TAG: Stan Van Gundy

Video / Mar 11, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 10 Most Awkward NBA Interviews

Russell Westbrook

NBA players are known to provide highlights on the hardwood, but some of the entertainment slips behind the scenes as well. In light of Ken Griffey Jr.‘s painfully uncomfortable interview on SportsCenter last week, Dime has counted down the ten most awkward NBA interviews. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 17, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Dwyane Wade’s 20 Most Clutch Moments

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

In his time with Miami, Dwyane Wade has constructed quite the highlight reel.

He has the traditional highlights that most stars possess: dunks, blocks, passes, robust statlines. It’s his timeliness, however, that separates himself from so many of the league’s greats. That rare ability to take in a moment that would usually make those who are weak to have their knees shake and their palms to sweat. Read More »

NBA / Oct 31, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: Dwight Howard’s Redemption

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas Basketball)

With the NBA season here, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the past week, we’ve been taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, our final storyline details Dwight Howard‘s inevitable redemption story… Read More »

NBA / Oct 2, 2013 / 11:30 pm

Stan Van Gundy May Have Convinced Dwight Howard To Choose Houston This Summer

James Harden, Dwight Howard

James Harden, Dwight Howard (photo. Instagram/dwighthoward)

What could have been a long, drawn-out process, actually ended up lasting about a week. The Dwight Howard free agency fluffing that started in July ended a week later when Howard announced he’d chosen to pair with James Harden on the Rockets. According to Howard himself, it might have been his former Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy who tipped the scales in Houston’s favor. Read More »

NBA / Jun 26, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Doc Rivers’ Top 5 Potential Replacements In Boston

Doc Rivers

The Doc Rivers saga in Boston has finally come to an end after talks between the Celtics and Clippers were revived four times over the past week. Doc is the first domino to fall for the Cs in what looks to be one of the organization’s busiest offseasons in a long time. Read More »

NBA / May 8, 2013 / 11:00 am

How To Fix The Brooklyn Nets

Deron Williams

The second round of the playoffs is underway and with only eight teams remaining, it means another eight have been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Brooklyn Nets finished the year with a 49-33 record, good enough for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. However, their first-round opponent, the Chicago Bulls, surprisingly beat them at home in a Game 7. Read More »

Smack / Mar 30, 2013 / 12:50 am

Trey Burke Leads Michigan On A Shocking Comeback; LeBron Puts On A Shooting Exhibition

Trey Burke

Trey Burke (photo. Michigan Athletics)

It had been 19 years since Michigan had made the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. But dabble in a little Trey Burke, and add in some copious amounts of the Kansas Jayhawks — who have a history of this sort of choking — and it all adds up to the best comeback of March Madness … After overtime, the final score read, 87-85, Michigan, but make no mistake: it wasn’t the Wolverines that won the game. It was their point guard. Read More »

Smack / Jan 3, 2013 / 1:32 am

A 2011 Finals Rematch Goes Into OT; Kevin Durant Does Something He’s Never Done Before

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. David Alvarez)

How often do you see it happen: a visiting team takes control in the fourth quarter before squandering a late chance to grab a W, and then end up getting pounded into submission in the extra session? Dallas is feeling the pain now after letting the Heat off the hook in Miami’s 119-109 overtime win. There’s not much to explain from overtime: Miami just ran Dallas over. The real fun was in the fourth quarter. In the final minutes, LeBron (32 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists) found Shane Battier for one of the biggest shots of the night, a corner three. Read More »

Smack / Dec 3, 2012 / 5:14 am

The Lakers Pull A Disappearing Act Against The Magic; The Knicks Are On Fire At Home

Dwight Howard

All of a sudden, visions of an otherwise forgettable Orlando-Golden State game last season jumped out to us during the Magic’s stunning win over the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday night. When it became clear Dwight Howard was going to be fouled by his former team over and over again, to the tune of 21 free-throw attempts, we were reminded of the time Golden State chose to willfully foul Howard and put the game in his hands, 15 feet from the hoop, on an NBA-record 39 attempts. Read More »

NBA / Oct 11, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Gregg Popovich: Stan Van Gundy “Is Finally A Free Man”

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich is the Most Interesting Coach In The World. From his job monitoring Soviet intelligence to the small-market dynasty he’s coached in San Antonio, Popovich has the evergreen success, tenure and the temperament to not really care what most people (save for GM R.C. Buford) think about him. Thus, he gives great interviews — save that they’re not sideline talks between quarters (more on that in a second). In his appearance on 790 The Ticket in Miami Wednesday his most interesting answers came about Stan Van Gundy and the presidential debate. Read More »