Every name in this list had the potential to be stars in the NBA but have yet to — or will never — reach it. The list includes players drafted high that were expected to develop into quality professionals and have failed to do so. Most of these players have showed signs of success at times but have not lived up to expectations so far in their career, whether it’s injuries that are the culprits, or perhaps a messy attitude. Read More »
TAG: JaVale McGee
Nuggets center JaVale McGee only appeared in five games this season before fracturing his left tibia. We were expecting big things this season under new head coach, Brian Shaw, but the injury hasn’t derailed his WNBA Hall of Fame Mom, Pamela McGee. She’s the star of the new Oprah Winfrey reality television series, Mom’s Got Game, which just released an amusing trailer. Read More »
Traveling by train to Washington DC following their 103-92 win in Philadelphia on Saturday night, the Denver Nuggets did their best to help scoring guard, Nate Robinson. That’s because Nate ran into a little cramping trouble, and injured teammate JaVale McGee was on hand to document the event for his Instagram. Read More »
If there’s any genre of music that relates directly to the sport of basketball, it’s hip-hop. Like hip-hop, basketball is predominantly ruled by African-Americans, its legends often come from having nothing before eventually reaching superstardom, and it’s most popular in the inner cities of America. And just like rappers, there are great NBA players, bad ones, overrated ones, underrated ones, controversial ones, and plenty of others. Read More »
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, the mile high Denver Nuggets. Read More »
When you’re around NBA players, you realize just how many people crush them with requests for autographs and pictures. It’s astounding the length’s some will go — what degradation they’ll undertake — for a brief memento to show that yes, they once were in the company of [insert player]. For Denver Nuggets JaVale McGee, Nate Robinson and J.J. Hickson, that means you better be in shape. Read More »
The NBA is a player’s league, so it’s easy for some to get caught up in drafting long-time All-Stars over up-and-coming studs. Aging superstars have tons of mileage on their legs and if they play for a good team, may wind up relaxing on the bench during the fantasy playoffs. Read More »
The Denver Nuggets’ traded Kosta Koufos to the Grizzlies for Darrell Arthur and a second round pick in June so their center of the future, JaVale McGee, could play more after signing a four-year, $44 million deal last summer. McGee has been rather speciously working hard this offseason and he continued his “No Days Off” mantra during a friendly game of Pop-A-Shot. Read More »
Nothing gets us going in the Dime offices like a good ol’ fashioned debate, and the best debates are the ones that get heated. Trying to rate the best dunkers in the league is unanimously impossible. Do you want style? Force? Does a big man get points taken away? If a player is an epic dunker in warmups, does that count?
Back in the day, we had Vince Carter and there was no denying what type of dunker he was. But in the current NBA, outside of perhaps one or two guys, you could make a case for anyone. Read More »