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Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 11, 2014 / 1:30 pm

15 Sneakers We Want To See On NIKEiD

Nike Kobe Prelude IV

Nike Kobe Prelude IV (photo. Nike Basketball)

NIKEiD has exploded from its initial clunky and slow infrastructure into a highly desirable, limited-run option for sneaker fans to deck out the latest Nike Basketball signature sneakers or the newest Air Max models, acting out their own fantasies like Tinker Hatfield. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 30 Greatest Ankle-Breakers In NBA History

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson (photo. Reebok)

In the game of basketball there is nothing like witnessing an ankle-breaker. Dunks are cool, but there is something about watching a defender surrender to gravity and falling on the court after a vicious crossover. Whether you fight it to this day, we have all been victims. Read More »

NBA / Apr 10, 2014 / 2:45 pm

LeBron Concedes Kevin Durant Has “Played MVP-Type Basketball”

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s been a two-man race since the turn of the year, and while Kevin Durant and the Thunder have continued to streak towards a 2-seed in a tough Western Conference, LeBron James and his Heat have fallen on mediocrity in the stretch run — going 5-5 in their last 10 as they battle for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. On Wednesday, LeBron seemed to capitulate the 2014 NBA MVP to KD when he told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst Durant as playing “MVP-type basketball.” Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 9, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 25 Best Dunks In The NBA This Season

Paul George

Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

As the NBA regular season winds down, it’s time to reflect on the moments that got our hearts racing and made us jump out of our seats. I’m talking, of course, about the best dunks to take place during the year. Not including alley-oops or putback slams, this list of the top 25 dunks of the 2013-14 season purely features the traditional dunk, ranging from vicious poster slams to feats of finesse and hang time. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 9, 2014 / 1:45 pm

LeBron Mocks Brooklyn’s Contender Status In The Eastern Playoffs

LeBron James

LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Four and zero. That’s Brooklyn’s record against the two-time defending champs this season. Their sweep culminated in a one-point win in South Beach last night after rookie Mason Plumlee blocked LeBron James‘ dunk attempt in the final seconds. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 9, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Nike Introduces Elite Series Gold Collection For LeBron, Kobe & KD

Nike Elite Series "Gold" Collection

Nike Elite Series “Gold” Collection (photo. Nike)

Not long after unveiling their new Elite Series “Hero Collection, Nike Basketball is back at it, revealing the Elite Series “Gold” Collection for basketball’s three biggest stars: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. Featuring the LeBron 11 Elite, Kobe 9 Elite and KD VI Elite, this collection sports gold hues, premium materials, advanced construction and athlete insights during the most important part of the NBA season. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 8, 2014 / 11:46 pm

Mason Plumlee Blocks LeBron James To Preserve Nets Win

Mason Plumlee, LeBron James

Mason Plumlee, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Entering tonight’s game in Miami, the Nets were the only team the Heat haven’t beaten this season. After rookie Mason Plumlee blocked LeBron James‘ dunk attempt while Brooklyn was clinging to a one-point lead, they’ll finish the regular season as the only team that can say that about the two-time defending champs. The block preserved a 88-87 win and a sweep of the season series against the Heat, 4-0. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 7, 2014 / 12:02 pm

LeBron James Says He’s Frustrated About Not Getting The Last Shot

LeBron James

LeBron James (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

After Miami’s 122-121 double overtime loss to the Timberwolves this past Friday, LeBron James expressed frustration that he wasn’t taking the last shot. In the closing seconds of the second OT session, Shane Battier passed it out to Ray Allen, who was partially covered by Kevin Love. Allen missed, and the ‘Wolves got a big win in Miami, but now James — normally quick to pass to open teammates in the clutch, says he wishes he’d been the one to take the game-winner. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 10 Best Game-Winners In The NBA In 2014

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

There is nothing more beautiful or thrilling than a game-winning shot. When 48 minutes of blood, sweat and tears all comes down to one single moment, the art of basketball shines brightest. The feeling of your heart pounding when the game is on the line is arguably unmatched in this game we love. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 6, 2014 / 9:02 pm

LeBron James Muscles For The Layup Plus The Foul, Then Admires His Bicep

LeBron James

LeBron James

While J.R. Smith was shooting his way to the record books on Sunday, LeBron James was doing everything in his power to get the win. During a first quarter that saw the Knicks jump out to a double-digit lead before three minutes had elapsed, ‘Bron showed Knicks rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. just how strong his 6-8, 250-pound frame can be even when he’s completely wrapped up. Read More »