TAG: Anthony Davis

GIFs, NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: Anthony Davis Stuffs D-Will After Crossover

Anthony Davis, Kevin Garnett

Anthony Davis, Kevin Garnett (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The length of Anthony Davis is overwhelming when you think about how easily and naturally he moves around the court. Guys that are 6-10 with a 7-5.5 wingspan aren’t supposed to be able to stay with point guards. Especially not point guards that used to be all-stars, like Deron Williams. On Sunday, D-Will found himself facing Ant and used his quickness to cross him up. But the Brow recovered in time to block the shot and immediately leak out for what turned into a breezy dunk on the other end. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Report: Anthony Davis Will Replace Kobe Bryant In All-Star Game

Anthony Davis, Jeff Teague

Anthony Davis, Jeff Teague (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

A source with knowledge of the situation says Anthony Davis will replace Kobe Bryant in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, USA Today‘s Sam Amick reports. The 2012 No. 1 overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans will make his first All-Star appearance in lieu of Bryant’s fractured left tibia. Read More »

NBA / Feb 4, 2014 / 12:01 pm

New Foot Locker Ad With James Harden Disguised As Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis, James Harden

February is the hottest month to grab new gear at Foot Locker. The All-Star Game is right around the corner, and all the new kicks are coming out, so it makes sense James Harden would want to go shopping. His only problem is his new-found stardom since becoming the leading man in Houston. In a new ad for Foot Locker, Harden goes incognito as Anthony Davis to avoid the the jostling paparazzi. Except, the Brow is pretty famous in his own right, which Davis points out. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Jan 31, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 5 Worst NBA All-Star Game Snubs

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

Every year there are players whose on-court performance earned them a place in the NBA All-Star Game. But with only 24 spots available, some are inevitably left out each year. The snubs. I’d like to sit here and say I know exactly how the coaches make their decisions, but that’s about as truthful as a positive Anthony Bennett scouting report (He’s really putting it all together at practice! It’s only a matter of time!!!). The point is I have no idea how they pick the way the way they do; if I had to take a guess, I’d say they value veterans and winning over a young-and-up comer in the midst of a career year in a losing effort. Read More »

Smack / Jan 31, 2014 / 10:30 am

New Foot Locker Ad: Anthony Davis Rejects Kid In His Driveway

Anthony Davis

We all did it as kids: counted down the seconds before we attempted a game-winning shot. If you were like us, we did this multiple times as we tried to make our buzzer-beater perfect. Did we do the announcers voices as it was happening? You betcha, and so did the kid starring in this new Foot Locker commercial. Except, Anthony Davis shows up right as the kid attempts his game-winner. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 10 Best NBA Players Under 25

Paul George

Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The youth of the NBA today is better than ever. The infatuation with this year’s NBA Draft is prime evidence of that. These young guns are building blocks for teams to build around. Regardless of the position they play on the court, these young athletes have a remarkable amount of impact to their respective teams and to the league itself. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (1.27)

Vince Carter

No 360 windmills or career-ending poster dunks, but this week is more about quantity than quality as the NBA’s best delivered a full week’s worth of quality dunks and alley-oops.

Leading the way this week are a pair of slams from Portland’s backcourt and a pair of posters from some of the league’s top power forwards. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 26, 2014 / 11:24 pm

Video: Anthony Davis Posterizes Glen Davis

Glen Davis, Anthony Davis

Glen Davis, Anthony Davis ( Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pelicans steadily wore down the Magic on Sunday night, and Anthony Davis was the biggest reason why. Combined with Tyreke Evans‘ 13 points in the fourth quarter, the Pelicans withstood a small Magic lineup that shot better than they did. But Davis controlled the boards, and he destroyed Glen Davis late in the fourth with a rim-rocker that basically put the game away. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Top 15 Players We Want To See In The Dunk Contest

Gerald Green

Gerald Green (photo. Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

In the modern NBA dunk contest we rarely get to see who we truly want. We saw legendary performances in the past, from showdowns between Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins in the 1980s to Nate Robinson and Dwight Howard in the late 2000s. For a while now though, the NBA dunk contest has been lacking something: star power. Read More »