TAG: dirk nowitzki

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 »

Latest News / Sep 22, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Report: Dirk Nowitzki Worked On Speeding Up Shot Release This Summer

Dirk Nowitzki

Holger Geschwinder has become something to close a mythical figure for his role in helping German countryman Dirk Nowitzki reach NBA superstardom. Dirk’s famed mentor and shot doctor, Geschwinder works with Nowitzki every summer before the coming season to add to his pupil’s “toolbox.” The focus this time around? Speeding up Nowitzki’s unblockable shot release. Read More »

Video / Sep 18, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Watch Dirk Nowitzki’s Acoustic Rendition of This David Hasselhoff Hit

Dirk Nowitzki, Stefan Raab

This is hard to explain to American audiences because “The Hoff” as he’s pegged with tongue, firmly in cheek, is best known for being the old dad lifeguard on Baywatch. Not so in Germany, where he’s perhaps one of their more lauded musical artists (not a sentence one would normally associate with Hasslhoff. The former Baywatch star also has an ardent supporter in Dirk Nowitki, the best German basketball player of all time. Dirk recently went on entertainer Stefan Raab‘s show in his native Germany where the pair had an acoustic guitar duel with Dirk singing The Hoff’s version of “Looking For Freedom.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Tyson Chandler Says He’s Better Now Than In 2011

Tyson Chandler

After the Dallas Mavericks shocked the Miami Heat in 2011 by capturing their first championship in franchise history, owner Mark Cuban decided to let their defensive bulwark, Tyson Chandler, walk. Chandler signed a four-year, $47 million sign-and-trade that sent him to the Knicks so Cuban could avoid the dreaded luxury tax payments as part of the 2011 CBA while plotting a final title run before Dirk Nowitzki retired. Cuban brought Chandler back this summer in the Jose Calderon swap, and the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year says he’s even better than in 2011. Read More »