TAG: Anthony Davis

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 18, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Monty Williams: “People Don’t Know How Hard Harden Works”

James Harden

The legend of post-practice one-on-one games between Kevin Durant, Paul George, and James Harden in the early stages of Team USA training camp is well-known. Long, intense, and highly competitive, these battles featuring three of the league’s brightest young stars goes to show just how much time and effort NBA players spend on their craft. Unbeknownst to most but apparently commonplace, though, is that Harden was getting in extra work before training camp practices, too. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Anthony Davis Is Thrilled At Omer Asik’s Stated Desire To Just Defend, Rebound

Anthony Davis, Omer Asik

There was some debate in 2012 as to whether or not Anthony Davis the draft prospect could play both spots in the frontcourt. Rail thin and mostly subsisting on offense at the rim in his lone season at Kentucky, the uninitiated feared that Davis – a blue-chip prospect regardless – was too lithe to be a center and not skilled enough to be a power forward. But those concerns were always unfounded, and Davis has rendered them completely irrelevant two years later after bulking up to nearly 240 pounds and showing rare range and driving ability for a player of his length. Read More »

Video / Sep 17, 2014 / 8:00 pm

James Harden, Anthony Davis Star With “Beard Guru” In Amusing New Video

The Beard Guru (photo. NBA 2K YouTube)

The Beard Guru (photo. NBA 2K YouTube)

We can’t decide if this video provided by NBA 2K15 featuring James Harden, the “Beard Guru,” and Anthony Davis is hilarious or unsettling. Either way, it’s surprisingly entertaining. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 8:45 am

Yet Another Reason Anthony Davis Is Incredible

Anthony Davis

Although Kenneth Faried and Tournament MVP Kyrie Irving made the FIBA World Cup All-Tournament team, Anthony Davis didn’t make the squad — a robbery, if there ever was one. Still, with a NCAA Championship an Olympic gold (2012 in London) and now a world championship, The Brow is on the precipice of making history. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Projecting The Top-20 Rated Players In NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15

With the release of basketball gaming king NBA 2K15 less than a month away, we project the ratings for the game’s top-20 players. Note that these rankings were gleaned from considering the final player ratings of 2K14 and simple player analysis, factoring in progression and regression. No exclusive knowledge nor personal bias was used in compiling them, either. Our projected rating follows the player’s name, with the difference between his final rating in last year’s game and our projection noted in parentheses. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 10, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Faried: Notion That USA Will Struggle Versus Size Is “Massively Disrespectful”

Kenneth Faried

After intended frontcourt stalwarts Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, and LaMarcus Aldridge opted against playing for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, the Americans’ biggest strength became its litany of super-talented guards. Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry, Derrick Rose, and James Harden are all franchise cornerstones when healthy, capable of directing and creating offense like only a select few players in the world. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 6, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: Watch Anthony Davis Again Get Steal, Go Coast-To-Coast For Huge Jam

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is 6-11 with a growing wingspan and thickening frame. It’s remiss to expect a player of his dimensions to make plays normally reserved for those far smaller, but Davis is a different kind of big man. He showed off that stunning combination of size and athletic ability in Team USA’s win over Mexico earlier today, grabbing a steal and going coast-to-coast for the second game in a row. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 5, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIF: Anthony Davis’ Steal And Coast-To-Coast Jam

Anthony Davis

It seemed like this year’s USA Basketball team would rely on outside shooting and scoring from slashing guards like James Harden to offset the loss of dynamic wings like Paul George and Kevin Durant. Don’t tell that to Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried, though. The former showed off his all-world athleticism against the Ukraine yesterday with a steal, and a full-court sprint before the slam, but both players have been dominating pool play where the Americans remain unbeaten. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Sep 2, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Star In This 2013-14 NBA Block Party

Derrick Favors, Anthony Davis

If you’re getting tired of all the attention people are heaping on 21-year-old Pelicans forward, Anthony Davis, prepare to be disappointed. The glare of the spotlight will shine even brighter the closer the Brow gets to the MVP level we all agree he’s talented enough to achieve. So lets take a look at his defensive prowess during a sophomore season that saw him lead the league in blocks per game. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Sep 2, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Sky Above The Rim For Alley-Oop Versus New Zealand

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. gifdsports Vine)

Anthony Davis isn’t only getting better, but he’s getting bigger and longer, too. He put the latter attribute on display early in Team USA’s game against New Zealand today, getting his elbows well above the rim to finish a lob from Kyrie Irving. Read More »