TAG: J.J. Redick

High School / Apr 2, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Grayson Allen On Winning Dunk Contests & Playing For Duke

Grayson Allen

Grayson Allen (Joshua S. Kelly/USA TODAY Sports)

I can’t lie to you, when I saw Grayson Allen was in the lineup for the Powerade Jam Fest at the McDonald’s All-American Games, the only outcome I saw coming was this. But, then he did this.

If you can’t tell, that’s 7-0 Jahlil Okafor he’s jumping over. Read More »

College / Feb 12, 2014 / 4:30 pm

5 Of The Most Iconic Moments In Duke/UNC History

Austin Rivers

Duke will travel down the road to Chapel Hill tonight to take on North Carolina in an epic rivalry game at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. This is perhaps the greatest rivalry in sports–along with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The schools are separated by only eight miles but you can tell both of these colleges really hate each other. Read More »

NBA / Jan 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

5 NBA Teams That Could Save Jimmer Fredette’s Career

Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer Fredette (Marc Lebryk/USA TODAY Sports)

For those who follow college basketball, we all remember the 2010-2011 season. “Jimmermania” they called it in Provo, Utah on the campus at BYU. Whenever Jimmer Fredette scored a high number of points versus opponents, Cougars fans would often chant “you got Jimmered!” The chant first broke out on the night of Jan. 26, 2011 after a 43-point performance, leading his squad to an upset against No. 4 San Diego State, handing the Aztecs their first loss of that season. That night, even Kevin Durant, arguably one of the NBA’s best scorers, took notice of the Aztecs getting “Jimmered” Read More »

College / Jan 14, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best College Teams Of The Past Decade

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

The best college basketball teams of the decade is a debate that can take forever to hash out, depending on how you define best. When people think of best their first thought is probably always going to be championships. Although that is a great indicator, should that be the only measuring stick to judge the quality of a team and the lasting impression it left on a decade? Read More »

NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 30 Biggest Unsung Heroes

Andray Blatche

Khris Middleton (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

Behind every great team, the superstars and the dynasties, are the guys that the average fans don’t know about. Regardless of the amount of talent at the top of the roster, coaches are forced to look for production from role players on a nightly basis. While the average fan may not realize these players exist, their impact, while consistently failing to show up in the box scores, is not disregarded by teammates or coaches. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 3 Best Pickups (1.13)

J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

NBA / Dec 6, 2013 / 1:45 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Backcourts

Chris Paul

Wesley Matthews (photo. Aaron Hewitt)

Injuries and underwhelming play have completely changed the dynamics of this list. You’re used to seeing backcourts like the Deron Williams-Joe Johnson duo in Brooklyn or the Steve Nash-Kobe Bryant tandem in Los Angeles or Oklahoma City’s pair in Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha. Even the tandem of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler would stand out as one of the league’s top starting backcourts. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Dec 1, 2013 / 12:15 am

Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins Refuses To Shake J.J. Redick’s Hand

J.J. Redick, DeMarcus Cousins

Perhaps DeMarcus Cousins has mysophobia? Or maybe the 6-11 Kings big man just hates the Clippers that much. After grabbing Isaiah Thomas away from Chris Paul last week, he refused to shake J.J. Redick‘s hand during Friday’s Kings-Clips game. The reaction from Redick is perfect befuddlement. Read More »

NBA / Nov 8, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Why The Clippers Will Make The NBA Finals

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Daymon Gardner)

The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t had expectations this high in years. Since Chris Paul joined the team they have made strides, becoming a title contender and increasing their win total by at least eight games in each of the last two seasons.

Despite having an average start to the season, the Clippers have shown glimpses of a team ready to push their way into being a top team in the NBA. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 5, 2013 / 10:00 am

Video: Chris Paul Puts Jeremy Lin On Ice & The Clippers Hand The Rockets Their First Loss

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Instagram/cp3)

The Jeremy Lin jeers continue. The rising tide of Linsanity crested two season’s ago, and now pseudo-analysts (aka anyone with a Twitter account) can’t wait to churn flotsam all over his game. Chris Paul made that an easy task last night, juking and stuttering as he generally bamboozled the Taiwanese-born Lin. The Rockets didn’t recover from the Clippers’ backcourt onslaught during Dwight Howard‘s return to Staples Center. Read More »