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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

Photo. Paul Martinka (NY POST)

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

Dwight Howard (photo. Mannion)

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

Jay-Z at Barclays Center (photo. NBA)

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

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 »

NBA, Video / Sep 12, 2012 / 2:30 pm

Video: The Top 200 NBA Fails

Sasha Vujacic

Between the video content and these ridiculously over-the-top terrible songs (who the hell OK’ed this Eminem song?), I couldn’t stop laughing throughout this thing. This seriously made my day. I would pick out some favorites – like at the 7:13 mark when Tim Hardaway nearly punches out a cameraman or at the 8:58 mark when D-Wade decides to toss Mike Bibby‘s shoe into the stands – but it’s all so good, the entire video deserves a look. Before watching, just know the music is not safe for work, while the bloopers most certainly are. So if you’re stuck in an office somewhere, just mute this or put on some headphones. Read More »

NBA / Sep 7, 2012 / 2:15 pm

The Top 30 2013 NBA Free Agents

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Daymon Gardner)

Thirty names. The best 30 names. The dramatic summer of 2010 crafted the landscape of the NBA, when LeBron James and Chris Bosh landed in Miami, Amar’e Stoudemire joined up with the Knicks and fans everywhere started burning jerseys at an alarming rate. The following two summers lacked the same drama, and honestly, it would be foolish to expect another 2010 summer anytime soon. Those two-to-three months were game-changing. Read More »