TAG: Jason Richardson

NBA, Video / Apr 6, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: Carmelo Anthony Gets His Ankles Broken By A Fake Pass

Carmelo Anthony

Not everything went terribly for Orlando last night. Jason Richardson had one of the best non-dunks of his entire life: faking a pass to get Carmelo Anthony to stumble and fall flat on his face, and then hitting the triple. ‘Melo might’ve gotten the last laugh, but this had to be embarrassing. Read More »

Smack / Apr 6, 2012 / 12:58 am

The Magic Are An Incredible Mess; Chicago Wins A Gut Check Game

Dwight Howard 2012 NBA All-Star

Dwight Howard 2012 NBA All-Star (photo. adidas)

It being NBA Green Week and all, it seems natural a Dwight Howard-Van Gundy-Orlando issue would pop up again. It’s an evergreen issue, you see, and never quite goes away. So Dwight told someone in management he didn’t want SVG around as coach, and said manager told Stan, then Stan confirmed a TV report today. And then Dwight put his arm around Stan, not knowing what he’d just spilled. This is a soap opera. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 24, 2012 / 11:00 am

Top 10 NBA Dunk Contest Debuts

Vince Carter

Four first-time dunkers are competing in the All-Star Weekend Dunk Contest this year, and they’ve got 28 years of history to live up to when it comes to dramatic dunk debuts.

Chase Budinger, Derrick Williams, Paul George and Jeremy Evans take part in Saturday night’s Sprite Slam Dunk Contest in Orlando, where they’ll be chasing the precedent of the best dunkers in their first contest. From Spud to Kobe to J.R. and Jordan, we bring you the top 10 of those moments here. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 17, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Buy Low, Sell High: Fantasy Basketball Week 8

Stephen Jackson

Stephen Jackson

Buy Low: Stephen Curry is averaging 10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.3 threes, along with 32 percent shooting from the floor in his last three games. In his last two games, Curry has managed to accumulate just 17 points and one three-pointer on 6-of-20 shooting from the field. Despite his bouts of dry spells this season, Curry remains a top five stud. His price tag won’t get much lower than this. Read More »

Smack / Feb 14, 2012 / 1:01 am

LeBron James Tries To Break Milwaukee’s Rims; We Found Blake Griffin’s Achilles’ Heel

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

Don’t hurt ‘em LeBron. We guess all it took for James to deliver a near-perfect performance was the possibility of being swept this year by Milwaukee because he unleashed fury on the Bucks in the second half. The NBA’s MVP at this point tried to tear apart the rims three or four different times, forget if anyone was in his way. To cap the end of the third, LeBron had one dunk where he split a double-team and flushed it (he covered 30 feet with one dribble) faster than a fat man going over a waterfall. That could’ve been expected. What wasn’t was his post game, scoring every…single…time against Carlos Delfino in the post. Read More »

Smack / Feb 12, 2012 / 1:44 am

Jeremy Lin Overshadows Two Incredible Performances; Dirk Nowitzki Might Be in Big Trouble

Jeremy Lin Featured In New Nike Sportswear Spot

And the Jeremy Lin magic rolls on. The Force is so strong with this guy that even when he doesn’t necessarily play all that well (as was the case last night), his team still wins and somehow overcomes the force of nature that is Kevin Love in the process … Lin led the Knicks to a come-from-behind win over the T-Wolves in Minnesota, 100-98, getting 20 points, six boards, eight assists and three steals. He was only 8-24 from the field, missed a few foul shots and turned it over six times, but, really, who cares? Read More »

Smack / Feb 11, 2012 / 1:09 am

Jeremy Lin Outplays Kobe Bryant; Chris Paul Hits A Game-Winner

Jeremy Lin

Hopefully Kobe knows who Jeremy Lin is now. After spending time between the Lakers’ win in Boston and last night’s 92-85 loss in NYC doing his best to try to say he had no clue who the NBA’s newest sensation was, Bryant got one-upped by the man who has now scored more points in his first three starts than any player ever has since the NBA/ABA merger. Lin blew up for 38 points and seven assists, incubating Derek Fisher (He had one spin move in the first half that sent Fisher back to 1996) and running the lazy Lakers all over the half-court. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 10, 2012 / 1:00 pm

Buy Low, Sell High: Fantasy Basketball Week 7

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)

Buy Low: Derrick Rose has produced just 10 points, five rebounds, six assists and one steal in his last two games. His back is aching him, which is part of the reason why he only played a total of about 33 minutes in those two games. Clearly, Rose’s fantasy value has taken a hit with this latest setback, just as we were forgetting about his bum toe. He could be playing at less than 100 percent for the foreseeable future, but with All-Star weekend about two weeks away, recovered health shouldn’t be too far away. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 30, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 1.30 (Weekend Recap)

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Weekend Wonder: Kobe Bryant averaged 31.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, a steal, 1 block and 3.0 threes in two games over the weekend. He’s shooting less lately, but that’s done nothing to diminish his strong fantasy appeal. It’s not a guarantee that Kobe will keep his top 10 value for the rest of the season, but he’s been one of the surprises of the fantasy season so far. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2012 / 1:00 pm

Jason Richardson Runs off the Bench to Play Defense

Jason Richardson Magic celtics

Being a rookie in the NBA is hard enough; the speed, the travel, the lifestyle, the general nuances of the game can make life difficult for anyone. For the Celtics Greg Steimsma, he not only has to deal with all of that, but he also has guys running off the bench swiping at him when he has the ball.

Nothing went right for the Orlando Magic‘s debacle in Boston last night, but at least this added a little levity. Realizing that his team only had four players on the floor, Jason Richardson jumped off the bench to get into defense for the Magic. Read More »