- Geek & Sci-Fi
Detroit has one of the NBA's more exciting young rosters, highlighted by <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/02/4-bad-teams-with-bright-futures/5">big men Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond</a>.
<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/carlos-delfino-dunk-kevin-durant.jpg"></a>Words By <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/author/aj">AJ</a> Russell Westbrook's absence could go down as the single biggest factor in the 2013 NBA Playoffs.
Last week's Wednesday Dunk Battle was one of the most hotly contested ever, pitting LeBron James and Blake Griffin (the two most prolific Wednesday Dunk Battlers of the season) against a sea otter and a guy who dunked through fire.
The Atlanta Hawks would be happy to talk a trade with you.
Brook Lopez got a lot of little ballers in trouble for his actions last night.
I know that banner image isn’t a GIF, but I still haven’t taken the class on GIF editing through South New Hampshire State Tech’s amazing online program.
Two things we all know about <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/josh-smith">Josh Smith</a>: he can dunk and he can't hit the broad side of a barn with his jumper.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/derrick-rose-catches-alley-oop-vs-detroit-pistons"> Last night in Miami, the stage was set that pitted two streaks going in completely different directions against one another - the Heat's three game skid and the Hawks' four wins in a row on the road. Those not in support of the team in South Beach will be happy to know both streaks are still alive today. Thanks to impressive overtimes from both Joe Johnson and Jamal Crawford, the Hawks walked away with a 93-89 victory. All that is well and good, but that picture you see above isn't posted for my health. Credit Greg Oden stunt double Joel Anthony - <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/tomhaberstroh/status/27571191141113856">who joined</a> Wilt Chamberlain and Dennis Rodman as the only players since 1967 to finish a game with no field goal attempts and at least 16 rebounds - for attempting to allow no easy buckets.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/nba-2k11-demo-releases-for-ps3-and-xbox-360"> MJ might be gracing the cover of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/nba-2k11">2K11</a>, but you had to figure he wasn't actually going to do much else to promote this game.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kobe-bryant">Kobe's</a> still the man you want to have the ball in his hand with the game on the line.
MaiYa, And Then Some Jada Does A Biggie <a href="http://www.thefader.com/2010/01/29/jada-does-a-biggie/">[Fader]</a> NFL Owns "Dat" <a href="http://huggingharoldreynolds.blogspot.com/2010/01/nfl-owns-dat.html">[Hugging Harold Reynolds]</a> Maybe "Illmatic" Is Hip Hop's "Catcher In the Rye".
David Stern has to be happy after the Conference Semifinals.
With the <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/basketball/nba/05/03/hawks.heat.game7/?eref=T1">Hawks</a> dispatching of the Heat yesterday, the first round of the NBA Playoffs came to a close.
Well, the games are underway and our <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/04/tss-nba-playoffs-preview-the-first-round">first round picks</a> are locked in for posterity & scrutiny.
There’s no season like the post season and this rings especially true come time for the NBA Playoffs.