TAG: Tony Wroten

NBA, Playground / Aug 28, 2014 / 11:30 am

Tony Wroten Shows Out At Seattle Pro-Am, Checks In On Joel Embiid

Tony Wroten

The Philadelphia 76ers are not going to win many games next season. This means a lot of players on their roster will get a chance to prove themselves. One of them is Tony Wroten, who showed off some moves recently at the Seattle Pro-Am. Read More »

GIFs / Jul 7, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Tony Wroten’s Insane Shammgod Crossover Might Be The Best You’ve Seen

Tony Wroten

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten has graduated from NBA Summer League play, but that doesn’t mean he’s not honing some of the slickest handles in all of basketball. Wroten absolutely demolished his defender in a Seattle Pro Am recently with one of the quickest Shammgod crossovers you’ll ever see. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 9, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 25 Best Dunks In The NBA This Season

Paul George

Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

As the NBA regular season winds down, it’s time to reflect on the moments that got our hearts racing and made us jump out of our seats. I’m talking, of course, about the best dunks to take place during the year. Not including alley-oops or putback slams, this list of the top 25 dunks of the 2013-14 season purely features the traditional dunk, ranging from vicious poster slams to feats of finesse and hang time. Read More »

Smack / Mar 22, 2014 / 3:41 pm

Update On The Michael Jordan, Tony Wroten “ShoeGate” Apology

Tony Wroten

After Tony Wroten claimed Michael Jordan called to apologize after his Nike lost its sole during a game against Indiana a little over a week ago, he admitted he was joking about the apology on Friday. But after the same reporter who misquoted Wroten spoke to him about his turnabout, Wroten admits when you listen to the audio it probably doesn’t seem like he’s joking. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Mar 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Tony Wroten Denies Receiving Apology From Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

We told you Michael Jordan — the man that made Nike the global powerhouse they are today, as well as spawning the profitable Jordan Brand — apologized to Sixers guard Tony Wroten after the sole of Wroten’s Nike fell off during a game against Indy last week. But it seems the original report got it wrong, and Wroten was joking when he said the GOAT had issued an apology. Looking back, we should all question any and all Michael Jordan apologies a lot more stridently. Read More »

Smack / Mar 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Michael Jordan Apologizes After Tony Wroten’s Nike Sole Falls Off

Tony Wroten, Evan Turner

Within the last week, Sixers guard Tony Wroten became the third NBA player this year to have his sneaker self-combust in the middle of a game. During Indiana’s visit to Philly last Friday, Wroten’s sole fell right off a pair of his Air Jordan 10 “varsity red” kicks originally released in 2005. It was the third sneaker to self-destruct this season and led to some pun-tastic Post headlines — though we abstained. Now it seems the man the sneaker brand is named after, Michael Jordan, has personally apologized for the now-defunct sneaker. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Mar 15, 2014 / 1:03 am

Watch Tony Wroten’s Sole Fall Right Off His Sneaker

Tony Wroten, Evan Turner

What the hell is going on with people’s sneakers? Are certain guys just creating so much torque with their cuts around the court, their kicks can’t keep up? This can’t be the case — old school guys used to play in Converse flimsier than house slippers. Yet Philly guard Tony Wroten is the third guy to have his footwear fall apart this season, as the Sixers got beat by the visiting Pacers Friday night. He lost his sole, but that’s not some Faustian metaphor; he literally lost his sole…the sole of his sneaker. Read More »

NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 1:15 pm

10 NBA Players Benefitting From Tanking Teams

Tony Wroten

Ever since Stan Van Gundy called the Philadelphia 76ers “embarrassing” for the team they’re putting on the floor, major media markets have become obsessed with the ideals of tanking. So, the proposed change is the NBA Draft Wheel (via Grantland). Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 20, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

An NBA player did something this week that hasn’t been seen in over a decade and was previously performed by the league’s greatest dunker in a Slam Dunk Contest.

So, yeah, it was a good week for dunks, especially when the rest of the dunks consist of unlikely posters from unlikely names, including an act of vengeance from a certain Washington Wizards guard. Read More »