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Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Kobe Bryant Calls Dwight Howard A “Teddy Bear” & Bemoans Sensitive NBA Fans

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Last night Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard got embroiled in a little tiff after Dwight collected a defensive rebound and appeared to knock Kobe with an elbow. After the game, Kobe said of the scrap with Howard, “I think it’s fun,” before he lamented the sensitivity of the contemporary NBA; there are a lot of head’s nodding in unison with Bryant on that last one. Read More »

Video / Oct 29, 2014 / 1:30 am

Watch Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard Get Technicals, Trade Heated Words

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard (photo. WatchNBA201415 YouTube)

Remember the photo Kobe Bryant posted to Twitter of he and Dwight Howard mock fighting during their ill-fated season together? Real fisticuffs nearly took place late in the Houston Rockets’ smashing of the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, Smack / Oct 28, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Dwight Howard Says “I Didn’t Leave LA Because I Was Afraid Of Kobe”

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Ever since Henry Abbott’s extensive piece for ESPN about the unintentional role Kobe Bryant played in limiting the LA’s ability to sign free agents who aren’t keen on playing with the Mamba, everyone assumed Dwight Howard fit in such a category; a position furthered by Abbott’s reporting and reading between the lines in public comments by Lakers brass. Dwight spurned an extra $30 million and signed with Houston in the summer of 2013, but he’s clear it wasn’t because he’s “afraid” of Kobe. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 28, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Video: Dwight Howard Finally Finds A Body Double In adidas NBA “Swingman” Ad

Dwight Howard Swingman Still

Today, adidas and the NBA debut a new marketing campaign for the NBA Swingman jersey. There will be five commercials in all, but in their first, 6-11, 270-pound Rockets center Dwight Howard finally finds his body double, although, he’s not exactly a dead ringer for Dwight. Read More »

NBA / Oct 27, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Byron Scott Says Dwight Howard Lacks Kobe’s Drive For Championships

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers should want to forget that he ever wore the purple and gold. On eve of the Houston Rockets center’s second game back at Staples Center since his contentious departure, though, Byron Scott refused to let that happen. Asked why Howard clashed with Kobe Bryant during their season as teammates in 2012-2013, the Lakers first-year coach pointed to Howard’s drive for championships being lower than Bryant’s as justification. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah

The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.

The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. Read More »

NBA / Oct 23, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard’s goofy personality, oft-ugly post game, and contentious departures from the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers make it easy to forget that he’s still suffering ill-effects from 2012 back surgery. Recent praise from Houston Rockets teammate Trevor Ariza and franchise player development specialist Hakeem Olajuwon suggested Howard is finally close to full health, though, and the three-time Defensive Player of the Year confirmed that assessment yesterday. Read More »

Video / Oct 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris Andersen

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

The only thing better than dunking on one opponent? Catching two. In the Houston Rockets’ exhibition against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, Dwight Howard rose for a power dunk on both Luol Deng and Chris Andersen. Read More »

Video / Oct 20, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Epic Phantom Cam Hype Video For 2014-2015 Exhibits Emotion, Intensity Of NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Sam Cooper YouTube)

The wait is almost over. Basketball is nearly here. The 2014-2015 season is just over one week away, so it’s time to whet your NBA appetite with this epic hype video that utilizes Phantom Cam to highlight the burning intensity of the league and its superstars. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Oct 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Multiple Sources Say Kobe Is To Blame For Steep Decline Of The Lakers

Kobe Bryant

Former ESPN True Hoop head honcho and one of the most respected writers in the game, Henry Abbott, published a sprawling, multifaceted feature on Kobe Bryant today. It’s not the usual puff piece, though, with tales of Mamba’s preparatory diligence scattered among clichéd paeans to his greatness. Instead, it’s a roundup from agents, league insiders, front office executives and others around the NBA (many of whom are unnamed) dismaying at all the carnage wrought on the Lakers’ franchise by Bryant. Based on Abbott’s rather extensive array of quotes and anecdotes from sources, it’s Bryant who inherits the majority of blame for LA’s current status as an NBA also-ran. Read More »