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Playground / Jun 27, 2014 / 8:00 pm

TBT Diary: A First-Hand Account From The GM & Coach of “Rep Your City”

Marcus Lewis

A few weekends ago, I had the chance to coach a group of former Division I and professional basketball players in the first annual TBT Basketball Tournament held at Philadelphia University. For someone with dreams of one day running their own NBA franchise, this platform provided me and others with the rare opportunity to recruit who ever we wanted to play in this 32-team, single elimination open tournament. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 17, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 50 Biggest Sneakerheads On Instagram

Damian Lillard adidas Crazyquick PE

It’s no surprise that NBA players are some of the biggest sneakerheads in the world. You can see them rocking the most exclusive kicks on a daily basis, in part because they’re always around the culture and, more importantly, because they can get basically anything they want. And thanks to Instagram, we’re getting a better look now at what’s on their feet than ever before. Read More »

NBA / May 14, 2013 / 11:00 am

How To Fix The Atlanta Hawks: Let Josh Smith Leave, Sign O.J. Mayo & Rebuild Through Free Agency

Josh Smith

The second round of the playoffs is underway and with only eight teams remaining, it means another eight have been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the most consistent teams in the NBA the past six seasons, but not in a good way. The Hawks are always the fourth or fifth seed in the playoffs and have lost in the first round three out of the last six years. Read More »

Smack / Mar 15, 2013 / 3:54 am

Damian Lillard Steals Raymond Felton’s Thunder; Tim Duncan Plays Like It’s 2005

damian lillard 5

Casual fans outside of the West Coast might not know it but right next to Orlando and Dwight Howard stand Portland and Raymond Felton as cities who revile their former player. A quick recap: In Felton’s lone season as a Trail Blazer (a shortened one, at that) he pissed people off by being out of shape and for his penchant to dribble the ball off his own foot out of bounds. When he realized he was being cast as the villain in a bad 2012 season, he didn’t exactly reach over the side of the boat to pull coach Nate McMillan back in before his firing. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 14, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Kobe Bryant: Dahntay Jones “Jalen Rose’d Me” On Ankle Injury

Kobe Bryant

Despite Kobe Bryant‘s ruthless pursuit of victories — which translate this season into simply, “the playoffs” — he can live with an opponent playing just as hard as he. What he can’t stomach is an opponent straying from basketball’s unwritten rules to do so. Case in point, last night in Atlanta. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 10, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: Dahntay Jones Puts Patrick Patterson On A Poster

Dahntay Jones

As we wrote in Smack over the weekend, Saturday night’s Dallas/Houston tilt was perhaps the most entertaining game of the season. Outside of O.J. Mayo‘s dagger threes in the fourth quarter, the most memorable highlight came from Dahntay Jones, who crammed a facial on Patrick Patterson‘s dome off a feed from Juice. Read More »

Smack / May 21, 2012 / 1:28 am

LeBron And Wade Never Say Die; The Spurs Break Out The Brooms Again

Dwyane Wade

Juwan Howard set the tone early. Miami was going to be aggressive, a message sent after Howard needed to be separated from Lance Stephenson in pregame shootaround. The Heat took offense after Stephenson’s choke sign in Game 3 and their own awful play. It just took a quarter and a half for the message to sink in for anyone not named LeBron. Read More »

NBA / May 10, 2012 / 11:30 am

The Pacers Celebrate Birthdays For Paul George & George Hill At Disney World

Indiana Pacers

In no surprise to anyone, the higher-seeded Indiana Pacers defeated the Orlando Magic in the first round on Tuesday night. The Pacers definitely wanted to close out the series and get some rest before the second round, but a number of Pacer players already got in some fun and relaxation while in Orlando for Games 3 and 4. While in Orlando, Kyrylo Fesenko and Dahntay Jones took part in a joint birthday celebration for George Hill and Paul George at Disney World. Read More »

Smack / Apr 18, 2012 / 1:16 am

Carmelo Anthony, New York Break A Box Score; Tony Parker, The Spurs Get Revenge

Carmelo Anthony

The “best pure scorer” label always came with a crutch. Yes, you can score, but what else can you do? Carmelo Anthony has been answering a lot of questions lately, and last night he might’ve given the world his best all-around game as a Knick. 35 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, he was the ring leader on a night where the Knicks could’ve opened up their own sperm bank because they were shooting so well. New York got the win they needed, 118-110 over the Celtics, but it was the box score that had everyone talking. The Knicks messed with the video game sliders in the first half. They MUST have. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 17, 2012 / 9:30 am

Kris Humphries: The Master Of Rejection

Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries went “Keeping Up With Dahntay Jones” on a fast break to end the third quarter on Thursday in Indy.

The Pacers’ Jones was driving on the last man back, New Jersey’s Sundiata Gaines, with five seconds left in the third. He thought he had only one man to beat, but he didn’t see the trailing Humphries, who altered the ball’s trajectory into the floor instead. It was also a microcosm of the game, which featured all of seven fast-break points. Read More »