As you know, all eyes in the hoops world this weekend were on Josh Howard’s Celebrity All-Star Game. Couldn’t make it? We got you. Here are highlights from Howard’s 139-128 loss in which Damon Jones‘ 54 points and Kevin Durant‘s 24 points and 22 assists and were countered by 32 points from Nick Young. Check out the Top 10 plays below.
The Utah Jazz are a frontcourt-heavy team. They have about 3-4 big men capable of producing usable numbers if given sufficient minutes, which means that unless a trade happens to free things up there, some frustrating minutes-based limitations are in the cards. That said, the Jazz have a nice balance of productive veterans and up-and-coming players ready to make an impact on fantasy basketball whenever the NBA starts again. Read More »
While exhibition games are cool, there’s nothing quite like basketball in league form. And with the NBA on hold, this month’s “Lockout League” at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas brought us the next best thing. With that, check out the full recap from our friends at Hoopmixtape. Enjoy!
If you need a sleeper to watch once the NBA season starts, my money is on Utah’s Jeremy Evans. The 55th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft has been playing everywhere this summer, and he’s been doing a lot of this…
It’s safe to say that Knicks fans weren’t exactly thrilled to hear Iman Shumpert‘s name called on Draft Night this June. But after a summer of jaw-dropping dunks and impressive outings, I think they’ve come around. With that, check out Shumpert doing work in the “Lockout League,” as well as all of the highlights from Day 7 in Vegas.
He’s back. After getting up with Rudy Gay last week in NYC, he told me that he could not wait to get back on the court. And after a positive report from the doctor on Monday, that’s exactly what he did. With that, check out Gay in his first game back from injury at the “Lockout League,” as well as all of the highlights from Day 6 in Vegas.
The butler did it…again. Yesterday’s miraculous buzzer-beater lay-in by Matt Howard to beat Old Dominion had me reminiscing over Butler’s miraculous run last year to the national championship game as a five-seed. Does this mean we’re in for a repeat performance? Not so sure. You see, there’s a certain breadstick-eating, prepubescent-looking piece missing from this year’s team that was crucial in the Bulldogs’ triumphant run last year. That boyish charm I’m referring to is none other than Gordon Hayward, who bolted to the NBA after his epic sophomore season in Indianapolis. Read More »
It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but it’s been six years since Josh Smith put his name in the NBA All-Star history books with an impressive Slam Dunk contest showing that earned him the 2005 dunk championship.
In what was argubaly the best contest since Vince went HAM in 2000 — featuring a J.R. Smith behind-the-back dunk and a Steve Nash alley-oop header to Amar’e Stoudemire — Josh wowed the Denver crowd with a windmill over a seated Kenyon Martin, and another powerful windmill while wearing a Dominique Wilkins jersey, among others. Read More »