After last night’s announcement of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game starters, there were obviously some disappointed players. But Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, was perhaps the only executive to voice his displeasure about the fan-voted results on Twitter. He felt his guys Dwight Howard and James Harden, should have gotten picked, but failed to realize one of his other players got more votes. Read More »
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Can we just skip the All-Star Game and the next three months of basketball and just get to the Western Conference playoffs already?
In fact, just simulate the East to the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, so that there’s more air time for the playoffs out West. Just listing these names alone has peaked my excitement and intrigue into the possibilities and scenarios we may encounter once the postseason begins. Read More »
An NBA player did something this week that hasn’t been seen in over a decade and was previously performed by the league’s greatest dunker in a Slam Dunk Contest.
So, yeah, it was a good week for dunks, especially when the rest of the dunks consist of unlikely posters from unlikely names, including an act of vengeance from a certain Washington Wizards guard. Read More »
What a difference a halftime break makes. During the back-and-forth Rockets-Thunder game, it was a Tale of Two Cities Halves with the Rockets putting up 73 points in the first half, before managing just 19 — 19!!! — in the second half, as the Thunder stormed back for a 104-92 win. Think about that for a moment. The Rockets put up 73 on the third-ranked defense in the league, then only managed 19 in the second half. It was the largest discrepancy between halves in the history of the NBA. Read More »
As part of a crazy first half where the Thunder — giving up the third fewest points per possession in the league — gave up 73 points in Houston, James Harden let his former teammate Serge Ibaka know that he’s probably the best offensive shooting guard in the league. Harden didn’t hesitate on the break when he thew it down on the imposing Serge Protector. Read More »
Before the Anthony Bennett little shop of horrors this season, Austin Rivers experienced perhaps the worst rookie season in NBA history last year. This season has been better — though not great. But when Rivers switched onto James Harden inside the last minute with the scored tied at 100 Wednesday night, the Beard showed him he still has a long way to go in the Association. Read More »
Ever since Blake Griffin unleashed the fury of a thousand suns on Kris Humphries, we’ve been waiting for the dunk to crumble his psyche like it did Kendrick Perkins and, less-so, Timofey Mozgov. But the Kardashian ex is immune to embarrassment (perhaps this a prerequisite for being with a Kardashian), and Monday night, he showed his commercial partner, James Harden, not to forget about him on the break. Read More »
After December’s initial All-Star balloting results, the NBA’s third ballot tallies were released today, and the biggest move was Golden State’s Stephen Curry leapfrogging LA’s Chris Paul into second place among the backcourt selections out West. Despite Kobe Bryant asking voters to select someone younger to represent the West, he’s still the No. 1 vote-getter among Western guards. Check out the rest of the voting numbers after the jump. Read More »
The Rockets started slow on Wednesday night in Houston when a banged up Lakers team came to town. But after going down by five entering halftime, James Harden scored 17 third-quarter points and the Rockets out-scored LA 33-15 before coasting to the victory. Harden had another big game, scoring 38 points on 14-of-23 shooting, which was enough to make the history books. But it was a devastating Euro-step move on Ryan Kelly that has everyone talking today. Read More »
It’s never too early to begin thinking about the playoffs.
Sure, the regular season has been great so far, if you’re ignoring that one of the conferences currently has three teams with a winning record, but that doesn’t mean we can’t already begin thinking about the potential the playoffs have in store for us. A lot can happen in those seven games. It can make or break a franchise, sending one into the vaults of the elite and the other into a downward spiral that may result in the breakup of the team. It can also make or break a player, essentially putting their entire legacy on the line if that player’s influence on the team is that great. Read More »