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All-Star, D-League, NBA / Feb 12, 2010 / 9:00 am

The Best Dunk Contest Nobody Is Talking About

James White at the 2009 D-League Dunk Contest

James White at the 2009 D-League Dunk Contest

It seems this year’s All-Star Weekend is just full of dunk contests. From the dunk-in during the Rookie/Sophomore game, to the search for the nation’s best amateur dunker in the inaugural Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown, to the actual dunk contest during All-Star Saturday Night, there will be more 10s out than a Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot. But there’s one dunk contest that nobody’s really talking about, and it just so happens to feature some of the most talented aerial artists around. That’s right folks, I’m talking about the dunk contest during tonight’s D-League Dream Factory. Read More »

Smack / Oct 14, 2009 / 4:17 am

Rondo and Rasheed take over for Boston; Capt. Jack loses his title

rajon rondo

Rajon Rondo (photo. Christian Kozowyck)

The Big Three had the night off Tuesday (as did Mike Sweetney, so maybe that’s like The Big Five), leaving Rajon Rondo and Rasheed Wallace to carry the load in the Celtics’ win over the Nets. ‘Sheed posted 20 points and nine boards before tweaking his ankle in the third quarter, taking turns shooting Yi Jianlian‘s face off and beasting Ed Najera in the post; Rondo had 18 points and 13 dimes and took over in the fourth quarter. Big Baby helped seal the W by showing some vertical and swatting Courtney Lee on one of NJ’s last possessions, then getting a key offensive board on a Rondo missed FT in the final seconds. Read More »

College / Apr 14, 2009 / 10:49 am

Greg Paulus Is Getting NFL Looks

Greg Paulus

Over his four years at Duke, Greg Paulus proved one thing: he really isn’t that good at basketball. But the former Gatorade Football Player of the Year in New York hasn’t proved that he can’t play on the gridiron just yet. His opportunity to do so came recently with the Green Bay Packers, who worked out the former QB. Read More »