TAG: kevin garnett

GIFs, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 12:01 am

Watch Amir Johnson’s Spinning Circus Shot

Amir Johnson, Kevin Garnett

The Toronto Raptors came into Tuesday’s Game 2 one game down in their first round series against the Brooklyn Nets. This series has already provided early fireworks on and off the court, and Amir Johnson added to the show in the third quarter with a crazy scoop facing the wrong way. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Apr 13, 2014 / 8:34 pm

Russell Westbrook Goaltends Consecutive Shots After Whistle & Falls

Russell Westbrook

Kevin Garnett was the first player to popularize the post whistle goaltend in an effort to prevent an opposing shooter from finding his shooting rhythm by shooting during a dead ball situation. Since then, it’s become commonplace around the Association, and Russell Westbrook swatted two in a row after the whistle when the Thunder visited Indiana on Sunday. Except, #WhyNot Russ took quite the spill on the second one. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 8, 2014 / 3:15 pm

2013-14 Fantasy Basketball All-Disappointment Team

Derrick Rose

Injuries and busts and yes, even old age, all played a part in this one, but now that the fantasy season is ending, here is this year’s All-Disappointment Team. Many league titles probably came down to no-name players like Alec Burks and Darren Collison making huge contributions but much of the season was dominated by the continued absence and abysmal play of these five should-be studs. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 6, 2014 / 11:11 am

Video: Michael Carter-Williams Coast-To-Coast Jam Over AK-47

Deron Williams, Michael Carter-Williams

Though they lost game No. 60 last night to the visiting Nets, the Sixers gave Brooklyn some trouble, falling by four, 105-101. Though moral victories don’t matter to fans, this Sixers season wasn’t supposed to be anything but a run-up to the 2014 NBA Draft. Still, the Sixers selected smartly in the 2013 Draft. Their first round pick, Michael Carter-Williams, showed why during his coast-to-coast journey for the jam over Andrei Kirilenko. Read More »

NBA / Apr 3, 2014 / 3:15 pm

How The Brooklyn Nets Became The East’s Most Dangerous Sleeper

Shaun Livingston, Jason Kidd

On December 31, the Nets suffered a 113-93 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It was their 11th loss by double-digits in the first 31 games of the season, in which their record was just 10-21. Paul Pierce, a centerpiece of the trade between the Nets and Boston Celtics last summer, which was expected to catapult Brooklyn up the ranks in the Eastern Conference, had enough. Read More »

Video / Mar 11, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 10 Most Awkward NBA Interviews

Russell Westbrook

NBA players are known to provide highlights on the hardwood, but some of the entertainment slips behind the scenes as well. In light of Ken Griffey Jr.‘s painfully uncomfortable interview on SportsCenter last week, Dime has counted down the ten most awkward NBA interviews. Read More »

NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Who’s Had The Better Career: Dirk Nowitzki Or Kevin Garnett?

Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki had some legendary matchups over the years. As two of the league’s best power forwards of their generation, and two who spent long portions of their primes in the Western Conference, they matched up throughout the season. Dirk was the skilled shooter; KG was the intense defender. Because they were so different, it makes this debate so fun. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 23, 2014 / 2:27 pm

Report: Brooklyn Nets Sign Jason Collins

Jason Collins, Reggie Evans

The Brooklyn Nets made history today after signing free agent center Jason Collins to a 10-day contract. Collins became the first active athlete in the four major American professional sports to announce he was gay this past summer after completing the season with the Washington Wizards. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Feb 14, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 10 Greatest NBA All-Star Game Alley-Oops

Tracy McGrady

The term “alley oop” originated in American football with the San Francisco 49ers to describe a high-arcing pass to the wide receiver. In basketball, the alley-oop can be dated as far back as the 1950s with Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in their college days; however, these alley-oops mostly came off of what is now known as offensive interference plays. Some credit the alley-oop to Al Tucker at Oklahoma Baptist University in the 1960s, while others credit David Thompson for popularizing the exciting alley-oop at North Carolina State University in the 1070s, even though dunking was illegal in the NCAA during this time. Read More »

NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The 10 Best Passing Centers In The NBA

Joakim Noah

The center position is becoming a role that emphasizes versatility. The art of passing is a beautiful concept in the sport, but when executed appropriately by centers, it is a strength that should not be overlooked. Superstars like Bill Walton and Chris Webber–even though he normally manned the four-spot–exemplified the effective passing center, and their offenses instantly became more dangerous because of this ability. Read More »