TAG: Darius Morris

NBA / May 28, 2013 / 11:15 am

How To Fix The Lakers: Keep Dwight Howard & Replace Metta World Peace With Tony Allen

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas)

With only four teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs, it means a few “contenders” have already been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. Last offseason brought many changes in Los Angeles. The Lakers completed two blockbuster deals that brought star talents Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to Hollywood. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 6, 2013 / 11:10 am

Chris Paul’s Top 10 Crossovers

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Daymon Gardner)

[Happy birthday to one of our favorite players, Chris Paul. For his big day, check out this list we put together a little while back celebrating CP3's Top 10 Crossovers.]

Chris Paul is the best point guard in the NBA. There’s no debating that. Anything you need from a point guard Paul can do. Need assists? Paul dished 9.7 assists a night this season. Need defense? Paul led the league in steals with 2.4 a game. Need points? Paul was third in scoring on the Los Angeles Clippers with 16.4 a night (that number jumped to 22.8 in the playoffs). Need ballhandling? Paul dribbles like the basketball is just an extension of his fingers. Read More »

Smack / Jan 10, 2013 / 1:18 am

The Lakers Nearly Pull Off A Crazy Comeback; Brandon Jennings Lights It Up

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Everyone claims they have the answers for the Lakers problems this year. But there’s one that’s stumped Hollywood for over a decade: what to do with Tony Parker. In San Antonio’s wild three-point win over the Lakers, Parker looked like he was running his own pick-n-roll drill, and barely broke a sweat on his way to 24 points and six dimes. The Spurs needed all of that, as they nearly let a 17-point lead slip away before Manu Ginobili (19 points, eight rebounds) hit the biggest shot of the night: a wing triple in the final minute. Read More »

Smack / Nov 21, 2012 / 1:33 am

Kobe Helps Usher In A New Era; A College Player Scores 138 Points In One Game

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (photo. Nike)

With Mike D’Antoni literally sitting in Phil Jackson‘s old seat (and even walking like him) along the Staples Center sideline, the new Lakers era didn’t exactly start according to plan. They couldn’t make free throws (19-for-37). They couldn’t make shots. They couldn’t even stop Brook Lopez. But down the stretch, their defense was suffocating, and Kobe Bryant (25 points) hit enough free throws to hold off Brooklyn, 95-90. Read More »

Video / Oct 18, 2011 / 4:30 pm

This Is What Happens When NBA Players Takeover A High School

“We came to put on a show,” said Derrick Williams, and that’s exactly what he did. About a month ago, Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif., hosted a three-day, four-team exhibition tournament to raise money for the school’s athletic department. And since countless NBA players spend their offseason training there, everyone decided to come out. Dubbed the “Short Summer Pro League,” the games featured Williams, Andre Iguodala, Brandon Knight, Jordan Hamilton, Kenneth Faried, Ed Davis, Julian Wright, Darius Morris, and Devin Ebanks. After already showing you Day 1, check out the highlights from Day 2 that were just released…


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Video / Sep 22, 2011 / 12:30 pm

This Is What Happens When NBA Players Takeover A High School

“We came to put on a show,” said Derrick Williams, and that’s exactly what he did. This past weekend, Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif., hosted a three-day, four-team exhibition tournament to raise money for the school’s athletic department. And since countless NBA players spend their offseason training there, everyone decided to come out. Dubbed the “Short Summer Pro League,” the games featured Williams, Andre Iguodala, Brandon Knight, Jordan Hamilton, Kenneth Faried, Ed Davis, Julian Wright, Darius Morris, and Devin Ebanks. With that, check out the highlights from Day 1…


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College, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 22, 2011 / 11:00 am

Dime NBA Mock Draft 4.0

Brandon Knight

Brandon Knight (photo. UK Athletics)

Can you believe it, the 2011 NBA Draft is under 36 hours away and most teams have an idea of what they are going to do. A few picks seem locked in, but other than that, this is going to possibly be the wildest and most unpredictable draft in recent memory. With new information and chatter, here is how things look to shake out on June 23rd at the Prudential Center in New Jersey: Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 21, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Michigan’s Darius Morris Getting Advice From John Wall

Darius Morris

Darius Morris (photo. University of Michigan)

As the final seconds ticked off the clock during Michigan’s third-round NCAA Tournament loss to Duke, Darius Morris took a shot that he’s made countless times before. He had made it earlier in the game. It was a shot that, according to him, he normally always makes.

“I got a good look and the shot went out,” says Morris of his last shot attempt in a Michigan uniform. “Everybody thought the shot was falling in, especially me. And when it didn’t, it just was a crazy feeling.”

It was a feeling that left Morris in a tricky position. The star point guard had a decision to make: stay at school, or leave early for the NBA? He ultimately chose to pursue his lifelong dream. Read More »

College, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 14, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Dime NBA Mock Draft 3.0

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (photo. Jon Gardiner/Duke Photography)

The NBA Draft Combine was about a month ago, and a whirlwind of changes have since transpired. At the top we are seeing consistency, especially up to Sacramento at pick No. 7, but after that the show begins. With workouts happening daily, chatter at its highest possible magnitude and the rumors swirling left and right, it is time for a new addition of the Dime NBA Mock Draft. This time of year prospects are working their hardest, agents are earning their money and teams are doing their utmost diligence to find the future of their franchise. This is how we see it today: Read More »