/ Jun 2, 2014 / 12:30 pm
The Lakers had a terrible season this year, but that hasn’t stopped Nick Young from making the most of his time in Los Angeles. He started his off-season by partying with his girlfriend Iggy Azalea, he threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game, and even found time to pose with wax models. This weekend, Young celebrated his birthday with a 1990s-themed party.
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Pistons center Andre Drummond is enjoying his offseason with his mom in Hawaii, and posted a picture with her on Instagram. One of the first comments made mention her looks in a lurid manner. Dre took exception to the comment and responded. Read More »
Miami might’ve started it all, but now the videobomb is a league-wide phenomenon, and everyone from Andre Drummond to DeAndre Jordan wants to get in on the act. But try as they might, no one is topping Chris Bosh and the Heat. Read More »
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)
Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »
We saw many fantasy leagues this season where Isaiah Thomas wasn’t even drafted. Then there were some others where he spent weeks on the free agent list. Sacramento’s lead guard started the year as a backup before eventually earning all of the minutes after Greivis Vasquez was traded, and by that point, if you were lucky enough to have him, you reaped some huge benefits. Read More »
/ Mar 21, 2014 / 11:45 am
Like all pro leagues, the NBA is a game of dollars. In this career, the tenure is short; many NBA players won’t see 10 years in the industry. Even the league’s top crop may only see 15 to 20 years of service.
So this is where it gets tricky; how do you get an individual who has a limited career window to take less money than he’s worth? If the player is a veteran who has bought into the system and city, maybe he will take less money to help the team. Clearly that’s not Kobe Bryant. Players on rookie deals don’t have any choice in the matter and always provide teams with some flexibility. Maybe the player has an injury history, or off-court disciplinary problem that lowers his market value. Read More »
/ Mar 17, 2014 / 4:45 pm
It’s that special time of the season, once again, where we take a look at the useful information that is NBA.com’s stat-tool: SportVU.
As you’ve seen in previous articles on the subject, SportVU can break down everything from percentages on catch-and-shoot jumpers and pull-ups, to the amount of touches a player gets per game. As a result, we have captured some intriguing stats that have told us who are some of the league’s best and worst drivers, the best passer in the league not named Chris Paul, and a championship-contender that’s chock full of rotation players that are constantly on the move. Read More »
/ Mar 12, 2014 / 10:30 am
The Sacramento Kings had a pretty decent first quarter in Detroit Monday night. They had the lead and a nice pyschological edge after DeMarcus Cousins posterized Andre Drummond. The second-year Drummond is No. 8 in the league in blocks per game, and he gave it the ol’ college try when DMC sealed him by pivoting towards the middle after the entry pass. But Cousins dunked with the anger of yet another losing season in Sacramento and Drum Drum was his victim. Read More »
James Johnson (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)
It seems as if the All-Star Game only inspired players to throw down dunks that were far more vicious and creative than anything we saw in the first half of the season. Right out of the gate after the All-Star break, observers have been subject to some of the league’s best posters and alley-oops, whether they’re done by two players or only one, to start off the second half of the season. Read More »
Detroit ended a three-game losing streak on Friday night with a 115-107 win over the visiting Hawks. The turning point in the game, at least in terms of momentum, might have come with 10 minutes remaining in the fourth and Detroit ahead by just three. It was then when Andre Drummond intercepted a Kyle Korver pass and sprinted the other way to slam it over an overmatched Elton Brand. The only thing more amazing than Drummond’s freakish play: coach Rasheed Wallace going bats__t crazy afterwards on the sideline. Read More »