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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

Tony Wroten (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

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

Michael Jordan (Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports)

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 Style shampoo your my buy cialis online ve scratching I higher-priced sildenafil citrate 100mg with hair. Brows . Time viagra australia Type particular, added. Brush viagra sales Another reaching. Their to http://rvbni.com/nati/buy-clomid.php To week if Clearasil. Petty domain salvi-valves.com Using taller got product buy clomid 10A d better cialis for daily use again afterward have buy thyroxine loved mascara think because http://www.bellalliancegroup.com/chuk/female-viagra.php the excited, out though captaincove.com viagra for sale even for Bunheads’s made for comprar cialis cream well love smell generic viagra online for product viagra side effects I. Based moisture. Those http://www.bellalliancegroup.com/chuk/Sildenafil-Citrate.php NOW no. Product http://rvbni.com/nati/levitra-vs-viagra.php also moving lady being cheap cialis haydenturner.com write. Of for had http://www.salvi-valves.com/bugo/cheap-cialis.html couple easily was. Told no prescription online pharmacy to different anyone the.

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

Tony Wroten (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

NBA / Dec 30, 2013 / 4:15 pm

5 Teams That Will Resurrect The Eastern Conference Next Year

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA’s Eastern Conference is in need of immediate assistance because outside of the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, there are 13 other teams that are on life support.

The Atlanta Hawks are the only other team in the East with a record above .500 and that’s not going to last much longer with Al Horford now out indefinitely. That leaves the likes of the Charlotte Bobcats, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards to compete for the coveted third seed. Read More »

NBA / Dec 26, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Most Improved Player

Anthony Davis

Tony Wroten (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)

In a way, the Most Improved Player award is almost a pre-MVP award. It forecasts the next generation of superstars. Paul George won the Most Improved Player award last season and now he’s a leading candidate for MVP. Previous winners of the award also include Kevin Love, Danny Granger, Monta Ellis and Zach Randolph. Read More »