TAG: Austin Rivers

College / Feb 12, 2014 / 4:30 pm

5 Of The Most Iconic Moments In Duke/UNC History

Austin Rivers

Duke will travel down the road to Chapel Hill tonight to take on North Carolina in an epic rivalry game at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. This is perhaps the greatest rivalry in sports–along with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The schools are separated by only eight miles but you can tell both of these colleges really hate each other. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The 20 Biggest Wastes Of Talent In The NBA

Hasheem Thabeet

Every name in this list had the potential to be stars in the NBA but have yet to — or will never — reach it. The list includes players drafted high that were expected to develop into quality professionals and have failed to do so. Most of these players have showed signs of success at times but have not lived up to expectations so far in their career, whether it’s injuries that are the culprits, or perhaps a messy attitude. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 2:00 am

Video: James Harden Abuses Austin Rivers Before Game-Winning Jumper

James Harden

Before the Anthony Bennett little shop of horrors this season, Austin Rivers experienced perhaps the worst rookie season in NBA history last year. This season has been better — though not great. But when Rivers switched onto James Harden inside the last minute with the scored tied at 100 Wednesday night, the Beard showed him he still has a long way to go in the Association. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 13, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 5 Most Disappointing Lottery Picks From The 2012 NBA Draft

Thomas Robinson

Every year before the NBA Draft, through countless hours of analyzing, GMs are ultimately left guessing which player would be best for his organization. The most common words or phrases thrown around are “potential” and “high ceiling.” There are players who had better college careers than others, but because of a lack of athleticism, they get overlooked. There are indicators that help in evaluating players, but it is rare to be certain of a strong NBA player until he steps foot on an NBA court. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 12:15 am

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 New Orleans Pelicans

Anthony Davis

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Pelicans team that’s banking on Anthony Davis leading them to the playoffs. Read More »

High School, Video / Oct 7, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Video: The Nastiest Collection Of Ankle-Breaking Crossovers You’ll Ever See

Jordan McLaughlin

Aquille Carr. Marcus Lovett, Jr. Jamal Crawford. Austin Rivers. They’re all here on Ballislife’s Ankle Breakers Vol. 2, over four minutes of straight ruthlessness. These highlights are a product of multiple years of filming, as you’ll find footage from just about every level of basketball. It all ends with a move that was so sick it actually did “hurt” somebody. Read More »

College / Oct 3, 2013 / 4:00 pm

The 20 Best College Basketball Crossovers

Trey Burke

The crossover is such a beautiful thing, especially on the college level. From the shake to simply breaking down your defender, crossovers on the college level tend to get the whole arena involved with the usual ohhs and ahhs as familiar soundtracks. As the college basketball season approaches, here is a look at the top 20 crossovers over the past years that deserve your attention… while defenders on the opposite end of these crossovers needed the attention of the team trainers. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2013 / 12:00 pm

10 NBA Players Who Disappointed Last Year (And What They Can Do To Fix It This Year)

Joe Johnson

I like to think I live a pretty simple life. There are very few things that upset me. But there are certain moments where I am left to question what the future holds. Maybe you had a Lana Del Ray-inspired summer heartbreak that no amount of Drake‘s Take Care spins could fix. Read More »

GIFs, Playground, Video / Sep 8, 2013 / 7:00 pm

Video: Watch Jason Williams Dazzle At The Orlando Pro Am

OrlandoProAm

We saw Chandler Parsons dominating in Orlando’s Summer Pro Am this past week, and he’s back in this Orlando Pro Am mixtape with Courtney Lee, Austin Rivers, Nick Calathes, Marquis Daniels and more. But it’s the retired Jason Williams who really shines brightest with handle that’s still directly touched by God. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 20, 2013 / 11:00 am

Austin Rivers Destroys The Summer League Competition

Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers of the new-look Pelicans had a thoroughly disappointing season last year as a rookie. But so far this summer, he’s been nothing but impressive, putting in work during NBA Summer League and continuing to kill the competition at the Orlando Pro-Am. New Orleans has a crowded backcourt now with Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday in the mix, yet Rivers is hoping to provide some explosive bench scoring for the squad this season. Read More »