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NBA / Jan 30, 2015 / 8:15 pm

Video: Steve Blake Goes Glass For One-Footed Corner 3 At 1Q Buzzer

Steve Blake

Is this what it will take to break the Atlanta Hawks’ 17-game winning streak? Watch Portland Trail Blazers reserve Steve Blake beat the first quarter buzzer by banking-in a corner three-pointer – off one foot! – in his team’s game against the Eastern Conference leaders. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 30, 2015 / 7:45 pm

Video: Nerlens Noel Leads Break, Throws Lefty Lob To Jakarr Sampson For Dunk

Nerlens Noel

The gift and curse of first-year players is that their evolution is fluid. We’ve only hopeful ideas of what rookies will eventually become, and giving them the chance to do so always means growing pains. But it often means pleasant surprises, too, like when Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel leads the break and throws a lefty lob to Jakarr Sampson for a dunk. Read More »

Smack / Jan 30, 2015 / 5:30 pm

Kevin Love Calls T-Wolves Promo Video “Hilarious”; Expects “Boos” In Return

Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins

On Saturday the Cavs will take on the Timberwolves in Kevin Love‘s first time back at the Target Center in Minnesota since his headline-grabbing trade to Cleveland over the summer. It’s been a rocky start in the new city, Love wasn’t selected as an All-Star this year, but he tells the Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Chris Haynes he was amused by Minney’s promotional video fake out even though he thinks it’ll “probably be more [booing] than a mix of cheers” when he’s announced before Saturday’s night’s game. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 30, 2015 / 4:45 pm

Derrick Rose’s Favorite Highlight? His Mind-Bending Poster On Joel Anthony

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. NBA)

Even if Derrick Rose is forever unable to regain his MVP-winning form, at least we’ll have hordes of video documentation by which to remember it. In what he considers the best highlight of his career, watch the Chicago Bulls superstar split a trap and glide around Joel Anthony for a mind-bending poster dunk during a 2011 game against the Miami Heat. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Jan 30, 2015 / 3:30 pm

Damian Lillard Vows To Make Doubters Pay In (Deleted) Instagram Post

Damian Lillard

We considered simply updating our previous post on Damian Lillard’s reaction to being omitted from the All-Star team with his recent Instagram diatribe. But a message like this one deserves to stand on its own. In a measured, fiery rant ‘thanking’ the powers that be for his All-Star slight, Lillard promises to make doubters pay – the way he always has on his path to basketball greatness. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 30, 2015 / 2:15 pm

League Names DeMarcus Cousins As All-Star Replacement For Kobe

DeMarcus Cousins, Kobe Bryant

A lone positive gleaned from Kobe Bryant’s season-ending injury: a far more worthy candidate has taken his place in the All-Star Game. Less than a day after DeMarcus Cousins was left off the Western Conference roster by the league’s coaches, commissioner Adam Silver named the Sacramento Kings big man as Bryant’s All-Star replacement. Read More »

instagram, Smack, Twitter / Jan 30, 2015 / 1:30 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Calls Out Fox Sports Writer Who Predicted He’d Get Arrested

Clay Travis Tweet, DeMarcus Cousins

We were all set to write about the comeuppance of Fox Sports’ Clay Travis…until we saw some of the messages he’s been retweeting. Five years ago, to the day, Travis sent a tweet out predicting that DeMarcus Cousins would get arrested in five year’s time. He finished the prediction up by saying, it’s “set in stone.” Cousins reminded Travis of his tweet today, and Clay handled it well. Then the Twittersphere’s dark underbelly decided to rear it’s ugly head and now we just feel sorry for humanity. Read More »

Smack / Jan 30, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Damian Lillard Says He’s “Pissed Off,” “Disrespected” After All-Star Snub

Damian Lillard

No player in the league uses disappointment as fuel more effectively than Damian Lillard. And after not being selected by the league’s coaches as a Western Conference All-Star, it’s safe to say we know at whom his coming wrath will be directed. Lillard told reporters he is “pissed off” and “feel[s] disrespected” by the snub, which he’ll simply use as more motivation for continuing to improve. Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2015 / 1:00 pm

Kobe Bryant On Returning For Lakers Training Camp: “That’s The Plan”

Kobe Bryant

This isn’t surprising, but that doesn’t mean it’s not extremely heartening for basketball fans across the globe. Asked if he would return to play the 2015-2016 season after completing rehabilitation to repair a torn rotator cuff, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant said, “That’s the plan.” Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Channing Frye’s Bare Box Score Against The Bucks Was A Historic Moment

Channing Frye

If Channing Frye hadn’t attempted a three-pointer midway through the first quarter last night in Orlando’s 100-115 loss to the Bucks, he would have played over 15 minutes without a shot, a point, a free throw, an assist, a rebound, a block, a turnover, a personal foul, or any indication in the box score he had even been on the court. This is even more unusual then it first sounds, and the coincidences become even more odd the more we looked at historical box scores. In essence, it’s never been done before, except one player who came pretty close, and the serendipity of that player is astounding. Read More »