TAG: Kenneth Faried

GIFs, NBA, Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

These 360 Degree Videos Of Team USA Posing With Gold Medals Are Awesome

Derrick Rose, James Harden

Derrick Rose, James Harden (photo. FIBA Vine)

Among the things we loved most about the World Cup were the unique replays and camera angles offered by the FIBA broadcast team. We were privy to awesome views of the games in Spain to which we simply aren’t accustomed from NBA action, and it made the rare August-September basketball even better than we were anticipating. Though Team USA took down upstart Serbia in the gold medal game yesterday and officially ended the tournament in the process, the FIBA experience was far from over for fans. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Sep 14, 2014 / 4:09 pm

Video: Derrick Rose Touch Pass For The Two-Handed Kenneth Faried Flush

Kenneth Faried

USA Basketball is running a three-point shooting clinic in their gold medal game against Serbia this Sunday afternoon. But with most of America watching football, the men’s basketball team continues to show off their athleticism in the World Cup with a scramble for the ball at mid-court leading to a Kenneth Faried slam after a gorgeous feed from Derrick Rose. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 11, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Watch Kenneth Faried Continue FIBA Dunking Onslaught Versus Lithuania

Kenneth Faried

Team USA breakout star and World Cup MVP candidate Kenneth Faried entered the Americans’ semifinal game against Lithuania today shooting a scintillating 71.6 percent from the floor. After a 3-of-7 performance in the United States’ 96-68 win, however, Faried’s tourney-long field goal percentage has fallen to 67.6. Slacker. It’s safe to say that this pair of awesome dunks wasn’t to blame for his dreadful – italics for sarcasm – shooting performance. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Sep 10, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Watch Steph Curry Defeat Kenneth Faried In Shooting Contest From The Bench

James Harden, Stephen Curry, Kenneth Faried

USA Basketball had a day off after yesterday’s dominating 119-76 win over Slovenia and Goran Dragic. They’ll face Lithuania in the semifinal of the FIBA World Cup tomorrow, so today the players could relax. For Stephen Curry and Kenneth Faried that meant a spontaneous shooting contest…from the bench. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 10, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Faried: Notion That USA Will Struggle Versus Size Is “Massively Disrespectful”

Kenneth Faried

After intended frontcourt stalwarts Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, and LaMarcus Aldridge opted against playing for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, the Americans’ biggest strength became its litany of super-talented guards. Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry, Derrick Rose, and James Harden are all franchise cornerstones when healthy, capable of directing and creating offense like only a select few players in the world. Read More »

FIBA World Cup / Sep 9, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Video: James Harden’s No-Look Alley-Oop To Manimal

Kenneth Faried

Team USA was a little off in the first half of their quarterfinal game against Slovenia today during the FIBA World Cup in Spain, and only held a slight — for them — 49-42 lead at the half. Their offensive rebounding powered them through the poor shooting and they secured a 119-76 win going away in the second half, including a fun no-look alley-oop from James Harden to Kenneth Faried. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 5, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIF: Anthony Davis’ Steal And Coast-To-Coast Jam

Anthony Davis

It seemed like this year’s USA Basketball team would rely on outside shooting and scoring from slashing guards like James Harden to offset the loss of dynamic wings like Paul George and Kevin Durant. Don’t tell that to Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried, though. The former showed off his all-world athleticism against the Ukraine yesterday with a steal, and a full-court sprint before the slam, but both players have been dominating pool play where the Americans remain unbeaten. Read More »

Video / Sep 3, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Kenneth Faried Soars For A Nasty Tip-Dunk Against Dominican Republic

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried (photo. _MarcusD_ Twitter)

Kenneth Faried came into Team USA’s Wednesday game against the Dominican Republic shooting an insane 81 percent from the field in FIBA World Cup play. This insane tip-dunk certainly won’t hurt his efficiency, either. Read More »

NBA / Sep 3, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Report: Faried Wants To Stay In Denver, Currently Talking Extension

Kenneth Faried

It was hardly long ago that Kenneth Faried’s days with the Denver Nuggets seemed numbered. Trade rumors swirled almost immediately after Denver hired Brian Shaw as coach last summer, and the Phil Jackson disciple made it clear he’d slow the Nuggets’ tempo and subsist on traditional low-post play. That philosophical switch directly clashed with Faried’s strengths, obviously, and after he played fewer than 20 minutes per game in December, the writing was on the wall. With Shaw preferring a different type of big man and surely contentious extension talks looming, Faried was all but gone. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 2, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Curry Feeds Faried For Crazy Halfcourt Lob Against New Zealand

Kenneth Faried

The value of energy in basketball knows no bounds, especially when coupled with athleticism like Kenneth Faried’s. Team USA’s starting power forward has used those attributes and a burgeoning skill-set to crush World Cup competition so far, shooting 14-of-17 from the field entering today’s game versus New Zealand. Read More »