When Nazr Mohammed lost his mind on Friday night and put LeBron James on the floor with a two-hand shove, we were kind of shocked by the amount of people we heard from on the site/Twitter/Facebook calling ‘Bron an actor, saying he was flopping. Huh? Nazr is a huge, very strong guy, who in the moment was blind with rage – of course he’s strong enough to take down all 6-8, 250 pounds of LeBron when he’s not ready for it. But there it was from fans and Bulls players alike, mocking James for flopping.
So why the skepticism and outrage? Well, you can argue that James has brought it on himself. Some of his work in the flopping department over the years rivals the work of Manu Ginobili and Derek Fisher, the Obi-Wan and Yoda of Flopping [Check out The NBA's Top 20 Flops and Fisher's title as the NBA's Worst Flopper], and it seems to have ramped up in the last two years.
Check out LeBrons 11 Greatest Flops: Read More »
There are a few reasons this move would never find its way onto our list of the 20 greatest crossovers ever. One, it wasn’t really a crossover… rather a behind-the-back shake move. And most importantly, it didn’t end in a bucket. Too bad because Manu Ginobili really got Harrison Barnes. He got him good. Barnes did shoot only 9-for-26, but the rook scored 26, had 10 boards and played a whopping 51 minutes. The UNC product was just playing defense a little too aggressively here. Read More »
Everyone was going nuts about the Stephen Curry Show last night (and rightfully so). The Spurs, because they’re the Spurs, weathered the storm and eventually choked out Golden State in double overtime.
Leading the charge? Manu Ginobili. First he turned back the clock with this massive (for him) dunk, then in winning time, he took advantage of being left wide open to plunge this game-winning three into the hearts of the Warriors: Read More »
/ May 6, 2013 / 11:10 pm
Back in the day when he was an emerging star in the Italian League with Kinder Bologna, Manu Ginobili was known for his explosive athleticism. Over the years, that aspect of his game gave way to overwhelming craft and guile, but as we saw in the first half tonight, he can still bring the thunder when the moment calls for it: Read More »
/ Apr 26, 2013 / 11:30 am
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, basketball fans. For the next two months or so, we’ll be treated to only the best of the best the league has to offer. With every game broadcasted on national television, there’s a lot of NBA to digest, and that leaves plenty to analyze. Read More »
/ Apr 23, 2013 / 3:00 pm
Continuing our two-part series on the most disappointing players this season, we’re shining the light on the Western Conference, where there were lots of underwhelming performances. Again, in fairness, those who were injured for the majority of the season were not included. Read More »
/ Apr 22, 2013 / 12:19 am
There’s a first time for everything, and in yesterday afternoon’s matinee in San Antonio, we saw an injured star player attempt to coach a playoff team through 140 characters. Anxious that he can’t be out there helping his teammates, Kobe Bryant took to Twitter with the same aggressiveness he usually shows on wing isolations. Not everyone was feeling it. Read More »
With the playoffs starting this weekend, we look to the only person whose opinion matters about each team’s playoff outlook: 2 Chainz. From the top-seeded Heat to the limping Lakers (sorry, Utah fans), we used the Tity Boi scriptures to find out how all 16 teams will perform this postseason. Read More »
/ Apr 16, 2013 / 3:00 pm
In preparation for the start of this weekend’s NBA Playoffs, we thought that would be interesting to take a look at this postseason’s x-factors. While it is more conventional to say that Player X is the x-factor for their franchise entering the playoffs, you always need to dig a little deeper, go a little bit more in depth by taking a look at other specific variables within different team’s situations that have the capacity to swing a series. Read More »
As the first half of the NBA season has closed, player values have fallen in place. Of course there are some exceptions. However, by this time statistics have evened out. The early hot streaks dissolve, and the underachievers have worked their way back into the fantasy hierarchy. Read More »