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Latest News, Twitter / Aug 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

Embiid Predicts Future MVP Rankings; Puts Himself First

Joel Embiid

Philadelphia 76ers rookie and social media sensation Joel Embiid has mostly kept his Twitter game to romance this summer. With the 2014-2015 season fast approaching, though, it was only a matter of time until his subject matter switched to hoops. And if this latest tweet is any indication, we’ll glean as much entertainment from Embiid’s talk about basketball as we have his advice on relationships. Read More »

Smack / Aug 19, 2014 / 10:15 am

James Harden Believes He’s The Best Player Alive Today

James Harden, LeBron James

During USA Basketball tryouts, James Harden has gotten a chance to compete against the best players in the world. All apologies to Europe and Asia, but the NBA is the toughest league in the world, so it makes sense when ESPN’s Scoop Jackson asked Harden who the best player in the world was right now and Harden answered clearly, “Myself,” as a million basketball fanboys scream bloody murder. Read More »

Video / Aug 18, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Watch New Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Get Psyched At Team Rally

Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer (photo. Jovan Buha Instagram)

We’re all extremely excited about Steve Ballmer replacing the despicable Donald Sterling as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. After this video of Ballmer getting psyched at the Clippers Fan Festival surfaced, though, it’s safe to say no one is more thrilled at the change in ownership than he is. Read More »

Smack / Aug 18, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Morris Twins Want To Continue Playing Together For Rest Of Careers

Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris

Prior to last season, the NBA livelihoods of Phoenix Suns forwards and twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris were relatively tenuous. Despite their status as lottery picks in the 2011 draft, neither Morris had done much to distinguish himself during the first two years of their careers. Marcus was traded to Phoenix by the Houston Rockets midway through his second season, while Markieff emerged as one of the most inefficient post players in the league over that same timeframe. But like the fortunes of their team on the whole, that of the Morris brothers drastically changed for the better in 2013-2014. And unsurprisingly, they’re looking to capitalize on those wholesale improvements by playing with one another for the rest of their careers. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Limited Edition Under Armour ClutchFit Drive Colorways Going On Sale

Under Armour ClutchFit Drive "USA" Home PE

He’s Golden State’s star guard and a big piece for USA Basketball this summer, but Stephen Curry first wore the Under Armour ClutchFit Drive kicks this past NBA postseason and has continued as he prepares for the FIBA World Cup in Spain next month. Now, a limited number of his “USA” colorways Home and Away are going on sale tomorrow, so you can own a pair of the same Under Armour performance kicks Steph’s rocking. Read More »

Video / Aug 18, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Watch Kirpatrick McCauley Ring Bell At Top Of Backboard In Venice Beach

Kilpatrick McCauley

Kilpatrick McCauley (photo. Dunkademics)

Earl “The Goat” Manigault and David “Skywalker” Thompson are the hoopers most notorious for being able to touch the top of the backboard. Both legends could supposedly “make change” by grabbing coins from 13-feet above the court, a surreal accomplishment that – to public knowledge, at least – no current NBA players can duplicate. It’s pretty surprising, then, how easy street-baller Kirpatrick McCauley made it look recently at Venice Beach. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Aug 18, 2014 / 2:30 pm

We Got Next: Portland Trail Blazers Submit Bid to Host Future All-Star Game

LaMarcus Aldridge

The Portland Trail Blazers have never hosted All-Star Weekend. In fact, they’re one of only a handful of current NBA cities yet to host the annual event. That’s a shame because, as any frothy-mouthed local will tell you, Rip City offers so many unique experiences that they’re almost impossible to catalogue.

Undaunted by that near-Himalayan task, that’s precisely what we’ll aim to accomplish here. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 18, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Performs ALS Challenge By Submerging Entire Body In Cold Tub

Kobe Bryant (photo. Instagram)

This is how Michael Jordan would perform the ALS Challenge, LeBron. Not by getting probably tepid water – we don’t see any ice here! – poured on him by two seemingly random people on a yacht in the Mediterranean. Read More »

NBA / Aug 18, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Kawhi Leonard Is Too Busy Working Out To Celebrate With Championship Trophy

Kawhi Leonard

Until the 2014 NBA Finals, casual NBA fans likely knew the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard as much for his almost pathologically measured personality as his rare and developing two-way, on-court influence. Winning Finals MVP changed that, of course, thrusting Leonard from local and niche favorite to nationwide star. Such a rapid ascent to the spotlight would change most 23 year-olds, but not Leonard. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Aug 18, 2014 / 1:00 pm

LeBron’s Agent Contacted Cavs Right After 2010 Decision

LeBron James

Rich Paul, agent and close friend of LeBron James, said in a recent interview he apologized to the Cavaliers organization immediately after The Decision aired on ESPN in the summer of 2010. Read More »