It’s been a year now since we first heard about Shaquille Johnson, and not a week has gone by since when we weren’t checking for his videos. He’s probably one of the five greatest high school dunkers we’ve ever seen, and only seems to get better and better. Our friends at Hoopmixtape have released a tape of his entire senior year, and the footage is jaw-dropping. Read More »
I don’t know about you, but doesn’t it sometimes feel like the missed dunks are the ones that can get the crowd hyped? It’s those plays that are just out of reach, so close, that have players pushing the boundaries and fans getting excited. Our friends at Hoopmixtape put together the 10 best misses of the entire year, which includes people like Shaquille Johnson, Stephen Curry and John Wall getting oh so close to some incredible jams. Hit the jump to check out the best of the best misses. Read More »
We’ve been huge fans of Shaquille Johnson for a while simply because you don’t see hops like these every day. We’re talking not in the NBA, overseas, on playgrounds and DEFINITELY not in high school. I’m scared for the guards that have to check him (and the big guys too) once this kid finally gets to Auburn. It could get ugly. Hit the jump for proof of why it’s not even a question that Johnson is the best high school dunker in the world. Read More »
Our Saturday started off as perfectly as possible with news greeting us as our alarm clocks rang that a tentative labor agreement had been reached, and that the lockout was finally, if unofficially, over. For now, we can’t completely invest ourselves in a new season – scheduled to be 66 games, starting on Christmas day – but pretty much everyone agrees on one thing: this deal will get approved and will get done. Book it. So who won and who lost? With the cancellation of games, everyone loses: the fans, the owners and the players. But as far as the approved deal, many of the leading names on both sides came out of this looking as good as they could’ve under the current circumstances. Read More »
Sometimes when you’re putting together an issue it takes on a life of its own. That was definitely the case for Dime #66. Typically this would have been our NBA Preview Issue, looking at all the stars and storylines for the upcoming year. But with the 2011-12 NBA season indefinitely on hold until a new collective bargaining agreement is in place, a central theme began to arise while we were planning. Read More »
Now that Deuce Bello has moved on to college, it’s time for a new high school dunker to ascend to his throne. You heard it here first, that dunker is Shaquille Johnson. The 6-4 rising senior from Milton (Ga.) High School who has committed to Auburn looks like he’s following in the footsteps of Chris Porter with these hops during the Boost Mobile Elite 24 dunk contest this weekend. Check out his first attempt below and his second two after the jump.
Deron Williams (photo. Katrin Auch for Activition)
Deron Williams isn’t scared or afraid. He’s also sick of justifying his decision. He wants to play in Turkey. The club over there, Besiktas, wants him to come. To him, that’s all that should matter. Williams spoke to the Salt Lake Tribune and vented on a number of things, most interestingly about his soon-to-be-realized trip to play professionally in Turkey. He says he saw the Rick Reilly piece we highlighted and isn’t concerned about the horror stories. Read More »
John Wall makes this Hoopmixtape cut with a dope fast-break windmill, as does Austin Rivers (the best angle yet of his Lorenzo Brown embarrassment). Still, I don’t know how Shaquille Johnson (no. 4) wasn’t higher.
I guess when your name is Shaquille Johnson, you have to be pretty good at basketball. But no one could have predicted this… Here’s more fire from Hoopmixtape (Johnson’s committed to Auburn by the way). The next Chris Porter?