It’s unclear when the Lakers forgot that Anthony Davis is a human pogo stick almost seven feet in length, capable of catapulting over any ol’ defender in front of him to smash a teammate’s errant shot. We don’t want to blame Pau — we’ll leave that for Lakers fans and LA Times beat writers — but Ant went berserker on a couple offensive rebounds during New Orleans’ 132-125 win at Staples on Tuesday night. Read More »
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There were two heroes in Washington on Saturday night. The first was John Wall, who hit the go-ahead bucket to give the Wizards a lead over the Pelicans inside of a minute remaining. Then there was Nene, who tied his career-high with 30 points on the night, including a posterization of Greg Stiemsma. But it took both their efforts to finally win the game with 0.3 seconds remaining. Read More »
The 63rd NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in New Orleans, bringing some of the biggest stars in sports and entertainment together. It is a time for players to have some down time and fun from their grueling schedules while fans get the opportunity to watch some of their favorite players on the same court.
What sets the NBA apart from other major sports that have All-Star events is that there is constant entertainment and events provided. The weekend ignites with a glimpse of the future stars of the league in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night. All-Star Saturday night is perhaps the most entertaining venue throughout the whole weekend. The Shooting Stars Competition, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest are all events that make up the night. All the parties, festivities and concerts Saturday night lead up to the game on Sunday. Read More »
Second year Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is going to be playing in his first All-Star game this Sunday. He can thank Kobe Bryant‘s left tibial plateaufor that. Davis will also be appearing in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night for Chris Webber‘s team. But judging from teammate Anthony Morrow‘s Instagram upload, the Brow wants a dunk contest invite, too. Read More »
The New Orleans Pelicans were in Toronto on Monday night, less than a week before hosting the 2014 All-Star Game, and things didn’t go so well away from home. The Pellies lost 109-101 on the road to a motivated Raptors team that’s currently in the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference. But late All-Star Game replacement, Anthony Davis, showed off his athleticism with a pair of alley-oops out of the pick-and-roll. Read More »
The length of Anthony Davis is overwhelming when you think about how easily and naturally he moves around the court. Guys that are 6-10 with a 7-5.5 wingspan aren’t supposed to be able to stay with point guards. Especially not point guards that used to be all-stars, like Deron Williams. On Sunday, D-Will found himself facing Ant and used his quickness to cross him up. But the Brow recovered in time to block the shot and immediately leak out for what turned into a breezy dunk on the other end. Read More »
Distraction is a dirty word in NBA circles.
The act of balancing massive talent with massive egos is tough enough for a team trying to reach the mountaintop, but when you add youth, money and access to the equation, off-court distractions can sink a ship just as quickly defensive breakdowns and offensive disarray on the court.
Al-Farouq Aminu has become rather adept at avoiding distractions. Born and raised in Atlanta, the 6-9 small forward began his NBA career in Los Angeles (drafted No. 8 by the Clippers in 2010) and is currently playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. Read More »
Monster dunks. Nothing-but-net threes. Alley-oops. All are wonderful moments we’ve witnessed so far this season. There have been plenty of good moments: KD’s recent scoring outburst, ‘Melo’s record-breaking game, and Greg Oden’s return… none of which you’ll see on this list. This is dedicated to the bad and the ugly, the plays that left you thinking WTF was that, what were they thinking? This season has been one of the most competitive and fun seasons to watch in recent memory, but it’s only right we have some fun at the halfway point. Read More »
The Pelicans steadily wore down the Magic on Sunday night, and Anthony Davis was the biggest reason why. Combined with Tyreke Evans‘ 13 points in the fourth quarter, the Pelicans withstood a small Magic lineup that shot better than they did. But Davis controlled the boards, and he destroyed Glen Davis late in the fourth with a rim-rocker that basically put the game away. Read More »