The Lakers suffered their worst loss in franchise history on Thursday night, falling to the Clippers, 142-94 in an abortion of every defensive principle at the professional level. As such, the media has deemed it the changing of the guard in Los Angeles since the Lakers suffered the ignominy of such a lopsided loss at the hands of Staples Center partners, the Clippers. But before we overreact to a single game in an injury-plagued Lakers season, let’s not forget that it’s the Lakers and Clippers we’re talking about, and the Clippers still have yet to ever advance beyond the second round of the playoffs. Read More »
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As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »
Kobe Bryant could make anything amazing, even a piano. In this latest gem from Foot Locker, watch the Mamba craft something beautiful with his own hands. Foot Locker has put out some amazing commercials over the past few years, but this ranks right up there with the best of them. You could imagine Kobe actually doing this. Read More »
Like we were campaigning for office, the heated debates we get swept up in concerning the greatest NBA players of all time have become as much a part of our lives as the game themselves.
That’s only been amplified with the career of LeBron James cresting at its highest point, as well as Kevin Durant earning the recognition of challenging for MVP. As long as those two continue to play at a Hall of Fame-bound level, they’ll be the subject of abject criticism and have their careers picked apart. Read More »
The Philadelphia 76ers retired Allen Iverson‘s No. 3 jersey at halftime on Saturday night with the Wizards in town. A bespectacled AI wearing a bucket hat told the assembled 20,000 throng of ardent AI onlookers, “They all wanted me to talk about how much y’all loved me, but trust me, the feeling was mutual.” Read More »
Some of our readers might not be old enough to remember just how important Horace Grant was to the first Bulls 3-peat, and how the Orlando Magic team he joined before the 1995-96 season eliminated Michael Jordan and the Bulls from the playoffs when MJ had first come back from baseball. Grant also played with Anfernee Hardaway, Kobe Bryant and of course Shaq — on both the Magic and Lakers. With all his experience being surrounded by some of the best players of the late 1980s, 1990s and early millennium, you just know his tête-à-tête with Bill Simmons for Grantland is gonna hit an anecdotal apex. Read More »
With the release of a new series with Powerade entitled “Streetball Court,” LeBron James is part of a cast of elite basketball players that have appeared in commercials under a different alias. In the series, James stars as Judge James, enforcing the rules of basketball to ballers that simply do not get the ethics of streetball; “Thou shall drink their own drink” or call “the ticky-tacky foul”. Read More »
James Harden never dreamed he’d be an NBA All-Star and one of the top players on a championship-contending Rockets team that’s in the thick of a tight Western Conference playoff race for the top seed. Since being traded from Oklahoma City to Houston in the late fall of 2012, he’s learned that he takes a lot more punishment as the man for the Rockets. So he’s got to take better care of his body, and that means a new sport drink, better eating habits and an eclectic workout regimen.
Harden spoke with Dime about his new premium sports drink, Body Armor, his childhood basketball idol, and more right before he and his teammates were set to fly from Phoenix to Sacramento to play the Kings tonight. Read More »
Kobe Bryant has been out since December 17 this season with a fractured lateral tibial plateau, but after getting re-evaluated by the Lakers’ team physician, his timetable has been extended another three weeks when the Lakers will look at the knee again. Bryant is experiencing swelling, continued pain and soreness in the damaged left knee, and there is some muted talk he might not return at all. Read More »
The 2014 trade deadline has passed, and the Lakers have stayed relatively unchanged. LA’s lone move involved sending point guard Steve Blake to Golden State in return for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks, but it was primarily a salary dump and a minor one at that since Blake only stands to make $4 million this year against the cap. But perhaps the biggest problem with Blake’s departure is how close he was with Kobe Bryant, who took to Twitter to voice his disgruntlement with the move. Read More »