TAG: Andre Miller

NBA / Sep 19, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The 20 Toughest Players In The NBA

Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks

Let’s establish this first: the NBA isn’t always given its fair due in regards to tough athletes. In an era where flopping has become such a frequent occurrence that fines have been instituted to eradicate them completely, the NBA’s reputation is slowly gaining traction again. Plays like Chris Bosh flopping like a sack of soggy potatoes after a Carlos Boozer post move, or Manu Ginobili flailing through the paint to draw imaginary fouls are indeed terrible, but could start dwindling now that players’ pockets are being attacked. Read More »

NBA / Jun 25, 2013 / 1:30 pm

10 NBA Players That Uncle Drew Should Pick Up For His Next Playground Game

Kyrie Irving Uncle Drew

The Uncle Drew ad campaign by Pepsi MAX is one of the better basketball-related advertisements to come along in a long time. Not since the days of Johnny Kilroy, Grandmama, Lil’ Penny and Mars Blackmon has a single character been more a part of mainstream media. Read More »

Smack / Apr 21, 2013 / 2:24 am

Andre Miller Is A Playoff Hero; Deron Williams Is A Monster; Insane Jordan Player Exclusives

Andre Miller

In the battle of the game’s best jerseys, it’s funny that old man Andre Miller is using the same tactics to embarrass people in the NBA that the old, fat dude with the nasty back sweat is using to bust your ass at a local YMCA. Golden State/Denver was supposed to be crazy — uptempo and out of control — and instead, their Game 1 developed into a back-n-forth mud bath. Read More »

Smack / Mar 20, 2013 / 12:48 am

The Denver Nuggets Put A Thumping On OKC; Sacramento Pulls Off A Huge Upset

Ty Lawson

The star of the night might’ve been the random ice cream guy (more on this later), but the theme of the night had to be based around the Denver Nuggets. Even up until this point — which is now 13 wins in a row for them — no one (and that’s including our Dime readers) believed this team was legit. Now after handling OKC in OKC, it appears they are … Read More »

NBA / Mar 7, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Playoff X-Factors

Stephen Jackson

Not everyone can be LeBron James. That’s okay, especially in the playoffs when just as many big games are determined not by the last shot, but by the defensive rebound or the charge or the swing pass or the block that set up that last shot. The club of playoff x-factors is long and memorable, and we’ll see some more names be inducted this year. Read More »

Smack / Feb 10, 2013 / 12:53 am

Kyrie Irving Can’t Beat Denver By Himself; A Philly Surprise Erupts

Andre Iguodala

Once we saw the schedule had Denver and Cleveland last night, we set our watches. Ty Lawson. Kyrie Irving. Could it get any better? The matchup never materialized, however, and Lawson is probably thankful for that. He scored just 11 while Irving dropped 26 points and seven assists. But part of that stems from Denver being one of the deepest teams in the league, and Irving being asked to do everything outside of fill his team’s water bottles. Read More »

Smack / Jan 19, 2013 / 6:29 am

Kevin Durant Is Not Nice In Dropping 52; The Bulls Steal A Win With A Miracle

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant was smoking, and then all of a sudden, he wasn’t. In the first nine minutes and change of the fourth quarter, the man who scored 52 points and had nine rebounds in Oklahoma City’s 117-114 OT win over Dallas was about as hot as the Cavs in cryotherapy, missing six straight field goal attempts, turning the ball over and committing an offensive foul. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 16, 2013 / 11:30 am

George Karl Says Andre Miller Should Be Considered for the NBA All-Star Game

Andre Miller

Does this headline seem a little familiar to you? A little déjà vu? It’s because less than two weeks ago George Karl called Andre Miller one of the best point guards of all time. He clarified the statement by saying he looked at Miller as a traditional lead guard, a player who did all the small things, never took stuff off the table and was always a team-first guy. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Andre Iguodala Talks Olympics, The Nuggets And His Favorite Matchup In The NBA

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala was enjoying “probably the best time” he’s ever had playing basketball this summer with Team USA when he was traded by Philadelphia to Denver. Just as the medal round was about to begin in London, he was thinking about arriving in the Mile High city seven time zones away. Read More »

Smack / Jan 7, 2013 / 5:17 am

Danilo Gallinari’s Dagger Drives The Lakers Lower; Dirk Questions Dallas’ Future

Danilo Gallinari

The wheels were already coming off in Los Angeles for the Lakers, but now it seems like an axle just gave way. A 112-105 home loss to Denver drops L.A. to 15-18, which is three games worse (as ESPN’s J.A. Adande perfectly pointed out) than the ’04-’05 Laker team with Chucky Atkins and Chris Mihm at point and center. The way Sunday’s loss ended is a metaphor for the Lakers’ season so far. Something good happens (Dwight Howard‘s block on Andre Miller with less than 15 seconds to go, with the Nugs up three), and then something worse happens (Howard’s block going right to Danilo Gallinari, who sank a three). And then when something good happens again (Kobe Bryant‘s insane corner three, guarded by three guys) it’s much too late to really matter. Your 2013 Los Angeles Lakers. Read More »