TAG: Isiah Thomas

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

The 10 Greatest Basketball Moments Ever In TV Sitcoms

Michael Jordan

Growing up in the ‘90s, I was spoiled in an era that was full of great television sitcoms. It was a time when shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Martin were at their peak. What was cool about these shows is they did a great job of blending in with the era’s mainstream popular culture, whether it was from the music or sports industry. Read More »

NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Why Having A Scoring Point Guard Is Super Overrated

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

The point guard position is commonly referred to as the player who initiates the team’s offense, the floor general. In recent history, the NBA’s infrastructure has undergone a makeover. Now, it’s all about a lightning quick pace and guards that can score the ball at will. While this has produced some exciting and flashy play, there is one critical argument that needs to be discussed with these point guards. Read More »

NBA / Feb 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

10 Reasons Why The ’90s Was The Best Era In The NBA

Michael Jordan

We are nearly 15 years removed from the ’90s but it is still the most talked about era in NBA history. The 1990s was just a great all-around decade for modern culture and style. Whether it was watching Will Smith in the Fresh Prince, Biggie and Tupac going at it for rap supremacy, or MJ dominating the game, the ’90s impact on our society is still very present. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Feb 14, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 10 Greatest NBA All-Star Game Alley-Oops

Tracy McGrady

The term “alley oop” originated in American football with the San Francisco 49ers to describe a high-arcing pass to the wide receiver. In basketball, the alley-oop can be dated as far back as the 1950s with Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in their college days; however, these alley-oops mostly came off of what is now known as offensive interference plays. Some credit the alley-oop to Al Tucker at Oklahoma Baptist University in the 1960s, while others credit David Thompson for popularizing the exciting alley-oop at North Carolina State University in the 1070s, even though dunking was illegal in the NCAA during this time. Read More »

NBA / Feb 3, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Who Was Better: John Stockton Or Isiah Thomas?

Isiah Thomas

John Stockton and Isiah Thomas were two of the greatest point guards in NBA history, combining for mind-numbing numbers and hours of highlights. While the two didn’t get to face each other that often on the court, considering they played in opposing conferences, their primes overlapped the same time period and were even involved in controversy surrounding the original Dream Team. Read More »

NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Eastern Conference Starting Lineups

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

Not everyone can have the same history as the Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Eastern Conference starting lineups. From Michael Jordan all the way down to Kemba Walker — yes, Kemba Walker — here are the top players at every position for every East franchise. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Nov 22, 2013 / 2:00 pm

The 7 Most Eye-Opening Quotes From James Dolan’s NY Post Q&A

Knicks MSG (photo. Instagram/NYKnicks)

Knicks MSG (photo. Instagram/NYKnicks)

Mercurial and media-shy Knicks owner James Dolan spoke with Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post in a rare question and answer session published today. Rather than slog through the whole thing yourself, complete with JD and the Straight Shots references, we culled the seven best quotes from the piece, so you didn’t have to. Read More »

College, NBA / Nov 11, 2013 / 10:45 am

Kevin Ware & Kobe Bryant Wager On First To Return To The Court

Andre Ware ESPN Sunday Conversation

The freaky-looking injury Kevin Ware suffered during last season’s NCAA Tournament had a nation simultaneously sympathetic and a little grossed out. The First Lady Michelle Obama, Kevin Durant, Charles Barkley and other athletes stepped forward to offer their condolences, but Kobe Bryant placed a wager with the Louisville Cardinals guard. Read More »

NBA / Oct 23, 2013 / 11:45 am

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: The Pacers Are The New “Bad Boys”

RoyHibbert

Roy Hibbert (photo. Instagram.com/royhibbert55)

With the NBA season less than a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re introducing you to the new age “Bad Boys” from Indiana… Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Oct 3, 2013 / 11:30 pm

Former Pistons Bad Boy Isiah Thomas Regrets Not Shaking Hands With Michael Jordan’s Bulls

IsiahThomas

Recently, Pistons Hall-of-Famer Isiah Thomas stopped by the NBA TV “Open Court” set to answer some pointed questions from host Ernie Johnson. The first involved Thomas’decision to walk out early during the Pistons’ Game 4 loss in the Eastern Conference Finals after Michael Jordan and the Bulls swept the defending champs. Read More »