TAG: Brian Shaw

NBA / Jul 12, 2013 / 12:00 pm

How To Lose Dwight Howard & Destroy The Lakers In 12 Steps: The Jim Buss Plan

James Harden, Dwight Howard

So Dwight Howard has skipped town, exited stage left, lured by Houston’s friendly tax laws and evening entertainment. And while some might be quick to chalk it up as another stain on Jim Buss‘ record, this is much more a byproduct of the culture created by Buss’ missteps, than a misstep itself. Read More »

NBA / Jun 26, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Doc Rivers’ Top 5 Potential Replacements In Boston

Doc Rivers

The Doc Rivers saga in Boston has finally come to an end after talks between the Celtics and Clippers were revived four times over the past week. Doc is the first domino to fall for the Cs in what looks to be one of the organization’s busiest offseasons in a long time. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 24, 2013 / 10:22 pm

NBA News: Denver Nuggets Hire Brian Shaw As Head Coach

brian shaw

After almost 10 years as an NBA assistant coach – and being passed over for head coaching gigs more than once – Brian Shaw is officially a top guy. Earlier tonight, the Denver Nuggets hired Shaw to replace reigning NBA COY George Karl. Read More »

NBA / May 8, 2013 / 11:00 am

How To Fix The Brooklyn Nets

Deron Williams

The second round of the playoffs is underway and with only eight teams remaining, it means another eight have been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Brooklyn Nets finished the year with a 49-33 record, good enough for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. However, their first-round opponent, the Chicago Bulls, surprisingly beat them at home in a Game 7. Read More »

NBA / Dec 6, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Kobe Bryant’s Top 10 Dunks

Kobe Bryant

Originally posted in October of 2011, we’re revisiting some of our favorite Kobe Bryant content after he became the fifth player to ever score 30,000 points last night.

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Kobe Bryant has maintained his spot as the best basketball player in the world because, even as his nagging injuries pile up and he moves into his 30s, he relies more on his skills and fundamentals than simple athleticism and explosiveness. Read More »

NBA / Jul 23, 2012 / 8:30 am

Shaquille O’Neal Doesn’t Want Jacque Vaughn To Coach The Magic

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O’Neal took a break Sunday morning from tweeting about cars to add his take to the prolonged hiring process for Orlando’s head coaching job. Via Twitter, O’Neal let it be known he was not impressed with the Magic’s supposed front-runner, Jock (sic) Vaughn. Vaughn’s a pretty ho-hum guy, whose Wikipedia page has as long an entry for his academic achievements as his professional career. The journeyman guard who played for an impressive 12 years had little to do with Shaq, it would appear. This tweet is less about Vaughn and more about his love for the other two candidates. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 6, 2012 / 11:00 am

Report: Phil Jackson To Orlando Is Still Possible

Phil Jackson

In the past, the media ripped Michael Jordan for being an absentee executive. But now, if reports are to be believed, Orlando is actually considering hiring someone to work remotely in their front office. That person is Phil Jackson, the 11-time NBA champion and probably the best coach of all time. A few days after the Orlando Sentinel reported that discussions between Jackson’s side and the Orlando Magic had died, SI.com says two sources close to the situation believe they are back on again. Read More »

Smack / Nov 2, 2011 / 12:43 am

Kobe Vs. LeBron; Derek Fisher Vs… Billy Hunter?

LeBron James

The best one-on-one player in the game? We thought we already answered this earlier this summer. Dime‘s fanbase seemed to think Dirk Nowitzki would take home the top spot, but yet we can’t help but think that was a little bit of the championship hangover as well as crazed fans doing whatever they can to get him some extra votes. The Los Angeles Times recently interviewed some pretty big name players – Kevin Durant, John Wall, Matt Barnes and Trevor Ariza – and all of them except for Wall said in a game of one-on-one, Kobe Bryant would beat LeBron James. Read More »

Smack / Nov 1, 2011 / 12:00 am

Shaq’s New Book Explains His Beef With Kobe; Derrick Williams Says He Should’ve Been The No. 1 Pick

Shaquille O'Neal

And you thought the Shaq vs. Kobe beef was over? It’ll never end. This will go on longer than anything, linger longer than Brett Favre, and it’ll probably still have people talking 10 years down the road. All was quiet on the front for a while, but O’Neal has a new autobiography dropping on Nov. 15 – it’s called Shaq Uncut: My Story and it’s co-written with Jackie MacMullan – and the book gives some more inside info on O’Neal’s view of the feud between two of the most polarizing players in NBA history. According to Shaq, it was Kobe that destroyed the team’s shot at a title in 2004, the year they had Karl Malone and Gary Payton. Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA / Aug 24, 2011 / 1:00 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Rappers

Shaquille O'Neal

The only memories I have of Wayman Tisdale are from his final few years in the NBA when he was just a forgettable role player in Phoenix. I didn’t catch him in his prime during the late 1980s and early ’90s. I also never realized he was a spectacular musician until sometime around his death in 2009. If we are talking about great NBA musicians, then Tisdale has to be near the top. He had a No. 1 Billboard album, as crazy as that sounds. But if we did that – opened this list up to every ballplayer/artist – it would turn into an impossibility. Read More »