Israeli Basketball Is Kind Of Insane

This is what happened at the close of last night's chapter of Israel's biggest rivalry, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv. After a close away win for Maccabi, center Sofoklis Schortsanitis—a former Clippers draft pick—charged into a hostile crowd to try to beat up a Hapoel fan. You can see the fan, in white with a… » 4/08/14 1:07pm 4/08/14 1:07pm

Dirk Nowitzki Gives Conan O'Brien A "Texas Citizenship Test"

Conan O'Brien is taping his show in Dallas this week, and last night he invited Dirk Nowitzki onto the show to test just how much of a Texan Conan really is. It's a pretty funny bit, but mostly it's just a reminder that Dirk is awesome and that the NBA will be a much worse and humorless place when "The Berlin Tall"… » 4/01/14 10:57am 4/01/14 10:57am

Tuffy Rhodes Catches Olajuwon-Signed Ball, Gives It To Little Kid

Remember Tuffy Rhodes? You probably don't remember Tuffy Rhodes. He's the former Cubs center fielder who hit three home runs off Doc Gooden on Opening Day in 1994 before flaming out and heading off to play baseball in Japan, where he became one of the best power hitters in the league and tied Sadaharu Oh's… » 3/28/14 3:06pm 3/28/14 3:06pm

How Steve Fisher Built An Unlikely Powerhouse At San Diego State

When he took the job at San Diego State University, in the fall of 1999, Steve Fisher didn't promise that he'd turn things around overnight. He signed a seven-year contract, as if to prove the point, and spent the first few months of that deal barnstorming dozens of San Diego businesses and social groups to sell… » 3/27/14 6:39pm 3/27/14 6:39pm

This Is The Definitive Highlight Of Nick Young's Career

It should be noted that Swaggy P had a great game last night. In 19 minutes off the bench, he scored 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting and grabbed four rebounds. The Lakers also demolished the Knicks last night, scoring 51 points in the third quarter alone. So if there was ever a time for Swaggy to get cocky, this was it. … » 3/26/14 9:58am 3/26/14 9:58am

Where Are The Tight Satin Men's Basketball Shorts Of Yesteryear, Damn…

So much has changed since the Long Island University Blackbirds were a force to be reckoned with in men's college hoops. But surely the gear — specifically, the oh-so-short shorts, the BDSM-ready knee pads, the grimy sneakers and such — worn by the lads is way up there among the many features of the sport that have… » 3/21/14 3:51pm 3/21/14 3:51pm

SDSU's Coach Rants Against The NCAA In Postgame Presser

Before his team faced off against New Mexico State at 8:03 local time last night, San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher was told by the NCAA that the losing team would need to leave Spokane, Wash., and head home immediately after the game. By Fisher's calculations, that would have put his team at the airport at 1:00 … » 3/21/14 1:24pm 3/21/14 1:24pm

Gerald Green's 41-Point Game Gets The NBA Jam Treatment

We like Gerald Green, because when his jumper is falling and he's springing up for huge dunks, he can make you feel like you're watching the real-life version of NBA Jam. So we fully endorse the Phoenix Suns turning his 41-point performance against the Thunder into a set of video game highlights. If any player was… » 3/21/14 10:01am 3/21/14 10:01am