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Latest News / Jul 25, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Update: Scott, Lakers Agree To Four-Year Deal

Byron Scott

UPDATE: ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Scott has agreed to a four-year, $17 million contract to become the Lakers’ head coach.

PREVIOUSLY: A development that’s seemed inevitable for weeks is finally underway. According to ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott. Read More »

NBA / Jul 25, 2014 / 11:30 am

Jeremy Lin On Lakers Trade: “I Just Want To Be Myself”

Jeremy Lin

The Lakers introduced Jeremy Lin at a press conference on Thursday. He spoke about Kobe Bryant and was asked about the Linsanity era in New York. Read More »

NBA / Jul 9, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Kobe Wants Byron Scott As Lakers Coach

Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, Byron Scott

The Los Angeles Lakers have been without a head coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned in April. The team interviewed Byron Scott for the opening in May and never reached an agreement with the former Lakers star. However, Kobe Bryant’s recent words make it seem like Scott is Los Angeles’ most likely hire nonetheless. Read More »

Smack / May 23, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Will “Have To Change His Game” If Byron Scott Coaches Lakers

Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, Byron Scott

Former shooting guard for the “Showtime” Lakers teams of yore Byron Scott interviewed for the Lakers’ coaching vacancy on Tuesday this week. Scott said Kobe Bryant will “have to change his game” if he’s hired as coach, which could represent a challenge for Lakers brass if Kobe’s involved in choosing the next coach. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2014 / 10:30 am

Spurs’ Trio, Duncan, Parker & Ginobili, Set Record For Most Playoff Wins

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili

The San Antonio Spurs trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Paker crushed the visiting Thunder last night, 112-77. The win meant more than a 2-0 series led, though as San Antonio’s “Big Three” are in first place for the winningest trio in NBA history, one game ahead of the Lakers’ “Showtime” triumvirate of Michael Cooper, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Read More »

NBA / Oct 2, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Kyrie Irving On Tristan Thompson’s Free Throws, Recruiting Andrew Bynum & More

Kyrie Irving (photo. Enrique Espinoza)

Late last week, before training camps were underway, we got a chance to chat with Cleveland Cavaliers guard and 2013 All-Star Kyrie Irving. The 2012 Rookie of the Year was locquacious while talking about the changing culture in Cleveland and all the additions they’ve made this offseason as they look towards making their first postseason since you know who left. Read More »

Smack / Apr 18, 2013 / 11:05 pm

Jay-Z Issues Statement About the Nets; Skylar Diggins Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant; Rip Hamilton Shows Off Two U-Hauls-Worth of Kicks

jay-z brooklyn nets

There were no NBA games last night as we all take a breather before the playoffs start Saturday. That doesn’t mean the NBA universe was dormant though as front offices made moves and social media buzzed …

Remember when Jay-Z dropped a fired up “Open Letter” last week to address things that were pissing him off, including the attention he was getting for selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets in order to become a sports agent? Yesterday afternoon he took a more even-keeled approach with the image you see above and the following post on his Life + Times platform to talk about his move and his relationship with the franchise: Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 18, 2013 / 11:44 am

Breaking News: Cleveland Cavaliers Fire Byron Scott; “Disintegrating” Relationship with Kyrie Irving Plays Part in Decision

Byron Scott

We’ve heard the rumblings and grumblings for a few weeks now, and as of late this morning it has shaken out: Byron Scott has been fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 12, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Kyrie Irving’s Three-Point Contest Preparation Is Taking On Coach Byron Scott

Byron Scott

Will this shootout be the real-life equivalent of Denzel Washington and Ray Allen in He Got Game? There’s a very good (read, 100 percent) chance Cleveland head coach Byron Scott‘s three-point shootout with star guard Kyrie Irving won’t carry the emotional weight of Jake and Jesus Shuttlesworth’s. Read More »

NBA / Feb 8, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Who’s Better: Russell Westbrook Or Kyrie Irving?

Russell Westbrook

If you didn’t catch Cleveland’s recent upset win over OKC, you missed out. Badly. That was the night Kyrie Irving officially announced himself as a superstar. Yes, we all knew he could play before then. He’s an All-Star, a plus-20-a-night scorer. But to take on perhaps the best team in the league and one of the best players at your position in Russell Westbrook, and turn them into mush on the way to 13 points in the final three minutes of a close game? That’s big time. That’s how you start a legacy. Read More »