TAG: Luke Babbitt

GIFs, NBA / Dec 15, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Video: Andre Iguodala Posterizes Luke Babbitt After Full-Court Outlet

Andre Iguodala, Luke Babbitt

The Warriors beat the Pelicans in New Orleans Sunday afternoon, extending their winning streak to 16 games and keeping them atop the Western Conference standings at 21-2. Though not exactly the ’96 Bulls, this Dubs team is deep and everyone passes the ball in a motion offense that forces teams to pick their poison. Andre Iguodala, who has struggled shooting the ball at times this year, had 20 points off the bench in Golden State’s OT win, and found time to put Luke Babbitt on a poster. Read More »

Smack / Jan 28, 2013 / 12:36 am

Boston Gets A Huge Win And Devastating News; Carmelo Rains Fire On The Hawks

Rajon Rondo

Boston coach Doc Rivers set the scene after his Celtics’ dramatic double-OT win over Miami. It’s Sunday afternoon, the NBA’s first national matinee game of the season, and the Celtics are prepping to play Miami when the team doctor pulls him aside right before the game. Everyone’s already gone through the walkthrough and looked fine but Rivers gets the word: Rajon Rondo‘s out. No, the doc says to Doc: Rondo’s OUT. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2013 / 11:30 am

5 Benches That Could Hold Back NBA Playoff Contenders

Mike Miller

What makes San Antonio so frustrating for opponents and fun to watch for us, the fans, is the parallel personnel magic GM R.C. Buford and coach Gregg Popovich seem to always have working. Read More »

Smack / Dec 14, 2012 / 1:47 am

Carmelo Anthony’s First Quarter Toasts The Lakers; Damian Lillard Steals A Win From San Antonio

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Mannion)

The Knicks have laid a tripwire around Madison Square Garden this season, staying undefeated there by springing a first-quarter trap on the Lakers en route to a 116-107 win. What brought this game to a near-blowout and a near-comeback was Carmelo Anthony. It must be frustrating for once-Knicks coach and now Lakers leader Mike D’Antoni to see how ‘Melo has changed since D’Antoni resigned, and it’s twist-the-knife cruel that after that pair’s time together was marked by inconsistency, ‘Melo’s smooth hand buried the Lakers for most this game. Read More »

Smack / Dec 4, 2012 / 3:32 am

Blake Griffin Explodes Against The Jazz; Air Jordan XX8 Revealed

Blake Griffin

It’s not that Blake Griffin is having a bad season. It’s just that he hasn’t been THAT Blake Griffin, the guy who breaks souls, backboards, YouTube view counts and the player who single-handedly helped make SportsCenter worthwhile for the past two seasons. For two straight years, he was consistent, would get the Clippers around 21 and 11 every night, and never went more than a few days in-between turning a defender into mashed potatoes. This year, L.A. has so much talent that sometimes he drifts in games (and think about this: has he had even one great dunk this year? Weird right?). Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 19, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.19

James Harden

Beast of the Night: James Harden ruined the Suns last night, dropping a line of 40 points, seven rebounds, three assists, four steals and five treys. He shot 71 percent (12-17) from the floor and 100 percent (11-11) from the free-throw line, and turned the ball over three times. For the season, Harden has been a top 30 asset, which is in line with rosier expectations heading into the season. Coming off the bench or not, Harden is a fantasy basketball stud. Read More »

Smack / Mar 30, 2012 / 1:16 am

The Thunder Unravel The Lakers; Miami Exacts Revenge

Russell Westbrook

Derek Fisher looked FOCUSED in his return to Staples Center on Thursday. After getting the pregame video tribute treatment he came off the pine to get seven points in seven minutes. They were all the points he got before he got out of the way for the bigger show. The purists who don’t want players to even give dap before tipoff won’t like the tribute treatment, but come on, he helped deliver five titles. Anyway, his return the benchings of Kobe Bryant (23 points, nine boards) and Andrew Bynum (25 points, 13 boards) were the game’s storylines. Surprise! It ended a Russell Westbrook (36 points, six assists) and Kevin Durant (21 points) story. Read More »

Smack / Dec 19, 2011 / 12:00 am

OKC Puts On A Shooting Clinic; The Heat’s Big 3 Can’t Be Stopped

LeBron James

It wasn’t too long ago that Orlando/Miami was a big Eastern Conference tilt. Now, it’s simply a mismatch. With Dwight Howard (2-for-9, five points, six rebounds) going through the motions somewhat – let’s hope this doesn’t become a habit this season – the Heat toyed with Orlando for a while and then blew them away in the second half, winning their opening preseason game 118-85. Miami has a better, and healthier, supporting cast this year, but it’s still going to come down to the Big Three. And that’s bad news considering they look healthy, confident and comfortable, combining for 47 easy points. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 19, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Portland Trail Blazers

LaMarcus Aldridge

The Portland Trail Blazers have a considerable dose of fantasy appeal. They boast five players who can feasibly be taken in the first half of most standard-sized drafts, which is an impressive feat. Armed with a new, able point guard, the Blazers should be a darling for fantasy owners whenever the league resumes. And if the knees of its hometown hero and hometown bust hold up during a shortened season — wait, let’s not get too greedy. Read More »

NBA / Nov 24, 2010 / 5:48 pm

5 NBA Rookies who should get ready for the D-League

While last night’s Wizards/Sixers game was an exercise in frustration for a basketball purist, it was also a chance for two of the NBA’s youngest teams to get some crunch-time reps in what could be a budding Eastern Conference rivalry.

But even with things looking more like a college game than a pro product, not every project got a chance to show his skills. Read More »