TAG: Taj Gibson

NBA, Video / Jan 13, 2014 / 11:30 am

The NBA’s Top 10 Dunks Of The Week

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

We finally got it, NBA fans. We finally received our obligatory Blake Griffin dunk of the year where he embarrasses and steals the dignity of an unfortunate defender who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and attempted to foolishly defend the athletic anomaly that is the 6-10 Griffin. Read More »

NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

5 NBA Trades That Should Happen This Season

Kevin Love, Blake Griffin

Kevin Love, Blake Griffin (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

Due to the constant trade rumors that swirl around the NBA — I’m looking at you, J.R. — I’ve decided to help a few teams out. Below is a list of fantasy transactions all involving players rumored to be on the trading block this season. In a perfect world, at least my world, these trades would happen. Read More »

NBA / Jan 6, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Sixth Man Of The Year This Season

Manu Ginobili

Dion Waiters (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Being a great sixth man is all about energy. Currently, the NBA’s Sixth Man award’s criteria is quite simple: a player must play more games coming off the bench than they start. The rule has no minutes per game requirements. Why is this important? Last year, J.R. Smith won the award playing 32.5 minutes a game, which was second most on his team. Essentially it doesn’t matter if you’re a key guy on your squad — players like Manu Ginobili, Jason Terry and Lamar Odom have all won the award in recent years while being one of the top players on their teams. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 2, 2014 / 11:45 pm

Video: Joakim Noah Connects With Taj Gibson On Backdoor Alley-Oop

Jared Sullinger, Joakim Noah

Jared Sullinger, Joakim Noah (Matt Marton/USA TODAY Sports)

With Derrick Rose ostensibly out for the season, the Bulls have fallen back on their plan last season to squeeze as much offense out of a Rose-less squad as possible. That’s why a lot of their sets begin with Joakim Noah coming to meet the ball at the high block. That’s what happened to start this play from the second quarter when Noah found a backdoor cutting Taj Gibson for the flawlessly executed alley-oop slam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 31, 2013 / 10:30 am

D.J. Augustin’s Steal & Dribbling Sorcery Leads To Taj Gibson Slam

Mike Conley Jr., D.J. Augustin

Mike Conley Jr., D.J. Augustin (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

Monday night’s matchup between the Bulls and Grizzlies featured two teams who had big dreams this offseason, but were waylaid by early injuries to their top players. With Marc Gasol and Derrick Rose out, the teams have soldiered on, though with little success. The same could be said for embattled backup point guard D.J. Augustin, who was disastrous for the Pacers last year. But he’s been solid filling in for Chicago’s oft-injured backcourt, and his dime to Taj Gibson on Monday night, was most definitely highlight-worthy stuff. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 28, 2013 / 8:16 pm

The NBA’s Top 10 Dunks Of The Week

LeBron James

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

LeBron James gives us not one, not two, not three, but four spectacular dunks over the past week, leading the charge in an excellent week for poster slams, putbacks and improbable alley-oops.

Joining LeBron includes such usual suspects as Chicago’s Taj Gibson, as well as the Clippers’ Blake Griffin. However, the magnitude of their dunks may end up falling well short of passing up any of the dunks of LeBron. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 25, 2013 / 4:06 pm

Video: Bulls’ Taj Gibson With The Bruising Follow-Up Slam

Taj Gibson

The Chicago Bulls were a long way from home on Christmas Day. They traveled to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to take on a Nets team still reeling from the loss of Brook Lopez for the year. But even away from the comforts of friends and family on the holiday, Bulls big man Taj Gibson still provided his own gift for Bulls fans. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 19, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks This Week

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

A number of mainstays of the top 10 dunks of the week are featured, including Chicago’s resident creator of posters, as well as two former teammates with the Oklahoma CIty Thunder serving up facials on the fast break. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Dec 14, 2013 / 1:00 am

Mike Dunleavy Banks In Game-Winning 3-Pointer Over The Bucks

Mike Dunleavy, Taj Gibson

The visiting Bulls were trailing 90-88 in Milwaukee with under 10 seconds left, when Mike Dunleavy opened up curling around a pair of screens at the top of the three-point line. Kirk Hinrich passed him the ball, and in one motion, he jacked up a three-pointer. The ball clanked hard off the glass, but ricocheted right through the cylinder to give the Bulls a crazy victory. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Oct 26, 2013 / 5:30 pm

Andre Miller Rotates In Time To Make Taj Gibson’s Next Poster

Taj Gibson Over Andre Miller

Poor crotchety Nuggets point guard Andre Miller. After some pretty interior passing from the Bulls’ Luol Deng, Miller arrived just in time for Taj Gibson to slam it in his face. Read More »