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Twitter / Oct 15, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Dennis Rodman Concurs With Phil, Says J.R. Smith Is The New Dennis Rodman

J.R. Smith

When Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson gave an extensive, two-part interview with the New York Post‘s Steve Serby in September, he compared mercurial Knicks wing J.R. Smith to Phil’s former power forward with the Bulls and Bad Boy rebound robot, Dennis Rodman. Now Rodman has chimed in and agrees with the sentiment. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 13, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Phil Jackson Says Spike Lee “Doesn’t Know Anything About Basketball”

Spike Lee

Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson spoke at the New Yorker festival over the weekend, and — as expected — he had a few interesting things to say about this current Knicks iteration and the triangle offense new coach Derek Fisher is instituting at his behest. More importantly for Knicks fans, the Zen Master brought one of the blue and orange’s biggest fans and MSG regular, Spike Lee, down a peg. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 10, 2014 / 11:00 am

Patrick Beverley’s Funny Rejoinder When Vince Carter Tells Him To Chill

Patrick Beverley

Confession time: we love Patrick Beverley. The guy plays so freakin’ hard and makes it so difficult for opposing ball handlers to get comfortable, there just aren’t many like him in the NBA.* Except, he has a tendency to rub some players the wrong way, and Vince Carter told him to chill last night after Beverley celebrated drawing an offensive foul. Beverley’s response was just about perfect, though. Read More »

Twitter / Oct 8, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Relax, Kyrie Irving Is Wearing A Walking Boot Only As A Precaution

Kyrie Irving

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to take on the Miami Heat in preseason action this Saturday. While also in the City of God to cover the game, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst ran into Kyrie Irving while the Cavs were sightseeing and tweeted that Kyrie was wearing a walking boot. Obviously, Uncle Drew fans were alarmed at the news. Read More »

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 »