TAG: Dion Waiters

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Kyrie Irving Lashes Out At Media “Rumors” & Browns Receiver Josh Gordon

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

You’d think that Kyrie Irving would have been riding high after dropping a career-high 44 points against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night in overtime, but the Cavs lost, appropriately enough, and it was just the latest setback for the point guard that was the darling of the NBA during last season’s all-star weekend. Now he’s getting into beef with Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon and sending emotive twitter musings about all the “rumors and accusations” surrounding his future in Cleveland. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 10 Best Game-Winners In The NBA In 2014

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

There is nothing more beautiful or thrilling than a game-winning shot. When 48 minutes of blood, sweat and tears all comes down to one single moment, the art of basketball shines brightest. The feeling of your heart pounding when the game is on the line is arguably unmatched in this game we love. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Mar 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

ESPN’s LeBron James Tweet Pisses Off Cavs Fans

Dion Waiters, Bennett Salvatore

Dion Waiters, Bennett Salvatore (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

It was a pretty joyous moment for Cavs fans after Dion Waiters hit a buzzer-beating game-winner last night in Detroit. It was their first buzzer-beater since 2010, and moved them to within 3.5 games of Atlanta for a playoff spot. So of course ESPN Stats and Info sent a tweet out about the “first career buzzer-beater of LeBron James’ former team.” Read More »

NBA / Mar 26, 2014 / 11:10 pm

Video: Dion Waiters’ Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

Kyle Singler, Dion Waiters

Kyle Singler, Dion Waiters (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

Wednesday night’s game between the Cavs and the Pistons came down to the final possession after the Cavs went on a 10-2 rally late in the fourth. After a missed jumper from Brandon Jennings, the Cavs had one more shot at leaving Motor City with a victory. With 3.2 seconds remaining and the score at 96-95 in Detroit’s favor, Dion Waiters caught the inbounds pass, took a dribble, squared-up, and launched a 19-foot jumper from the right wing. The ball splashed through the net as the final buzzer blared, stunning the crowd at The Palace. Read More »

NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 4:45 pm

5 Incredible Stats From The NBA Season So Far (3.17)

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s that special time of the season, once again, where we take a look at the useful information that is NBA.com’s stat-tool: SportVU.

As you’ve seen in previous articles on the subject, SportVU can break down everything from percentages on catch-and-shoot jumpers and pull-ups, to the amount of touches a player gets per game. As a result, we have captured some intriguing stats that have told us who are some of the league’s best and worst drivers, the best passer in the league not named Chris Paul, and a championship-contender that’s chock full of rotation players that are constantly on the move. Read More »

NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Cleveland’s 5 Worst Mistakes Since LeBron Left

Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

On July 8, 2010, LeBron James told the nation, on national television mind you, that he would be taking his “talents” to South Beach. The rest is history: LeBron went on to reach the NBA Finals three straight years, winning both of the last two seasons, and has a strong chance of three-peating this season. Cleveland went into depression; the Cavs tied the longest losing streak in professional sports (26 games, the longest in NBA history), and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert went crazy ex-girlfriend on us, publicly scorning LeBron for leaving a city that he has no actual connection to (LeBron is from Akron, not Cleveland… something many forget through all this). Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The 10 Best Dunks In The NBA Last Week

James Johnson

James Johnson (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

It seems as if the All-Star Game only inspired players to throw down dunks that were far more vicious and creative than anything we saw in the first half of the season. Right out of the gate after the All-Star break, observers have been subject to some of the league’s best posters and alley-oops, whether they’re done by two players or only one, to start off the second half of the season. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 10:54 pm

Dion Waiters Posterizes Spencer Hawes, But Hyperextends His Knee

Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA is back in action tonight after the All-Star break in New Orleans, and a season filled with injuries also picked up right where it left off. In the closing minute of the first half on Tuesday night, Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters took advantage of an open lane provided by the Sixers’ defense, and drove to the bucket for a monster flush over Spencer Hawes. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 15, 2014 / 1:46 am

Dion Waiters Puts Tim Hardaway Jr. On Skates In Rising Stars Duel

Tim Hardaway, Jr., Dion Waiters

Tim Hardaway, Jr., Dion Waiters (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Even though Andre Drummond took home the (broken) Rising Stars Challenge MVP trophy, the game belonged to each team’s top scorers, Dion Waiters and Tim Hardaway Jr. The two squared off in the second half and unleashed a back-and-forth that made up for a flat opening session. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 12, 2014 / 12:44 am

Dion Waiters Spins For Sick Reverse Layup

Ben McLemore, Dion Waiters

Ben McLemore, Dion Waiters (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

After the Cavs rebounded a Kings miss in the final quarter Tuesday night, the Cavaliers’ Dion Waiters took the ball all the way for the bucket by beautifully spinning around the defense in the paint and finishing with a circus reverse layup. Read More »