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NBA / Feb 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

10 Reasons Why The ’90s Was The Best Era In The NBA

Michael Jordan

We are nearly 15 years removed from the ’90s but it is still the most talked about era in NBA history. The 1990s was just a great all-around decade for modern culture and style. Whether it was watching Will Smith in the Fresh Prince, Biggie and Tupac going at it for rap supremacy, or MJ dominating the game, the ’90s impact on our society is still very present. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Feb 20, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Debunking Myths: The 1980s NBA Vs. The Modern Game, Vol. 1

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The passing of time and subsequent dulling of our memories always makes the past look grander than it actually was. What’s the reason? Simply put, people don’t want to look back with a critical lens at our past. Everyone wants to believe that the icons of their era, whether they reigned in the fields of politics, music or the crux of our discussion, sports, are universally the “best.” Read More »

All-Star, Latest News, NBA / Feb 16, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Gives His Own NBA Mount Rushmore At All-Star Weekend

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Perhaps you heard LeBron James provide the media his NBA Mount Rushmore earlier this month. During Kobe Bryant‘s question and answer session with the media before tonight’s All-Star Game, he was asked about LeBron’s claim that he’s pushing to become the fourth member of NBA Mount Rushmore. Kobe was asked who would be on his own Mount Rushmore. At first, Mamba claimed he was ignorance about Mount Rushmore, but when informed there are four president’s, he answered as best he could. Read More »

NBA / Feb 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 10 Greatest 1-On-1 Duels In NBA History

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (photo. Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Is there anything more attention grabbing than an individual battle between two Hall of Fame-bound players?

We were subject to it a few weeks ago when LeBron James and Kevin Durant went at it in Oklahoma City’s win over the Miami Heat. While the result is indicative of a lopsided affair favoring the Thunder, the battle between James and Durant was anything but as both players went for each other’s throat on one long-distance shot after another. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 12, 2014 / 11:00 am

LeBron James Says He’ll Be On NBA’s Mount Rushmore

LeBron James

LeBron James (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James might have ceded a little ground to Kevin Durant over the last couple months, and he’s certainly trailing KD in MVP talk, but the man who has captured four of the last five MVP awards and the last two Finals MVP awards, is starting to thinking bigger than his contemporaries. He told NBA TV during an interview set to air this Monday, he’s going to be “one of the top four that’s every played this game, for sure.” Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 31, 2014 / 11:30 am

Relax, Magic Johnson Is Not Throwing Shade At Kobe Bryant On Twitter

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sportsw)

This has turned into something a little dumb. We couldn’t tell if Magic Johnson was sub-tweeting Kobe Bryant, or just throwing some shade his way with all these recent tweets about all-time NBA greats and entertaining the fans. Kobe was conspicuously absent from a tweet where Magic listed some of the best NBA players ever earlier in the week, and last night was some more of the same when Magic apologized for leaving…Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade off his earlier list. But he included Kobe, so lets not freak out anymore. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 28, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Magic Johnson Lists All-Time Greats & Forgets To Include Kobe Bryant

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/US PRESSWIRE)

Magic Johnson took to Twitter today to call attention to the blossoming rivalry between LeBron James and Kevin Durant while the latter continues to up his game to otherworldly heights since the calendar turned to 2014. With the Heat and Thunder set to tip-off on ESPN tomorrow night, Johnson extolled KD’s virtues as a player and compared him and James to some of the game’s best; except, he forgot to include Kobe Bryant among those greats, which is sure to cause the ire of Laker fans everywhere. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 28, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Carmelo Anthony’s Wife, La La, Says He’ll “Definitely” Stay In New York

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony ( Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

The future of Carmelo Anthony is very much up in the air, since he can opt-out of the final year of his deal this summer and become an unrestricted free agent. The Knicks can offer him more money and an extra year, but if the team doesn’t have a chance to compete for a title, many wonder if ‘Melo will bounce to greener pastures in LA or Chicago. But not Anthony’s Wife, La La, who recently said, “I definitely think he will stay.” Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 20 Best Signature Moves In NBA History

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

When you are playing basketball, there is always that time when you catch yourself imitating a move one of your favorite players did. I can remember when I was younger trying to imitate Jamal Crawford‘s shake-n-bake move, a move he usually pulls off on a fast break when he will dribble the ball behind his back and bring it back around as fast as he can, losing his defender. Let’s just say it did not work out for me (reason No. 76 why I am a writer). Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 23, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: Phil Jackson Says Michael Jordan Would Beat Kobe Bryant One-On-One

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

The all-time winningest head coach in NBA history, Phil Jackson, stopped by Fox Sports 1 yesterday to discuss the NBA, the Lakers, Kobe’s injury and some of the all-time greats. In a segment with Gary Payton and host Charissa Thompson, Jackson was given two NBA players and asked to answer which one would win in a battle of one-on-one. Obviously, the segment ended with the two players that have most directly help Phil win 11 NBA Championships: Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Phil’s answer was pretty definitive, but the story leading up to it is classic. Read More »