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NBA, Smack, Twitter / Mar 13, 2014 / 11:00 am

After Clippers Win, Jermaine O’Neal Confronts Blake Griffin & CP3 Keeps Shooting

DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin

DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

After the Clippers’ impressive 111-98 win over the Warriors Wednesday night, Chris Paul kept going. Not satisfied with his subpar 5-for-15 night shooting the ball, CP3 was spotted after the game hoisting up jumpers in a deserted Staples Center. That’s why he’s Chris Paul, we suppose. Like Paul, Dubs reserve center Jermaine O’Neal couldn’t let things on the court go after the game and patiently waited outside the Clippers locker-room for Blake Griffin. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Mar 7, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Kevin Love Says “F*** Him” In Response To Tyson Chandler’s Criticism Of His D

Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love

Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports)

On Wednesday this week, the Knicks finally snapped a seven-game losing streak when they went into Minnesota and beat the ‘Wolves, 118-106. But at halftime of that game, Tyson Chandler informed a reporter Kevin LoveCan’t play D.” While many of our readers agreed with the sentiment, Love had some pretty harsh words when asked about it today. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Mar 5, 2014 / 10:15 am

Dominique Wilkins Is Blasé About LeBron James’ 61-Point Game

Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins appears to be unimpressed with the 61-point explosion LeBron James unleashed against the Bobcats on Monday. Wilkins sent out a series of tweets appearing to downplay James’ game, criticizing both the contemporary NBA, the Bobcats’ lackluster defense and the assumption James has vaulted past Kevin Durant in the MVP race. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter, Video / Mar 2, 2014 / 2:44 pm

Video: Philadelphia Retires Allen Iverson’s Jersey; Current NBA Players React

Allen Iverson No. 3 Jersey

Allen Iverson No. 3 Jersey (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

The Philadelphia 76ers retired Allen Iverson‘s No. 3 jersey at halftime on Saturday night with the Wizards in town. A bespectacled AI wearing a bucket hat told the assembled 20,000 throng of ardent AI onlookers, “They all wanted me to talk about how much y’all loved me, but trust me, the feeling was mutual.” Read More »

Twitter / Feb 27, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Gregg Popovich Lunches With Bill Clinton (Pics)

Bill Clinton, Gregg Popovich

The estimable former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, took in the local Tex-Mex cuisine in San Antonio recently during a pow-wow with the biggest movers and shakers in the city. Mayor Julian Castro was in attendance, obviously, as was former mayor and Clinton cabinet member Henry Cisneros. The only man at the meal that wasn’t a politician, was Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. To be a fly on the wall at this meal would have been awesome. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Feb 22, 2014 / 1:21 pm

Metta World Peace’s Brother Lobs Bombs At Knicks On Twitter

Metta World Peace

Metta World Peace (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

Metta World Peace let the world know on Twitter today that his agent was working on a buyout from the Knicks. He has nothing but love for his hometown of New York and Knicks fans in general, but remained largely mum about the reasons he’s decided to seek a buyout. His brother, Daniel Artest, wasn’t so covert. Daniel Artest has been lobbing grenades at the Knicks organization on his own Twitter account, calling out coach Mike Woodson, the Knicks PR department, and the organization as a whole secure in the knowledge his brother is done in New York’s blue and orange. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Feb 20, 2014 / 9:36 pm

Kobe Bryant Tweets His Displeasure With The Steve Blake Trade

Kobe Bryant, Steve Blake

Kobe Bryant, Steve Blake (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

The 2014 trade deadline has passed, and the Lakers have stayed relatively unchanged. LA’s lone move involved sending point guard Steve Blake to Golden State in return for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks, but it was primarily a salary dump and a minor one at that since Blake only stands to make $4 million this year against the cap. But perhaps the biggest problem with Blake’s departure is how close he was with Kobe Bryant, who took to Twitter to voice his disgruntlement with the move. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Feb 20, 2014 / 5:15 pm

2014 NBA Trade Deadline Roundup

Jordan Hamilton

Jordan Hamilton (Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

There were a lot of ancillary deals on top of a few we’ve already mentioned as the NBA’s trade deadline came and went at 3 p.m. today. We told you about the stunner at the end between the Pacers and Sixers, and the Bucks-Bobcats swap that improved Charlotte’s three-point shooting. Then there was the three-teamer sending 37-year-old Andre Miller to Washington to back up John Wall, and the Spencer Hawes dump to the Cavs for youngsters as Sam Hinkie continues to stockpile picks and money like they’re nuclear weapons and it’s 1968. Finally, last night Steve Blake got dealt to the Warriors. Here are the rest of deals that went down during a hectic 24 hours. Read More »

All-Star, Twitter / Feb 17, 2014 / 12:30 am

Steve Nash’s Self-Deprecating Tweet About All-Star Game Defense

Steve Nash

Steve Nash (Bob Donnan/US PRESSWIRE)

The 2014 All-Star Game was missing the floppy-haired Canadian that’s spent the last two February breaks resting an often broken down 40-year-old body. While Steve Nash might not be as spry as he’d like — certainly episode 1 of “The Finish Line” showed us that — he’s still got his good cheer. In a 2014 All-Star game that saw more combined points than ever before, Steve Nash lamented the lack of defense. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Twitter / Feb 15, 2014 / 9:48 pm

Watch Chris Bosh Hit Back-To-Back Half-Court Shots To Win Sears Shooting Stars Competition

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s usually his more famous teammates that get the pub, but the Heat’s Chris Bosh has now won the 2014 Sears Shooting Stars Competition two years in a row after winning again tonight with teammates, Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash. But Bosh was instrumental in the win after hitting two consecutive half-court shots to take the trophy. Read More »