TAG: Isiah Thomas

NBA, Twitter / Oct 16, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Isiah Thomas’ Perfect Player: LeBron With Kyrie’s Handle & Curry’s Jumper

Isiah Thomas

NBA TV’s star-studded crew of “Open Court” panelists were recently asked to create their “perfect player.” Reggie Miller chose Tim Duncan’s mind and Russell Westbrook’s heart as traits of his amalgam. Kenny Smith opted for a prototype containing the heart of Kevin Garnett and athleticism of Blake Griffin. The rest of the group chose similarly, taking characteristics of at least four different players to build the perfect hooper. Isiah Thomas, though, went a different direction. The Detroit Pistons Hall-of-Famer simply picked LeBron James “as is,” but added the signature skills of two superstar point guards. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 6, 2014 / 11:15 am

Isiah Thomas: “Michael Jordan Couldn’t Have Played With Those Cramps”

LeBron James

We’ve already spotted some athletes and analysts grumbling LeBron James should have played through a left leg cramp that was uncontrollably spasming during the fourth quarter of Game 1. An unlikely hall-of-famer came to his defense in a big way when Isiah Thomas said, “Michael Jordan absolutely couldn’t have played through those cramps.” Read More »

NBA / May 16, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Best Individual Performances In NBA Playoff History

LeBron James

Did you see Kevin Durant last night? If you didn’t, go back and watch the tape. Legend status. In one of the biggest games of his career, the MVP overcame a slow start to post one of those statlines (39 points, 16 rebounds, five assists, five three-pointers and two blocks) you can’t turn away from. Yet as great as KD was, that performance probably doesn’t come close to the best we’ve ever seen. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

NBA Players React On Twitter To Donald Sterling’s Lifetime Ban

Donald Sterling

Earlier this afternoon in a live news conference, Adam Silver announced he has banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and is fully committed to forcing him to sell his franchise. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 24, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The 10 Greatest Point Guards In NBA History

Steve Nash

Steve Nash (photo. Indochino)

Point guards. They are the quarterbacks on the basketball court, handling the ball, dishing it off, and they are frequently relied on to make the smart decisions. Not to discount other positions–each one has its own importance–but the point guard is arguably the most significant player on the floor. After counting down the ten greatest shooting guards and centers in NBA history, we now turn to the point guard position. Read More »

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

Russell Westbrook

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 »