Kenyon Martin isn’t the only one in search of a team. The average NBA season always finds a few old veterans who make their way onto rosters during the stretch run, and this year with the shortened season, we figured it’d be even more hectic. People are out of shape, tired, hurt and some just plain can’t take the schedule. Because of the lockout, there’s even more top-level talent spread across the globe. But that’s not who we’re talking about. Read More »
I don’t know about you, but doesn’t it sometimes feel like the missed dunks are the ones that can get the crowd hyped? It’s those plays that are just out of reach, so close, that have players pushing the boundaries and fans getting excited. Our friends at Hoopmixtape put together the 10 best misses of the entire year, which includes people like Shaquille Johnson, Stephen Curry and John Wall getting oh so close to some incredible jams. Hit the jump to check out the best of the best misses. Read More »
When you’re considered a “former NBA player” in the D-League, this is often one of two things: 1) You’re on the 30-something-I-still-want-to-play comeback trail, or 2) You made it for a minute but never really got your shot. Either way, the following 10 players received paychecks with David Stern‘s signature and at least one complimentary pair of NBA socks. Now, they’re doing everything they can to try and persuade NBA GMs that they’re worth a second look. Read More »
Let me string you along. I’m talking really unknown… like not even David Kahn is talking about this cat right now (and he’s willing to go after old men in the draft who change their names). You could call this the end of the road, but the journey never really began. Not with the lockout this summer and fall, and not with a season-ending foot injury last year. He’s a dunking machine, and in one of the most anticipated showcase games during this lockout, he stole the show. So why isn’t anyone talking about Terrico White? Probably because he just became a free agent last night. Read More »
If we could go back to the 2010 NBA Draft, we’d realize Detroit thought they had themselves a keeper. With the No. 36 pick, the Pistons took Terrico White, a 6-5 combo guard who promised to be one of the best athletes in the NBA the second he donned a jersey. Yet after balling in that jersey for less than one preseason game, he hurt his foot and missed his entire rookie season. So we have a second round pick who missed his whole first year for a team that nobody cares about? No wonder people didn’t realize he was in the NBA until last weekend. Read More »
As you know, all eyes in the hoops world last night were on Rudy Gay‘s Flight 22 Foundation game. Couldn’t make it? We got you. Here are highlights from Rudy’s 158-151 loss in which his 45 points was countered by 43 from LeBron James. Check out the Top 10 plays from one of the best games of the lockout below.
While exhibition games are cool, there’s nothing quite like basketball in league form. And with the NBA on hold, this month’s “Lockout League” at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas brought us the next best thing. With that, check out the full recap from our friends at Hoopmixtape. Enjoy!
Next up for fantasy basketball discussion: the Detroit Pistons. There’s a good deal to like here from a fantasy perspective â€“ although there’s no first-round stud, there is some decent value in the middle rounds and a few fill-in guys to watch on the waiver wire when need be. With a good number of free agents for the Pistons, fantasy owners should expect things to change in the upcoming season. Read More »
You might know him for just one thing, and that’s alright at this point. Everyone loves someone that can rise, and Terrico White definitely can (he has a 40-plus inch vertical leap). Maybe we would’ve heard more from him last year had a fractured right foot not kept him out for the entire season. But for now, he’s still an unknown. Read More »
It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but it’s been six years since Josh Smith put his name in the NBA All-Star history books with an impressive Slam Dunk contest showing that earned him the 2005 dunk championship.
In what was argubaly the best contest since Vince went HAM in 2000 — featuring a J.R. Smith behind-the-back dunk and a Steve Nash alley-oop header to Amar’e Stoudemire — Josh wowed the Denver crowd with a windmill over a seated Kenyon Martin, and another powerful windmill while wearing a Dominique Wilkins jersey, among others. Read More »