TAG: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA / Oct 3, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Dwight Howard Feels Like An “Even Bigger Villain” This Year But Vows To Change Perception By Winning

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard, Craig Sager, (photo. Instagram/houstonrockets)

New Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has courted controversy for the last two summers. In the summer of 2012, it was all about what the Magic would do with their malcontent superstar. This past summer, it was where he would go in free agency. He turned down more money to stay with the Lakers and signed with the Rockets. He now feels like an “even bigger villain,” but he’s vowing to change that perception by bringing a title to Houston. Read More »

NBA / Sep 17, 2013 / 1:15 pm

The 25 Best Duos In NBA History

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook (photo. Rob Hammer)

It’s an almost impossible task for one man to carry a NBA team. We are seeing more and more players with unique skill-sets flock into the league each year, which is why some superstars are pairing up with one another. Over time, many superstar combos seamlessly gelled together. Read More »

GIFs, Twitter / Sep 16, 2013 / 10:45 am

Video: Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First NBA Game

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (photo. @kaj33)

I’ve been busy this weekend moving from Brooklyn to just outside the city that birthed one of the most dominating centers in NBA history: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Before Kareem — when he went by Lew Alcinder, and before he would win 6 MVP awards and 5 NBA titles over a twenty-year Hall-of-Fame career — Lew was the 3-time NCAA champion making his pro debut in Milwaukee as he shared on Friday. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 10, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Shaq’s All-Time Starting Five Will Surprise You

Reebok Shaqnosis

Reebok Shaqnosis (photo. Reebok)

Shaquille O’Neal stopped by Rucker Park last night to take in some of the action on the legendary Harlem court and talk about the upcoming re-release of his celebrated Reebok creation, the Shaqnosis. We also asked Shaq about his all-time starting five and his answer might give you a suprise. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 16, 2013 / 10:16 pm

Photo: Brittney Griner & Kareem Compare The Size Of Their Hands

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Brittney Griner

After tutoring Andrew Bynum during the big man’s first few years in the NBA, legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is working out the WNBA’s No. 1 draft pick Brittney Griner this summer. Among other things, he’s *gasp* teaching her how to shoot the skyhook. If perfected, that would be a truly unstoppable shot in the WNBA, especially with Griner’s size. Read More »

Smack / Apr 25, 2013 / 12:35 am

Oklahoma City Thunder Survive Massive Meltdown; The Georges Rip Atlanta a New One; A Brittney Griner Photo Leaves Us Speechless

Russell Westbrook

Mid-way through the fourth quarter of last night’s Thunder/Rockets game, Oklahoma City was up 15 at one point and for a minute Houston looked like they were just trying to stay in touch. Russell Westbrook (29 points) was slashing to the cup, Serge Ibaka was knocking down mid-range jumpers and Kevin Martin was pump-faking everyone in red to stick wide open threes. It was about to be bad for Houston. But then a crazy mix of James Harden (36 points), Patrick Beverley and Carlos Delfino happened, Read More »

NBA / Apr 22, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Top 25 Buzzer-Beaters & Game-Winners In NBA Playoff History

Michael Jordan

This year’s NBA Playoffs haven’t gotten off to a very exciting start. The home teams are 8-0, and the majority of those games haven’t been close. The best part of the weekend was actually probably Kobe Bryant‘s consistent tweeting. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 7, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Million Dollar Ballers “Goggles” Collection

Million Dollar Ballers "Googles" Collection

Million Dollar Ballers “Goggles” Collection (photo. Million Dollar Ballers)

After hitting gold with their last couple of collections, Million Dollar Ballers might’ve outdone themselves again. Their latest collection honors the greatest frontcourt ever to strap on goggles: the Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy and Kurt Rambis. Read More »

NBA / Dec 6, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Can Kobe Break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s All-Time Scoring Record? Dime Debates

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

With Lakers guard Kobe Bryant becoming the fifth and fastest player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, Dime is looking at all angles of the five-time champion’s career today. (Hey, we already called him the greatest player since 2000.) It’s equal parts celebration and examination of one of the NBA’s most polarizing and talented players in history. Read More »

NBA / Oct 19, 2012 / 11:45 am

10 Important NBA Records That Could Be Broken Soon

Michael Jordan

Records are made to be broken, right? Statistics in sports serve as a bridge between eras, a way to compare the greats of the past with the stars of today. A quick look at some of the NBA’s most impressive statistical records reveals the true legends of the game of basketball. Seeing, in numbers, the dominance and consistency of the all-time greats offers an appreciation of the magical moments on the hardwood as well as a measuring stick for the super stars today. Read More »