TAG: Derek Harper

NBA / Apr 28, 2010 / 5:42 pm

Denver’s season rides on Chauncey Billups tonight

Chauncey Billups

Around this time last year, I wrote a feature on Chauncey Billups for Dime #49. The subhead on that story read like this:

Chauncey Billups was once the hyped rookie prospect, then the journeyman, who resurfaced to become world champion. One of the NBA’s most accomplished yet overlooked stars has now come home to Denver, where he has one thing left to do: Reclaim the belt in front of his hometown crowd.” Read More »

Smack / Feb 14, 2010 / 4:29 am

Nate Dogg Does It Again

Nate Robinson

Other than Nate Robinson making history as the first three-time champion, there really wasn’t anything memorable about last night’s NBA All-Star dunk contest. It was like one of those comedy movies that’s funny enough to get the job done while you’re in the theater, but 30 minutes after you leave you can’t remember any of the jokes … If there was a signature dunk from Nate, it was probably his last one in the finals, when he threw it off the glass and did a reverse jackknife, then went over to the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and danced with their pom-poms. Read More »

NBA / Sep 2, 2009 / 2:29 pm

Jerry Sloan Has No Beef With Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer

Being a Jazz fan can be very dramatic. We hold Kevin Federline-sized grudges and we take everything personally. Karl Malone wants to leave us for the Lakers? We hate you and will boo you. Rony Seikaly and Derek Harper don’t want to play in Salt Lake because of the lack of nightlife? Ditto.

Right now, Carlos Boozer is comfortably holding down the top spot on Jazz fans’ sh*t list. Previous to this summer, Boozer was already skating on thin ice with Utah fans because they feel his play is inconsistent, he doesn’t play hurt and he always expresses his interest in playing for Miami. Boozer’s inability to keep his mouth shut this summer was the final straw for Jazz nation. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2009 / 12:00 pm

NBA Fantasy Finals: 2004 Pistons vs. 1994 Knicks

Chauncey Billups

To clarify: Our NBA Fantasy Finals have nothing to do with the stat-driven “fantasy basketball” you play online. We’re taking NBA Finals teams throughout history and pitting them against each other to see what you think would happen. Assume both lineups are healthy, and the older team gets homecourt. Today it’s Ewing vs. Big Ben in their primes … Read More »