A little more than halfway through the year and we, the NBA fanbase, have been subject to a few surprises and disappointments we surely didn’t see leading into the 2013-14 season. As far as how the season has gone thus far, a majority of it has been expected. The teams we expected to be at the top of the East are there, and the same goes for most of the West, with the exception of Portland, stunning opponents with some incredible shooting. Read More »
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A few sites have picked up on a Vine video pretty clearly showing LeBron James embellishing some contact two times in one sequence during the Heat’s win over the Pistons on Monday night. But Heat coach Erik Spoelstra tells the Sun-Sentinel LeBron is getting roughed up because he’s big and strong enough to handle fouls that are more similar to tackles. So which is it, or is LeBron inflating some contact while also being able to handle harder tackle-fouls? Read More »
For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »
It’s not often a mad scramble ends up like this. The Clippers beat the Pistons Monday night, 112-103, but Detroit’s Greg Monroe had the play of the game. Rodney Stuckey attempted to force the fast-break action, and lost the ball in the paint. Monroe dove to collect the loose ball and fired a bounce pass between the legs of DeAndre Jordan for an easy Stuckey layup. Read More »
An NBA player did something this week that hasn’t been seen in over a decade and was previously performed by the league’s greatest dunker in a Slam Dunk Contest.
So, yeah, it was a good week for dunks, especially when the rest of the dunks consist of unlikely posters from unlikely names, including an act of vengeance from a certain Washington Wizards guard. Read More »
During tonight’s Pistons-Wizards matchup between two teams with playoff aspirations, and not just the ‘we’re glad to be here variety,’ John Wall has been abusing Brandon Jennings off the dribble, going 6-of-8 in the restricted area with a little under half of the third quarter left. But none of his buckets haven’t been as outrageous as this left-handed slam where Greg Monroe was unable to get out of the way of the poster shot. Read More »
There’s a clear difference in a team that’s attempting to tank and a team that is flat out bad. There are teams that are constructed to be bad. Take the Philadelphia 76ers for example. The roster consists of players like Elliot Williams, Lorenzo Brown, James Anderson and Brandon Davies. Bless your soul if you know who any of those players are. Read More »
The NBA has fined Knicks wing J.R. Smith $50,000 for untying Shawn Marion‘s shoelaces at the free throw line earlier this week. We don’t know if they chose to belatedly fine him because he tried the same manuever on Greg Monroe Tuesday night, or if it was his Twitter reaction, but he’s now $50K lighter in the pocketbook. We hope the gamesmanship was worth it. Read More »
The Knicks’ mercurial wing, J.R. Smith, was at it again on Tuesday night. He made an abortive attempt to untie Greg Monroe‘s sneakers at the free throw line during New York’s 89-85 win against the visiting Pistons. This comes on the heels of his successful attempt to untie Shawn Marion‘s sneaker this past Sunday. Read More »
Taking the top spot on this week’s dunks of the week is a small forward throwing down a vicious one-handed alley-oop. At this point, you’d assume I was talking about LeBron James, right? Not this time.
Other members of this week’s list include a pair of big men running the break and putting smaller defenders on a poster, as well as a turn-back-the-clock moment from one of the league’s ageless wonders. Read More »