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GIFs, NBA / Oct 17, 2014 / 10:15 am

GIF: Tyreke Evans & Anthony Davis Dunk All Over OKC

Tyreke Evans, Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday

We really like the Pelicans in the preseason. The addition of Omer Asik could go a long way to shoring up their defense and Anthony Davis, at 28-to-1 odds, is a really good bet for MVP. Plus, Jrue Holiday is back and healthy (he actually dunked on us this summer, so we should know). The Pellies were in a groove last night and destroyed a Durant- and Westbrook-less Thunder team, 120-86. Tyreke Evans and the Brow punctuated the blowout with some righteous rim-rattlers, too. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The Three Best “Bets” To Win The 2015 NBA MVP, Where LeBron Is Heavily Favored

Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin

Last season Kevin Durant prevented LeBron James from winning this third straight MVP award. The Spurs prevented ‘Bron from taking home his third straight NBA championship. This season, James is the overwhelming favorite to win MVP (5/6), and the Cavs are the favorites to win the title (5/2). But who is the best bet to win the MVP award based off the odds? We got you covered. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 15, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Anthony Davis Dominate The Dwight Howard-Less Rockets

Kostas Papanikolaou, Anthony Davis, Joey Dorsey

Kostas Papanikolaou, Anthony Davis, Joey Dorsey (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

At one point during Anthony Davis‘ dominating performance during the Pelicans’ 117-98 win over a Rockets team missing James Harden and Dwight Howard, Pellies’ analyst David Wesley asked the question, “Man, how do you guard him?” It’s a question without many — or any — answers as Ant prepares to enter his third professional campaign in the bayou. Read More »

NBA / Oct 9, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Who Would You Choose To Start A Franchise? League GMs Want LeBron, KD

LeBron James, Kevin Durant

Were you expecting anything different? In a poll of NBA general managers conducted by USA TODAY Sports, a vast majority of respondents answered LeBron James or Kevin Durant when asked what player they would choose to start a franchise. Nine votes separated the most recent MVP winners, and only two other players received consideration from league decision-makers. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 18, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Monty Williams: “People Don’t Know How Hard Harden Works”

James Harden

The legend of post-practice one-on-one games between Kevin Durant, Paul George, and James Harden in the early stages of Team USA training camp is well-known. Long, intense, and highly competitive, these battles featuring three of the league’s brightest young stars goes to show just how much time and effort NBA players spend on their craft. Unbeknownst to most but apparently commonplace, though, is that Harden was getting in extra work before training camp practices, too. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Anthony Davis Is Thrilled At Omer Asik’s Stated Desire To Just Defend, Rebound

Anthony Davis, Omer Asik

There was some debate in 2012 as to whether or not Anthony Davis the draft prospect could play both spots in the frontcourt. Rail thin and mostly subsisting on offense at the rim in his lone season at Kentucky, the uninitiated feared that Davis – a blue-chip prospect regardless – was too lithe to be a center and not skilled enough to be a power forward. But those concerns were always unfounded, and Davis has rendered them completely irrelevant two years later after bulking up to nearly 240 pounds and showing rare range and driving ability for a player of his length. Read More »

Video / Sep 17, 2014 / 8:00 pm

James Harden, Anthony Davis Star With “Beard Guru” In Amusing New Video

The Beard Guru (photo. NBA 2K YouTube)

The Beard Guru (photo. NBA 2K YouTube)

We can’t decide if this video provided by NBA 2K15 featuring James Harden, the “Beard Guru,” and Anthony Davis is hilarious or unsettling. Either way, it’s surprisingly entertaining. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 8:45 am

Yet Another Reason Anthony Davis Is Incredible

Anthony Davis

Although Kenneth Faried and Tournament MVP Kyrie Irving made the FIBA World Cup All-Tournament team, Anthony Davis didn’t make the squad — a robbery, if there ever was one. Still, with a NCAA Championship an Olympic gold (2012 in London) and now a world championship, The Brow is on the precipice of making history. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Projecting The Top-20 Rated Players In NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15

With the release of basketball gaming king NBA 2K15 less than a month away, we project the ratings for the game’s top-20 players. Note that these rankings were gleaned from considering the final player ratings of 2K14 and simple player analysis, factoring in progression and regression. No exclusive knowledge nor personal bias was used in compiling them, either. Our projected rating follows the player’s name, with the difference between his final rating in last year’s game and our projection noted in parentheses. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 10, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Faried: Notion That USA Will Struggle Versus Size Is “Massively Disrespectful”

Kenneth Faried

After intended frontcourt stalwarts Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, and LaMarcus Aldridge opted against playing for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, the Americans’ biggest strength became its litany of super-talented guards. Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry, Derrick Rose, and James Harden are all franchise cornerstones when healthy, capable of directing and creating offense like only a select few players in the world. Read More »