TAG: James Harden

Video / Feb 19, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Video: How James Harden Avoids The Mob While Shopping At Foot Locker

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A few years ago and people at the mall probably thought James Harden was the leader singer in some local reggae band, or possibly just a random tall guy that moved with unnatural grace. But now that the Beard has turned into one of the best shooting guards in the NBA and the co-star for a title-contending Rockets team, it’s hard for him to avoid the mobs that usually follow his every move. So in order to shop at Foot Locker, James had to come up with a plan. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News / Feb 14, 2014 / 11:30 am

Report: James Harden Will Replace Kobe Bryant As All-Star Game Starter

Kobe Bryant, James Harden

Kobe Bryant, James Harden (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

Rockets GM Daryl Morey vented about it on Twitter when the All-Star starters were announced, and it appears that a Rocket will be a starter in the 2014 All-Star Game after all. Sources tell Marc J. Spears at Yahoo Sports that James Harden will take Kobe Bryant‘s spot as a starting guard for the Western Conference in the 2014 All-Star Game this Sunday. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Feb 13, 2014 / 1:55 pm

Phil Jackson Calls Out Ref, Dick Bavetta, On Twitter Over Trevor Ariza Foul

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Zen Master Phil Jackson watched the flurried finish to the Rockets-Wizards game on Wednesday night. The game was mired by a one-sided number of free throws for the Rockets (47 vs. the Wizard’s 16), culminating in a call against Trevor Ariza before the ball was inbound with 4 seconds remaining and the Wiz ahead by two. Jackson called out septuagenarian referee, Dick Bavetta, after he whistled Ariza for the infraction. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 13, 2014 / 12:30 am

James Harden’s Game-Winning Eurostep Layup

Dwight Howard, James Harden, Chandler Parsons

Dwight Howard, James Harden, Chandler Parsons (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

With four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and the Wizards up by two points, Trevor Ariza, who led Washington with 32 points, was called for a foul trying to break through Dwight Howard‘s screen before the ball was passed inbounds. Houston would go to the charity stripe for one free throw and get the ball back. After James Harden hit the free shot, the Rockets had a possibility to win the game on a two-pointer. Read More »

NBA / Feb 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Predicting The 3 All-NBA Teams

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

The All-Star break is looming and there is a clear picture of which players have been living up to their standards and which have not; which players have burst onto the NBA scene in surprise and which have flopped under the pressure.

At the end of each season, the NBA honors the best players by naming them to the All-NBA Teams. There are three teams: First Team, Second Team and Third Team. Each generally consists of five players: two guards, two forwards and one center, voted on by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters. Read More »

NBA / Feb 4, 2014 / 12:01 pm

New Foot Locker Ad With James Harden Disguised As Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis, James Harden

February is the hottest month to grab new gear at Foot Locker. The All-Star Game is right around the corner, and all the new kicks are coming out, so it makes sense James Harden would want to go shopping. His only problem is his new-found stardom since becoming the leading man in Houston. In a new ad for Foot Locker, Harden goes incognito as Anthony Davis to avoid the the jostling paparazzi. Except, the Brow is pretty famous in his own right, which Davis points out. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Patrick Beverley Throws Off-The-Backboard Lob To James Harden

James Harden

James Harden (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

Rockets All-Star James Harden was questionable against the Cavs on Saturday night. But he dressed and they needed him despite going against a bickering Cavs team that’s been in shambles all year. On one fast break Patrick Beverley lobbed it off the backboard for two of Harden’s game-high 28 points. Rockets fans are glad he played. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News / Jan 30, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Report: NBA All-Star Reserves Announced

Tim Duncan, Paul Millsap

Tim Duncan, Paul Millsap (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

During tonight’s TNT double-header they announced the reserves in the 2014 All-Star Game, and one name was noticeably absent out West. Tim Duncan missed out on his 15th All-Star selection despite helping the Spurs to the second-best record in the Western Conference, but his teammate, Tony Parker, made it as a reserve. There are also four first-time All-Stars among the reserves, all but one coming from the Eastern Conference. Lets get to them… Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 10 Best NBA Players Under 25

Paul George

Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The youth of the NBA today is better than ever. The infatuation with this year’s NBA Draft is prime evidence of that. These young guns are building blocks for teams to build around. Regardless of the position they play on the court, these young athletes have a remarkable amount of impact to their respective teams and to the league itself. Read More »