TAG: John Lucas

College, NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Big Dreams & Long Shots: Life On The NBA’s Fringe

Steve Tchiengang

Steve Tchiengang (photo. Vanderbilt University)

Every kid who grows up playing basketball dreams of playing in the NBA one day. However, 99 percent of kids with that dream never actually achieve it. For some, the dream is shattered as they get cut from their high school team. For others it comes when, after a successful high school career, the only colleges willing to accept you are Division III. And for some more, the realization that they will never play in the NBA comes in college when they are sitting on the bench behind players who will likely get a chance to achieve their childhood dream someday. Read More »

Free Agency, NBA / Jun 19, 2012 / 2:30 pm

Report: Jason Kidd “Can’t Rule Out The Bulls” In Free Agency

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd wants a team where he can win with a reduced role. That could still be the Mavericks, but the longtime Dallas point guard has also said today he’s eyeing another team once July 1 hits: The BullsRead More »

Smack / Apr 27, 2012 / 1:08 am

The NBA Playoffs Are Set; The Bobcats Are The Worst Team Ever

Josh Smith

Josh Smith (photo. Blake Peterson)

Normally, we’d start a 13-game night off with some recaps, but since the average margin of victory across the NBA last night was like 87 points, it felt good just to look forward to the weekend. The regular season is over and the matchups are set. In the West, it’ll be San Antonio and Utah, OKC against Dallas, the Lakers taking on Denver and then Memphis hosting the Clippers. The East looks pretty good as well: Chicago takes on Philly, Miami and New York do battle, Indiana will host whatever’s left of the Magic, and even though they’re the No. 4 seed, Boston will open the playoffs in the ATL. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 20, 2012 / 11:22 am

Video: LeBron James Levels John Lucas – Good Basketball or a Dirty play?

lebron james john lucas screen

Last night, after LeBron leveled John Lucas with this backcourt screen (and proceeded to beast the Bulls), I caught someone on Twitter wondering how frightening James would be if he attacked everyone the way he goes after Lucas.

Watch ‘Bron crush Lucas here. Yo John, your teammates need to give you a heads up when 6-8, 250 pounds is about to blindside you: Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 20, 2012 / 11:15 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.20

Danny Granger

Danny Granger (photo. Stephen Hill)

Beast of the Night: Danny Granger notched 29 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four three-pointers last night. He shot 35 percent (7-20) from the floor and 100 percent (11-11) from the free-throw line, and had one turnover. For the season, Granger has pretty much fulfilled expectations by putting up top 30 numbers. So far in April, he’s averaging 23.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.9 threes per game, while shooting 48 percent from the field and 96 percent from the free-throw line. Read More »

Smack / Apr 20, 2012 / 1:23 am

Dwight Howard’s Gone; Everyone Playing Thursday Tries To Fight

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas)

So long, Superman. It was reported late that Dwight Howard will undergo season-ending back surgery on his herniated disc, news his agent and the team confirmed. After Stan Van Gundy said Dwight wanted him fired a couple weeks back, Howard missed a couple games with back spasms. Everyone read that to mean: I’ve given up. Turns out, the back injury is no joke. Just ask David Robinson, whose career had a painful end because of a similar injury. Now Howard’s out for the Olympics, too, which means Spain has one fewer U.S. big man to worry about. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 20, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.20

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Nike Basketball)

Beast of the Night: Dirk Nowitzki finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a block and three three-pointers in just 31:21 of work last night. He shot 63 percent (12-19) from the floor and 75 percent (6-8) from the free-throw line, and had three turnovers. Diggler’s finally clicking and has been a top 15 contributor in the past month. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 15, 2012 / 11:15 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.15

Channing Frye

Channing Frye

Beast of the Night: Channing Frye posted 26 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, four blocks and five three-pointers last night. He shot 56 percent (10-18) from the floor and 100 percent (1-1) from the free-throw line, and had two turnovers. After a poor start to the season, Frye has picked things up since February. He’s been a top 70 asset so far this season, which is about in line with expectations. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 30, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Top 5 Dunks Of LeBron James’ NBA Career

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. David Alvarez)

Thank you John Lucas for getting in the way. LeBron James and the dunk of the season would’ve happened regardless, but you had to go and intervene. Not on purpose. It was quite obvious you never even saw him coming. That play might end up being the best dunk of James’ career. In 2020, it might not even be close. Read More »

Smack / Jan 12, 2012 / 2:03 am

Clippers & Miami Play A Thriller; Kobe Bryant Goes For 40 Again

Chris Paul (photo. Zach Wolfe)

Chris Paul (photo. Zach Wolfe)

You talkin’ about playoffs? The atmosphere in the Clippers overtime win over Miami felt like an NBA Finals game. Down the stretch, we can’t remember the last time we’d seen so many bodies hitting the deck. Miami really should’ve won it during regulation. But LeBron (23 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists) fouled Chauncey Billups on a three, as well as going half n’ half at the line two times in a row at the end of the game (Damn he looked uncomfortable at the end of the game). It stayed close all the way through the overtime until Mario Chalmers (18 points) missed a three. With the Heat down three, they couldn’t get a foul, DeAndre Jordan (six huge blocks) got a wide-open jam, Erik Spoelstra flipped out and got tossed and the Clippers had a 95-89 win … Read More »