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Video / Oct 20, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Blake Griffin & Chris Paul To Star In Jordan Brand Comedy: “BGCP3TV In HD”

Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

Blake Griffin, Chris Paul (photo. Jordan Brand)

Jordan Brand reveiled today they’re going into the sketch comedy business with the signature stars, and teammates, behind the CP3.VIII and Super.Fly 3. Clippers teammates Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will star in a five-minute episode of “BGCP3TV In HD,” so come check out the trailer. Read More »

Video / Oct 19, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Worst Flop Of Preseason? Lance Stephenson Wildly Embellishes Contact

Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson (photo. @cjzero Vine)

Frankly, we’re not too concerned with flopping. The vast majority of today’s so-called flops involve players slightly embellishing contact that would merit a whistle even without such gesticulation. It’s telling that throughout tens of exhibition games, we’ve yet to come across a play that would get the league’s millions of armchair officials calling flop. Having said that, this one from Lance Stephenson – a repeat offender – is about as bad as it gets. Read More »

Video / Oct 19, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch LeBron James Star In New “Beats By Dre” Ad Set In His Hometown Of Akron

Akron marquee

The athlete’s rags-to-riches trope is as old as sports itself, and runs parallel to the Horatio Alger-esque American Dream: If you work hard enough, anything is possible. But when you spend any time in an inner-city American ghetto, that ethos can make your skin crawl — reality doesn’t usually fit into a snug narrative like this one. But we couldn’t help get goosebumps as Gloria James narrates this new commercial for Beats by Dre starring her son, LeBron James, returning to his old Akron high school gym, now named The LeBron James Arena. Read More »

Video / Oct 18, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Watch Jabari Parker Seal His Team’s Win With Sick Spin And Dunk In Crunch Time

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker (Benny Sieu, USATODAY)

Top picks of the NBA draft Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker faced-off for the first time last night, but you probably don’t know it. For reasons that continue to leave us baffled, Friday night’s preseason match-up between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks wasn’t televised – anywhere. But this is still 2014, and fans in attendance were able to capture highlights of the rookies’ (mostly meaningless) show-down. Thank god, too. We would’ve been even more upset if this absolutely sick move by Parker wasn’t caught on camera. Read More »

Video, We Reminisce / Oct 17, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Watch Shaq And Vlade Divac Joke About Flopping

Vivek Ranadive, Vlade Divac, Shaquille O'Neal

Back in the day, when Shaquille O’Neal dominated the block like no other big man since Wilt Chamberlain, it was almost impossible for opposing centers to slow the Big Aristotle down. Then along came the crafty Serbian, Vlade Divac, and flopping became the defense du jour when you didn’t have enough fouls for Hack-a-Shaq. The two were back at it, but without the pressure of a playoff series, when Vlade and the Kings minority owner were joined by Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive to look for a birthday present for Vlade at the adidas store in Beijing. Read More »

Video / Oct 17, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Watch Rookie Dante Exum Flash Offensive Dominance In Utah’s Rout Of The Lakers

Dante Exum

Dante Exum (Kirby Lee, USATODAY)

Dante Exum turned heads early at Las Vegas Summer League before struggling down the stretch. And while most assumed the 19 year-old Australian star would be a key fixture for his country at the FIBA World Cup, Exum was instead relegated to bit player. So after those labors came further adjusted expectations for his rookie season with the Utah Jazz. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 17, 2014 / 8:30 am

Watch Jimmy Butler Hit A Game-Winning Three-Pointer

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler (Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports)

Chicago Bulls analyst Stacey King compared Jimmy Butler to Michael Jordan last night, and that came before Butler’s game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer to give the Bulls an 83-82 preseason win over the Hawks. You read that right, a former teammate of the GOAT compared Butler to MJ during a preseason game. This is the world we inhabit in the year 2014. Read More »

Video / Oct 15, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Aaron Gordon Jumps Up & Around Flamengo Brazil Defender For Power Dunk

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon

It’s only a matter of time until Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon became a favorite of the NBA world. If he keeps making plays like this one, it will surely come sooner than even his biggest fans were anticipating. In his team’s exhibition game against Flamengo Brazil tonight, Gordon exploded off of two feet to jump up and around a defender for a huge, two-handed power dunk. Read More »

Video / Oct 15, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Nerlens Noel Jumps Passing Lane, Gets Steal, Leads Break For Easy Layup

Nerlens Noel, Quincy Acy

Nerlens Noel, Quincy Acy (Mark Konezny, USATODAY)

Players so tall aren’t supposed to move like Nerlens Noel. The Philadelphia 76ers’ prized rookie showed off his supreme blend of quickness, speed, and coordination against the New York Knicks last night as he jumped a passing lane, corralled the steal, and led the break before spinning and dishing to Jakarr Sampson for an easy layup. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 15, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Anthony Davis Dominate The Dwight Howard-Less Rockets

Kostas Papanikolaou, Anthony Davis, Joey Dorsey

Kostas Papanikolaou, Anthony Davis, Joey Dorsey (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

At one point during Anthony Davis‘ dominating performance during the Pelicans’ 117-98 win over a Rockets team missing James Harden and Dwight Howard, Pellies’ analyst David Wesley asked the question, “Man, how do you guard him?” It’s a question without many — or any — answers as Ant prepares to enter his third professional campaign in the bayou. Read More »