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All-Star, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Photo Recap Of NBA All-Star Weekend With #adidasintheQuarter

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Wall

NBA All-Star Weekend concluded on Sunday night with the All-Star Game, and over the course of the weekend, adidas tipped off their new fan experience at adidas in the Quarter with visits from star athletes and entertainers. From celebrating the launch of the adidas D Howard 4 to throwing a party at the House of Blues, which featured names like 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg and Pusha T, adidas was in all during All-Star Weekend. Read More »

All-Star, GIFs, Video / Feb 16, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The Top 5 Dunks Of The 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Terrence Ross, Paul George, John Wall

Terrence Ross, Paul George, John Wall (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is in the books, with the Eastern Conference collection of John Wall, Paul George and Terrence Ross claiming victory for the Eastern Conference squad. Wall took home the individual crown, but we’re opening it up to every contestant when we pick the top 5 dunks of Saturday night. So Harrison Barnes, Damian Lillard and Ben McLemore are also in contention, but obviously the East was a beast. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Video: Best In-Game Slams By 2014 Dunk Contest Invitees

Ben McLemore, Luol Deng

The competitors in the 2014 NBA Dunk Contest have been revealed, and there are some well-known names included in this year’s remodeled affair. This year’s contest has already shattered expectations after previous iterations were ignored by the league’s top stars. So lets take a look at some of the best in-game dunks from All-Stars, Paul George, Damian Lillard and John Wall and fellow high-flyers, defending dunk champ Terrence Ross, second-year Warriors wing Harrison Barnes and Kings rookie Ben McLemore. Read More »

All-Star, GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Feb 6, 2014 / 11:14 pm

John Wall, Paul George, Damian Lillard Headline A New-Look 2014 Dunk Contest

Johnn Wall, Damian Lillard

The NBA has announced the 2014 Dunk Contest participants, and unlike in earlier years, stars abound. We’ve already detailed Damian Lillard‘s participation and another nice surprise from earlier today — since it was reported before he had rejected an invite — was Paul George. A third All-Star that will be playing the next day in the main event, John Wall, will also be joining them. The Dubs’ second year wing Harrison Barnes, defending champion Terrence Ross and rookie Ben McLemore round out the 2014 Dunk Contest cast. But there’s even more to get excited about besides the characters involved. Read More »

College, High School, NBA / Feb 5, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 25 Breakout Players To Watch In 2014

Aaron Gordon

The next wave of basketball superstars are on the brink of making an impact. The game is in good hands with LeBron James and Kevin Durant running the show at the moment. But who are the guys that could breakout and become stars in the future? Back in 2011, we devoted a whole issue of the magazine to breakout players–such as Paul George, John Wall and James Harden. Now it’s time for a new list. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Top 15 Players We Want To See In The Dunk Contest

Gerald Green

Gerald Green (photo. Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

In the modern NBA dunk contest we rarely get to see who we truly want. We saw legendary performances in the past, from showdowns between Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins in the 1980s to Nate Robinson and Dwight Howard in the late 2000s. For a while now though, the NBA dunk contest has been lacking something: star power. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Dec 23, 2013 / 3:15 pm

Stephen Curry Loses Bet With Harrison Barnes, Rocks UNC Shirt

Stephen Curry UNC

Stephen Curry famously attended tiny Davidson College after failing to receive much attention from big-name schools coming out of high school. Dubs teammate Harrison Barnes was one of the most coveted high school players in the country before electing to attend perennial ACC power, University of North Carolina. Last night, the two mismatched college teams faced off, and Curry and Barnes made a bet. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 9, 2013 / 10:15 pm

Bobcats’ Gerald Henderson Spikes Barnes’ Layup Against the Glass

Gerald Henderson Block

Harrison Barnes thought he had an easy layup during a solo fast break as the first half between the Warriors and Bobcats was ending, but Gerald Henderson came up with a big time swipe of his layup off the backboard. The Bobcats went on to beat the visiting Warriors, 115-111, despite a late comeback from the Dubs. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 6 Best Pickups (12.2)

Derrick Williams

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 30, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Stunning Russell Westbrook OT Game-Winner After Curry Duel

Russell Westbrook

In a thrilling game last night between the Dubs and Thunder, Russell Westbrook sank a game-winner with 0.1 seconds left in overtime. Russ usually makes our jaws drop every time he steamrolls through a defense for a hard-charging transition bucket, but it was his timely turnaround jumper from the corner that won it for the Thunder last night in overtime. Read More »