TAG: Udonis Haslem

NBA, Video / Apr 2, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Shane Battier Dresses Up & Sings “Eye Of The Tiger,” Then Pulls A Trick On Paul Pierce

Shane Battier

Want to see LeBron James and Shane Battier in a wig? How about Pat Riley singing “My Girl”? Or Juwan Howard in a powerful duet with his wife? Battier was able to get a number of his teammates to support his Take Charge Foundation by taking part in a recent karaoke-based fundraiser called “South Beach Battioke”. The event raised money for college scholarships for Miami area students and as Battier puts it on the Take Charge’s website: “We are changing lives one (ahem, colorful?) rendition of Sinatra at a time.” Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA, Video / Mar 3, 2012 / 11:00 am

LeBron James Passes Away The Final Shot Again

LeBron James

There’s not much that needs to be said that wasn’t said in Smack this morning. Good basketball play. Not so good decision, if that makes sense. With LeBron, this is all mental now. It’s like Nick Anderson missing four straight free throws to lose a Finals game, and then never being able to hit free throws again. People can argue that he got Udonis Haslem a great shot, but it’s just kind of unfair to put a guy – instead of yourself – who’s scored four points in that situation. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 2, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.2

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

Beast of the Night: LeBron James posted a sick line to the tune of 38 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, five steals, one block and two three-pointers. He shot 59 percent (13-22) from the field, 83 percent (10-12) from the free-throw line and had zero turnovers (in 41 minutes of play). Sure, the absence of Chris Bosh helped, but these sorts of nights are expected from the No. 1 fantasy stud in the land. Read More »

Smack / Feb 22, 2012 / 12:31 am

We Have Confirmation On The Best Team In The NBA; Detroit’s Dilemma

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

The guys in the NBA TV studios were saying the Heat looked like a championship team last night. Okay, they did play Sacramento, who have lost six in a row and have perhaps the most playground, fundamentally-flawed team in the league. But the Queens really went hard, and had the defending East champs on their heels all night. In the end, Dwyane Wade (30 points on 16 shots, 10 assists) lifted Miami to another level with one of his best games of the season, and for the first time all year, three Heat players scored at least 20 and one of them wasn’t LeBron. They’ve now won seven in a row, all by double digits, and are sitting in first place in the NBA. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 25, 2012 / 10:00 am

Alonzo Gee With Cleveland’s Best Dunk Since LeBron James

Alonzo Gee With Cleveland's Best Dunk Since LeBron James

It’s fitting that Alonzo Gee does his best to make Cleveland forget about LeBron James against the Heat. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 20, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Miami Heat To Become Miami Floridians Saturday Night

Chris Bosh

LeBron James

If you’re a fan of Jackie Moon and Semi-Pro, then you’re going to love this. The Miami Heat will pay tribute to the ABA this season as part of the NBA’s “Hardwood Classics Nights” by hosting a series of 1970′s retro-themed games. Leave your Heat jerseys at home this weekend, because starting tomorrow night the Miami Floridians will take the hardwood at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Philadelphia 76ers. Read More »

Dime Training, NBA, Video / Jan 19, 2012 / 12:45 pm

Video: Nike Pro Training Camp

Nike Pro Training Camp

In late November, we showed you 70 behind the scenes photos from the inaugural Nike Pro Training Camp. Over four intense days of basketball and training at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., some of the best athletes represented by Nike Inc. – meaning Nike Basketball, Jordan Brand and Converse – came out to get better. Now, here’s your chance to take another inside look at what LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Omri Casspi, Randy Foye, and Manny Harris did. Read More »

NBA / Dec 25, 2011 / 7:00 am

The NBA’s Top 10 Most Underrated Matchups On Christmas Day

Ray Allen

As the entire basketball universe will be fixated to their TVs today to finally witness this season commence, there are several underrated gifts under the Christmas tree to unwrap as well. While the league’s brightest stars will be going at it throughout the five-game docket, every hoops junkie should also pay attention to some of the other battles that’ll take place. Kind of like those unexpected cash envelopes you receive from your distant aunt, uncle, or grandparents, the following 10 matchups will surely not disappoint. Read More »

Dime Training, NBA / Nov 23, 2011 / 1:00 pm

70 Behind The Scenes Photos At The Inaugural Nike Pro Training Camp

Nike Pro Training Camp

Yesterday, the inaugural Nike Pro Training Camp came to a close. After four intense days of basketball and training at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., some of the best athletes represented by Nike Inc. – meaning Nike Basketball, Jordan Brand and Converse – came out to get better. The group included LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Omri Casspi, Randy Foye, and Manny Harris. With that, take a look behind the scenes. Read More »

Smack / Oct 11, 2011 / 1:07 am

The NBA Cancels The First 2 Weeks Of The Season; Kobe Speaks On MJ

Carmelo Anthony

What a shocker (please). The NBA season won’t start on time after talks stalled once more. Sad. Just sad. We feel for everyone who wants to see real basketball. We feel for all the employees who make their living off the NBA. We feel for Nick Young‘s hair. We feel for the integrity of the game. We even feel for the two sides who can’t seem to figure this trash out. But now it’s official: the first two weeks are gone because David Stern says there is a substantial gap between the two sides. Yesterday, there were reports that the sides were making progress, but at this point, it’s all a game of shadows and mirrors. Some people want to believe it’ll get done. Others say it’s going to take a long time … Read More »