TAG: Steve Kerr

Smack / Jun 3, 2012 / 5:43 am

Kevin Durant Saves Oklahoma City

Kevin Durant

The whole “clutch gene” thing has taken on a life of its own in the past year or two. It’s become an impossible standard to live up to. But for once, even with great player after great player succumbing to its weight and expectations, someone stepped up and met the challenge. Through the Western Conference Finals’ first three games, Kevin Durant had 13 fourth quarter points. Last night in OKC’s series-tying 109-103 win, he dropped 18 and made every single big basket. Durant (36 points) wasn’t just hitting jumpers either; In fact, most of his buckets in the fourth quarter were tear drops or midrange pull-ups, the hardest shots to master in the game. He made pretty much all of them, and by the time it was over, he had officially stamped his blueprint on a series that suddenly looks very interesting. Read More »

NBA / May 30, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Reggie Miller, Steve Kerr Talk James Harden, Spur Dominance & The Age Requirement

James Harden

With the Conference Finals now in full swing, and the Spurs exhibiting dominance that we haven’t seen since the days of Shaq and Kobe, Dime had a chance to catch up with TNT broadcasters Reggie Miller and Steve Kerr in a recent conference call to discuss all things basketball, including why James Harden is so good, why the Spurs are so good and why the age rule is so hard to get a handle on. Here’s what they had to say: Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 24, 2012 / 1:00 pm

The Best Rookie/Sophomore Challenge Highlights Of The Last 5 Years

John Wall

All-Star Weekend is measured by the plays that make everyone get out of their seats — whether it’s a courtside chair or your couch — and howl. There’s no other metric to capture the buzz of the three days every player looks forward to. Since 1994, when All-Star Weekend started its young guns’ showcase, some of the biggest highlights have come from the weekend’s youngest stars. Read More »

Smack / Feb 17, 2012 / 2:18 am

Carlos Boozer Destroys Boston; Chris Paul Is Mr. Clutch

Carlos Boozer (photo. Jeffery Salter)

With Linsanity temporarily suspended, a nation turned its eyes to the next best thing: Bulls-Celtics. Paul Pierce came out on fire, knocking down his first three shots in Chicago, but it was Luol Deng (23 points, 10 assists) who capped the night for the Bulls’ 89-80 victory. He dropped 14 in the fourth quarter, with a huge three from the left corner (one of his six threes) to go up nine in the final minute. Since we brought it up, don’t overlook who fed him on that three — 10-day contract signee Mike James, who’s now with his 10th team (and also looks like Jason Weaver‘s father)… Read More »

Smack / Dec 28, 2011 / 1:24 am

Norris Cole Rips Out Boston’s Hearts; The Lakers Finally Win A Game

Dwyane Wade

The rich keep getting richer. The Heat have a new toy and last night, he dropped 14 points in the fourth, drugged the crowd into chanting MVP for him at the line and used his Sam Cassell in ’94-sized balls to hit two straight jumpers in the final minute against the Celtics. Boston had to endure the wrath of D-Wade (24 points, eight assists, four blocks) and LeBron (26 points) for three quarters, but some great shooting and a zone defense brought them all the way back. Too bad Norris Cole wasn’t having it. Read More »

Video / Dec 26, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Budweiser x NBA “The Twelve Days of Christmas” Remix Commercial

Steve Kerr

When you’re the official beer of the NBA, you get to put out amazing commercials like this. And yes, this new Budweiser commercial is amazing in every way possible. Where else can you find LMFAO, the Chicago Luvabulls, the Phoenix Suns’ Gorilla, Luke Wilson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Steve Kerr, and Mark Cuban? Exactly. Read More »

College, Video / Nov 10, 2011 / 10:30 am

2011-12 Arizona Wildcats Team Intro Video Featuring NBA Alumni

This has everything you want in a college basketball intro video: old highlights, current NBA players and Jason Terry in an amazing two-tone Wildcats jersey.

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NBA, Video Games / Oct 20, 2011 / 11:30 am

MJ vs. MJ: Past and Present

Michael Jordan

One of the more prominently promoted features of the new NBA 2K12 is the ability to play with great teams from NBA history. Ostensibly, this would allow one to discover who the greatest squad ever was, albeit in a virtual and fictional setting. Is it Jordan and the 72-win Bulls? Bird and the ’86 Celtics? The Kobe-Shaq Lakers? The Duncan-Robinson Spurs? Make it a head-to-head contest, and you can find your answer. Read More »

NBA / Jun 14, 2011 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Alonzo Mourning Speaks on Comparing Players And Eras

Alonzo Mourning

Earlier this spring, I caught up with former NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning. And while our meeting wasn’t necessarily to talk NBA Playoffs/LeBron/Scottie Pippen/MJ, we sort of got around to comparing eras. Read More »

NBA / May 18, 2011 / 11:00 am

Miami’s Udonis Haslem: “I Have To Get Minutes”

Udonis Haslem

Imagine if you were on a team, lobbying for more playing time, and were asked, “Well, what have you done to earn it?” Right now, Miami’s Udonis Haslem would have to say “Um, in seven playoff minutes so far, I haven’t scored a point, and haven’t grabbed a rebound.”

But with Miami trailing Chicago 1-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals, and their situation becoming increasingly dire (no one has a clue what they’ll do about the rebounding problems), Haslem says he’s ready and hoping for more time. Read More »