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instagram, NBA, Twitter / Dec 28, 2012 / 5:12 pm

J.R. Smith and Exclusive Kicks Dominate the Best of NBA Twitter and Instagram

j.r. smith celebrates

Twitter and Instagram have added yet another avenue for basketball fans to connect with the personalities of their favorite NBA, college and high school players. It’s damn near impossible though for most normal people to stay up with everything that gets posted to Instagram on a daily basis, so we’re gonna help out the best way we know how: by collecting the best pics each week for our readers to cruise through at their leisure.

Here’s the best of this past week. Let us know what we missed in the comments section below. Read More »

NBA / Dec 13, 2012 / 11:15 am

5 NBA Players With Wasted Talent

DeMarcus Cousins

After DeMarcus Cousins‘ below the belt punch on O.J. Mayo in the second quarter of the Mavericks 119-96 victory this past weekend, Mayo publicly derided Cousins’ behavior, saying, “He has mental issues,” before adding, “He’s a talented player. He has an opportunity to be the face of the organization, but I don’t think he wants it.” Read More »

Smack / Nov 29, 2012 / 1:17 am

Nets, Celtics Get Into A Brawl In Boston; James Harden Has An Awful Reunion In OKC

Rajon Rondo

With so much softness leaking into the modern game, we’re always anxious to annoint the next great rivalry. Where is the next Bulls-Knicks going to come from? Or the next Sacramento-Los Angeles? Everyone loves when players get a little nasty, and last night in Boston, the Celtics and Nets put on the first real throwdown of the season. Late in the first half, the Celtics weren’t getting any foul calls, and were getting run off their own floor. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 6, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Photos: Chris Paul & Jordan Brand’s CP3.VI Launch Event

Chris Paul & CP3.VI

Over the weekend, Chris Paul and Jordan Brand hosted a launch party at the Hollywood hot spot, Lure, to celebrate the release of CP3’s sixth signature sneaker, the CP3.VI. Many of his teammates, such as Lamar Odom, DeAndre Jordan, Willie Green, Caron Butler and fellow Jordan Brand family member, Blake Griffin, came through to show love and support, as well as celebrities like Khloe Kardashian, Jason Derulo, Jaleel White, Lance Gross and Affion Crockett. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2012 / 11:44 pm

Houston GM Calls James Harden A “Foundational” Player; Jeremy Lin Has A Hater In Brooklyn

James Harden

Give NBA uber-dork Daryl Morey some credit. The Houston general manager somehow took the Rockets through the final bitter months of the Tracy McGrady era, beyond the retirement of Yao Ming, and even on past the whole Dwight Howard saga. All along, the Rockets stayed competitive. No one’s talking championships in H-Town, but they’re always a solid team, and that’s more than the have-nots in Charlotte, Sacramento and New Orleans can say. Read More »

Smack / Oct 15, 2012 / 2:00 am

Brooklyn’s Ready For The Barclays Spotlight; Adam Morrison’s Comeback Continues

brooklyn nets court

The Brooklyn Nets won’t be blaring “All of the Lights” as their theme song this season because, among other things, they’ll only be using some of the lights in the brand-new Barclays Center for BK games. And they’re special lights. We knew for a while that the Nets would use theatre-style lighting, which is what the Lakers and Knicks use, the kind of lighting that dims the crowd and puts the floor on an imaginary stage by highlighting the game. Read More »

NBA / Oct 9, 2012 / 4:30 pm

The Questions Every Western Conference Team Needs Answered This Preseason

Jordan Hill

Preseason is when teams want to work through mistakes and identify the most pressing issues. Camps have now given way to games, which offer a different level of looking at a team’s identity. It would be asking for the impossible to have every problem identified, let alone remedied, by the end of October; the best-case scenario is to simply not carry too many from the start into the season. What should every team be asking itself during the preseason? We’ve got you covered. Today, we look at the Western Conference. Read More »

Smack / Oct 1, 2012 / 11:41 pm

Dwight Howard Wants To Be Like Kobe; DeMarcus Cousins Thinks He’s Ready To Be Great

Dwight Howard

It didn’t officially hit us that the Lakers have Kobe BryantPau GasolSteve Nash…AND Dwight Howard until we saw pictures from the team’s media day yesterday. It must be fun being a Lakers fan. Howard is having himself a grand ol’ time as one of the newest additions. According to ESPN LA’s Dave McMenamin, he spent last night at the Time Warner Cable Sportsnet launch party hanging out with David Beckham. Before that, he spent the day holding court with the media, and even told them he wants to be Kobe. Read More »

Smack / Sep 29, 2012 / 1:30 am

No Sleep Till Brooklyn As The Barclays Opens; The Knicks Are Now Even Older

Jay-Z

Well, there are certainly worse ways to open up a new arena. The Barclays Center opened for business Friday in Brooklyn with a Jay-Z-headlined show. We felt like we were there thanks to all the updates and photos we saw blowing up social media. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 28, 2012 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Offseason Moves That Matter More Than You’d Expect

Aaron Brooks

Believe it or not, there were some other significant moves this offseason than what “SportsCenter” would lead you to believe. Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the Lakers, Deron Williams signing with the Nets and Joe Johnson joining him and even Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan re-signing with the C’s and Spurs, respectively, were stories that we heard about all summer long. As we close in on the 2012-2013 season, it’s time to take a look back at 10 moves that didn’t get enough notice this offseason. Read More »