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Smack / Nov 25, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Kevin Garnett Included Hakeem Olajuwon As One Of His Top 3 Trash Talkers?

Hakeem Olajuwon

There aren’t many players who can yap at an opponent on the court like Kevin Garnett. Even non-basketball fans know about the Honey Nut Cheerios rumor with Carmelo Anthony and the ensuing verbal fracas after the game. Although it was later revealed to be a total fabrication, KG had been jawing at guys like he’s got a perpetual stick of gum in his mouth for years before that night. But when ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk asked KG for his own top three trash talkers, one of the names he dropped was a big surprise. Read More »

NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Mason Plumlee On J. Johnson’s Comments, Call of Duty, KG’s Advice & More

Mason Plumlee, Lionel Hollins

After becoming a state champion in his native Indiana during his high school career, and spending four years at Duke under coach Mike Krzyzewski, seven footer Mason Plumlee found it simple to blend in with a Brooklyn Nets team last year with very real aspirations beyond the first round of the playoffs. In our conversation with Plumlee last week, we touched on his unending drive to get better, the self-sacrifice necessary to win, the fun of blowing up zombies and much more. Read More »

Video / Nov 21, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Watch Kevin Garnett Repeatedly Slap Himself In Face En Route To Court

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (photo. Nets Vine)

There’s no sense in hiding it now – we love Kevin Garnett. Stuff like this is of many, many reasons why the future Hall-of-Famer will always be one of our all-time favorites. As the Brooklyn Nets made their way through the tunnels of Chesapeake Energy Arena to begin their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Garnett trailed his teammates and repeatedly slapped himself in the face – with both hands! – to prepare for tip-off. Read More »

GIFs / Nov 18, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Shabazz Napier Turns Deron Williams Backwards

Shabazz Napier, Deron Williams

Ater battling ankle injuries the last couple seasons, Deron Williams started the 2014-15 claiming he was fully healthy and back to all-star form. We’re not sure he can say the same thing about his ankles after Shabazz Napier got done crossing him up during 95-83 Heat win in Brooklyn last night. Read More »

Video / Nov 10, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Past Meets Present In Epic Update Of NBA’s Classic “Forever” Commercial

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James (photo. Slamdunk Mixmakin”

Have you ever wondered what Derrick Rose would look like playing with Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan? How Paul George measures up to a prime, healthy Tracy McGrady? If LeBron James’ aerial exploits compare to Julius Erving’s? You won’t ever find out, unfortunately, but this epic update of classic NBA spot “Forever” is the closest you’ll come to doing so. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Deron Williams: “Everybody’s Pretty Much Written Me Off”

Deron Williams

Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams has been a shell of his former self since getting dealt from Utah to NJ/Brooklyn towards the end of the 2010-11 season. But he feels “a lot more confident” coming into the 2014-15 season and his teammates back up his positive self-assessment. Read More »

Smack / Oct 27, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Kevin Garnett: “I Have A Little Bit Of An Edge To Me This Year”

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett wasn’t satisfied with his oft-dispiriting play of last season, and has a way to ensure that similar struggles won’t plague him in 2014-2015. How? By playing with an “edge” that the notoriously intense future Hall-of-Famer apparently lacked in his first season with the Brookyn Nets. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 6, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Kevin Garnett’s Amusing Update On Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace

For a certain generation of basketball fan, Rasheed Wallace is everything you’ve ever wanted in an NBA player. The former Pistons, Blazers and — on the downside of his career — Celtics and Knicks forward was eminently quotable and probably the most unique basketball personality to come along during the advent of the big-time basketball blogs (e.g. Yahoo’s “Ball Don’t Lie“). ‘Sheed formerly* an assistant coach with the Pistons, but when long-time on-court rival and off-court friend Kevin Garnett was asked about him, Garnett gave the quote of the preseason. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”

Kevin Love, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

Now that Kevin Love has joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, NBA fans can rest easy that this season will not pass by (in fact, the real worry might be how many minutes can pass by) without hearing the words “The Big Three.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Kevin Garnett Won’t Commit To 2014-2015 As His Final Season

Kevin Garnett

The Brooklyn Nets officially met the media for the first of the 2014-2015 season today. Though all players had at least some contact with reporters throughout the offseason, there was one extremely notable exception: Kevin Garnett. The Big Ticket’s future was in limbo for the majority of the summer, a reality owed as much to his silence as Brooklyn’s collective insistence that it was unaware of his plans for 2014-2015. Read More »