TAG: Twitter

Twitter / Aug 28, 2014 / 3:15 pm

The Best #NBACartoons By Teams On Twitter

Jonas Jerebko

The NBA offseason can be a lonely time for basketball fans. Your favorite NBA writers are taking a vacation (well, some are), and players are at the gym working out, playing in the FIBA World Cup, going on promotional tours in exotic locales, or simply chilling at home. That’s why the recent Twitter-inspired hashtag game #NBACartoons caught on so fast the other day when teams combined their players and mascots with popular animated shows and movies. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 11, 2014 / 12:00 pm

ESPN Removes Anonymous GM Quote About LeBron & Cavs After Complaints

LeBron James, Tristan Thompson

We relayed Chris Broussard’s story for ESPN about LeBron James‘ still-irate attitude towards Cavs owner Dan Gilbert following Gilbert’s incendiary letter calling James a “coward” in 2010, earlier today. Now Chris Sheridan — the same reporter who broke the LeBron-to-Cleveland story that just came to fruition, complained Broussard had broken journalistic ethics when ESPN cited an unnamed GM for an opinion quote. ESPN has since removed the quote. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 8, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Pic: Man Shows Off Crazy Nike Swoosh Beard

nike swoosh beard

Despite our advanced age, we’ve got the facial hair of a pre-pubscent teen, so our whiskers would never allow us to actually cultivate our facial hair. Not so for this guy. A man decided to groom the iconic Nike swoosh symbol into his beard when he uploaded a picture of himself holding the new KD VII “USA” colorways. God bless America. Read More »

Twitter / Jun 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

“Band For Bron” Movement Includes Entire Church

Band For Bron

LeBron James is set to become a free agent in a matter of hours. Though all signs point to the world’s best player re-signing with the Miami Heat, many teams are nevertheless preparing pitches to lure him their way. If participants of the “Band For Bron” movement have anything to say about it, though, James will be spending the next few seasons in South Florida. Read More »

NBA Draft, Smack, Twitter / Jun 26, 2014 / 10:15 am

Joel Embiid Tweets: “I’m A Laker” Before Deleting

Joel Embiid

The mystery of where injured Kansas center Joel Embiid goes in tonight’s draft just got murkier after a bizarre tweet he’s now since blamed on a friend messing with his phone. If you believe him, it’s nothing, but he did write: “I’m a Laker” before deleting the tweet. Read More »

NBA Draft, Twitter / Jun 18, 2014 / 11:46 pm

NBA Team Asks Nik Stauskas Odd Justin Bieber Question

Nik Stauskas

When an NBA team is thinking of using a first-round pick on you, be prepared for an extensive interview process with all manner of mind games aimed at getting to know how you’ll perform and practice on the highest court in the land. Even by those standards, one NBA team asked a rather odd question of Michigan prospect Nik Stauskas relating to a possible Justin Bieber tour. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jun 16, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Kevin Durant Would Take Paul George Over 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

The San Antonio Spurs have won a fifth NBA Championship in 47 seasons. The win was fueled — in a large part — by upcoming star Kawhi Leonard who became the youngest Bill Russell Finals MVP since Magic Johnson won a pair — in 1980 and 1982 — before turning 23. Despite Kawhi’s ascension, it seems 2014 regular season MVP Kevin Durant responded negatively to a tweet claiming Kawhi was a superior player to Paul George. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, Twitter / May 1, 2014 / 11:18 pm

NBA Probes Twitter Threat Against Wizards

Macin Gortat, John Wall

The Washington Wizards ran into a deranged fan, not so uncommon in the sports landscape, but this man’s anger and violence as the Wizards were eliminating the Chicago Bulls in the first round, called for a formal investigation. The fan threatened Marcin Gortat, Trevor Ariza and other Wizards players after Washington’s Game 2 win in Chicago. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / May 1, 2014 / 10:30 am

Magic Johnson’s Joyous Response To Mike D’Antoni’s Resignation

Magic Johnson statue

As most NBA fans know by now, Mike D’Antoni resigned as the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers last night. A number of people chimed in on Twitter when the news broke, but it was Magic Johnson‘s ebullient tweet after hearing the news that drew the strongest reaction. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Apr 30, 2014 / 11:33 pm

Comedian Hilariously Live-Tweets Dinner Near Donald Sterling

Shelly Sterling, Donald Sterling

Funny or Die funny man Dashiell Driscoll was dining at a Steakhouse in Los Angeles tonight, when who should walk in but Donald Sterling. Driscoll offers a hysterical ALL CAPS first-person account of eating in the same restaurant as the most hated man in sports. Read More »