TAG: Cody Zeller

GIFs, NBA / Jan 23, 2015 / 10:00 am

Video: Damian Lillard Burns Avery Bradley, Smashes It On Cody Zeller

Damian Lillard, Cody Zeller

Avery Bradley is one of the best on-ball defenders in the NBA, and Damian Lillard shook him pretty bad last night on a spin move into the lane. Once there, Dame decided he might as well throw it down on Cody Zeller. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Jan 2, 2015 / 8:00 pm

Video: Cody Zeller Glides Past Tristan Thompson For Huge Slam

Tristan Thompson, Cody Zeller

The Cleveland Cavaliers allow opponents to shoot 63.1 percent within five feet of the basket, the second-worst mark in basketball. Related: Cody Zeller’s huge gliding slam past Tristan Thompson in tonight’s game between the Cavs and Charlotte Hornets. Read More »

Video / Dec 23, 2014 / 2:00 am

Watch Cody Zeller Posterize Kenneth Faried With Towering Monster Jam

Kenneth Faried, Cody Zeller

Kenneth Faried, Cody Zeller (photo. NBA YouTube)

The Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried is certainly no stranger to using his explosive athleticism to put his defender on a poster. However, on Monday the tables turned, as the Manimal found himself on the other end of an absolute rim rocker by the hands of Cody Zeller. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 3, 2014 / 8:30 pm

GIF: Cody Zeller Powers Right Through Pau Gasol For Two-Handed Smash

Cody Zeller

Pau Gasol is an underrated rim-protector. This play isn’t a good example of that reality. Watch the Charlotte Hornets’ Cody Zeller power right through the Chicago Bulls big man for a powerful two-handed smash. Read More »

NBA / Nov 7, 2014 / 9:00 pm

GIF: Block Of The Season? Cody Zeller Rises To Reject Jeff Teague With Two Hands

Cody Zeller

Cody Zeller doesn’t exactly protect the rim like Alonzo Mourning used to for the Charlotte Hornets, but that hardly means he’s a traffic cone. Not only is the sophomore big man 6-11, but he’s a remarkably explosive leaper from a stand-still – according to DraftExpress, he’s the only prospect 6-10 or taller to ever record a no-step vertical leap of more than 35 inches at the pre-draft combine. Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague learned that the hard way tonight when he turned the corner around a ball-screen and exploded for a dunk attempt, only to have Zeller throw the ball right back at him with a towering, two-handed block. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Report: Oladipo & Carter-Williams Headline 2014 All-Rookie Team

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo

The league announced its All-Rookie Teams this afternoon. Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers received 125 unanimous first team votes. The first team also includes Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mason Plumlee. Read More »

NBA / Oct 31, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Jeffery Taylor On His Busy Summer & MJ’s One-On-One Games

Jeffery Taylor

With the season now officially underway, every team and every fan base — never mind there’s no hope for the Philadelphia and Phoenix fan bases until next July — believes their team has a shot at bringing the Larry O’Brien trophy and a parade to their city.

This is a fresh start for all 30 teams and all 433 players (yes I counted each name) in the NBA. One player who built up a following over the summer was Charlotte Bobcats forward Jeff Taylor. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2013 / 1:30 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Charlotte Bobcats

Al Jefferson

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Bobcats team slowly pulling itself up out of the NBA basement. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 13, 2013 / 6:32 pm

The 2013 NBA Rookie Mix-Tape: Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Drake, A$AP Rocky & More

NBA Rookies eating lunch (photo. Instagram/NBA)

We had a chance to speak with some of the newest players in the NBA last week during the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot as part of the four-day Rookie Transition Program that wrapped last Friday. While we enjoyed some of the high-jinks during the all-day affair, we also had to talk over a thrumming bass line as hip hop blared in the background for most of the day.

The loud setting plus the incredible lyrical moment from Kendrick Lamar during the debut of the Big Sean track, “Control” last night — featuring a K. Dot verse where he goes after most of his peers in the rap game — synthesized around our rookie mix. Read More »

Video / Aug 7, 2013 / 11:00 am

Video: Victor Oladipo & Cody Zeller Dunk On 4 NBA Rookies

Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo

Two former Indiana teammates had a little fun at yesterday’s NBA Rookie Photoshoot. While players like Tony Mitchell and Archie Goodwin were busy stealing the spotlight, Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller snuck up on a few others and got creative. Read More »