"You have to be able to adapt in the game of basketball," said Krzyzewski. "And things have changed. Winning isn't what it's all about anymore. Today it's more about getting a lot of views and likes on YouTube. I'm not going to stand in the way of these kids' dreams. I mean, Nolan Smith can make a shot from half court through his legs. The world needs to see it."
Krzyzewski said his team's struggles down the stretch losing two of its last three is due to a change in practice habits.
"For the past month we've been spending most of our practice time working on our trick shots," said the coach. "I think it's impressive we've won any games at all. But not as impressive as Kyrie Irving's underhanded bank shot from the scorer's table."
That admission explains why several of Duke's late-game possessions in a loss to North Carolina on Saturday included half-court shots by blind-folded players.
This is the kind of hockey fighting everyone can support.
Picture Tom Brady Now Rocking a Ponytail
At least he got Oral-B to be the official sponsor of his continued emasculation. (via MJD)
Picture The Official Miami Heat Facepalm
This will be the cover of their next team calendar.
To its credit, Rose's ass is very humble. (via @jose3030)
"I was wrong," admitted one NBA scribe. "This is no super team. They're barely even a decent team. I doubt they'd even beat Lebron's Cavaliers. Lebron deserves a lot of credit for coming to a worse team for less money. Not a lot of NBA players would do that. He's a true trailblazer."
While many predicted the Heat would challenge the NBA record for single-season wins, the team has lost four in a row, continues to fall to the middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference and has yet to beat an opponent with a winning percentage above .700. Perhaps worst of all, several Heat players have taken to crying in the locker room after tough losses.
"This is as bad as when Jordan played on the Wizards," said an NBA television analyst. "Only Lebron is choosing to do it in the prime of his career, not after winning a bunch of rings. It's remarkable."