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GIFs / Dec 12, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Video: Nick Johnson Launches For Put-Back Dunk Over Ramon Sessions

Nick Johnson

James Harden was hero in his team’s overtime vin versus the Sacramento Kings, but little-known rookie Nick Johnson had the game’s best highlight. Watch the Houston Rockets’ hyper-athletic second-round pick explode for a huge put-back dunk literally over the top of Ramon Sessions. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 6, 2014 / 1:15 am

Video: James Harden Nets 38, But Rockets Need Nick Johnson Game-Winner In OT

James Harden

Yes, James Harden scored 38 points against the Timberwolves on Friday night. Yes, one of the Western Conference’s best teams was playing a Minney squad who just let the Sixers get their first win of the season. Still, Harden fouled out and the Rockets needed a Nick Johnson layup with 0.8 seconds remaining to clinch the 114-112 win in overtime. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jul 25, 2014 / 11:00 am

Watch The Top 10 Dunks Of NBA Summer League

Zach LaVine

We’ve given you just a small sampling of the high-flying act that went down at the NBA’s Las Vegas summer league. There was Nick Johnson‘s reverse alley-oop, Zach LaVine‘s big-air tomahawk and Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s dribbling display before his two-handed jam. There were plenty more where those came from, so let’s look at the top 10 dunks of summer league. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Bold Predictions For The 2014-2015 Rookie Class

NBA Draft

The NBA draft has come and gone, and those that were selected are now ready to embark on a journey they have waited for their entire lives. The class of 2014 was a very deep, and only time will tell how special it will ultimately be. Which rookies will show out in their first season? Which will fade cound could be bound for Europe? With the draft behind us and regular season rapidly approaching, it’s time for some bold predictions for the 2014-15 rookie class. Read More »

Video / Jul 21, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Watch Nick Johnson’s Sick Reverse Alley-Oop Dunk In Summer League Finale

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson (photo. Houston Rockets twitter)

Houston Rockets guard Nick Johnson opened Orlando Summer League play with one of its most memorable poster slams. Just over two weeks later, he closed Las Vegas Summer League with a reverse alley-oop dunk in the championship game that was arguably just as impressive. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jul 8, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Top 10 Second-Round Picks In The 2014 NBA Draft

Cleanthony Early

Surprisingly, the NBA Draft went according to plan – for the most part at least. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, and Joel Embiid were widely considered the top three prospects in this year’s class, and they ended up being the first three players to hear their names called by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

First-round picks are supposed to make immediate impacts on their new teams. Cleveland is hoping Wiggins can develop into the second coming of LeBron James, the Jazz are hoping Dante Exum really is a mix of Rajon Rondo and Russell Westbrook, and the Lakers expect Julius Randle to be a centerpiece of the team’s future. Those are the kind of expectations that come with being a first-round pick. The expectations for a second-round pick, though? Well, they aren’t nearly as lofty. Read More »

NBA / Jul 8, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Most Disappointing Performers From Day 3 Of Orlando Summer League

Marcus Smart

While we already gave you the best performers from Day 2 and Day 3 of the Orlando Summer League, not every player and team can compete exceptionally well during every game. They miss shots, make errant passes and sometimes just struggle. Read More »

Video / Jul 5, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Nick Johnson Dunks All Over Detroit Pistons In Summer League

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson (photo. YouTube Maxa711Clips)

Real basketball is back. The NBA’s silly season of free agency has reached a fever pitch, but there’s still nothing better than the world’s top players actually competing. On the first day of NBA Summer League action, the Houston Rockets’ Nick Johnson served up a helpful reminder of just how exciting July hoops can be. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 30, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The 15 Most Likely Second-Round Gems In The NBA Draft

Russ Smith

The 2014 NBA Playoffs are in full throttle right now, with teams fighting in their own Game of Thrones. However, for some teams, the winter came a bit early as their seasons finished with the conclusion of the regular season. The Tywin Lannisters and Robb Starks of the playoffs are fighting for Winterfell, while the lottery-bound teams are just fighting to be a part of the Night’s Watch. Read More »

College / Mar 27, 2014 / 11:30 am

San Diego State: The Best NCAA Tournament Team You Know Nothing About

Xavier Thames

San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher gathered his team around before tip-off of their NCAA tournament opening round matchup against New Mexico State. As seen in SDSU’s Confidential Video–“We’re Advancing”–Fisher is heard telling his team, “Everybody in the world is watching…some teams will become house hold names and somebody on those teams will never be forgotten…why not us?” Read More »