TAG: James Worthy

NBA / May 29, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Greatest Small Forwards In NBA History

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

The small forward used to compliment the frontcourt, but in the contemporary game it’s a position that’s turned out elite wing players with the body of a power forward from just a generation prior. Small forwards are basketball renaissance men who can do it all: shoot, pass, handle the ball and create havoc for opponents. That’s what makes this list so difficult to pin down. 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 / Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 15 Most Lopsided Trades In NBA History

Joe Johnson

The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »

NBA / Aug 14, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The 15 Most Clutch Performances In NBA History

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

We love to throw around the word clutch whenever we can, but sometimes use it so loosely that it loses all meaning. We have to be selective when declaring whether someone is key in crunch time or hides from the moment, and we have to be fair. That also means that while I think a player can be clutch by hitting a game-winning shot, it doesn’t mean he’s not if he doesn’t always come through (looking at you, LeBron). Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 7, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Million Dollar Ballers “Goggles” Collection

Million Dollar Ballers "Googles" Collection

After hitting gold with their last couple of collections, Million Dollar Ballers might’ve outdone themselves again. Their latest collection honors the greatest frontcourt ever to strap on goggles: the Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy and Kurt Rambis. Read More »

NBA, Video / Oct 14, 2012 / 11:00 am

Video: Jeff Green’s James Worthy-Esque Dunk on the Knicks

jeff green

Jeff Green has looked great so far in in this young NBA preseason. That continued last night in the Celtics’ overtime loss to the Knicks in Hartford, Connecticut.

Wat this clip of Green swooping across the lane for a one-handed dunk that would make James Worthy proud: Read More »

Smack / Sep 24, 2012 / 10:17 pm

Laker Legend Says Miami Is Better Than L.A.; Stephon Marbury Questions The Knicks

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh

Just as it’s easy to start handing out 2013 championships rings to the Lakers in September, it’s also oddly not difficult to downplay their roster. Steve Nash is old, Dwight Howard has a dreaded back problem, Kobe shoots like he’s still playing with Smush and Kwame, and Pau Gasol might not play hard for months at a time. Read More »

Olympics / Jul 26, 2012 / 2:00 pm

The Top 20 U.S. Olympic Snubs Of The Last 20 Years

Tracy McGrady

Building an Olympic team shouldn’t be like constructing an All-Star team. A one-off All-Star team doesn’t need chemistry, role players or defense (definitely not any defense). An Olympic U.S. team requires all that and a dose of humility, too, a point underscored after the 2004 bronze medal Olympic performance and the World Championship failures surrounding it. This summer has broken out the nostalgia from the 1992 team, and the otherworldly talent on it. Picking that squad must have been like having a dozen straight first-round picks in your fantasy league. No team, though, is perfect, even with that much leeway. Try as a committee might, there are always deserving players left out when it comes time to represent a country at the Olympics. Here then, are the best 20 players of the last 20 years who never made a U.S. Olympic team. Read More »

NBA / Jun 21, 2012 / 4:30 pm

The Top 10 NBA Finals Closeout Performances

Michael Jordan

Some NBA Finals series come to an end with a sweep, while others go seven games. In each and in everything in between, there’s a player whose performance in the closeout game is the turning point. Part of the reason the public is so interested still in the Oklahoma City-Miami series is because of LeBron James’ reputation as a non-factor in “clutch” situations. This may be the most anticipated Game 5 of a 3-1 series ever — has there ever been a series this seemingly over that’s still been considered as wide open? Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 2, 2011 / 3:30 pm

Clip of the Day: The NBA is FANtastic

One of our boys sent this over this morning and it’s pretty much everything you would want in a throwback ’80s video: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, James Worthy, an incredible Bill Wennington mustache, lots of feathered hair, and a soundtrack by Hall & Oates: