TAG: dirk nowitzki

Video / Oct 31, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons Rap As Mavericks’ “Run DMC”

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Dallas Mavericks YouTube)

The only thing better than watching the Dallas Mavericks play offense? Taking in this immensely enjoyable video of Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, and Chandler Parsons rapping as D-Town’s “Run DMC.” Read More »

Video / Oct 29, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Watch Dirk Nowitzki Take Two Tumbles While Checking Boris Diaw

Dirk Nowitzki, Boris Diaw

Dirk Nowitzki, Boris Diaw (photo. r/nba squanchy56)

Boris Diaw didn’t “drop” Dirk Nowitzki last night. The Frenchman didn’t cross his fellow import, or even fake the pride of Germany to the ground. Nowitzki simply twice slipped on the same spot slick floor. We’ll admit this, though: Diaw certainly wouldn’t have made Dirk look so silly if this were the mid-200s. Read More »

Smack / Oct 28, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dirk Says Dinners Are On Chandler Parsons Because “It’s My Money Anyway”

Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons

Dirk Nowitzki took a massive paycut on the deal he signed with the Dallas Mavericks this summer. Despite the 36 year-old holding max-level offers from the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, and undoubtedly many more, Dirk signed on Mark Cuban’s dotted line for a paltry $25 million over three seasons so Dallas could ink Chandler Parsons to a contract carrying a $15 million salary while maintaining future financial flexibility. Talk about team first. Read More »

NBA / Oct 22, 2014 / 1:30 pm

NBA GMs Pick LeBron James For MVP, Spurs To Repeat As Champions In Survey

Tony Snell, LeBron James

According to those most in the know, the NBA’s rich will be even richer after 2014-2015. In a wide-ranging, anonymous survey conducted by NBA.com’s John Schumann, league general managers predict LeBron James to win MVP and the San Antonio Spurs to repeat as champions this season. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 21, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch Vince Carter Reject Dirk Nowitzki At The Rim

Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter

New Memphis Grizzlies veteran wing Vince Carter faced off with his old team, the Dallas Mavericks, on Monday night. Despite only playing for eight minutes and recording just three points, the 37-year-old showed off his legendary vertical on the defensive end in the closing seconds of the first quarter. Read More »

Video / Oct 20, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Epic Phantom Cam Hype Video For 2014-2015 Exhibits Emotion, Intensity Of NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Sam Cooper YouTube)

The wait is almost over. Basketball is nearly here. The 2014-2015 season is just over one week away, so it’s time to whet your NBA appetite with this epic hype video that utilizes Phantom Cam to highlight the burning intensity of the league and its superstars. Read More »

NBA / Oct 16, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Michael Jordan Opposes LeBron & Dirk’s Appeals To Shorten Season

Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James

This coming Sunday, the Nets and Celtics will play a 44-minute exhibition game, the first of its kind. It’s an exploratory measure in an effort to give players more rest, and this is the first test case (not sure how one game provides enough information, but that’s a question for another time). LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki both publicly said they would support decreasing the number of games in the regular season, but that a 44-minute game wouldn’t have much of an impact. Then, Michael Jordan chimed in, and he was miffed why Dirk or LeBron would want to play fewer games. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 12, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Insanely Difficult, Dirk Nowitzki-Style Fadeaway

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. r/nba GIF)

Basketball is a copycat game. Given the incredible success that Dirk Nowitzki has enjoyed utilizing his patented one-legged fadeaway over the past 16 seasons, then, it’s been no surprise to see players like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant use it to great, effortless effect. Carmelo Anthony’s most recent iteration of Dirk’s signature move, though, is especially difficult – even if he makes it seem anything but. Read More »

NBA / Oct 3, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Dirk Nowitzki: “The Sky Hook Is Still A Work In Progress”

Dirk Nowitzki

If Dirk Nowitzki can pull this off, defenders will absolutely helpless to stop him. After already quickening his shot release this summer, the Dallas Mavericks’ future Hall-of-Famer is apparently working on adding a sky hook to his offensive repertoire. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The Top 10 Offensive Players In The NBA Today

Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Blake Griffin

When Stephen Curry said he was a better offensive player than LeBron James, a lot of people guffawed. The fidelity of Steph’s answer can be debated — personally, we think it’s closer than most believe, and of course he’d choose himself — but the premise is an interesting way of looking at the game: Who exactly are the best offensive players in the NBA? Forgetting defense for a moment, here’s an attempt to rank, in order, the 10 best offensive players in the NBA today. Read More »