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FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Sep 10, 2014 / 8:00 pm

France Shocks Host Nation, Heavy Favorite Spain 65-52 In World Cup Quarters

Boris Diaw

We believe there’s a chance that Spain really could beat Team USA. Unfortunately for Pau Gasol and company, though, they won’t get the opportunity to prove us right. In a shocking FIBA World Cup quarterfinal upset, France beat heavy favorite Spain 65-52, robbing basketball fans around the world their dream and seemingly imminent championship match-up of the host nation versus the Americans. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, instagram / Jul 6, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Boris Diaw Announces Deal With Spurs On Instagram

Boris Diaw

The San Antonio Spurs drafted UCLA’s Kyle Anderson with the last pick of the first-round, a player who some deem the second-coming of free agent Boris Diaw. However, it appears basketball’s favorite portly Frenchman isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Diaw took to Instagram earlier today to announce that he’s staying with the Spurs for the long-haul. Read More »

Video / Jun 20, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch Tony Parker & Boris Diaw Play One-On-One As Teenagers

Boris Diaw, Tony Parker

Boris Diaw, Tony Parker (Brendan Maloney, USATODAY Sports)

The 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs were a unique team for many reasons, but perhaps most for their sense of fellowship. Though Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich are the organization’s stalwarts, it’s fair to say that no pair of Spurs is closer than affable Frenchmen Tony Parker and Boris Diaw. And now, we finally have video evidence of their longtime bond. Read More »

NBA / Jun 18, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Champion Spurs Are Impossible To Duplicate

Tim Duncan

The 2013-2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs made you believe. In experience, in persistence, in togetherness, in quality depth, in pounding the rock, in the value of adhering to a strict set of organizational ideals from top-to-bottom. More than anything, these Spurs just made you believe in basketball. Not just any brand of basketball, either, but this amazing game as it was explicitly meant to be played. There’s never been anything like it, and unless they can somehow repeat it over the next couple years, there never will be again. Read More »

NBA / Jun 12, 2014 / 10:33 pm

Video: Boris Diaw Behind-The-Back Pass For Splitter Jam

Boris Diaw

Boris Diaw isn’t the most athletic or exciting player in the NBA. Yet he’s been the most effective playmaker on the court and leads both teams in plus/minus through the first three games. This is also why Gregg Popovich moved him to the starting lineup for Game 3 and again in Game 4 on Thursday. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 7, 2014 / 10:30 am

Popovich On Boris Diaw: “He Allows Us To Play Big And Small At The Same Time”

Boris Diaw

San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw shot 1-5 from the field and scored just two points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals despite playing 33 minutes, the second-most court-time he’s notched in the playoffs. Such paltry scoring numbers would normally suggest a lack of impact for a player that makes his name on the offensive side of the ball, but not Diaw – his plus-minus of +30 was a team- and game- high by eight points. Gregg Popovich touched on the unique impact of the portly Frenchman at Friday’s press conference. Read More »

NBA / Jun 6, 2014 / 2:00 pm

How Manu Ginobili And Boris Diaw Beat The Heat With Passing In Game 1

Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginobili

In the 2014 NBA Finals, merely being ‘good’ isn’t good enough. The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat possess a blend of talent, savvy, and cohesion that makes their offenses not just extremely efficient, but awesomely creative, too. It will take consistent greatness from both sides to win this series; minutes-long bouts of ‘average’ or even ‘solid’ won’t get it done. In their 110-95 Game 1 win, the Spurs – led by Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw – exhausted the Heat with unrelenting offensive brilliance that the depleted visitors just couldn’t match. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Manu Ginobili Flush Tweaks Hamstring

Manu Ginobili

The Spurs fell to the Rockets last night, 97-90, even though Houston was without possible All-Star James Harden. San Antonio has struggled mightily against the league’s best teams, and that continued against Houston despite Boris Diaw‘s big game. But it was Manu Ginobili‘s hamstring Spurs fans are keeping an eye towards, now. He re-injured the hammie during a vintage dribble-drive for the dunk. 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 / Jan 2, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Only 5 Teams That Can Win An NBA Championship This Year

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

The NBA is a state of repair.

No, the games and the talent on the court are perfectly fine, exemplary actually, but the disparity of quality between the East and West and there being only five teams capable of winning a title this year is something that needs to be addressed.

It is historic how poor the Eastern Conference is right now, which is leading to a two-team race to the top between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat. At the moment, there are are only three teams in the East with a winning record (Toronto is 15-15), with the third, the Atlanta Hawks, not a threat to either of them. Read More »