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GIFs, NBA / Apr 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Stephen Curry Outduels Kevin Love As Warriors Secure The 6 Seed

Kevin Love, Stephen Curry

Kevin Love, Stephen Curry (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

Kevin Love was 7-for-11 for 22 points in the first quarter Monday night, but Stephen Curry was right there with him, pouring in 15 points on 4-for-6 shooting. For the night, Love finished with 40 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists, but he had 26 of those points and 10 of those rebounds in the first half alone. Curry also did most of his damage in the first half, but he helped the Dubs to the win at the end. Read More »

Video / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:45 am

Hysterical New Foot Locker X adidas Ad Starring Damian Lillard: “No Rings”

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. Foot Locker)

Fresh off his recent extension with adidas, Blazers point guard Damian Lillard stars in a new commercial for Foot Locker entitled “No Rings.” In the spot, Dame tells a friend on the phone “the last thing I want to be is one of those guys that never won a ring.” Except, Chris Webber, Karl Malone, and NFL Hall of Famers LaDainian Tomlinson and Barry Sanders are barbecuing with Dame while he’s talking, and all of them take offense to the crack. Check out the priceless new spot after the jump. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:30 am

A Look At The Li-Ning Way Of Wade 2.0 “Code Red” That Sold Out In 3 Hours

Li-Ning Way of Wade 2.0 "Code Red"

Li-Ning Way of Wade 2.0 “Code Red” (photo. Li-Ning)

With the NBA Playoffs fast approaching, every NBA star is gearing up for the spotlight. Dwyane Wade, no stranger to pushing his limits on and off the floor, is doing just that with his latest release from Li-Ning. The “Code Red” Way of Wade 2.0 features Mocco leather, a carbon fiber shank for stability and a customizable TPU lacing system. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:00 am

Amar’e Stoudemire May Play In Jerusalem After Knicks Contract Ends

Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar’e Stoudemire (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Amar’e Stoudemire‘s 5-year, $100 million contract will be off the books at the end of the 2014-15 season — though he has an early termination option he’s unlikely to use. After receiving close to $23 million next season, the injury-ravaged forward might not re-sign in the NBA, but join his Israeli team (he’s part-owner) to finish out his career overseas, reports the New York Post. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Twitter / Apr 15, 2014 / 10:00 am

Grizzlies Clinch Final Playoff Spot; NBA Twitter Mourns Suns Loss

Goran Dragic

Goran Dragic (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

The Suns, after gaining the lead in the fourth quarter last night, eventually fell to the Grizzlies, 97-91, for the fourth time this season, eliminating them from playoff contention and bringing to a close one of the more remarkable runs in NBA history. Before the season, everyone (and we do mean everyone) thought Phoenix was headed for one of the worst records in the league as they competed for the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. Instead, they’re everybody’s favorite League Pass team, and who should have made the playoffs in a more perfect world. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 15, 2014 / 12:04 am

Video: Andre Miller’s Perfect Full-Court Pass

Andre Miller, Udonis Haslem

Andre Miller, Udonis Haslem (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

The Wizards took advantage of coach Erik Spoelstra resting LeBron James and Chris Bosh and the Wizards walked away with a 114-93 win Monday night, still secure in their 6-seed. One play stood out in the second quarter: Andre Miller used his Spidey-sense to recognize that Bradley Beal was taking off in transition immediately after the Heat shot the ball. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 14, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Report: Damian Lillard’s adidas Extension Said To Approach $100 Million

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas)

The meteroic rise of Damian Lillard continued on Monday when adidas announced a “long-term partnership extension,” following weeks of speculation after it was revealed he was able to opt out of his deal to become a sneaker free agent when he reached certain incentives in his initial contract. The eight-year extension, with options and incentives that could push it to 10 years, features figures — while not released publicly — that are said to dwarf everyone but LeBron James’ Nike deal and Derrick Rose‘s own deal with adidas. Read More »

NBA / Apr 14, 2014 / 10:26 pm

Chris Douglas-Roberts Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

Chris Douglas-Roberts

Chris Douglas-Roberts (Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports)

In a game between the last two teams to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, it came down to a final shot and the final half second. Sweet Lou Williams tied the back-and-forth battle, 93-all, with two seconds remaining in regulation and many in Atlanta prepared for OT. With 27 points and 15 rebounds, the grimacing visage of Al Jefferson would be the popular choice to take the final look for the Bobcats, if he could get the ball in time. Instead, it was\ Chris Douglas-Roberts, who got the ball when the ball was passed in. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

NBA / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:15 pm

5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffs

Wesley Matthews, James Harden

Wesley Matthews, James Harden (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)

We’re still recovering from a fever dream we had after peeking at a hypothetical Conference-free playoff structure for the playoffs this year. But even with the Conference separation in place, there are plenty of questions as we come up on the final three nights of NBA action during the 2013-14 regular season. The Suns and Grizzlies are battling to get the final spot in a tough Western Conference, and they play tonight. The Heat and Pacers still haven’t settled who will have home-court if they — like most predict — meet in the Eastern Conference Finals. Let’s give the lowdown on the top five playoff races coming up on the end of the regular-season. Read More »