consequently, former teammate Tim Duncan defended Ferry in a radio interview with The Hardline 1250 am on Wednesday, telling listeners, “he’s not a racist.” Read More »