J.R. Smith buys cotton candy and eats it on the bench mid-game, because…J.R. Smith

In an age of sports science, diet and nutrition, long live the athlete who just says, nahh, I’m eating carnival treats on the bench.

It’s less outrageous because J.R. didn’t actually play in the game, but that image is funny enough that people won’t remember that detail in a few weeks.

J.R. is also a man of the people. He comes to share. If he’s getting cotton candy, then so are the fans.

Although, this does raise several questions. Does J.R. Smith carry cash in his socks mid-game? Does the vendor know J.R. will get him next time? How angry is David Blatt?

Treat yo self J.R.


via: Bleacher Report

Blake Griffin dunks in warm-ups….rips down the shot clock

Players return to training camp with an array of catchphrases to describe their superior conditioning and make sure we know that they’ve put in the hard work in the gym in the summer and that they are in the best shape of their lives.

For Blake Griffin, actions speak louder than words.

Warming up for the Clippers pre-season game against the Toronto Raptors, Girffin went up for a ‘regulation’ off the backboard dunk, only to rip the entire shot clock down in the process.


via: CBS Eye on Basketball

Yep, that’s Ben Simmons pushing a Chevy through a parking lot at 6:00am

LSU freshman and potential 2016 number one pick Ben Simmons is set to light up NCAA basketball this season and it looks like he’s already getting that work in.

And by work, I mean pushing a Chevy Avalanche truck through a parking lot at 6:00am.

Getting that work in this morning @khornz04

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Simmons is already adopting the Rocky style workout regime and if that equals more dunks like this, then I’m all for it.


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via: Instagram

Sacramento Kings take their off-season training to the fire house

With training camp just a few days away, players want to arrive in shape and ready to go. With plenty of basketball activities coming up, it’s always good to break up the fitness regime with some off-court exercise and of course some team bonding.

The Kings did just that, dropping into the Sacramento fire department for some stair climbing and fire extinguishing.

Not too mention, blessing us with two of the best photos from the NBA off-season.

via: Sacramento Kings Twitter

Blake Griffin couldn’t be more excited to be in Space Jam 2

Blake Griffin and Dr Drain are the perfect start to casting Space Jam 2.

Blake Griffin and Dr Drain are the perfect start to casting Space Jam 2.

This year, talks of a Space Jam sequel sent the internet into meltdown, especially with LeBron James’ ‘partnership’ with Warner Bros kicking off.

But there’s one man who is perfect for Space Jam and he is equally keen on being involved. that man is Blake Griffin. In a recent Q&A with  Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, Griffin could not hide his excitement at potentially being involved.

“Oh, absolutely, absolutely. I’d love to be involved in any capacity, really. ‘Space Jam’ was a huge part of my childhood. I actually had a “Space Jam”-themed birthday party as a teen. Then, when I turned 21, my friends got me a ‘Space Jam’ cake again just to re-live the glory days. It has been a big thing for me so being able to be involved in any capacity would be great, even just being one of the guys that’s in there would be cool. I think it would be a lot of fun.

“If you told me when I was 8 years old that I could possibly have a chance to be in ‘Space Jam 2,’ it would have blown my mind. That would just be like another check off the bucket list.”

Well there you have it. The ball’s in your court Warner Bros.

Also Dr Drain MUST be in any film starring Blake Griffin. They already have enough experience ballin’ with Marvin the Martian.

via: Basketball Insiders

NBA 2K16’s top 10 positional rankings are in. Do you agree?

When it comes to making arbitrary lists and rankings of players, there is much to dispute and NBA 2K ratings are arguably the most important. Just ask Hassan Whiteside.

With the release of the 2K16’s positional rankings, there will always be debate over that extra point given to X player, so we ask….did they get it right?

The power forwards list is probably the most controversial. Is Anthony Davis already number 1?

If you haven’t already seen it, the trailer narrated by Spike Lee is all of the fire emojis.

Check it out:

Russell Westbrook’s pre-game rituals are the stuff of legend

The always entertaining Russell Westbrook appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live wearing a peak Summer of Westbrook outfit. That in itself requires its own segment.

Instead, Russ went on to reveal exactly what his pre-game rituals include. I know what you’re thinking….stretching, watching film, healthy meal, free throws. Boring.


If you want to be a four-time All Star and the most explosive point guard in the NBA; a healthy combination of naps, Taylor Swift songs and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is what the doctor Westrbook ordered.

Yup, I see nothing wrong here. All three of these things are great and can only aid the pursuit of any endeavour. Once again Russell knows best.

He also went on to talk about his desire to beat Michael Jordan’s triple-double record and meeting Magic Johnson for the first time.

Andrew Wiggins nails huge jam against Argentina

I don’t know what’s crazier; the potential of this Canadian national team, the fact that Andres Nocioni is still a thing or that we still live in a world where Luis Scola is dropping 35 points and 13 rebounds in FIBA games. All remarkable,

Either way, Wiggins dropping the stare down/get out of my way nudge after this huge dunk is all of the summer fun.

Wes Matthews getting buckets on a PhunkeeDuck is both awesome and terrifying

Wes Matthews is busy rehabbing his injured Achilles, which had him sideline since March, which is crazily enough nearly six months ago.

He has maintained that he will be ready to play on opening night, and as facetious as that sounded at the time, it’s looking more and more likely, if his new workout regime is anything to go by.


Yup, that right, that’s the sound of Mark Cuban’s heart in his throat. Your $70 million investment must either fill you with great confidence or scare the hell out of you.

#picknroll #stepback #arrowlife

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Even better, We’s has developed a nice PhunkeeDuck post-game.

Shout out to the bro @aldridge_12 I'm stealing this homie!!!! #nooneonone for you lol

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Side note: Is this what basketball will be like in the future?

Will someone start a PhunkeeDuck league? I’m looking at you Baron Davis

via: Instagram

Dwyane Wade, master dodgeballer of the universe

It may be the off-season, but for Dwyane Wade, the competition never stops, even if it is a game of dodgeball.

Watch as he towers over his competition, pummeling his way to victory, and adding Dodgeball Master of the Universe to his already stellar resume.

Source: StanceHoops/Instagram

Source: StanceHoops/Instagram

via: CBS Eye on Basketball