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Share TweetAfter 10 years in the NBA, big man Mehmet Okur is retiring at the age of 33. He walks away with a ring (2004 Pistons) and career averages of 13.5 points and seven boards. Rather than show you pick-and-pop highlights of Okur bombing threes, we thought it…Share TweetNEW YORK -- The Sacramento Kings' Thomas Robinson has been suspended two games without pay for throwing an elbow to the neck of Jonas Jerebko of the Detroit Pistons, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operatio…
Irving May Be Under the Radar, but Not for LongUpdated Nov 8, 2012 Share TweetKyrie Irving of Cleveland has skills perfectly tailored for the modern N.B.A.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetIn The Sixth Man's season debut, Ian Thomsen looks at the uncertain future facing Milwaukee and its star point guard, gets to know an early surprise and picks his All-Electable Team.Source: CNNSI.com
The Poor Detroit Pistons Are Currently The Most Depressing Team In The NBAUpdated Nov 8, 2012 Share TweetThe video above is what it looks like when the 0-5 Detroit Pistons attempt to play defense. Yep, that's JaVale McGee taking the ball from the three-point line to the rim for an uncontested dunk. The Pistons somehow managed to out-JaVale JaVale. More »Source: deadspin.com
Dime Q&A: Roy Hibbert Talks About His Favorite Video Games, The Pacers & Funny Larry Bird StoriesUpdated Nov 8, 2012 Share TweetAfter his shootaround in Atlanta yesterday (a game the Pacers would go on to blow in the final minutes), we got up with former Georgetown Hoya, and current Indiana Pacers center, Roy Hibbert. He talked to us about how he came to play himself on Parks an…Source: dimemag.com
Indiana Pulls Off An Embarrassing Loss; The Lakers Lose Again & Are In Serious TroubleUpdated Nov 8, 2012 Share TweetWe don’t often lead Smack with the Pacers, but what transpired in Atlanta last night was too depressing not to. We found out yesterday morning that Danny Granger is now going to miss three months of action, and for Indiana, that’s a major loss. It shoSource: dimemag.com
Joakim Noah On Bulls' LossNov 8Joakim Noah talks after the Bulls' loss to the Thunder.
TrueHoop TV: John HollingerNov 8TrueHoop's Henry Abbott with John Hollinger on Dwight Howard, Deron Williams and the struggles of L.A. and Brooklyn. Plus, a look a the Mavs, the Pacers and who will win the NBA scoring title.
Big 4th Quarter Lifts Thunder Past BullsNov 8Kevin Durant leads Thunder to win over Bulls.
Lee Jenkins: Blazers' Lillard makes transition from mid-major to NBA look …Nov 8Ten months ago, when Neil Olshey was still the Clippers general manager, he flew to an unlikely college in a small city in Utah to see a point guard he didn't need. The Clippers had one of the best point guards in the NBA (Chris Paul), one of the best b…
Ian Thomsen: Amid uncertainty, Milwaukee and Jennings find a common groundNov 8During the Bucks' 2-0 start, Brandon Jennings was leading the way with NBA-best averages of 13 assists and four steals. The 34 points he scored over those two games -- including a last-second three-pointer to beat the Cavaliers -- were inspired by the f…