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Smack / Jul 16, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Jerry West Says Kobe Bryant Probably Isn’t Going To Win Another Title

Jerry West

While walking down the street, TMZ‘s always awkward and never professional street reporter caught up with The Logo Jerry West, and asked him a series of annoying questions about Kobe Bryant. After asking him whether he’d flee for another championship contender if he was in Kobe’s Nikes, which West gracefully neglected to answer, further interrogation finally led Mr. Clutch to admit Mamba probably wasn’t going to win another title. Read More »

Smack / Jun 20, 2014 / 10:30 am

Spurs Owner & Jerry West Shade Phil Jackson

Peter Holt

After the Spurs won the 2014 NBA Finals, their legacy, and their consistency during 17 plus straight seasons with 50 wins or more — not to mention five titles — became a popular narrative around the league. It’s their first title that’s the impetus behind the back-and-forth between Spurs owner Peter Holt and former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Plus, Laker for life, Jerry West, threw some shade at Jackson, too, though more implicitly. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 9, 2014 / 3:15 pm

The 10 Greatest Shooting Guards In NBA History

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

The shooting guard position is a thing of beauty. Michael Jordan came into the league and dominated his spot and the NBA like no other player has ever done. Aside from Jordan, other players such as Clyde Drexler, Jerry West, Earl Monroe and many others were, at one point in time, considered one of the top talents at shooting guard. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Draft Classes Of All Time

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

The 2014 NBA Draft has seen an enormous amount of hype, if it yields anything less than three or four future stars, it will be considered a disappointment. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum and Julius Randle highlight a cast of talented youngsters. Assuming some of these NBA hopefuls reach their ceilings, we could be looking back at this draft class as one of the best ever. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

A Breakdown Of Every 60-Point Game In NBA History

Carmelo Anthony

There is a special place of being, an existential plateau that transcends the game of hoops. When an individual has no fear and the utmost confidence, we as the fans get to witness something truly special. Last week, Carmelo Anthony had a scoring explosion that will be remembered by Knicks fans long after his modest achievements with the franchise are forgotten. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 16, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 20 Most Marketable NBA Players Ever

Penny Hardaway

As basketball continues to grow as a globalized sport, NBA players are raking in more endorsements and more opportunities than ever before. While NBA players get paid millions to play the game of basketball, some make most of their money off endorsements and business ventures/partnerships with companies. It is the only reason we see Kobe Bryant endorsing a Turkish airline, taking selfies around the world with soccer great Lionel Messi. Read More »

NBA / Jan 9, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The 15 Best Shooting Duos In NBA History

Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry

It’s rare when you can have two extremely gifted shooters on your team. The game just flows easier when you have multiple guys that can knock down shots from the stripe. After their breakout performances in last year’s playoffs, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (also known as “The Splash Brothers”) received the ultimate praise from their head coach Mark Jackson when he said in the Western Conference Semifinals last May, “I said I’ve got the greatest shooting backcourt that’s ever played the game.” Read More »

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 / 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 / Aug 20, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The Top 25 NBA Players You Want Taking The Game’s Last Shot

Ray Allen

Whether fair or unfair, it’s safe to say that today’s athletes are judged foremostly upon their ability to shine when the stakes are the highest.

It’s the same in every sport: playoff greatness is simply far more significant than regular season success. Likewise, performances late in games are consistently put under heavy scrutiny, while a tendency to produce in the early stages of competition is often deemed irrelevant if one is unable to reach that same level when the outcome is on the line. Read More »