Injuries and underwhelming play have completely changed the dynamics of this list. You’re used to seeing backcourts like the Deron Williams-Joe Johnson duo in Brooklyn or the Steve Nash-Kobe Bryant tandem in Los Angeles or Oklahoma City’s pair in Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha. Even the tandem of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler would stand out as one of the league’s top starting backcourts. Read More »
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On TNT Thursday night, Kenny Smith spent some time explaining why he doesn’t think the Los Angeles Clippers — even with new coach Doc Rivers — are a title-contender. But one play by the Clippers on Thursday night, featuring Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, was definitely title-worthy. Read More »
As part of their new NIKEiD Player Exclusive Program, Nike Basketball has unveiled four new player exclusive iDs for Chris Paul, J.R. Smith and Ty Lawson. Along with the rest of the program roster — Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Paul George, James Harden, Jarrett Jack, LeBron James, Deron Williams and Nick Young — these players will work with the design team to create sneakers that’ll embrace specific moments of the NBA season.
The first half of the Pacers vs. Clippers game has been remarkable viewing this Sunday. The 15-1 Pacers haven’t faced off against a winning team yet, and the 12-5 Clippers have survived a tough schedule to open their inaugural season under coach Doc Rivers. The Pacers had the lead at the break, but Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan have lit up their league-leading defense on a couple different lob slams. Read More »
Perhaps DeMarcus Cousins has mysophobia? Or maybe the 6-11 Kings big man just hates the Clippers that much. After grabbing Isaiah Thomas away from Chris Paul last week, he refused to shake J.J. Redick‘s hand during Friday’s Kings-Clips game. The reaction from Redick is perfect befuddlement. Read More »
In a league full of show-stopping athletes who can practically 360 dunk at will, it’s refreshing to sit back and appreciate the players who excel with such tranquility in their game. The way they dribble, shoot and pass – it’s just so calm and smooth.
Being smooth is an all-around characteristic and goes beyond just having a buttery jumper. These players rarely play out of their pace, never look fazed and are unflappable in clutch moments. There’s a graceful flow and elasticity that makes everything they do on the court seem natural. Read More »
ESPN, Sports Illustrated and many other outlets usually rank the best players in the NBA each preseason. But like the game itself, player rankings fluctuate almost on a week-by-week basis. A highly touted All-Star might suddenly fall off, and a role player might undertake a high usage within his team, reaching heights that appeared impossible earlier in the year. That’s why we’re ranking the top 20 NBA players right now. Read More »
Towards the end of the first quarter in tonight’s intense Western Conference battle between the Clippers and Grizzlies, Tony Allen did a Bruce Lee leg kick that caught Clippers point God Chris Paul directly in the face. This was one time when CP3′s animated reaction to a foul was totally warranted. Read More »