Penny Hardaway was a bad dude, and today, he turned 42 years old.
You know you had game when no one since has been able to replicate it. He was a 6-7 point who could post you, spin off you, hit you with the step-back, float a sick hook shot on you, stroke the trey and drop a dime. He balled against Mike and Scottie. He was the Next Jordan. He had a mini-me. And he won. That’s what separated him from a lot of other cats. Dude won games, had the sneaker game on lock (and somehow still does), and left an undeniable imprint on the NBA, despite only being truly healthy for about four years. Read More »
We’ve seen some gaudy performances fron NBA big men over the last few days. Last night Joakim Noah went berserk with a 23-point, 21, rebound, 11-block game against Philly, and on Wednesday night Tyson Chandler had 16 points and 28 boards in “The Steph Curry Game.”
Today is Chris Webber‘s 40th birthday – another big man who could put up wild point and rebound totals when he wanted to. Check out what Webber did back in 2001, when he racked up 51 points and 26 boards against the Pacers.
What Webber did that night was AMAZING. Read More »
For Derrick Rose‘s 24th birthday, the release of his new signature shoes, and plenty more D-Rose hoopla, we thought this would be an ideal to take a look at the Top 10 crossovers of his NBA career…
There are innumerable ways to describe Derrick Rose’s game. Already an NBA MVP, he’s crazy fast from baseline to baseline. He’s got crazy flight, doing damage at the rim like no other point guard before him. And his crazy handle lets him drop nearly any defender in the league. To be all of these, though, his shoes have to be crazy light.
The perfect combination of all those elements is the baby Bull’s crossover. He’s modest about his move â€” he calls it “a basic right-to-left crossover, or left-to-right crossover” â€” but we all know calling it “basic” is like calling NASA math easy.
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Jeff Teague was hit with a T for his celebration after smashing this one on Ray Allen. We can’t really blame Teague one bit for getting fired up over this – it’s vicious: Read More »
Derrick Rose‘s step-back jumper is one of the few moves in the NBA that is completely unguardabable. Rose is too big, too strong, too fast – when he takes that big step back, there’s nothing you can do as a defender but pray.
On this play last night where Rose won the game for Chicago, there’s nothing else Brandon Jennings could have done to stop Rose short of tackling him. Read More »
This highlight had people freaking out over the weekend: Our guy, 5-6 Aquille Carr smashed one over a much bigger defender from Milford Mill in the Maryland state playoffs, sending the crowd and his team into a frenzy. [Click HERE for all things Aquille Carr]
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The Miami Heat are stomping on teams right now, beating everyone in their path by double-digits and making it look easy in the process.
Last night they rolled over the Portland Trail Blazers in PDX 107-93 on the back of plays like this. It’s almost too easy: Read More »
The Sixers absolutely cannot beat good teams, especially down the stretch. They have no go-to guy who can get them buckets when they absolutely need it, and it cost them the game against the Thunder night.
At least they’ll always have this highlight of Andre Iguodala spinning, twisting, reverse dunk: Read More »
Iman Shumpert may be one of the best young defensive perimeter players in the League, but he had nothing for the Cavs’ Kyrie Iriving on this crossover.
Twitter went nuts when Irving hit him with this. Watch it here: Read More »
There were about 700 dunks in last night’s 2012 NBA All-Star game, and it seemed like half of those came from LeBron James.
Check out this left-handed windmill on the break. Chris Paul wisely stays out of the way: Read More »