TAG: James Harden

NBA / Jun 20, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Report: Rockets Will Chase LeBron In Free Agency

James Harden, LeBron James

The Houston Rockets have pulled off arguably the biggest personnel moves in the NBA the last two offseasons: Trading for James Harden in 2012 and signing Dwight Howard in 2013. However, despite coming off their most successful campaign since 2008 with one of the youngest rosters in the league, the Rockets aren’t satisfied. Wheeling and dealing General Manager Daryl Morey reportedly has ambitions of adding LeBron James to his team this summer to complete basketball’s latest and greatest Big Three. Read More »

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Next Wave Of The 15 Most Marketable NBA Stars

Damian Lillard

As the NBA continues to grow globally; companies in the international markets have reached out to some of the game’s youngest, brightest and biggest stars to promote their products across the world. Even if it means paying a hefty price to lock down a potential superstar, NBA personalities have become some of the biggest brands in the world. In the age of social media, the culture has changed and fans are following their favorite players more closely than ever. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Noah & George Headline 2014 All-Defensive Teams

Joakim Noah

The NBA announced the 2014 All-Defensive teams today. The first team comprises of Defensive Player Of The Year Joakim Noah, Paul George, Chris Paul, Serge Ibaka and Andre Iguodala. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Stars Who Went Missing In The NBA Playoffs

John Wall, George Hill

The NBA is “Where Amazing Happens” and the 2014 NBA Playoffs have given a new definition to the word amazing. Living on the East Coast, each morning as I stretched my arms and grabbed my iPhone, highlights would show up of yet another late-night, overtime game being decided in the final moments. The NBA Playoffs can make or break a career for a player, especially those perceived as “stars”. Have one bad game and basketball Twitter will open the casket and dig a grave. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 28, 2014 / 10:30 am

Wesley Matthews’ Steal Clinches Game 4 OT Win; Blazers Up 3-1

Patrick Beverley, Wesley Maatthews

Perhaps it’s poetic justice that it happened to Patrick Beverley. The Rockets point guard has been a thorn in the side of any opposing point guard, especially his first round opponent Damian Lillard. But with under 10 seconds remaining in Sunday’s overtime between the Blazers and Rockets, Wesley Matthews turned the tables on the pesky point for Houston. Read More »

NBA / Apr 25, 2014 / 1:45 pm

5 Biggest Disappointments In The NBA Playoffs So Far

James Harden

The NBA Playoffs will either make or break a team or a player. The postseason provides players and coaches the platform to expose their greatest strengths or the lowest weaknesses on the biggest stage. That is why the playoffs carry an incredible amount of emphasis, which draws in the utmost attention from basketball fans around the globe. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 24, 2014 / 10:45 am

James Harden Calls Reporter “Weirdo” After Game 2 Struggles

LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden

The most apt comparison for James Harden‘s struggles through the first two games of the first-round series against the Blazers, was the 2012 NBA Finals. He shot 18-for-48 against the Heat in that series and after another off-night Wednesday in Houston’s Game 2 loss, he is now 14-for-47 through two games. Unfortunately, he compounded his second straight poor performance by getting into a little tiff with a reporter in the post-game presser then calling the reporter a “weirdo” as a Rockets PR rep moved him along. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 9:45 am

LaMarcus Aldridge’s 46 Points Power Blazers Past Rockets In OT

LaMarcus Aldridge

The Blazers won a humdinger of a final game during the opening weekend of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. LaMarcus Aldridge scored a Blazers playoff franchise record 46 points in Portland’s 122-120 overtime win in Game 1 of their first round series against the favored Rockets. LMA might as well stand for LaMarcus Motherf***in’ Aldridge at this point. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Manu Ginobili

The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs.

For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn, the most important key to the first round is to stay healthy. San Antonio and Brooklyn have veteran rosters and will need the extra rest to stay healthy throughout the playoffs. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.”

While much attention has been focused on the first-round matchups in the Western Conference due to the stellar performances by the majority of Western teams this season, there are intriguing matchups in the East that could translate into even more intriguing matchups in the second round. Read More »