TAG: Kurt Rambis

NBA, Video / Oct 23, 2013 / 1:45 pm

20 Craziest Fights In NBA History

fights

Gone are the days where two NBA teams who straight-up didn’t like each other could get together and elevate their rivalry with a brawl. Good riddance. Those who enjoy watching titans inflict pain on each other can find plenty of other vices to quench their thirst for violence. In fact, there are entire weekends devoted to it, with the college and professional rankings of football dedicated to humans crashing into each other and hoping they hurt their opponent as much as they want to hurt them. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 10, 2013 / 11:30 pm

Must Watch: Phil Jackson Attached To Showtime Drama About Professional Basketball

Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss

This is too good to be true, and we doubt it sees the light of day (remember ESPN’s Playmakers?), but Variety reports Phil Jackson is attached to a new Showtime drama surrounding a family behind a professional basketball franchise. It’s a clear example of art imitating life, and we’re already getting Showtime just in case. Read More »

NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Reunited: The Top 10 NBA “Homecomings” You Should Be Excited About This Season

Chauncey Billups

This season, we’ll see what feels like an unprecedented number of players and coaches reunited with their former teams. After a flurry of offseason moves, we’re taking a moment to celebrate some of the best “homecomings” of the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 7, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Million Dollar Ballers “Goggles” Collection

Million Dollar Ballers "Googles" Collection

After hitting gold with their last couple of collections, Million Dollar Ballers might’ve outdone themselves again. Their latest collection honors the greatest frontcourt ever to strap on goggles: the Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy and Kurt Rambis. Read More »

NBA / Jan 25, 2012 / 11:30 am

The Top 10 Moments Of Kevin Love’s Basketball Career

Kevin Love

Will Kevin Love stay or will he go? In a state of 10,000 lakes, Minnesotans are asking that one question today. The fourth-year forward from UCLA can extend his contract for likely a four-year deal worth $61 million or a five-year deal worth $78 million with Minnesota by tonight’s midnight Eastern deadline. If he doesn’t, he’ll become a restricted free agent this summer. Right now, there are reports saying he is expected to sign a four-year, $62 million extension today. Read More »

Smack / Jul 13, 2011 / 12:00 am

Kurt Rambis Is Finally Out In Minnesota; Detroit Wants To Keep Tayshaun Prince

Tayshaun Prince

Apparently, Joe Dumars wants Tayshaun Prince back in Detroit. Joe D contacted the free agent’s agent (Bill Duffy) just before the lockout started to let him know that the marriage wasn’t quite beyond repair just yet. Despite that, we doubt Prince wants to go back. Detroit is a mess right now, with no real direction and no real future. Prince is now 31, and has seen his stock drop in the last few years. Some contender is bound to come calling. And we’re pretty sure Prince will listen Read More »

Smack / Jun 23, 2011 / 12:58 am

NBA Draft Rumors Are In A Frenzy; Minnesota To Fire Kurt Rambis

Jimmer Fredette

‘Twas the night before the draft and all through the league, not a player was safe, not even Jeff Teague. Yeah so we were pretty close to writing this entire edition of Smack in rhyme. That would’ve been a disaster (we’re already not crazy about that opening). But anyway, yes it is that time of year again – that last 24 hours where every GM gets all polished up, floats almost every player on their roster and lies to the media about it. We think it’s all pretty awesome, especially with the added pressure of the lockout. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 6, 2011 / 12:45 pm

NBA Trade Rumor: Jonny Flynn On His Way Out Of Minnesota

Jonny Flynn

Although Ricky Rubio hasn’t even landed in the United States yet, it appears the writing is on the wall for second-year point guard Jonny Flynn. And it’s not even his fault. When David Kahn held his first annual Pointguardapalooza, it was assumed that Flynn was going to play the role of Willie Beamen until Rubio decided it was time to make a move. Now, that time has come. Read More »

NBA / May 12, 2011 / 11:00 am

The Lakers Are Ready To Move On Without Phil Jackson

Los Angeles Lakers

Who will coach the Lakers next season? Almost immediately upon getting knocked out of the playoffs, the focus of L.A.’s offseason turned to who will replace Phil Jackson and his 11 championship rings. Because they are the Lakers and because they still have a ton of talent on the roster, L.A. should have the pick of the litter. GM Mitch Kupchak says that while he expects Jackson to retire, he is not yet ready to talk about the probable coaching vacancy. But we can. Read More »

NBA / Apr 21, 2011 / 11:30 am

I Said It: Maybe Kevin Love Wasn’t The Most Improved Player

Kevin Love

Earlier today, reports surfaced that Kevin Love was going to be named this season’s Most Improved Player. Just as Derrick Rose is being fitted for this season’s MVP, Love was destined to win the league’s M.I.P. since sometime in February. And to the surprise of no one, he will be given the award officially sometime this afternoon. Read More »