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NBA / Oct 29, 2014 / 5:00 pm

This “Relentless” Clippers Video Will Get You Jacked For The 2014-15 Season

Steve Ballmer, Clippers Fans

We’ve always been suckers for a good hype video. This year’s Clippers team has a new owner, a coach and GM under a new long-term deal, and they’re dreaming of a Larry O’Brien trophy in their not-too-distant future. After suffering the ignominy of working for Donald Sterling, and after the painful, drawn-out process leading to his decades-late exit, a supercharged former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, is now sitting at the top of the Clippers’ hierarchy. Their new ad compaign launching tonight, like their new owner, should enliven even the most detached NBA fans. Read More »

Video / Oct 29, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Learn How Steph Curry Developed “The Perfect Shot” In Inspirational Video

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (photo. Muscle Milk YouTube)

It’s easy to believe that a shooter of Steph Curry’s remarkable ability and rare genealogy has been splashing jumpers with ease since he picked up a basketball. Amazing as it sounds, though, that’s simply not the case. In this inspirational new video from Muscle Milk, the Golden State Warriors superstar explains how he developed “the perfect shot” after re-making his stroke as a high schooler. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Deron Williams: “Everybody’s Pretty Much Written Me Off”

Deron Williams

Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams has been a shell of his former self since getting dealt from Utah to NJ/Brooklyn towards the end of the 2010-11 season. But he feels “a lot more confident” coming into the 2014-15 season and his teammates back up his positive self-assessment. Read More »

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 »