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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 »

Twitter / Apr 18, 2014 / 1:03 am

Craig Sager Is Battling Leukemia

Craig Sager

The flamboyant sartorial style of Turner broadcasting’s ubiquitous sideline reporter, Craig Sager, was an afterthought on Thursday night. Sager’s son, Craig Sager Jr., tweeted the news that the elder Sager would be undergoing chemotherapy treatment tomorrow for Leukemia. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Mar 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

ESPN’s LeBron James Tweet Pisses Off Cavs Fans

Dion Waiters, Bennett Salvatore

It was a pretty joyous moment for Cavs fans after Dion Waiters hit a buzzer-beating game-winner last night in Detroit. It was their first buzzer-beater since 2010, and moved them to within 3.5 games of Atlanta for a playoff spot. So of course ESPN Stats and Info sent a tweet out about the “first career buzzer-beater of LeBron James’ former team.” Read More »

NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Why The Lakers’ Historic Loss To The Clippers Is No Watershed Moment

Jack Nicholson

The Lakers suffered their worst loss in franchise history on Thursday night, falling to the Clippers, 142-94 in an abortion of every defensive principle at the professional level. As such, the media has deemed it the changing of the guard in Los Angeles since the Lakers suffered the ignominy of such a lopsided loss at the hands of Staples Center partners, the Clippers. But before we overreact to a single game in an injury-plagued Lakers season, let’s not forget that it’s the Lakers and Clippers we’re talking about, and the Clippers still have yet to ever advance beyond the second round of the playoffs. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter, Video / Mar 2, 2014 / 2:44 pm

Video: Philadelphia Retires Allen Iverson’s Jersey; Current NBA Players React

Allen Iverson No. 3 Jersey

Allen Iverson No. 3 Jersey (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

The Philadelphia 76ers retired Allen Iverson‘s No. 3 jersey at halftime on Saturday night with the Wizards in town. A bespectacled AI wearing a bucket hat told the assembled 20,000 throng of ardent AI onlookers, “They all wanted me to talk about how much y’all loved me, but trust me, the feeling was mutual.” Read More »

All-Star, Twitter / Feb 17, 2014 / 12:30 am

Steve Nash’s Self-Deprecating Tweet About All-Star Game Defense

Steve Nash

The 2014 All-Star Game was missing the floppy-haired Canadian that’s spent the last two February breaks resting an often broken down 40-year-old body. While Steve Nash might not be as spry as he’d like — certainly episode 1 of “The Finish Line” showed us that — he’s still got his good cheer. In a 2014 All-Star game that saw more combined points than ever before, Steve Nash lamented the lack of defense. Read More »