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Smack / Sep 26, 2013 / 11:30 pm

Usain Bolt Mocks Tony Parker’s Jump Shot Then Shows Off His Own

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Fastest Man in the World Usain Bolt is currently traveling around Europe on a tour, but he took time to joke with Tony Parker on French media website Canal+. Bolt, an avid basketball fan, poked fun at Parker’s jump shot before showing off skills of his own. Read More »

Smack / Aug 5, 2012 / 11:00 pm

Jeremy Lin Says Says Asian Players Have To Work Harder; The U.S. Women Rout China

Jeremy Lin

It goes without saying that Jeremy Lin is a smart guy. Having Harvard on your credentials makes that sort of a no-brainer. When the new Houston guard visited Taiwan during his first visit to see where his parents were born, Lin — born and raised in the U.S. but clearly cognizant of international relations — slipped a question Sunday during press availability about whether he’s Chinese or Taiwanese like a bad halfcourt trap. Read More »

NBA / Jul 8, 2010 / 6:30 pm

Cleveland’s last-ditch pitch to LeBron

LeBron James

Before LeBron James causes a party in one city and breaks hearts in five others, the teams still in pursuit of the NBA’s biggest star are undoubtedly vying for one last audience with LBJ before he goes live on-air at 9 p.m. on ESPN. What will those teams say to LeBron should they get his ear for a last-ditch pitch? Next up: Cleveland Read More »

NBA / May 25, 2010 / 3:25 pm

Random Question of the Day

Which sport has the best athletes?

I’m probably in the minority, but this is one of my favorite stretches of the sports calendar. The most important NBA games are being played, football is close enough around the corner that there’s no shortage of preview shows and classic re-runs, baseball is in full swing, every weekend there’s free boxing on somewhere, and the international track and field outdoor season is underway.

Working in the basketball industry, I often hear the argument that the NBA employs the best athletes in the world. Read More »

NBA, The NBA's 30 Best Go-To Players / Oct 23, 2009 / 8:00 am

The NBA’s 30 best go-to players (#4: LeBron James)

LeBron James

Who do you want your offense to run through with everything on the line? Counting down 30th to 1st (one per team), I’ve ranked the League’s go-to guys…

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#4: LEBRON JAMES, Cavaliers

Under a different set of circumstances and a different kind of criteria, I could easily argue that LeBron is the all-around, pound-for-pound best player in basketball. In fact, save for the existence of one Usain Bolt, I could argue for ‘Bron as the top active athlete in any sport today. Read More »

NBA / Aug 28, 2009 / 4:00 pm

Five Small Forwards to watch for 2009-10

Vince Carter

After putting together the modified Top-50 list of players from ’08-09, I had about 50 leftovers who just missed the cut. And from that, there could’ve been a whole sub-category titled “Wait ‘Til Next Year.”

We’ve gone over the centers and two-guards. Now here are five small forwards who look the most ready to crack the 2010 Top-10 with their performances next season: Read More »

Video / Aug 20, 2009 / 3:34 pm

Usain Bolt is Not Like the Rest of Us

I mean, this is just crazy. Usain Bolt destroyed another record today, this time blasting through the 200 m in 19.19 seconds, .11 seconds better than the previous record (video below). In light of the Smack item this morning that relayed the story of a female sprinter being subjected to a gender test, we were joking about how Bolt needs to “tested for alien.” Or to quote Austin Burton, “‘District 9,’ starring Usain Bolt.”

Is there anything close to this type of dominance in NBA history? Wilt? MJ at his most vicious?

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Smack / Aug 20, 2009 / 3:39 am

Sizing up the real contenders, plus the real-life Juwanna Mann?

Vince Carter

White Chocolate signing with the Magic yesterday likely signaled the last offseason move by any of the NBA’s legit championship contenders before training camp. (Assuming the Marquis Daniels-to-Boston deal is just a paperwork formality at this point.) So now that we know who’s working with what, why not start handicapping the field? … Orlando could very well run through the Eastern Conference postseason bracket again, but they probably won’t be doing it as a #1 or even a #2 seed thanks to Rashard Lewis‘ 10-game suspension. Read More »

Smack / Aug 17, 2009 / 4:33 am

D-Wade finds his politician side

Dwyane Wade

Seeing as LeBron has given 15,000 “I’m cool where I’m at/I love Cleveland” interviews and yet you’ve still got dudes in New York City hawking homemade LBJ #23 Knicks jerseys on the street, there’s really no point in superstar free-agents-to-be saying anything about their situation in the months before they hit the market. Especially when they have a chance to sign a contract extension and don’t do it. Dwyane Wade probably gave Miami fans a lift with some recent quotes in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: “Next year will be a big year for myself and for the team, but the plan has always been to stay with the Heat, and that’s still the plan,” Wade said. Read More »