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Latest News, NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 10:45 am

Report: Steve Kerr “Absolutely Expects” Knicks Coaching Offer

Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr (Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks season ended on Wednesday, but already the New York papers are anticipating a coaching change. Phil Jackson might surprise everyone and bring Mike Woodson back, but the name that seems to come up the most when discussing the New York’s head coaching position, should Woodson be let go, is former Suns GM And five-time NBA champion sniper, Steve Kerr. Now sources reveal he “absolutely expects” to get an offer. Here we go. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The 10 Funniest GIFs From The NBA Season

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young ( Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

For better or for worse, technology appears to be evolving at the speed of light. One of the many positives of this rapid change is the ability to be entertained from multiple areas, including the .gif, compressed image files. Read More »

NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Knicks Are Better Off If Carmelo Leaves

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks have been the most disappointing team in the NBA this year, sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference at 33-45. Last season the Knicks finished second in the East, winning 54 games and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals before falling to Indiana. However, a lot has changed in one season. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 10, 2014 / 11:47 pm

Is Phil Jackson’s Hands-Off Approach To Mike Woodson A Sign Woody’s Done?

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks need to go 4-0 to finish the season, coupled with a 1-3 stretch by the Hawks if they want to make the playoffs as the eight seed in the Eastern Conference. But in a season rife with disappointment and discord within the team as they plummeted from mid-tier playoff contender to also-ran, coach Mike Woodson has been — perhaps justifiably — on the hot seat as the feasibility of a playoff series drifts closer to an impossibility. Following the Phil Jackson hire as New York’s head of basketball operations, the Zen Master has largely remained mum about Woodson’s job performance, which most likely means only a miracle will save Woodson’s job. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 30 Greatest Ankle-Breakers In NBA History

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson (photo. Reebok)

In the game of basketball there is nothing like witnessing an ankle-breaker. Dunks are cool, but there is something about watching a defender surrender to gravity and falling on the court after a vicious crossover. Whether you fight it to this day, we have all been victims. Read More »

NBA / Apr 7, 2014 / 1:15 pm

The 10 Stars With The Most To Prove In The Playoffs

John Wall

John Wall (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA Playoffs provides a unique landscape. After 82 games are played, eight teams from each conference are pitted against each other in the NBA’s version of The Hunger Games. At the front of this battle are the stars of each respective team. Some are coming into the playoffs with high expectations, while some are just happy to be here. Let’s put it this way, the Wizards and Bobcats are happy just to be in the playoffs whereas teams like the Pacers and Thunder won’t be satisfied without holding a trophy. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 26, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Chris Bosh Says He & LeBron James Are Staying In Miami

Chris Bosh, LeBron James

Chris Bosh, LeBron James (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports)

Somewhat lost in the shuffle of teams hoping to land Carmelo Anthony in free agency this summer, and thankfully ignored in favor of the Heat’s attempts to 3-peat, are the impending player options Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh have this summer in Miami. But during a radio appearance on the Dan Le Batard Show in Miami Tuesday morning, Bosh answered “true” when asked if he and James were staying in South Beach. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter, We Reminisce / Mar 24, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The First Tweets Of 25 NBA Stars

Twitter

Twitter has turned into the ESPN of the social media world, especially for our favorite hoopers. It’s a place where the average person can see what Kevin Durant is thinking on a Sunday afternoon, or Kobe‘s daily thoughts. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 20, 2014 / 10:45 am

‘Melo Drops 34 For 7th Straight Knicks Win With Phil Jackson Looking On

Carmelo Anthony, Lance Stephenson

Carmelo Anthony, Lance Stephenson (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks beat a rapidly disintegrating Pacers team at home last night, 92-86, to capture their seventh consecutive victory. Despite the winning streak, the Knicks are still four games back of the Hawks for the final spot in the East. But now they’ve got a new Papa looking on, as Phil Jackson watched Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points in the victory. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Sources Tell Stephen A. Smith ‘Melo Is Gone This Summer In Free Agency

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

This won’t the last time we write about this, and it’s certainly not the first, but Stephen A. Smith, in another bit of prevarication this morning on ESPN’s First Take, says that unnamed sources are telling him Carmelo Anthony is still gone this summer in free agency. This comes the morning before Phil Jackson was announced as the new president of basketball operations for the Knicks and ‘Melo’s own excitement at the news. We’re pretty sure we’re going to be writing about ‘Melo’s free agency 50 years from now. Read More »