TAG: Amir Johnson

GIFs, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 12:01 am

Watch Amir Johnson’s Spinning Circus Shot

Amir Johnson, Kevin Garnett

The Toronto Raptors came into Tuesday’s Game 2 one game down in their first round series against the Brooklyn Nets. This series has already provided early fireworks on and off the court, and Amir Johnson added to the show in the third quarter with a crazy scoop facing the wrong way. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

Notorious B.I.G.

I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA players currently have playing in their headphones as they gear up for the most important part of the year. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Mar 29, 2014 / 3:06 am

Amir Johnson’s Game-Winning Putback

Amir Johnson

Raptors power forward Amir Johnson only netted four baskets on Friday night with the Celtics in town, but the last of his field goals was the most important. With the clock ticking down inside 10 seconds, and the score tied at 103-all, Kyle Lowry got into the lane for a right-handed layup attempt that fell short as Lowry fell on his back. But Johnson was there for the putback. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 3, 2014 / 12:15 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (3.3)

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s Gerald Green week in the most recent edition of the top ten dunks over the past seven days.

Green reaffirmed himself as the league’s top dunker with a pair of scintillating jams in the half-court, performing his usual floating routine that continues to captivate audiences and bewilder scientists to this day. Read More »

NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 30 Biggest Unsung Heroes

Andray Blatche

Khris Middleton (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

Behind every great team, the superstars and the dynasties, are the guys that the average fans don’t know about. Regardless of the amount of talent at the top of the roster, coaches are forced to look for production from role players on a nightly basis. While the average fan may not realize these players exist, their impact, while consistently failing to show up in the box scores, is not disregarded by teammates or coaches. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 11, 2014 / 11:05 pm

Video: Drake Introduces Raptors On Drake Night

Drake

Drake (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)

Former Degrassi: The New Class star Drake, and the organizational ambassador — we still don’t know what that means — for the Toronto Raptors, introduced their starters on Saturday night before the Raptors handed the visiting Nets their first loss of 2014. While we’re not super keen on Drake’s words on wax, this is a pretty cool moment. He does the introductions with a few humorous ad-libs, and we’re even pretty sure he didn’t lip sync them, either. Read More »

NBA / Dec 30, 2013 / 4:15 pm

5 Teams That Will Resurrect The Eastern Conference Next Year

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA’s Eastern Conference is in need of immediate assistance because outside of the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, there are 13 other teams that are on life support.

The Atlanta Hawks are the only other team in the East with a record above .500 and that’s not going to last much longer with Al Horford now out indefinitely. That leaves the likes of the Charlotte Bobcats, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards to compete for the coveted third seed. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 10, 2013 / 10:15 pm

Raptors’ Amir Johnson Snuffs Kawhi Leonard’s Dunk Attempt

Amir Johnson, Kawhi Leonard

There weren’t many standout moments for the Raptors tonight in a 116-103 victory for the visiting Spurs, but center Amir Johnson — coming off a career night against the Lakers — was able to emphatically send back Kawhi Leonard‘s attempt at a dunk. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Dec 9, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Who Was Worse On Sunday: The Knicks Or Kobe Bryant?

Kobe Bryant, New York Knicks

(photos via Instagram/kobebryant; Instagram/nyknicks)

After successive blowout victories, New York Knicks welcomed division rival Boston to Madison Square Garden for a noon game on Sunday hoping to push their winning streak to three games. Later the same day, the Lakers welcomed their franchise leader, Kobe Bryant, back to the court at Staples against the visiting Raptors. Despite the expectations, both Kobe and the Knicks failed to get a win, so which one performed worse? Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music

Drake

Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)

Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »