TAG: Nick Collison

NBA / May 21, 2014 / 11:40 pm

Video: Nick Collison Tip With 0.1 Seconds On Shot Clock

Tiaggo Splitter, Nick Collison

Call it the new four-point play. On the heels of Lance Stephenson’s tip–in to beat the halftime buzzer with 0.1 seconds remaining in Tuesday’s Game 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder replicated the same play in Game 2 on Wednesday. However, this time the tip-in beat a 0.1-second shot clock in the second quarter. Read More »

NBA / May 20, 2014 / 10:15 am

Spurs Dominate Ibaka-Less Paint, Take Game 1 From OKC

Tim Duncan, Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins

The Spurs may have deluded us into believing they were preparing for Serge Ibaka to rip off his warmups before Game 1 in San Antonio Monday night, but they didn’t play like he was in the game. San Antonio scored 66 points in the paint on their way to a dominating 122-105 Game 1 win over Oklahoma City. Read More »

Latest News / May 17, 2014 / 2:01 pm

Report: Serge Ibaka To Miss Rest Of The Playoffs With Calf Injury

Serge Ibaka, J.J. Redick

In Game 6, Oklahoma City’s 6-10 power forward and rim protector Serge Ibaka injured his calf muscle in the third period. He did not return, and the team announced on Friday he would miss the rest of the postseason, putting the Thunder’s playoff fortunes in doubt. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Nick Collison Writes Tribute To “Open-Minded” Teammate Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant, Nick Collison

2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant shook everyone up when he took the stage to accept his MVP trophy earlier this week and singled out each of his teammates one-by-one, even the rookies and recent signings. The one teammate who has been with KD since the beginning, Nick Collison, returned the favor in a recent piece he penned for Sports Illustrated. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 20, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Kevin Durant Pocket-Passing

Kevin Durant

Thunder forward Kevin Durant has had quite a weekend. He dropped a career-high on Friday, and led the Thunder to another win over the Kings on Sunday night with, not just an efficient shooting performance, but an all-around game that showed off his passing ability, too, with nine dimes. Two of those assists featured pretty pocket passes for layups. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Jan 18, 2014 / 5:35 pm

Nick Collison’s Take On Kevin Durant’s Career Night

Draymond Green, Nick Collison

The Thunder’s forward off the bench, Nick Collison, has never been a big-time first option on offense since coming to the NBA out of Kansas in 2004. At Kansas, he was a first option, but he learned quickly that if he was going to have a long career in the NBA, he’d have to change his game. He has, focusing on defense, rebounding and making his 15-footer as accurate as possible if his team ever needed him to knock one down. That’s why his tweet following Kevin Durant‘s career-night was so perfect. Read More »

NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 30 Biggest Unsung Heroes

Andray Blatche

Behind every great team, the superstars and the dynasties, are the guys that the average fans don’t know about. Regardless of the amount of talent at the top of the roster, coaches are forced to look for production from role players on a nightly basis. While the average fan may not realize these players exist, their impact, while consistently failing to show up in the box scores, is not disregarded by teammates or coaches. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 10, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kevin Durant’s Twitter May Have Actually Been Hacked

Kevin Durant

Last night, Kevin Durant appeared to have uploaded a picture of himself smoking to his Twitter account. The picture isn’t actually that shocking — or even new; he was spotted smoking a hookah back in September, and hookah sheesha is legal, in case you were wondering. But the same photo bizarrely surfaced on KD’s Twitter timeline last night before quickly being taken down. Durant claimed later his phone had been hacked, a popular refrain anytime someone famous gets in hot water on Twitter, but in Durant’s case, we think he’s actually telling the truth. Read More »

NBA / Sep 20, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The NBA’s 20 Best Role Players

Andrei Kirilenko

The NBA is a league dominated by stars. However, some of the most important guys are the secondary players, the ones who do the little things that help their team win. Most of the guys on this list are limited in some areas – and that is why they are role players. There are no scoring title winners or All-NBA players on this list – just guys who have a well-defined role who put the success of the team far above their own. Read More »

NBA / Sep 19, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The 20 Toughest Players In The NBA

Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks

Let’s establish this first: the NBA isn’t always given its fair due in regards to tough athletes. In an era where flopping has become such a frequent occurrence that fines have been instituted to eradicate them completely, the NBA’s reputation is slowly gaining traction again. Plays like Chris Bosh flopping like a sack of soggy potatoes after a Carlos Boozer post move, or Manu Ginobili flailing through the paint to draw imaginary fouls are indeed terrible, but could start dwindling now that players’ pockets are being attacked. Read More »