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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 »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 22, 2014 / 11:00 am

Taj Gibson Says Coming off The Bench “Doesn’t Matter”

Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson

After Aggrey Smith of CSN Chicago wrote that Bulls power forward Taj Gibson was privately displeased with coming off the bench again next season, Taj took to Twitter to shoot down the report while cautioning the media to “please miss me with the drama.” Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Sep 22, 2014 / 10:00 am

Danny Ainge Says, “I’m Not Trying To Trade Rondo,” But “Nobody Is Untradeable”

Rajon Rondo

The future of Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is in flux. He claims he never asked to be traded out of Boston, but plugged-in Boston scribe Jackie MacMullen believes otherwise. When Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette asked Celtics GM Danny Ainge about it on Sunday, Ainge talked in circles, claiming he didn’t want to trade Rondo, but “the possibility of a trade is not out of the question.” Read More »

Twitter / Sep 13, 2014 / 3:55 pm

Would You Vote Gregg Popovich For President?

Pop For President

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich might be our favorite coach in the NBA. With the increasing gridlock in Washington and a polarizing political climate in America as both Democrats and Republicans continue to scream at each other, a lot of things can be lost amid the din. Perhaps that’s why a recently spotted “Pop For President” bumper sticker appeals so much to us. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Sep 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Larry Bird Calls Paul George’s Ray Rice Tweets “Thoughtless”

Larry Bird, Paul George, 2013-14 Pacers

This morning’s bizarre barrage of tweets by Paul George bemoaning the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice for punching his then-fiancé has been met with some understated outrage — primarily because George apologized and removed the tweets. Still, Pacers president of basketball ops, Larry Bird, felt the need to address them in a statement released by the team. Read More »