Gone are the days where two NBA teams who straight-up didn’t like each other could get together and elevate their rivalry with a brawl. Good riddance. Those who enjoy watching titans inflict pain on each other can find plenty of other vices to quench their thirst for violence. In fact, there are entire weekends devoted to it, with the college and professional rankings of football dedicated to humans crashing into each other and hoping they hurt their opponent as much as they want to hurt them. Read More »
You will NEVER be able to accuse Stephen Jackson of not keeping it real or failing to speak his mind. It’s the kind of behavior that has cost him a job (and maybe another ring) … but on the bright side it makes him an incredible interview.
Watch all of this interview on ESPN’s “Highly Questionable” with Dan LeBatard and Bomani Jones. It is the extreme polar opposite of almost every other cliched-riddled athlete interview you have ever seen. Read More »
/ Apr 2, 2013 / 2:04 am
Al Jefferson (photo. Bethany Gilbert)
Two weeks ago, we pronounced Utah dead, a casualty of a terrible stretch of scheduling and the expected rise of the Lakers. Now? They’ve won six games in a row, and have a half game lead on L.A. for the West’s last playoff spot after taking care of business against Portland last night, 112-102. Read More »
/ Mar 10, 2013 / 3:17 am
J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)
With New York mourning the 16th anniversary (are we really that old?) of the death of Biggie Smalls yesterday, the Knicks gave the city something to celebrate. But fittingly, on this day, they also announced another injury to a major star, one that might murder the rest of his season … J.R. Smith had 24 points, and Steve Novak added another 20 off the pine in New York’s 29-point dismantling of Utah, a game that was never close after the first quarter. Read More »
Enes Kanter might be known more for his crazy summer weight loss, or for his apparent appetite for cheerleaders, but hopefully more than a handful of people caught this play last night. You won’t often see a block at the rim turn into an alley-oop on the other end with the ball almost never touching the floor (damn you Jamaal Tinsley for that useless dribble). Read More »
/ Sep 3, 2012 / 1:00 am
Dwight Howard (photo. adidas)
We’re guessing the person at the Orlando Sentinel‘s ad department laughed it off as a crank call at first. We’d like to place an ad for Dwight Howard thanking Orlando. Ha ha, yeah right but I have to get back to work. But no, this was very real and very surreal. The money for the full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of the newspaper has probably already been cashed, but we’re of the thinking the supposed empathy behind the move would bounce like a bad check. Read More »
/ Apr 16, 2012 / 3:25 pm
There are a few basic certainties around basketball, from the rec league to the NBA: Players will dribble and shoot and scream “Oooohhhhh!” at the top of their lungs at contact.
No matter if it’s a full-speed encounter or the slightest thread count of jersey touching, flopping happens. On Sunday, as Sean Sweeney posted earlier today, Jeff Van Gundy read the Riot Act against flopping after Miami’s James Jones went down in an Oscar-worthy heap.
It got us thinking: What are some of the worst offenses we’ve seen? Read More »
Earlier this week we gave dap to Jamaal Tinsley for nutmeg-ing Nazr Mohammed in a Jazz victory over the Thunder. Backup guard Earl Watson is still injured so Tinsley continues to get minutes and make plays.
In last night’s victory over the Kings (Jazz are on a five-game win streak y’all), Tinsley caught Sacramento Kings forward Donte Greene sleeping on defending the inbounds pass: Read More »
/ Mar 23, 2012 / 1:19 am
Chris Paul, Dime #23
It’s true what Thomas Wolfe wrote, that you can’t go home again. OK, so saying New Orleans is Chris Paul’s home is a definite stretch, but when you spent your whole career someplace, it’s more than just a stop on a map. Read More »