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NBA, Video / Nov 27, 2012 / 10:46 pm

Video: Dion Waiters Dribbles Through Luis Scola’s Legs and Gets to the Hoop

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Dion Waiters dribbles the ball between the legs of Luis Scola and finishes with a tough layup: 
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NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 13, 2012 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Luis Scola On His Love For Call Of Duty & Why He Quit Soccer As A Little Kid

Luis Scola

Perhaps you’re not aware yet, but the most successful Argentinian basketball player not named Manu is a Phoenix Sun now. He has a new team, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to be seeing anything different from Argentina’s most efficient forward. He’s still featuring some crafty post play, a “soft as a pillow” touch around the rim, and the occasional floppy-haired finish on a fast break. Read More »

Smack / Nov 5, 2012 / 2:00 am

Carmelo Tears Up Philly; The Lakers Finally Win A Game

Carmelo Anthony

The Knicks went on an easy little stroll Sunday afternoon at the Garden and not even Jrue Holiday‘s spot-on mimicking act of Carmelo Anthony could spoil the ride in a 100-84 win over Philly. Holiday was there more often than not to serve as the counter to a big play by the Knicks, but he was just one guy – albeit, one guy whose 5-of-6 shooting from deep helped Philly shoot better from behind the line than it did overall. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 24, 2012 / 12:45 pm

The Top 20 Power Forwards In The NBA Today

Blake Griffin

Has the torch been passed?

The new crop of elite power forwards has officially arrived. The young superstars at the position are beginning to push the aging vets out of the top spots and are cementing their status as the best in the game. While some of these changes can be attributed to new frontcourt rotations, others are a direct reflection of just how good the new crop has played, and are expected to play this season. Two of the best power forwards of all-time don’t play the position anymore (no, you won’t see Duncan or Garnett on this list). Read More »

Smack / Aug 6, 2012 / 10:48 pm

Team USA Obliterates Argentina With No Mercy; Paul Millsap Leaving Utah?

Team USA

Coming off the high from Alex Morgan‘s “Miracle On Grass,” we were more than hyped for the inevitably memorable Team USA/Argentina matchup. Lithuania pushed the Yanks, but no one ever truly believed they’d win, and even if by some lucky bounce that they actually did, it would’ve been chalked up as merely a bad night rather than a sign of things to come. But Argentina? They’re legit. They showed it for a while against Team USA too, until LeBron James and Kevin Durant (28 points) decided to take their games to a level no one else on the world can reach. Read More »

Smack / Aug 1, 2012 / 6:02 am

Parker, Ginobili Battle For The First Time; Team USA Breaks Tunisia

Tony Parker

Ninety-nine times out of 100, any day Team USA plays during the Olympics is a day Team USA owns the global basketball spotlight. But thanks to France and Argentina, yesterday was that one other time. Their matchup marked the first time Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili had ever played against each other, and if that’s the kind of game we’re going to get whenever they’re opponents, we wouldn’t mind TP or Manu getting traded before the NBA season starts … In the pound-for-pound best game of the London Games so far, Parker led France to a 71-64 upset with a gutsy fourth-quarter performance that he put together after not being able to buy a bucket all day. Read More »

Smack / Jul 23, 2012 / 12:08 am

The U.S. Gets Tested By Argentina; Orlando Might Finally Have A Head Coach

Manu Ginobili

Team USA put on some smooth retro Dream Team ’92 era unis for its showdown with FIBA No. 3-ranked Argentina on Sunday in Barcelona, unis so fresh that afterward Carmelo Anthony was telling reporters the team was posing for lots of photos in the locker room in pre-game. You have to wonder if a little mystique for Magic, Michael and Larry snuck into the first 10 minutes of the game because the red, white and blue shot out in front like the original Dream Team to a 19-3 lead. Read More »

Smack / Jul 16, 2012 / 12:49 am

Carmelo Anthony Calls Out Jeremy Lin’s “Ridiculous” Contract Offer; 2 Hard 2 Guard Reigns Over L.A.

Carmelo Anthony

Somewhere in the future we will likely see an economics thesis written about what Jeremy Lin‘s value is. He’s the NBA’s version of the hot new start-up that’s the most talked-about thing that no one is positive can bring in money. His two months on top of the NBA’s mountain as social-media king has been parlayed into an offer from Houston, of course. Read More »

Smack / Jul 14, 2012 / 11:51 pm

Joe Johnson Says Nets ‘Definitely’ Better Than Knicks; New York Also Losing Jeremy Lin?

Joe Johnson

GM Billy King is calling them “the best backcourt in the NBA.” We’re calling them a probable playoff team. Joe Johnson just calls them “definitely” better than the Knicks. The venue: Borough Hall. Who: about 1,000 screaming fans. What: a rap cypher. Okay, so the last part isn’t really true. But that’s what it felt like. Someone should’ve just given Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz a mic because the dude was throwing more haymakers at the crosstown “rivals” than Eminem on “The Sauce.” At the rally to celebrate the new stars of Brooklyn, Markowitz instead took the chance to say: “For nearly 40 years the Manhattan Knicks have shown they can’t bring a championship to New York, so it’s going to take the Brooklyn Nets to get the job done. Read More »

Smack / Apr 14, 2012 / 3:05 am

Steve Nash lights up Houston; The old Sonics destroy the new Sonics

Steve Nash

Friday the 13th used to be known for harmless bad luck, but thanks to a psycho with a hockey mask and every movie studio deciding they have to release horror flicks on that date, now it’s become synonymous with blood and torture. Always thinking marketing, the NBA had its bases covered last night, Friday the 13th — giving a lot of unlucky fans a lineup of boring blowouts that were murder on the eyes … It was so bad we resorted to math: The average margin of victory for last night’s 12 NBA games was 15.6 points; four games reached 20-piece status; and one of them was a 38-point laugher that shockingly involved the Wizards … Read More »