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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 »

NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 4:15 pm

NBA’s 20 Most Underpaid Players

Isaiah Thomas

The term underpaid isn’t the perfect adjective to describe athletes who make a pretty penny when compared to the common person. So I am going to take this somewhere my editors might not want me to go, but we are going to discuss NBA players providing great value in relation to their respective contracts. Read More »

NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Reunited: The Top 10 NBA “Homecomings” You Should Be Excited About This Season

Chauncey Billups

This season, we’ll see what feels like an unprecedented number of players and coaches reunited with their former teams. After a flurry of offseason moves, we’re taking a moment to celebrate some of the best “homecomings” of the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 31, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: The Nets Top 10 Plays From Last Season

Gerald Green

For a team that was truly garbage last year, the Nets still had one of the best point guards in the league, one of the most explosive dunkers in the league, one of the most exciting rookies in the league, and one of the most hated players in the league. Not bad for a lottery team playing its final season in New Jersey. Naturally, those four players dominate this top 10 list. Read More »

Smack / Jul 2, 2012 / 1:00 am

The Omer Asik Sweepstakes Take Over; CP3 Gets An Offer He Can Refuse

Omer Asik Blocks Dwyane Wade At The Rim, Comes Back Bloodied

Most of the buzz since free agency hit at midnight was about, surprisingly, Omer Asik. He was courted by the Trail Blazers but ultimately has signed an offer sheet with Houston, one the Bulls now can match. The deal is for three years and $25 million, with about $12 million of that likely to come in the third year. Before you scoff, he can rebound like few others — only six guys in the league had a 25 percent defensive rebounding rate and 12 percent on offense, SI’s Zach Lowe tweeted out. Read More »

Overseas / Jun 19, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Israeli Basketball Writer David Pick Talks Euroleague, Maccabi Tel Aviv and LeBron James

Jordan Farmar

Israel is known as the Holy Land and a place rich with history and culture, but what many people don’t know is that it is also home to high level basketball. Since 2000, Israel has been one of the biggest basketball hotbeds in Europe. Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel’s top team, won Euroleague titles in 2001, 2004, and 2005, and reached the Euroleague title game in 2006 and 2008. They also produced NBA players Anthony Parker, Omri Casspi, Maceo Baston, and Sarunas Jasikevicius, and beat the Toronto Raptors in an exhibition game, 105-103, in 2005. Additionally, many NBA players including Jordan Farmar, Trevor Booker, J.J. Hickson, and Avery Bradley spent the lockout playing in Israel. I caught up with David Pick, a writer for Eurobasket.com covering the Euroleague and Israeli basketball, to talk about the lockout, the Israeli Super League, and LeBron James. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 11, 2012 / 10:15 am

Video: The Top 10 Clutch Shots Of The NBA Season

Carmelo Anthony

I might be one of the few out there who prescribes to the theory that being clutch isn’t real. It’s merely a mirage; it comes and it goes. But still, I can respect someone stepping into the moment, and driving a knife through the chest of an opponent. Plus, if there was no such thing as “clutch,” we would’ve never seen the Sam Cassell “Big Balls” dance. Read More »

NBA / Apr 9, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Just Like ‘Melo: The NBA’s Top 10 Clutch Threes of This Season

Jeremy Lin Game Winning Three Toronto Raptors

Not all clutch three-pointers are made the same, as Carmelo Anthony showed on Sunday against Chicago. His threes to tie and win the Easter classic came with at least 10 seconds left in the game but caught the Bulls unaware each time precisely because of the timing.

But sometimes you don’t have that luxury of time he did. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 2, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Video: March’s Top 10 NBA Plays

Danilo Gallinari

They could’ve just re-titled this as the best game winners from March and it would’ve worked as well. From Dwyane Wade to Derrick Rose, some of the best shots this season came last month. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 13, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.13

Brandon Jennings

Beast of the Night: Brandon Jennings finished with 34 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and six three-pointers last night. He shot 52 percent (12-23) from the floor, 80 percent (4-5) from the free-throw line and had one turnover. After struggling through February, Jennings is averaging 25.0 points, 4.0 boards, 7.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.0 threes in his first seven games this month. He’s been a top 30 stud so far this season. Read More »