God Bless Evan Turner, Who Really Tried This Shit

This was, without a doubt, my favorite moment from last night’s game between the Cavaliers and Celtics. A little more than a minute before this happened, Celtics guard Evan Turner had just hit a three to put his team three points from the lead. Turner was feeling pretty good about himself after that shot, so good, in… » 4/24/15 10:21am Friday 10:21am

The Cavaliers' Playoff Campaign Started About As Well As It Could Have

There was a moment during Sunday’s game between the Celtics and Cavaliers during which, if you squinted hard enough, you could start to make out the vague outline of a Game 1 upset. The Celtics—a well-coached team with nothing to lose that rode into the playoffs on a wave of good vibes—were spacing the floor, running… » 4/20/15 9:22am Monday 9:22am

Joakim Noah Will Always Be There To Shit-Talk LeBron James

One of the most endearing things about Joakim Noah is his continued insistence on just not having it with LeBron James and whatever team James happens to be on. There was the time he called out James for his dancing in the middle of a game, the time he called the Heat “Hollywood as hell,” and there he was during… » 4/06/15 10:08am 4/06/15 10:08am

David Blatt Just Stands There Like A Buster And Parrots LeBron's Calls

ESPN NBA writer Brian Windhorst, who is as connected to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers as any reporter can be, was a guest on Bill Simmons's latest podcast, and he dropped some juicy stuff about the various melodramas that have been hanging over the team all season. The whole thing is worth a listen, but… » 3/31/15 6:28pm 3/31/15 6:28pm

Mr. Whammy Says LeBron Complained To NBA Security About Him

Mr. Whammy (real name: Bruce Reznick) is a 79-year-old Nets superfan who has had season tickets for nearly two decades. When opposing players take free throws he walks down from his seats to right below the basket and follows a very specific yelling and waving routine to try and make them miss. He claims, at the… » 3/28/15 11:48am 3/28/15 11:48am

Timofey Mozgov Is A Heavy Hitter In The Local Commercial Circuit

Yesterday, we learned that Timofey Mozgov starred in a fantastic local commercial in which he wore a backwards jersey and repeatedly looked off-camera, but now we know that's not his only spot. Here's another one with him talking to his "favorite day-time bartender." Timofey Mozgov has a favorite day-time bartender? » 3/27/15 12:05pm 3/27/15 12:05pm

Attention: Stop Taking Photos In The Locker Room Of Half-Naked LeBron

Common courtesy dictates that you don't take photographs of half-naked strangers without their permission. Also, when you get caught doing so by said strangers, you should fess up instead of lying. This advice might seem obvious, but not so to three unnamed members of the basketball media. » 3/17/15 9:12pm 3/17/15 9:12pm

Kyrie Irving Unleashes All Hell In The Perfect Meaningless Game

San Antonio isn't usually a place for mid-March NBA thrills. Oh, the latter-day Spurs remain perfectly capable of playing the sort of gyroscoping, pinball-passing game pretty enough to goose Red Auerbach's carcass from 6 to 12, but it's very a long season and a very old team and while you can usually count on them for… » 3/13/15 10:21am 3/13/15 10:21am

Point: Iman Shumpert Says Empire Is Plagiarizing His Life; He's Wrong

Empire is the story of Empire Records, a mega-successful record conglomerate headed by heavy-handed CEO Lucious Lyons (played by Terrence Howard). Lucious has three sons: Andre, Jamal, and Hakeem. Hakeem is a rapper who dates a babyfaced singer named Tiana. Cleveland Cavaliers guard and sometime rapper Iman Shumpert… » 3/12/15 4:09pm 3/12/15 4:09pm