TAG: Ramon Sessions

NBA, Smack / Feb 20, 2014 / 1:10 pm

Bucks Send Bobcats Gary Neal & Luke Ridnour For Sessions & Adrien

Gary Neal, Ramon Sessions

Gary Neal, Ramon Sessions (Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)

ESPN’s Marc Stein and Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer both report the Bucks have sent Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour to the Bobcats in exchange for Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien. 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 »

NBA, Video / Jan 20, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week

Blake Griffin

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

An NBA player did something this week that hasn’t been seen in over a decade and was previously performed by the league’s greatest dunker in a Slam Dunk Contest.

So, yeah, it was a good week for dunks, especially when the rest of the dunks consist of unlikely posters from unlikely names, including an act of vengeance from a certain Washington Wizards guard. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 20, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 3 Best Pickups (1.20)

Ramon Sessions

Ramon Sessions (photo. Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Jan 19, 2014 / 2:19 pm

Video: Ramon Sessions Dunks On LeBron James

Ramon Sessions, LeBron James

Ramon Sessions, LeBron James ( Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)

This one was about timing, but Ramon Sessions took a peek to his left right before lift off, and he knew who those footsteps belonged to. With LeBron James bearing down on him, Sessions went for the dunk anyway, and snuck past James to avoid the block. We’ve looked at this a few times, and James gave it his all to swat Sessions. It wasn’t happening. Ramon was in the air too quickly and avoided the chasedown block by a matter of inches. Read More »

NBA / Dec 31, 2013 / 2:30 pm

5 Interesting Stats From The NBA Season So Far

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

Scouring through the NBA’s new, in-depth, advanced take on stats with its SportVU add-on has changed the game for good, from the minds of the front office personnel who may use it to the fans who educate themselves on a player’s strengths and weaknesses.

From figuring out who the league’s fastest and most agile players are to which big men are the best rebounders in traffic, the SportVU tool can put an end to any type of NBA-based argument because of how advanced it is when it comes to the numbers it produces. Read More »

NBA / Dec 30, 2013 / 4:15 pm

5 Teams That Will Resurrect The Eastern Conference Next Year

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA’s Eastern Conference is in need of immediate assistance because outside of the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, there are 13 other teams that are on life support.

The Atlanta Hawks are the only other team in the East with a record above .500 and that’s not going to last much longer with Al Horford now out indefinitely. That leaves the likes of the Charlotte Bobcats, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards to compete for the coveted third seed. Read More »

NBA / Jul 12, 2013 / 12:00 pm

How To Lose Dwight Howard & Destroy The Lakers In 12 Steps: The Jim Buss Plan

James Harden, Dwight Howard

James Harden, Dwight Howard (photo. @jharden13)

So Dwight Howard has skipped town, exited stage left, lured by Houston’s friendly tax laws and evening entertainment. And while some might be quick to chalk it up as another stain on Jim Buss‘ record, this is much more a byproduct of the culture created by Buss’ missteps, than a misstep itself. Read More »

Smack / Mar 8, 2013 / 3:06 am

Ty Lawson Puts The Pedal Down On The Nuggets Express; Serge Ibaka Quietly Beats The Knicks

Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson (photo. Nike)

No one, it seems, walks into Denver lately and comes out unscathed. The Nuggets are rolling past teams to the point if you go in on the back end of a back-to-back it’s almost an assumed loss and, welp, watch your head that you don’t get dunked on too badly. Read More »

Smack / Feb 11, 2013 / 11:46 pm

L.A. Is A New Team With Chris Paul; Boston’s Win Streak Is Over

Chris Paul & CP3.VI

Chris Paul & CP3.VI (photo. Casey Rogers from AP for Jordan Brand)

Most nights when the home team gets run out of the gym, the arena is unusually quiet. Not last night in Philly. While the Clippers were busy laying a 17-point beatdown on the Sixers, the crowd was halfway in-between incensed and amazed. It really began in the third quarter, where the Clippers went on a run that put them up by 26. DeAndre Jordan had two dunks – one was off a Blake Griffin free throw miss where he puts his nuts in Arnett Moultrie‘s mug. Read More »