TAG: Pablo Prigioni

Smack / Dec 21, 2014 / 11:15 am

Suns’ Isaiah Thomas To Knicks’ Pablo Prigioni: “You’re F****** Flopping!”

Isaiah Thomas, Pablo Prigioni

The New York Knicks should be doing whatever it takes to win at this point. But that doesn’t mean those potentially shoddy acts of sportsmanship are any easier for their opponents to stomach. After Pablo Prigioni wildly flailed his body upon minimal (at best) defensive contact from Isaiah Thomas, watch the Phoenix Suns’ diminutive guard tell his European counterpart, “You’re f****** flopping!” Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 23, 2013 / 11:30 am

The NBA’s 10 Nastiest Crossovers Of 2013, Starring Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

You know you have handles when the NBA releases a “best of 2013″ video and you’re on the top 10 three times. But that’s the life for Kyrie Irving, a cat so smooth and nice with the rock that he can make dudes fall during All-Star Weekend… when no one is playing defense. Cleveland’s star isn’t the only one dropping people on this list. Everyone from Nate Robinson to Lance Stephenson (this past weekend) is bringing the goods. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 15, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Report: Rift Between J.R. Smith & Mike Woodson Leads To Fourth-Quarter Benching

J.R. Smith

On Friday night, in Boston, Knicks guard J.R. Smith attempted just a single shot in 27 minutes of action. On Saturday night, with Atlanta at MSG, he was conspicuously absent when the Knicks held on down the stretch — behind Carmelo Anthony‘s 15 fourth-quarter points — to defeat the Hawks, 111-106. Now comes word there’s a growing fissure between Smith and coach Mike Woodson. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:30 am

Kyrie Irving Crosses Up Pablo Prigioni, Drops 37 In Cavs Win

Kyrie Irving, Pablo Prigioni

While most of the basketball world was taking in the Eastern Conference battle between the Heat and Pacers, Cleveland was playing host to a Knicks team coming off their worst defeat at home in the Carmelo Anthony era. Both Anthony and Kyrie Irving shot over 60 percent, but Irving’s team won and he showed off his handles on poor Pablo Prigioni in the process. Read More »

NBA / Nov 5, 2013 / 4:15 pm

The 20 Best Small-Ball Lineups In The NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Just a short year ago, we were blessed to watch the USA Men’s basketball team storm into London and pick apart each opponent with a variety of different tactics that emphasized speed and transition defense. Those lineups, at times, were sorely lacking in the height department. We would occasionally find the 6-8 Carmelo Anthony at the center position where he would rebound and “attempt” to guard opposing centers. Read More »

NBA / Jul 12, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Battle For New York Is Real: 10 Deciding Matchups Between The Knicks & Nets

New York City Hoops

After the Brooklyn Nets traded for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, the New York Knicks responded by trading for the exact opposite type of player when they acquired Andrea Bargnani from the Raptors. Then they re-signed the NBA’s 2013 Sixth Man of the Year, J.R. Smith. The Nets, considered impotent in the face of any more free agency moves with a tapped out salary cap, then pulled off the Andrei Kirilenko signing last night. The stakes keep getting higher in New York as Mikhail Prokhorov attempts to usurp James Dolan’s Knicks as the preeminent New York City team. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 20, 2013 / 11:06 pm

Jim Boeheim Rips Carmelo Anthony’s Teammates

Carmelo Anthony

Blame Carmelo Anthony all you want for New York’s Game 6 meltdown in Indiana and their somewhat surprising 4-2 loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. His former coach at Syracuse isn’t having any of it. Jim Boeheim recently ripped into ‘Melo’s teammates, saying it’s their fault New York’s season ended short of their goal. Read More »

NBA / May 3, 2013 / 9:02 pm

Pablo Prigioni and the Worst Flop of the NBA Playoffs

pablo prigioni flop

Check out the horrendous flop that Pablo Prigioni got away with earlier tonight against the Boston Celtics (.gif created by SB Nation): Read More »

Smack / Jan 27, 2013 / 12:44 am

Jrue Holiday Destroys The Knicks; Kyrie Irving Breaks Toronto’s Heart

Jrue Holiday

The NBA All-Star Game is a showcase normally reserved for the great players who actually win games, and yet we haven’t heard one complaint about how Jrue Holiday is going to Houston next month. He’s been so good this season (remember, this cat is still only 22 years old) that everyone forgets his team kind of sucks. In a 17-point beating of New York, Holiday had 31 points at the end of the third quarter, finishing with a career-high 35. Read More »

Smack / Nov 6, 2012 / 1:10 am

New York Can’t Be Stopped; Kyrie Irving Beats Chris Paul In L.A.

J.R. Smith

Is it time we start taking New York seriously? We’ll have to wait until Amar’e Stoudemire comes back from his latest knee setback, and Carmelo Anthony gets pushed back to the three to see if this level of play holds up. But what else can we say? ‘Melo (21 points last night) has looked like he’s ready to finally embrace basic basketball principles like rebounding, defending and not holding the ball every time you touch it, and New York is getting contributions from everyone. Read More »