This past weekend, The Barclays Center hosted the 2014 EBC Celebrity Challenge, which featured some notable NBA talent and streetball players from various regions. In the first annual game at the Barclays, the three-game showdown featured players such as Marcus Williams (LA Team), Nolan Smith (DMV Team), Jarret Jack ( DMV Team), Erving Walker (NY Team) and other notable ballers. Read More »
There were a lot of ancillary deals on top of a few we’ve already mentioned as the NBA’s trade deadline came and went at 3 p.m. today. We told you about the stunner at the end between the Pacers and Sixers, and the Bucks-Bobcats swap that improved Charlotte’s three-point shooting. Then there was the three-teamer sending 37-year-old Andre Miller to Washington to back up John Wall, and the Spencer Hawes dump to the Cavs for youngsters as Sam Hinkie continues to stockpile picks and money like they’re nuclear weapons and it’s 1968. Finally, last night Steve Blake got dealt to the Warriors. Here are the rest of deals that went down during a hectic 24 hours. Read More »
Jordan Hamilton of the Nuggets was tossed in the early part of the fourth quarter when an official spotted him cocking his arm like he was going to punch Thunder rookie Steven Adams. Hamilton didn’t actually punch Adams at all, and just ran back up the court, but it was enough to get ejected. Read More »
It’s no surprise that NBA players are some of the biggest sneakerheads in the world. You can see them rocking the most exclusive kicks on a daily basis, in part because they’re always around the culture and, more importantly, because they can get basically anything they want. And thanks to Instagram, we’re getting a better look now at what’s on their feet than ever before. Read More »
/ Oct 2, 2013 / 10:45 am
Jordan Hamilton and Quincy Miller of the Denver Nuggets showed off a couple of trick shots during NBA Media Day earlier this week. While it’s not really preparing for the season, any time you can toss the ball off the wall directly into the hoop, we’re glad someone was filming. Read More »
The 6-7 guard/forward Jordan Hamilton might have only averaged 9.9 minutes per game in each of his first two seasons in Denver, with only three career starts to his name. But he upped his PER from 13.9 in his first year to 16.9 last season and his 36 minute projections at Basketball-Reference are pretty good for next year. One thing he couldn’t keep up like his PER, were his shorts last night during LVSL action against the Pelicans. Read More »
/ Oct 27, 2012 / 3:10 am
Friday meant the final day of the preseason, which means there are no more chances to prove why fringe players are worthy of making a 15-man roster. There are about three dozen guys or so around the league keeping their cell phones charged and nearby in the next 24 hours. Stressful? Yeah, we’d say so. Read More »
/ Jul 11, 2012 / 11:00 am
NBA Summer League games begin Friday in Las Vegas, which is like the opening day of the NCAA Tournament for fans who can’t get enough of watching NBA prospects fighting for roster spots. Lottery players vs. undrafted nobodies, the guaranteed vs. the scrappy. It’s a preview of the next young crop of players who will shape the league. Off all the 23 teams and all of around 300 players involved who aren’t the top pick Anthony Davis, these are the top five most interesting players to watch. Read More »
Nuggets rookie Jordan Hamilton, who just yesterday we told you is one of the NBA’s top five players who need more playing time, didn’t disappoint our prediction Wednesday night.
Playing against the Clippers in his hometown of Los Angeles, Hamilton went from the left baseline to Reggie Evans‘ mug in two dribbles before closing with a one-handed facial. Even with a tough crowd that’s grown used to Blake Griffin‘s acrobatics, the dunk got the crowd going. Read More »
/ Feb 22, 2012 / 4:30 pm
Two weeks into Jeremy Lin‘s Mach-speed rise to fame, more intel comes out daily about his crazier-than-fiction journey. Specifically, just how fine a line he walked from being another nobody to the most popular guy from New York City to Palo Alto, Calif.
Case in point: Reports have shown the Knicks were considering cutting the point guard soon after their game with New Jersey on Feb. 4. He needed the chance to play and got it against the Nets, which led to 25 points and seven assists, which led to the chance to score 28 against the Jazz three days later, which led to world domination (or something close to it) now. Read More »