TAG: Karl Malone

Latest News / Sep 18, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Kevin Durant Says Karl Malone Calls Him Up When He’s Struggling

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant‘s had a busy summer. First, he made a somewhat controversial decision to drop out of the FIBA World Cup, citing physical and mental exhaustion. After that, Under Armour and Nike got into a bidding war for his services. Durant ultimately chose to stay with the swoosh. As he prepares for the start of a new season, Durant sat down with Esquire for an interview, and talked how about he’s developing a close friendship with Karl Malone. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Teams Have More Twitter Fun With #NBAMovies

Joel Embiid, Beetle Juice

A refreshingly large number of NBA teams have upped their Twitter ante recently, adding photoshops, memes, and general engagement to common posts of team updates and franchise promotions. Many killed it earlier this summer with #NBASitcoms, an amusing exercise in combining the names of players and beloved television shows. It’s seemed inevitable in the interim that #NBAMovies was soon to follow, and today teams finally made good on that certainty. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 1, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Greatest Power Forwards In NBA History

Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan

Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA has been a big man’s league for a long time, dating all the way back to George Mikan and Bill Russell. But as the center position has increasingly moved to the perimeter, the emphasis has shifted to the four man. In today’s game, a great power forward is tasked with everything from blocking shots to stretching the defense and making three-pointers. Read More »

Video / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:45 am

Hysterical New Foot Locker X adidas Ad Starring Damian Lillard: “No Rings”

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. Foot Locker)

Fresh off his recent extension with adidas, Blazers point guard Damian Lillard stars in a new commercial for Foot Locker entitled “No Rings.” In the spot, Dame tells a friend on the phone “the last thing I want to be is one of those guys that never won a ring.” Except, Chris Webber, Karl Malone, and NFL Hall of Famers LaDainian Tomlinson and Barry Sanders are barbecuing with Dame while he’s talking, and all of them take offense to the crack. Check out the priceless new spot after the jump. Read More »

NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 1:45 pm

10 NBA Stars Who Finished Careers In The Most Unexpected Places

Michael Jordan

The trajectory of a player’s career doesn’t always include the storybook ending of playing in the location that meant most to them. Often times, you’ll find veterans bouncing from franchise to franchise, what you might call ring chasing. As you’ll see in the case of the veterans on this list, the traditional colors they wore throughout their career were sometimes traded in for the colors of a team they rode the bench with. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Draft Classes Of All Time

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

The 2014 NBA Draft has seen an enormous amount of hype, if it yields anything less than three or four future stars, it will be considered a disappointment. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum and Julius Randle highlight a cast of talented youngsters. Assuming some of these NBA hopefuls reach their ceilings, we could be looking back at this draft class as one of the best ever. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

A Breakdown Of Every 60-Point Game In NBA History

Carmelo Anthony

There is a special place of being, an existential plateau that transcends the game of hoops. When an individual has no fear and the utmost confidence, we as the fans get to witness something truly special. Last week, Carmelo Anthony had a scoring explosion that will be remembered by Knicks fans long after his modest achievements with the franchise are forgotten. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Western Conference Starting Lineups

Dirk Nowitzki

Not everyone can have the same history as the L.A. Lakers or even the San Antonio Spurs. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Western Conference starting lineups. From Wilt all the way down to Wally — yes, Wally Szczerbiak — here are the top players at every position for every West franchise. Read More »

NBA / Dec 17, 2013 / 12:30 pm

LeBron James’ Near Triple-Double Still Puts Him In Rare Company

LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

On the eve of being named Google’s most searched NBA player of the year, LeBron James came up short for a triple-double during Miami’s scorching shooting win over the Utah Jazz Monday night at American Airlines Arena, 117-94. Despite only scoring 30 points, grabbing nine rebounds and dishing nine assists, LeBron joined only five other players since the 1985-86 season to have such a domineering all-around game. Read More »

NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

50 Best Nicknames In NBA History

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect”Paul Pierce

In many cases, what Pierce said was true (see what I did there?). Many guys on this list earned their nicknames for great play on the court, and by no coincidence most of the best players in the history of the league appear on this list. Others earned their nicknames from funny commercials or movies, while still more earned them for just funny looks. We stayed away from shortening of names like “T-Mac” and “J-Kidd” or initials like “KJ,” focusing simply on the best nicknames. Read More »