TAG: New Orleans Pelicans

Latest News / Sep 17, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

Damian Lillard

The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 6, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: Watch Anthony Davis Again Get Steal, Go Coast-To-Coast For Huge Jam

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is 6-11 with a growing wingspan and thickening frame. It’s remiss to expect a player of his dimensions to make plays normally reserved for those far smaller, but Davis is a different kind of big man. He showed off that stunning combination of size and athletic ability in Team USA’s win over Mexico earlier today, grabbing a steal and going coast-to-coast for the second game in a row. Read More »

NBA / Sep 6, 2014 / 1:00 pm

New Orleans’ Austin Rivers: “This Is My Year”

Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers hasn’t lived up to the massive hype that accompanied his high school recruitment. After a solid but unremarkable freshman season at Duke, Rivers entered the NBA Draft and was chosen tenth overall by the New Orleans Hornets – a development that immediately sparked cries of nepotism given his pre-draft status coupled with the relationship coach Monty Williams has with Rivers’ father, Doc. Rivers’ disastrous rookie season certainly didn’t help matters, and his improved but still poor sophomore campaign rendered Rivers’ place in New Orleans’ future uncertain. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 4, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Ryan Anderson Cleared For Full Contact After April Neck Surgery

Ryan Anderson

Eight months after suffering a herniated disc in a nasty collision with the Boston Celtics’ Gerald Wallace and just five months removed from cervical spine surgery, New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has been cleared by doctors to resume full basketball activities. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Sep 2, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Sky Above The Rim For Alley-Oop Versus New Zealand

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. gifdsports Vine)

Anthony Davis isn’t only getting better, but he’s getting bigger and longer, too. He put the latter attribute on display early in Team USA’s game against New Zealand today, getting his elbows well above the rim to finish a lob from Kyrie Irving. Read More »

Smack / Aug 29, 2014 / 12:30 pm

John Calipari Says Anthony Davis Could Soon “Be The Best Player In The NBA”

Anthony Davis

There might not be two basketball minds that know Anthony Davis better than the University of Kentucky’s John Calipari and the New Orleans Pelicans’ Monty Williams. Calipari watched Team USA’s best player evolve from a gangly high school senior to the NCAA’s Player of the Year, while Williams has enjoyed a first-class seat for Davis’ development from talented, inconsistent rookie to dominant, two-way force. And it’s all been in a span of four years. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Aug 27, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Continue Two-Way Dominance Against Slovenia

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. USABasketball Twitter)

There’s nothing Anthony Davis can’t do on a basketball court. The 21 year-old New Orleans Pelicans All-Star and Team USA might the most versatile player in basketball aside from LeBron James, a fact extra scary considering Davis is just scratching the surface of his limitless potential. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Aug 16, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Anthony Davis Skies For Huge, Poster Alley-Oop Against Brazil

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. gifdsports Vine)

Okay, so perhaps calling Steph Curry’s beautiful step-back jumper the likely highlight of Team USA’s exhibition against Brazil was premature. We just momentarily forgot that an alien force like Anthony Davis was playing, too. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Jul 30, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Reigning MVP Durant on Davis: “He’s Next In Line”

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis has been bound for superstardom since his senior of high school in 2011. All he’s done since is lead the Kentucky Wildcats to a national championship, get drafted first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans, and make the All-Star team and lead the NBA in blocks at 20 years-old. Expectations for Davis have been dangerously high for years, but he’s exceeded them – easily. Reigning MVP Kevin Durant recently forecasted even bigger things for Davis, saying that New Orleans’ burgeoning franchise player is “next in line” to win the award. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 24, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Teams Kill It On Twitter With #NBASitcoms

Draymond Green

No professional sports league in the world promotes itself through social media like the NBA. Whether it’s fodder gleaned from individual players, promotions ran by the league office, or quirky internet stuff used by specific teams, the NBA is always engaging its fans. A sizable group of clever franchises continued the latter trend today, using the Twitter hashtag #NBAsitcoms to combine the public’s love of hoops and (mostly crappy) television. Read More »