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NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The 10 Best Passing Centers In The NBA

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah (Jennifer Stewart/USA TODAY Sports)

The center position is becoming a role that emphasizes versatility. The art of passing is a beautiful concept in the sport, but when executed appropriately by centers, it is a strength that should not be overlooked. Superstars like Bill Walton and Chris Webber–even though he normally manned the four-spot–exemplified the effective passing center, and their offenses instantly became more dangerous because of this ability. Read More »

Smack / Feb 5, 2014 / 10:45 am

Mike Dunleavy Responds To DeMarcus Cousins Calling Him A “Clown”

Mike Dunleavy

Mike Dunleavy (Jennifer Stewart/USA TODAY Sports)

When informed by ESPN Chicago’s Mike Friedell yesterday that DeMarcus Cousins had called him a “clown” who was “scared” (presumably of Cousins), Mike Dunleavy responded with a joke about, well, clowning. “I mean, I’d like to respond but clowns can’t talk. So (I can) mime or (give him) some animal balloons or something. Oh man.” It gets better from there. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:30 am

DeMarcus Cousins Says Mike Dunleavy Is A Scared Clown

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins ( Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

The Kings – Bulls game featured all sorts of weird subplots despite the Kings winning handily on their home court, 99-70. There was the epic Joakim Noah ejection and the missed Derrick Williams dunk. But DeMarcus Cousins‘ post-game question and answer with reporters at his locker might have been the best subplot of them all. When asked whether Cousins would send Mike Dunleavy a Christmas card, Cousins called him a clown before adding that Dunleavy was scared. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Jan 31, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 5 Worst NBA All-Star Game Snubs

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

Every year there are players whose on-court performance earned them a place in the NBA All-Star Game. But with only 24 spots available, some are inevitably left out each year. The snubs. I’d like to sit here and say I know exactly how the coaches make their decisions, but that’s about as truthful as a positive Anthony Bennett scouting report (He’s really putting it all together at practice! It’s only a matter of time!!!). The point is I have no idea how they pick the way the way they do; if I had to take a guess, I’d say they value veterans and winning over a young-and-up comer in the midst of a career year in a losing effort. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 10 Best NBA Players Under 25

Paul George

Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The youth of the NBA today is better than ever. The infatuation with this year’s NBA Draft is prime evidence of that. These young guns are building blocks for teams to build around. Regardless of the position they play on the court, these young athletes have a remarkable amount of impact to their respective teams and to the league itself. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 29, 2014 / 11:45 am

10 NBA Players With The Potential To Score 50 Points In A Game

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

Earlier this week, Terrence Ross scored 51 points when he hit 10 three-pointers in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Don’t know too much about Ross? It’s alright. Not many fans of the game outside of Toronto are aware of the exploits of the 2012 first-round pick.

And why would they? Even after scoring 51, Ross is averaging 10.2 points on 42 percent shooting, to go along with 3.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game. He’s also among the league’s top perimeter threats, shooting 41 percent from three, but, still, it was excusable to not exactly recognize Terrence Ross’s name upon first glance. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Jan 23, 2014 / 1:15 pm

The 12 Players Who Should Make The West All-Star Team This Year

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul (Jayne Kamin/Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Can we just skip the All-Star Game and the next three months of basketball and just get to the Western Conference playoffs already?

In fact, just simulate the East to the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, so that there’s more air time for the playoffs out West. Just listing these names alone has peaked my excitement and intrigue into the possibilities and scenarios we may encounter once the postseason begins. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Jan 13, 2014 / 9:45 am

Video: Isaiah Thomas Drops 26 In Epic Blowout Of Cavs

Tristan Thompson, Isaiah Thomas

Tristan Thompson, Isaiah Thomas (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

There’s a thrilling component to Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas that’s inextricably linked to his 5-9 height, but he’s more than just a short guy overcoming the odds. As the last pick in the 2011 Draft, no one thought he’d be Sacramento’s starter three years later, especially considering the coterie of point guards brought in to replace him. On Sunday night, he helped lead the Kings to their biggest win since 1993. Read More »

NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

5 NBA Trades That Should Happen This Season

Kevin Love, Blake Griffin

Kevin Love, Blake Griffin (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

Due to the constant trade rumors that swirl around the NBA — I’m looking at you, J.R. — I’ve decided to help a few teams out. Below is a list of fantasy transactions all involving players rumored to be on the trading block this season. In a perfect world, at least my world, these trades would happen. Read More »