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NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Charles Barkley Claims Kawhi Leonard Is “A Top 10 or 15 Player In The NBA”

Kawhi Leonard, Dirk Nowitzki

Maybe it was bombast, or the result of Kawhi Leonard hanging 16 points and 16 rebounds on the Mavs last night in Dallas, including a game-clinching three-pointer in the final minute, but Charles Barkley proclaimed the third-year wing, “a top 10 or 15 player in the NBA.” Kawhi certainly looked the part during a coast-to-coast sprint against the Mavs that culminated in a dunk Dirk Nowitzki wanted no part in trying to prevent. Read More »

NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 1:01 am

Rick Carlisle Says Dirk Nowitzki Is One Of The 12 Best Of All Time

Rick Carlisle, Dirk Nowitzki

Earlier this week, Dallas legend Dirk Nowitzki dropped in yet another mid-range jumper and passed Oscar Robertson for 10th place on the all-time scoring list. In an interview with ESPN radio on the Thursday before the Spurs played in Dallas, Dirk’s coach, Rick Carlisle, made the case that Nowitzki — now in his 16th season — was one of the 12 best players of all time. Read More »

NBA / Apr 9, 2014 / 10:45 am

Dirk Nowitzki Moves Into Top 10 All-Time In Career Points

Dirk Nowitzki

In the here and now, last night’s Mavs win over the Jazz in Utah kept the pressure on Phoenix and Memphis for the final playoff spot in the tightly packed Western Conference playoff race. But in the broader sense, it was a hallmark night for career excellence after a smooth mid-range jumper from near the elbow — what else — Dirk Nowitzki moved past Oscar Robertson into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Fitting that he made his climb into the top 10 on the same night his former Mavs teammate and good friend also moved up a spot on another career list. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 2, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: Stephen Curry Game-Winning OT Buzzer-Beater

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon

The sports world may be focused on the Final Four in Arlington this week, but Tuesday night’s NBA game in Dallas provided early fireworks for the fans. Forty-eight minutes of basketball wasn’t enough for the Warriors and the Mavs, and overtime proved to be just as thrilling. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 26, 2014 / 4:06 am

Video: Dirk Nowitzki Outduels Kevin Durant In OT

Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant

It was a clinic of Dirk Nowitzki step-back jumpers — usually off one foot from the mid-range on Tuesday night in Dallas. The Mavs needed vintage Dirk if they were going to have any chance of surviving Kevin Durant‘s 43 points. But Rick Carlisle‘s team won it down the stretch and Nowitzki hit the dagger from deep with a minute left in OT to seal a 128-119 win. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter, We Reminisce / Mar 24, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The First Tweets Of 25 NBA Stars

Twitter

Twitter has turned into the ESPN of the social media world, especially for our favorite hoopers. It’s a place where the average person can see what Kevin Durant is thinking on a Sunday afternoon, or Kobe‘s daily thoughts. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

Sacramento Kings

As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 11:45 am

Who’s In? Who’s Out? Breaking Down The Western Conference Playoff Race

Stephen Curry

The NBA’s Western Conference is stacked with teams that have a chance to make a deep playoff run, but only one team can represent the West in the NBA Finals. The NCAA Tournament is right around the corner for all the college fans, but the NBA might have it’s own version with four teams fighting for the final three playoff spots in the West. Read More »

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 »