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NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

50 Best Nicknames In NBA History

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect”Paul Pierce

In many cases, what Pierce said was true (see what I did there?). Many guys on this list earned their nicknames for great play on the court, and by no coincidence most of the best players in the history of the league appear on this list. Others earned their nicknames from funny commercials or movies, while still more earned them for just funny looks. We stayed away from shortening of names like “T-Mac” and “J-Kidd” or initials like “KJ,” focusing simply on the best nicknames. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 14, 2013 / 5:00 pm

10 Of The Best TV Show Appearances By NBA Players

Kevin Garnett

When it’s time to hang up the sneaks, there are very few basketball players that can make the transition to the TV screen. Being a great athlete is one thing but making the transition to being an actor is another. Let’s be honest, many have tried and quite a few have crashed and burned (cough, coughDarius Miles in Perfect Score) but there are a few that have the potential to star in their own TV series. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 14, 2013 / 11:45 am

Draft Packs Releases Awesome Gary Payton Trash-Talking T-Shirt

Draft Packs - Gary Payton Trash-Talking T-Shirt

Draft Packs has done it again. The clothing line just dropped this awesome Gary Payton trash-talking t-shirt. After releasing classics like the LeBron 10th Anniversary All American Tee and the Shaq Pack, this shirt is meant to honor the Glove, a 2013 Hall of Fame inductee. Read More »

NBA / Sep 17, 2013 / 1:15 pm

The 25 Best Duos In NBA History

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

It’s an almost impossible task for one man to carry a NBA team. We are seeing more and more players with unique skill-sets flock into the league each year, which is why some superstars are pairing up with one another. Over time, many superstar combos seamlessly gelled together. Read More »

NBA, Video / Sep 9, 2013 / 11:00 am

The 10 Best Gary Payton/Shawn Kemp Alley-Oops

Shawn Kemp

It was Kevin Garnett who once said Gary Payton threw the best lobs you’ll ever see. Between the Glove and Shawn Kemp, they made it look too easy, way too easy. Now that GP found his way into the Hall of Fame, and with Kemp’s sneakers selling out across the country, it’s a great time to ask the question: Has there ever been a better alley-oop combination? I don’t think so. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 8, 2013 / 8:00 pm

Gary Payton, Bernard King And 10 More Enter The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame

Gary Payton

This weekend saw 12 different players, executives and coaches inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Among those admitted, former NBA players Gary Payton, Bernard King, Richard Guerin, and ABA champion Roger Brown. Check out videos detailing some of the Hall of Fame inductees during this weekend’s look back at their contributions to the game, and watch the speeches Payton and King gave upon entry into the exclusive club. Read More »

NBA, Video / Sep 4, 2013 / 11:30 pm

Video: Dr. J On The Current NBA & The Greatest Players Of All Time

DrJ

The Good Doctor, Julius Erving, stopped by Fox Sports1 to talk with analysts Gary Payton and Charissa Thompson. He weighs in on the state of the contemporary NBA, the Hall of Fame, and the players that make up his all-time team. Anytime Dr. J is in the house, we have to check it out. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Sep 4, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Michael Jordan’s Daughter Engages In Some Instagram Trash Talk With Gary Payton’s Son

(photo. Instagram/garydwayne)

Like father like daughter it appears. Gary Payton‘s son, Gary Dwyane Payton, posted a pic on IG of his soon-to-be Hall-of-Fame bound father talking smack to Michael Jordan. Jordan’s daughter, Jasmine M. Jordan, decided to continue the trash talking into the next generation. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Sep 3, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Top 30 Summer Basketball Gifs

PaulGeorgeVengeance

Recently, we’ve started adding GIFS of the more spectacular plays from this summer. Sure, not all of them went down in the summer months, but we thought we’d give you a run-down of our top 30 during the NBA’s down season. NBA training camps start in less than a month, and hopefully this whets your appetite for the real season. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Sep 3, 2013 / 11:30 am

Gary Payton On John Stockton Over Michael Jordan & Why He’ll Never Let OKC Retire His Number

Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp (photo. @GaryPayton_20)

In less than a week, John Stockton and George “Iceman” Gervin will formally introduce Gary Payton as he is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports spoke with the Fox Sports1 analyst a week before his big day. Read More »