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 »
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Stop if you’ve heard this before: A promising Portland Trail Blazer is facing another in a series of injuries, crippling a potential once thought to be sky-high. Yes, the injury cycle has returned to Portland, this time with third-year guard Elliot Williams. The former Memphis guard and 22nd pick of the 2010 NBA Draft has had fans quietly murmuring about his leaping dating back to his rookie season, and late last year his limited playing time was showing signs for optimism in his all-around game, too. Read More »
It’s protocol for a team’s brass to anoint a new acquisition with all sorts of titles: He has untapped potential…he was underutilized for so long…he’s an even better person off the court…he’s so unselfish and can’t wait to finish out his career here. Politically correct answers often infect press conferences, fans get blown up with new expectations, and the resulting hype either consumes or electrifies. Mark Cuban isn’t shy at all about talking up his players. He went so far as to say his team in Dallas is better off without Deron Williams. Hard to believe. Read More »
There aren’t many basketball fans outside of the Northwest that realize Elliot Williams can sky. Ask Danny Green. Earlier this season, Williams dunked on his face off an alley-oop. The Blazer backup is also REALLY good at video games. Turns out he has another unknown talent: Chess. Williams recently hit up the Vernon Chess Club with the goal of playing 18 different games of chess at once. Okay, so Forget being another Michael Jordan. Williams is the next Bobby Fischer. So what if he played against a bunch of kids probably still learning their time tables. 18 is 18. Read More »
Two weeks into Jeremy Lin’s Mach-speed rise to fame, more intel comes out daily about his crazier-than-fiction journey. Specifically, just how fine a line he walked from being another nobody to the most popular guy from New York City to Palo Alto, Calif.
Case in point: Reports have shown the Knicks were considering cutting the point guard soon after their game with New Jersey on Feb. 4. He needed the chance to play and got it against the Nets, which led to 25 points and seven assists, which led to the chance to score 28 against the Jazz three days later, which led to world domination (or something close to it) now. Read More »
Elliot Williams had BY FAR the best game of his season last night, scoring 17 in 18 minutes as the Blazers shrink-wrapped San Antonio at home by 40. We should thank Gregg Popovich, who decided to hold out and rest Tony Parker and Tim Duncan because this in turn caused Portland to explode for 137 points, which gave Williams some extended PT, which gave him the platform to catch an alley-oop in Danny Green‘s face. Nasty. He also had another sick one-handed dunk as well, which is on page two. Read More »
The Portland Trail Blazers have a considerable dose of fantasy appeal. They boast five players who can feasibly be taken in the first half of most standard-sized drafts, which is an impressive feat. Armed with a new, able point guard, the Blazers should be a darling for fantasy owners whenever the league resumes. And if the knees of its hometown hero and hometown bust hold up during a shortened season — wait, let’s not get too greedy. Read More »
While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV who their pick is for Rookie of the Year.
While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV one thing that most people don’t know about them.
While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV who they’d call if they could get any girl’s number in the world.