TAG: Karl Malone

NBA / Oct 18, 2012 / 4:30 pm

The Real Winner From The Kevin Love Injury

Al Jefferson

NBA legend Karl Malone made a visit to the NBA TV studios on Tuesday night, and while his analysis came down to stuff like “He’s really good” and “I like the way he plays,” I will give him credit for one thing he pointed out: Utah is deep, talented, and is probably the biggest sleeper in the entire Western Conference. Of course, the Mailman admitted he’s biased. But he’s still right. And while Kevin Love‘s injury might finally put more of a spotlight on the Jazz and their criminally underrated frontline, it also could have a major effect on which teams end up making the playoffs. Read More »

NBA / Oct 4, 2012 / 11:45 am

Video: The Best of Dennis Rodman

dennis rodman highlights

This was originally posted on our basketball video site HouseofHighlights.com the other day, but since we got a great response to it, we thought we’d pop it here as well. Enjoy…

I’m not going to lie, I was laughing my ass off going through these videos. No way Dennis Rodman gets away with any of this stuff if he was playing today. Not a chance.

There’s more out there, but here are Rodman’s Greatest Hits. Read More »

NBA / Oct 1, 2012 / 4:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Most Unlikely Comebacks

Tracy McGrady

Not since 1999 at Brookline has the chaste golf world let its hair down quite like it did yesterday at Medinah for the Ryder Cup. If you didn’t happen to catch the only tournament that sounds like a college football game, Europe tied a record for largest comeback to beat the U.S., and rallying from a 10-6 hole to win 14.5-13.5. It sent the Euros into a Moet-soaked celebration and the wife of former world No. 1 Luke Donald to tweet, “FYI Sergio gets drunk on 1 beer…” Read More »

Video / Sep 28, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: The NBA’s Craziest High Top Fades Of The 1980s

J.R. Reid

Can you imagine what the future generation will be saying about us? They’ll have plenty of ammo with Russell Westbrook‘s clearance rack shirts, Dwyane Wade‘s Dwyane Wade-ness and the overall hipster movement infecting the NBA. Back in the day – the 1980s – there were some questionable fashion choices as well. The high top fade could either be really dope or really bad. Watch this video and decide for yourself who rocked it right. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Aug 29, 2012 / 10:00 am

We Reminisce: Karl Malone’s Most Incredible Game Ever

Karl Malone

It’s the recent and litereally age-old topic that’s dominated, at least for me, the NBA summer stories: How did the the summer of 2012 become such a gold mine for older players? Now that we’re left to track the free agency workouts of Josh Harrellson, July’s blitz can seem so long ago, I realize. But take a long, eight-week look back at some of the biggest winners of free agency: Jason Kidd, Tim Duncan, Ray Allen, Chauncey Billups, Marcus Camby, Kevin Garnett, Grant Hill, Steve Nash and Jason Terry all scored deals, and of the bunch, only Billups’ is for one-year. Is modern medicine that much better since Karl Malone‘s rookie year in 1985, when five players were 35 or older, to last season, when there were 29? Read More »

NBA / Aug 7, 2012 / 3:30 pm

The Top 5 Worst NBA Nicknames

Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose is the last relevant member of the Fab Five, parlaying his NBA career into an ESPN NBA analyst job and Grantland podcaster. Well, apparently Jalen doesn’t consider himself a part of the everyday media machine, even though he’s a part of the 30-second attention-grabbing proclamations that berate us through the television day in and day out. In a recent radio appearance, Rose took the opportunity to reproach the recently nicknamed “Fab Five” U.S. women’s gymnastics team under the guise of laziness, even if this was only a veiled defense of his own unique distinction as one of Michigan basketball’s five fabulous freshmen. Here’s what Jalen had to say: Read More »

Smack / Jul 25, 2012 / 11:21 pm

Mavs Are Favorites To Get Dwight Howard In 2013; AK-47 To Minnesota

Dwight Howard 2012 NBA All-Star

So let’s say you’re Dwight Howard. You’re stuck in no man’s land, having destroyed your reputation almost beyond repair – seriously, will anyone look at the big man the same way again? This Dwightmare will follow him for the rest of his career. At least The Decision was a one-time deal – and you might actually have to suit up with the Orlando Magic come Halloween. If you needed a recipe for “How to create a PR disaster” then seeing Howard and the Magic trying to work out this marriage through the first half of 2012-13 will be it. How Orlando hasn’t moved on yet, we have no clue. There’s one rule that goes with trading superstars in the NBA, and it’s this: you never get equal value. Holding out only makes it worse. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 19, 2012 / 12:30 pm

Paying Homage To Utah Jazz Legends With Art & T-Shirts

Jerry Sloan

When you think about the Utah Jazz, the first thing that comes to your mind is the Hall of Fame duo of John Stockton and Karl Malone. Of course, one of the great architects of this duo is Jerry Sloan, who coached the Jazz for 23 seasons. It is safe to say that these three are still held in high regard in Utah and among Jazz fans. Read More »

Olympics, We Reminisce / Jun 19, 2012 / 11:30 am

We Reminisce: The Other Dream Teams

USA Basketball

As we touched on last week, NBA TV’s documentary “The Dream Team” was pretty, pretty, pretty great. While we gave you a look at some of the top plays and what we learned from “The Dream Team,” it’s important to remember that there were two more “Dream Teams” – the 1994 “Dream Team II” and the 1996 “Dream Team III.” Read More »

Olympics / Jun 14, 2012 / 1:30 pm

The 10 Most Important Things We Learned From ‘The Dream Team’

The Dream Team

Finally, we’ve seen the Monte Carlo tapes. I can speak only for myself when it comes to seeing “The Dream Team” documentary that NBA TV debuted on Wednesday that had been 20 years in the making, but watching the full-court scrimmage between one of the greatest groupings of talent, ever, was a long-awaited highlight. Read More »