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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 »

NBA / Dec 31, 2013 / 1:15 pm

Who’s Better: Dirk Nowitzki Or Blake Griffin?

Blake Griffin, Dirk Nowitzki

Have you heard anything about Dirk Nowitzki this year? We haven’t, and it feels weird. Dirk is still one of the game’s best shooters. He’s still averaging 21.3 points on nearly 50/40/90 shooting splits and has a PER of 23.49, good enough for 10th-best in the league. Dallas is looking like a playoff team at 18-13. And even Mark Cuban, always outspoken, believes the big German is still one of the NBA’s 10 best players. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 12, 2013 / 1:50 am

Video: Stephen Curry Drains The Game-Winner To Beat Dallas

Stephen Curry

The Warriors have been involved in some of the most exciting games so far this year, but the Oracle Arena crowd probably wishes the Dubs didn’t cut things quite as close as they did Wednesday night when Dallas came to town and held a lead for most of the game. Stephen Curry led a 16-point second half comeback and hit the game-winner with under two seconds left. Read More »

NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The 15 Biggest Surprises Of The NBA Season So Far

Eric Bledsoe

With the 2013-14 regular season reaching the conclusion of its first quarter, it’s time to look at some of the more surprising developments after the first 20-odd games. We haven’t yet reached Christmas and the lead-up to the 2014 All Star Game in New Orleans is still around two months away, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some developments that caught a lot of people off guard. Read More »