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Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Carmelo Says He “Wouldn’t Know How To Deal With” Knicks Missing Playoffs

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony says the New York Knicks will “absolutely” make the playoffs this season. While that seems wishful thinking, it’s no doubt more heartening for the high-scoring superstar to believe than admitting his team’s current reality – especially given his extreme discomfort with it. Of the Knicks missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season, Anthony says he “wouldn’t know how to deal” with such disappointment. Read More »

Video / Oct 29, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Watch Dirk Nowitzki Take Two Tumbles While Checking Boris Diaw

Dirk Nowitzki, Boris Diaw

Dirk Nowitzki, Boris Diaw (photo. r/nba squanchy56)

Boris Diaw didn’t “drop” Dirk Nowitzki last night. The Frenchman didn’t cross his fellow import, or even fake the pride of Germany to the ground. Nowitzki simply twice slipped on the same spot slick floor. We’ll admit this, though: Diaw certainly wouldn’t have made Dirk look so silly if this were the mid-200s. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 29, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Carmelo Anthony Made A Creepy Cameo On “Sons Of Anarchy” Last Night

Carmelo Anthony "Sons of Anarchy"

The Knicks weren’t involved in the NBA’s opening tip on Tuesday night, but that didn’t stop Carmelo Anthony from making an appearance on your TV. The Knicks star had a brief cameo in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” Tuesday night in a bit role as “Cartwright Soldier.” He speaks one steely line, then hands a knife over for a macabre version of what Clyde Frazier would call, “slicing and dicing.” Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Jimmy Butler Will Miss Bulls Opener, Could Be Out Up To Four Weeks

Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls wing Jimmy Butler won’t play in his team’s season-opener tonight against the New York Knicks due to a sprained thumb. And though there’s no set timeline for his return, coach Tom Thibodeau maintains that Butler could be sidelined for multiple weeks. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 29, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Report: Klay Thompson Will Sign Extension With Warriors Before Deadline

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson won’t be frustrated by ongoing contract negotiations much longer. A new report says the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter will sign an extension with the team before Friday’s deadline passes. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Kobe Bryant Calls Dwight Howard A “Teddy Bear” & Bemoans Sensitive NBA Fans

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Last night Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard got embroiled in a little tiff after Dwight collected a defensive rebound and appeared to knock Kobe with an elbow. After the game, Kobe said of the scrap with Howard, “I think it’s fun,” before he lamented the sensitivity of the contemporary NBA; there are a lot of head’s nodding in unison with Bryant on that last one. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Derrick Rose Says He’ll Look For Teammates Early; Calls 4th Quarter “My Time”

Derrick Rose

Merely completing a full regular season game without incident is the necessary next step in the rehabilitation of Derrick Rose’s game. Though that seems a foregone conclusion given his play for Team USA this summer and with the Chicago Bulls during the exhibition slate, the same seemed inevitable last season. And while Rose played eight of the first nine games in 2013-2014, he succumbed to another knee injury before November was over. Baby steps are prudent. But the former MVP is feeling good enough to think far bigger. He’s not worried about playing a full game; he’s concerned and even confident with the way he’ll finish them. Read More »

College / Oct 29, 2014 / 11:45 am

Watch This College Student Hit Layup, FT, 3-Pointer & Half-Court Heave For $10,000

Bryan College Fans

Gustavo Angel Tamayo had never played basketball in his life before he was in the arena when Tennessee’s Bryan College tipped off their college season Monday night with their annual rally, “The Late Night Roar.” But Tamayo made history by winning an extremely challenging shooting contest and the $10,000 tuition prize. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 29, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Every Anthony Davis Block In Near Triple-Double

Elfrid Payton, Anthony Davis

In his first game of the 2014-15 season, Anthony Davis somehow met the insane expectations placed upon him after a dominating performance at the FIBA World Cup in Brazil this summer following his ascendent 20 and 10 season with a banged up 2013-14 Pellies team. He almost had a triple-double…in blocks during New Orleans’ 101-84 opening game win over Orlando. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 29, 2014 / 10:15 am

Watch Jeremy Lin’s Pretty Off-Hand And-1 Layup

Terrence Jones, Jeremy Lin

Terrence Jones, Jeremy Lin (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

The poor Lakers were crushed last night by the Rockets, 108-90, in their opening home game of the 2014-15 season. Not only did Dwight elbow Mamba before trading barbs, but exciting rookie Julius Randle fractured his tibia. Point guard Jeremy Lin struggled, too, going just 1-for-5 from the field for seven points in 29 minutes. Except, his lone bucket was pretty tight. Read More »