TAG: Doc Rivers

NBA / Apr 9, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Jamal Crawford on Doc & Defense, Seattle Love, Age Minimums & More

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

For years, we’ve watched Jamal Crawford with our jaws dropped following his usual brilliance with a basketball. Then we waited, agog, for his next incredible offensive display because they usually came in bunches. Just as often, we heard from people around the NBA that we were unlikely to speak with a more intelligent, thought-provoking, but — more importantly — also the most genuine guy in all of the NBA. After chatting with Crawford on Tuesday before their matchup tonight against the Thunder, we can say that Crawford’s kindness, team-first attitude and nimble basketball mind made our 30 minute conversation one of the most enjoyable we’ve ever had. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 10:50 am

Report: Danny Granger To Sign With Clippers Today

Danny Granger, J.J. Redick

Danny Granger, J.J. Redick (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

After a last-minute trade between the Pacers and Sixers at the trade deadline, Danny Granger was Philadelphia bound. But the smooth-shooting small forward quickly reached a buyout agreement so he wouldn’t have to slog through Sam Hinkie‘s rebuilding process in the city of Brotherly Love. That meant Granger was a free agent, and sources informed Candace Bucker of the Indianapolis Star last night, Granger will sign with the Clippers once he clears waivers later today. Read More »

NBA / Jan 17, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The Top 10 NBA Coach Of The Year Candidates

Frank Vogel

Doc Rivers, referee Gary Zielinski (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Many NBA pundits are quick to tell you it’s a player’s league, and in many respects that’s true. Without a game-changing talent like LeBron James or Kevin Durant, it’s hard to compete with the league’s upper echelon.

Ignoring the impact of a good coach would be foolish, however, as we see from year to year the impact that an upgrade on the bench can bring to a team. Unless your team is one of the top seeds, coaches usually receive too much blame for failure and not enough credit in periods of success. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Dec 26, 2013 / 10:30 am

Blake Griffin Calls The Warriors “Cowardly” Following Ejection

Blake Griffin, Andrew Bogut (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Blake Griffin, Andrew Bogut (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Following his ejection during the last Christmas Day game on Wednesday night, Clippers forward Blake Griffin didn’t hold back with reporters. He described the events that led to his ejection as “cowardly basketball,” almost guaranteeing another exciting game when these two teams face off for the third time on January 30 next year. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Dec 17, 2013 / 9:30 am

GIF: Gregg Popovich Steals Stephen Jackson’s Headband

(Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

(Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

New Clippers forward Stephen Jackson has had two runs with Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs. His latest ended acrimoniously before their San Antonio’s championship run last season. But Jackson has no hard feelings and when his new team the Clippers beat up on Popovich’s Spurs on Monday night, Popovich even had a little fun with Captain Jax. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

15 Colleges That Produce The Best NBA Players

Vince Carter

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

With All-Stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard running the league from an attention standpoint, it’s hard to argue that high schoolers can’t make the successful jump to the NBA. Even international players like Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had Hall of Fame careers after coming to the states. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:30 pm

Doc Rivers Receives A Standing Ovation In Return To Boston

Doc Rivers back in Boston

On Wednesday night, Doc Rivers returned to the TD Garden for the first time since he became the head coach of the Clippers, and the Boston fans greeted the former championship-winning Celtics coach him with a standing ovation. Read More »

NBA / Nov 11, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The 5 NBA Games You Need To Watch This Week (11.11)

John Wall

John Wall (photo. adidas Basketball)

The NBA gave fans a great week of basketball in the second week of the 2013-14 season. There were a few upsets, a couple of comebacks, and plenty of matchups that made the fans rise to their feet and go wild. Week 2 in the NBA season proved there is nothing predictable in basketball. There are 52 games in the schedule this week (Monday-Sunday). What are the five must-see games of Week 3? Let’s find out. Read More »

NBA / Nov 8, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Why The Clippers Will Make The NBA Finals

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Daymon Gardner)

The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t had expectations this high in years. Since Chris Paul joined the team they have made strides, becoming a title contender and increasing their win total by at least eight games in each of the last two seasons.

Despite having an average start to the season, the Clippers have shown glimpses of a team ready to push their way into being a top team in the NBA. Read More »

NBA / Nov 1, 2013 / 11:45 am

5 Things We’ve Learned So Far From The NBA Season

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

The NBA has finally returned and after the first few days every team is back in action. Bodies are fresh, players are coming back from injuries and almost everyone is optimistic. The state of the NBA is full of hope.

Unfortunately for many, the NBA is a long season and those great aspirations can be quickly turned around due to injury or just misplaced expectations. Read More »