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NBA, Twitter, We Reminisce / Jan 21, 2014 / 1:35 pm

We Reminisce: Pau Gasol Posing With 11-Year-Old Kendall Marshall (Pic)

Kendall Marshall, Pau Gasol

Kendall Marshall, Pau Gasol (photo. @PauGasol)

It’s a small world, as Pau Gasol showed us on Twitter today. The Lakers big man posted a pic of him posing with an 11-year-old Kendall Marshall at the 2003 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta 11 years ago. The pic is a surreal trip down memory lane. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 12:45 pm

NBA’s Best Night For Big Men Since 1978

Anderson Varejao, DeAndre Jordan

Anderson Varejao, DeAndre Jordan (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

NBA action on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day favored the big fellas inside the paint even though the league is increasingly becoming a perimeter, guard-oriented league. On Monday night, five players grabbed at least 20 rebounds in a game. It was the first time five NBA players had broken the 20-rebound plateau on the same night since the 1984-85 season. But those guys also scored at least 15 points, and it was the first time five players had achieved the 15-point, 20-rebound performance on the same night since way back before the contemporary game, in 1978. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Western Conference Starting Lineups

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Not everyone can have the same history as the L.A. Lakers or even the San Antonio Spurs. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Western Conference starting lineups. From Wilt all the way down to Wally — yes, Wally Szczerbiak — here are the top players at every position for every West franchise. Read More »

NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

5 NBA Trades That Should Happen This Season

Kevin Love, Blake Griffin

Kevin Love, Blake Griffin (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

Due to the constant trade rumors that swirl around the NBA — I’m looking at you, J.R. — I’ve decided to help a few teams out. Below is a list of fantasy transactions all involving players rumored to be on the trading block this season. In a perfect world, at least my world, these trades would happen. Read More »

NBA / Jan 7, 2014 / 11:00 am

Kobe Bryant On The All-Star Game, Pau Gasol & Kendall Marshall

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Kobe Bryant spoke with reporters before Sunday’s Lakers loss to the visiting Nuggets, and he sounded off on a number of different topics. Namely, the All-Star game, where he’s encouraged fans to vote for younger guards to start in his place. Then he spoke about the Pau Gasol trade rumors, and Kendall Marshall‘s hilarious ask for a #followback on Twitter after his big game to start his Lakers career. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 5, 2014 / 12:40 pm

Report: Andrew Bynum For Pau Gasol Trade Has Sunday Deadline

Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol

Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol (Jayne Kamin/Oncea-US PRESSWIRE)

The Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers have intensified their talks concerning a trade sending Andrew Bynum and assets to the Lakers in exchange for four-time All-Star Pau Gasol. But the Cavs have set a Sunday deadline for the deal, so if it happens, it’ll have to happen today. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 31, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Report: Cavs & Lakers Considering Andrew Bynum – Pau Gasol Swap

Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum

Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

In the wake of Andrew Bynum‘s indefinite suspension, ESPN reports the Cavs are mulling a deal with the Lakers that would involve sending Pau Gasol to Cleveland in exchange for Bynum and assets. The deal would most likely come before the January 7 deadline when an additional $6 million becomes guaranteed in Bynum’s Cleveland contract. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Dec 21, 2013 / 9:30 am

Video: Pau Gasol Gets “Swaggy” In Kobe-Less Lakers Win

Nick Young, Pau Gasol

Nick Young, Pau Gasol (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

On Friday night, the Lakers played their first game with Kobe Bryant again out. But rather than appearing timid or off lacking without their star, the Lakers actually appeared to have some fun. It didn’t hurt that they collectively shot 53 percent from the field, and Pau Gasol looked like the All-Star of old in a 104-91 win against the visiting ‘Wolves. Read More »

NBA / Dec 19, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The 5 Most Dysfunctional Franchises In The NBA

Shaun Livingston, Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson

Andrea Bargnani (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

If there’s one thing more entertaining than a franchise that has all of its bearings together and knows how to put out a great, watchable product, it’s a franchise that is capable of doing the exact opposite. A dysfunctional franchise is a gift to the casual NBA viewer in need of entertainment through the early, slower part of the regular season. Even though the team is usually bad — there are dysfunctional franchises that could put out a respectable team — it brings so much joy to watch a team struggle at some of the most simple aspects of the game. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 19, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks This Week

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

A number of mainstays of the top 10 dunks of the week are featured, including Chicago’s resident creator of posters, as well as two former teammates with the Oklahoma CIty Thunder serving up facials on the fast break. Read More »