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NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 11:15 am

GIF: Rajon Rondo’s Trademark Behind-The-Back Pass Fake For The Layup

Rajon Rondo fake

Those hands. Those gigantic Rajon Rondo hands that look like something out of a Steven Speilberg daydream than actual phalanges. That’s how Rondo is able to palm the ball off the dribble. It’s also why the behind-the-back pass fake he unleashed on the T-Wolves last night will continue to be his bread-and-butter ball-fake even if it punctuates the highlight tapes for everyone else. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 21, 2015 / 5:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Says He Won’t Stop Recruiting Rajon Rondo To Lakers

Kobe Bryant

Mark Cuban won the battle, but Kobe Bryant thinks he can win the war. Despite Rajon Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks less than a month ago, the Los Angeles Lakers legend says he won’t stop recruiting his former Boston Celtics rival until Rondo signs a contract this summer. Read More »

Smack / Jan 19, 2015 / 10:45 am

Video: Dirk Nowitzki Shows Proper Way To Videobomb

Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki, Skin Wade

A couple years ago the Miami Heat started to videobomb each other during post-game interviews. They were led by kooky Chris Bosh, but we always felt they lacked the nonchalance necessary to really videobomb a teammate. Thankfully, Dirk Nowitzki showed just how to properly videobomb a couple days ago when Skin Wade was trying to interview Chandler Parsons. Read More »

All-Star / Jan 14, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Dirk Nowitzki & Rajon Rondo Say DeMarcus Cousins Deserves An All-Star Nod

DeMarcus Cousins

After DeMarcus Cousins dropped a near triple-double on them last night in Sacramento — and may have won it for the Kings if not for amateur thespian, Tyson Chandler, the Mavs breathed a sigh of relief. They also made it clear they appreciated how good Boogie has become, and — despite how deep the field is this year — both Rajon Rondo and Dirk Nowitzki say he deserves to be elected to his very first All-Star game. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jan 14, 2015 / 9:30 am

Video: Tyson Chandler Flops To Foul Out DeMarcus Cousins; Mavs Win In OT

Tyson Chandler, DeMarcus Cousins

Boogie was giving Tyson Chandler the business last night in Sacramento. The 2012 Defensive Player of the Year was no match for DeMarcus Cousins on the block, with the Kings big man spinning past him, or simply crunching through him for 32 points and 16 rebounds. But with under 30 seconds left in regulation, the cagey Chandler sold some incidental contact while playing defense, got the call and Boogie was gone. Read More »

NBA / Jan 7, 2015 / 3:00 pm

Dirk Nowitzki Says Ball Will Be In Hands Of Monta Ellis During Crunch-Time

Monta Ellis, Dirk Nowitzki

Despite a nearly unprecedented level of play in his career’s twilight, Dirk Nowitzki understands his basketball mortality. The 36 year-old Dallas Mavericks legend is still the fulcrum from which his team’s league-leading offense swings, but no longer possesses the physical attributes that made him a devastating late-game playmaker. It’s a good thing, then, that Monta Ellis is around to pick up Dirk’s relative slack. Read More »

Video / Jan 6, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Watch Dirk Nowitzki Pass Moses Malone For Seventh On All-Time Scoring List

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (Brad Penner, USATODAY)

Earlier this season, Dirk Nowitzki passed Hall-of-Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Elvin Hayes on the all-time scoring list, while additionally becoming the highest scoring international player in NBA history. On Monday night in Brooklyn, Dirk moved up on the illustrious scoring list yet again. Read More »

NBA / Jan 5, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Video: Monta Ellis Gets Steal, Finishes Break With An Emphatic Slam

Monta Ellis

The NBA’s most offensively efficient team, the Dallas Mavericks, showcased how well rounded their offense is during their 109-90 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon. The Mavs had five players in double figures, and the team shot 56.4 percent from the field, including 12-26 from the three-point line. Read More »

2015 Free Agency, Latest News / Jan 3, 2015 / 1:45 pm

Report: Mavs To Get “First Word,” But Rajon Rondo Will Explore Free Agency

Rajon Rondo

The Dallas Mavericks took a risk when trading for Rajon Rondo. Not only has the former All-Star been a shell of his elite self over the past two seasons, but he’s also a free agent once 2014-2015 comes to a close. With the existing possibility of Rondo failing to regain his past form and no assurance that he’d re-sign in Dallas this summer, Mark Cuban and company gambled bigger than most league followers seem to comprehend. And though the Mavs’ most recent play with Rondo in tow has vastly improved after a rocky start, there’s still no guarantee he’ll be donning blue and silver for any coming seasons. According to a new report, Rondo will give Dallas the “first word” come July but will also explore other free agency options. Read More »

Video / Jan 2, 2015 / 8:30 pm

Watch Celtics Pay Tribute To Rajon Rondo With Tribute Video, Standing Ovation

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (photo. watchnba201415)

Rajon Rondo’s return to the Boston Celtics’ TD Garden is going as well as he could have hoped. Not only is the Dallas Mavericks’ point guard dominating the game, but fans and players gave him a lengthy standing ovation at the conclusion of an emotional video highlighting his time in green and gold. Read More »