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GIFs, NBA / Mar 25, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kevin Durant Abuses Darrell Arthur With Yo-Yo Crossover

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

The Thunder took down the Nuggets last night, 117-96, despite 2014 MVP (we’re giving it to him early, sorry), Kevin Durant, shooting just 1-for-7 from beyond the arc. Regardless of his struggles form deep, he was 9-of-14 everywhere else for 27 points, eight dimes and two steals. But it was his annihilation of Darrell Arthur that made our jaw drop as he crossed him up twice before driving for the and-1 bucket off the glass. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 21, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Andre Miller Says He Was “Made Out” As “The Villain” After Departing Denver

Andre Miller

Andre Miller (Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports)

When grizzled veteran Andre Miller was dealt to the Washington Wizards as part of a three-team trade last month it was in large part because of a falling out between the Nuggets, specifically coach Brian Shaw, and Miller after a post-game tirade in the locker-room. But as Miller tells Marc J. Spears at Yahoo Sports, he was “made out to be the bad guy, the villain…” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 20, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Timofey Mozgov “Mozgov” Josh Smith

Timofey Mozgov, Josh Smith

There was a time before Blake Griffin unleashed a dunk on him that, “threw down their spears, / And watered heaven with their tears,*” when Timofey Mozgov was simply a doofy Russian 7-footer playing center in the NBA. But since that fateful day, he’s become synonymous with poster jams (Brandon Knight knows his pain). Last night, with Detroit visiting Denver, Mozgov turned the tables and let Josh Smith know the verb of his last name works both ways. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 4, 2014 / 2:09 am

Video: Ty Lawson’s Ankle-Breaking Crossover On Corey Brewer

Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson (Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nuggets’ Ty Lawson ignited the hometown crowd with a dazzling crossover that got the best of the Timberwolves’ Corey Brewer on Monday night. In the fourth quarter, Lawson toyed with Brewer in the high post and put the former Florida Gator on skates with a crossover that almost sent Lawson to the floor as well. After Brewer hit the court, Lawson steadied himself before throwing a bounce pass to Kenneth Faried. Manimal who was then fouled on his layup attempt when Brewer lashed out after getting embarrassed by Lawson’s sweet crossover. Read More »

NBA / Feb 21, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: O.J. Mayo Ties Shoe Instead Of Playing Defense

O.J. Mayo

O.J. Mayo ( Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

There’s a lot to say about O.J. Mayo‘s disappointing 2013-14 season for the Bucks. They thought they’d landed another mid-tier scorer, someone who could handle shooting guard duties in light of Monta Ellis‘ opting out before signing in Dallas. But Mayo has struggled and clashed with coach Larry Drew, primarily concerning his effort on defense. That was all to apparent last night when the Nuggets were in town. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Feb 20, 2014 / 5:15 pm

2014 NBA Trade Deadline Roundup

Jordan Hamilton

Jordan Hamilton (Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

There were a lot of ancillary deals on top of a few we’ve already mentioned as the NBA’s trade deadline came and went at 3 p.m. today. We told you about the stunner at the end between the Pacers and Sixers, and the Bucks-Bobcats swap that improved Charlotte’s three-point shooting. Then there was the three-teamer sending 37-year-old Andre Miller to Washington to back up John Wall, and the Spencer Hawes dump to the Cavs for youngsters as Sam Hinkie continues to stockpile picks and money like they’re nuclear weapons and it’s 1968. Finally, last night Steve Blake got dealt to the Warriors. Here are the rest of deals that went down during a hectic 24 hours. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Feb 19, 2014 / 12:00 am

Video: Gerald Green Dunk-A-Palooza In Denver

Kenneth Faried, Gerald Green

Kenneth Faried, Gerald Green

Early in the first quarter on Tuesday night, the Suns’ Gerald Green was given the opportunity to showcase his mind-boggling athleticism and insane vertical in front of the Denver crowd. Goran Dragic dribbled the ball up the court in transition and spotted Green streaking towards the rim. The Dragon immediately threw up a long lob for Green, who soared over Kenneth Faried to attack the rim with fury. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 13, 2014 / 10:30 am

Ricky Rubio’s Sorta Kinda No-Look Pass To Kevin Love

Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio (Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports)

We’re obsessed with the semantics of a no-look pass. The Suns gave us two “real” examples Tuesday night this week. Nene showed us a real no-look in the season’s first month, and Jeremy Lin had a no-look in December. Did Ricky Rubio toss one last night when the Nuggets came to town? Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 11, 2014 / 9:30 am

Andre Drummond Swat Sets Up Brandon Jennings Layup

Andre Drummod, John Loyer

Andre Drummod, John Loyer (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

The Pistons got their third straight win at home on Monday night with San Antonio in town during their annual rodeo road trip. But this Detroit win was different since it was interim coach John Loyer‘s first game after Mo Cheeks was fired. Second year big man Andre Drummond showed out with a sick block on Nando De Colo that led to a fast break layup for Brandon Jennings. Later, Jennings returned the favor. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 1, 2014 / 2:29 am

Video: Terrence Ross Posterizes Kenneth Faried

Terrence Ross, Kenneth Faried

This was so sick that we had no choice but to turn poster into a verb. Terrence Ross is feeling it right now, and this isn’t even the first dunk of his we’re showing within the last 24 hours. He showed off a pretty nasy eastbay dunk while practicing for what appears to be a Dunk Contest invite. But this hammer on Kenneth Faried during Toronto’s big road win in Denver was something special. Read More »