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GIFs / Jan 20, 2015 / 12:30 pm

GIF: Rudy Gay’s Casual No-Look Feed For Boogie Jam

DeMarcus Cousins, Meyers Leonard

Damian Lillard clinched it for Portland in their 98-94 win over the visiting Kings with a smash to put the Blazers up three with 34 seconds left. But before Dame brought the Moda Center crowd to their feet, DeMarcus Cousins crunched his own dunk off a deft no-look pass by Rudy Gay. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

Notorious B.I.G.

I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA players currently have playing in their headphones as they gear up for the most important part of the year. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Mar 22, 2014 / 11:57 pm

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Nukes Meyers Leonard

Meyers Leonard, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

The Bobcats worked a nice little inside-outside game with Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker and totally destroyed the Blazers Friday night. They outscored them by 23 in the first half and finished with a blowout. The game can be pretty-well summed up by the nuclear bomb Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dropped on Meyers Leonard midway through the fourth. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 13, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 5 Most Disappointing Lottery Picks From The 2012 NBA Draft

Thomas Robinson

Every year before the NBA Draft, through countless hours of analyzing, GMs are ultimately left guessing which player would be best for his organization. The most common words or phrases thrown around are “potential” and “high ceiling.” There are players who had better college careers than others, but because of a lack of athleticism, they get overlooked. There are indicators that help in evaluating players, but it is rare to be certain of a strong NBA player until he steps foot on an NBA court. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter, Video Games / Sep 18, 2013 / 10:30 am

NBA Players Respond After The Release Of Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto 5

The new Grand Theft Auto 5 was released yesterday, and a lot of NBA players are touting it’s tripartite POV narration as well as other assorted features of the Rockstar classic. We’ve given you its trailer already, but lets hear from the NBA players that have already spent most of yesterday hooked on its immersive world during the last few weeks of the offseason. Read More »

Smack / Apr 24, 2013 / 1:28 am

Carmelo Anthony, New York Stage An Incredible Scoring Run; The Warriors Light It Up; Metta World Peace Is Amazing

Carmelo Anthony

At the half of New York’s 87-71 Game 2 win over Boston, Charles Barkley called for Carmelo Anthony to give him more, saying New York doesn’t have enough scorers to have off nights from Anthony and still expect to win. ‘Melo had made just three buckets in the first two quarters, and New York was trailing by six. Read More »

Smack / Mar 9, 2013 / 6:12 am

Deron Williams’ 11 Threes Roast Washington; Damian Lillard Tortures San Antonio

Deron Williams

Every night in the NBA is its own minimovie, played out in any number of acts. Wednesday there were 14, and we could have called it, The Closers, for the way Kobe and Kyrie won after ridiculous comebacks in the fourth quarter. Friday would be The Takeover. Read More »

NBA / Feb 19, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The 3 Things Portland Needs To Do To Make The NBA Playoffs

LaMarcus Aldridge

Portland was one of the season’s earliest surprises by knocking off the Lakers in the first game of the season, back when Portland was expected to do little and Los Angeles was projected to be a beast. Those polarizing projections led to a reality that’s much closer to the middle of the NBA — and for Portland that’s a good thing. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2013 / 11:30 am

5 Benches That Could Hold Back NBA Playoff Contenders

Mike Miller

What makes San Antonio so frustrating for opponents and fun to watch for us, the fans, is the parallel personnel magic GM R.C. Buford and coach Gregg Popovich┬áseem to always have working. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 10, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Why Few Options Exist To Fix Portland’s League-Worst Bench

Meyers Leonard

An NBA basketball team has more than five players for a reason. No matter how badly a coach may want to play his starters a full 48 minutes on any given night, he knows it’s not an option. One of his starters may roll an ankle. His center could commit two early fouls. Maybe he’s playing the Nuggets and George Karl goes small with four guards and a stretch four. A trustworthy bench allows a coach to adapt his gameplan and can be the difference between a good team and a great one. Without a good bench, a playoff team can be one inopportune ACL tear away from a potentially disastrous season. Read More »