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Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 1:00 pm

ESPN is Hypocritical for Suspending Bill Simmons Over Goodell Comments

DeMarcus Cousins, Bill Simmons

“Don’t get fired.”

That’s the mantra over at Grantland when Jalen Rose and David Jacoby weigh in on a controversial topic during one of their wide-ranging and always-entertaining podcasts.

More than just pithy words of wisdom, the saying eventually began to feel like a thin blue line someone would inevitably cross if they got on the air and talked long enough about various hot-button issues. Nobody thought that someone would be Grantland Editor-in-Chief himself Bill Simmons. But that’s precisely what happened Monday during his podcast, The B.S. Report, when he went on a profanity-laced tirade about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of the recent Ray Rice domestic violence scandal, during which a surveillance video of Rice brutally punching his then-fiancée and knocking her unconscious in a hotel elevator surfaced and subsequently went viral. Read More »

Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Lance On Jordan Practicing With Hornets: “I’m Going To Try To Get Up In Him”

Lance Stephenson

Michael Jordan is owner of the Charlotte Hornets. He’s also a six-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, and considered by most to be the greatest basketball player of all-time. Jordan hasn’t been shy to practice with his team in the past, and reports from those closed-door sessions are always and predictably glowing: “MJ took Michael Kidd-Gilchist to school!” is a rough approximation of a common refrain. Offseason addition Lance Stephenson, though, plans to put Jordan’s practice success to the test this season. Read More »

NBA / Sep 29, 2014 / 12:15 pm

LeBron James’ New Hairline Is Already Gone

LeBron James

Remember when LeBron James debuted a fabulous new hairline? That was just two weeks ago, but a lack of time hasn’t stopped his old, retreating hairline from returning in the interim. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 29, 2014 / 11:45 am

Markieff & Marcus Morris Sign Separate Four-Year Extensions With Suns

Markieff & Marcus Morris

Not only are the Morris Twins are getting their wish, but it’s coming sooner than most anticipated. After maintaining all off-season that they’d do most everything possible to continue playing together in the future with restricted free agency looming next summer, Markieff and Marcus Morris signed separate four-year contract extensions with the Phoenix Suns. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 29, 2014 / 11:30 am

adidas & John Wall Unveil The J Wall 1 Signature Shoes & Collection

John Wall, J Wall 1, Hero Athlete apparel

Today, adidas unveils the J Wall 1 signature basketball shoe and apparel collection for all-star Wizards point guard John Wall. It’s the first in a line of signature products for the former Kentucky standout featuring his own logo and individualized kick. The apparel collection is available starting Oct. 1 with the J Wall 1 sneaker releasing October 31. Read More »

instagram / Sep 29, 2014 / 10:30 am

Boris Diaw’s Perfect Response To Gregg Popovich’s Weight Crack

Gregg Popovich, Boris Diaw

It was in good fun when Gregg Popovich joked that his Spurs were wagering on forward Boris Diaw‘s weight before training camp opens this week. Diaw signed an extension and his anodyne girth provides a potency in a range of roles with the Spurs. Still, Diaw’s response on Instagram was classic. Read More »

Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 10:00 am

Video: Jeremy Lin Pokes Fun at Chris Paul, Richard Sherman & More In Ad Spoof

Jeremy Lin

It’s summer time and training camps just started opening for team’s this past weekend. That means new Laker Jeremy Lin had plenty of time to film a funny set of parody ads, lampooning Chris Paul and Cliff Paul‘s famous State Farm ads, Richard Sherman‘s Beats by DRE spots, “The Most Interesting Man in the World” series for Dos Equis and more. Read More »

Smack / Sep 28, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Deron Williams Responds To Kobe Bryant’s “I’d Rather Go 0-30 Than 0-9″ Critique

Deron Williams, Kobe Bryant

Remember Kobe Bryant’s typically laughable opinion that he’d rather shoot 0-for-30 from the field than 0-for-9? Deron Williams, the player whose performance sparked the hot-button assertion, finally responded to Kobe’s critique. And unsurprisingly, he’s standing behind his far more logical take. Read More »

Smack / Sep 28, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Danny Granger Says LeBron Leaving Heat “Isn’t A Terrible Thing For Me”

Danny Granger

Less than three years ago, Danny Granger was the face of an up-and-coming Indiana Pacers squad that seemed poised to challenge LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference for many years to come. But injuries halted Granger’s influence on the Pacers, and he mostly watched from the bench as Indiana realized its destiny as a game yet inevitably doomed challenger to the Heat over the next two years. And despite his diminishing on-court value and trade from the Pacers midway through last season, surely no one saw Granger signing with Miami this summer – especially if James wasn’t wearing red and black. But with his new and wholly surprising NBA circumstance finally underway, the former All-Star maintains that LeBron’s absence actually stands to benefit his career. Read More »

NBA / Sep 28, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Paul Pierce Is Representing The Celtics At Derek Jeter’s Final Game In Boston

Paul Pierce

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter’s farewell tour is of almost no interest to us. Kudos to Jeter on a fantastic career apparently performed with utmost class, and he deserves congratulations for writing such a storybook ending to his time wearing pinstripes earlier this week, too. But basketball is our game – we’d much rather wax nostalgic about the imminent NBA twilight of Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett than talk the Yankees captain. Except for now, that is. Jeter is playing his final game at Boston’s Fenway Park today, and Paul Pierce – who, you may remember, now plays for the Washington Wizards – is there to represent the Celtics. Read More »