TAG: Kevin McHale

instagram, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Coach Kevin McHale Breaks Up Rockets Dance Party

Kevin McHale, Chandler Parsons

Kevin McHale, Chandler Parsons (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

Heading into the All-Star break, the Houston Rockets were the hottest team in the league. While remaining within the top five teams in the West, Houston’s longest win streak before this current stretch was just five straight. So the new-look Rockets were bound to take off. They’re currently in the midst of a seven-game winning streak, which they’re hoping to continue on the West Coast tomorrow night at Staples Center. Except coach Kevin McHale put the kibosh on a recent impromptu locker-room dance party, as Chandler Parsons shows us on Instagram… Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 20 Best Signature Moves In NBA History

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

When you are playing basketball, there is always that time when you catch yourself imitating a move one of your favorite players did. I can remember when I was younger trying to imitate Jamal Crawford‘s shake-n-bake move, a move he usually pulls off on a fast break when he will dribble the ball behind his back and bring it back around as fast as he can, losing his defender. Let’s just say it did not work out for me (reason No. 76 why I am a writer). Read More »

NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Eastern Conference Starting Lineups

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

Not everyone can have the same history as the Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Eastern Conference starting lineups. From Michael Jordan all the way down to Kemba Walker — yes, Kemba Walker — here are the top players at every position for every East franchise. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Nov 15, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Carmelo Anthony Not Given A Chance At A 4-Point Play

Carmelo Anthony, James Harden

Down 107-104, with five seconds remaining in last night’s Knicks-Rockets opener during TNT’s Thursday night doubleheader, Carmelo Anthony was fouled early by James Harden to prevent any chance for the Knicks to tie. Except, ‘Melo was fouled in what appeared to be a shooting motion, and he actually hit the 3-pointer! Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 14, 2013 / 5:00 pm

10 Of The Best TV Show Appearances By NBA Players

Kevin Garnett

When it’s time to hang up the sneaks, there are very few basketball players that can make the transition to the TV screen. Being a great athlete is one thing but making the transition to being an actor is another. Let’s be honest, many have tried and quite a few have crashed and burned (cough, coughDarius Miles in Perfect Score) but there are a few that have the potential to star in their own TV series. Read More »

NBA / Nov 12, 2013 / 12:30 pm

LinSanity Rising In Houston’s Double OT Victory

Jeremy Lin, James Harden

Jeremy Lin, James Harden (photo. Instagram/jlin7)

Lost in the shuffle after the addition of Dwight Howard this summer, the continued excellence and payroll savings of Chandler Parsons and James Harden‘s ascension, is good ol’ Jeremy Lin. You know, the Taiwanese-American guy who lost his starting job to Patrick Beverley on opening night. Yeah, he played pretty good coming off the bench last night when the Rockets eked out a win in double OT over the visiting Raptors. Read More »

NBA / Oct 31, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: Dwight Howard’s Redemption

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas Basketball)

With the NBA season here, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the past week, we’ve been taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, our final storyline details Dwight Howard‘s inevitable redemption story… Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 30, 2013 / 2:45 pm

Why It’s Good For Both Players Patrick Beverley Is Starting In Place of Jeremy Lin

Patrick Beverly

Patrick Beverly (photo. @patbev21)

The Houston Rockets made a big change this summer, bringing Dwight Howard on board as a free agent. His presence relegated Omer Asik to a smaller role, a year after starting all 82 games at center for a team that made the playoffs. Another Rockets player with a poison pill contract is also being replaced in the starting lineup: Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin will come off the bench tonight in favor of Patrick Beverley. Read More »

NBA, Video / Oct 23, 2013 / 1:45 pm

20 Craziest Fights In NBA History

fights

Gone are the days where two NBA teams who straight-up didn’t like each other could get together and elevate their rivalry with a brawl. Good riddance. Those who enjoy watching titans inflict pain on each other can find plenty of other vices to quench their thirst for violence. In fact, there are entire weekends devoted to it, with the college and professional rankings of football dedicated to humans crashing into each other and hoping they hurt their opponent as much as they want to hurt them. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The Top 15 Coaches In The NBA Right Now

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich (photo. Instagram/officialspurs)

There is a wide belief among sports fans that basketball would be the easiest sport to coach as a player. The assumption that a player could play major minutes on a professional basketball team while playing productively and controlling the ego of million dollar players does not seem like an easy thing for a person to do. This becomes incredibly important when you remember the amount of video that coaches watch to reinvigorate stagnant offenses and to keep defenses strengthened. Read More »