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NBA, Smack / Jan 9, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Kevin Love Chastises Teammates After Gerald Green’s Game-Winner

Corey Brewer, Nikola Pekovic, Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love

The Minnesota Timberwolves are supposed to be in contention in a tough Western Conference, but after falling to the Suns on Wednesday night, 104-103, after a last-second Gerald Green jumper — they’re currently at the No. 10 spot in the West, two and a half games behind Dallas for the eighth seed and four and a half games behind the surprising Suns. Perhaps that’s why Kevin Love took the opportunity in his post-game comments to grouse about his teammates. Read More »

NBA, Video Games / Nov 8, 2013 / 2:15 pm

J.J. Barea Accompanied By Super Mario Bros. “Invincibility” Music

J.J. Barea

Widdle ‘Wolves guard J.J. Barea is an NBA champion, and used to date a former Miss Universe, so he’s got a good life. But is he invincible? After a writer suggested watching all of J.J. Barea’s on-court action accompanied by the Super Mario Bros. “Invincibility” music, it got made, and it’s pretty fantastic. 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 21, 2013 / 2:00 pm

5 Reasons to Watch The 2013-14 Minnesota Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love

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, a Timberwolves team we just want to see healthy for a full season. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 6, 2013 / 11:10 am

Chris Paul’s Top 10 Crossovers

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Daymon Gardner)

[Happy birthday to one of our favorite players, Chris Paul. For his big day, check out this list we put together a little while back celebrating CP3's Top 10 Crossovers.]

Chris Paul is the best point guard in the NBA. There’s no debating that. Anything you need from a point guard Paul can do. Need assists? Paul dished 9.7 assists a night this season. Need defense? Paul led the league in steals with 2.4 a game. Need points? Paul was third in scoring on the Los Angeles Clippers with 16.4 a night (that number jumped to 22.8 in the playoffs). Need ballhandling? Paul dribbles like the basketball is just an extension of his fingers. Read More »

Smack / Apr 16, 2013 / 1:17 am

Norris Cole Shows Miami Doesn’t Need The Big Three; Andray Blatche’s Revenge

Norris Cole

On a day that will forever be linked with sadness, death and despair, a backup point guard turned in the most heartwarming story on the NBA schedule. It was of little importance within the grand scheme of life, especially after spending hours trained to the television yesterday afternoon, but watching Norris Cole get extended minutes in his hometown and light up the Cavs was fun. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 5, 2013 / 2:45 pm

Watch J.J. Barea Call Ray Allen a “Fu**ing Pu**y”

j.j. barea calls ray allen a fucking pussy

You may have seen this clip making the rounds today, but here it is for you. Last night the Miami Heat rolled the Minnesota Timberwolves on their home floor last night, and at least one of the T-Wolves couldn’t take it any more and snapped. Read More »

Smack / Jan 4, 2013 / 3:33 am

New York Runs Tired San Antonio Into The Ground; J.J. Barea Doesn’t Need Kevin Love To Bust Denver

J.R. Smith

In a game where New York’s interior defense built a wall around the paint and allowed San Antonio just 12 points, it was appropriate the Knicks’ bucket to cap the win came on the inside. J.R. Smith (20 points, five boards and zero turnovers) threw down a bananas alley-oop from Pablo Prigioni by catching the oop at the waist and flushing with a reverse in the Knicks’ 100-83 victory. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 26, 2012 / 10:46 pm

J.J. Barea Explodes on Fast Break into a Spin Move

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Smack / Dec 21, 2012 / 1:34 am

Minnesota Wrecks Oklahoma City’s Big Win Streak; LeBron Crushes Dallas

J.J. Barea

Minnesota’s burliest player took over in the first half. Its smallest came through with a giant sleight-of-hand charge in the fourth quarter to ice the 99-93 win. Ding, dong, a pair of Thunder dozen-game winning streaks are dead — their overall streak, plus a 12-gamer just over the T-Wolves. The lesson: Good things happen when Nikola Pekovic scores 20 points — the Timberwolves were 5-0 when he hit that entering Thursday night, when Pekovic knocked down 8-of-12 shots in the first half alone for 18 points. He’d finish with 24 and 10. Read More »