#KOBE BRYANT

Deron Williams’ 11 Threes Roast Washington; Damian Lillard Tortures San Antonio

Every night in the NBA is its own minimovie, played out in any number of acts.

UTAH JAZZ

A Jeremy Lin Effect: 5 NBA Players Who Need A Chance To Play

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Two weeks into Jeremy Lin's Mach-speed rise to fame, more intel comes out daily about his crazier-than-fiction journey.

#CARMELO ANTHONY

Dime Q&A: Renaldo Balkman On The Knicks – “I Feel Like We Gonna Win The Championship”

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Yes, ask any NBA player on a team outside of the Bobcats and they'll probably tell you the same thing: "I'm going out there like we're gonna win the whole thing.

#BOSTON CELTICS

The Knicks Win Tyson Chandler’s Debut; Minnesota & Kevin Love Light It Up

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New Jersey will be coming for that NYC crown soon enough, but at least for now, the Knicks are still the big brother.

#CARMELO ANTHONY

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The New York Knicks

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If there's one thing fantasy basketball owners should know, it's that a team coached by Mike D'Antoni is a team to embrace.

#video

Renaldo Balkman & Greivis Vasquez Get Into It In Argentina

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When Puerto Rico took on Venezuela yesterday in the FIBA Americas Championship, there was a lot of NBA talent on the floor.

Travis Outlaw

The Contract Every NBA Team Wishes It Could Void

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On Twitter a couple weeks ago, WFAN Radio's (New York) Evan Roberts tweeted a suggestion that as part of the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement, each team should be allowed to void one bad contract.

#CARMELO ANTHONY

Fantasy Trade Analysis: Carmelo Anthony To The Knicks

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After months of speculation, we can purge ourselves and our Twitter feeds of the nauseating(ly named) "Melodrama.

#CARMELO ANTHONY

Defending world champions lose; Carmelo and Tyreke teammates?

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Our business is prone to over-exaggeration: It was the best dunk ever, the worst trade ever, the sickest pair of sneakers ever, etc.

#CARMELO ANTHONY

Team USA smashes France to wrap up World Basketball Festival

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If Sunday morning's roster cuts didn't give you an idea of what kind of USA team we're going to see at the World Championship later this month, Sunday afternoon's USA vs. France exhibition hammered the point home.

TIAGO SPLITTER

Behind The Scenes: Puerto Rico vs. Brazil National Team Scrimmage

It's been a great day so far up here at Rucker Park.

Trevor Ariza

Isiah Thomas, NBA Draft Genius: One of the League’s biggest myths

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Amidst all the confused looks, raised eyebrows and exasperated questions being asked after the Knicks announced they'd hopped back in bed with Isiah Thomas -- the majority sounding much like, "The f*** are they doing.

Renaldo Balkman

I want my money back

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This got kind of buried and lost in this morning's Smack, so we wanted to bring it up on its own: Funny story: An Oregon football fan made the road trip for the Ducks' season opener at Boise State (the game where LaGarrette Blount played Marvin Hagler on homeboy's chin), and after the team laid an egg, he sent head coach Chip Kelly an invoice for his expenses.

#CARMELO ANTHONY

The Denver Nuggets Need To Make This Move Right Now

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Last year the Nuggets finished 54-28, won the Northwest Division and pushed the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.

#DERRICK ROSE

Mike Beasley gets in trouble, and Ron Artest starts some trouble

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We'll start with the Twitter-sponsored portion of Smack: Over the weekend Michael Beasley closed his Twitter account after he took some heat (no pun intended) for posting a pic that may or may not have been bags of weed.

#CARMELO ANTHONY

The Nuggets Better Hope Everyone Stays Healthy

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Without a doubt, the Nuggets were one of the most fun teams to watch in the NBA last season.


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