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NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Eastern Conference Starting Lineups

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Not everyone can have the same history as the Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Eastern Conference starting lineups. From Michael Jordan all the way down to Kemba Walker — yes, Kemba Walker — here are the top players at every position for every East franchise. Read More »

NBA / Aug 17, 2012 / 1:00 pm

The Top 10 Left-Handed NBA Players Ever

David Robinson, SI '96

Okay, so Monday was technically Left Hander’s Day. But you didn’t know that did you? I didn’t, not until about 10 p.m. that night because quite frankly, I never realized we had a Left Hander’s Day. So this post is a little late, but that doesn’t matter. You care about reading up on the 10 best lefties to ever put on a NBA uniform, not when you read about them. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 18, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Million Dollar Ballers “Class Of ’11” T-Shirt Collection

Million Dollar Ballers

I’m always on the hunt for the next great t-shirt line, and when it comes to basketball and sports nostalgia, I feel like I might have just found it. Introducing Million Dollar Ballers, a new brand from Portland, Ore. with a sweet spot for the year 1980. Magic‘s Game 6. The Steel Curtain’s fourth title. The Miracle on Ice. These are just a few of the indelible sports memories that Million Dollar Ballers cherish and embrace. Read More »

NBA / Aug 2, 2011 / 10:30 am

Sneak Peek: New Exhibits At The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame

In advance of next Friday’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, the Mecca of hoops has released a few images from some of their new exhibits featuring Dennis Rodman, the Class of 2011 – including Artis Gilmore‘s 1970 Final Four ring, Chris Mullin‘s 1984 Olympic jersey and Herb Magee‘s 903-win basketball – and the Dallas Mavericks. Check ‘em out: Read More »

Smack / Feb 19, 2011 / 1:32 am

Kentucky Connection dominates NBA Rookie Challenge

John Wall

Blake Griffin is a beast. But you already knew that. Hopefully by the end of Friday night, those who don’t have NBA League Pass and have only been exposed to Blake Superior’s rookie brilliance got to see how beastly DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall can be … For the second straight year, the Rookies beat the Sophomores in the All-Star Rookie Challenge, but this may have been the first time it wasn’t an upset. Blake did his thing, finishing with 14 points in 13 minutes, pretty much all of it on dunks. Read More »

NBA / Jan 4, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Give Me The Damn Ball: 5 NBA Players Who Need More Shots

Pau Gasol

As much as the Denizens of Kobe Bryant‘s Crawl Space would like to believe their hero won his last two NBA championships “on his own,” the fact is that Pau Gasol was as important to Kobe’s fourth and fifth rings as Shaquille O’Neal was to Kobe’s first three pieces of championship jewelry.

As the Lakers have struggled recently in their quest for another three-peat, Gasol’s value is finally being realized. In a Dec. 28 loss to San Antonio, Gasol had only eight field goal attempts and scored nine points while Kobe jacked 27 shots. Read More »

NBA / Jun 22, 2009 / 9:00 am

Name that trophy: The NBA needs an MVP makeover

Dirk's car-salesman look

There’s a debate going in Major League Baseball circles about re-naming the Cy Young award (best pitcher in each league) after Satchel Paige, the reasons for which you can read HERE.

Taking it to basketball, it’s time to look at some of the NBA’s trophies and consider re-naming them, or giving them a name in the first place. The Finals MVP just got the Bill Russell stamp this year, so that’s not going anywhere. And the Red Auerbach Coach of the Year trophy will never change, no matter how many rings Phil Jackson collects. Read More »