TAG: Dante Cunningham

NBA, Smack / Jan 9, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Kevin Love Chastises Teammates After Gerald Green’s Game-Winner

Corey Brewer, Nikola Pekovic, Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love

Corey Brewer, Nikola Pekovic, Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

The Minnesota Timberwolves are supposed to be in contention in a tough Western Conference, but after falling to the Suns on Wednesday night, 104-103, after a last-second Gerald Green jumper — they’re currently at the No. 10 spot in the West, two and a half games behind Dallas for the eighth seed and four and a half games behind the surprising Suns. Perhaps that’s why Kevin Love took the opportunity in his post-game comments to grouse about his teammates. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 20, 2013 / 1:00 pm

2009 NBA Draft Do-Over

Blake covers Dime #49

Blake covers Dime #49

“What ifs” in sports can run deeper than still waters. What can be a simple question or proposition on the surface, may also result in major changes to a player or players’ careers and, in some instances, even swing titles. Read More »

Smack / Jan 8, 2013 / 10:49 pm

James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Star

James Harden

If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in Houston’s 125-112 thrashing of the sinking Lakers, doing whatever he wanted on his way to 31 points, six rebounds and nine assists. Read More »

Smack / Oct 20, 2012 / 5:06 am

Stephen Curry Hurts His Ankle Again; The Lakers Await Superman

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (photo. Nicky Woo)

There are already inklings from management, trickling out of Bay Area reports, that Steph Curry‘s rolled right ankle Friday night is not as serious as it looks. But don’t let out that breath all the way, Warriors fans, because if he can get his ankle rolled at a standstill by someone stepping on it, this could happen all the time. Read More »

Smack / Jul 18, 2012 / 2:51 am

Kris Humphries Takes A Shot At Kanye West; Andray Blatche Gone In Washington

Kanye West

We’ve seen a few rapper vs. NBA player beefs. J.R. Smith and Joe Budden had themselves a little girl fight over Twitter, and there were recent rumors suggesting Lil Wayne and James Harden were fighting over Trina. But for the most part, the two sides have lived in harmony. Thankfully, the whole Kanye West/Kris Humphries/Kim Kardashian love triangle didn’t pop open and burst because that one actually had the potential to do some damage. Kanye certainly tried to – claiming on Twitter that he had been with Kim K while Humphries was married to her – but when has Kanye ever been anything other than a completely classless fool? Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 30, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Video: Dante Cunningham Dunks All Over Blake Griffin

Dante Cunningham

Dante Cunningham gave Blake Griffin a taste of his own medicine last night, coming from off his back to slam down a follow-up jam on the dunking machine’s head. Overall, it just wasn’t a good night for BG, and this punctuated it. Cunningham used his back as a ladder, and afterwards it wouldn’t have been complete unless he told Griffin, “Welcome to the playoffs.” Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 28, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.28

Kevin Love

Kevin Love (photo. Blake Peterson)

Beast of the Night: Kevin Love posted 28 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, four blocks and four three-pointers in a losing effort against the Grizzlies. He shot 46 percent (10-22) from the floor and 100 percent (4-4) from the free-throw line, and had two turnovers. Love has racked up eight blocks in his last three games, which is completely out of character. If he can somehow lift his blocks per game next season, he’ll make a run for top three status. Read More »

Smack / Mar 28, 2012 / 1:33 am

Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan On One Scoring List; Monta Ellis Gets Comfortable

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Well, Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on one all-time scoring list last night. No, it’s not the one that really counts, but this one still means something, especially to Laker fans. During the course of his 30-point, 5-rebound and 5-assist night in L.A.’s 104-101 win at Golden State, Bryant passed over MJ for second-most points all time with one franchise with his 29,278th point in a Laker uniform. He hit perhaps the game’s two biggest shots from almost identical spots on the court late in the game (take that, clutch haters!) with both of them coming against near double teams, and along with Pau Gasol (19 points, 17 rebounds) pushed the Lakers to a big win. Read More »

Smack / Feb 18, 2012 / 1:16 am

LeBron Gets An Interesting Reception Going Home; Linsanity Is Over… For Now

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

Remember when a LeBron James visit to Cleveland came with an undeniable whiff of potential danger? Not so much now. The fans at the Q last night for Miami’s win were plenty vicious – booing LeBron during pre-game intros and pretty much every time he touched the basketball – but it seems they’re almost over the whole thing. Almost. The Cavs have a bright future to look forward to with Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson and this year’s Lottery pick, so for the fans (and the owner) to continue acting like Alicia Silverstone in The Crush over LeBron would be more pathetic than anything … Read More »

Smack / Dec 21, 2011 / 1:45 am

Chicago Locks Down Derrick Rose; Ray Allen Calls Out David West

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)

Well Derrick Rose had a nice day. He got paid and became a made man in Chicago if he wasn’t already one. Then in the capper, he methodically picked apart everyone’s Eastern Conference sleeper, Indiana, in Chicago’s 93-85 win. We felt like it was April and we were back in the first round of the playoffs again. Rose (12 points, nine assists) was destroying Darren Collison (1-for-7, six points), Psycho T was doing his bowling ball routine (24 points, 13 rebounds) and the Bulls’ defense was more suffocating than an only child’s mother, holding Indiana to 36 percent from the field. Read More »