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Smack, Twitter / Mar 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Tony Wroten Denies Receiving Apology From Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan (Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports)

We told you Michael Jordan — the man that made Nike the global powerhouse they are today, as well as spawning the profitable Jordan Brand — apologized to Sixers guard Tony Wroten after the sole of Wroten’s Nike fell off during a game against Indy last week. But it seems the original report got it wrong, and Wroten was joking when he said the GOAT had issued an apology. Looking back, we should all question any and all Michael Jordan apologies a lot more stridently. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Mar 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

John Wall Wishes Wizards Could Go Back To Bullets

John Wall

John Wall (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

When the Washington Bullets officially changed to the Washington Wizards in 1997, fans were in an uproar about the seeming insignificance of the new nickname. Wizards don’t have anything to do with the Washington professional basketball team, as some have taken to calling them following the change, but it was an innocuous moniker for a team with an unfortunate overlap with their pior nickname. As John Wall recently revealed, he prefers the old Bullets name, even while still aware the franchise is likely to never change back. Read More »

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 Blase 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 »