TAG: Patrick Ewing

NBA / Mar 11, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The NBA’s Top 10 Facial Dunks Of All Time

Vince Carter

What makes NBA games so special and electrifying are the epic in-game dunks. Of course, we love the flashy passing and heart wrenching buzzer-beaters, but to be capsulated in a moment where someone gets posterized is beyond blissful. Let’s start by saying shout out to Brandon Knight as he valiantly didn’t give up on the play last night when he could have. He could have dodged DeAndre Jordan and let Lob City get away with another alley-oop. He didn’t. It’s okay. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 15, 2013 / 5:00 pm

UNDRCRWN’s “Air 33″ Collection

UNDRCRWN's "Air 33" Collection

The 1990s birthed a lot. Among other things: bad fashion choices, a Chicago Bulls dynasty and “Bootleg” Bart Simpson. The famous television character was always considered anti-establishment, and that resulted in his figure becoming a viable part of ’90s clothing trends. Now he’s coming back again in a big way. Read More »

NBA / Dec 5, 2012 / 11:30 am

The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant

In all sports the basic concept is to beat your opposition. You never want to lose a game to anyone, but when your rival beats you there’s a different feel. When your rival beats you, there’s suddenly an everlasting second wind about you. When your rival beats you it feels like the whole world is laughing at you in shame. Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Why Don Nelson Deserved To Be In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Don Nelson

Why is Don Nelson in the Hall of Fame if he never even coached a team to the NBA Finals?

Donald Arvid Nelson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. this past Friday. As with all inductions over the last few years, there’s a surrounding debate (ameliorated by the communal effect of technology) about the legitimacy of an inductee’s inclusion. Read More »

Smack / Sep 10, 2012 / 10:35 pm

Kevin Garnett Will Retire As A Celtic; The 1 Thing Tyreke Evans Must Do To Stay With The Kings

Kevin Garnett

We’re not sure if we’ve ever seen so many old stars stay relevant past their primes. Steve Nash is seriously better at 38 than he was at 28. Tim Duncan is still reliable, and still consistently averages 15 and nine. Nas and Jay-Z haven’t fell off yet, and are somehow still popular in this age of terrible dances and forgettable rappers. And even Kobe Bryant is sort of like the Darth Vader of the NBA. Basically, the history books are being re-written before our eyes, and old records are dropping off faster than Green Bay’s bandwagon. Read More »

Smack / Sep 3, 2012 / 1:00 am

Dwight Howard Loves Orlando; Brandon Knight Isn’t A Brand Name

Dwight Howard

We’re guessing the person at the Orlando Sentinel‘s ad department laughed it off as a crank call at first. We’d like to place an ad for Dwight Howard thanking Orlando. Ha ha, yeah right but I have to get back to work. But no, this was very real and very surreal. The money for the full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of the newspaper has probably already been cashed, but we’re of the thinking the supposed empathy behind the move would bounce like a bad check. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 29, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Patrick Ewing To Relaunch His Shoe Brand, Ewing Athletics

Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing was an adidas guy, once, making almost $1 million per year. Although he got out of the major company shoe game rather quickly, successfully delving into his own brand, Ewing Athletics, and raking in a ton of dough. Read More »

NBA, Video, We Reminisce / Aug 20, 2012 / 11:45 am

We Reminisce: Allan Houston’s Series-Clinching Floater Vs. Miami

It’s been 13 long years since those days, when Allan Houston, Charlie Ward, Larry Johnson, Latrell Sprewell, Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, P.J. Brown and Dan Majerle were a part of the NBA conversation. Despite their at-your-throat mentality, the New York Knicks and Miami Heat of the late 90s had a familiar compatibility. Or maybe it was just the style of play as a whole – drive to the basket, enjoy a forearm shiver to the face. Read More »

NBA / Jul 18, 2012 / 2:30 pm

All 25 Players The Knicks Have Financially Valued More Than Jeremy Lin

Allan Houston

The New York Knicks refused to match the Houston Rockets’ offer sheet for Jeremy Lin, which totaled $25.1 million over three years. The decision was in part financial, but many have argued that the Knicks could have moved Lin and his $14.8 million expiring contract before the poison pill year kicked in, or at the very least released him after year two via the “stretch provision” and taken $5 million in dead cap space for three seasons following. Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA / Apr 5, 2012 / 12:00 pm

The NBA’s Top 5 Most Disrespectful Dunks Ever

Blake Griffin

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the videos. In this era of technology, Twitter and 24/7 highlights, you probably heard about it not long after Pau Gasol felt it. It gives you an idea of how we value excitement in sports. The Clippers lost last night, Kobe Bryant hit a game-clinching shot and Andrew Bynum was going to work, and yet this morning it’s been all about Blake Griffin un-manning Gasol twice. As we wrote in Smack, he murdered him early, resuscitated him and then killed him again. Twice in one game he smashed all over the Spaniard. Kendrick Perkins and Timofey Mozgov breathed a sigh of relief somewhere. Read More »