TAG: Spencer Hawes

NBA / Sep 4, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Reviewing The Sam Hinkie Era In Philadelphia

Sam Hinkie

It seems as though Sam Hinkie is almost done stripping down the team he took over after the 2012-13 NBA season. With Thaddeus Young officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the only player remaining on the Philadelphia 76ers roster, who was also on the roster when Hinkie took over, is — you guessed it — Jason Richardson. With Thad gone, it’s now official to say this is a Sixers team, with the exception of J-Rich, completely built by Hinkie, and it’s not a very good one, at least not yet. Read More »

Video / Aug 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Crawford, CP3, and Dejounte Murray Shine At Seattle’s Midnight Madness

Tony Wroten, Jr.

Tony Wroten, Jr. (photo. Jerome Johnson YouTube)

Jamal Crawford had an eventful weekend. Not only did the reigning Sixth Man of the Year get married – congratulations to the newlyweds! – but he also hosted one of the most entertaining games you’ll see on a basketball court this summer. Crawford and the Seattle Pro-Am put on an admission-free “Midnight Madness” match on Saturday, featuring special NBA guest stars as a way to say “thank you” to the great city and fans of Seattle who have been supporting arguably the best pro-am in the nation all summer long. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 4, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Report: Clippers Agree With Spencer Hawes

Spencer Hawes

The Los Angeles Clippers have finally found a capable backup big man. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the team has agreed to a four-year, $23 million contract with Spencer Hawes. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 19, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Watch LeBron James Stuff Spencer Hawes In Slow-Mo

LeBron James, Spencer Hawes

He might have shot 10-for-11 from the field for 25 first-quarter points on Tuesday night in Cleveland, but it was LeBron James‘ block on Spencer Hawes that got us really excited. The snuff was reminiscent of poor Tiago Splitter‘s attempt to posterize James in the NBA Finals last year. We’re halfway convinced James met Hawes in flight because James is a Barack Obama supporter, and Hawes has no respect for our Commander-in-chief. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The 10 Best Dunks In The NBA Last Week

James Johnson

James Johnson (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

It seems as if the All-Star Game only inspired players to throw down dunks that were far more vicious and creative than anything we saw in the first half of the season. Right out of the gate after the All-Star break, observers have been subject to some of the league’s best posters and alley-oops, whether they’re done by two players or only one, to start off the second half of the season. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 10:35 am

Report: Philly Trades Spencer Hawes To Cavs

Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner

Philadelphia is trading big man Spencer Hawes to the reeling Cavs for, primarily, two second-round picks, according to Yahoo! Sports. Because of the big man’s salary ($6.5 million), Cleveland must include enough salary to match before the deal is official. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 10:54 pm

Dion Waiters Posterizes Spencer Hawes, But Hyperextends His Knee

Dion Waiters

The NBA is back in action tonight after the All-Star break in New Orleans, and a season filled with injuries also picked up right where it left off. In the closing minute of the first half on Tuesday night, Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters took advantage of an open lane provided by the Sixers’ defense, and drove to the bucket for a monster flush over Spencer Hawes. Read More »

instagram / Feb 14, 2014 / 12:20 am

Sixers Forward Spencer Hawes Has President Barack Obama Toilet Paper

Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner

Sixers teammates Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes must have been hanging out today because Turner posted a photo to Instagram with the caption that mentioned he was at Hawes’ abode. Two teammates hanging out together away from the court isn’t unusual, but the subject matter of Turner’s IG post certainly was, touching on both politics and potty humor in equal measure. Let’s just say Hawes isn’t a big fan of President Barack Obama, and that might be an understatement, too. Read More »

NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The 10 Best Passing Centers In The NBA

Joakim Noah

The center position is becoming a role that emphasizes versatility. The art of passing is a beautiful concept in the sport, but when executed appropriately by centers, it is a strength that should not be overlooked. Superstars like Bill Walton and Chris Webber–even though he normally manned the four-spot–exemplified the effective passing center, and their offenses instantly became more dangerous because of this ability. Read More »