TAG: Andrei Kirilenko

NBA / Mar 11, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The NBA’s Top 10 Facial Dunks Of All Time

Vince Carter

What makes NBA games so special and electrifying are the epic in-game dunks. Of course, we love the flashy passing and heart wrenching buzzer-beaters, but to be capsulated in a moment where someone gets posterized is beyond blissful. Let’s start by saying shout out to Brandon Knight as he valiantly didn’t give up on the play last night when he could have. He could have dodged DeAndre Jordan and let Lob City get away with another alley-oop. He didn’t. It’s okay. Read More »

Smack / Jan 8, 2013 / 10:49 pm

James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Star

James Harden

If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in Houston’s 125-112 thrashing of the sinking Lakers, doing whatever he wanted on his way to 31 points, six rebounds and nine assists. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 7, 2013 / 12:30 pm

The NBA’s 20 Best Hairstyles

Amir Johnson

The NBA is synonymous with style. Whether it’s the prime kicks the players are rocking or the clothes they’re wearing before games, after games or on red carpets, basketball and fashion have teamed up more and more as the game has achieved a larger prominence in American popular culture (bizarrely, this has all happened under the dictatorial watch of David Stern, but that irony is a post for another time). With all that being said, NBA players aren’t limited to just the clothes and accessories most people associate with style. They’ve also used their own bodies to showcase individuality that can be lost when everyone is wearing the same uniform on the court. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 18, 2012 / 9:42 pm

Video: LeBron James Throws Down A Monster Dunk on Minnesota

From tonight’s action, LeBron James cuts back behind the Timberwolves’ Andrei Kirilenko grabbing the pass from Norris Cole and taking it all the way to the hoop for a monster dunk. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 18, 2012 / 9:19 pm

Video: Norris Cole Goes Coast-to-Coast on the Timberwolves

After a tremendous block by Dwyane Wade on a Kevin Love dunk attempt, Norris Cole hustles to the other end of the floor splitting the defense and speeding past the Timberwolves’ Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved for the layup. Read More »

Smack / Dec 16, 2012 / 12:33 am

The Dark Knight Nearly Rises In New York City; Ricky Rubio Is Back

Kyrie Irving

The Dark Knight Rises was one of the best movies of the year, and another sequel in the Batman line nearly broke out in MSG last night. Kyrie Irving did Christian Bale justice, carving up the Knicks for a career-high 41 points while donning a memorable black face mask to protect a broken bone in his jaw. Yet the Knicks survived by one when Anderson Varejao‘s potential game-tying freebie with one second left hit every part of the rim before bouncing out … Read More »

Smack / Dec 15, 2012 / 4:53 am

Joe Johnson Tears The Heart Out Of Detroit; Minnesota Almost Gets Crippling Deja Vu

Joe Johnson

One of the most entertaining games of the season went down at the Barclays last night — and this was before Red Bull’s Midnight Run Finals took center stage on the floor. Joe Johnson was shipped out of Atlanta this summer and you sensed the Hawks fans just shrugged or celebrated when they got the news. Read More »

Smack / Dec 13, 2012 / 1:09 am

Kevin Durant Explodes In OKC; The Best Team You Don’t Know About Beats Miami

Kevin Durant

Having Kevin Durant on your team is probably good for about 10 extra wins a year strictly based on his talent and his competitive streak. You’re going to win games you shouldn’t only because he’ll get pissed off for some reason or another and start raining Hell on whoever’s guarding him. Read More »

NBA / Dec 6, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Kobe Bryant’s Top 10 Dunks

Kobe Bryant

Originally posted in October of 2011, we’re revisiting some of our favorite Kobe Bryant content after he became the fifth player to ever score 30,000 points last night.

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Kobe Bryant has maintained his spot as the best basketball player in the world because, even as his nagging injuries pile up and he moves into his 30s, he relies more on his skills and fundamentals than simple athleticism and explosiveness. Read More »

NBA / Dec 4, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Andrei Kirilenko Is Back — Maybe

Andrei Kirilenko

The Minnesota Timberwolves and their often-ridiculed general manager, David Kahn, signed Andrei Kirilenko this offseason for about $20 million for two seasons. After an incredible beginning to his career with the Utah Jazz during the inchoate millennium, Kirkilenko tapered off over his last four seasons in Utah. When “AK-47″ signed with Minnesota in July, many thought it might be a mistake. But how has he done through the first 15 games this season? It turns out, not so bad, at least from the offensive end. Read More »