Archive for the 'Twitter' Category

Latest News, Twitter / Aug 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

Embiid Predicts Future MVP Rankings; Puts Himself First

Joel Embiid

Philadelphia 76ers rookie and social media sensation Joel Embiid has mostly kept his Twitter game to romance this summer. With the 2014-2015 season fast approaching, though, it was only a matter of time until his subject matter switched to hoops. And if this latest tweet is any indication, we’ll glean as much entertainment from Embiid’s talk about basketball as we have his advice on relationships. Read More »

Ink, Twitter / Aug 15, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Nick Young Explains Why His Right Arm Has No Tattoos

Nick Young, Cory Joseph

There aren’t many players in the NBA without some ink adorning their bodies. Ever since Allen Iverson started the tattoo craze currently happening in the NBA, players can’t get enough needle art. One of the most tattoo-happy players in the Association, Nick Young, keeps one body part tattoo-free, though. Find out why. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 15, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kobe Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Andrew Wiggins

Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, Byron Scott

During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men in the league and Kobe was coming out of Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia, one of the first guards ever drafted straight out of high school to the NBA. Kobe recently compared Charlotte’s big mistake to the Cavs sending Andrew Wiggins (plus Anthony Bennett and a protected first-round pick) to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love, who — to be fair — is perhaps a shade more talented than Divac was at the time. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Aug 14, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Paul George Outfits High School Alma Mater With No. 24 Merchandise

Paul George

Injured Indiana Pacers superstar and USA Basketball fixture Paul George filed the necessary paperwork by a March deadline to change his jersey number to 13 this season, so avoided being subject to paying for all of his merchandise on the market that still bore No. 24. But George, ever-charitable and generally awesome despite his unfortunate circumstances, did so anyway, gifting the never-worn apparel to his thrilled high school alma mater. Read More »

instagram, Smack, Twitter / Aug 11, 2014 / 12:00 am

Woman Takes Selfie With Allen Iverson, But Admits She Doesn’t Know Him

Allen Iverson, Clueless Girl

We’re not a big fan of the selfie phenomenon, but we’re probably just old fashioned. If we saw Allen Iverson in the club, we’d probably just note we’re at a great club. We already got a chance to pick his brain, but others aren’t so lucky. That being said, if you snap a pic with The Answer, you better know the answer if someone asks who is in the pic of you on Instagram. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 10, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Greg Monroe Refutes Report Pistons Made 5-Year, $60 Million Contract Offer

Greg Monroe

Detroit forward Greg Monroe is currently in a holding pattern as a restricted free agent with the Pistons, and Detroit’s vow to match any offer has continued to dissuade other teams from extending an offer sheet. After reports said Monroe turned down an offer than for less years, but more per-year than a five-year, $60 million deal he supposedly turned down, Monroe denied they had ever even offered the five-year deal they supposedly augmented — paying him more per year than anyone else on the team — Monroe said they never even offered him the five-year deal. Read More »

NBA Draft, Twitter / Aug 8, 2014 / 11:30 am

NBA Rookies Learn “Her Name Is…Not Really ‘Sparkle Smith’” & Other Zany Advice

2014 NBA Draft

The incoming group of NBA rookies attended the Rookie Transition Program this week. It’s a chance for the league to prepare these young men for the new lifestyle they’ll have to deal with as professional basketball players. A reporter was at training school yesterday, and provided us with a sneak peek into some of the more hysterical nuggets of advice the rookies were told about. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 7, 2014 / 9:00 am

“You’re Welcome, LeBron. Love, Miami” Billboards Go Up All Over Akron (Pics)

LeBron Miami Billboard

After Miami Herald columnist and radio host Dan LeBatard was denied an opportunity to pay for a front-page ad in the Akron Beacon Journal saying, “You’re Welcome, LeBron, Love Miami Fans” with a picture of two rings, he didn’t sit on his butt and complain. Like Pat Riley re-tooling the Heat roster after LeBron James‘ decision to go home to Cleveland, LeBatard sprung into action and went with billboards instead — a whole lot of them. Read More »

instagram, Smack, Twitter / Aug 5, 2014 / 11:45 am

LeBron James Dropped “Significant Weight” After Cutting Carbs This Summer

LeBron James

It’s not often people criticize LeBron James about his conditioning. The 6-8, 260-pound James goes through a rigorous off-season regiment that would make most mortals curl up in a fetal position while begging to take a day off. But after whispers he had slowed down a step last season, the new addition to the Cavs has cut carbs from his diet this off-season, dropping “significant weight” as a recent Instagram pic shows. Read More »

Twitter, Video / Aug 3, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Robinson III, LaVine, Wiggins Engage In Epic Twitter Dunk-Off At Photo Shoot

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (photo. Panini America Vine)

Perhaps it’s time to add Glenn Robinson III to the list of rookies we need to see in February’s Dunk Contest at All-Star weekend. In New York City for a rookie photo shoot, Robinson challenged Minnesota Timberwolves teammate Zach LaVine via Twitter to beat his impressive 360 windmill. After LaVine bested that with an effortless between-the-legs slam, the UCLA product called-out number one pick Andrew Wiggins. These guys can really, really fly. Read More »