/ Jan 27, 2015 / 12:30 am
A high-flying block of Ty Lawson immediately followed by a powerful swat of Kenneth Faried. A strong rejection of Wilson Chandler’s jam. A soaring reverse alley-oop dunk on the other end. As impressive as this 40-second sequence by DeAndre Jordan sounds, that hardly compares to how it looks. Read More »
Is there a limit to Anthony Davis’ length? Yes? No? Unsure? Not a problem – just let this incredible alley-oop flush do the answering for you. Watch The Brow soar to heights unseen to corral and slam a towering lob pass from Tyreke Evans early in the New Orleans Pelicans’ 99-74 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
So, is there a limit to Davis’ length? No. Absolutely and authoritatively not.
The 21 year-old’s all-around performance might have been even more impressive than this mind-bending finish. Davis scored 32 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished three assists, swapped three steals, and notched four blocks on 12-of-19 shooting in only 30 minutes against the Sixers, sitting-out the entire fourth quarter after guiding his team to an insurmountable lead.
The Brow became just the third player since 1986 to collect that many points, rebounds, and blocks in so little playing time. But Hall-of-Famers David Robinson and Arvydas Sabonis, of course, managed fewer assists and steals between them than Davis did alone.
Just another night at the office for basketball’s brightest young superstar.
What do you think?
Follow Dime on Twitter at @DimeMag.
Become a fan of Dime Magazine on Facebook HERE.
/ Jan 26, 2015 / 10:30 pm
If the Utah Jazz are to come all the way back from a 24-point halftime deficit, they’ll need more plays like from Derrick Favors. Watch the underrated young big man sell out and fully extend for a sick block of Brandon Bass’ dunk attempt early in his team’s game against the Boston Celtics. Read More »
Marc Gasol plays another sport for a living, but that hardly means the Memphis Grizzlies star has forgotten his soccer past. We just hope he was a bit better player than his current skills suggest. Watch Gasol repeatedly try to head-butt the ball through the basket after a whistle during his team’s game against the Orlando Magic. Read More »
/ Jan 26, 2015 / 8:45 pm
The Charlotte Hornets finally have some clarity on the status of injured point guard Kemba Walker – it’s not good, either. The team announced that its crunch-time assassin will have surgery on Wednesday to replace a torn meniscus in his left knee. Read More »
Say it ain’t so! Another injury for Kevin Durant? Yes, but this hardly seems like one that will sideline the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar for a significant amount of time. The reigning MVP will miss tonight’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a sprained big toe. Read More »
It’s finally official. According to the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant will have surgery on Wednesday morning to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Read More »
/ Jan 26, 2015 / 3:45 pm
LeBron James is re-establishing himself as perhaps the game’s top player, and Klay Thompson is further staking his claim to legitimate stardom. Oh, and they’re leading their teams to lengthy winning streaks. Who else did you expect to be named Conference Players of the Week for games played between January 19 and 25? Read More »
Last night Mike Krzyzewski became the first coach in Div. 1 history to reach 1000 wins as head coach. To help the 35-year Duke helmsman celebrate the milestone, Nike is releasing a limited run of special edition “Coach K Celebration” tee-shirt. Read More »
Since LeBron James first returned to the court in a Jan. 13 loss to Phoenix, the Cavs have gone undefeated in six straight. James is averaging over 30 points per game in that stretch, and the Cavs have double-digit victory margins in their last four. James tells Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Joe Vardon it’s their “improved mentality more than anything” that’s led to the change in Cleveland’s fortunes. But it’s really just an a rested LeBron. Read More »