Patrick Beverley, Michael Carter-Williams (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)
If you’re the schadenfreude sort, you should still hold your tongue. Patrick Beverley, the pest of a point guard for the Rockets â€” who has annoyed everyone from Russell Westbrook to Blazers stud Damian Lillard – left last night’s game against the Sixers with what was reported at the time as a sprained knee. But Yahoo Sports reports Beverley has torn his meniscus and is listed as out “indefinitely.” Read More »
Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)
If you watched the NCAA tournament this past weekend, you had the chance to witness that the best teams do not always win. We saw Duke lose to a 14-seeded Mercer team that destroyed all of our brackets, while also witnessing Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wichita State all fall early.
Having the best talent can only get you so far when it comes to tournament time. In a tournament where anything can happen, it takes a great team that plays together to win the NCAA title–not just a group of individuals. Read More »
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 »
Russell Westbrook (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)
Phew. After a Friday night knee-to-knee collision with Kyle Lowry, it appeared that Russell Westbrook would suffer another setback to his surgically repaired right knee. The same knee that’s still got him on a minutes restriction after a third surgery earlier this season. But a full examination on Saturday that included an MRI revealed “no issues of concern.” Read More »
Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)
It happened midway through the third quarter, and while Oklahoma City’s collective breathe was being held after Russell Westbrook grabbed his surgically repaired right knee, Kevin Durant was in the midst of annihilating the Raptors in a double-OT epic. But after the adrenalin wore off, the Thunder still want to know what’s up with their star PG. Read More »
Derrick Rose (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)
Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is averaging 27 PPG over his last four outings, and his Thunder beat up on a tough Bulls team last night in Chicago for a 97-85 win. Russ, still not playing the back end of back-to-backs, came close to a triple-double with 17 points, nine assists and nine rebounds in 28 minutes. Before the game, however, a reporter had the temerity to ask Russ about rust. But Westbrook settled down enough to extol Derrick Rose in his second consecutive year of rehab. Read More »
/ Mar 17, 2014 / 4:45 pm
Russell Westbrook (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)
It’s that special time of the season, once again, where we take a look at the useful information that is NBA.com’s stat-tool: SportVU.
As you’ve seen in previous articles on the subject, SportVU can break down everything from percentages on catch-and-shoot jumpers and pull-ups, to the amount of touches a player gets per game. As a result, we have captured some intriguing stats that have told us who are some of the league’s best and worst drivers, the best passer in the league not named Chris Paul, and a championship-contender that’s chock full of rotation players that are constantly on the move. Read More »
Russell Westbrook, Kendall Marshall (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)
After the Thunder’s embarrassing loss to the lowly Lakers this past week, you just knew they’d get their revenge on TNT Thursday night. Kevin Durant poured in his usual silky 29, and Russell Westbrook matched that total in just 23 minutes of action. #WhyNot Russ started things off by getting a steal right after the tip and throwing down some thunder on the other end. Read More »
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 »
Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)
Patrick Beverley has turned into the little engine that could â€” antagonize Rockets opponents enough to help them into the Conference Finals or beyond this year. After getting in Damian Lillard‘s mug the other night before trading off-the-court barbs, he resumed a roiling rivalry with Russell Westbrook on Tuesday night during OKC’s 106-98 win. One first-quarter moment eerily mimicked the lunge Beverley made for the ball during the playoffs last spring, which inadvertently led to the tear in Westbrook’s meniscus. Read More »