TAG: Blake Griffin

NBA / Sep 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Blake Griffin Says LeBron “Was Osama bin Laden” To Cavs Fans Before Return

Blake Griffin, LeBron James

LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has received near-consensus support. The only group showering James with more praise than fans for his decision are his playing peers in the NBA, a trend that continued recently when Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin offered his take on The King’s free agency choice. Explaining why he’s so impressed by James going back home, Griffin notes Clevelanders’ extremely hateful reaction to LeBron’s initial departure from the Cavs in 2010. Read More »

Video / Sep 17, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Here’s Blake Griffin Actually Performing Poetry Live On Stage

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Jill Painter Lopez Twitter)

Blake Griffin’s comedic chops are well-known, and his reputation as basketball’s premier commercial actor was cemented earlier this week when he partnered with VIZIO for #SlamDunkPoetry. But those videos, obviously, were heavily edited and put together over shoots that were likely hours long. Standing in front of a live audience and actually reciting those poems in one take is a different animal – for most people. Unsurprisingly, though, Griffin’s delivery of “An Exploration of Self” and “Metamorphosis” at LA’s Laugh Factory last night equaled and perhaps outdid his rendition in the initial video. Read More »

Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Blake Griffin Recites #SlamDunkPoetry In Three Hilarious, Emotional Videos

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. VIZIO YouTube)

Blake Griffin is the world’s best hoops slammer. And on the stage under the lights, he does grammar with even more glamour.

With that out of the way, watch the Los Angeles Clippers superstar take on poetry in these hilarious videos courtesy of VIZIO. 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 »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 29, 2014 / 8:00 pm

The 2014 Jordan Brand Holiday Preview Explores The Past, Present & Future

Jordan Brand Holiday Preview

Much like waiting on a great meal can almost be better than actually eating it, sneaker aficionados thrive on anticipation. As such, the Jordan Brand Holiday Preview has become a week to circle on the calendar, serving to whet our appetites for what lies in store for the winter. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 6, 2014 / 11:15 am

Blake Griffin: “My Back Is Not Fractured, I’ll Be Fine”

Blake Griffin

There’s been some mystery surrounding Blake Griffin this summer. First, he withdrew from the 2014 FIBA World Cup, citing the need to rest and prepare for the upcoming season. Then, it was revealed Griffin had suffered a small back fracture, which was reported after photos came out of him doing backflips into the Adriatic Sea. This week, Griffin clarified his injury status. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 10:15 am

Blake Griffin’s Small Back Fracture Reveal Comes After Back-Flipping Into Sea

Blake Griffin, Serge Ibaka

Blake Griffin‘s status for Team USA before the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain this summer is already known: he won’t be participating, and at the time he announced his withdrawal it was because he wanted to rest and prepare for next season with the Clippers. Now ESPN reports he suffered a small back fracture during the playoffs, and doctor’s advised he sit out the World Cup as a precautionary measure. Huh? Read More »

Latest News / Jul 25, 2014 / 10:15 am

Chris Paul Likely To Boycott If Donald Sterling Remains In Charge

Chris Paul, Doc Rivers

Despite the NBA’s lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the sale of the team by wife, Shelly Sterling, has been put on hold while a probate trial commences to determine whether Shelly acted properly in selling the team without his consent. Much like Clippers coach Doc Rivers threatening to leave if the team still remains run by Sterling when the season starts, star point guard Chris Paul has issued his own ultimatum to the league, where he mentioned to ESPN he — and some of his big-name teammates — will be sitting out if the issue hasn’t been cleared up by the start of training camp in October. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 24, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Report: Griffin Withdraws From Consideration For World Cup Team

Blake Griffin

Just hours after adding Washington Wizards point guard John Wall to its pool of candidates for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA lost an All-Star, too. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin announced earlier today that he will not participate for the national team this summer. Read More »

NBA / Jul 15, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Shawn Kemp On The Best Dunkers Today & His Own NBA Legacy

Shawn Kemp, Reebok Kamikaze II low

If you’re of a certain age, Reign Man Shawn Kemp was the apogee of the high-flying dunkers of 1990s basketball — back when the annual Dunk Contest still meant something. It wasn’t just slams, though. Teamed with Gary Payton, Kemp also came close to winning it all for some fantastic Supersonics teams (RIP). At the Reebok Classic Breakout hosted at Philadelphia University this past week, Dime spoke with the former star forward about his own legacy, dunk contests, and his favorite young players today. Read More »