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NBA / May 15, 2014 / 12:15 pm

The Brooklyn Nets Asked For This

Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Paul Pierce

It didn’t come to them exactly as planned or in the form they would have most preferred, but they got what they angled for and that was a shot at the champs. The Nets were constructed to compete against the Miami Heat, even acquiring noted Heat antagonists Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to join their cause. The duo was supposed to be the shot in the arm that provided the experience, professionalism, personality and heart anybody with a pulse could see the Nets lacked.

It almost worked, too. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 13, 2014 / 4:31 pm

The 15 Worst Playoff Collapses In NBA History

Paul Pierce

Why do we watch? If the NBA were predictable, it would simply be boring. Yet, as we all know just from this postseason alone, expect the unexpected. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards each blew double-digit second-half leads to their opponents this weekend, allowing the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers to either tie the series or take a commanding series lead. Read More »

NBA / May 12, 2014 / 10:59 pm

Video: Kevin Garnett Smashes Putback Jam

Kevin Garnett

After grabbing their first win of the series over the weekend, the Brooklyn Nets came into Game 4 on their home-court on Monday night, looking to even the series against the Heat. After trailing at halftime, the Nets came out in the second half with more intensity, which was reflected with a strong play from veteran Kevin Garnett. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 10, 2014 / 11:55 pm

LeBron James Finishes Layup Despite Flagrant Foul

Paul Pierce, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett

Brooklyn’s bonanza of three-point shooting at Barclays finally handed the Heat their first loss of the postseason Saturday night. It didn’t look like Brooklyn would win in the first quarter, though, as LeBron James steamrolled to 16 first-quarter points including a crazy layup he finished despite Paul Pierce‘s flagrant foul. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 6, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Paul Pierce Says His Dislike For LeBron Isn’t Personal

LeBron James, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

In less than an hour, the Brooklyn Nets will tip off in Miami against the 2-time defending champion Heat. For Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett it’ll be a chance to exact some revenge on LeBron James and his teammates for eliminating their Celtics in 2011 and 2012. But Pierce says any dislike of James stems from their on-court battles; it’s not a personal thing — though the two aren’t going out to movies together. Read More »

High School, Video / May 2, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 10 Most Exciting HS Players We’ve Ever Seen

Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr (photo. Douglas Sonders)

Basketball is fun. It provides jaw-dropping highlights and eye-popping plays. NBA and college hoops are full of them, but it is what happens on the high school hardwood that often goes unnoticed. While not every player “makes it” to superstardom, there are those who find unfathomable success before they are even legally allowed to drive cars. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 1, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Greatest Power Forwards In NBA History

Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan

Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA has been a big man’s league for a long time, dating all the way back to George Mikan and Bill Russell. But as the center position has increasingly moved to the perimeter, the emphasis has shifted to the four man. In today’s game, a great power forward is tasked with everything from blocking shots to stretching the defense and making three-pointers. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Smack / Apr 28, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Drake Trolls Kevin Garnett On Instagram

Kevin Garnett

After Toronto’s Game 4 win against the Nets, where the Raptors took over in the fourth quarter, even Drake was celebrating. The rapper went at Kevin Garnett on Instagram, trolling him with this classic post, saying, “Mad…or nah? See you back at the crib.” Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 24, 2014 / 10:13 pm

Jamaal Magliore Describes Kevin Garnett As “A Talker Who Can’t Back It Up”

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

Jamaal Magliore retired in 2012. Maybe that’s why he didn’t feel the need to censor himself when the question of Kevin Garnett‘s recent comments about heading to Brooklyn were brought up by a reporter for The Globe and Mail. When asked if the comments bothered him, Magliore said The Big Ticket was “a talker who can’t back it up.” Whoa now. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 23, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kevin Garnett Warns Against Coming To Brooklyn Following “F*** Brooklyn”

Kevin Garnett, Jonas Valanciunas

It’s like they’re in a buddy cop movie and Kevin Garnett is playing good cop while Paul Pierce plays bad cop for this Brooklyn team. While Pierce was busy calling the Nets soft, KG was positive about the Nets getting one of two on the road. Then the Big Ticket wondered whether Raptors GM Masai Ujiri should come to Brooklyn after his $25,000 “F*** Brooklyn” comment before the series tipped off. Read More »