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NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 11:30 am

The NBA’s 10 Most Athletic Players

Russell Westbrook, Iman Shumpert

The most athletic players in the NBA today are highlight reels in waiting. These athletic freaks of nature – if you will – process incredible leaping skills and hops, massive wingspans, electrifying speed, amazing explosiveness, and impressive hang time. They continually keep the fans on the edge of their seats, and leave them scratching their heads and saying, “How did he do that?” Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2014 / 2:15 pm

6 Reasons Phoenix Can Contend With Or Without Eric Bledsoe

Goran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns are the cinderella story of the 2013-2014 NBA season. This NBA season has been depressing with the barrage of injuries to seemingly every team in playoff contention. Even the Phoenix Suns, who are the eighth seed in the Western Conference, have been affected by a rash of injuries. With Eric Bledsoe having a piece of his meniscus removed, suddenly everyone is writing the Phoenix Suns off. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 11:35 am

Report: Eric Bledsoe Has Meniscus Removed; Could Return In 4-6 Weeks

Eric Bledsoe

If you’re an NBA fan, perhaps you’re similar to us, and know a lot more than you used to about the various tendons and joints that make up a human knee. That’s because NBA players keep injuring their freakin’ knees! The latest was explosive Suns point guard, Eric Bledsoe, who suffered meniscus damage in his right knee on January 4. He’s elected to have his meniscus removed rather than reattached, which is good news for the Suns’ playoff chances this year, but casts a portentous sheen over the 24-year-old’s career. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Jan 3, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Eric Bledsoe Responds To Irate NBA Gambler on Twitter

Matt Barnes, Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe was a late scratch before Phoenix played Memphis on Thursday night, and the Suns ended up losing 99-91 despite a terrific game by Bledsoe’s usual backcourt mate, Goran Dragic. Bledsoe was a late scratch because of a knee ailment, and one fan did not take his absence and the Suns’ ensuing loss very well. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Jan 3, 2014 / 1:45 pm

The 5 West Point Guards Most Likely To Be Reserves In 2014 NBA All-Star Game

Eric Bledsoe, Stephen Curry

With the recent news of Russell Westbrook‘s third knee surgery within a year, which will sideline the former Bruin until after the All-Star break, an opening in the selection for backcourt reserves for the West in the 2014 All-Star Game has surfaced. It was pretty much safe to say that Westbrook was on his way to his fourth consecutive reserve selection prior to his latest injury. Read More »

NBA / Dec 26, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Most Improved Player

Anthony Davis

In a way, the Most Improved Player award is almost a pre-MVP award. It forecasts the next generation of superstars. Paul George won the Most Improved Player award last season and now he’s a leading candidate for MVP. Previous winners of the award also include Kevin Love, Danny Granger, Monta Ellis and Zach Randolph. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 24, 2013 / 1:40 am

Miles Plumlee Reaches Way Back To Finish The Allley-Oop Slam

Pau Gasol, Miles Plumlee

Nets rookie Mason Plumlee is having a lot tougher time of it than his older brother Miles Plumlee of the Suns. Going into the season, everyone thought it was the inverse. But the Suns — after their 117-91 win over the Lakers on Monday night, in which the elder Plumlee had 20 boards and 17 points — have won three straight and eight of their last nine. They also currently hold the No. 5 seed in the tough Western Conference. Read More »

NBA / Dec 20, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Which Team Has Been The Bigger Surprise: Portland Or Phoenix?

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers teammates

If we ask this question again in May, the answer might be lopsided. Portland is fighting for a top seed in the West, and possible homecourt advantage, where their crazed fans have pushed them out to a 10-2 record. They have two likely All-Stars and at 22-5, are a sure bet to make the playoffs. And yet they might not be the Western Conference’s biggest surprise so far. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 17, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 50 Biggest Sneakerheads On Instagram

Damian Lillard adidas Crazyquick PE

It’s no surprise that NBA players are some of the biggest sneakerheads in the world. You can see them rocking the most exclusive kicks on a daily basis, in part because they’re always around the culture and, more importantly, because they can get basically anything they want. And thanks to Instagram, we’re getting a better look now at what’s on their feet than ever before. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 14, 2013 / 12:00 am

Suns Swat & Nutmeg DeMarcus Cousins In 4th-Straight Win

DeMarcus Cousins, Miles Plumlee

The Phoenix Suns are the second-hottest team in basketball. While Oklahoma City has won five-straight, the Suns have won their last four, and many people were predicting before the season they wouldn’t win that many before 2014. On Friday night, three different Suns took turns abusing poor DeMarcus Cousins on the way to Phoenix’s fourth victory, 116-107, in as many games. Read More »