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Smack / Jun 13, 2014 / 11:45 am

Bill Simmons Did Not Want To Wait His Turn Last Night

Sage Steele

Even though the NBA Countdown show has been around for a few years now, the panel is still getting to know each other’s rhythms. This season, Magic Johnson and Michael Wilbon were replaced by Sage Steele and Doug Collins. Last night, a small moment gave us a glimpse into how ESPN/ABC team is still trying to fine-tune their chemistry. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Video: Game-Winning Thaddeus Young 3-Pointer

Thaddeus Young

Sixers forward Thaddeus Young only attempted 12 three-pointers in his previous two seasons with Philadelphia. Then-coach Doug Collins frowned upon advanced analytics and the mathematical importance of shooting from beyond the arc. But this year, under new coach Brett Brown, Thad is averaging 2.5 attempts per game, and knocking down almost 40 percent of those attempts. That’s why his game-winning three-pointer Wednesday night wasn’t as big a shock as if it had happened last season. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Aug 12, 2013 / 1:16 pm

Report: Philadelphia 76ers Hire Brett Brown as New Head Coach

(photo. Instagram/Philadelphia76ers)

According to Sports Illustrated’s Ian Thomsen, the Philadelphia 76ers will hire former Spurs assistant, Brett Brown, as their new head coach. The amount of the contract has not been disclosed, but Thomsen reveals the deal will be fully guaranteed four-year arrangement. Read More »

NBA / Jun 26, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Doc Rivers’ Top 5 Potential Replacements In Boston

Doc Rivers

The Doc Rivers saga in Boston has finally come to an end after talks between the Celtics and Clippers were revived four times over the past week. Doc is the first domino to fall for the Cs in what looks to be one of the organization’s busiest offseasons in a long time. Read More »

Smack / Apr 18, 2013 / 11:05 pm

Jay-Z Issues Statement About the Nets; Skylar Diggins Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant; Rip Hamilton Shows Off Two U-Hauls-Worth of Kicks

jay-z brooklyn nets

There were no NBA games last night as we all take a breather before the playoffs start Saturday. That doesn’t mean the NBA universe was dormant though as front offices made moves and social media buzzed …

Remember when Jay-Z dropped a fired up “Open Letter” last week to address things that were pissing him off, including the attention he was getting for selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets in order to become a sports agent? Yesterday afternoon he took a more even-keeled approach with the image you see above and the following post on his Life + Times platform to talk about his move and his relationship with the franchise: Read More »

Smack / Apr 13, 2013 / 1:27 am

Kobe Bryant Plays Like A Gladiator, Lakers Win In The Last Seconds; Indiana Nearly Pulls Off An Unthinkable Comeback

Kobe Bryant

We make jokes all the time about Kobe Bryant‘s evolution from “human being” into “basketball cyborg” but last night, all of these 48-minute nights finally took their toll. We’d list the leg injuries he packed on over the course of the game against Golden State, but screw it. Let’s just say the dude’s entire lower body was a mess (and he ended up leaving with what is probably the worst injury of his career). Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 12, 2013 / 11:30 am

Why The Doug Collins/Philadelphia Fiasco Is Stupid

Doug Collins

He comes in to jump start a young team. He’s highly emotional. Players feed off of it. They overachieve as a unit.

Eventually though, he wears on them. They don’t want to go through the rigmarole any longer. His challenges become insults. His voice begins to sound like nails on a chalkboard to them. They disengage. They UNDERACHIEVE. Read More »

Hit List, NBA / Mar 4, 2013 / 4:00 pm

NBA Power Rankings, Vol. 3: OKC Aiming For A Rival In The West

Tony Parker

Ranking the NBA from worst to first…

30. Charlotte Bobcats (13-46) Last week: 29, -1 Welcome back to last place, Charlotte. The Bobcats had another bad week, including a 68-point effort in Utah. But hey, at least the NBA Draft Lottery is only 79 days away. Read More »

Smack / Mar 1, 2013 / 6:39 am

Kobe Dominates The Timberwolves; Chris Paul Dices Up A Vaunted Defense

Kobe Bryant

Now this is more of what we expected of L.A. basketball this season. In the Midwest, the Pacers could have filed a claim with Cliff Paul for the damage point god Chris Paul did to their defense in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ road win. Read More »

NBA / Nov 19, 2012 / 3:15 pm

5 Teams Hanging Tough Without Their Star Players

Derrick Rose

Through the first 20 days of the NBA’s regular season, injuries and setbacks have already occurred. Some, like Chicago, were injuries we already knew about; they would be without their former MVP, Derrick Rose, for a large portion of the season. Others, like the Los Angeles Lakers, lost their former two-time MVP point guard in the inchoate days before we’d really seen them play as a full, Hall-of-Fame, group. But most of the teams missing their stars have banded together and kept from sliding all the way to the territory of Detroit or Washington. Read More »