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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 »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 9:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 5 Best Pickups (11.25)

Kirk Hinrich

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 »

NBA / Nov 5, 2013 / 4:15 pm

The 20 Best Small-Ball Lineups In The NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Just a short year ago, we were blessed to watch the USA Men’s basketball team storm into London and pick apart each opponent with a variety of different tactics that emphasized speed and transition defense. Those lineups, at times, were sorely lacking in the height department. We would occasionally find the 6-8 Carmelo Anthony at the center position where he would rebound and “attempt” to guard opposing centers. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2013 / 11:15 am

Why Some Are Overreacting To Golden State’s Fourth Quarter Collapse Against Sacramento

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings played a feisty game last night that saw a huge collapse down the stretch where Golden State failed to crack double digits in the fourth quarter. With the regular season less than a week away, some feel their crumble in the final period is a portentous harbinger for the regular season. Are they right? Read More »

NBA / Oct 17, 2013 / 4:30 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry (photo. Nicky Woo)

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, the ascending Golden State Warriors. Read More »