TAG: Chris Kaman

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 2, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Damian Lillard Throws It Down On Pau & Kaman

Chris Kaman, Damian Lillard, Pau Gasol

The Trail Blazers really needed last night’s 124-112 win at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They’ve been hemorrhaging wins in the season’s second half and found themselves in the untenable position of possibly forfeiting a playoff spot over the season’s last month after racing out to one of the best records in the season’s first half. But they’ve steadied the ship, and Damian Lillard was back to his pre-All-Star game self with 34 points and a monstrous dunk on the Lakers’ big men. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 26, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Chris Kaman Hasn’t Spoken With Mike D’Antoni In Three Weeks

Chris Kaman, Amar'e Stoudemire

Chris Kaman, Amar’e Stoudemire (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

We’ve written extensively about the gloomy Lakers season, and most of the quotes out of Laker land are tinged with anger, embarrassment, backstabbing, Swaggy P bluster, and the type of excuses typical of franchises stuck in the basement of their respective division. But these are the Lakers, not a team used to losing regardless of injuries. A lot of people are blaming the coach, and now comes word center Chris Kaman hasn’t spoken to head coach Mike D’Antoni in three weeks. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 3 Best Pickups (A L.A. Lakers Edition)

Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, Twitter / Feb 5, 2014 / 11:36 pm

Rulebook Saves Lakers From Playing 4-On-5 To Finish Cavs Game

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Lakers’ injury woes continued on Wednesday night, resulting in one of the most bizarre finishes in NBA history. The Lakers came into Cleveland with only eight players healthy, as Steve Nash did not dress in order to rest in the second leg of a back-to-back. Nick Young left the game during halftime after a “twisted” knee. Then, there were seven. Things just got worse from there. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 13, 2014 / 11:30 am

The NBA’s Top 10 Dunks Of The Week

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

We finally got it, NBA fans. We finally received our obligatory Blake Griffin dunk of the year where he embarrasses and steals the dignity of an unfortunate defender who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and attempted to foolishly defend the athletic anomaly that is the 6-10 Griffin. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 3, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Dwyane Wade’s 20 Best Dunks In The NBA

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Once in awhile, we’re treated to watching Dwyane Wade unleash his athleticism all over the heads of multiple defenders, just as a reminder to know that he’s still capable of doing so. The poster dunks are less frequent, partly because of age and the fact that he doesn’t get the ball nearly as much as he did pre-LeBron, but they’re still harrowing to watch because of just how impressive Wade makes it look. 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 »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 16, 2013 / 12:20 am

Grizzlies Big Man Z-Bo With The Unwitting Twirling Tip-In

Zach Randolph

In basketball, sometimes you just need a little luck. Earth-bound Memphis power forward Zach Randolph was wrestling for position under the basket with the Lakers’ Chris Kaman when a missed three-point attempt bounced quickly off the rim towards the two. The veteran Z-Bo tipped the ball back to himself, but in his rush to reel it in tipped it back up in the air where it arced towards the hoop and plopped through the cylinder. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Nov 6, 2013 / 10:00 am

After Blowout, Rick Carlisle Dryly Declares “I Was Shocked [Chris Kaman] Didn’t Play More”

Chris Kaman

Chris Kaman (photo. @ChrisKaman)

There was a back-and-forth between former Mavs center Chris Kaman and Mavs coach Rick Carlisle before the Mavs-Lakers game on Tuesday night. Kaman went on the record about his time with the Mavs, calling Carlisle “uptight” after claiming his coach played head games. After a blowout Mavs win, Carlisle, shrouded in irony, said he was shocked Kaman didn’t get more minutes in the Lakers’ blowout loss. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Oct 13, 2013 / 10:30 pm

Watch The Lakers’ Nick Young Crash While Sledding Down The Great Wall Of China

Nick Young

Nick Young (photo. Instagram/jrfarmer)

The Lakers are in China to face the Warriors in preseason action next week. They’re a little banged up, too, with Mamba’s Achilles, Steve Nash‘s left ankle woes and Pau Gasol‘s knees still recovering from offseason surgery. Now Chris Kaman has jammed his finger taking a sled down the Great Wall of China. Nick Young does a nice reenactment on IG, too. Read More »