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NBA / Dec 19, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The 5 Most Dysfunctional Franchises In The NBA

Shaun Livingston, Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson

Andrea Bargnani (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

If there’s one thing more entertaining than a franchise that has all of its bearings together and knows how to put out a great, watchable product, it’s a franchise that is capable of doing the exact opposite. A dysfunctional franchise is a gift to the casual NBA viewer in need of entertainment through the early, slower part of the regular season. Even though the team is usually bad — there are dysfunctional franchises that could put out a respectable team — it brings so much joy to watch a team struggle at some of the most simple aspects of the game. Read More »

NBA / Dec 6, 2013 / 3:15 pm

10 NBA Players That Fell Off This Season

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (Photo. Gary Land)

With an NBA offseason that’s about five months long, it’s always curious how much can change in such a short amount of time. Some players can go from unknown names to All-Stars and other players may look like they left all their basketball talent on some beach somewhere. One must wonder if some of this drop in production is from a lack of offseason training, old age or just a loss of talent. Whatever the case is, this season has showcased a few players that have fallen off. Here are 10 of the most noticeable. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Dec 6, 2013 / 11:30 am

Kevin Garnett Doesn’t Understand Bargnani’s Italian Trash Talk

Andrea Bargnani, Kevin Garnett

Andrea Bargnani was New York’s “sacrificial lamb” last night, according to Carmelo Anthony. When the Knicks walloped intra-city *rival* Brooklyn on Thursday night, Bargnani and Kevin Garnett were involved in a few dust-ups with Bargnani finally getting tossed early in the fourth quarter. Read More »

High School / Dec 5, 2013 / 4:45 pm

The 25 Most Hyped High School Basketball Recruits Of All Time

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (photo. McDonald’s All-American Games)

We all remember the players from high school that were the hyped uncontrollably, right? You know, the ones that were given notoriety few players at any level can match. From nationally televised games to documentaries, some were given the red carpet treatment even before they attended their senior prom. There are the ones who lived up to it and, well, the ones that fall short. Read More »

NBA / Dec 3, 2013 / 10:15 pm

Video: Kevin Garnett Runs The Floor And Finishes With Authority

Kevin Garnett, Kenneth Faried

Kevin Garnett proves that he can still lay it down with this big dunk over Kenneth Faried. After receiving a timely pass from Shaun Livingston in transition during the first quarter of Tuesday’s Nets vs. Nuggets game, KG showed that he still has the legs to run the floor on the break and finish strong at the rim. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 25, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Watch Uncut Kevin Garnett “Hear What You Want” Beats By Dre Ad

Kevin Garnett

It’s been a rough opening month for the Brooklyn Nets and summer acquisition Kevin Garnett. The new Nets are mired in a 3-10 start that has them towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference and KG can’t buy a bucket right now. That’s why he might want to throw on the Beats by Dre studio wireless headphones. Read More »

NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

50 Best Nicknames In NBA History

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect”Paul Pierce

In many cases, what Pierce said was true (see what I did there?). Many guys on this list earned their nicknames for great play on the court, and by no coincidence most of the best players in the history of the league appear on this list. Others earned their nicknames from funny commercials or movies, while still more earned them for just funny looks. We stayed away from shortening of names like “T-Mac” and “J-Kidd” or initials like “KJ,” focusing simply on the best nicknames. Read More »

NBA / Nov 21, 2013 / 2:45 pm

The NBA’s 5 Best Outlet Passers

Kevin Love

Kevin Love (photo. Blake Peterson)

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 / Nov 20, 2013 / 3:00 pm

NBA’s 20 Most Overpaid Players

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

It took a bitter, drawn-out battle that interrupted the 2011-12 season in order to stop front offices from blowing all of their money on a single player, and to prevent further careless spending. Before then, however, bad contracts were prevalent: $100 million deals to anyone that could be considered an All-Star and role players that wound up being traded or waived two years later after signing a $50 million deal. Read More »

NBA / Nov 18, 2013 / 2:15 pm

20 NBA Players Who Could Beat Up Deebo

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph, Dime #19

The movie Friday, the 1995 stoner flick featuring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, has become a cult classic over the years. I wanted to begin with a nice quote from the movie, but they all read like a Matt Barnes tweet. Anyway, the film surrounds a 16-hour period in which two unemployed bums (Craig and Smokey, played by Cube and Tucker respectively) must pay a local drug dealer $200 or risk facing his wrath. Read More »