TAG: Cole Aldrich

GIFs / Oct 15, 2014 / 5:00 pm

GIF: Cole Aldrich Jams Possible Pregame 360

Cole Aldrich

Similar to the eastbay jam Iman Shumpert threw down the other day in pregame, Cole Aldrich likes to put on a little show during the pregame layup line. While Iman seems to effortlessly float towards the rim, the 25-year-old Aldrich is entering his fifth season after coming out Kansas in 2011, but isn’t exactly a skywalker like Shump. Still, the 6-11 center’s 360-degree slam is impressive, though we’re not sure he made a full rotation. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 22, 2013 / 11:30 am

NBA Fantasy Basketball: Winners & Losers Of The Trade Deadline

J.J. Redick

The NBA trade deadline can make or break your fantasy team. Deadline deals not only change the value of existing fantasy studs, but also rearranges depth charts, opening the door for tons of players sitting on the waiver wire. I was a little disappointed by this year’s deadline, which was one of the slower ones in recent memory, but it still opened the door for many. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 27, 2012 / 11:51 pm

Report: James Harden Traded To Houston

James Harden

James Harden is a Rocket. First reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year last season gets the chance to be a star as a starter on a completely retooled Rocket team alongside Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin. Read More »

Smack / Oct 13, 2012 / 2:00 am

Smush Parker And Kobe Are Still Feuding; Gerald Green’s Hops Are Still Insane

Kobe Bryant

Smush Parker responded to Kobe Bryant‘s derisive comments that Parker was never a NBA-quality guard, only the last pick on the playground because the Lakers were too cheap for anyone else. And did Parker ever respond. Read More »

Smack / Aug 31, 2012 / 1:00 am

Lakers Will Retire Two Legends’ Numbers; The NBA Goes To Africa

Young Diesel

The Lakers confirmed Thursday what we knew for a while, that they’re building the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue. After publicly testifying how upset he was last year that he didn’t have his honor, he must be smug knowing on the same day the Lakers announced the move, he had a little bit of his spotlight stolen. The team’s also going to retire the jerseys of Shaq (No. 34) and Jamaal Wilkes (No. 52) on Nov. 16, the same day his bronzed likeness is unveiled. Read More »

Smack / Jul 9, 2012 / 11:59 pm

The Rockets Aren’t Giving Up On Dwight Howard; Too Many Offers For Courtney Lee To Remember

Dwight Howards Reviews The adidas adiPower Howard

The Rockets want Dwight Howard the way the dudes from Workaholics want off from work. Also like those three, Houston is willing to do some crazy things for its dream to happen. Today they agreed to send Marcus Camby to New York in a sign-and-trade for three years and $13.2 million. Camby is 38, which adds to this year’s free agency class as possibly the greatest coup for the over 35 crowd in free agency’s history. This isn’t about Camby, though. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 14, 2012 / 3:15 pm

Video: OKC’s Epic Pregame & Gum Rituals

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder’s youngness is often brought up in everything written and said about them. Even Ernie Johnson brought up Kevin Durant‘s age before handing the Western Conference Championship trophy to him. Considering their youth it’s not surprising that the team has bonded so well and have their team-wide rituals. Read More »

Smack / Dec 19, 2011 / 12:00 am

OKC Puts On A Shooting Clinic; The Heat’s Big 3 Can’t Be Stopped

LeBron James

It wasn’t too long ago that Orlando/Miami was a big Eastern Conference tilt. Now, it’s simply a mismatch. With Dwight Howard (2-for-9, five points, six rebounds) going through the motions somewhat – let’s hope this doesn’t become a habit this season – the Heat toyed with Orlando for a while and then blew them away in the second half, winning their opening preseason game 118-85. Miami has a better, and healthier, supporting cast this year, but it’s still going to come down to the Big Three. And that’s bad news considering they look healthy, confident and comfortable, combining for 47 easy points. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 13, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

The Oklahoma City Thunder are not like a box of chocolates. You know they’ve got four fantasy studs that can feasibly be drafted in succession in the first four rounds of standard-sized drafts. Truth be told, no one else on this roster really matters. It will be interesting to monitor how the team’s mercurial point guard adjusts to having a more prominent mate in the backcourt. Read More »

NBA / Mar 11, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Cole World: The NBA Playoff Race, March Madness & Soul Food

Cole Aldrich

With the Oklahoma City Thunder battling for home-court advantage, and the Kansas Jayhawks looking for their second NCAA Tournament championship in four years, Cole Aldrich is a busy man. But thankfully, he still finds time to update the world on his life. In his latest entry, Cole talks about adjusting to life after the trade deadline, Kansas’ shot at a national title and the best soul food place in Atlanta. Read More »