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instagram / Nov 29, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Video: Warriors Celebrate 13-2 By Singing, Dancing, Partying On Team Plane

Golden State Warriors

What’s spurred the Golden State Warriors to a franchise-best 13-2 record to open the season? Suffocating defense, rapidly improving offense, and the individual play of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Bogut, and Marreese Speights first comes to mind. But the influence of team camaraderie can’t go overlooked, especially considering how much fun Golden State had while singing and dancing to O.T. Genasis’ “CoCo” on the team plane after beating the Charlotte Hornets last night. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 27, 2013 / 11:00 am

LeBron’s 20 Best Dunks In The NBA

LeBron James

LeBron James (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

This past Friday, I found myself removed from my seat following another towering slam by LeBron James when I came to the realization that the four-time MVP may be the best entertainer in the country at the moment. And if that didn’t convince me, all I had to do was watch the Heat on Christmas. Those two dunks he caught from Dwyane Wade? OMG. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 12, 2013 / 5:00 pm

10 Veterans Who Can Restart Their Careers In Miami

Richard Hamilton

On Tuesday, the Miami Heat brought Michael Beasley back into the fold by offering him a spot on their training camp roster with a non-guaranteed contract that would net B-Easy over $1 million if he makes the team. Like Beasley, there are other NBA veterans who might play well if they latched on with the title-winning Heat. Read More »

NBA / Aug 1, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 25 Fastest Players In The NBA

John Wall

Fast, up-tempo play is what NBA fans love and there are players today that absolutely take their ability to move to the next level. Whether it is outrunning an opponent down the court for an easy bucket or breaking down a defender with quick footwork and dribble moves, speed is a necessary attribute and can help turn a player into an All-Star. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 26, 2013 / 2:15 pm

Derrick Rose’s Top 15 Poster Dunks

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)

The Internet nearly blew up earlier this week when we posted video of Derrick Rose pulling off a recent through-the-legs dunk. Yeah, no one really cared that the hoop was like eight feet high. We were just happy to see CHI’s finest back to doing what he does best. Read More »

NBA / Mar 26, 2013 / 1:00 pm

NBA’s Top 10 Active Journeymen

Stephen Jackson

According to the Oxford Dictionaries, a “journeyman” is known as “a worker or sports player who is reliable but not outstanding.” In the NBA, this title is used frequently to describe a player that has bounced around the league and struggled to find long-term real estate. While some of the NBA’s elite journeyman have put up All-Star numbers, they often have not received All-Star recognition. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 22, 2013 / 11:30 am

NBA Fantasy Basketball: Winners & Losers Of The Trade Deadline

J.J. Redick

The NBA trade deadline can make or break your fantasy team. Deadline deals not only change the value of existing fantasy studs, but also rearranges depth charts, opening the door for tons of players sitting on the waiver wire. I was a little disappointed by this year’s deadline, which was one of the slower ones in recent memory, but it still opened the door for many. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 21, 2013 / 2:10 pm

[UPDATED] Breaking News: Washington’s Jordan Crawford Reportedly Traded To Boston

Jordan Crawford

Get ready Boston: Jordan Crawford is about to walk through that door. Crawford, a career 13.4 point-per-game scorer, once said (in all seriousness) that he felt he was the best Jordan to ever play in the NBA. Now he’s going from one of the least respected organizations in the league to one of the most popular. Read More »

Smack / Feb 13, 2013 / 1:09 am

LeBron James Is Untouchable; Rudy Gay Makes A Game-Winner

LeBron James

We hate to keep leading Smack off with LeBron James, but it’s almost like we have to lock him in here on every night he plays. The dude is just too good. Check out some of these numbers. James was 11-for-15 shooting last night in the Heat’s 117-104 flaying of Portland, finishing with 30 points and nine assists. He’s made 60 of his last 80 shots overall. On NBA Coast 2 Coast, they showed a shot chart from his last few games, and every spot outside of the left wing and left corner was blaming red. Read More »

Smack / Nov 17, 2012 / 11:53 pm

Rajon Rondo Moves One Step Closer To A Record; Kyrie Irving Nearly Beats Dallas By Himself

Rajon Rondo

In one of those dreaded Saturday afternoon Atlantic Division games (seriously, who came up with these?), Boston turned a close game against Toronto into a rout during the second half of a 107-89 beatdown. Jason Terry, still starting in the Bean, went off for 20 points, and Rajon Rondo had a dozen assists just a few minutes into the second half. He’d end up with 20 in just 32 minutes, his streak of consecutive regular season games with double-digit assists now at 33. Is anyone in the league dominating a single statistical category like Rondo is assists? Read More »