TAG: Andrei Kirilenko

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

Kyrie Irving (photo. D.L. Anderson)

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

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

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

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike)

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

Kobe Bryant (photo. Chris Sembrot)

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

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 »

Latest News, NBA / Nov 15, 2012 / 11:00 am

Report: Minnesota Signs Josh Howard To A One-Year Deal

Josh Howard (photo. Monte Isom)

Josh Howard (photo. Monte Isom)

With the bodies mounting like a mission in Black Ops 2, Minnesota needed some fresh blood, and even if Josh Howard is anything but fresh, the 32-year-old makes sense with the Timberwolves. After getting interest from a few teams throughout the offseason and preseason, Howard finally has a home: ESPN’s Chris Broussard reports the two sides have agreed to terms on a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum. Read More »

Smack / Oct 27, 2012 / 3:10 am

Phoenix Gives The Green Light To Michael Beasley; Minnesota Figures Out Life After Love

Michael Beasley

Michael Beasley (photo. Dime China)

Friday meant the final day of the preseason, which means there are no more chances to prove why fringe players are worthy of making a 15-man roster. There are about three dozen guys or so around the league keeping their cell phones charged and nearby in the next 24 hours. Stressful? Yeah, we’d say so. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 25, 2012 / 5:15 pm

The Top 20 Small Forwards In The NBA Today

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. David Alvarez)

Do positions even matter anymore? They feel arbitrary. Shooting guards and small forwards should be wings or swingmen. Power forwards and centers should just be bigs. Most of the time, those are the terms people within the sport use. But for fans and the media, having specific one through five positions help to make sense of it all. Read More »