/ Nov 11, 2013 / 4:15 pm
Roy Hibbert (photo. Instagram.com/royhibbert55)
All stats from games prior to Friday
Even when sample sizes are small and records give no indication of anything worthwhile, the first week or two of the NBA season can still show audiences which teams are contenders and which are merely pretending.
The contenders, the teams that built off of either their offseason success as a result of keen free agency moves or those that are thriving off of the development of certain players, are already giving notice that they are a squad worth recognizing. Read More »
Have you missed these lists? Of course you have. One of the most eye-catching parts of basketball are the dunks thrown down by some of the world’s highest leapers and the chance that any game will feature a jam that will be remembered far beyond the game’s conclusion. Read More »
/ Nov 5, 2013 / 4:15 pm
Carmelo Anthony, Dime #53
Just a short year ago, we were blessed to watch the USA Men’s basketball team storm into London and pick apart each opponent with a variety of different tactics that emphasized speed and transition defense. Those lineups, at times, were sorely lacking in the height department. We would occasionally find the 6-8 Carmelo Anthony at the center position where he would rebound and “attempt” to guard opposing centers. Read More »
Andre Iguodala (photo. Kelly Turso)
The Philadelphia 76ers were the darlings of the NBA’s first week. They finished 3-and-0 and defeated Eastern Conference bigwigs Chicago and Miami as Michael Carter-Williams became the most famous hyphenated NBA player since Shareef Abdur-Rahim. Former Sixer and current Warrior, Andre Iguodala, spoiled all that today in a blowout Warriors win. Read More »
/ Nov 1, 2013 / 2:00 pm
Dwyane Wade (photo. Jonathan Mannion)
Basketball is back and all is right with the world once again.
It has been an intriguing first week of basketball to say the least. You have the Miami Heat beating the Chicago Bulls and then losing to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Los Angeles Lakers actually beating the L.A. Clippers. Kevin Durant scoring 42. Kevin Love hitting clutch three-pointers. Stephen Curry hitting nine threes. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin hooking up for three alley-oops in less than a minute. Derrick Rose hitting a game-winner. Read More »
Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)
If there’s any genre of music that relates directly to the sport of basketball, it’s hip-hop. Like hip-hop, basketball is predominantly ruled by African-Americans, its legends often come from having nothing before eventually reaching superstardom, and it’s most popular in the inner cities of America. And just like rappers, there are great NBA players, bad ones, overrated ones, underrated ones, controversial ones, and plenty of others. Read More »
Dwight Howard (photo. adidas Basketball)
Preseason stats don’t mean too much, but it’s great to finally have something to analyze. Our Offseason Top 50 was gathering a little bit too much rust, so now that we’re a few exhibition games deep, it’s time for adjustments. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting. Read More »
/ Oct 17, 2013 / 4:30 pm
Stephen Curry (photo. Nicky Woo)
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, the ascending Golden State Warriors. Read More »
Yeah, Golden State is going to be pretty fun to watch this year. Last night in a 13-point win over Sacramento, Andre Iguodala caught not one, but two insane alley-oops, one of them coming from midcourt from Stephen Curry. After going 6-for-7 from the floor in his first game with the Warriors, and then finishing with five steals against the Kings, it appears like Iggy is already fitting in. Read More »
/ Oct 1, 2013 / 1:45 pm
Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)
When I watched the video of Kevin Durant proclaiming James Harden should replace Dwyane Wade in Sports Illustrated’s top 10 NBA players list, a few things processed through my head, in this order:
1. Sweet! This is exactly what the NBA needs: two of its biggest superstars having beef with each other, especially superstars who play on two of the league’s very best teams.
2. Wait, this is clearly fake, right? I mean, Wade and Durant did that awesome Gatorade commercial together last year, and Durant’s tone of voice doesn’t sound very convincing. This has to be some setup for another commercial or advertisement.
3. Well, even if it isn’t real, I think I agree with Durant. Wade’s getting older and Harden is really growing into a true superstar. Read More »