TAG: Austin Rivers

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 »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 14, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Doc Rivers Says Austin Rivers Thinks Too Much About Basketball

Austin Rivers

Despite losing to New York yesterday, the Hornets look like a completely new team with Eric Gordon finally back. That came at the expense of rookie Austin Rivers, who started most of the season at the two guard in Gordon’s absence. Read More »

NBA / Jan 8, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Something Special Is Brewing In New Orleans

Eric Gordon

The New Orleans Hornets (they’re not the Pelicans just yet) are a team in flux. They started the year with the specious ROY, Anthony Davis, and his inexorable brow grabbing most of the headlines. But it didn’t last. Davis went down with an ankle injury. Plus, after matching Phoenix’s offer sheet for the off guard they got in the Chris Paul trade, Eric Gordon, they waited for him to recover from a patella tendon disorder and bone bruise in his right knee. Read More »

NBA / Dec 14, 2012 / 4:45 pm

The Top 10 NBA Rookie Of The Year Candidates: Vol. 2

Damian Lillard

The rookie race is heating up as Anthony Davis made his return this week. Damian Lillard is still the top gun, but a healthy Davis is a force to be reckoned with. As each week goes by, it’s looking more and more like the top 10 is separated into two halves. The top half will get extremely competitive in the oncoming weeks. Bradley Beal proved that he’s still a top rookie, and when Dion Waiters makes his return, his running mate Kyrie Irving will be right there to assist him. Read More »