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FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 21, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Rose Says DNP In Team USA Exhibition Was Result Of “Body Fatigue”

Derrick Rose

Breathe easy, Chicago Bulls fans. Derrick Rose says he’s fine. After sitting out Team USA’s exhibition against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, Rose told reporters he was resting due to “body fatigue” as opposed to lingering pains in his surgically repaired knees. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Aug 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

GIF: Greek Freak’s Two-Dribble Coast-To-Coast Jam

Giannis Antetoekounmpo,  (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

There aren’t many humans alive who combine Bucks second-year guard/forward hybrid Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s still-blossoming size and skill. The 6-11 and counting 19-year-old helped home country Greece beat regional rival Turkey, 71-56, in Athens and unleashed one steal and coast-to-coast jam that serves as yet another harbinger of his evolving stardom. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 21, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Wear-Test: Going Home Again In The Air Jordan XX9

Air Jordan XX9

As time passes, many of the things we enjoyed when we were younger fall by the wayside, replaced by a combination of new favorite pastimes and newfound responsibilities. This, of course, is simply the natural order of things.

That said, so long as you don’t dwell on it too long, an occasional dose of nostalgia isn’t such a bad thing, simultaneously reminding us of good times and demonstrating to us how far we’ve come. Air Jordan retros are a perfect example: When you strap on a pair that you had as a kid, it has the ability to bring you back to a simpler time when you would swear a new pair of sneakers made you run faster and jump higher than before. Read More »

NBA / Aug 21, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Anthony Bennett May Not Be Traded To Philadelphia

Anthony Bennett

In two days, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves will be able to make the Kevin Love deal official. As part of the package going to the ‘Wolves, it was reported that Anthony Bennett would be traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Thaddeus Young. However, reports are now suggesting he might stay put. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 21, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Team USA Dominates Dominican Republic In World Cup Tune-Up

Kyrie Irving

NEW YORK — It was never much of a game. Team USA trounced the Dominican Republic from the opening tip in a 105-62 win at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Aug 21, 2014 / 10:30 am

GIF: Kyrie Irving’s Pretty Crossover In Team USA Win

Kyrie Irving, Juan Coronado

USA Basketball faced off against the Dominican Republic last night at Madison Square Garden. The big news was the late scratch of Derrick Rose, amid rumbles about sore knees — the same knees Rose had major surgeries performed on. But Kyrie Irving, the ostensible USA sixth man, started in his place and showed off why the Cavs signed him to a max deal to star alongside LeBron in Cleveland. Read More »

Twitter / Aug 21, 2014 / 9:45 am

Brandon Jennings Took A Deep Dive Into The Kobe Versus Jordan Debate

Kobe Bryant

The Kobe Bryant versus Michael Jordan debate will exist as long as we all have a platform to argue over the topic. Jordan has six rings, Kobe has five. Jordan never lost in six NBA Finals appearances, Kobe has lost twice on the biggest stage. You get the idea. On Tuesday night, Brandon Jennings took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the longest-running bar argument in NBA history. Read More »

FIBA World Cup / Aug 20, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Video: This Awesome Sequence Is USA Basketball In A Nutshell

James Harden

The names change for USA Basketball under Mike Krzyzewski, but the style certainly doesn’t. Athleticism, aggression, and overall speed rule the day for all of Coach K’s American teams, as perfectly evidenced by this awesome two-way sequence from Team USA in their exhibition against the Dominican Republic on Saturday night. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 20, 2014 / 10:26 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Informed Nike Under Armour Offered $265-285 Million

"Team Orange" Nike KD VI

After reports surfaced Under Armour had made Kevin Durant a grand-daddy offer of $325 million spread out over a decade, a report from Darren Rovell at ESPN today lowers that figure, but not so much as to fall under a quarter of a million dollars. Durant’s reps at Roc Nation, by letting Nike know the extent of UA’s offer — alleged to be between $265 and $285 million spread out over 10 years — allows them their contracturally obligated right to match the deal, Rovell adds. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Aug 20, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Faried Finishes Off-Glass Alley-Oop From Harden In Team USA Exhibition

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried (photo. battlesnba Instagram)

Apparently normal alley-oops are just too easy for Kenneth Faried and James Harden. Early in Team USA’s 105-62 drubbing of the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden tonight, the two paired up for an off-glass lob that set the tone for a game full of highlights. Read More »