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NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Draft Classes Of All Time

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

The 2014 NBA Draft has seen an enormous amount of hype, if it yields anything less than three or four future stars, it will be considered a disappointment. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum and Julius Randle highlight a cast of talented youngsters. Assuming some of these NBA hopefuls reach their ceilings, we could be looking back at this draft class as one of the best ever. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:47 am

Report: Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Want Mike D’Antoni As The Lakers Coach

Mike D'Antoni, Kobe Bryant

Mike D’Antoni, Kobe Bryant (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

We already let you know earlier today rumors were circulating coach Mike D’Antoni wasn’t long for Laker land. Sources informed Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher the Lakers had assured a pair of Lakers D’Antoni was done next season, and Stephen A. Smith said close to the same on ESPN’s “First Take” (thought at a higher decibel level). Now the Sporting News reports that sources are saying Kobe Bryant has “no interest” in playing D’Antoni’s fast-paced style when he returns to the court next season. Read More »

NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm

February Was A Historic Month For 5 NBA Stars

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Not since 1962 have five NBA players averaged 30-plus points in the same month. In February of 2014, however, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin accomplished that task. The five of these players were spectacular in the month of February and had some memorable moments in the month. Durant out-dueled former scoring champion Carmelo Anthony, and LeBron James hit a step-back buzzer-beater three to beat Golden State before the All-Star break. Kevin Love recorded his first triple-double of his career and Griffin tallied eight double-doubles in the month. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: Sources Claim The Knicks Spoke With Phil Jackson About Coaching

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson ( Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks are stuck towards the bottom of the pack in the LEastern Conference, and their superstar has the option to bounce for greener pastures on July 1 this summer. Now comes word from ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith (we know, but still) that the Zen Master Phil Jackson spoke with Knicks GM Steve Mills about possibly becoming the next coach of the Knicks. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Knicks Fans Plan Rally Of Protest As Team Continues Slide In The East

Metta World Peace, Jeremy Lin

Metta World Peace, Jeremy Lin (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks faithful are reportedly set to protest the direction of the team under owner James Dolan on March 19, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. The announcement of the protest comes during yet another Knicks losing streak, currently at 7 straight after Tuesday’s loss to the Pistons, and which has all but eliminated the Knicks from playoff contention this season. Read More »

NBA / Mar 4, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Which 60-Point Game Was Better: LeBron Or ‘Melo?

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

Since coming into the league during the same draft class, playing the same position, fighting for the same Rookie of the Year award… actually scratch that… since playing against each other in one of the most anticipated high school games of all time, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have carried a friendly rivalry. No, they don’t get to see each other too often in June, and yes, ‘Bron has had much more success in the NBA. But these are two of the best talents in the NBA and have been for a decade. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 3, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Carmelo Anthony Says Bulls Fan’s “Melo To Chicago” Was “A Good Sign”

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Mike DiNovo/USA TODAY Sports)

During New York’s 19-point blowout in Chicago on Sunday, a sign in the stands read, “‘Melo to Chicago.” When Carmelo Anthony was asked about the sign after the game, he didn’t deflect the question or claim he didn’t see it. Instead, he complimented the sign, unleashing another albatross in New York’s plans to re-sign the NBA’s second leading scorer to an extension this season despite New York’s deplorable play. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 3, 2014 / 12:15 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (3.3)

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s Gerald Green week in the most recent edition of the top ten dunks over the past seven days.

Green reaffirmed himself as the league’s top dunker with a pair of scintillating jams in the half-court, performing his usual floating routine that continues to captivate audiences and bewilder scientists to this day. Read More »

NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 10 Most Exciting Players

Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin

Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball has evolved into more than a sporting game; it is a source of entertainment. The late and great owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. Jerry Buss, envisioned the platform and reach of basketball as much more than a sport. Thus, “Showtime” was created in the ’80s, and basketball has never been the same. Players in today’s game provide countless spectacles that thrill the fans, drawing them to come back to see more every night. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter, Video / Mar 2, 2014 / 2:44 pm

Video: Philadelphia Retires Allen Iverson’s Jersey; Current NBA Players React

Allen Iverson No. 3 Jersey

Allen Iverson No. 3 Jersey (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

The Philadelphia 76ers retired Allen Iverson‘s No. 3 jersey at halftime on Saturday night with the Wizards in town. A bespectacled AI wearing a bucket hat told the assembled 20,000 throng of ardent AI onlookers, “They all wanted me to talk about how much y’all loved me, but trust me, the feeling was mutual.” Read More »