TAG: Hakeem Olajuwon

NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Western Conference Starting Lineups

Dirk Nowitzki

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 »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 9, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Video: James Harden’s Searing Euro-Step Marks Big Win Over Lakers

James Harden

The Rockets started slow on Wednesday night in Houston when a banged up Lakers team came to town. But after going down by five entering halftime, James Harden scored 17 third-quarter points and the Rockets out-scored LA 33-15 before coasting to the victory. Harden had another big game, scoring 38 points on 14-of-23 shooting, which was enough to make the history books. But it was a devastating Euro-step move on Ryan Kelly that has everyone talking today. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 10:25 am

Kevin Durant’s Unique Triple-Double Matches Dream, MJ & AK-47

Kevin Durant

Last night, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves 113-103, behind a spectacular all-around effort from Kevin Durant. He notched his fourth career triple-double, scoring 32 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing a career-high 12 dimes. But his triple-double set itself apart even more by what he did on the defensive side of the ball. Read More »

NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

50 Best Nicknames In NBA History

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect”Paul Pierce

In many cases, what Pierce said was true (see what I did there?). Many guys on this list earned their nicknames for great play on the court, and by no coincidence most of the best players in the history of the league appear on this list. Others earned their nicknames from funny commercials or movies, while still more earned them for just funny looks. We stayed away from shortening of names like “T-Mac” and “J-Kidd” or initials like “KJ,” focusing simply on the best nicknames. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, Video Games / Nov 13, 2013 / 1:26 pm

Michael Jordan Lists His Favorite Sneakers In Uncensored Conversation With NBA 2K14

Michael Jordan

Today, 2K Sports and NBA 2K14 released the second half of their uncensored conversation with Michael Jordan where the GOAT talks about his ultimate pickup team, lists his favorite sneakers and dishes on his best dunks. Read More »

NBA, Video / Oct 23, 2013 / 1:45 pm

20 Craziest Fights In NBA History

fights

Gone are the days where two NBA teams who straight-up didn’t like each other could get together and elevate their rivalry with a brawl. Good riddance. Those who enjoy watching titans inflict pain on each other can find plenty of other vices to quench their thirst for violence. In fact, there are entire weekends devoted to it, with the college and professional rankings of football dedicated to humans crashing into each other and hoping they hurt their opponent as much as they want to hurt them. Read More »

NBA / Oct 3, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Dwight Howard Feels Like An “Even Bigger Villain” This Year But Vows To Change Perception By Winning

Dwight Howard

New Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has courted controversy for the last two summers. In the summer of 2012, it was all about what the Magic would do with their malcontent superstar. This past summer, it was where he would go in free agency. He turned down more money to stay with the Lakers and signed with the Rockets. He now feels like an “even bigger villain,” but he’s vowing to change that perception by bringing a title to Houston. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Hakeem Olajuwon Working With Jeremy Lin On His Post Game

Jeremy Lin

We know Hakeem Olajuwon has become the Pai Mei of low-post mentorship. He helped LeBron James develop a low-post presence before he became an NBA champion, he’s helping Dwight Howard in Houston and he’d like a crack at helping Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, too. But now he’s set his teaching sites on…Jeremy Lin? Read More »

NBA / Sep 17, 2013 / 1:15 pm

The 25 Best Duos In NBA History

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

It’s an almost impossible task for one man to carry a NBA team. We are seeing more and more players with unique skill-sets flock into the league each year, which is why some superstars are pairing up with one another. Over time, many superstar combos seamlessly gelled together. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Sep 10, 2013 / 11:15 am

Kevin Durant Is Up For Hakeem Olajuwon’s Post Training, But Blake Griffin Needs It More

Kevin Durant

Recently, two-time NBA champion Hakeem Olajuwon gave an interview to NiceKicks.com on the re-release of his DR34M sneakers and high-end fashion line. He also said that Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant could benefit from some Dream training. When asked about the prospect while on his overseas promotional tour for Nike, Durant left open the possibility for a Dream – KD session. Read More »