TAG: dirk nowitzki

NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Rick Carlisle Calls Gregg Popovich “The Greatest Coach In NBA History”

Rick Carlisle

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle won a title in 2011 with Dallas after leading some — in our opinion — underrated Pistons teams after Larry Brown left early in the millennia. His Mavs also put a dent in the Spurs’ seemingly impenetrable “force” in Game 2 Wed. night with a dominating 113-92 win on San Antonio’s home court. But he still says Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is, “The greatest coach in NBA history.” Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 18, 2014 / 11:45 am

Steve Nash Dines With Dirk In Episode 4 Of “The Finish Line”

Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash

Steve Nash‘s documentary series in conjunction with Grantland, “The Finish Line,” has been incredible behind-the-scenes look at the two-time MVP as he comes up on the end of his Hall-of-Fame career. Episode 4 might be the best yet when Nash reunites with his former Mavs partner, Dirk Nowitzki, to discuss what could have been if Nash had re-signed with the Mavericks. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

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 »