TAG: DeAndre Jordan

GIFs, NBA, Video / Mar 30, 2014 / 1:35 pm

Brandon Knight Excorcises DJ Demons With Block Of Birdman

Brandon Knight, Chris Andersen

Brandon Knight, Chris Andersen (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

The Heat came into Milwaukee’s dilapidated BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday night, and stomped a Bucks team that’s been getting stomped all season. But despite the 88-67 shellacking at the hands of the 2-time defending champs, Milwaukee’s Brandon Knight rose for a block on Chris Andersen that has to alleviate some of the stink from last season’s stank face DeAndre Jordan slam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 28, 2014 / 11:45 am

Blake Griffin’s Lob For The Dazzling DJ Dunk

Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan

It’s become commonplace to see Blake Griffin on the receiving end of a towering alley-oop slam any time the Clippers get out in transition. A lot less frequently, we see Griffin actually leading the fast-break and lobbing the alley-oop himself. In the case of Thursday night’s 109-103 win in Dallas, Griffin found DeAndre Jordan, and the results were pretty spectacular. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 9, 2014 / 4:27 pm

Video: Chris Paul’s Off-The-Backboard Lob To DJ

DeAndre Jordan (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

DeAndre Jordan (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

The Clippers withstood a rally by the Hawks in the fourth to escape a meeting Saturday night with a 109-108 win that could have gone to an extra session if Jeff Teague had made both his free throws with a second remaining. But Blake Griffin continues to lead the way for the Clippers, shooting 11-of-19 from the field for a game-high 27 points. Despite Blake’s continued excellent, it was Chris Paul‘s off-the-backboard lob for the DeAndre Jordan slam that drew the “oohs and aahs.” Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 3, 2014 / 12:15 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (3.3)

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s Gerald Green week in the most recent edition of the top ten dunks over the past seven days.

Green reaffirmed himself as the league’s top dunker with a pair of scintillating jams in the half-court, performing his usual floating routine that continues to captivate audiences and bewilder scientists to this day. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 12:30 pm

10 Bold Predictions For The NBA’s Second Half

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony (Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

We’re technically past the halfway point in the NBA season, but really, let’s be serious: Things don’t start to heat up until after the All-Star break. Now we’re on the cusp of the trade deadline, and soon teams will be fighting for playoff spots and lottery ping-pong balls. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 10 Best NBA Players Who May Never Be All-Stars

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

Before the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend, we knew which studs would be playing, but that was never the fun part. We’d rather talk about who should’ve made it. Did you really think Anthony Davis deserved to be an All-Star before DeMarcus Cousins? The season that Cousins is having still blows my mind that he didn’t make the All-Star team, although we all know why: His team is terrible. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 2, 2014 / 2:54 pm

Video: Jamal Crawford’s Sick Lob To DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Clippers – Utah matchup on Saturday night started off closer than many thought after the Jazz kept the Clips bottled up in the first half. But LA took off in the second half, out-scoring the Jazz 34-23 in the third quarter as they took control of the game to cruise to a 102-87 victory at Staples Center. Towards the tail-end of that big third quarter, the Jazz doubled up on Jamal Crawford after a DeAndre Jordan pick. DJ rolled to the hoop unabated and rocked the rim from high up after the Crawford lob. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Top 15 Players We Want To See In The Dunk Contest

Gerald Green

Gerald Green (photo. Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

In the modern NBA dunk contest we rarely get to see who we truly want. We saw legendary performances in the past, from showdowns between Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins in the 1980s to Nate Robinson and Dwight Howard in the late 2000s. For a while now though, the NBA dunk contest has been lacking something: star power. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 12:45 pm

NBA’s Best Night For Big Men Since 1978

Anderson Varejao, DeAndre Jordan

Anderson Varejao, DeAndre Jordan (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

NBA action on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day favored the big fellas inside the paint even though the league is increasingly becoming a perimeter, guard-oriented league. On Monday night, five players grabbed at least 20 rebounds in a game. It was the first time five NBA players had broken the 20-rebound plateau on the same night since the 1984-85 season. But those guys also scored at least 15 points, and it was the first time five players had achieved the 15-point, 20-rebound performance on the same night since way back before the contemporary game, in 1978. Read More »