It seemed like we saw these within the same five-minute span as we were looking at clips from tonight. The first one we caught was Shabazz Muhammad, who snuck into the paint unguarded and completely missed the iron on his dunk attempt. Then there was poor Knicks center, Cole Aldrich, who Deadspin called a goober, after he missed a hook shot so wide right the ball ends up breaking all known physical laws and hits the back of the backboard. But which one was worse? We have the answer after the jump. Read More »
/ Dec 10, 2014 / 9:00 pm
The best thing about rookies? They become sophomores. Shabazz Muhammad is the latest example of that rule of thumb, and the Minnesota Timberwolves wing is showing it against the Trail Blazers. Watch Muhammad continue his strong play of late by rising for a hammer dunk over the top of Chris Kaman. Read More »
Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »
/ Oct 9, 2013 / 12:15 pm
Is it me or does it seem like this year rookie’s class has gotten no love so far? Everyone is focused on the potential of the class of 2014 with the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and company. Lost in the shuffle is the class of 2013 that consist of people like Victor Oladipo, Anthony Bennett, Otto Porter, Ben McLemore, Trey Burke and others. These rookies are getting no love, but one of them will win the Rookie of the Year award. Read More »
Yesterday, adidas announced the latest additions to their basketball roster, rookies Ben McLemore (Sacramento Kings), Steven Adams (Oklahoma City Thunder), Shabazz Muhammad (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tony Snell (Chicago Bulls), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks), Erik Murphy (Chicago Bulls) and Peyton Siva (Detroit Pistons). To celebrate at the adidas Village yesterday afternoon, McLemore, Muhammad, Hardaway Jr. and Siva dropped a pretty sick dunk contest. Read More »
/ Aug 27, 2013 / 10:30 am
The No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Anthony Bennett, spoke with Carl Lamarre about joining the Cavaliers with Kyrie Irving as well as other interviews with Timberwolves’ rookie Shabazz Muhammad, and the Pistons’ triumvirate of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Tony Mitchell and Peyton Siva. Read More »
We had a chance to speak with some of the newest players in the NBA last week during the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot as part of the four-day Rookie Transition Program that wrapped last Friday. While we enjoyed some of the high-jinks during the all-day affair, we also had to talk over a thrumming bass line as hip hop blared in the background for most of the day.
The loud setting plus the incredible lyrical moment from Kendrick Lamar during the debut of the Big Sean track, “Control” last night â€” featuring a K. Dot verse where he goes after most of his peers in the rap game â€” synthesized around our rookie mix. Read More »
On his Twitter feed tonight, Matt Barnes excoriated the NBA’s decision to send Shabazz Muhammad home from the Rookie Transition Program for having a woman in his room. Barnes was unabashed in his belief that there are bigger issues the NBA needs to worry about than a rookie having a woman in his room. Read More »
According to a source close to the situation, Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reports that Minnesota Timberwolves rookie, Shabazz Muhammad, was sent home from the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program late Tuesday night after a woman was discovered in his room, which is against the program’s rules. Read More »
/ Jul 23, 2013 / 1:00 pm
The Las Vegas Summer League, by and large, was a success overall. Unfortunately, the bright lights of Vegas didn’t shine admirably upon everything and everyone associated with the NBA’s marquee summer event.
Whether it was by absence of body or actual play, the following list constitutes the five biggest disappointments from the Las Vegas Summer League. Read More »