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FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 24, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Report: Wall Added To Team USA Training Camp Roster

John Wall

Notably absent from Team USA’s 28-man pool of potential players for the 2014 FIBA World Cup squad upon its original January announcement was Washington Wizards point guard John Wall. Less than a week from the opening of training camp, though, USA Basketball has seemingly admitted its mistake – sources told ESPN that Wall has been added to the roster. Read More »

NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Breaking Down The New Eastern Conference Contenders

Joakim Noah, Nene

With one Sports Illustrated essay, the entire hierarchy in the Eastern Conference was destroyed.

The Miami Heat, the champions of the Eastern Conference for the last four seasons, lost their best player. The Cleveland Cavaliers, an Eastern Conference laughing stock for the last four years, instantly became Las Vegas’ favorites to win the championship next year, and between all that, a number of other teams improved as well. Read More »

NBA / Jun 10, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Trevor Booker on Wiz Playoff Run, Gortat’s “300″ Impressions & More

Trevor Booker

For what Washington Wizards Power Forward Trevor Booker lacks in size he makes up with his blue-collar approach. At 6-8, the Clemson product wore many hats this season for an exciting Washington Wizards team that made the playoffs for the first time since a DeShawn StevensonLeBron James beef turned into a Jay-Z diss track. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Cavs Will Offer Kyrie Irving Max Extension

Kyrie Irving

Reports surfaced the Cleveland Cavaliers were thinking of bucking the conventional wisdom by not offering two-time all-star Kyrie Irving a maximum extension this summer. It appears those rumors were false. Read More »

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Next Wave Of The 15 Most Marketable NBA Stars

Damian Lillard

As the NBA continues to grow globally; companies in the international markets have reached out to some of the game’s youngest, brightest and biggest stars to promote their products across the world. Even if it means paying a hefty price to lock down a potential superstar, NBA personalities have become some of the biggest brands in the world. In the age of social media, the culture has changed and fans are following their favorite players more closely than ever. Read More »

Smack / Jun 4, 2014 / 10:45 am

After Randy Wittman Extension, Marcin Gortat Wants Him To Finally Dunk

Randy Wittman, Marcin Gortat

After finishing 44-38 with the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, the Wizards easily got by the Bulls in the first round and took two games from the Pacers in the Conference Semifinals. Head coach Randy Wittman was awarded with a 3-year extension, so now center Marcin Gortat wants him to make good on his promise to dunk the ball. Read More »

Smack / Jun 2, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Nick Young Birthday Bash Had A 1990′s Theme

Nick Young

The Lakers had a terrible season this year, but that hasn’t stopped Nick Young from making the most of his time in Los Angeles. He started his off-season by partying with his girlfriend Iggy Azalea, he threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game, and even found time to pose with wax models. This weekend, Young celebrated his birthday with a 1990s-themed party. Read More »

Smack / May 19, 2014 / 10:24 pm

Are John Wall & Bradley Beal The Best Backcourt In The NBA? Wall Thinks So

Bradley Beal, John Wall

A lot of people figured the Wizards made a mistake giving John Wall a max extension last summer. But the former No. 1 pick led the Wizards to a No. 5 seed in the East and a thorough, 4-1 beatdown of the Bulls in the first round. Now Wall believes he and second-year shooting guard Bradley Beal are the best backcourt in the NBA. Read More »

NBA / May 16, 2014 / 3:00 pm

John Wall’s Top 10 Plays Of The NBA Season

John Wall

After having a career season that included an All-Star appearance, his first playoff berth and a Slam Dunk Contest win, John Wall‘s output fell apart against the Pacers. In Games 1, 2, 4 and 6, Wall combined for just 43 points. On the series, he shot under 37 percent from the floor. It’s no surprise that the Wizards’ best performance came during Wall’s best game (Game 5: 27 points, five rebounds and five assists). Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 14, 2014 / 1:15 pm

John Wall & Marcin Gortat Help Wiz Blow Pacers Away

John Wall

The Washington Wizards faced elimination on Tuesday night playing in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. John Wall and Marcin Gortat had been struggling in the first round, but in Game 5, they both delivered with huge performances during a lopsided 102-79 win that was even more of a blowout than the score suggests. Read More »