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Smack / Nov 21, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Van Gundy Says Markieff Morris Lacks Playoff Credentials To Talk Smack

Stan Van Gundy

Things could be worse for the 3-9 Detroit Pistons – at least coaches and players are standing up for each other. After the Phoenix Suns’ Markieff Morris saying Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a game-winning shot because he “doesn’t have any heart,” Stan Van Gundy fired back by questioning Morris’ trash-talking credentials. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Nov 20, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Stan Van Gundy Benches Josh Smith After “Jawing Session” About Defense

Stan Van Gundy

It wasn’t just Markieff Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who got into it last night during the Suns-Pistons game. It seems Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy and forward Josh Smith had a verbal altercation when J Smoove was subbed out with a few minutes left in the third quarter. He did not return in the 88-86 Suns win. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 20, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Markieff Morris Says Caldwell-Pope Missed The Game-Winner Because “He Doesn’t Have Any Heart”

Markieff Morris, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

It started when Markieff Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope got into a face-to-face jawing match midway through the second quarter of last night’s Suns-Pistons game. It ended when Caldwell-Pope missed what would have been a game-winning three-pointer with a second left on the clock and Morris claimed afterwards he wasn’t worried about Caldwell-Pope’s open look because “he doesn’t have any heart.” Read More »

GIFs / Nov 13, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: Brandon Jennings Burns Garrett Temple With Fake Behind-The-Back Pass

Brandon Jennings, Garrett Temple

This was a perfect Rajon Rondo fake behind-the-back pass except we doubt Brandon Jennings has the alien hands Rondo possesses to more deftly cup the ball when he does the fake. That’s what makes Jennings’ move to smoke Garrett Temple last night — during his best game of the season, no less — so much more impressive. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 12, 2014 / 7:45 pm

GIF: Josh Smith Thwarts John Wall’s One-Man Break By Pinning Layup On Glass

Josh Smith

Say what you want about Josh Smith. After an absolutely dismal first season with the Detroit Pistons, the lefty forward has barely looked better under the tutelage of Stan Van Gundy early in 2014-2015. But plays like these still make it so hard to give up on the thought that he can still be a true impact player. Watch Smith thwart John Wall’s one-man fast break by easily pinning the Washington Wizards point guard’s layup attempt against the glass. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 11, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Andre Drummond Wears Jersey Bearing Misspelled Name Versus Chicago

Andre Drummond

This season hasn’t exactly gone as planned for Andre Drummond. Chosen by many to emerge as a superstar in 2014-2015 due to a dominant preseason and the influence of Stan Van Gundy, the Detroit Pistons’ center has labored out of the gate. Perhaps wanting to rid himself of those early struggles, Drummond – not the “o,” please – wore a jersey last night against the Chicago Bulls that incorrectly spelled his surname as “Drummund.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 6, 2014 / 12:30 pm

GIF: Jason Smith Badly Rejects Josh Smith

Jason Smith, Josh Smith

Jason Smith is not known as an elite rim protector. New York’s somewhat stiff power forward was even used as an insulting comparison when Dan Le Batard was making fun of LeBron and the Cavs on Twitter last week. But the Amar’e Stoudemire replacement at the four certainly rose to the defense challenge when Josh Smith tried to thump it on him last night… Read More »

Latest News / Nov 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Brandon Jennings Fakes-Out Opponents & Teammates With Sick Move

Brandon Jennings

You know a ball-fake is good when a player’s own teammate falls for it. Watch Brandon Jennings make Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett, and even Josh Smith look silly with this sick deke in the Detroit Pistons’ 102-90 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. Read More »

Smack / Oct 31, 2014 / 9:00 am

Josh Smith Responds To Faried: “I’m Bustin’ His A**…He Fears Me, He’s Scared Of Me”

Kenneth Faried, Josh Smith

After the Nuggets defeated the Pistons on Wednesday night, 89-79, Kenneth Faried saidJosh Smithshot them out of the game.” While Smith struggled after a great first quarter, his ensuing overreaction to Faried’s comments yesterday shows how much Faried’s words must have stung. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Watch Ronald Roberts Posterize Jonas Jerebko

Jonas Jerebko, Ronald Roberts, Jr.

Jonas Jerebko, Ronald Roberts, Jr. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)

You’re probably not familiar with Sixers camp invite, Ronald Roberts, Jr.. The four-year player out of Saint Joseph’s went undrafted in June, and he’s on the bubble to make the Philly team after getting a camp invite and suffering a quad contusion that’s kept him out of their last four games. His explosive dunk on Jonas Jerebko during preseason action last night is definitely a big point in his favor, though. Plus, this year’s Sixers squad isn’t exactly a world-beater. Read More »