TAG: nba finals

GIFs / Jun 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Watch The Spurs Give “HAND” Salute As Kawhi Leonard Accepts Finals MVP Trophy

Kawhi Leonard, Bill Russell

Kawhi Leonard is as soft-spoken as they come. Whether this is premeditated to present an air of mystery or a real discomfort with the limelight, Kawhi is now a star after becoming the youngest player since Magic Johnson to win the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award, which means he’s permanently in the public’s eye. His teammates showed their appreciation for the ascending star by holding up a single hand during the trophy presentation, commemorating some of the biggest hands in the entire Association. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 30, 2013 / 10:30 am

Report: League Likely To Approve Change In NBA Finals Format

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

In 1985, after Boston’s former coach and resident genius Red Auerbach complained about all the cross-country travel associated with the current NBA Finals schedule (where Boston was playing L.A.), then-new commissioner David Stern decided to adopt the 2-3-2 format. Now, after the Competition Committee voted unanimously to switch back to the 2-2-1-1-1 format on Sunday, it appears the change back is coming. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Jun 25, 2013 / 10:45 am

LeBron James and Miami Heat Turn Championship Parade Into Obstacle Course

lebron james parade bridges

Did you catch this yesterday during the Miami Heat championship parade? Apparently the planners of the parade route didn’t take into account the fact that they’d have giant basketball players atop double-decker buses. It made overpasses potentially messy. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, Smack / Jun 25, 2013 / 9:50 am

NBA Trade Rumors: Blazers Say No to No.1 Pick in the Draft

LaMarcus Aldridge

Now that we’re on the other side of the NBA Finals and just hours from the NBA Draft, trade rumors are revving up. Add to it the fact that this is one of the weakest, most flat drafts in recent memory, and you have lots of teams trying to move lots of assets.

[Check out the 5 Worst Draft Day Trades of the Last 20 Years]

Despite their celebration at the NBA Draft Lottery like they’d just won the Mega Millions Lottery, the Cleveland Cavaliers are smart enough to know that they can probably help their team more by moving the No. 1 pick prior to Thursday night. They are reportedly aiming high. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jun 24, 2013 / 11:41 am

LeBron James Puts You Up Close to Kick Off Of Miami Heat Championship Parade

lebron james championship parade

LeBron James really, really likes the new Instagram video function (Here he is taking you into the Miami Heat post-championship celebration at LIV).

Here, he brings followers up close to the start of today’s Heat championship parade in Miami: Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 21, 2013 / 10:00 am

Drake Gets Shut Down Trying to Get into Miami Heat Locker Room [Video]


He might have LeBron James‘ phone number, but Drake really just needs media credentials.

Check out this video of him being denied access to the Miami Heat locker room celebration last night. When he’s told access is only for media, he actually says to the security guard, “I AM media.” Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 21, 2013 / 9:45 am

New Nike LeBron James Commercial Featuring Dr. Dre, Warren Buffett, Phil Knight, Drake, and Bill Russell

lebron james nike commercial

LeBron James corporate partners were on their game and ready to go if and when their guy emerged victorious from Game 7. We brought you this solid Samsung spot last night and now we can follow up this morning with Nike’s tribute to James.

Check out the cast of characters congratulating LeBron in this video: Dr. Dre, Drake, Spike Lee, Bill Russell, and more. And they’re inviting you to call LeBron as well: Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 20, 2013 / 9:48 am

Ray Allen: “Get Those Motherf***ing Ropes Out of Here!”

ray allen

Fired up for Game 7 tonight?? You damn well should be.

After Ray Allen knocked down that massively clutch three in Game 6, we thought we caught him saying something to the security and arena staff guys who had the court lined with yellow ropes for what would be the San Antonio Spurs‘ Larry O’Brien Trophy ceremony.

Ray was fired up – as he should have been. Here he is telling the arena staff to “Get those motherf***ing ropes out of here!” Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jun 19, 2013 / 3:33 pm

Chris Bosh Has a Message For All of Those Miami Heat Fans Who Left Game 6 Early

Chris Bosh

By now you have seen footage of the mass exodus of Miami Heat fans from last night’s Game 6 well before the outcome was decided. Well, so has Chris Bosh, and he has a message for those fans. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Jun 19, 2013 / 1:44 pm

Tony Parker’s Step-Back Three Was Almost One Of the Greatest Clutch Shots in NBA History

tony parker step-back three

Lost in all of the drama of headbands and truly rotten fans in one of the greatest NBA Finals games in recent history are some of the massively clutch shots knocked down over the final periods of Game 6.

History will remember Ray Allen‘s three, but up until that point, Tony Parker‘s step-back three in LeBron’s face to tie the game up with less than 1:30 to play was about to stand as “The Shot.” He followed that bucket up with a steal on the other end and then a short jumper to out his guys up by two. Take into consideration the moment and what was on the line and you realize how sick this is: Read More »