TAG: Tim Duncan

GIFs, NBA / Jan 20, 2014 / 10:00 am

Video: A Pair Of Gorgeous Dimes By Duncan & Ginobili

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

Generally, it’s believed 23 assists is a good mark for an NBA team over the course of a single game. It signifies ball movement and sharing of the basketball. It’s no surprise the Spurs have the highest assist ratio in the NBA and are second in the NBA in assist per game with 25.2 (Atlanta is No. 1 with 25.4). Sunday night against the visiting Bucks, they recorded 28 dimes as a team. What was a minor surprise were the spectacular passes from Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili to Jeff Ayres in their 110-82 blowout of the poor Bucks. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Western Conference Starting Lineups

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Not everyone can have the same history as the L.A. Lakers or even the San Antonio Spurs. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Western Conference starting lineups. From Wilt all the way down to Wally — yes, Wally Szczerbiak — here are the top players at every position for every West franchise. 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 »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 8, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Video: Vintage Vince Carter With The One-Handed Slam Over Tim Duncan

Vince Carter

Vince Carter has resurged the Vinsanity era a few times already this season, and did so once again in the second quarter on Wednesday night. The Mavs’ sixth man made his move to the rim at the top of the arc, skipping past the Spurs’ Marco Belinelli, and showed the San Antonio fans that his 36-year-old body still has hops. Read More »

NBA / Jan 8, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The 15 Best Second Options In The NBA

Russell Westbrook, Iman Shumpert

Kevin Martin (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

If there’s one thing to be learned about the NBA, it’s that a championship can’t be won on the back of one player. How obvious was this last season in the playoffs when Russell Westbrook was injured and the Thunder relied completely on Kevin Durant isolations? Even with Durant being one of the top three players in the league, he couldn’t will a team to a playoff series victory by himself. Read More »

NBA / Jan 7, 2014 / 3:15 pm

5 NBA Playoff Series We Know You Want To See

Paul George, LeBron James

Paul George, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s never too early to begin thinking about the playoffs.

Sure, the regular season has been great so far, if you’re ignoring that one of the conferences currently has three teams with a winning record, but that doesn’t mean we can’t already begin thinking about the potential the playoffs have in store for us. A lot can happen in those seven games. It can make or break a franchise, sending one into the vaults of the elite and the other into a downward spiral that may result in the breakup of the team. It can also make or break a player, essentially putting their entire legacy on the line if that player’s influence on the team is that great. Read More »

NBA / Jan 6, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Elton Brand On Defining An NBA Legacy

Elton Brand

Elton Brand (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

Ray Allen, in his 18th year in the league and arguably the greatest three-point shooter of all time, backpedals to the three-point line and rises up for the biggest shot of his career. “BANG!” Mike Breen is yelling as it swishes through the net and the Heat go on to win the NBA Finals in Game 7. Ray Allen’s legacy describes itself, but he put it best after that shot, saying “I’m still defining my career.” It’s funny, because when Ray Allen’s career is over, the first thing we will remember is Game 6, not the 2900-plus three-pointers he made before that in his 18-plus years in the league. That shot did more than just bring another ring home to Miami. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 3, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Dwyane Wade’s 20 Best Dunks In The NBA

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Once in awhile, we’re treated to watching Dwyane Wade unleash his athleticism all over the heads of multiple defenders, just as a reminder to know that he’s still capable of doing so. The poster dunks are less frequent, partly because of age and the fact that he doesn’t get the ball nearly as much as he did pre-LeBron, but they’re still harrowing to watch because of just how impressive Wade makes it look. Read More »

NBA / Jan 2, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Only 5 Teams That Can Win An NBA Championship This Year

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA is a state of repair.

No, the games and the talent on the court are perfectly fine, exemplary actually, but the disparity of quality between the East and West and there being only five teams capable of winning a title this year is something that needs to be addressed.

It is historic how poor the Eastern Conference is right now, which is leading to a two-team race to the top between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat. At the moment, there are are only three teams in the East with a winning record (Toronto is 15-15), with the third, the Atlanta Hawks, not a threat to either of them. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jan 2, 2014 / 12:01 am

GIF: Tim Duncan Messed Up His Reprisal Prank On Manu Ginobili

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

Perhaps you remember a little prank by Manu Ginobili earlier this season when he placed a paper cup underneath Tim Duncan right before he sat down along the sideline. The juvenile nature of the prank, followed by Duncan’s little kid reaction after he sat down, was adorable. On New Year’s Eve, during San Antonio’s drubbing of the Nets, Duncan attempted his revenge, except…it didn’t go so well. Read More »