TAG: paul pierce

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:44 pm

Iman Shumpert Puts Paul Pierce On Skates

Iman Shumpert, Paul Pierce

The Knicks may not be playoff bound this season, but they still earned some bragging rights over their crosstown rivals on Tuesday with a 109-98 win. In the third quarter, Iman Shumpert caused the crowd the stir in their seats with a dazzling display of ball-handling. From beyond the arc, Shump went to work on Paul Pierce, which ended with Shumpert dropping a mean crossover dribble that sent The Truth down to the hardwood. Shump then had loads of space to knock down a jumper.
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NBA / Apr 3, 2014 / 3:15 pm

How The Brooklyn Nets Became The East’s Most Dangerous Sleeper

Shaun Livingston, Jason Kidd

Shaun Livingston, Jason Kidd (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

On December 31, the Nets suffered a 113-93 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It was their 11th loss by double-digits in the first 31 games of the season, in which their record was just 10-21. Paul Pierce, a centerpiece of the trade between the Nets and Boston Celtics last summer, which was expected to catapult Brooklyn up the ranks in the Eastern Conference, had enough. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 23, 2014 / 2:27 pm

Report: Brooklyn Nets Sign Jason Collins

Jason Collins, Reggie Evans

Jason Collins, Reggie Evans (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets made history today after signing free agent center Jason Collins to a 10-day contract. Collins became the first active athlete in the four major American professional sports to announce he was gay this past summer after completing the season with the Washington Wizards. Read More »

NBA / Feb 6, 2014 / 11:30 am

10 Upcoming Unrestricted Free Agents Who Could Be Traded This Year

Danny Granger

Danny Granger (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

Owning an unrestricted free agent (UFA) in the NBA is a sticky situation. Most of these players have proved their worth, and are circling a large contract in the coming offseason. As a contending team it could be tough to retain the services of these players while remaining under the tax moving forward. There is also the risk of locking a player down long term only to see their best days are behind them. 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 / Feb 2, 2014 / 1:00 am

GIF: Luis Scola Passes Off Paul Pierce’s Butt To Secure Win

Luis Scola, Paul Pierce

The Brooklyn Nets fought hard on Saturday night against a Pacers team that was coming off just their second home loss of the season. The Pacers weren’t ready to lose a third game at home this year, or their second in a row. They escaped with a slim 97-96 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse thanks to some quick-thinking from one of their key bench players. Argentinian reserve Luis Scola took advantage of Paul Pierce‘s defensive positioning at the very end and finished the tight game off with a win. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Players 35 And Older

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Father Time is undefeated and this has been well documented over the history of professional sports. At one time or another, every athlete that has appeared timeless is eventually defeated. The world of basketball offers a unique realm of competition, in which players can compete at a high level into their late 30s and even beyond in some special cases. In 2014, we are still marveling over how teams are comprised of players primarily over the age of 30, such as the Mavericks and Spurs, who still manage to remain in playoff contention in the toughest conference. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2014 / 12:00 am

Video: Patrick Patterson Picks The Pass & Nails The Game-Winner

Patrick Patterson

The Toronto Raptors were without their leading scorer in DeMar DeRozan, and Paul Pierce had his best performance as a member of the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, but the game came down to the final dramatic seconds of regulation when an unsung spoiler emerged out of a game that appeared over. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 26, 2014 / 8:06 pm

Boston’s Emotional Paul Pierce Tribute Video

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce (Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports)

Paul Pierce could barely keep it together when he spoke with ESPN’s Chris Broussard after the first half upon his return to the place where he spent the first decade and a half of his career. Part of that emotion was the warm welcome the Boston crowd gave their old hero. Not only that, but the Celtics played an in-game tribute video to the Truth, and it’s exactly as amazing you’d think. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 26, 2014 / 7:44 pm

Video: Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett Introduced In Boston To Standing Ovation

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce (Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports)

Brooklyn traveled to Boston Sunday night for the first time since Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were traded from the Celtics to the Nets. They Nets, bucking custom as the visiting team at TD Garden, got a resounding pre-game introduction culminating in Garnett and Pierce as the last two to have their names called. Watch as the Garden crowd roars their approval for their former players even as they now wear Brooklyn black. Read More »