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GIFs, Smack / Jan 7, 2015 / 11:45 pm

Which Air Ball Was Worse: Shabazz Muhammad’s Jam, Or Cole Aldrich’s Hook?

Cole Aldrich, Shabazz Muhammad

It seemed like we saw these within the same five-minute span as we were looking at clips from tonight. The first one we caught was Shabazz Muhammad, who snuck into the paint unguarded and completely missed the iron on his dunk attempt. Then there was poor Knicks center, Cole Aldrich, who Deadspin called a goober, after he missed a hook shot so wide right the ball ends up breaking all known physical laws and hits the back of the backboard. But which one was worse? We have the answer after the jump. Read More »

Smack / Jan 2, 2015 / 4:00 pm

Video: Watch A Tired DeMarcus Cousins Take A Possession Off

DeMarcus Cousins

Before you lambaste DeMarcus Cousins for the video after the jump, keep in mind he missed 10 games with viral meningitis and probably because of his absence his preferred coach lost his job. That’s not to excuse his totally uninvolved presence with his hands on his knees for an entire Kings possession with four and a half minutes left in Sacramento’s 110-107 win over the Timberwolves last night. It’s merely a reminder of what Boogie’s already gone through this season. Read More »

Video / Jan 2, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Watch Andrew Wiggins Show Off Two-Way Prowess For 27 Points, 9 Boards, 4 Steals

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (photo. @nbacanada)

It was barely more than a year ago that Andrew Wiggins was a can’t miss superstar. He jumped like LeBron James, shot like Kevin Durant, possessed the skill level of Kobe Bryant, and had enough charisma to carry Canada on his skinny but broadening teenage shoulders. But then the 2013-2014 college basketball season kicked-off and played-out, and Wiggins was “exposed” to all for what the realistic always assumed he was: a wildly athletic, preternaturally talented teenager who was rough around the edges. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 2, 2015 / 11:15 am

GIFs: Ben McLemore Skies For Back-To-Back Dunks In Win Over ‘Wolves

Ben McLemore

Ahh, to be young enough to jump out of the gym. Early in Sacramento’s 110-107 win over the Timberwolves on Thursday night, Ben McLemore got a chance to do just that on consecutive rim-rockers as the Kings forced back-to-back fast breaks. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 1, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Watch Andrew Wiggins Attack Close-Out For Explosive One-Handed Jam

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

This is the Andrew Wiggins that so many people foolishly believed to be the “next LeBron James.” In the highlight of a supremely impressive first half against the Sacramento Kings, watch the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie star attack a close-out with a quick two dribbles and powerful one-handed slam. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Dec 31, 2014 / 9:45 am

Utah’s Quin Snyder Uses “Mute” Coaching Move And It Works

Quin Snyder

The Minnesota Timberwolves went on a 10-0 run to start the fourth quarter last night, extending their lead to 82-72 after it was tied up at the end of the third. Coach Quin Snyder called a timeout, except — rather than rail against his team’s lack of effort — he didn’t say a word to his players before they again took the court. The tactic worked. Read More »

GIFs / Dec 31, 2014 / 9:00 am

GIF: Andrew Wiggins Leaves Atmosphere To Catch Lob

Rodney Hood, Andrew Wiggins

Poor Rodney Hood. The Jazz rookie caught himself jumping backwards to try and intercept a lob pass Mo Williams threw for Andrew Wiggins on the break. The high-flying No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft was too busy spacewalking to even notice his presence. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 27, 2014 / 1:15 pm

GIF: Manimal Coast-To-Coast Euro-Step During Franchise-First 26 Points & 25 Boards

Kenneth Faried

Never before has a Denver Nuggets player scored 26 points and ripped 25 boards in the same game. Kenneth Faried, saying after the game, “My back wasn’t tight. I felt loose and limber, like I was playing back at USA Basketball,” didn’t get a single call played for him on the night, but his incessant grit on the glass led to those numbers as he helped a sometimes withdrawn Nuggets team to a 106-102 win against the visiting ‘Wolves. No play summed up Faried’s purposefulness and unique athleticism more than a coast-to-coast jaunt that ended with a deft euro-step for the lay-in. Read More »

Smack / Dec 24, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Andrew Wiggins Says Kobe Bryant Is Tougher To Defend Than LeBron James

LeBron James, Andrew Wiggins

LeBron James is a better player than Kobe Bryant. A better scorer. A better shooter. A better passer. No question. But that doesn’t mean The King is harder for opposing players to check than Mamba. After Andrew Wiggins faced James for the first time last night, the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie said that Bryant has been his most difficult matchup this season. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 24, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Andrew Wiggins Drives Lane For Dunk On Kevin Love

Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins

Was this some redemption for Andrew Wiggins? The shy 19 year-old would never admit as much, but it sure seems like it. Watch the Minnesota Timberwolves star drive the lane and explode for an aggressive dunk on a ground-bound Kevin Love – the player the Cleveland Cavaliers traded him for in August. Read More »