TAG: LaMarcus Aldridge

NBA / Dec 13, 2013 / 10:00 am

LaMarcus Aldridge With 31 & 25 Masterpiece In Blazers Win

LaMarcus Aldridge

Since the 1985-86 season, only three other players in the NBA have recorded a game with at least 30 points, 25 rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Last night, facing Western Conference rival Houston, LaMarcus Aldridge joined that group with a dominating game against the frontcourt of Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones in Portland’s 111-104 victory at home. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

15 Colleges That Produce The Best NBA Players

Vince Carter

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

With All-Stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard running the league from an attention standpoint, it’s hard to argue that high schoolers can’t make the successful jump to the NBA. Even international players like Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had Hall of Fame careers after coming to the states. Read More »

NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 3:30 pm

7 Reasons Why The Blazers Are Serious NBA Finals Contenders

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas Basketball)

As the calendar turns over to December and the snow begins to fall, a month of the NBA season has gone by just like that. Just like Drake reminded us in September, nothing was the same. Teams that looked poised to make deep playoff runs on paper have turned out to be vying for the rights to Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins instead of the Larry O’Brien trophy, while teams that everyone overlooked are emerging as serious title contenders. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

The Top 50 Fantasy Basketball Players Right Now

John Wall

Jrue Holiday (photo. adidas)

Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.

The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 8, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Damian Lillard’s Clutch 3-Pointer Before Monta Ellis’ Game-Winner

Damian Lillard, Monta Ellis

Saturday night featured a huge matchup for the Western Conference leading Portland Trail Blazers. After defeating the Pacers, Thunder and Jazz earlier in the week, they looked to finish off their four-game home stand with a win against the visiting Mavericks. But Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis had a different plan in mind. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music


Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)

Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Dec 3, 2013 / 11:30 am

Hibbert & Aldridge With Jocular Back-And-Forth On Twitter

LaMarcus Aldridge, Roy Hibbert

The Blazers won at home last night against the visiting Pacers who had only lost once this season before falling Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds in the victory, and Roy Hibbert matched his double-double with 16 and 13 of his own. But the two battled off the court, too. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 3, 2013 / 10:45 am

Blazers Beat Pacers In Epic Battle Despite Paul George’s 43 Points

Paul George

Paul George (photo. Instagram/paul_george24)

Along with that amazing Oklahoma City Golden State game that came down to a pair of shots at the end — with the Dubs coming out victorious— Monday night’s Portland Indiana slugfest was exactly what everyone was hoping for: the top team in the East battling against one of the top team’s out West. It was not a disappointment. Read More »

NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Frontcourts


Tim Duncan (photo. Mannion)

The NBA has evolved into an athletic, perimeter-heavy league. While this type of emphasis can excite the audience with spectacular plays, strong froncourts are still the belly of the beast for many teams. Teams that boast dominant frontcourts are a force to be reckoned with, especially in the postseason when the game slows down. Read More »

NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The Top 20 Players In The NBA Right Now

Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook

Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook (photo. Instagram/kevinlove)

ESPN, Sports Illustrated and many other outlets usually rank the best players in the NBA each preseason. But like the game itself, player rankings fluctuate almost on a week-by-week basis. A highly touted All-Star might suddenly fall off, and a role player might undertake a high usage within his team, reaching heights that appeared impossible earlier in the year. That’s why we’re ranking the top 20 NBA players right now. Read More »