TAG: Blake Griffin

NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Isaiah Thomas On His P&R Defense, Playing With Boogie & A Lot More

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

We freakin’ love Isaiah Thomas, and we’re not bashful about it either. The 5-9 point guard was selected with the last pick, No. 60, by the Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft, and he has met every challenge since head-on. His ability to score and lead the offense is the result of all his hard work, and it played a role in forcing Sacramento to switch Tyreke Evans to a small forward role. He also beat out a succession of point guards to retain the starting point guard spot in each of his three seasons in the NBA. We got lucky and spent a long time chatting with him by phone as he mentally prepared to face Detroit earlier this week. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Mar 13, 2014 / 11:00 am

After Clippers Win, Jermaine O’Neal Confronts Blake Griffin & CP3 Keeps Shooting

DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin

DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

After the Clippers’ impressive 111-98 win over the Warriors Wednesday night, Chris Paul kept going. Not satisfied with his subpar 5-for-15 night shooting the ball, CP3 was spotted after the game hoisting up jumpers in a deserted Staples Center. That’s why he’s Chris Paul, we suppose. Like Paul, Dubs reserve center Jermaine O’Neal couldn’t let things on the court go after the game and patiently waited outside the Clippers locker-room for Blake Griffin. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 13, 2014 / 10:00 am

Blake Griffin’s Gravity-Defying Putback Jam

Blake Griffin, Draymond Green

Blake Griffin, Draymond Green (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Blake Griffin again put on an aerial display in the late game last night. He also dropped 30 points on a so-so (for him) 13-for-28 from the field, making it his 23rd straight game with at least 20 points — a career high. He added 15 rebounds, three assists, three steals and a putback slam that had our heart rate well over 150 BPMs. Watch as he throws it down one-handed while the Dubs look equal parts helpless and impressed. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 11, 2014 / 12:04 am

Video: Blake Griffin Goes “Mailman” On Breakaway Jam

Blake Griffin

The Clippers were playing the Suns on Monday night, and Blake Griffin paid homage to “The Mailman” Karl Malone in front of Malone’s former Jazz teammate and the current head coach for Phoenix, Jeff Hornacek. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 9, 2014 / 4:27 pm

Video: Chris Paul’s Off-The-Backboard Lob To DJ

DeAndre Jordan (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

DeAndre Jordan (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

The Clippers withstood a rally by the Hawks in the fourth to escape a meeting Saturday night with a 109-108 win that could have gone to an extra session if Jeff Teague had made both his free throws with a second remaining. But Blake Griffin continues to lead the way for the Clippers, shooting 11-of-19 from the field for a game-high 27 points. Despite Blake’s continued excellent, it was Chris Paul‘s off-the-backboard lob for the DeAndre Jordan slam that drew the “oohs and aahs.” Read More »

NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm

February Was A Historic Month For 5 NBA Stars

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Not since 1962 have five NBA players averaged 30-plus points in the same month. In February of 2014, however, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin accomplished that task. The five of these players were spectacular in the month of February and had some memorable moments in the month. Durant out-dueled former scoring champion Carmelo Anthony, and LeBron James hit a step-back buzzer-beater three to beat Golden State before the All-Star break. Kevin Love recorded his first triple-double of his career and Griffin tallied eight double-doubles in the month. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 1:40 am

Video: Chris Paul Lobs For Blake Griffin; Mitch Kupchak Smells A Fart

Blake Griffin, Kent Bazemore

Blake Griffin, Kent Bazemore (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

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go on about how the Lakers have experienced a ton of injuries and they’re just treading water until this summer when, well, who knows what happens. But while the Lakers were the home team during Thursday night’s Clippers-Lakers game at the Staples Center arena they both share, it was the purple and gold who appeared ill at ease during a 142-94 stomping at the hands of the Clippers. One play in particular crystalized the awful night for Lakers fans and the joyous occasion for Clippers’ fans. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

Sacramento Kings

As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »

NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 10 Most Exciting Players

Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin

Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball has evolved into more than a sporting game; it is a source of entertainment. The late and great owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. Jerry Buss, envisioned the platform and reach of basketball as much more than a sport. Thus, “Showtime” was created in the ’80s, and basketball has never been the same. Players in today’s game provide countless spectacles that thrill the fans, drawing them to come back to see more every night. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 25, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 10 Best Characters Of Basketball Commercials

"Blake & Drain"

“Blake & Drain” (photo. Jordan Brand)

With the release of a new series with Powerade entitled “Streetball Court,” LeBron James is part of a cast of elite basketball players that have appeared in commercials under a different alias. In the series, James stars as Judge James, enforcing the rules of basketball to ballers that simply do not get the ethics of streetball; “Thou shall drink their own drink” or call “the ticky-tacky foul”. Read More »