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Latest News / Sep 22, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Darko Milicic Is Becoming A Professional Kick-Boxer

Carmelo Anthony, Darko Milicic

The Human Victory Cigar who last played in the NBA for the Celtics during the 2011-12 season, Darko Milicic, is making a career change according to website NBASerbia.com. The No. 2 pick in the celebrated 2003 NBA Draft, is joining WAKO, the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations. Meanwhile, the player selected directly after Darko, Carmelo Anthony, signed a five-year, $124 million to remain with the New York Knicks this summer. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 13, 2014 / 10:18 pm

Report: Joe Dumars Out As GM Of Pistons But Will Remain As Advisor

Joe Dumars, Tom Gores, Isiah Thomas

According to one of those ubiquitous sources, “familiar with the situation,” the Detroit Pistons have elected not to renew Joe Dumars’ contract as the head of basketball operations. Earlier in the week, the Detroit News reported Dumars was telling peers this would be his last season at the helm of personnel in Motown. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Joe Dumars Likely To Resign As Pistons GM

Joe Dumars

He’s taken some hits over the last decade at the helm in Detroit, and now Pistons GM Joe Dumars appears ready to resign at season’s end after another disappointing season that will end with the Pistons again missing the playoffs. The offseason signings of Brandon Jennings, in a sign-and-trade with Milwaukee, and the free agent acquisition of Josh Smith, did little to squash the losing that’s pervaded in Detroit during the last half-decade, and now Dumars is telling people around the NBA he’s going to resign, perhaps as soon as this week. 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, Smack / Mar 3, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Brandon Jennings Says The Pistons Didn’t Give Maurice Cheeks “Enough Time”

Maurice Cheeks, Brandon Jennings

The Pistons are 2-7 since firing coach Maurice Cheeks and replaced him with interim coach John Loyer. While acknowledging that Loyer is fine, Detroit’s point guard Brandon Jennings isn’t happy how fast Cheeks saw the axe. With multiple new players in a Pistons uniform this season, Jennings felt Cheeks deserved more time to create a cohesive unit. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 9, 2014 / 4:11 pm

Report: Maurice Cheeks Fired As Pistons Coach

Maurice Cheeks

Early Sunday morning, Pistons general manager Joe Dumars informed Maurice Cheeks he had been let go as the coach of the underperforming Pistons, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Sources tell Woj, Pistons owner Tom Gores was behind the firing and Dumars advocated that Cheeks be given more time. Read More »

NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Eastern Conference Starting Lineups

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Not everyone can have the same history as the Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Eastern Conference starting lineups. From Michael Jordan all the way down to Kemba Walker — yes, Kemba Walker — here are the top players at every position for every East franchise. Read More »

Smack / Nov 18, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Please Stop Shooting Three-Pointers, Josh Smith

Josh Smith

After losing last night, the Pistons are 3-6 on the year. If Detroit was like Manhattan, there would be at least five articles this morning about how Joe Dumars needs to be fired, and his moves this offseason haven’t worked. But there’s a lot of season left to fix things in Motown. One thing that can be fixed today is convincing Josh Smith to ignore his next open three-pointer. Read More »

NBA / Oct 23, 2013 / 11:45 am

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: The Pacers Are The New “Bad Boys”

RoyHibbert

With the NBA season less than a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re introducing you to the new age “Bad Boys” from Indiana… 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 »