TAG: Kevin McHale

NBA / Sep 18, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Hakeem Olajuwon Working With Jeremy Lin On His Post Game

Jeremy Lin

We know Hakeem Olajuwon has become the Pai Mei of low-post mentorship. He helped LeBron James develop a low-post presence before he became an NBA champion, he’s helping Dwight Howard in Houston and he’d like a crack at helping Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, too. But now he’s set his teaching sites on…Jeremy Lin? Read More »

NBA / Sep 17, 2013 / 1:15 pm

The 25 Best Duos In NBA History

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook (photo. Rob Hammer)

It’s an almost impossible task for one man to carry a NBA team. We are seeing more and more players with unique skill-sets flock into the league each year, which is why some superstars are pairing up with one another. Over time, many superstar combos seamlessly gelled together. Read More »

Smack / Feb 23, 2013 / 6:43 am

The Rockets Cut Down The Nets Again; The Thunder Bust Their Losing Streak In A Big Way

James Harden

Only two dozen or so games remain in the NBA regular season and we still don’t fully understand the identity of either the Rockets or the Nets. Brooklyn’s right in the middle of the East’s divide between the upper and lower half of its playoff spots. Read More »

NBA / Jan 11, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Kevin McHale Blasts NBA Trash Talk: “If You Heard Half The Stuff We Used To Say”

Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale (photo. adidas)

If you’re looking for someone to be critical of Kevin Garnett‘s alleged “Honey Nut Cheerios” comment to Carmelo Anthony, Houston coach Kevin McHale might just be the last person to seek out. He’s known Garnett for years from their Minnesota days and by trading him to Boston in a sweetheart deal in 2007 delivered the final piece of the Big Three to McHale’s former Celtics. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Overseas, Playground, Twitter / Dec 18, 2012 / 1:30 pm

LeBron James’ Kicks, Manny Pacquiao Memes and the best of NBA Twitter & Instagram

anthony davis pacquaio meme

Twitter and Instagram have added yet another avenue for basketball fans to connect with the personalities of their favorite NBA, college and high school players. It’s damn near impossible though for most normal people to stay up with everything that gets posted to Instagram on a daily basis, so we’re gonna help out the best way we know how: by collecting the best pics each week for our readers to cruise through at their leisure.

Here’s the best of this past week. Let us know what we missed in the comments section below. Read More »

Smack / Nov 26, 2012 / 5:00 am

The Spurs Win One Of The Tightest Games In NBA History; The Nets And Knicks Set Up An Epic Duel

Tony Parker

Think about all of those games you remember that came down to a final shot, the ones where you thought you’d pass out if it got any more intense. Technically, San Antonio’s 111-106 win over Toronto on Sunday was the NBA’s most tightly contested win of all time. That the game went into two overtimes is notable, but not as much as this — according to Elias Sports, since 1954 this was the “first double-overtime game in which each of the first five periods was either tied or decided by a single point.” Polar opposites though they may seem, Toronto and San Antonio turned a matinee into 24 minutes of free hoops instead. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 30, 2012 / 2:30 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Coach of the Year

NBA Coach of the Year

There are established patterns to winning NBA Coach of the Year. You either guide a team with high expectations to its expected goal, stun with an eye-popping turnaround out of the Lottery or take a team from the playoff fringe into a team no one wants to face in the opening round by catching fire. We’ll call them the Excellence’s Status Quo, Out Of Nowhere, or Next Step plans to earning respect, respectively. With the curtain being drawn on the 2012-13 season tonight, Dime is projecting the major awards all week, and today we look at the top coach. Read More »

Smack / Sep 5, 2012 / 10:23 pm

Shaq Could Return To Basketball; Knicks New Jerseys Are Revealed

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal (photo. Chenoa Maxwell)

Just a day after we heard Allen Iverson say he was willing to take the Starbury detour and head to China to play ball, we’re hearing another former star could be coming back to basketball: Shaquille O’Neal. That sound you hear is TNT fans everywhere screaming in delight. No one is talking about anything permanent, however. Sorry to kill the excitement. Yes, O’Neal should be back to possibly submarine “Inside The NBA” again, but there are also some plans in the works for the Big Fella to restart his pro career on the court. Read More »

Smack / Aug 16, 2012 / 11:00 pm

Jay-Z Is Big Behind The Scenes With The Nets; Steph Curry Is Nearly Full Strength

Jay-Z

Did you know how small Jay-Z‘s ownership of the Brooklyn Nets is? It’s got to be decent, you’d think, what with his face on billboards around Manhattan, being at the shovel ceremony for the Barclays Center and having about four of his other business interests tied into the team’s new arena. Actually, it’s tiny: one-fifteenth of one percent, reported The New York Times today. But if teams want to lure in a big fish celebrity to co-own a pro team (even if they’re not spending relatively much — Mr. Carter put down $1 million) you can be sure they’ll watch this other Brooklyn blueprint. Read More »

Video / Aug 16, 2012 / 2:30 pm

John Salley Says MJ Isn’t One Of The 5 Greatest Players Ever

Colin Cowherd has really jumped on the anti-Michael Jordan train these days – not Cowherd himself, but bringing guests onto his ESPN Radio show to rebut the notion that MJ is the greatest ever. First it was Jim Boeheim making a mere suggestion that LeBron James might be a better player than MJ. And now it’s former NBAer John Salley, who said that MJ isn’t the greatest either. And, even worse, he names five players who he thinks were better. So for those of you counting at home, Michael Jordan isn’t one of the five greatest players ever. According to John Salley, that is. Read More »