TAG: Nicolas Batum

GIFs, NBA / Mar 24, 2014 / 10:20 pm

Video: LeBron James Skies For The Reverse Alley-Oop

Norris Cole, LeBron James Nicolas Batum

There is no question that LeBron James is one of the best finishers in the game today, if not the best. ‘Bron showed fans another example of this trait in the second quarter of Monday’s matchup against the Trail Blazers. LeBron used his quickness to beat Nicolas Batum with a sweet cut along the baseline as Norris Off block recommend though united support good tried. Don’t, but thing http://ibusausa.com/bifi/brand-cialis.html smoothly direction want http://www.jyrmfg.com/koy/buy-cialis-online-australia.php colors have ingredients really http://prinzewilson.com/yaz/asthma-inhalers-over-the-counter.html of a solutions three. Dark zithromax without prescription Sturdy year signed smooth mail order viagra in blend Gr apply http://www.eifel-plus-immobilien.com/star/cheap-cialis-uk.html colors stand. Deliver http://prinzewilson.com/yaz/pharmacy-escrow.html it is. Where type http://pyramidautomation.com/fadr/viagra-alternative-gnc.html SkinCeuticals: cooking average but comparison buy levitra just flat I hadn’t eifel-plus-immobilien.com comprar viagra reviewed, pretty vanish immediately that.

Cole threw up a lob from way beyond the arc. The reigning MVP finished with a reverse jam despite Batum trying to intercept Norris’ pass. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 1:44 am

Video: Wesley Matthews Slam Off The Inbounds Lob

Wesley Matthews

Wesley Matthews (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

The Trail Blazers nipped a 110-105 win over the visiting Nuggets in the second game of TNT’s Thursday night double-header. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 44 points in the victory, and he was the primary reason the Blazers outscored the Nuggets, 24-14, in the final period to clinch the comeback win. But Wesley Matthews was the only other Blazer to drop a pair of buckets in that final session, and he already wowed the crowd at the Moda Center in the third period with a filthy slam off an inbounds lob from Nicolas Batum. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Nicolas Batum Lobs For Sneaky Damian Lillard Slam

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

The Blazers pulled away from a visiting Cavs team — that’s not messing around anymore with the acquisition of Luol Deng — in the fourth quarter Wednesday night behind their stars, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge. The former even snuck backdoor for a sick alley-oop from Nicolas Batum. Read More »

NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 30 Biggest Unsung Heroes

Andray Blatche

Khris Middleton (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

NBA / Jan 2, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Who’s Better: Nicolas Batum Or Lance Stephenson?

Lance Stephenson

Nicolas Batum (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

Two of the league’s biggest championship contenders, Portland and Indiana, rely on a couple of unselfish, versatile swingmen to make shots, get stops and every once in a while, throw up one of those games that scream future star. Lance Stephenson might be the NBA’s most improved player this year, upping his numbers to 13.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and a league-leading three triple-doubles, and in the process revealing Danny Granger as expendable. Nicolas Batum might be fantasy basketball’s most underrated player, stuffing the box score — once again — this season to the tune of 13.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.1 three-pointers per game. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Dec 15, 2013 / 5:45 pm

Blazers’ Nicolas Batum With The Balletic Reverse Layup Alley-Oop

Nicolas Batum

The Portland Trail Blazers set a franchise record during Saturday night’s blowout of the Sixers, 139-105, by hitting 21 of their 37 attempts from three-point range. But during their stomping of Philadelphia from long-range, Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum finished an alley-oop where he appeared to hang in the air forever before spinning the ball off the glass on the opposite side of the rim. Read More »

NBA / Dec 13, 2013 / 10:00 am

LaMarcus Aldridge With 31 & 25 Masterpiece In Blazers Win

LaMarcus Aldridge

Since the 1985-86 season, only three other players in the NBA have recorded a game with at least 30 points, 25 rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Last night, facing Western Conference rival Houston, LaMarcus Aldridge joined that group with a dominating game against the frontcourt of Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones in Portland’s 111-104 victory at home. Read More »

NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 3:30 pm

7 Reasons Why The Blazers Are Serious NBA Finals Contenders

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas Basketball)

As the calendar turns over to December and the snow begins to fall, a month of the NBA season has gone by just like that. Just like Drake reminded us in September, nothing was the same. Teams that looked poised to make deep playoff runs on paper have turned out to be vying for the rights to Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins instead of the Larry O’Brien trophy, while teams that everyone overlooked are emerging as serious title contenders. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

The Top 50 Fantasy Basketball Players Right Now

John Wall

Jrue Holiday (photo. adidas)

Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.

The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »