/ Mar 15, 2014 / 1:44 am
Gordon Hayward, Darren Colllison (Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports)
The Jazz got beat by the Clippers, 96-87, Friday night, but they started off strong, opening up an 11-point lead after the first session. The Clippers eventually asserted their dominance over their less talented counterparts during the second half at Energy Solutions Arena. Despite succumbing in a disastrous final three quarters, Gordon Hayward got a filthy chase-down block on Darren Collison. Read More »
In recent years, the NBA 2K series has become the mecca of sports competition gaming–damaging friendships one Kevin Durant game-winner at a time. For me, it’s the ultimate source of competition in my college apartment. Much like there is a “zone” in real life basketball that players get into, there’s a certain “zone” one can enter during a game of 2K, when all of those pull-up transition threes are dropping and every bounce seems to go your way. Read More »
/ Jan 21, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Gordon Hayward (photo. Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)
When NBA players in Utah put up big numbers, do they make a sound?
Utah is in rebuilding mode but has a multi-talented wingman in Gordon Hayward, improving at a rate most casual NBA fans are unaware of. Since arriving on the scene from Butler three seasons ago, he has quietly raised his game in each campaign, becoming more integral to Utah’s plans each season. Read More »
Derek Fisher, Gordon Hayward (Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)
The best in the West faced off against one of the worst teams in the Western Conference, but with Russell Westbrook still out for Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, Kevin Durant had to do the majority of the heavy lifting himself, scoring a season-high with 48 points on the night. But it wasn’t enough to handle a Jazz team with the second worst record in the Western Conference. Utah’s inexperienced first option, Gordon Hayward, has finally started to handle his own heavy lifting in Utah. Read More »
/ Dec 26, 2013 / 12:30 pm
Dwyane Wade (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
The holidays are officially here! ‘Tis the season for snow, holiday cheer and all that other good stuff. For a child, is their any greater moment than waking up early Christmas morning to open up the presents Santa brought the night before? Sentimental memories popping into my head as I write this. Read More »
/ Dec 12, 2013 / 12:45 pm
DeMar DeRozan (photo. Gary Land)
In basketball, one thing is guaranteed: someone will win and someone will lose. This season, it appears the entire Eastern Conference (save Indiana and Miami) are playing Twisted Metal and driving tanks, trying to see which team can blow up the quickest. That wasn’t anymore evident than when Toronto shipped away Rudy Gay and received a McDonald’s value meal in return. Read More »
Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)
Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »
/ Oct 29, 2013 / 6:15 pm
Gordon Hayward (photo. Katrin Auch.Activision).
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, a Jazz team with a lot of cap room, a young roster and very little chance of winning. Read More »
/ Oct 1, 2013 / 1:45 pm
Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)
When I watched the video of Kevin Durant proclaiming James Harden should replace Dwyane Wade in Sports Illustrated‘s top 10 NBA players list, a few things processed through my head, in this order:
1. Sweet! This is exactly what the NBA needs: two of its biggest superstars having beef with each other, especially superstars who play on two of the league’s very best teams.
2. Wait, this is clearly fake, right? I mean, Wade and Durant did that awesome Gatorade commercial together last year, and Durant’s tone of voice doesn’t sound very convincing. This has to be some setup for another commercial or advertisement.
3. Well, even if it isn’t real, I think I agree with Durant. Wade’s getting older and Harden is really growing into a true superstar. Read More »
/ Sep 30, 2013 / 2:45 pm
Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)
Frontcourts are the backbone of every successful NBA team. No team has won a championship without a dominant frontcourt since Jordan‘s Bulls, and Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen could certainly play a little bit. The point guard craze has taken over the NBA, but when is that last time a team led by a point guard won the championship? You could argue Chauncey Billups with the Pistons in 2004, but other than that you have to go all the way back to Isaiah Thomas and the Bad Boy Pistons in 1990. Read More »