TAG: Bill Russell

NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 2:30 pm

4 Dumb Reasons For Fans To Argue About NBA’s Mount Rushmore

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Like we were campaigning for office, the heated debates we get swept up in concerning the greatest NBA players of all time have become as much a part of our lives as the game themselves.

That’s only been amplified with the career of LeBron James cresting at its highest point, as well as Kevin Durant earning the recognition of challenging for MVP. As long as those two continue to play at a Hall of Fame-bound level, they’ll be the subject of abject criticism and have their careers picked apart. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Feb 17, 2014 / 11:11 pm

The 10 Best Highlights From NBA All-Star Weekend

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

How fun was that? All-Star Weekend is officially over after numerous exciting events, including the Celebrity All-Star Game, Three-Point Shootout, Slam Dunk Contest and All-Star Game. From unbelievable shots to jaw-dropping dunks, we had the opportunity to witness greatness these last few days. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 16, 2014 / 11:21 pm

Video: NBA All-Star Game Crowd Sings Happy Birthday To Bill Russell

Bill Russell

Bill Russell (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

We love him; Kobe Bryant thinks his bust should be chiseled in Mount Rushmore; Bill Russell is the wise old man of the NBA, and fans and players alike acknowledged that fact tonight at the Smoothie King Center. Russell recently turned 80 years old, and the whole crowd serenaded the sporting world’s all-time greatest winner with a loud rendition of happy birthday. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News, NBA / Feb 16, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Gives His Own NBA Mount Rushmore At All-Star Weekend

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Perhaps you heard LeBron James provide the media his NBA Mount Rushmore earlier this month. During Kobe Bryant‘s question and answer session with the media before tonight’s All-Star Game, he was asked about LeBron’s claim that he’s pushing to become the fourth member of NBA Mount Rushmore. Kobe was asked who would be on his own Mount Rushmore. At first, Mamba claimed he was ignorance about Mount Rushmore, but when informed there are four president’s, he answered as best he could. Read More »

NBA / Feb 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 10 Greatest 1-On-1 Duels In NBA History

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (photo. Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Is there anything more attention grabbing than an individual battle between two Hall of Fame-bound players?

We were subject to it a few weeks ago when LeBron James and Kevin Durant went at it in Oklahoma City’s win over the Miami Heat. While the result is indicative of a lopsided affair favoring the Thunder, the battle between James and Durant was anything but as both players went for each other’s throat on one long-distance shot after another. Read More »

NBA / Feb 12, 2014 / 6:00 pm

In Appreciation Of Bill Russell, Who Turns 80 Today

Bill Russell

Bill Russell (Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports)

There was only one guy that was the GOAT when I was a kid. That was immortal Hall of Fame Celtics center, Bill Russell. Sure, Michael Jordan came along later when I’d mostly advanced out of adolescence, but I spent most of my earliest years listening to my Old Man wax poetic on the genius of Russell. The greatest winner in sports was a legend in my mind before I even realized how overlooked he’s become since retiring. A lot of people don’t remember — or don’t care — just how important he was, and is, to the game of basketball. But a lot of people do, too. Maybe this appreciation of Russell will make one more of the latter. Read More »

NBA / Jan 22, 2014 / 12:30 pm

The 10 Greatest Individual Seasons In NBA History

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike)

Defining the ten greatest seasons of all time is no easy matter. For one thing, it’s clearly arguable. When you’re comparing players across different eras, with different rules, schedules, competition, and statistics there are just too many variables to account for. That being said it would be absolutely zero fun to talk about if we knew with 100 percent certainty. Read More »

NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Eastern Conference Starting Lineups

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

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 / Nov 21, 2013 / 2:45 pm

The NBA’s 5 Best Outlet Passers

Kevin Love

Kevin Love (photo. Blake Peterson)

The art of an outlet pass is one of the most beautiful sights in the game of basketball. For those that are in the dark regarding outlet passing, it is a pass – typically long – from a defender following the opposing team’s made basket, defensive rebound, or steal to start a fast break. It is typically made by a big man, and usually in the form of an overhead pass. It is not as flashy as an alley-oop, but when executed correctly, the result is equally as thrilling. Read More »

NBA / Oct 12, 2013 / 4:00 pm

10 Of The Most Unbreakable Records In NBA History

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain Rookie Card

Records are meant to be broken. This applies to all professional sports, as fans relish a player’s quest to make his mark in the record books. Before the dawn of League Pass or YouTube or televised games, fans could learn of a player’s dominance and value from the record books. Read More »