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Smack / Sep 3, 2012 / 10:28 pm

Dwight Howard Wants To Work With Another Hall Of Fame Center; Rajon Rondo A Green Bay Packer?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

This weekend on Twitter, Dwight Howard told his followers he planned to take over Andrew Bynum‘s spot in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s Post Science 101 class as soon as doctors cleared him to resume basketball activity. Kareem says that’s cool… once he meets Howard. Yep, Dwight is taking up residence as a Laker pretty quickly, making plans with Abdul-Jabbar without even actually meeting him (UPDATE: The two were able to finally sit down this weekend and discuss working together. Howard tweeted a picture of the two of them with the words: “…For many years to come.” *Cuts to Laker fans fist pumping and screaming*). If they are ever able to get in the gym at the same time – and Kareem says he’d love to teach Howard – we’ll be curious to see how they work together. Howard improved a little bit under the tutelage of Hakeem Olajuwon. Hopefully, Kareem can further the process … Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 8, 2012 / 10:00 am

Video: Boston Celtics Top 10 Plays Of The Year

Mickael Pietrus

The Celtics might be on Year Six of a three-year plan, but they’re still one of the best teams in the league and figure to have as good a shot as anyone of knocking off the Heat. Between Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Avery Bradley and Kevin Garnett, their top 10 plays from last year are must-see. But if you’re a Knicks fan, don’t watch. It seems like half of the top 10 came against them. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 31, 2012 / 1:15 pm

Top 10 Remaining NBA Free Agents

Matt Barnes

The big names signed on the dotted line – or in Deron Williams‘ case, on the iPad – weeks ago, and the pool of talent is pretty much completely dry. But for contending teams, and even those who are just in the market for a veteran to give them a few good minutes or a few good pre-game speeches, there are still a couple of names available. None of these guys will be making consistently key contributions for a contender, but they’re all still viable NBA players. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 12, 2012 / 10:45 am

The 2 Best Postgame Interviews: Andrew Bynum Swearing & Mickael Pietrus Asking For Love

Andrew Bynum

The Los Angeles Lakers steamrolled the San Antonio Spurs last night mainly because of the rebounding effort of Andrew Bynum, who pulled down 30 rebounds. Interviewed after the game about his monster rebounding effort, Bynum seemed not to care, focusing on his poor shooting instead. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 23, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.23

Paul Pierce

Beast of the Night: Paul Pierce finished with 25 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three three-pointers last night. He shot 67 percent from the floor and 67 percent from the free-throw line, and had three turnovers. For the season, Pierce has maintained top 45 value, which is about in line of most owners’ expectations heading into the season. Read More »

Smack / Feb 6, 2012 / 12:00 am

Boston Crushes The Grizzlies; LeBron James Goes Off In Miami

Kevin Garnett

The Grizzlies should’ve just hit up a Super Bowl party early because Boston slapped them around all afternoon, winning their fourth-straight game 98-80 behind a throwback (24 points, nine rebounds) from Kevin Garnett and yet another, ho-hum 21 points from The Truth. Boston’s defense was suffocating, holding Memphis to under 37 percent from the field and under 20 points in every quarter outside of the third. And with Rajon Rondo (14 assists, his first game with double-digit assists since Jan. 13) really back, they had one of their best bucket-getting halves of the year (the second frame) … Read More »

Smack / Jan 27, 2012 / 1:41 am

Paul Pierce Leads One Of The Greatest NBA Comebacks Ever

Paul Pierce

At some point in the fourth quarter of Boston’s 91-83 win in Orlando – it might’ve been after another one of his threes or perhaps when he had a behind-the-back assist to Brandon Bass or even when he hit a technical free throw – we sat back and realized, “Damn, Boston is really going to win this thing,” and they did it because Paul Pierce turned back the clock with one of the most incredible comebacks we’ve ever seen. Early in the fourth quarter, Pierce had banged two straight threes and then hit a pull-up in the lane and suddenly it was a four-point game. Read More »

Smack / Dec 23, 2011 / 1:25 am

Josh Smith, The Hawks Fly Past Charlotte; Denver Blows Out Phoenix

Josh Smith

This might be the year Josh Smith finally makes the All-Star Game. We don’t want to jinx him – everyone knows the type of luck he has when it comes to this – but his game has matured, he has his body in the best shape it’s ever been in and the Hawks figure to be, at worst, a No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Last night in Atlanta’s 92-75 drubbing of Charlotte to end the preseason, Smith had 21 points and six rebounds, hitting 10 of 15 shots in the game. Read More »

Smack / Dec 11, 2011 / 12:00 am

Boston Celtics Near Deal For David West; Chauncey Billups Threatens Retirement

David West

Doesn’t it feel like David West sort of belongs on the Celtics? He has a little dog in him, and maybe it’s just us, but he seems like a great fit up there. Luckily for Boston fans, Danny Ainge agrees with us, and as of now, the Celtics are on the verge of adding the former All-Star Hornet through a sign-n-trade. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that while it isn’t done quite yet (New Orleans is in limbo right now because they’re focusing on CP), it will be for three years and somewhere between $27-29 million and will probably have Boston send Jermaine O’Neal and one other player to the Hornets. Still, there are question marks. He’s 31 and coming off a major ACL injury. He also technically plays the same spot as Kevin Garnett, although those two could easily play next to each other. Read More »

Smack / Dec 10, 2011 / 12:00 am

Chris Paul To The Lakers Trade Talks Are Back On; Vince Carter Close To Signing With Dallas

Chris Paul

Of all five teams that the New Orleans fiasco sort of screwed over this week (Los Angeles, New Orleans, Houston, the Knicks and Boston), it’s the Lakers who are probably hurting the most to get these talks kick-started and moving again. Lamar Odom isn’t feeling the love right now, and showed up for just a few moments during practice yesterday. So there’s no doubt in our minds that they’re working feverishly right now. The teams were given the green light to start talking again so all three are back to the negotiating table, attempting to tweak what they thought was a sure thing just a few days ago. Read More »