TAG: Paul George

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter, We Reminisce / Mar 24, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The First Tweets Of 25 NBA Stars

Twitter

Twitter has turned into the ESPN of the social media world, especially for our favorite hoopers. It’s a place where the average person can see what Kevin Durant is thinking on a Sunday afternoon, or Kobe‘s daily thoughts. Read More »

NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Biggest Bargains In The NBA

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Like all pro leagues, the NBA is a game of dollars. In this career, the tenure is short; many NBA players won’t see 10 years in the industry. Even the league’s top crop may only see 15 to 20 years of service.

So this is where it gets tricky; how do you get an individual who has a limited career window to take less money than he’s worth? If the player is a veteran who has bought into the system and city, maybe he will take less money to help the team. Clearly that’s not Kobe Bryant. Players on rookie deals don’t have any choice in the matter and always provide teams with some flexibility. Maybe the player has an injury history, or off-court disciplinary problem that lowers his market value. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 18, 2014 / 1:35 am

GIF: Paul George’s And-1 Jam To Seal The Win

Paul George

Paul George (Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s not often you see a player slam home such an important basket. But with the Pacers clawing their way towards a win on Monday night, Paul George‘s one-handed slam plus the foul was more necessary than coach Frank Vogel or any of the Pacers would have liked. Still, they have to be happy George came through with under a minute to play, up only seven against the woeful Sixers. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 16, 2014 / 2:34 pm

Paul George & The Pacers Come Back From 25 Down To Beat The Pistons In OT

Greg Monroe, Paul George, Josh Smith

Greg Monroe, Paul George, Josh Smith (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

With a few minutes left in the second quarter on Saturday night in Detroit, the Pistons led the Pacers by 23. That’s when Jonas Jerebko — yup, him — climbed the ladder for the putback slam and a 25-point Pistons lead. From there on out, though, things changed, and Paul George was the biggest reason why in Indiana’s stunning, 112-104, comeback win. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 13, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Pairing NBA Stars With Their House Of Cards Twins

House Of Cards

Fair Warning: There are spoilers throughout the piece below from episodes of both Season 1 and Season 2, which can be found on Netflix.

Both sports and television shows are forms of entertainment; why not combine the two? Dime analyzed the NBA and Netflix’s hottest show, House of Cards, and dug up league stars and their best-fitting counterparts from the show. Both character traits and actions, as well as player relationships and rivalries with one another, were used to determine the pairings. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 13, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Million Dollar Ballers Re-launches With “The Beard Collection”

Million Dollar Ballers

Million Dollar Ballers (photo. Million Dollar Ballers)

We’ve been huge fans of Million Dollar Ballers since the beginning, and today, MDB announced they’re re-launching mdballers.com with “The Beard Collection.” Honoring the three young bearded ones that are destroying the league out in Houston, Indianapolis and Minneapolis, these premium quality t-shirts all hit with that patented 1980s swag that Million Dollar Ballers is so famous for. Read More »

NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 11:30 am

Pacers Don’t Look Like NBA Finals Contenders Anymore

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert (Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s March, otherwise known as the time where NBA teams are shortening and finalizing their rotations for the postseason and beginning to play with the fervor and intensity that precedes the playoffs. It’s not exactly the right time to hold players-only meetings. It may be necessary at the time, but it’s not something you want to go through when there’s less than two months until the playoffs begin. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 4, 2014 / 11:02 pm

Video: Klay Thompson’s Game-Winning Fadeaway

George Hill, Klay Thompson

George Hill, Klay Thompson (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The Golden State Warriors did something only a few have been able to do this season: win on the Pacers’ home-court. The Dubs didn’t run away with a victory on Tuesday night, they won in dramatic fashion.

With 10.9 ticks left in the fourth quarter, the Warriors and the Pacers were all tied up at 96. Klay Thompson had the hot hand in the fourth, so it was to no one’s surprise that the ball was in his hands with the game on the line. After receiving the pass from Andre Iguodala, Thompson backed down George Hill and used his size to turn around and let go a beautiful fadeaway jumper. The ball splashed through the net with 0.6 seconds remaining. Read More »

NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 10 Most Exciting Players

Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin

Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball has evolved into more than a sporting game; it is a source of entertainment. The late and great owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. Jerry Buss, envisioned the platform and reach of basketball as much more than a sport. Thus, “Showtime” was created in the ’80s, and basketball has never been the same. Players in today’s game provide countless spectacles that thrill the fans, drawing them to come back to see more every night. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 12:30 pm

10 Bold Predictions For The NBA’s Second Half

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony (Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

We’re technically past the halfway point in the NBA season, but really, let’s be serious: Things don’t start to heat up until after the All-Star break. Now we’re on the cusp of the trade deadline, and soon teams will be fighting for playoff spots and lottery ping-pong balls. Read More »