TAG: Steve Blake

NBA, Video / Oct 7, 2013 / 10:30 am

Steve Nash Throws A Nasty Behind-The-Back Dime To Steve Blake

Steve Nash

Everyone forgot about Steve Nash. After a pretty forgettable first season with the Lakers, the soon-to-be 40-year-old barely made our list of the 20 best point guards in the NBA. Unfair? Well, 12.7 points and 6.7 assists per game aren’t numbers that scream anything other than average. But Nash should have a bigger year this year, considering Dwight Howard is gone and Kobe Bryant will be out for much of the season. Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 14, 2013 / 11:58 pm

Clippers Forward Matt Barnes Weds In Front Of A Star-Studded NBA Crowd & A Drunk Pelican

Matt Barnes, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, Ryan Hollins, Willie Green,  Gloria Govan

Matt Barnes, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, Ryan Hollins, Willie Green, Gloria Govan (photo. BB Photography)

The Clippers’ defensive-minded small forward, Matt Barnes, got married to Gloria Govan last weekend in front of some of his LA teammates, including groomsmen DeAndre Jordan. Blake Griffin was in attendance, as was Ryan Hollins and a few other players from the NBA’s past and present. But a Pelican stole the show, and we’re not talkng about a New Orleans player, either. Read More »

Smack / Apr 15, 2013 / 12:06 am

Dwight Howard & The Lakers Are 1 Win Away From The Playoffs; The Knicks Dominate A Potential Playoff Preview

Dwight Howard

Can we speak on how Steve Blake dominated Tony Parker last night? Yes? That surprising turn of events was just a small part of a truly wacky game in Los Angeles. The Lakers beat the Spurs, 91-88, and are now just one win away (or one Jazz loss away) from making the playoffs. Dwight Howard looked like… well, someone who’d just been given his own team to control and lead. Read More »

NBA / Jan 18, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Cleveland Cavaliers Are The Latest To Try Cryotherapy: “Your Mind Is Telling You, ‘I Might Die'”

Dion Waiters

Latest News, NBA / Dec 3, 2012 / 4:15 pm

Steve Blake’s Injury Makes The Lakers’ Point Guard Depth Even More Perilous

Steve Blake

Lakers point guard Steve Blake is out another 6-to-8 weeks because of arthroscopic surgery on a torn abdominal muscle, an announcement today that wasn’t unexpected (he hasn’t played since Nov. 11) but leaves Los Angeles treading water at the position. Earlier today Steve Nash said he expects to be out another 10-14 days with a broken bone in his leg. With no relief expected for at least a week, what is the prognosis for the Lakers? Read More »

NBA / Nov 7, 2012 / 6:00 pm

Video: Steve Blake Curses at Fan, Gets Fined $25,000

steve blake curses at fan

At the end of the Lakers‘ loss to the Clippers the other night, Steve Blake really got into it with a fan sitting courtside. It was bad enough that the League fined him a whopping $25,000 for the incident. As you can see from this video, just by doing some lip reading, he probably deserved it. Read More »

Smack / Nov 7, 2012 / 12:00 am

The NBA’s Most Surprising Team Finally Loses; Toronto Suffers A Major Injury Scare

Joakim Noah

On the day that Chicago’s most famous face took center stage in the presidential election, the Bulls beat down the undefeated Magic, 99-93. Over the final five minutes, the Bulls closed the door with some ferocious interior defense, forcing guys like Big Baby into impossible shots, and on the other end, Joakim Noah (20 points, nine boards, five blocks) and Taj Gibson (playing over Carlos Boozer to end the game) provided some offensive highlights. Read More »

Smack / Nov 4, 2012 / 1:40 am

Jesus Saves The Heat; A Rookie Wins A Duel With James Harden

Ray Allen

We don’t want to say we called it, but… we kinda did. After Ray Allen splashed his first shot of the season on a wide-open corner triple, we noted that he’s pretty much automatic from that area. If he gets a look from the corner, you might as well start walking down to the other end. Well last night in Miami’s wild 119-116 win over Denver (the Nuggets offense finally showed up for the first time this year), the Nuggets had a one-point lead in the closing seconds before LeBron James (20 points, nine boards, 11 assists) drove hard to the rim and found Jesus wide open in the corner. Read More »

NBA / May 17, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Happy Birthday Tony Parker! His Top 10 Moves In The NBA

Tony Parker

The Spurs are now officially old. Okay, so their average age (26.9) is actually the lowest of the Tim Duncan era. But Danny Green, Tiago Splitter and Kawhi Leonard are not the Spurs. Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Gregg Popovich and Tony Parker are. Up until today, whenever you talked about age with the Old Reliables, you could always add a “but” at the end. But Tony Parker is still young. Well, he finally hit a milestone today. Parker is now 30 years old. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 17, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: Watch Kobe & The Lakers Choke Away Game 2


We’ve seen some big leads vanish this spring. The Grizzlies famously melted down in Game 1 against the Clippers in the first round, a game that probably cost them a shot at the semifinals. But to blow a game on the road after holding a seven-point lead with two minutes left is equally as damaging. The Lakers are now down 0-2 to a better team with homecourt advantage, and over his entire career, Kobe has won only one series after losing the first two games. In other words, the Lakers are pretty much done. Read More »