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NBA / Jan 28, 2015 / 5:30 pm

Andrew Wiggins, Greek Freak Highlight Rosters For Rising Stars Challenge

Andrew Wiggins, Giannis Antetokounmpo

All-Star Weekend’s Rising Stars Challenge is still comprised of basketball’s 20 brightest rookies and sophomores. Instead of the separate classes facing off or TNT analysts drafting the squads as in years past, though, the event is formatted differently this time around – a team of Americans versus one of international imports. The USA and World Team rosters were announced today, and the foreign-born group is mighty impressive compared to its domestic counterpart. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 13, 2015 / 12:15 am

GIF: Marcus Smart Over-The Shoulder No-Look Dime

Marcus Smart

The rookie year of Marcus Smart has gone exactly as we expected. He struggles to shoot with efficiency from the field; though he’s connecting on a respectable 35.1 percent from deep, he’s just under 40 percent from the field overall. But he’s stronger than his size and he’s a playmaker. His flick over his shoulder for the assist in Boston’s win over the Pelicans on Mon. night works as a fine example. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 31, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Video: DeMarcus Cousins Ejected For Throwing Marcus Smart To The Floor

DeMarcus Cousins, Marcus Smart

Man, 2014 was a weird year for DeMarcus Cousins, and it’s ending on a bad note. After losing his favorite head coach, Mike Malone, earlier this month and getting ignored when the Kings made Tyrone Corbin coach for the remainder of the year, Boogie picked up his second technical against the Celtics after throwing Marcus Smart to the ground in Sac-town’s loss in Boston this afternoon; Boogie was immediately ejected. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Dec 26, 2014 / 6:30 pm

GIF: Marcus Smart Dives For Loose Ball, Gets Dap From Kevin Garnett

Marcus Smart, Kevin Garnett

Brooklyn Nets big man Kevin Garnett has made a habit of terrorizing opposing rookies throughout his 20-year career career. As its final chapter is finally being written, the future Hall-of-Famer seems to be changing the narrative. After lottery pick Marcus Smart dove for and corralled a loose ball that led to a dunk, Garnett went out of his way to let the Boston Celtics point guard know that he appreciated the effort. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 6, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Celtics, adidas Eschew Tradition With “Parquet Pride” Alternate Uniforms

Marcus Smart

The basic font. The subtle detail. The green and white. The history. There may not be a more perfect uniform in all of basketball than the Boston Celtics’ classics, which makes the design of their “Parquet Pride” alternate uniforms all the more vexing. Read More »

NBA / Nov 4, 2014 / 10:30 am

Marcus Smart’s Superb Behind-The-Back Dime, HAM Put-back & Ugly Flop

Chandler Parsons, Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart

Boston’s backup point guard and Rajon Rondo-in-training, Marcus Smart, showed why he’s such a valuable player despite a shooting stroke that’s far from elite. During Boston’s hard-fought 118-113 loss to the Mavs last night, Smart was embroiled in a number of plays that showcased what makes him so special; although, he also flopped pretty badly on one of them. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 16, 2014 / 2:45 pm

GIF: Marcus Smart Gets Steal, Dives To Save Loose Ball, Hits Clutch Three

Marcus Smart

The Boston Celtics will surely be pleased should Marcus Smart make just the defensive knack and all-out hustle he showed on this sequence from last night’s exhibition against the Toronto Raptors commonplace this season. If Smart can consistently knock down three-pointers with ease his rookie year, though, Brad Stevens and company might have an immediate, two-way impact player on their hands. Read More »

NBA / Aug 28, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Marcus Smart On Team USA Minicamp, Becoming A Respected Shooter & More

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart has had a busier summer than most 20 year-olds. Aside from NBA Summer League and the rookie photo shoot, this year’s No. 6 pick has already had the chance to compete against some of the best players in the NBA as a member of the Team USA Select Team. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Bold Predictions For The 2014-2015 Rookie Class

NBA Draft

The NBA draft has come and gone, and those that were selected are now ready to embark on a journey they have waited for their entire lives. The class of 2014 was a very deep, and only time will tell how special it will ultimately be. Which rookies will show out in their first season? Which will fade cound could be bound for Europe? With the draft behind us and regular season rapidly approaching, it’s time for some bold predictions for the 2014-15 rookie class. Read More »

NBA / Jul 8, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Most Disappointing Performers From Day 3 Of Orlando Summer League

Marcus Smart

While we already gave you the best performers from Day 2 and Day 3 of the Orlando Summer League, not every player and team can compete exceptionally well during every game. They miss shots, make errant passes and sometimes just struggle. Read More »