TAG: Jabari Parker

NBA / Oct 22, 2014 / 1:30 pm

NBA GMs Pick LeBron James For MVP, Spurs To Repeat As Champions In Survey

Tony Snell, LeBron James

According to those most in the know, the NBA’s rich will be even richer after 2014-2015. In a wide-ranging, anonymous survey conducted by NBA.com’s John Schumann, league general managers predict LeBron James to win MVP and the San Antonio Spurs to repeat as champions this season. Read More »

Video / Oct 18, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Watch Jabari Parker Seal His Team’s Win With Sick Spin And Dunk In Crunch Time

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Jabari Parker (Benny Sieu, USATODAY)

Top picks of the NBA draft Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker faced-off for the first time last night, but you probably don’t know it. For reasons that continue to leave us baffled, Friday night’s preseason match-up between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks wasn’t televised – anywhere. But this is still 2014, and fans in attendance were able to capture highlights of the rookies’ (mostly meaningless) show-down. Thank god, too. We would’ve been even more upset if this absolutely sick move by Parker wasn’t caught on camera. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 14, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Video: Jabari Parker Dunks On Consecutive Possessions Versus Cavaliers

Jabari Parker, Shawn Marion

Okay, so Jabari Parker wasn’t being guarded by LeBron James and these were hardly contest-worthy dunks. Anytime a rookie flashes even slight hints of their immense potential, though, you know we’re going to get excited. Read More »

Video / Oct 5, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Watch Jabari Parker Shine In Bucks Open Scrimmage

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Jabari Parker (Benny Sieu, USATODAY)

Jabari Parker is the runaway favorite to win 2014-2015 Rookie of the Year. The number two overall pick of June’s draft is primed for a big offensive role with the Milwaukee Bucks, and already boasts a versatile scoring knack normally reserved for seasoned veterans. The 19 year-old, though, simply isn’t most rookies, and put his offensive talents – and recently trimmed physique – on full display by leading his team in scoring during a weekend open scrimmage. Read More »

GIFs, Video, Video Games / Sep 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

New NBA 2K15 Trailer Shows Off D-Rose, KD, LeBron, Harden’s Euro-Step & More

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin

Maybe it’s the soundtrack — A Tribe Called Quest‘s kinetic masterpiece, “What’s the Scenario,” with the first time Busta Rhymes got some shine after his rapid-fire verse — but the “Momentus” trailer for NBA 2K15 is our favorite so far. Featuring seemingly every player you want to see next season, but also some of their signature moves, this gameplay-heavy release from 2K Sports is just the thing to cure any autumnal doldrums. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Jabari Parker Says He’s Most Comfortable Playing Power Forward

Jabari Parker

There weren’t many questions about Duke’s Jabari Parker leading up to the 2014 NBA draft. The one his few detractors harped on most was whether or not he had the speed and quickness to defend small forwards. A natural big body that was relatively heavy during the pre-draft process, Parker hardly showed the defensive chops in his lone collegiate season that would lead you to believe he could capably check NBA wings. And if he really couldn’t, that meant Parker’s best position as a professional would be nominal power forward. Though the Milwaukee Bucks admitted immediately after the draft that they viewed their prized rookie as a stretch 4 this season, that incendiary strategy only gained traction when Parker confirmed it yesterday. Read More »

Smack / Aug 16, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Jabari Parker Says He’s Trying To Avoid Being Next Second Pick Bust

Jabari Parker

Before Jabari Parker can become the superstar many project him and he expects to be, the Milwaukee Bucks rookie knows he needs to first beat a long-held NBA stigma. As the second overall pick in his draft class, Parker is following the path of infamous names like Evan Turner, Hasheem Thabeet, Michael Beasley, and Darko Milicic. Make no mistake, though – Parker is fully intent on going a different direction than those wayward draft busts. Read More »

NBA / Aug 16, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Brandon Knight On Charity, The Bucks, & Expectations For 2014-2015

Brandon Knight

Being a basketball player in the NBA carries far greater responsibility than just playing for one of the 30 franchises in the league on a daily basis. There is that unwritten rule that players are supposed to give back. That mantra is one that some players may exercise through their team’s many community events and call it a day. But the vast majority of players do something more and take that responsibility a step further by forming their own charities or making appearances that allows them to do things outside of the team they play for.

On a sweltering August afternoon in South Florida, Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Knight gave back to the community that helped him achieve so much of his success with a back to school drive at Margate’s Firefighter’s Park. Read More »

NBA Draft, Twitter / Aug 8, 2014 / 11:30 am

NBA Rookies Learn “Her Name Is…Not Really ‘Sparkle Smith'” & Other Zany Advice

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NBA / Aug 6, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Fellow Rookies Think Jabari Parker Will Win ROY And Have Best Career

Jabari Parker

If it were up to the rookie class of 2014, Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks would have been the number one pick of June’s NBA Draft – and it’s not even close. In a survey conducted by the league on Sunday at the Rookie Photo Shoot, Parker wasn’t just the overwhelming choice of first-year players to win Rookie of the Year, but also to have the best career among his peers. Read More »