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NBA / Jul 12, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Disappointments Of The NBA’s Orlando Summer League

Trey Burke

There certainly was a lot to like this week at the Orlando Magic’s practice facility as NBA Summer League play kicked off with buzzer-beaters, high-flying dunks and unexpected dominating performances. Along with those breakout performances came great disappointment from guys who were expected to do a lot more by their organizations. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 29, 2013 / 3:17 pm

10 Undrafted Players That You Should Watch Out For Next Year

Seth Curry

Didn’t get your name called at the NBA Draft? There is still a chance to prove redemption. A lot of talented players failed to get drafted, partly due to the higher level of international talent pushing some college stars out of the second round. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 28, 2013 / 3:15 pm

Anthony Bennett, C.J. Leslie & More “Mistakes” From The 2013 NBA Draft

Anthony Bennett

After every decision, you are either inherently happy or slip into the dangerous world of having buyer’s remorse. That will stem from differing reasons, depending on the situation or the individual. After the NBA Draft came to a close, one fact was very apparent: Some of the early entry candidates from college have to be re-thinking their decision. Read More »

NBA / May 28, 2013 / 11:15 am

How To Fix The Lakers: Keep Dwight Howard & Replace Metta World Peace With Tony Allen

Dwight Howard

With only four teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs, it means a few “contenders” have already been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. Last offseason brought many changes in Los Angeles. The Lakers completed two blockbuster deals that brought star talents Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to Hollywood. Read More »

Smack / Apr 13, 2013 / 1:27 am

Kobe Bryant Plays Like A Gladiator, Lakers Win In The Last Seconds; Indiana Nearly Pulls Off An Unthinkable Comeback

Kobe Bryant

We make jokes all the time about Kobe Bryant‘s evolution from “human being” into “basketball cyborg” but last night, all of these 48-minute nights finally took their toll. We’d list the leg injuries he packed on over the course of the game against Golden State, but screw it. Let’s just say the dude’s entire lower body was a mess (and he ended up leaving with what is probably the worst injury of his career). Read More »

College, NBA Draft, Overseas / Dec 27, 2012 / 12:30 pm

Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 4

Nerlens Noel. (photo. UK Athletics/Chet White)

Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »

Smack / Dec 20, 2012 / 1:05 am

Carmelo Burns Brooklyn Yet Again; Paul Pierce Does Something Larry Bird Never Did

Carmelo Anthony

They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. After watching the action Wednesday night, we can add one more: Carmelo is gonna give Brooklyn buckets. Three times Brooklyn and New York have matched up to battle for the rights to Gotham, and all three times, Gerald Wallace has walked off the court looking dazed and confused like he just took nine rounds of Money Mayweather hooks. ‘Melo wasn’t sure he’d even play last night because of an ankle, but said this was too big of a game to miss. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Nov 22, 2011 / 12:00 pm

The Great NBA Draft Debate: Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond Or Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes

At this point in the year, there is no way to tell who will be the surefire first pick in the NBA Draft. Shoot, we do not even know what the 2012 NBA Draft will look like with all of the bad NBA lockout news and rumors going around. At this point, there’s superstar talent littered throughout the college game, and NBA scouts – with nothing to do other than go to college games – are working harder than ever. Right now all we can do is speculate, but there are some interesting story lines to follow. Read More »

College / Nov 14, 2011 / 1:00 pm

TicketCity Legends Classic Preview

TicketCity Legends Classic

With the college basketball season underway, the Championship Rounds of the TicketCity Legends Classic begin on Nov. 19 at the IZOD Center with Vanderbilt facing NC State at 6:30 p.m. and Texas squaring off with Oregon State at 8:30 p.m. Why should you care? Let us tell you: Read More »

Smack / Oct 11, 2011 / 1:07 am

The NBA Cancels The First 2 Weeks Of The Season; Kobe Speaks On MJ

Carmelo Anthony

What a shocker (please). The NBA season won’t start on time after talks stalled once more. Sad. Just sad. We feel for everyone who wants to see real basketball. We feel for all the employees who make their living off the NBA. We feel for Nick Young‘s hair. We feel for the integrity of the game. We even feel for the two sides who can’t seem to figure this trash out. But now it’s official: the first two weeks are gone because David Stern says there is a substantial gap between the two sides. Yesterday, there were reports that the sides were making progress, but at this point, it’s all a game of shadows and mirrors. Some people want to believe it’ll get done. Others say it’s going to take a long time … Read More »