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NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Who’s Had The Better Career: Dirk Nowitzki Or Kevin Garnett?

Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki had some legendary matchups over the years. As two of the league’s best power forwards of their generation, and two who spent long portions of their primes in the Western Conference, they matched up throughout the season. Dirk was the skilled shooter; KG was the intense defender. Because they were so different, it makes this debate so fun. Read More »

NBA / Feb 25, 2014 / 10:40 am

Dirk Nowitzki Hits Buzzer-Beating Game-Winner Over Carmelo Anthony

Dirk Nowitzki, Carmelo Anthony

The Knicks looked to have broken through on Monday night with the Mavs in town. Dallas is a legitimate Western Conference playoff team and the Knicks were playing them dead-even through 47 minutes and 59 seconds. Carmelo Anthony scored 44 points on 7-of-12 from downtown and they were tied 108-108 with just 10.6 seconds left. But that’s when Dirk Nowitzki isolated against Anthony near the top of the free throw circle. Read More »

NBA / Feb 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 10 Greatest 1-On-1 Duels In NBA History

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Is there anything more attention grabbing than an individual battle between two Hall of Fame-bound players?

We were subject to it a few weeks ago when LeBron James and Kevin Durant went at it in Oklahoma City’s win over the Miami Heat. While the result is indicative of a lopsided affair favoring the Thunder, the battle between James and Durant was anything but as both players went for each other’s throat on one long-distance shot after another. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News / Jan 30, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Report: NBA All-Star Reserves Announced

Tim Duncan, Paul Millsap

During tonight’s TNT double-header they announced the reserves in the 2014 All-Star Game, and one name was noticeably absent out West. Tim Duncan missed out on his 15th All-Star selection despite helping the Spurs to the second-best record in the Western Conference, but his teammate, Tony Parker, made it as a reserve. There are also four first-time All-Stars among the reserves, all but one coming from the Eastern Conference. Lets get to them… Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 11:40 pm

Video: Dirk Nowitzki Scores His 26,000 Point In Mavs Loss

Dirk Nowitzki

The Rockets escaped with a 117-115 victory in Dallas tonight despite a monster game from Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki posted a reDIRKulous 13-for-21 night on his way to 38 points, one of which was the 26,000 point of his career. Despite the career milestone and the 17 rebounds he tacked on for good measure, Dirk has to be pissed the Mavs lost a close one to an in-state rival at home. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Players 35 And Older

Dirk Nowitzki

Father Time is undefeated and this has been well documented over the history of professional sports. At one time or another, every athlete that has appeared timeless is eventually defeated. The world of basketball offers a unique realm of competition, in which players can compete at a high level into their late 30s and even beyond in some special cases. In 2014, we are still marveling over how teams are comprised of players primarily over the age of 30, such as the Mavericks and Spurs, who still manage to remain in playoff contention in the toughest conference. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 20 Best Signature Moves In NBA History

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

When you are playing basketball, there is always that time when you catch yourself imitating a move one of your favorite players did. I can remember when I was younger trying to imitate Jamal Crawford‘s shake-n-bake move, a move he usually pulls off on a fast break when he will dribble the ball behind his back and bring it back around as fast as he can, losing his defender. Let’s just say it did not work out for me (reason No. 76 why I am a writer). Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Jan 23, 2014 / 1:15 pm

The 12 Players Who Should Make The West All-Star Team This Year

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

Can we just skip the All-Star Game and the next three months of basketball and just get to the Western Conference playoffs already?

In fact, just simulate the East to the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, so that there’s more air time for the playoffs out West. Just listing these names alone has peaked my excitement and intrigue into the possibilities and scenarios we may encounter once the postseason begins. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Western Conference Starting Lineups

Dirk Nowitzki

Not everyone can have the same history as the L.A. Lakers or even the San Antonio Spurs. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Western Conference starting lineups. From Wilt all the way down to Wally — yes, Wally Szczerbiak — here are the top players at every position for every West franchise. Read More »

NBA / Jan 9, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The 15 Best Shooting Duos In NBA History

Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry

It’s rare when you can have two extremely gifted shooters on your team. The game just flows easier when you have multiple guys that can knock down shots from the stripe. After their breakout performances in last year’s playoffs, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (also known as “The Splash Brothers”) received the ultimate praise from their head coach Mark Jackson when he said in the Western Conference Semifinals last May, “I said I’ve got the greatest shooting backcourt that’s ever played the game.” Read More »