/ Aug 16, 2012 / 2:30 pm
Colin Cowherd has really jumped on the anti-Michael Jordan train these days – not Cowherd himself, but bringing guests onto his ESPN Radio show to rebut the notion that MJ is the greatest ever. First it was Jim Boeheim making a mere suggestion that LeBron James might be a better player than MJ. And now it’s former NBAer John Salley, who said that MJ isn’t the greatest either. And, even worse, he names five players who he thinks were better. So for those of you counting at home, Michael Jordan isn’t one of the five greatest players ever. According to John Salley, that is. Read More »
/ Aug 15, 2012 / 2:30 pm
The Lakers have not had much success with homegrown big men since Vlade Divac and Elden Campbell left the Forum. Those players, picked in back-to-back drafts in 1989 and 1990, were the last big men who could say they developed past role player status after Los Angeles drafted them. Paul Rogers (1997) never played a game, while Mark Madsen‘s best claim to glory is his dancing at the 2001 NBA title parade. Brian Cook‘s best year was 7.9 points per game in less than 20 minutes; Ronny Turiaf was solid but nothing you’d feed in the post. Now, star Dwight Howard comes via trade to replace L.A.’s best homegrown effort, Andrew Bynum. Even if Howard is only around for this one season in L.A., he can do one, easy thing to finish what Bynum never did. Read More »
/ Jun 11, 2012 / 11:00 am
The Finals are finally here. Every fan of the game knows this, of course, but after a season that almost entered a “nuclear winter,” to borrow Commissioner David Stern‘s phrase, the simple fact of its existence is something to be happy about. It’s not the only thing to be excited about, however. Read More »
If we believe that every cliche begins as at least of kernel of truth, I can confidently say that Tim Duncan is the player that “individual accomplishments don’t mean anything to.” Case in point: He became the career leader in playoff blocks but couldn’t have cared less. Read More »
Shaquille O’Neal will be returning to Hollywood, as he will be joining Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Kevin James in the sequel to “Grown Ups,” creatively called “Grown Ups 2.” Shaq made a cameo appearance in Sandler’s recent box office bomb “Jack and Jill” and must have showcased some acting skills to Sandler that garnered him this role.
We all know Shaq is an actor extraordinaire, appearing in blockbuster films like “Kazaam” and “Steel.” It got us thinking what is the best movie performance by a NBA player? Read More »
/ Apr 12, 2012 / 4:21 pm
Not everyone gets to take a bow like they want to after winning the NBA MVP. We’ve seen it by now, that some MVPs portend a superstar future (Jordan in 1987-88) or one that won’t ever reach higher (Allen Iverson in 2000-01).
Those evaluations, though, rarely come so quickly as the next season. This isn’t a knock against Derrick Rose of Chicago, who had such an incredible second season last year that he took home the Bulls’ first MVP since Jordan. Even if you’re a hardened Eastern Conference fan, you had to at least begrudgingly give him his due after getting 25.0 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game. Read More »
/ Mar 20, 2012 / 4:30 pm
*Spencer Haywood is a revolutionary for social change, a forefather of the sports entertainment business, and during his 13-year career in the NBA and ABA, was arguably the most talented basketball player of all time. Don’t believe it? Go straight to the source and ask.
We did, and this story can be found in the newest issue of Dime, Dime #68, on newsstands now…* Read More »
/ Dec 29, 2011 / 11:00 am
It is pretty rare when an elite superstar, a player at the top of their game, is traded off by a team. Circumstances have to reach a boiling point where the team is not going anywhere or the player sees greener pastures and nothing will stop that fixation. In the NBA today, superstars (and those who think they are superstars) are all built the same. If their team has not won a championship or when they see their friends winning them in a brief amount of time, they see it as a need for a new setting. Read More »
/ Dec 7, 2011 / 3:00 pm
This piece first appeared on the Foot Locker Unlocked Blog
Without a doubt, Blake Griffin had a great rookie season last year averaging 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He played in the All-Star Game, won Rookie of the Year and made his team better overall. But does he crack the list of the Top 10 Rookie Seasons In NBA History? Not even close. With that, take a minute to see the 10 most amazing freshman campaigns ever. Read More »
The driving force behind NBA 2K12 was that it allowed you to determine, once and for all, the greatest player of all time. Now, with the downloadable content add-on “Legends Showcase,” you have 45 new NBA greats to choose from, and this time, the battle is going down in the center of Times Square.
I got a chance to get a sneak peak of the “Legends Showcase” add-on from our friends at Access Communications, and I came away feeling as though I could play these new modes for hours. Read More »