The marathon NBA season came to its end last week and for some, it’s a blessing in disguise. Everyone had players that didn’t live up to expectations this season. We are going to look at some of these poor souls with one minor disclaimer: The excessively injured will not be included. Read More »
TAG: Kwame Brown
Originally posted in October of 2011, we’re revisiting some of our favorite Kobe Bryant content after he became the fifth player to ever score 30,000 points last night.
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Kobe Bryant has maintained his spot as the best basketball player in the world because, even as his nagging injuries pile up and he moves into his 30s, he relies more on his skills and fundamentals than simple athleticism and explosiveness. Read More »
Between the video content and these ridiculously over-the-top terrible songs (who the hell OK’ed this Eminem song?), I couldn’t stop laughing throughout this thing. This seriously made my day. I would pick out some favorites – like at the 7:13 mark when Tim Hardaway nearly punches out a cameraman or at the 8:58 mark when D-Wade decides to toss Mike Bibby‘s shoe into the stands – but it’s all so good, the entire video deserves a look. Before watching, just know the music is not safe for work, while the bloopers most certainly are. So if you’re stuck in an office somewhere, just mute this or put on some headphones. Read More »
Now that Lindecision 2012 is all over, and Jeremy Lin is going to be formerly introduced as a Houston Rocket sometime soon, we need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. No, we’re not talking about how, for once, the Knicks resisted the urge to indulge as they have so many times before (even though, for once, there were PLENTY of reasons to do it). We’re talking about how we got here. Lin never wanted to leave New York, and opened up about it to SI.com yesterday. Read More »
The Milwaukee Bucks now have the most tatted, explosive backcourt in the NBA. Words broke a little while ago that the Bucks and Golden State Warriors have agreed to a monster trade centered on swapping Monta Ellis and Andrew Bogut and various other pieces. Read More »
This is pretty much the worst news a Hawks fan could’ve received. With the team off to one of it’s more promising starts in recent years, the man in the middle, their glue defensively and perhaps their best player, could be done for the season.
I’ve been around Kwame Brown quite a lot this season having moved to San Francisco. And I can honestly say he’s one of the oddest NBA players I’ve ever met. Some guys, like Nate Robinson, just like to joke around. Others, like David Lee, are more reserved. But Kwame? Sometimes I can’t tell if he seriously believes what he’s saying. Like this gem about Andrew Bynum from Friday night after the Lakers beat the Warriors in L.A. Read More »
Yeah, that guy we all saw last year wearing No. 6 for Miami in the NBA Finals? That guy wasn’t LeBron James. He was someone else, an impostor, a fake, a poser. LeBron says the real LeBron is back. Should we believe him? James says for the first time since he got to Miami, he’s back to the real him. More alive and ready to go. That’s good to know; We aren’t sure how anyone could deal with the amount of venom he had to take in last year. But still, the whispers about clutch failures, disappointments and lack of heart will only grow louder with each misstep. It’s a full-on disease for him now, and the only way to cure it is to win a championship and do it in a fashion that’ll have people forget about James’ past playoff struggles. Read More »
With the NBA season right around the corner, I caught up with three former players-turned-anaylsts from NBA TV today to preview the upcoming season. Chris Webber, Steve Smith and Greg Anthony broke down questions for an hour on everything from Kwame Brown‘s signing to the effect the lockout will have on young egos. While they disagreed on a number of things, they all seemed to be convinced that Boston’s old vets will actually be helped by the lockout. Read More »
Right now, David Stern is Public Enemy No. 1. As he should be. And honestly, I don’t really know how to feel about the NBA as a whole. Basketball reasons? Really? It’s simply incomprehensible. And while the players involved in yesterday’s three-team trade have it worst of all heading into training camp today, having to answer questions about personnel decisions that they had nothing to do with, everyone that loves the game has a sour taste in their mouth. And thankfully, someone from the inside feels the same as we do. Read More »