TAG: J.J. Hickson

NBA, Video / Apr 9, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 25 Best Dunks In The NBA This Season

Paul George

Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

As the NBA regular season winds down, it’s time to reflect on the moments that got our hearts racing and made us jump out of our seats. I’m talking, of course, about the best dunks to take place during the year. Not including alley-oops or putback slams, this list of the top 25 dunks of the 2013-14 season purely features the traditional dunk, ranging from vicious poster slams to feats of finesse and hang time. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Feb 19, 2014 / 12:00 am

Video: Gerald Green Dunk-A-Palooza In Denver

Kenneth Faried, Gerald Green

Kenneth Faried, Gerald Green

Early in the first quarter on Tuesday night, the Suns’ Gerald Green was given the opportunity to showcase his mind-boggling athleticism and insane vertical in front of the Denver crowd. Goran Dragic dribbled the ball up the court in transition and spotted Green streaking towards the rim. The Dragon immediately threw up a long lob for Green, who soared over Kenneth Faried to attack the rim with fury. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 10, 2014 / 10:45 am

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (2.10)

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

The Staples Center sets up shop for some of the best dunks and alley-oops you’ll see this year.

The league’s greatest athletes certainly haven’t taken any time off now that we’re in the second half of the season. After composing a list of the 100 best dunks from the first half of the season, it’s clear that with teams getting into midseason form and ready to make playoff runs that we’re going to see the best brought out in everybody. 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 »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 4, 2014 / 12:30 am

Video: Randy Foye’s Insane Game-Winning Three-Pointer

Randy Foye

Randy Foye (Chris Humphreys/USA)

At first, Monday night’s game seemed like a brain freeze by the Denver Nuggets. They were down two at home against the Clippers, and J.J. Hickson was at the top of the key holding the ball with a building panic on his face and in the surrounding Pepsi Center crowd. The clock kept ticking under five-seconds, then under four, and still Hickson is stuck holding the ball looking for a teammate. Finally, with under three seconds left, former Clipper Randy Foye sprinted to take the hand-off. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 20, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week

Blake Griffin

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

An NBA player did something this week that hasn’t been seen in over a decade and was previously performed by the league’s greatest dunker in a Slam Dunk Contest.

So, yeah, it was a good week for dunks, especially when the rest of the dunks consist of unlikely posters from unlikely names, including an act of vengeance from a certain Washington Wizards guard. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Video: J.J. Hickson Smashes On Derrick Favors

J.J. Hickson

J.J. Hickson (Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

The Utah Jazz surprised the Denver Nuggets Monday night with a 118-103 win in Salt Lake City. The Jazz are tied with the Kings at the bottom of the Western Conference, but after so many early-season struggles, they’ve won four of their last six. Conversely, the Nuggets are in the No. 9 spot out West and another loss dropped them precariously close to a sub .500 record for the year. Despite the loss, new Nugget J.J. Hickson found time to smash a dunk on rim-protector, Derrick Favors. Read More »

NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 4:15 pm

NBA’s 20 Most Underpaid Players

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (photo. Reebok Basketball)

The term underpaid isn’t the perfect adjective to describe athletes who make a pretty penny when compared to the common person. So I am going to take this somewhere my editors might not want me to go, but we are going to discuss NBA players providing great value in relation to their respective contracts. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 18, 2013 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 15 Best GIFs This Season

Lance Stephenson, Tony Allen

Basketball fanatics know that the world is a better place when the NBA is in full swing. While the season has yet to reach its quarter mark, the best basketball on the planet has not disappointed its fans, as multiple game-winners, phenomenal displays of athleticism, and renewed rivalries have all come out of the woodwork in the early season. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 11, 2013 / 10:45 pm

J.J. Hickson’s Crunk Dunk Puts Marvin Williams On His Rump

JJ Hickson, Marvin Williams

Someone should check on Marvin Williams to see if he’s still conscious. All the talk of tanking in Denver, but J.J. Hickson is having NONE OF THAT with the early dunk of the year. Read More »