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NBA, Twitter / Nov 17, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Rasheed Wallace & Tony Mitchell In Lopsided Dunk Contest

Rasheed Wallace

The Detroit Pistons drafted Tony Mitchell with the No. 7 pick in the second round (37th overall) for his athleticism. He wowed at the rookie photo shoot with dunks that made us stop in our tracks. The 39-year-old Rasheed Wallace just retired for the second time this past summer before becoming an assistant coach in Detroit. Both men had a dunk contest after practice the other day. Read More »

NBA, Video / Sep 17, 2013 / 4:30 pm

5 Videos Of Rasheed Wallace Doing Rasheed Wallace Things

Sheed

Today, the man who brought the ubiquitous “Ball Don’t Lie” phrase to national attention — along with other, more esoteric NBA aphorisms that have infiltrated the pro game’s lexicon — turns 39. Rasheed Wallace is basically a basketball bloggers dream; he’s a walking soundbite who ironically thinks most of the media is the lowest common denominator in the game. We don’t care. Here are five our favorite videos featuring “Roscoe.” Read More »

College, High School, NBA, Playground / Aug 14, 2013 / 2:45 pm

Philly Basketball: Where Only The Strong Survive

Kobe Bryant

From Germantown to Cobb’s Creek, Philadelphia’s notorious neighborhoods have always boasted some of America’s most cutthroat and ruthless styles of basketball.

Whether it was historic battles in the ’70s between Eugene Banks and Lewis Lloyd to the most recent scraps with 2013 top recruits Rysheed Jordan (Saint John’s) and Brandon Austin (Providence), the competition is still readily available. Read More »

NBA / Aug 9, 2013 / 11:45 am

Why Blazers Fans Should be Happy for Greg Oden

Greg Oden

It was a big day for Greg Oden when the Miami Heat announced last week he’d be joining their squad to help them chase a third-straight NBA title. But for Blazers fans it was a cauldron of emotions as their former No. 1 overall draft pick and franchise savior was healthy and back in the league, just not playing for them. Here’s why Blazers fans should be happy for their former center, rather than bitter about the past. Read More »

NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Reunited: The Top 10 NBA “Homecomings” You Should Be Excited About This Season

Chauncey Billups

This season, we’ll see what feels like an unprecedented number of players and coaches reunited with their former teams. After a flurry of offseason moves, we’re taking a moment to celebrate some of the best “homecomings” of the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Read More »

NBA / Jul 30, 2013 / 1:45 pm

20 NBA Players With The Deepest Shooting Range Of All Time

Dirk Nowitzki

Since the 1979-80 NBA season, the three-point line has been a part of the game. From that year on players have attempted the long range shot to earn an extra point. Through the years, there have been a few that were able to knock it down more consistently than others, and these players earned cliche nicknames like sharpshooter, knockdown shooter and zone buster. Read More »

NBA / Jul 12, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Surprises From The NBA’s Orlando Summer League

Andre Drummond

A few weeks without NBA action went by after Miami took home their second consecutive NBA title. But summer basketball is finally back in full effect. For many fans, this time of the year is the most exciting due to the free agency frenzy, blockbuster deals, and seeing their squad’s new blood battle it out on the hardwood in Orlando and Vegas. Read More »

NBA / Jul 10, 2013 / 2:15 pm

5 “Crazy” NBA Players Who Would Make Great Coaches

Kevin Garnett

It isn’t common for a player to retire and immediately land a job as a coach, as Jason Kidd did. Typically they take some time to enjoy the luxuries of retirement until they realize that coaching may somehow fulfill that hole left in their heart that opened after they left the game. The standard for a player to become a coach is usually some experience on the sidelines, years of waiting for an opportunity and a clean record. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 3, 2013 / 2:00 pm

10 Of The Most Cringe-Worthy Dancing Moments In NBA History

Shaquille O'Neal

If you’re going to make it in the NBA, you need a wide repertoire of skills. That’s why players spend endless hours mastering their footwork, spin moves, balance and overall body control. I’m talking, of course, about their dance moves. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / May 30, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Allen Iverson, Michael Redd & Ranking The Best & Worst NBA Draft Classes From 1989-2000

Allen Iverson

Pundits and fans constantly analyze the NBA Draft, thinking they can nail the right pick. But sometimes you just get a bad draft. The draft might be deft of superstars and your favorite team may be left with a middling player who ends up sitting on the bench for the majority of his NBA tenure. And sometimes, you get a draft where you can’t miss. Read More »