NBA Court Factors: How Assists Aren't As Unbiased As You Think

There will never be any question over what it means to have scored 25 points, or recorded a number of rebounds, blocks, or steals. Sure, if we've learned anything in the age of analytics it's that raw stats can be misleading—they fail to account for pace or efficiency—but at least they are facts. Russell Westbrook's… » 4/01/15 11:30am Today 11:30am

The Lame Clippers Crowd Made Blake Griffin All Sad

Last night's game between the Warriors and Clippers, a nationally televised contest between two powerful conference rivals, was one of those games that's supposed to come with a "playoff atmosphere," featuring the home fans going nuts and chanting mean things at the visitors and causing all kinds of ruckus. The crowd… » 4/01/15 11:13am Today 11:13am

Hey Steph, Stop Being Mean To Chris

Seeing Stephen Curry drop defenders isn't exactly new, but Chris Paul is one of (if not the) best point guard defenders in the league! This does not happen to him very often. » 3/31/15 11:44pm Yesterday 11:44pm

Glen Davis Fined For Kicking Seat Cushion Into Crowd

Glen Davis punted a seat cushion into the stands during a timeout in Sunday's Clippers-Celtics game, and now the forward is out $15,000. Treat those chairs with respect, NBA players. (He got some good distance on it, though.) » 3/31/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

NASCAR Decries Indiana Anti-Gay Law

NASCAR has issued a statement expressing its disappointment with Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s decision to signing the "Religious Freedom Rights Act" into law, an act which could give Indiana businesses the right to refuse service to LGBT customers. » 3/31/15 1:34pm Yesterday 1:34pm

Gareth Bale Has Ugly Shot And Dumb Headband, Still Hits Half-Court Shots

Hm, this is a tough one. You’d think maybe Gareth Bale would flaunt going 3-of-5 in this half-court challenge thing, because damn, that’s some pretty good shooting. But then you remember what his awkward shooting motion looks like, and how goofy he looks with that headband, and you think, You know Gareth, you might… » 3/31/15 1:11pm Yesterday 1:11pm

Bill Simmons's New NBA Podcast Has The Same Theme Music As The Starters

Bill Simmons launched a new podcast this week called Bill Don't Lie (groan). It's the latest place to find Simmons giving endless dissertations of his basketball theories, and there's something a little off about it. As first noticed by a user on NBA Reddit, the intro music to the new podcast is the exact same music… » 3/30/15 5:31pm Monday 5:31pm

Blake Griffin Unveils The Karate Block

When you're a power forward with T-Rex arms, you have to go looking for more creative ways to go about blocking shots. Thanks to Blake Griffin, all the short-armed big men out there have a new move to try. » 3/30/15 3:02pm Monday 3:02pm

Enes Kanter Sounds Very Happy About Having Left Utah

Since joining the Thunder at the trade deadline, Enes Kanter has been very good offensively and on the glass. To hear Kanter tell it, the biggest reason he is playing so much better is because he was miserable in Salt Lake City. Via Daily Thunder: » 3/28/15 6:37pm Saturday 6:37pm

Blake Griffin's Austin Rivers Impression Is So Cold And So Accurate 

Clippers guard Austin Rivers is very bad at basketball. We know this. His father, head coach Doc Rivers, must know this. Blake Griffin definitely knows this. » 3/27/15 1:34pm Friday 1:34pm

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 Friday 12:05pm

Trey Burke Goes Down With Incredibly Strange Non-Contact Neck Injury

Down one and bringing the ball up the court against the Trail Blazers with 30 seconds left, Jazz point guard Trey Burke ... had a neck spasm? Pinched nerve? Got shot by a sniper? Was stung by a bee? Punched by an invisible leprechaun? Whatever happened, it sent Burke down to his knees in an incredible amount of pain. » 3/25/15 11:34pm 3/25/15 11:34pm

Chandler Parsons Has Bad Style; Richard Jefferson Is Bad At Bargaining

How much would you pay for this Van’s Idylwild Cheetah Snapback? $5? $0? How about if you were buying it off of some guy’s gross, sweaty, lice-filled head? Maybe somebody would have to pay you to take it? If so, you have better taste than Richard Jefferson and Chandler Parsons. » 3/25/15 8:55pm 3/25/15 8:55pm

Hassan Whiteside Gashes Hand On Rim, Requires 10 Stitches

This looks like a pretty innocuous basketball play that happens a dozen times a game, but somehow Heat center Hassan Whiteside messed up his hand on the rim pretty badly. Via the Palm Beach Post: » 3/25/15 12:36am 3/25/15 12:36am

Khris Middleton Hits Game-Winning Three To Cap Frenzied Final Seconds

Khris Middleton is starting to make a habit of hitting game-winners from a very specific spot on the floor. Down two to the Heat with eight seconds remaining, Jerryd Bayless's missed layup was heading out of bounds before Zaza Pachulia tracked it down and chucked it backwards. His save found Middleton perfectly, who… » 3/24/15 11:10pm 3/24/15 11:10pm

Chill Dude Crashes Warriors Postgame Show, Does "Electric Zombie" Dance

This happened after Friday's game between the Pelicans and Warriors, but it was just brought to our attention by a friend of the hairy, dancing gent in the clip above. I become more and more jealous that I am not a Warriors fan with each passing day. » 3/24/15 1:01pm 3/24/15 1:01pm

Nikola Mirotic Is Balling

Bulls rookie forward Nikola Mirotic went for 28 points and eight rebounds in a win against the Hornets last night, a performance that he punctuated by banking one on Jason Maxiell's head. Mirotic's minutes have been fluctuating like crazy throughout the season, but Tom Thibodeau is finally starting to give him some… » 3/24/15 10:57am 3/24/15 10:57am

Kevin Love Says His Relationship With LeBron Is Fine. It's Fine. 

Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love was a guest on Mike & Mike this morning, and he was of course asked to describe his relationship with teammate and sub-tweeter LeBron James. According to Love, their relationship is fine. It's fine. » 3/23/15 3:10pm 3/23/15 3:10pm

Eric Gordon Faceplants, Loses His Tooth

This is Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon stumbling, faceplanting, and then realizing that the thing he heard skittering out onto the floor is in fact a big ol' chunk of his tooth. » 3/23/15 11:01am 3/23/15 11:01am