As I watch the 2013-14 NBA season unfold, I find myself facing a sad, sad realization: This year’s playoffs are going to be an all-time atrocity. If the season were to end in the coming days, we could be looking at Eastern Conference first-round playoff matchups between the Pacers and Celtics, the Heat and Pistons, the Hawks and Wizards, and the Raptors and Bobcats. (God, help us.) Five of those teams are currently below the .500 mark, and a sixth (the Hawks) is barely hovering over it. I consider myself a die-hard NBA fan, and even I would have a difficult time getting excited for those series. Read More »
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Somehow the San Antonio Spurs ended the first half up only six points after completely out-working Miami. And they were only up six thanks to this buzzer-beater from Gary Neal: Read More »
Every now and then, Manu Ginobili will time warp back to his Kinder Bologna days (when he was considered to be one of the most explosive athletes in the Euroleague) and put one on somebody. Remember this dunk he put on the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs?
He uncorked a very Manu-esque one on a drive in the first quarter of Game 3 tonight: Read More »
After we posted video of LeBron James stuffing a Tim Duncan shot at the rim, a bunch of haters immediately hit us with the “That’s not so impressive” nonsense.
Well how about this? Tiago Splitter tries to dunk on LeBron and it does not go well for him at all. This is incredible: Read More »
Let’s start by putting this in some kind of perspective: Carmelo Anthony took his last shot of the season back on May 18th when his Knicks were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs by the Indiana Pacers. Since that last game, a full round+ of the NBA Playoffs has taken place, with one of those series – Heat vs. Pacers – going a full seven games. [Find out how 'Melo literally ended up on a poster at Roy Hibbert's house.]
Ready to have your mind blown? Read More »
After coming across job postings with LeBron James, we’re paying more attention to his site, LeBronJames.com (most athlete sites are turrrrrrrible, but this one is different).
This photo compilation was posted a little while ago – it shows LeBron and Dwyane Wade getting it in Rocky IV-style hitting things and pushing sleds in anticipation of their NBA Finals matchup with the San Antonio Spurs that starts tonight. Read More »
One of the best things about this year’s NBA Playoffs has been the handful of players who seemed to make the leap on the game’s biggest stage. Guys like Stephen Curry and Paul George – clearly already rising stars – took their games to a whole new level in these playoffs, setting the stage for their path to uber stardom in the very near future.
One guy who also showed flashes of greatness was Pacers center Roy Hibbert. There were times where he realized that he can completely dominate the paint against the NBA’s best. If that’s something he can do on a semi-consistent basis? He’ll be one of the top centers in the NBA. But he’s not there just yet. Read More »
Dwyane Wade picked a pretty great time to remember how to play basketball, didn’t he? After what seemed like weeks of asking, “What’s up with Wade?” he blew up in Game 7 against the Pacers. He looked like a completely different guy; suddenly his explosiveness and aggressiveness came surging back … there was no way Indiana could deal with that and LeBron.
The play that best symbolizes Wade’s resurgence has to be this massive Euro Step and dunk on the break in the first half. This morning we remembered this video from last where Dwyane breaks down exactly how to do his move. Good stuff: Read More »