TAG: Austin Rivers

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


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 »

NBA, Video / Aug 1, 2013 / 10:30 am

Happy Birthday, Austin Rivers! Watch Him Drop 24 Points On New York In This Year’s Summer League

Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers had a rough rookie season, and some might say the word rough is an understatement. He struggled to shoot, struggled to find his rhythm, and wore down as the season moved into the spring. But this is still the same kid that dominated in high school and was very solid for a year at Duke, so even if everyone else in this “what have you done for me lately?” age is ready to write him off, we aren’t. Read More »

NBA / Jul 23, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 5 Biggest Surprises From The NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League

Elijah Millsap

The NBA Las Vegas Summer League ended its 11-day run by crowning the Golden State Warriors as it’s first ever champion in a 91-77 win over the Phoenix Suns. While the Warriors took home the title, there were plenty of other champion-like performances turned in by players in Las Vegas. Read More »

Video / Jul 1, 2013 / 11:15 am

Watch Austin Rivers Drop 30 Points In Orlando Summer League

Austin Rivers

Even after a terrible rookie season, did you really think Austin Rivers was going to fade into oblivion? Doc‘s kid still cares way too much about basketball, which is a good thing. New Orleans hasn’t given up on him yet, even if they traded for Jrue Holiday during the draft, and are hoping all the hard work pays off next season. Watch the combo guard go off for 30 points in a recent Orlando Pro-Am game. Read More »

NBA / Jun 17, 2013 / 10:45 am

The Internet’s Most Comprehensive NBA/WWE Comparison: 43 NBA Stars That Remind Us Of Pro Wrestlers

Dwyane Wade

Pro wrestling is fake. It is as fake as Game of Thrones and The Godfather and Les Misérables and every other form of non-reality entertainment.

Every pro wrestling fan over the age of 10 understands this, and still you can’t bring up wrestling in mixed company without somebody asking, “You know it’s fake, right?” like they’re doing you a favor. Read More »

NBA / Apr 23, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The Western Conference’s Most Disappointing Players This Season

Lamar Odom

Continuing our two-part series on the most disappointing players this season, we’re shining the light on the Western Conference, where there were lots of underwhelming performances. Again, in fairness, those who were injured for the majority of the season were not included. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 1, 2013 / 3:30 pm

From Dime 72: The Top 10 Surprises Of The NBA Season

Damian Lillard

Before the NBA All-Star break we unveiled the new cover of Dime Magazine, featuring Portland Trail Blazers phenom Damian Lillard. As we near the final 20 games of the regular season, we wanted to publish our reflections from before the All-Star break we wrote about in the new issue… Read More »

Smack / Jan 17, 2013 / 1:05 am

LeBron James Becomes Youngest Ever To 20,000 Points; Kyrie Irving Explodes In Crunch Time

LeBron James

Two things were clear in Oakland last night. Clearly, Golden State has a ceiling, and the Heat don’t. And clearly, LeBron James is really freakin’ good, like “the youngest player to ever score 20,000 points” good. In Miami’s 17-point win, James passed the 20,000-point mark near the end of the first half on a double-pump runner, and it was just one great highlight on a night of Miami highlights that also included James recording his 5,000 career assist, and enough Wade/’Bron big plays to last a week. Read More »