TAG: Jeff Green

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 3, 2014 / 12:15 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (3.3)

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s Gerald Green week in the most recent edition of the top ten dunks over the past seven days.

Green reaffirmed himself as the league’s top dunker with a pair of scintillating jams in the half-court, performing his usual floating routine that continues to captivate audiences and bewilder scientists to this day. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 11:45 am

Video: Jeff Green Hammers On Shawn Marion

Jeff Green, Jose Calderon

Jeff Green, Jose Calderon (Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports)

If you’ve spent any time watching Jeff Green play, you know he’s infinitely stronger going to his right than he is going to his left. A lot of right-handed players are actually stronger driving with their off-hand (especially if they’re likely to pull-up for a jumper), but not Green. That’s why it’s surprising one of the more accomplished defenders in the league, Shawn Marion, funneled Green to his right during a play Sunday night when the Mavs traveled to Boston. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The 20 Biggest Wastes Of Talent In The NBA

Hasheem Thabeet

Eric Gordon (photo. Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

NBA / Jan 22, 2014 / 11:27 pm

Video: Gerald Wallace Hits Game-Winning Layup In OT

Gerald Wallace, John Wall

Gerald Wallace, John Wall (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

Gerald Wallace has a rough couple years since getting dealt from Charlotte to Portland to the Nets in a little over a year. Then he was sent packing this summer as part of the Brooklyn – Boston trade bonanza. He struggled last year, and he’s struggled this year as a veteran leader on a young team. Wednesday night he hit the game-winner over the Wizards in overtime. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Video: Greg Oden Denies Jeff Green At The Rim

Greg Oden

Greg Oden (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Greg Oden only played five minutes on Tuesday night with Boston visiting Miami. The Heat survived another close game sans Dwayne Wade, 93-86, and Oden’s brief appearance featured little to stuff the stat sheet. But, his block of Jeff Green had to have harkened more than a few midwestern folks back to his days in a lone season at Ohio State. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 19, 2014 / 9:01 pm

Video: Jeff Green Skies For Towering Alley-Oop

Jeff Green

Jeff Green (Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

The Celtics and Magic played Sunday night in a battle between two of the worst teams — record-wise — in a hopeless Eastern Conference. Orlando had lost their last 10, and Boston had lost 11 of their last 12 before tipiing off, so at least one of the teams was getting a win. That team ended up being Orlando, but not before Jeff Green threw down an impressively high alley-oop. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 22, 2013 / 10:30 am

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week, Starring Andre Drummond

Brandon Jennings, Andre Drummond

Starting off from this past Saturday, we take a look at the top 10 dunks of the week, capped off by one of the most creative alley-oop slams in recent history. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2013 / 3:00 pm

NBA’s 20 Most Overpaid Players

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

It took a bitter, drawn-out battle that interrupted the 2011-12 season in order to stop front offices from blowing all of their money on a single player, and to prevent further careless spending. Before then, however, bad contracts were prevalent: $100 million deals to anyone that could be considered an All-Star and role players that wound up being traded or waived two years later after signing a $50 million deal. Read More »