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NBA / Jan 9, 2015 / 9:45 am

Lillard Says Curry Is NBA’s Best PG, But Westbrook Is Toughest To Defend

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry

Kudos to Damian Lillard for refusing to name himself the NBA’s best. Lillard is in the running for the NBA’s best point guard, but on the Dan Le Batard Show earlier this week, he named Stephen Curry the NBA’s best point guard, but also said Russell Westbrook was the hardest to defend. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 8, 2015 / 12:30 am

Russell Westbrook Murders Rim So Hard The Kings Crowd Is Impressed

Russell Westbrook

We don’t want to gloss over the fact Russell Westbrook really struggled to find the bottom of the cup in Oklahoma City’s 104-83 loss to the Kings tonight. He was a dreadful 3-of-19 in the loss, but in the opening period Russ annihilated the rim after splitting defenders on the high pick-and-roll. Even the Sleep Train Arena crowd was enthused. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 6, 2015 / 10:45 am

Video: Steph Curry’s Peerless Handle In Warriors Win Over Thunder

Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry

Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry didn’t even attempt a three-pointer in the first half last night. Golden State’s 117-91 thrashing of a Thunder team with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant in uniform didn’t require his deadly long-range accuracy. That’s because he was busy showing off his yo-yo handle — twisting, spinning, and going around his back to fool Westbrook and others as the Dubs controlled the game from the opening tip. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 1, 2015 / 3:45 pm

Watch An Epic Video Countdown Of The NBA’s Top 10 Dunks From 2014

Terrence Ross, Kenneth Faried

Terrence Ross, Kenneth Faried (photo. NBA YouTube)

Happy New Year! You’ve surely been force-fed tens of “Best of 2014″ lists by all media platforms at this point, but this one deserves your attention nonetheless. Watch this epic video counting down the NBA’s top 10 dunks of 2014. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 1, 2015 / 3:30 pm

Russell Westbrook’s Priceless Postgame Comments After Ejection

Reggie Jackson, Russell Westbrook

Call it schadenfreude because we’ve also been stuck on the receiving end of tired refrains from athletes in a post-game press conference, or when we deign to enter the fray of a locker room media scrum, but Russell Westbrook refused to talk about what got him tossed right before the half in last night’s 137-134 OT Thunder win over the Suns. He repeated the same answer regardless of the question — similar to Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and his own pithy comments that failed to answer any questions. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 1, 2015 / 11:15 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Ejected After Picking Up Two Technicals

Alex Len, Russell Westbrook

Less than 30 seconds left in the first half, and Russell Westbrook was putting on another dazzling performance on New Year’s Eve against Phoenix. The Thunder guard was fighting for everything, including an offensive rebound after a miss with under a minute to play in the first half. He and Alex Len tangled up and both were whistled for technicals, with Kevin Durant also getting one when he came to Westbrook’s aid. Then, the unthinkable happened — Russ got another one less than 30 seconds later and was gone. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 25, 2014 / 11:45 pm

Video: Westbrook Mic’d Up For 34 Points, 11 Assists, 5 Steals In Win Over Spurs

Russell Westbrook

The Thunder needed Russell Westbrook to have a superior game on Christmas. He happily obliged with 34 points, 11 dimes, five rebounds and five steals in 34 minutes of action. Even if his shoot-first mentality has come under even more scrutiny the last week with Kevin Durant trying to recover from a sprained ankle, there are few who compete at his level and with his measure of athleticism. Russ even agreed to wear a mic! Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 25, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Video: Westbrook Finds Steven Adams For Smash On Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan, Steven Adams

Thunder second-year big man Steven Adams had a big game on Christmas Day, putting up 16 points and snagging 15 rebounds in Oklahoma City’s 114-106 win over the defending champion Spurs. One play in particular showed off Russell Westbrook‘s passing, something he’s been criticized for during Kevin Durant‘s absence. His tenth dime ended with a rousing Adams dunk on Tim Duncan. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 24, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Damian Lillard Outduels Russell Westbrook; Both Score 40

Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard

Both Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook scored 40 points during the Thunder-Blazers overtime battle last night, but it took Dame 13 fewer shots to accumulate his 40. Lillard also knocked down big shots all game long, including one that forced overtime, where he and the Blazers were able to pull out the big road win. Read More »

Smack / Dec 22, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Russell Westbrook Is Fed Up With People Questioning His Shot Selection

Russell Westbrook

Come on, people. Don’t hate on the Brodie now. As Russell Westbrook received post-game questions about shot selection after his team’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans last night, the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar frustratedly noted that “nobody said nothing” about a lack of passing when his team recently won eight consecutive games. Read More »