Ben Swanson


I write mostly about the Bobcats. I've been a Rufus on Fire member since way back and managing editor since February of 2011. In my past life, I wrote for short stints with Bobcats Baseline and I was once a Charlotte Bobcats interactive media intern. Now I am a journalism school student at UNC-Chapel Hill and cover mostly stories about large burritos and SlamBall. Outside of basketball, I mainly make lots of jokes and listen to a lot of music. Inside of a basketball, it's too dark to do any of those things. (c) Groucho Marx


LeBron rocks Pharrell's infamous hat after game

He might not have been "Happy" after Miami's loss to the Timberwolves, but LeBron wore a hat identical to Pharrell's to meet the media.

LeBron first ever to score 23,000 career points before 30th birthday

LeBron scored his 23,000th career point during the double-overtime Heat loss to Minnesota, becoming the youngest ever to reach that mark, via ESPN Stats & Info and Elias Sports Bureau.

Jeremy Evans will finish any alley-oop (probably)

Jeremy Evans might be able to complete any alley-oop, if this dunk is any indication

JR Smith gets Assist of the Night in kid's game

J.R. Smith saves the ball and the day with a nasty dish to a young child who spins for the nice layup

East playoff race update: Miami closing on Indy

On a busy night for the Eastern Conference's playoff-seeded teams, Miami gained some ground on Indiana in the chase for the top seed and Toronto got space between them and Chicago for No. 3.

Raptors clinch first playoff spot since 2008

DeMar DeRozan pitched in 30 points and Amir Johnson gave Toronto the game-winning shot as the Raptors clinched their first postseason berth since 2008.

Suns fan wins $77,777 on halfcourt shot

A Phoenix Suns fan won $77,777 and was mobbed by Suns players after knocking down a halfcourt shot at halftime.

Stop the free pizza! Raptors fans speak out

Some Toronto Raptors fans are booing their own team for pizza reasons, so their peers started a petition.

Hot dish from Curry beats Cavs

It's Stephen Curry's birthday and he came here to par-tay!

Anthony Davis reaches into heavens for alley-oop

Is any alley-oop lob to high for Anthony Davis? Probably. But this one should be, it wasn't.

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