TAG: L.D. Williams

D-League, NBA / Jan 20, 2012 / 11:00 am

The Buzzer-Beating Dunk You Almost Certainly Missed

Springfield Armor

The Springfield Armor, the Nets’ D-League affiliate, used a 15-1 run in the fourth quarter to climb back into Thursday night’s game against the Maine Red Claws. This set the stage for one of the best finishes of the season. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Feb 14, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Reynolds Rap: The D-League Life & NBA All-Star Weekend Predictions

Reynolds Rap: Dime's NBA D-League Diary With Scottie Reynolds

After an illustrious four-year career at Villanova, Scottie Reynolds didn’t go down the typical path of a consensus First Team All-American. Finishing his tenure at ‘Nova second all-time in scoring and leading the Wildcats to a Final Four appearance in ’09, Scottie went undrafted in 2010. After a brief stint with Prima Veroli in Italy, he set his sights back on America, specifically the Springfield Armor of the D-League, in hopes of getting the opportunity to play at the next level. As one of the perennial figures of Villanova Basketball and a current standout in the D-League, we decided there was no one better to turn to for an inside scoop on life in the NBA’s minor league. In his second entry, Scottie talks about missing the Super Bowl, his picks for the Slam Dunk Contest and becoming a facilitator. Read More »

College, D-League, NBA / Feb 1, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Reynolds Rap: Dime’s NBA D-League Diary With Scottie Reynolds

Reynolds Rap: Dime's NBA D-League Diary With Scottie Reynolds

After an illustrious four-year career at Villanova, Scottie Reynolds didn’t go down the typical path of a consensus First Team All-American. Finishing his tenure at ‘Nova second all-time in scoring and leading the Wildcats to a Final Four appearance in ’09 – highlighted by an unforgettable mad-dash game-winner over one-seeded Pittsburgh – Scottie went undrafted in 2010. After a brief stint with Prima Veroli in Italy, he set his sights back on America in hopes of getting the opportunity to play at the next level. Taken 13th overall in the NBA D-League Draft by the Tulsa 66ers, he was then traded to the Springfield Armor. As one of the perennial figures of Villanova Basketball and a current standout in the D-League, we decided there was no one better to turn to for an inside scoop on life in the NBA’s minor league. In his first entry, Scottie talks about life on the road, Dee Brown as a coach and being heckled. Read More »

D-League, Featured Gallery, NBA / Jan 11, 2011 / 3:00 pm

The Best Dunk Contest Nobody Is Talking About

Dar Tucker

While everyone is already getting excited for All-Star Saturday Night next month, there is an equally impressive dunk contest going down this week. (And chances are you don’t even know about it.) As part of the D-League Showcase, currently taking place in South Padre Island, Texas, the inaugural Showcase Slam Dunk Contest is set for Wednesday night. Here’s the field with some video evidence: Read More »

Video / Apr 10, 2010 / 4:00 pm

2010 NCAA Slam Dunk Contest

A little over a week ago, we showed you one of Marqus Blakely‘s winning dunks from the 2010 NCAA Slam Dunk Contest. Now it’s time to see the whole thing featuring Vermont’s Blakely, Texas-Arlington’s Marquez Haynes, Bradley’s Chris Roberts, Old Dominion’s Marsharee Neely, Wake Forest’s L.D. Williams, Marquette’s Lazar Hayward, Temple’s Ryan Brooks and Cal State Fullerton’s Gerard Anderson. Check it out.


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Smack / Mar 19, 2010 / 3:33 am

5 Upsets, 4 Overtimes And A Buzzer Beater: The Greatest Basketball Day Of The Year

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of the NBA, NCAA or high school – great basketball is great basketball. And yesterday has to go down as one of the greatest days in hoops history. Ever. Take for example the first four games of the day: you had a one point game, a buzzer beater for an upset, an overtime scare and a double overtime thriller. Only if Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery called all four games, could you have asked for anything better … If you were on the site at all yesterday, then you know the Dime crew was on top of everything. So we’ll try and bring some new thoughts and observations to Smack … Let’s start with BYU’s Jimmer Fredette. Read More »