TAG: Dominique Wilkins

NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 1:45 pm

10 NBA Stars Who Finished Careers In The Most Unexpected Places

Michael Jordan

The trajectory of a player’s career doesn’t always include the storybook ending of playing in the location that meant most to them. Often times, you’ll find veterans bouncing from franchise to franchise, what you might call ring chasing. As you’ll see in the case of the veterans on this list, the traditional colors they wore throughout their career were sometimes traded in for the colors of a team they rode the bench with. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Mar 5, 2014 / 10:15 am

Dominique Wilkins Is Blase About LeBron James’ 61-Point Game

Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins appears to be unimpressed with the 61-point explosion LeBron James unleashed against the Bobcats on Monday. Wilkins sent out a series of tweets appearing to downplay James’ game, criticizing both the contemporary NBA, the Bobcats’ lackluster defense and the assumption James has vaulted past Kevin Durant in the MVP race. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Twitter / Feb 15, 2014 / 9:48 pm

Watch Chris Bosh Hit Back-To-Back Half-Court Shots To Win Sears Shooting Stars Competition

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s usually his more famous teammates that get the pub, but the Heat’s Chris Bosh has now won the 2014 Sears Shooting Stars Competition two years in a row after winning again tonight with teammates, Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash. But Bosh was instrumental in the win after hitting two consecutive half-court shots to take the trophy. Read More »

NBA / Feb 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

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

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (photo. Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

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 »

Smack, We Reminisce / Jan 22, 2014 / 10:30 am

Dominque Wilkins Says He Was A Better Dunker Than Michael Jordan

Dominique Wilkins Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Dominique Wilkins Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The Human Highlight Film, Dominique Wilkins, was on the BS Report with Bill Simmons to discuss his immortal 1988 Dunk Contest showdown with Michael Jordan. ‘Nique thought he had won, and even told Grantland’s Editor-In-Chief, that MJ thought so, too. Read More »

NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Eastern Conference Starting Lineups

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

Not everyone can have the same history as the Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Eastern Conference starting lineups. From Michael Jordan all the way down to Kemba Walker — yes, Kemba Walker — here are the top players at every position for every East franchise. Read More »

NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

50 Best Nicknames In NBA History

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect”Paul Pierce

In many cases, what Pierce said was true (see what I did there?). Many guys on this list earned their nicknames for great play on the court, and by no coincidence most of the best players in the history of the league appear on this list. Others earned their nicknames from funny commercials or movies, while still more earned them for just funny looks. We stayed away from shortening of names like “T-Mac” and “J-Kidd” or initials like “KJ,” focusing simply on the best nicknames. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 15, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The NBA’s 50 Greatest Poster Dunks Of All Time

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Jordan Brand)

There are few things more enthralling and adrenaline-inducing than the art of the poster dunk. It may only be worth two points, but the feelings of awe and emotions of demoralization only seems to increase its worth. A dunk of such devastating magnitude could easily turn the tides of a game, switching momentum from one team to another. Read More »

College, NBA / Nov 11, 2013 / 10:45 am

Kevin Ware & Kobe Bryant Wager On First To Return To The Court

Andre Ware ESPN Sunday Conversation

The freaky-looking injury Kevin Ware suffered during last season’s NCAA Tournament had a nation simultaneously sympathetic and a little grossed out. The First Lady Michelle Obama, Kevin Durant, Charles Barkley and other athletes stepped forward to offer their condolences, but Kobe Bryant placed a wager with the Louisville Cardinals guard. Read More »