TAG: Gary Payton

NBA, Smack / Apr 16, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Gary Payton: Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook Not On My Level

Gary Payton

Gary Payton‘s never been one to hold back. MVP? Kevin Durant, no question. LeBron? He won it two years in a row, but now it’s a new era. Russell Westbrook? He’s the new-school point guard but there are only three real lead guards left. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 11, 2014 / 1:30 pm

15 Sneakers We Want To See On NIKEiD

Nike Kobe Prelude IV

Nike Kobe Prelude IV (photo. Nike Basketball)

NIKEiD has exploded from its initial clunky and slow infrastructure into a highly desirable, limited-run option for sneaker fans to deck out the latest Nike Basketball signature sneakers or the newest Air Max models, acting out their own fantasies like Tinker Hatfield. Read More »

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 »

NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Who Was Better: Allen Iverson Or Gary Payton?

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson (photo. Reebok)

On the surface, no two players were more polar opposites than Allen Iverson and Gary Payton. It was easy to fault AI for his low-efficiency shooting nights, his off-court habits and his disdain for practice just as it was simple to laud the Glove as the greatest defensive point guard ever. But honestly, the two players are more comparable than you think. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

Sacramento Kings

As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »

Ink / Feb 27, 2014 / 1:00 pm

4 Startling Tattoos Of NBA Players

Gary Payton tattoo

Gary Payton (photo. @mmmjennay)

To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, back on Tuesdays at 10/9c on Spike, the show is sponsoring “Tattoo Bracket 2014.” Vote on your favorite tattoos for your chance to win a trip for 2 to SXSW. Vote here. In an effort to amp you up for the amazing ink you’re going to vote on, check out four of our favorite NBA player-inspired tattoos. Read More »

Twitter / Feb 7, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Gary Payton Is Sad About Blockbuster’s Bankruptcy

Gary Payton, Charissa Thompson

Gary Payton, Charissa Thompson (photo. @FoxSportsLive)

You might not remember Blockbuster since we’re currently in a period where everyone’s got high-speed streaming services and video on demand, but the movie rental chain used to be the best place to find movies to watch at home. While that might sound anachronistic to the kids who think the 1990s are retro, it was an important destination for movie lovers way back when. The same goes for Gary Payton it seems as we learned last night on Twitter. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 23, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: Phil Jackson Says Michael Jordan Would Beat Kobe Bryant One-On-One

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

The all-time winningest head coach in NBA history, Phil Jackson, stopped by Fox Sports 1 yesterday to discuss the NBA, the Lakers, Kobe’s injury and some of the all-time greats. In a segment with Gary Payton and host Charissa Thompson, Jackson was given two NBA players and asked to answer which one would win in a battle of one-on-one. Obviously, the segment ended with the two players that have most directly help Phil win 11 NBA Championships: Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Phil’s answer was pretty definitive, but the story leading up to it is classic. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 16, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 20 Most Marketable NBA Players Ever

Penny Hardaway

Penny Hardaway

As basketball continues to grow as a globalized sport, NBA players are raking in more endorsements and more opportunities than ever before. While NBA players get paid millions to play the game of basketball, some make most of their money off endorsements and business ventures/partnerships with companies. It is the only reason we see Kobe Bryant endorsing a Turkish airline, taking selfies around the world with soccer great Lionel Messi. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Western Conference Starting Lineups

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »