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

How Anthony Davis Gives The Pelicans Open Looks They Don't Deserve

Good ball movement generates open shots. This is Basketball 101, so fundamental to the game's primary education it may as well come down on stone tablets to every young player. It's proven: perhaps to the relief of youth coaches around the country, SportVU player-tracking shows that ball movement in the NBA does… » 3/13/15 2:27pm 3/13/15 2:27pm

Anthony Davis Falls Off Rim, Hits Floor Hard After Alley-Oop

Less than 24 hours after his unexpected heroics in Oklahoma City, Pelicans star Anthony Davis suffered an injury due to falling off the rim after this alley-oop. Davis headed to the locker room with a hurt shoulder. » 2/07/15 7:58pm 2/07/15 7:58pm

Anthony Davis Buzzer-Beater Downs Thunder In Bonkers Ending

The New Orleans Pelicans avoided an embarrassing meltdown when Anthony Davis's double-clutch buzzer-beating three delivered his team a 116-113 win over the Thunder in Oklahoma City. » 2/06/15 10:53pm 2/06/15 10:53pm

This TV Moment With Anthony Davis Isn't Strange Or Anything

Viewers watching NBA TV's broadcast (via a Fox Sports affiliate) of tonight's Hawks-Pelicans game—one that finally broke Atlanta's win streak—got a special EXTREME CLOSEUP of New Orleans star Anthony Davis's face. The Vine is even better to show your children: » 2/02/15 10:42pm 2/02/15 10:42pm

Saints Execs Claim Tom Benson Is Still An Active Owner

Saints team president Dennis Lauscha and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke with the New Orleans Times-Picayune yesterday, and claimed that team owner Tom Benson is not a mentally feeble puppet being manipulated by his wife, as has been claimed in a lawsuit filed by Benson's recently jilted heirs. » 1/28/15 11:02am 1/28/15 11:02am

Suit: Saints Owner Tom Benson Is Being Manipulated By His Scheming Wife

Yesterday, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson's daughter and grandchildren filed a lawsuit seeking to block his recent and curious decision to cut his family members out of his life and name his third wife, Gayle Marie LaJaunie Bird, heir to his ownership of both teams. We now have a copy of the full… » 1/23/15 10:42am 1/23/15 10:42am

The Family Dispute Over Ownership Of The Saints Is Getting Ugly

This morning, an official press release was sent out announcing that New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson had drastically restructured his plans for the inevitable ownership transfer of each team. Under the new plan, the 87-year-old Benson's daughter, Renee Benson, and her two children will be cut out… » 1/22/15 4:12pm 1/22/15 4:12pm

Anthony Davis Volleyball Spikes Manu Ginobili's Shot Straight To Hell

If you put your ear close to your laptop speaker and turn the sound up high enough, you can actually hear the ball itself screaming in terror, just before Anthony Davis pounds it into the parquet at the speed of light. Great googly moogly. It actually traveled back in time on its way down. Manu's lucky that damn… » 12/26/14 11:50pm 12/26/14 11:50pm

Man, Did Anthony Davis Whomp The Shit Out Of The Thunder Or What

There's no one particularly SportsCenter-y highlight from Anthony Davis's 38-point, 12-rebound, three-block eruption against Oklahoma City last night. He didn't block all three shots in one leap; or tear the entire backboard off the stanchion with a dunk; or, like, spike a dead-on-arrival Kendrick Perkins jumphook… » 12/22/14 12:42pm 12/22/14 12:42pm

Monty Williams Was There For Ryan Anderson After Girlfriend's Suicide

Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard has a devastating piece on Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, who in August 2013 was the one to discover his girlfriend Gia Allemand in her New Orleans home, hanging by her neck from a vacuum-cleaner cord. It is a hard, hard read, but there is goodness here—much of it in Anderson's… » 11/13/14 2:52pm 11/13/14 2:52pm

Anthony Davis Comes Out Of Nowhere For The Putback Dunk

Welcome to the latest edition of Anthony Davis Does Something You've Never Seen Before. Today we have him launching himself from just in front of the dotted line, extending his Groot arm to collect a shot that clanged high off the rim, and then throwing down the putback dunk over poor Zach Randolph—all in one fluid… » 11/04/14 9:33am 11/04/14 9:33am

Anthony Davis Is A Goddamn Demon

Anthony Davis is going to own the league sooner rather than later, because Anthony Davis is a shot-devouring, rebound-snatching, dunking monster who is now armed with a solid mid-range jumper and respectable handles. Dunks and smooth jumpers and blocks are great, but if you really want to see what makes Anthony Davis… » 11/03/14 5:32pm 11/03/14 5:32pm

Anthony Davis Still Improving Should Terrify Opponents

LeBron James's return to Cleveland was the biggest story of the 2014 NBA offseason, but in the not-so-distant future we may be referring to it instead as the summer of Anthony Davis. With almost none of America's big stars playing in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the 21(!) year old power forward anchored the… » 10/29/14 1:08am 10/29/14 1:08am

Saints Build Statue Of Man Who Tried To Move The Team

The Saints and Pelicans surprised owner Tom Benson with a 13.5-foot bronze statue outside of the Superdome, a venerable and iconic arena that nine years ago Benson tried to get declared unusable after Hurricane Katrina in an attempt to break his lease and relocate the Saints to San Antonio. » 9/03/14 3:06pm 9/03/14 3:06pm

Jeff Withey Completes The Rare Pass Off Of The Referee's Head

Pelicans center Jeff Withey's pass was swatted by Eric Bledsoe, right into the noggin of official Bennie Adams and back to Withey. You can hear the "doink!" sound in your head. » 4/09/14 9:05pm 4/09/14 9:05pm

Anthony Davis Is Everywhere

While working his way through a 40-point, 21-rebound beatdown of the Celtics last night, Anthony Davis made a number of plays that would make anyone in the arena think they were watching the best big man in the NBA. » 3/17/14 10:38am 3/17/14 10:38am

O.J. Mayo Ejected For Punching Greg Stiemsma

Bucks guard O.J. Mayo tried running through a screen set by Pelicans big man Greg Stiemsma and reacted like he got hit in the face with Stiemsma's shoulder. Mayo wrapped himself up with Stiemsma for a moment and when they got untangled, Mayo punched him. » 3/08/14 11:28am 3/08/14 11:28am

King Cake Baby Is Back

The Pelicans—who just redesigned their primary mascot to make it less terrifying—have brought back King Cake Baby for Mardi Gras. Here's he/she/it at the Clippers game last night: » 2/25/14 12:23pm 2/25/14 12:23pm

Pierre The Pelican Looks Like A Normal Mascot Now

Well, here we are. Pierre the Pelican's days as a soul-devouring bird of terror are over. The Pelicans revealed their new-look mascot last night, and Pierre is now a perfectly acceptable mascot that finally resembles an actual pelican. The children of New Orleans can sleep a little easier now. » 2/13/14 6:13pm 2/13/14 6:13pm