The NBA has announced the 2014 Dunk Contest participants, and unlike in earlier years, stars abound. We’ve already detailed Damian Lillard‘s participation and another nice surprise from earlier today â€” since it was reported before he had rejected an invite â€” was Paul George. A third All-Star that will be playing the next day in the main event, John Wall, will also be joining them. The Dubs’ second year wing Harrison Barnes, defending champion Terrence Ross and rookie Ben McLemore round out the 2014 Dunk Contest cast. But there’s even more to get excited about besides the characters involved. Read More »
/ Feb 6, 2014 / 2:30 pm
For only a half season, the NBA’s best players have put together some historic performances.
Already we have witnessed three 50-point games this year. We only witnessed two all of last year–Stephen Curry scoring 54 in the Garden and Carmelo Anthony scoring an incredibly difficult 50 in Miami.
It’s no easy feat, but these high scoring outputs are happening less and less frequently. The 62-point game by Carmelo was the first 60-point game in nearly five years, yet it occurred five times in a three-year span between 2004 and 2007. Read More »
Paul George will enter this year’s NBA Slam Dunk Contest, per sources of Marc Spears from Yahoo! Sports. George, who had one of the most incredible in-game dunks we’ve ever seen earlier this year, would join Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers in the annual midseason classic. Read More »
The next wave of basketball superstars are on the brink of making an impact. The game is in good hands with LeBron James and Kevin Durant running the show at the moment. But who are the guys that could breakout and become stars in the future? Back in 2011, we devoted a whole issue of the magazine to breakout players–such as Paul George, John Wall and James Harden. Now it’s time for a new list. Read More »
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 »
This was so sick that we had no choice but to turn poster into a verb. Terrence Ross is feeling it right now, and this isn’t even the first dunk of his we’re showing within the last 24 hours. He showed off a pretty nasy eastbay dunk while practicing for what appears to be a Dunk Contest invite. But this hammer on Kenneth Faried during Toronto’s big road win in Denver was something special. Read More »
Terrence Ross (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)
The NBA will officially announce who will participate in the 2014 Slam Dunk Contest over All-Star weekend in New Orleans next week, but we’re pretty sure Terrence Ross will get an invite. That’s because the second-year Raptors forward â€” less than a week after dropping an “awww”-inducing 51 points â€” already has a dunk coach, and from the looks of their dunk practice, he is going to be do his best to keep the annual contest from continuing its slide as the most overhyped contest of the weekend. Read More »
Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »
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 »
/ Jan 27, 2014 / 11:15 am
Terrence Ross was averaging under 10 PPG in his sophomore season with the Raptors entering Saturday night’s game against the visiting Clippers. That’s what makes his 51-point explosion so crazy. Nobody could have predicted he’d be the next NBA player to crack the 50-point plateau so soon after ‘Melo‘s big night. But Ross commemorated his career night by giving a special present to his mom. Read More »