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Video / Oct 24, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Watch Blake Griffin & Chris Paul Star In Jordan Brand’s “BGCP3TV In HD” Premier

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin (photo. Jordan Brand)

Last night, at 12:12 a.m. ET on the Adult Swim network the Jordan Brand sponsored “BGCP3TV in HD” sketch comedy show premiered. Say what you want about the Clippers teammates and Jordan Brand NBA all-stars failing to reach the Western Conference Finals last season, but — as you’ll see — they’re pretty decent with the off-kilter dry humor on display in the debut. Read More »

Smack / Oct 24, 2014 / 2:30 pm

J.R. Smith Says Triangle Is A Struggle, Admits To Putting Self Before Team In Past

J.R. Smith

Only two weeks, ago, J.R. Smith said that the triangle offense was “going to take a few months” to learn. So it’s no surprise that the New York Knicks’ notorious chucker is still adjusting to his team’s new offensive scheme with the regular just days away. As Smith admits, his prior basketball mentality makes playing in the triangle “a struggle.” Read More »

Latest News / Oct 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Blazers Owner Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million To Tackle Deadly Ebola Virus

Paul Allen

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen recently donated $26 million to help curb the sweeping, deadly impact of Ebola. A few days later, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder has quadrupled his efforts – he’s pledging an additional $100 million. Read More »

instagram / Oct 24, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Excellent Rookie Hazing At Warriors Open Practice

Mitchell Watt, Sean Kilpatrick, Aaron Craft

Rookie hazing in the NBA is light years from the aggressive forms of torture rookies have undergone in the NFL, but it’s still a rite of passage however tame. The Golden State Warriors, especially, seem to delight in silly costumes and forced renditions of songs. It happened again last night during their open practice with rookies Aaron Craft, Sean Kilpatrick, Mitchell Watt and James McAdoo rocking mortifying getups while singing such hits as “I Can Show You the World” in front of thousands of their fans at Oracle Arena. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Joakim Noah Has “Ways To Go” In Rehab From Offseason Knee Surgery

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah had minor, arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in early May that was supposed to keep him sidelined for 8-12 weeks. Nearly six months later and with the 2014-2015 season just days away, the Chicago Bulls center says he still has a “ways to go” to reach full recovery. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Watch Ronald Roberts Posterize Jonas Jerebko

Jonas Jerebko, Ronald Roberts, Jr.

Jonas Jerebko, Ronald Roberts, Jr. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)

You’re probably not familiar with Sixers camp invite, Ronald Roberts, Jr.. The four-year player out of Saint Joseph’s went undrafted in June, and he’s on the bubble to make the Philly team after getting a camp invite and suffering a quad contusion that’s kept him out of their last four games. His explosive dunk on Jonas Jerebko during preseason action last night is definitely a big point in his favor, though. Plus, this year’s Sixers squad isn’t exactly a world-beater. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas, Smack / Oct 24, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIF: Josh Childress Levels Jesse Wagstaff With Airborne Elbow

Josh Childress

Former Hawks and Suns forward Josh Childress, who spurned an NBA contract to sign a $20 million contract in July of 2008 to play in Greece, is now playing for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia. During a game against the Perth Wildcats, Childress unloaded a crazy airborne elbow on Jesse Wagstaff and was ejected. Read More »

instagram, Latest News / Oct 24, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Damian Lillard Kicks An A Cappella “4 Bar Friday” Rap For Conan O’Brien

Damian Lillard

Last night, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard chatted with Conan O’Brien and co-host Andy Richter. The topic of the guard’s rap skills came up and he explained the impetus behind “4 Bar Friday” on Instagram. Conan tried to lay a beat down, so Dame could spit some bars, but it wasn’t happening. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 24, 2014 / 2:15 am

GIF: Nerlens Noel Beats Andre Drummond To Peak For Massive Block

Nerlens Noel

Josh Smith got Nerlens Noel. Andre Drummond didn’t. Watch the Philadelphia Sixers’ rookie collect the most impressive of his five blocks by beating the Detroit Pistons’ fellow high-flyer to the mountain top and authoritatively swatting his layup attempt to the other end. Read More »

Video / Oct 23, 2014 / 11:30 pm

GIF: Josh Smith Winds Up For Dunk On Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel, Josh Smith

Nerlens Noel, Josh Smith (photo. r/nba GIF)

Rookie defensive maven Nerlens Noel had himself a night. The future of the Philadelphia 76ers had 8 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals, and 5 blocks in his team’s exhibition against the Detroit Pistons, showing off his wholly unique blend of disruptive tools. But you have to contest a shot to get a block or reach for a dribble to get a steal, and Pistons high-flyer Josh Smith caught a confident Noel going for the swat before taking full advantage with a wind-up lefty slam. Read More »