TAG: Andre Iguodala

NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The Art Of The Revenge Game: Jrue Holiday & Former Philly Stars

Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday (photo. adidas)

As a fan of the Philadelphia 76ers, I’ve seen it all. I’ve seen Allen Iverson carry this team to the NBA Finals on his own back. I’ve seen Andre Iguodala nail two free throws to carry the Sixers to the second round of the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2003. I’ve also seen Jrue Holiday blossom from an unknown youngster from UCLA to an All-Star point guard. While I’ve seen the ups, the downs have also been unavoidable. All three of these All-Stars had illustrious beginnings with the Sixers, only to see them comeback in a different uniform and have a memorable homecoming. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 9:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 5 Best Pickups (11.25)

Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich (photo. Converse)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 23, 2013 / 7:00 pm

Black Friday Came Early In The NBA: Rose, Gasol & Iggy Go Down

Andre Iguodala Marc Gasol Injuries

We already reported about the right medial meniscus tear Derrick Rose suffered last night in the third quarter of the Bulls-Blazers game in Portland, but two other players, Marc Gasol and Andre Iguodala, also went down with injuries yesterday for team’s in the thick of a competitive Western Conference. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 18, 2013 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 15 Best GIFs This Season

Lance Stephenson, Tony Allen

Basketball fanatics know that the world is a better place when the NBA is in full swing. While the season has yet to reach its quarter mark, the best basketball on the planet has not disappointed its fans, as multiple game-winners, phenomenal displays of athleticism, and renewed rivalries have all come out of the woodwork in the early season. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 15, 2013 / 10:15 am

Wild Finish At Oracle Arena; Westbrook’s 3-Pointer & Iggy’s Game-Winner

Andre Iguodala Game-Winner

If you fell asleep last night, you missed one of the most exciting finishes of the year, with two clutch shots within the last 5 seconds between two of the best teams in the Western Conference. The Thunder trailed for most of the fourth quarter, but the game was back-and-forth even at the end. Read More »

NBA / Nov 13, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Creating The Ultimate NBA Player, Frankenstein Style

lebron james 4

Every NBA player has flaws. Every single one. But what if you could combine the best characteristics of each NBA player to create the ultimate player? This perfect player wouldn’t have any shortcomings in his game on either end of the court. He would make LeBron James look like a one-trick-pony in comparison. What would this player look like, and — borrowing from other players’ skill sets — how would you create the ultimate player from scratch? Read More »

NBA / Nov 11, 2013 / 4:15 pm

5 NBA Contenders & Pretenders

RoyHibbert

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 »

NBA, Video / Nov 7, 2013 / 11:30 am

NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week

Jonas Valanciunas, LeBron James

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 »

NBA / Nov 5, 2013 / 4:15 pm

The 20 Best Small-Ball Lineups In The NBA

Carmelo Anthony

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 »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 4, 2013 / 11:45 pm

The Passing, Dunking & 3-Point Shooting Of Iggy Was A Tough Reminder For 76ers Fans

Andre Iguodala

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 »