TAG: Desmond Mason

NBA / Jul 12, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Former Slam Dunk Champ Desmond Mason & The NBA’s Best Actors

Desmond Mason

I always figured that if Desmond Mason ever became known for something outside of the NBA, it would be as an artist. The former slam dunk champ was always a great painter, but apparently wants to try something else. Mason says he will play a resident of an insane asylum in a comedy movie called “Just Crazy Enough.” Read More »

NBA / Mar 17, 2010 / 5:02 pm

My Top 10 Favorite Sonics of the Past 25 Years

Sonics

My favorite team wore green, too. No, the Seattle Supersonics don’t perfectly blend into the St. Patrick’s Day theme — we damn sure aren’t lucky, although the whole situation does make you feel like drinking sometimes — but I’m going to steal Aron’s idea anyway and commemorate the holiday with my 10 favorite Sonics: Read More »

NBA / Dec 15, 2009 / 6:11 pm

Trading Away The Future

Andrew Bynum (photo. Jeff Forney)

Andrew Bynum (photo. Jeff Forney)

Of all the WTF-inducing headlines I expected to see coming from Golden State Warriors camp this season, Anthony Randolph is on the trading block” definitely wasn’t one of them.

Not to say I straight-up inhaled the Kool-Aid being served around the Bay Area over the summer, but I could originally see why a lot of people would think Randolph is the future of the franchise. Read More »

Smack / Nov 1, 2009 / 2:02 am

Old-Fashioned Butt Cooking

Tony Parker

Breaking down the first-week performances of the serious 2010 title contenders, Spurs announcer Sean Elliott messed up his words and said the Lakers took an “old-fashioned butt cooking” from the Mavs on Friday night. As it turns out, that was the best way to describe what the Spurs were about to do to the Kings on Saturday … Despite Sacramento starting probably the worst frontcourt in the League (Jason Thompson, Sean May, Desmond Mason), it was one of those nights where Tim Duncan didn’t have to do much and could let the smaller guys go to work. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 19, 2009 / 5:11 pm

Oklahoma City Thunder ’09-10 NBA season preview

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Jared McMillen)

Last year we debuted the “Highs and Lows” system — previewing the NBA season by predicting the respective ceiling and basement for each team. Same theme, different season…

Added: James Harden, Byron Mullens, Serge Ibaka, Etan Thomas, Robert Vaden, Kevin Ollie

Lost: Desmond Mason, Earl Watson, Damien Wilkins, Robert Swift, Malik Rose, Chucky Atkins Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2009 / 2:46 pm

Sacramento Kings ’09-10 NBA season preview

Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans

NBA training camps are underway, meaning it’s time again for Dime’s team-by-team season previews. Last year we debuted the “Highs and Lows” system — predicting the respective ceilings and basements for each team. In other words, what is the realistic best-case and worst-case scenario for the 2009-10 campaign?

Added: Tyreke Evans, Omri Casspi, Jon Brockman, Sergio Rodriguez, Sean May, Desmond Mason Read More »

Smack / Sep 18, 2009 / 4:17 am

Rudy, Pau & Rubio stomp France; Gilbert Arenas’ big mouth is back

Rudy Fernandez

Rudy Fernandez

Even before the tournament field was set, Spain vs. France was the most anticipated matchup at the FIBA European Championships. With both squads only missing a couple of their high-profile players — Jose Calderon and Sergio Rodriguez for Spain, Joakim Noah and Mickael Pietrus for France — these were clearly the two most star-studded rosters and favorites in the tourney. Throw in the drama of Spain looking very vulnerable thanks to some early-round struggles, and it was at least expected to be interesting. But then in yesterday’s quarterfinal matchup, Spain laid the hammer down in a 20-piecing that wasn’t even competitive. Rudy Fernandez (16 pts, 6 stls, 5 rebs) knocked down three triples in the first quarter as Spain got out to a blazing start and never looked back. Read More »

NBA / Sep 3, 2009 / 11:15 am

The Denver Nuggets Need To Make This Move Right Now

Bruce Bowen

Last year the Nuggets finished 54-28, won the Northwest Division and pushed the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. What did they do this offseason? Lose Linas Kleiza to Europe, lose Dahntay Jones to Indiana and lose J.R. Smith to a seven-game suspension. So while the other elite teams in the West reloaded this summer, it’s about time Denver does the same. Read More »

Smack / Aug 10, 2009 / 6:52 am

Digging through the free-agent scrap heap, and Isiah’s stomping with the big dogs

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas

Nothing happened in basketball yesterday. Really. The Celtics are still trying to find a way to make that sign-and-trade for Marquis Daniels work (a.k.a. ringing Chris Wallace‘s phone off the hook), the Hawks are looking to add another big man (those auditioning for the role include Joe Smith, Jason Collins, Stromile Swift and D-League MVP Courtney Sims), and Linzas Kleiza is getting closer and closer to signing with Olympiakos (Greece) and making it official that the Nuggets really lost ground on the whole improving-the-team thing this summer. Other than that, most of the weekend was dead basketball-wise, with the first NFL preseason game, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a Yankees/Red Sox series, and Tiger Woods involved in the last day of a tournament owning the headlines … Read More »

NBA / Jul 1, 2009 / 2:58 pm

OKC Thunder: One player away

Kevin Durant (photo. The Oklahoman)

Kevin Durant (photo. The Oklahoman)

Although the ’09 NBA free agent class isn’t as stacked as in years past — not to mention the League is being more thrifty than ever due to the slumping economy — teams still have holes they want to plug, and players have moves they want to make. As the negotiation period gets underway (players can’t officially sign until July 8), we’re breaking down each team’s free agent situation… Read More »