TAG: Andrew Bogut

NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The 10 Best Passing Centers In The NBA

Joakim Noah

The center position is becoming a role that emphasizes versatility. The art of passing is a beautiful concept in the sport, but when executed appropriately by centers, it is a strength that should not be overlooked. Superstars like Bill Walton and Chris Webber–even though he normally manned the four-spot–exemplified the effective passing center, and their offenses instantly became more dangerous because of this ability. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 5, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Josh McRoberts’ Earth-Bound Dunk On Andrew Bogut

Josh McRoberts, Jordan Crawford

Most would find the inclusion of Josh McRoberts in this year’s Dunk Contest to be annoying. The 6-10 Bobcats forward isn’t known as a high-flyer and he’s more effective as a lefty stretch power forward — like a contemporary Caucasian Sam Perkins. But the hairdo straight from a shakedown street stroll at a Phish show, actually scored over a 30-inch vertical in the 2008 pre-draft combine. So why does it seem like his dunk over Andrew Bogut Tuesday night barely inched off the ground? Read More »

NBA / Jan 7, 2014 / 3:15 pm

5 NBA Playoff Series We Know You Want To See

Paul George, LeBron James

It’s never too early to begin thinking about the playoffs.

Sure, the regular season has been great so far, if you’re ignoring that one of the conferences currently has three teams with a winning record, but that doesn’t mean we can’t already begin thinking about the potential the playoffs have in store for us. A lot can happen in those seven games. It can make or break a franchise, sending one into the vaults of the elite and the other into a downward spiral that may result in the breakup of the team. It can also make or break a player, essentially putting their entire legacy on the line if that player’s influence on the team is that great. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 5, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Video: Steph Curry’s Unwitting Alley-Oop Off The Glass To Andrew Bogut

Martell Webster, Stephen Curry

You don’t often see a flubbed basketball work out so well for the person who lost the ball. But that’s exactly what happened to Stephen Curry on Sunday night in Washington. The Dubs got their ninth victory in a row, 112-95, and Curry’s 14 points and 10 assists were a big reason why. But during the third quarter, the ball slipped out of Curry’s grasp as he was driving to the rim. Thankfully, it glanced off the backboard and into the awaiting hands of Andrew Bogut, transforming a turnover into the perfect alley-opp off the glass. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Dec 26, 2013 / 10:30 am

Blake Griffin Calls The Warriors “Cowardly” Following Ejection

Blake Griffin, Andrew Bogut (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Following his ejection during the last Christmas Day game on Wednesday night, Clippers forward Blake Griffin didn’t hold back with reporters. He described the events that led to his ejection as “cowardly basketball,” almost guaranteeing another exciting game when these two teams face off for the third time on January 30 next year. Read More »

NBA / Dec 20, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Defensive Player Of The Year

Andre Drummond, Tyreke Evans

Defense wins championships. The best offense is a good defense. Every basketball player and fan has heard those words at one point or another. Those phrases have stood the test of time because they remain true. No matter how talented or prolific an offense can be, if there is no effort to play defense, a team’s chances of success at the highest level will ultimately plummet. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 10, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Iman Shumpert & The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks From Last Week

Iman Shumpert

Counting down from 10 to one, it’s the NBA’s best dunks of the week, plus another day or two, since November 29. Among those featured include the usual theatrics of the Miami Heat’s All-Star duo, a pair of reverse slams, and a top four that’s complete with nothing but devastating posterizations. Read More »

NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Frontcourts

RoyHibbert

The NBA has evolved into an athletic, perimeter-heavy league. While this type of emphasis can excite the audience with spectacular plays, strong froncourts are still the belly of the beast for many teams. Teams that boast dominant frontcourts are a force to be reckoned with, especially in the postseason when the game slows down. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 2, 2013 / 2:00 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Last Week

John Wall

Counting down from last Saturday, it’s the 10 best dunks of the week, featuring a pair of windmills from the league’s top athletes and a few of the top posterizations of the early season, led by a rookie and a couple of newcomers. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 1, 2013 / 9:10 pm

Warriors’ Andrew Bogut Blocks Isaiah Thomas To Preserve Win

Andrew Bogut Blocks Isaiah Thomas

The Dubs – Kings game was about as topsy turvy as you’d expect from two of the more interesting Western Conference teams. While the Warriors are a legitimate threat in the playoffs, the Kings will often rise to the challenge of a superior team. Too bad for Kings fans that Andrew Bogut was in the house because he literally blocked Sac-town’s victory. Read More »