TAG: Taj Gibson

NBA, Video / Apr 9, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 25 Best Dunks In The NBA This Season

Paul George

Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

As the NBA regular season winds down, it’s time to reflect on the moments that got our hearts racing and made us jump out of our seats. I’m talking, of course, about the best dunks to take place during the year. Not including alley-oops or putback slams, this list of the top 25 dunks of the 2013-14 season purely features the traditional dunk, ranging from vicious poster slams to feats of finesse and hang time. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 1, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Taj Gibson Posterizes Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries, Taj Gibson

The Bulls beat down the Celtics on Monday night with Rajon Rondo providing color commentary and Benny the Bull bringing snacks. In the fourth quarter, as the Bulls were clamping down on the Celtics to limit them to just 10 fourth-quarter points, Taj Gibson put poor Kris Humphries on a poster. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 10:30 am

GIF: Taj Gibson Abuses Omer Asik With The Slam

Taj Gibson, Omer Asik

The Bulls dominated the Rockets so thoroughly, we missed this next highlight. With the game already tidied away for Chicago, and less than nine minutes left in the final session as both team’s bench units were on the floor, Taj Gibson unloaded a mouthful on poor Omer Asik. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 5, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Taj Gibson Says Mike Dunleavy Is A “Gangster” For Riding The Subway

Taj Gibson, Mike Dunleavy

The pale specter of Mike Dunleavy resembles a frightful ghost in pigment alone. The 6-9 wing out of Duke nicknamed “the Natural” doesn’t usually inspire a lot of dread in opposing players, but maybe he should. That’s because teammate Taj Gibson recently told the Chicago Tribune‘s K.C. Johnson Dunleavy was a “gangster” for riding the subway. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (1.27)

Vince Carter

No 360 windmills or career-ending poster dunks, but this week is more about quantity than quality as the NBA’s best delivered a full week’s worth of quality dunks and alley-oops.

Leading the way this week are a pair of slams from Portland’s backcourt and a pair of posters from some of the league’s top power forwards. Read More »

NBA / Jan 20, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Video: Taj Gibson Hits Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

Ryan Kelly, Taj Gibson

The Lakers and the Bulls provided an entertaining and back-and-forth game in Chicago on Monday night. Nick Young, who finished with 31 points, drained three free throws to force overtime, and hit a step-back jumper to tie the game at 100 in OT. With 0.9 seconds ticks remaining on the clock, Mike Dunleavy had to find and make the perfect pass, and he did not disappoint. From under Chicago’s basket, Dunleavy bounce-passed the ball to Taj Gibson, who cut to the rim, received the dish from Dunleavy, and laid it in at the rim to beat the buzzer. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 16, 2014 / 3:15 pm

The Bulls Are Using The Movie “Major League” For Motivational Tactics

Joakim Noah

After the Bulls dealt forward Luol Deng to Cleveland, for what was basically a salary dump — since they immediately released Andrew Bynum to avoid paying the back-half $6 million option on his deal, people thought it was time to tank in Chicago. After a prolonged silence, Bulls center Joakim Noah is finally talking to the media again, and he made it clear the Bulls are trying to win after their triple OT victory against the Magic on Wednesday night, and they’re using the movie, Major League to help motivate themselves. Read More »

NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 30 Biggest Unsung Heroes

Andray Blatche

Behind every great team, the superstars and the dynasties, are the guys that the average fans don’t know about. Regardless of the amount of talent at the top of the roster, coaches are forced to look for production from role players on a nightly basis. While the average fan may not realize these players exist, their impact, while consistently failing to show up in the box scores, is not disregarded by teammates or coaches. Read More »

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 »