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Smack / Sep 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Dwyane Wade Used A “Hollywood As Hell” Backdrop At His Wedding

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union got married over the weekend. Everyone involved with the wedding reportedly signed non-disclosure agreements, so we probably won’t hear much about the actual proceedings. Still, several Instagram photos did make their way online and showed us how Wade turned a Joakim Noah quote into a wedding backdrop. Read More »

Baller's Blueprint, NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Our All-Star Soccer Squad Starring NBA Players

Steve Nash

The games are similar, basketball and soccer. Both are contact sports with little protective equipment; both have goals (or baskets) on the two sides of the field (or court) where a player must put the ball in to score points. Both have situations where a costly turnover could quickly turn into a counterattack or fast-break and cost a team points. Both games require elite athleticism, and players from both sports get paid tons of money to play their game at an elite level.

That’s where the similarities end between soccer and basketball, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a full soccer team with NBA stars. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 28, 2014 / 5:00 pm

adidas Unveils Crazylight Boost (Pics)

adidas Crazylight Boost

LAS VEGAS — As part of the adidas Boost innovation unveiling yesterday, which included the newest addition to the Derrick Rose line, the adidas D Rose 5 Boost, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard stopped by to introduce the boost addition to the Crazylight franchise with the adidas Crazylight Boost that will grace the feet of a select few number of NBA players next season — the first to use boost on an NBA hardwood. Read More »

Smack / Jul 27, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Joakim Noah Is Happy For LeBron, But Hopes To “Kick His Ass”

Joakim Noah, LeBron James

With LeBron James leaving South Beach for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA lost one of its better rivalries of the past few seasons: the “Hollywood as hell” Miami Heat versus the rough-and-tumble Chicago Bulls. Reigning Defensive Player of the Year and general LeBron-agitator Joakim Noah, though, is already sparking flames between The King’s new team and his own. Though happy for James and the people of Cleveland, Noah recently said he hopes the Bulls “kick [LeBron’s] ass as many times as possible.” Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 1, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Derrick Rose Scheduled To Take Part In Bulls’ Pitch To ‘Melo

Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Tyson Chandler

Chicago’s former MVP and twice-injured point guard, Derrick Rose, has always remained outside the pale when it comes to recruiting superstars to Chicago. He’s publicly said he’s against it, preferring to battle against the best with his current group of teammates. Except a recent report from the Chicago Tribune might mean he’s directly involved in Chicago’s pitch to Carmelo Anthony today. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack, Twitter / Jun 30, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Did Joakim Noah Subtweet Derrick Rose About ‘Melo?

Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose reiterated his stance on wooing potential free agents in a chat with Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears this weekend. This flies in the face of what his teammate, Joakim Noah, and coach Tom Thibodeau have been doing behind the scenes in an attempt to sign free agent Carmelo Anthony. Was Noah referencing this disconnect with a tweet today? Read More »

Latest News / Jun 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Noah & George Headline 2014 All-Defensive Teams

Joakim Noah

The NBA announced the 2014 All-Defensive teams today. The first team comprises of Defensive Player Of The Year Joakim Noah, Paul George, Chris Paul, Serge Ibaka and Andre Iguodala. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Stars Who Went Missing In The NBA Playoffs

John Wall, George Hill

The NBA is “Where Amazing Happens” and the 2014 NBA Playoffs have given a new definition to the word amazing. Living on the East Coast, each morning as I stretched my arms and grabbed my iPhone, highlights would show up of yet another late-night, overtime game being decided in the final moments. The NBA Playoffs can make or break a career for a player, especially those perceived as “stars”. Have one bad game and basketball Twitter will open the casket and dig a grave. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / May 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Report: Joakim Noah Still Courting ‘Melo For Bulls

Joakim Noah, Carmelo Anthony

After all-star weekend in New Orleans, word spread that Bulls center Joakim Noah had been actively recruiting Carmelo Anthony to sign with Chicago this summer when ‘Melo opts out of his Knicks deal and becomes a free agent on July 1. Now comes a report from the Chicago Sun-Times that Noah continued to talk up Chicago with ‘Melo throughout the season. Read More »

NBA / May 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm

10 Players That Suffer From Michael Jordan Syndrome

Russell Westbrook

Michael Jordan played in two of the greatest basketball eras in NBA history and left his mark on the game through his will and attempt to win every game he ever played. If you did not know already, MJ has a competitive drive that is not comparable to any human being. I am talking about a guy that made it to the greatest honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame and still dwelled upon not being able to play. Read More »