TAG: Doug Collins

NBA / Sep 25, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Doin’ It NFL-Style: The Top 10 Worst Calls In Basketball History

Marcus Camby

The call/non-call/dual-call/what was that call? that ended Monday night’s NFL game in Seattle against Green Bay left everyone, to steal a line from the final decision, in simultaneous confusion. U.S. Senators have called for reviews, President Obama has weighed in and Tim Donaghy‘s cell phone has likely been blowing up all morning for journalists asking for his take on the whole thing. Read More »

Smack / Sep 15, 2012 / 12:15 am

Shaq Knows Which Team Runs New York City; Chris Bosh Now Wants To Play Center In Miami

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O’Neal‘s movies make us want to wince (did you know he’s been in seven films?) but it doesn’t mean the big screen is out of his future. And we’re not talking about his cameo in “Grown Ups 2″ he’s got coming up. The Big Aristotle became The Big Projector on Friday when his newly renovated movie theater, the CityPlex 12, he co-owns in downtown Newark opened. Read More »

Smack / Aug 28, 2012 / 10:30 pm

The No. 1 Pick Sets His NBA Goals; Philly Has The Next Pau Gasol

Anthony Davis

We’re all for pushing the limits. When Kobe said he was skipping college to test himself in the NBA, we said “Do you, kid.” When Dirk Nowitzki said he wanted to stop shooting threes and work to become more of a post player, we thought it was a great move. Even when Pat Riley tried to turn Anthony Mason into a point-forward, we thought the plan might have potential. We’ve supported nearly every basketball move outside of the “Andrew Bynum Three-Point Program” but this summer’s No. 1 pick might be thinking just a lil’ too high. Read More »

Smack / Aug 27, 2012 / 1:00 am

Dirk Nowitzki “Bleeds Blue”; Kevin Durant’s Time Is Now

Dirk Nowitzki

The Mavericks have stayed on our radar more than Tropical storm Isaac in the south after owner Mark Cuban‘s rant about Jason Kidd, justification of not getting Deron Williams, and discussion of Jason Terry‘s place in Dallas lore. Sunday didn’t change much: speculation reigned supreme from another Mavericks’ headliner. This time though we had to pay attention, because it was Dirk Nowitzki on his future. Read More »

Smack / Aug 10, 2012 / 10:00 pm

U.S. Puts Argentina On Ice; Dwight Howard Is Officially A Laker

Team USA

In what’s becoming old hat this Olympic men’s basketball tournament, Kobe became the sixth U.S. player with double-digit scoring in a single quarter when he had 13 — halfway through the first on Friday. The U.S., and really Kobe, was rolling like a truck going downhill at the start of the semifinal game against Argentina. The finish was 109-83 Team USA and the destination is now the gold medal match. It looked like a sure thing right from the start. Read More »

Smack / Jul 18, 2012 / 10:49 pm

Jeremy Lin Preferred To Stay In New York; Kobe Calls A David Stern Idea “Stupid”

Jeremy Lin

Now that Lindecision 2012 is all over, and Jeremy Lin is going to be formerly introduced as a Houston Rocket sometime soon, we need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. No, we’re not talking about how, for once, the Knicks resisted the urge to indulge as they have so many times before (even though, for once, there were PLENTY of reasons to do it). We’re talking about how we got here. Lin never wanted to leave New York, and opened up about it to SI.com yesterday. Read More »

Smack / Jul 18, 2012 / 2:51 am

Kris Humphries Takes A Shot At Kanye West; Andray Blatche Gone In Washington

Kanye West

We’ve seen a few rapper vs. NBA player beefs. J.R. Smith and Joe Budden had themselves a little girl fight over Twitter, and there were recent rumors suggesting Lil Wayne and James Harden were fighting over Trina. But for the most part, the two sides have lived in harmony. Thankfully, the whole Kanye West/Kris Humphries/Kim Kardashian love triangle didn’t pop open and burst because that one actually had the potential to do some damage. Kanye certainly tried to – claiming on Twitter that he had been with Kim K while Humphries was married to her – but when has Kanye ever been anything other than a completely classless fool? Read More »

Smack / May 17, 2012 / 2:06 am

Kobe Can’t Close Against OKC; Pierce Leads A Rampage In Philly

Kobe Bryant

So much has been made about age in this year’s NBA playoffs that everybody is overthinking the obvious. Here’s all you need to know: Young teams (Clippers, Thunder, Sixers) don’t win championships without experience, while old teams (Spurs, Lakers, Celtics) don’t win championships without youthful energy. It’s no more complicated than that. Like everything else in basketball, you need a balance. Last night’s two conference semifinal games were split between one older, energetic squad whose signature vets played like it was 2004 again, and one younger, experienced squad that showed incredible fourth-quarter composure … Read More »

Smack / May 11, 2012 / 1:19 am

The 76ers Deliver A Final Blow; Ty Lawson Goes Atomic On L.A.

Andre Iguodala

Does a dwindling lead equal diminished confidence? It was the question on our mind Thursday as Chicago went from 12 down, to five down, to three up in the final minute. Philadelphia, after going Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol in the season’s final weeks before slipping in, was never the most headstrong team. This is a way of saying that when Doug Collins threw up his arms after the final buzzer in obvious jubilation, it was about relief as much as celebration. Read More »

Video / Mar 26, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Video: Will Smith Congratulates Doug Collins On His 400th Win

Will Smith

Last Friday, Doug Collins recorded his 400th win as a coach when his Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics. After the game, Sixers part owner, actor Will Smith, congratulated Collins.

“In west Philadelphia born and raised / On the playground where I spent most of my days”

Those iconic lyrics from the theme song of Smith’s popular sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” were not just created for the show. Smith actually grew up in Philly and is realizing a childhood dream by being a part owner of the Sixers – the team he’s been rooting for all his life. Read More »