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NBA / Nov 21, 2013 / 2:45 pm

The NBA’s 5 Best Outlet Passers

Kevin Love

The art of an outlet pass is one of the most beautiful sights in the game of basketball. For those that are in the dark regarding outlet passing, it is a pass – typically long – from a defender following the opposing team’s made basket, defensive rebound, or steal to start a fast break. It is typically made by a big man, and usually in the form of an overhead pass. It is not as flashy as an alley-oop, but when executed correctly, the result is equally as thrilling. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 14, 2013 / 5:00 pm

10 Of The Best TV Show Appearances By NBA Players

Kevin Garnett

When it’s time to hang up the sneaks, there are very few basketball players that can make the transition to the TV screen. Being a great athlete is one thing but making the transition to being an actor is another. Let’s be honest, many have tried and quite a few have crashed and burned (cough, coughDarius Miles in Perfect Score) but there are a few that have the potential to star in their own TV series. Read More »

NBA / Oct 12, 2013 / 4:00 pm

10 Of The Most Unbreakable Records In NBA History

Wilt Chamberlain

Records are meant to be broken. This applies to all professional sports, as fans relish a player’s quest to make his mark in the record books. Before the dawn of League Pass or YouTube or televised games, fans could learn of a player’s dominance and value from the record books. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Oct 4, 2013 / 10:30 am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says Dwight Howard Lacks The Basketball IQ Required To Be A Dominant Player

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dwight Howard

First, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — that lengthy antagonist of Bruce Lee — praised Dwight Howard and his “extraordinary athletic ability.” But then he goes on to say during ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday, that “Dwight’s basketball IQ is not up-to-speed for him to be a dominant player.” Obviously, this is Jabbar’s opinion, but is he right? Read More »

NBA / Oct 3, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Dwight Howard Feels Like An “Even Bigger Villain” This Year But Vows To Change Perception By Winning

Dwight Howard

New Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has courted controversy for the last two summers. In the summer of 2012, it was all about what the Magic would do with their malcontent superstar. This past summer, it was where he would go in free agency. He turned down more money to stay with the Lakers and signed with the Rockets. He now feels like an “even bigger villain,” but he’s vowing to change that perception by bringing a title to Houston. 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 »

GIFs, Twitter / Sep 16, 2013 / 10:45 am

Video: Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First NBA Game

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I’ve been busy this weekend moving from Brooklyn to just outside the city that birthed one of the most dominating centers in NBA history: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Before Kareem — when he went by Lew Alcinder, and before he would win 6 MVP awards and 5 NBA titles over a twenty-year Hall-of-Fame career — Lew was the 3-time NCAA champion making his pro debut in Milwaukee as he shared on Friday. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 10, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Shaq’s All-Time Starting Five Will Surprise You

Reebok Shaqnosis

Shaquille O’Neal stopped by Rucker Park last night to take in some of the action on the legendary Harlem court and talk about the upcoming re-release of his celebrated Reebok creation, the Shaqnosis. We also asked Shaq about his all-time starting five and his answer might give you a suprise. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 16, 2013 / 10:16 pm

Photo: Brittney Griner & Kareem Compare The Size Of Their Hands

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Brittney Griner

After tutoring Andrew Bynum during the big man’s first few years in the NBA, legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is working out the WNBA’s No. 1 draft pick Brittney Griner this summer. Among other things, he’s *gasp* teaching her how to shoot the skyhook. If perfected, that would be a truly unstoppable shot in the WNBA, especially with Griner’s size. Read More »

Smack / Apr 25, 2013 / 12:35 am

Oklahoma City Thunder Survive Massive Meltdown; The Georges Rip Atlanta a New One; A Brittney Griner Photo Leaves Us Speechless

Russell Westbrook

Mid-way through the fourth quarter of last night’s Thunder/Rockets game, Oklahoma City was up 15 at one point and for a minute Houston looked like they were just trying to stay in touch. Russell Westbrook (29 points) was slashing to the cup, Serge Ibaka was knocking down mid-range jumpers and Kevin Martin was pump-faking everyone in red to stick wide open threes. It was about to be bad for Houston. But then a crazy mix of James Harden (36 points), Patrick Beverley and Carlos Delfino happened, Read More »