TAG: Jonas Valanciunas

GIFs, NBA / Apr 6, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIF: Brandon Knight Hammers On Jonas Valanciunas

Brandon Knight, Jonas Valanciunas

Brandon Knight, Jonas Valanciunas (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

After a big block on Birdman, and a game-winner against the Knicks, Brandon Knight continues his slow recovery from last season’s cataclysmic stuff by DeAndre Jordan. Saturday night, he did his own rendition. Even though the Bucks lost gameNo. 63, 102-98, on one sequence Knight showed off his hops. 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 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

6 Rebuilding NBA Teams That Could Takeover In The Future

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

This NBA season, it seems some teams are in full tank mode. If you just take a look at the Eastern Conference standings alone, you will understand. This year’s NBA Draft prospects are the perfect cash crops for GMs and owners around the league who are looking to rebuild their teams. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 3, 2014 / 9:45 pm

GIFs: Raptors Feed Big Man Jonas Valanciunas For A Pair Of Slams

Jonas Valanciunas

Jonas Valanciunas (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

These two buckets by Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas might say more about the defense of the Wizards than it does about the cutting ability of the second-year Lithuanian, but he finished a pair of zapped entry passes with two-handed dunks that almost ripped the rim off the glass. The primary culprit for Washington on both plays was Marcin Gortat. Read More »

NBA / Dec 30, 2013 / 4:15 pm

5 Teams That Will Resurrect The Eastern Conference Next Year

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA’s Eastern Conference is in need of immediate assistance because outside of the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, there are 13 other teams that are on life support.

The Atlanta Hawks are the only other team in the East with a record above .500 and that’s not going to last much longer with Al Horford now out indefinitely. That leaves the likes of the Charlotte Bobcats, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards to compete for the coveted third seed. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 10, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Iman Shumpert & The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks From Last Week

Iman Shumpert

Counting down from 10 to one, it’s the NBA’s best dunks of the week, plus another day or two, since November 29. Among those featured include the usual theatrics of the Miami Heat’s All-Star duo, a pair of reverse slams, and a top four that’s complete with nothing but devastating posterizations. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music

Drake

Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)

Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 17, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Blazers’ Nicolas Batum Puts Jonas Valanciunas On A Poster

Nicolas Batum Jonas Valanciunas

Nicolas Batum never appears to be straining. This sometimes makes it seem like he’s coasting through games, but that’s a mistake. While on the wing today as his Blazers faced the Raptors at the Moda Center (formerly the Rose Garden), he faked using a pick, and drove baseline. Jonas Valanciunas met him at the rim, which was a mistake. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 7, 2013 / 11:30 am

NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week

Jonas Valanciunas, LeBron James

Have you missed these lists? Of course you have. One of the most eye-catching parts of basketball are the dunks thrown down by some of the world’s highest leapers and the chance that any game will feature a jam that will be remembered far beyond the game’s conclusion. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Nov 5, 2013 / 10:45 pm

Jonas Valanciunas Actually Posterizes LeBron James

Jonas Valanciunas, LeBron James

Second year Raptors forward Jonas Valanciunas got a pass on the block tonight right as LeBron James was rotating over to contest. They both jumped, LeBron just couldn’t meet the 7-0 Lithuanian at the ball, and yes, got posterized. Read More »