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Latest News / Nov 16, 2014 / 12:15 pm

The Cavaliers Set An NBA Record For Three-Pointers Last Night (Video)

LeBron James

The Cavs hit nine in a row to start their game against visiting Atlanta last night. They ended up hitting 11 in a row and 13-for-17 in the first half of their 127-94 cakewalk at home. LeBron James had three of them, Kevin Love and Joe Harris had two apiece with Shawn Marion and Dion Waiter each hitting one. They’re the first team in NBA history to go 9 for 9 or better from deep in a quarter, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Read More »

NBA / Nov 7, 2014 / 9:00 pm

GIF: Block Of The Season? Cody Zeller Rises To Reject Jeff Teague With Two Hands

Cody Zeller

Cody Zeller doesn’t exactly protect the rim like Alonzo Mourning used to for the Charlotte Hornets, but that hardly means he’s a traffic cone. Not only is the sophomore big man 6-11, but he’s a remarkably explosive leaper from a stand-still – according to DraftExpress, he’s the only prospect 6-10 or taller to ever record a no-step vertical leap of more than 35 inches at the pre-draft combine. Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague learned that the hard way tonight when he turned the corner around a ball-screen and exploded for a dunk attempt, only to have Zeller throw the ball right back at him with a towering, two-handed block. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 19, 2014 / 5:30 pm

GIF: Andre Drummond Twice Rejects Al Horford

Andre Drummond, Jeff Teague

Andre Drummond brought the ruckus yesterday against in Atlanta. He had 19 points and 17 rebounds in 38 minutes of action as the Pistons won 104-100. With Al Horford making his return to the court from a pectoral tear, Dre decided to re-introduced himself by way of a pair of rejections. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 17, 2014 / 8:30 am

Watch Jimmy Butler Hit A Game-Winning Three-Pointer

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler (Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports)

Chicago Bulls analyst Stacey King compared Jimmy Butler to Michael Jordan last night, and that came before Butler’s game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer to give the Bulls an 83-82 preseason win over the Hawks. You read that right, a former teammate of the GOAT compared Butler to MJ during a preseason game. This is the world we inhabit in the year 2014. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”

Kevin Love, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

Now that Kevin Love has joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, NBA fans can rest easy that this season will not pass by (in fact, the real worry might be how many minutes can pass by) without hearing the words “The Big Three.” Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 25, 2014 / 10:30 am

Tim Duncan Defends Hawks GM, Danny Ferry, Saying “He’s Not A Racist”

Tim Duncan, Kids Draven & Sydney

When current embattled Hawks GM Danny Ferry — who is facing a lot of calls to end his tenure with Atlanta after his comments about Luol Deng joined the Spurs as the VP of basketball operations in 2010. Ferry had played the last three seasons of his career San Antonio and it was his interim home before he took over his current Hawks role in 2012. Consequently, former teammate Tim Duncan defended Ferry in a radio interview with The Hardline 1250 am on Wednesday, telling listeners, “he’s not a racist.” Read More »

Latest News / Sep 23, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Pelicans Release Red Alternate Uniforms To Be Worn This Season

Anthony Davis

It’s alternate jersey day in the NBA! After the Dallas Mavericks released a smashing new look that will debut in 2015-2016, the New Orleans tried to outdo their Southwest Division foes by unveiling never before seen uniforms of their own. Read More »

Smack / Sep 13, 2014 / 3:03 pm

‘Melo Says No One Will Want To Play For Hawks After Ferry’s Deng Comments

Carmelo Anthony

We’ve alluded to this problem before even as the Hawks continue to keep GM Danny Ferry in his leadership position after his inappropriate comments about Luol Deng came to light. Now Carmelo Anthony tells ESPN New York’s Ian Begley the controversy means there aren’t likely to be many free agents who want to sign with Atlanta, yet another sign Ferry should make his indefinite leave of absence permanent. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 12, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Report: Ferry’s “African” Deng Comment Came From Cavs Front Office Report

Luol Deng, Kyle Korver

Embattled Hawks GM Danny Ferry has maintained all along that he was merely a conduit when he read aloud a racist scouting report about Luol Deng for Hawks minority owners, including one, Michael Gearon Jr., who wanted him gone. The line, “he’s got a little African in him,” was purportedly found in a report from the Cavaliers’ front office, but Ferry still ad-libbed a lot of his bigoted polemic. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 12, 2014 / 11:45 am

Billy King and David Aldridge Defend Danny Ferry; Say He’s No Racist

Billy King

As the situation with Danny Ferry continues to play out, other people in basketball circles have begun expressing their views on Ferry’s character based on their personal interactions with him. This week, Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King and NBA columnist David Aldridge shared their opinions. Read More »