TAG: Javaris Crittenton

NBA, Twitter / Mar 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

John Wall Wishes Wizards Could Go Back To Bullets

John Wall

John Wall (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

When the Washington Bullets officially changed to the Washington Wizards in 1997, fans were in an uproar about the seeming insignificance of the new nickname. Wizards don’t have anything to do with the Washington professional basketball team, as some have taken to calling them following the change, but it was an innocuous moniker for a team with an unfortunate overlap with their pior nickname. As John Wall recently revealed, he prefers the old Bullets name, even while still aware the franchise is likely to never change back. Read More »

Smack / Apr 3, 2013 / 1:40 am

Carmelo Anthony Blasts the Heat for 50; An Ex-NBA Player is Indicted on Murder Charges

Carmelo Anthony

So wait, you’re telling us that wasn’t Carmelo Anthony‘s “Better Basketball” Mid-Range Shooting clinic DVD that TNT was running last night? If it wasn’t it could have been. ‘Melo gave the Miami Heat the hot plate, busting Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem over and over again with a steady diet of jumpers, pullups and fadeaways to the tune of 50 points in a 102-90 victory for the Knicks in Florida … Carmelo’s performance was wildly efficient, especially by his standards: 50 points in 40 minutes on 18-26 shooting (7-10 from three) and 7-8 from the foul line. For the most part, Miami chose not to double-team Carmelo, leaving Battier or whoever was matched up with him on an island to get their eyes shot out … By the way, remember two weeks ago when people were worried that ‘Melo’s knee was shredded?Read More »

NBA / Dec 3, 2012 / 1:00 pm

The 14 Strangest Fines, Ejections & Suspensions In NBA History

Latrell Sprewell (Dime #11)

Tyrus Thomas (photo. John Sturdy)

Every year, NBA players, owners, coaches and general managers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity. Not all of their philanthropy is voluntary. In the NBA, it’s a fineable offense to wear a headband upside down, to publicly criticize an official, or to execute a chin-up on the rim. As you can imagine, some of these things happen quite frequently. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 24, 2012 / 12:30 pm

Report: Wizards Have Fired Flip Saunders

Flip Saunders

Flip Saunders

You had to know this was coming sooner or later. Flip Saunders is now officially out as the Wizards head coach, according to Michael Lee of The Washington Post. He will be replaced by lead assistant Randy Wittman. When you have some of the most immature talent in the league leading you through a 2-15 disaster of a season, with an offense that is dead last in the entire NBA (and a defense that’s not much better), what do you expect? Washington started slow, and the progress has been so minimal that the front office had no other choice. Read More »

Smack / Nov 20, 2011 / 12:00 am

Dirk Nowitzki Will Sign With A Team In Europe ‘Soon’

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Nike Basketball)

Dirk Nowitzki wants back in. He’s had his vacation, his time off. He wants to ball again. Without the NBA, there are only a few options left for him. He admits he’s not in the greatest shape, but expects he’ll be ready to go within a few weeks. Now it’s just a matter of where. The NBA probably isn’t coming back anytime soon. He’s heard the rumors about Real Madrid’s interest, and says he would play there. There’s also their rival Barcelona who could be a good fit. And finally, there’s his hometown league, the German Bundesliga, which holds weight. It’s the best way to promote this game in the area he grew up, as well as a nice finishing touch. That’s where he started his career. It would be great to go back at some point … Read More »

Smack / Sep 28, 2011 / 12:00 am

The Grizzlies Won’t Be The Next Clippers; Javaris Crittenton’s Trouble Deepens

Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay (photo. Douglas Sonders)

Anyone remember the 2006 Clippers? The team that came the year after the squad nearly made the Western Conference Finals? Well, if you don’t recall, just as they were supposed to be the next big thing, they fell apart. Management, coaching, the players, everyone butted heads and it wasn’t even a year later before they were out of the playoffs for good. You could make the claim Memphis is eerily similar. Except for one thing: they are determined to keep the ship upright. Read More »

Smack / Aug 31, 2011 / 12:14 am

The Alpha Male Eats First

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Rob Hammer)

To become an alpha male, you really have to fight. Again and again. If we’re talking animals, it’s an everyday struggle. Only the strongest survive, and the only way you can survive is by beating everyone and doing it nonstop. The challenges never stop coming. The next in line never stops breathing down your neck. You can make a case it’s the same way in the NBA. We assumed LeBron had the title wrapped up for a while. But with the show Kevin Durant has been putting on this summer, who knows? Yes, it’s only summer leagues (where the defense makes the Warriors look like the Bad Boy Pistons). But KD is playing with some of the top talent and outshining everyone. That has to mean something. Right? Read More »

Smack / Aug 30, 2011 / 12:00 am

Wilson Chandler Bounces To China

Wilson Chandler

Wilson Chandler (photo. Matt Brown)

Damn, we didn’t know Wilson Chandler was this big of a risk taker. But the forward is basically giving up the NBA season, and has agreed to a deal with Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association. The rumors of an international deal for Chandler were circulating for the last few weeks, but now it’s official with a league that doesn’t allow its teams to sign NBA players under contracts. Chandler is a restricted free agent so his move is a huge one, and he knows it, saying it is a risk but it’s one he believes in. This will be an amazing experience for him. Read More »

Smack / Aug 29, 2011 / 12:53 am

The 3 Kings

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul…on the court…at the same time…during the lockout? No way. There’s no way. You’re telling us four of the best players in the game are playing together in a charity game during the lockout? No way. But the AP reported that LeBron James will be joining fellow NBA All-Stars Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul in a charity basketball game in Baltimore set to take place on Tuesday where this time it’ll be the ‘Melo League taking on the Goodman League. Read More »

Smack / Aug 27, 2011 / 12:00 am

Double Trouble

Dwyane Wade

We might not believe Miami has it all figured out. But Dwyane Wade seems to think so. During an appearance on ESPN Radio, Wade said himself and LeBron “figured it out” and did a good job working together, in part because they are such good friends and get along so well. It’s still so hard to figure the relationship out because the season was so up and down. One week, they’d look unbeatable. The next, they’d lose a few games in a row. Then, they would storm through the playoffs before finally melting down in the Finals. What exactly was all that? A success? A failure? Read More »