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GIFs, Latest News / Dec 7, 2014 / 1:00 pm

GIF: Blake Griffin Gets Pantsed By Austin Rivers

Ryan Anderson, Blake Griffin

Where did second-year New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers learn this wily veteran’s trick? Look no further than his player-turned-coach father, Doc Rivers. What the Los Angeles Clippers’ coach surely didn’t know is that his son would utilize it against his own team. As Chris Paul uses a Blake Griffin ball-screen, watch Griffin lose his pants due to a grab from Rivers. Read More »

NBA / Sep 6, 2014 / 1:00 pm

New Orleans’ Austin Rivers: “This Is My Year”

Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers hasn’t lived up to the massive hype that accompanied his high school recruitment. After a solid but unremarkable freshman season at Duke, Rivers entered the NBA Draft and was chosen tenth overall by the New Orleans Hornets – a development that immediately sparked cries of nepotism given his pre-draft status coupled with the relationship coach Monty Williams has with Rivers’ father, Doc. Rivers’ disastrous rookie season certainly didn’t help matters, and his improved but still poor sophomore campaign rendered Rivers’ place in New Orleans’ future uncertain. Read More »

College / Feb 12, 2014 / 4:30 pm

5 Of The Most Iconic Moments In Duke/UNC History

Austin Rivers

Duke will travel down the road to Chapel Hill tonight to take on North Carolina in an epic rivalry game at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. This is perhaps the greatest rivalry in sports–along with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The schools are separated by only eight miles but you can tell both of these colleges really hate each other. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The 20 Biggest Wastes Of Talent In The NBA

Hasheem Thabeet

Every name in this list had the potential to be stars in the NBA but have yet to — or will never — reach it. The list includes players drafted high that were expected to develop into quality professionals and have failed to do so. Most of these players have showed signs of success at times but have not lived up to expectations so far in their career, whether it’s injuries that are the culprits, or perhaps a messy attitude. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 2:00 am

Video: James Harden Abuses Austin Rivers Before Game-Winning Jumper

James Harden

Before the Anthony Bennett little shop of horrors this season, Austin Rivers experienced perhaps the worst rookie season in NBA history last year. This season has been better — though not great. But when Rivers switched onto James Harden inside the last minute with the scored tied at 100 Wednesday night, the Beard showed him he still has a long way to go in the Association. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 13, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 5 Most Disappointing Lottery Picks From The 2012 NBA Draft

Thomas Robinson

Every year before the NBA Draft, through countless hours of analyzing, GMs are ultimately left guessing which player would be best for his organization. The most common words or phrases thrown around are “potential” and “high ceiling.” There are players who had better college careers than others, but because of a lack of athleticism, they get overlooked. There are indicators that help in evaluating players, but it is rare to be certain of a strong NBA player until he steps foot on an NBA court. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 12:15 am

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 New Orleans Pelicans

Anthony Davis

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Pelicans team that’s banking on Anthony Davis leading them to the playoffs. Read More »

High School, Video / Oct 7, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Video: The Nastiest Collection Of Ankle-Breaking Crossovers You’ll Ever See

Jordan McLaughlin

Aquille Carr. Marcus Lovett, Jr. Jamal Crawford. Austin Rivers. They’re all here on Ballislife’s Ankle Breakers Vol. 2, over four minutes of straight ruthlessness. These highlights are a product of multiple years of filming, as you’ll find footage from just about every level of basketball. It all ends with a move that was so sick it actually did “hurt” somebody. Read More »

College / Oct 3, 2013 / 4:00 pm

The 20 Best College Basketball Crossovers

Trey Burke

The crossover is such a beautiful thing, especially on the college level. From the shake to simply breaking down your defender, crossovers on the college level tend to get the whole arena involved with the usual ohhs and ahhs as familiar soundtracks. As the college basketball season approaches, here is a look at the top 20 crossovers over the past years that deserve your attention… while defenders on the opposite end of these crossovers needed the attention of the team trainers. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2013 / 12:00 pm

10 NBA Players Who Disappointed Last Year (And What They Can Do To Fix It This Year)

Joe Johnson

I like to think I live a pretty simple life. There are very few things that upset me. But there are certain moments where I am left to question what the future holds. Maybe you had a Lana Del Ray-inspired summer heartbreak that no amount of Drake‘s Take Care spins could fix. Read More »