TAG: Mason Plumlee

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:11 am

Video: Andrei Kirilenko Behind-The-Back Flick To Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko

Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks may have had the final laugh of the night with a 109-98 win, but Andrei Kirilenko provided the Brooklyn fans with fireworks in the second quarter. With the ball in his hands, Paul Pierce moved in and out of the high post, looking for a needle to thread. Pierce was able to make the pass down low to AK-47, who immediately flicked a behind-the-back pass to Mason Plumlee that would make Magic Johnson proud. Plumlee finished off the sweet dime with a strong two-handed jam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 8, 2014 / 11:46 pm

Mason Plumlee Blocks LeBron James To Preserve Nets Win

Mason Plumlee, LeBron James

Mason Plumlee, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Entering tonight’s game in Miami, the Nets were the only team the Heat haven’t beaten this season. After rookie Mason Plumlee blocked LeBron James‘ dunk attempt while Brooklyn was clinging to a one-point lead, they’ll finish the regular season as the only team that can say that about the two-time defending champs. The block preserved a 88-87 win and a sweep of the season series against the Heat, 4-0. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Mar 22, 2014 / 2:15 am

Watch Mason Plumlee Hammer On Kris Humphries

Mason Plumlee, Kris Humphries

You could see the play developing the moment Deron Williams curled around Mason Plumlee‘s pin-down screen. Plumlee released and inched baseline in perfect unison with D-Will, who caught the ball and threaded a touch pass in the pocket for the Plumlee – Kris Humphries showdown. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Mar 18, 2014 / 12:55 am

Gerald Green Double-Pump Dunk On Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee, Gerald Green

A high-flying highlight is always waiting to come to life when the Suns are in transition and Gerald Green is on the court. The insanely athletic Green did not disappoint in the second quarter on Monday night as Phoenix went head-to-head against Brooklyn. Read More »

NBA / Jan 27, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The Top 10 NBA Rookie Of The Year Candidates

Michael Carter-Williams

Michael Carter-Williams (photo. Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Back in October, I predicted who I thought would be the leading candidates for this season’s Rookie of the Year award. This first half of the NBA season has seen some quite underwhelming rookies and some rookies that came out of nowhere to shock us. The world is slowly starting to fall in love with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tim Hardaway Jr. is finding a way to be productive in a tumultuous situation in New York… while other rookies, like Anthony Bennett and Otto Porter, can’t even get on the court and when they have, it’s been underwhelming. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 18, 2013 / 10:45 am

We Watch The Brooklyn Nets Dominate The Miami Heat

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Last night, we were at the Barclays Center as the 2-time defending champion Heat visited the Brooklyn Zoo to take on the new-look Nets. Before the game, Jason Kidd‘s jersey was raised to the rafters during a touching tribute. With Wade out, and the Heat looking lethargic, the Nets — and bench big man Andray Blatche — dominated for long stretches against the champs. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 13, 2013 / 6:32 pm

The 2013 NBA Rookie Mix-Tape: Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Drake, A$AP Rocky & More

NBA Rookies eating lunch (photo. Instagram/NBA)

NBA Rookies eating lunch (photo. Instagram/NBA)

We had a chance to speak with some of the newest players in the NBA last week during the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot as part of the four-day Rookie Transition Program that wrapped last Friday. While we enjoyed some of the high-jinks during the all-day affair, we also had to talk over a thrumming bass line as hip hop blared in the background for most of the day.

The loud setting plus the incredible lyrical moment from Kendrick Lamar during the debut of the Big Sean track, “Control” last night — featuring a K. Dot verse where he goes after most of his peers in the rap game — synthesized around our rookie mix. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 28, 2013 / 12:00 pm

5 Winners & 5 Losers From The 2013 NBA Draft, Starring Risk-Takers Philly & Charlotte

Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel (photo. UK Athletics/Chet White)

Headlined at the top by Cleveland’s super surprising selection of combo forward Anthony Bennett at No. 1, the 2013 NBA Draft was full of surprises. That made this piece harder to write than usual. Between the record influx of international players and the never-ending trades, we won’t get an official reading on this draft for a long time. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2013 / 11:15 am

NBA Draft Fast Five: The Worst Omen For This Year’s No. 1 Pick & 5 Under-The-Radar Potential Stars

UNLV's Anthony Bennett (photo. UNLV Athletics)

UNLV’s Anthony Bennett (photo. UNLV Athletics)

Each week over the past few months, we assessed how the top prospects in the 2013 NBA Draft were faring in college and overseas, and in predraft workouts. We gave you the draft’s biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class. Now with the big show going down tonight, we’re all but ready for maybe the best day of the year… Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 14, 2013 / 4:50 pm

Attention All NBA Centers: Here Are The 10 Best Dunkers In This Year’s Draft Class

Andre Roberson

Andre Roberson (photo. CU Sports Information)

As teams prepare for the NBA Draft, coaches and GMs across the league are looking for a hidden gem that can potentially blossom into the next star of this generation. The word “potential” is commonly thrown around to describe the players that possess a high ceiling. While GMs and coaches don’t draft based on a prospect’s dunking ability, athleticism does play a crucial role in war rooms across the league. Read More »