TAG: Bob Cousy

NBA, Video / Apr 24, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The 10 Greatest Point Guards In NBA History

Steve Nash

Steve Nash (photo. Indochino)

Point guards. They are the quarterbacks on the basketball court, handling the ball, dishing it off, and they are frequently relied on to make the smart decisions. Not to discount other positions–each one has its own importance–but the point guard is arguably the most significant player on the floor. After counting down the ten greatest shooting guards and centers in NBA history, we now turn to the point guard position. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 20 Best Signature Moves In NBA History

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

When you are playing basketball, there is always that time when you catch yourself imitating a move one of your favorite players did. I can remember when I was younger trying to imitate Jamal Crawford‘s shake-n-bake move, a move he usually pulls off on a fast break when he will dribble the ball behind his back and bring it back around as fast as he can, losing his defender. Let’s just say it did not work out for me (reason No. 76 why I am a writer). Read More »

NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Eastern Conference Starting Lineups

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

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 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

50 Best Nicknames In NBA History

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect”Paul Pierce

In many cases, what Pierce said was true (see what I did there?). Many guys on this list earned their nicknames for great play on the court, and by no coincidence most of the best players in the history of the league appear on this list. Others earned their nicknames from funny commercials or movies, while still more earned them for just funny looks. We stayed away from shortening of names like “T-Mac” and “J-Kidd” or initials like “KJ,” focusing simply on the best nicknames. Read More »

NBA / Sep 17, 2013 / 1:15 pm

The 25 Best Duos In NBA History

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

It’s an almost impossible task for one man to carry a NBA team. We are seeing more and more players with unique skill-sets flock into the league each year, which is why some superstars are pairing up with one another. Over time, many superstar combos seamlessly gelled together. Read More »

NBA / Jun 11, 2012 / 11:00 am

The Top 10 Reasons Why The NBA Finals Will Be Awesome

2011 NBA Finals

The Finals are finally here. Every fan of the game knows this, of course, but after a season that almost entered a “nuclear winter,” to borrow Commissioner David Stern‘s phrase, the simple fact of its existence is something to be happy about. It’s not the only thing to be excited about, however. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 19, 2012 / 11:45 am

Who Is The Best “Big Three” In NBA History?

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Dime #68

*Who is the best big three in NBA history? Think it through because the best comments/responses below will be printed in the next issue of Dime.*

The issue of teaming up – star players coming together to corner the market – only really became a problem when a certain three schemed their way to South Beach. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh went from universally loved, or at least respected, to the evil Empire of the NBA, the black hats. Three All-Stars playing together in their primes isn’t exactly some new notion that Pat Riley stumbled upon in the midst of slicking back his hair. The NBA’s long been a place where the best become the best… because they play with the best. Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA / Feb 27, 2012 / 2:30 pm

Paul Pierce, Larry Bird & The Lies Nostalgia Told You

Paul Pierce

Athletes tell lies. Agents tell damn lies. And sportswriters use statistics.

It’s been three long weeks since Paul Pierce eased on by Larry Bird on the Boston Celtics career scoring list and tucked comfortably behind John Havlicek into second place – a moment that, although hastily swept away in the avalanche that is/was Linsanity, still marks the high point of Boston’s so-far sluggish Atlantic Division title defense. Read More »

NBA / Jan 6, 2012 / 11:00 am

Who Was The Best Rookie Point Guard In NBA History?

Kyrie Irving

*Who was the best rookie point guard in NBA history? Think it through because the best comments/responses below will be printed in the next issue of Dime.*

Somewhere along the way Kyrie Irving picked up a few haters. Maybe it’s the Duke pedigree or the too-fast college career or the fact that he doesn’t jump out at anyone the way 2010’s No. 1 pick John Wall did. But either way, as the saying goes: With success comes the haters. You’ve made it once the snakes show. With his college career being so short, Irving had plenty of doubters heading into his rookie season, but so far he’s done what he can to shut them up. Through six games, he’s averaging 14.2 points, 5.3 assists and even 3.7 rebounds… all in under 26 minutes a night. Even more impressively, the Cavs are a rock solid 3-3. Read More »

NBA / Sep 15, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Who’s Better: Steve Nash Or Bob Cousy?

Steve Nash

Just ask Bob Cousy to see his championship rings and this question may answer itself. In a tremendous 14-year career that spanned from the late 1950s to the dominant Celtics of the 1960s, Cousy won six championships alongside 12 (Heinsohn, Russell, K.C. Jones, Sam Jones, Ramsey, Sharman, Macauley, Havlicek, Lovellette, Risen, Andy Phillip and Houbregs) other Hall of Famers and created a long standing legacy.

In the time since he retired, the NBA has seen some amazing point guards take control of the game, mastering it with wizardry and elegance. One of the best since then – not often mentioned in these conversations – is Steve Nash. Read More »