TAG: Tony Allen

NBA / Sep 20, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The NBA’s 20 Best Role Players

Andrei Kirilenko

The NBA is a league dominated by stars. However, some of the most important guys are the secondary players, the ones who do the little things that help their team win. Most of the guys on this list are limited in some areas – and that is why they are role players. There are no scoring title winners or All-NBA players on this list – just guys who have a well-defined role who put the success of the team far above their own. Read More »

NBA / Sep 19, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The 20 Toughest Players In The NBA

Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks

Let’s establish this first: the NBA isn’t always given its fair due in regards to tough athletes. In an era where flopping has become such a frequent occurrence that fines have been instituted to eradicate them completely, the NBA’s reputation is slowly gaining traction again. Plays like Chris Bosh flopping like a sack of soggy potatoes after a Carlos Boozer post move, or Manu Ginobili flailing through the paint to draw imaginary fouls are indeed terrible, but could start dwindling now that players’ pockets are being attacked. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Sep 13, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Friday The 13th: The 5 Scariest Defenders In The NBA

(photo. Instagram/LarrySanders)

Today is a day where you get to gripe about the usual twists of fate and blame the day instead of whichever deity you identify with. It’s also the day that inspired one of the best movie franchises in horror history: Friday the 13th. In honor of Jason Voorhees and his ilk, we thought we’d provide 5 of the scariest defenders in the NBA. It’s Friday the 13th, and that black cat running across the landscape is really just a defender getting ready to swipe the ball. Read More »

NBA / Aug 27, 2013 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 15 Strongest Players

Dwight Howard

The ability to bench press over 300 pounds is typically seen as a unimportant measure of how good a basketball player is. Remember Kevin Durant at the pre-draft combine in 2007? Yeah, exactly. In basketball, a player can get away without that unique strength. Basketball players simply mark strength differently. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter / Aug 13, 2013 / 3:15 pm

The 20 NBA Players You Must Follow On Twitter In 2013

Blake Griffin

Social media is at an all-time high among NBA athletes right now. In the last few weeks, we’ve recapped our top players to follow on Instagram, dropped our top “LOL” moments of NBA social media in 2013 and listed our top NBA fashion trendsetters. As more and more pro ballers continue to dominate our social media networks, we’re taking a look at the top 20 NBA players to follow on Twitter. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter / Jul 15, 2013 / 1:28 pm

Matt Barnes, Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes & Others Attend Tony Allen’s Wedding (Pics & Video)

Tony Allen's Wedding (photo. Instagram/matt_barnes9)

Fresh off signing a four-year $20 million extension with the Mempis Grizzlies, Tony Allen got married this past weekend in Boston. Some of the Allen coterie included recently signed Clippers swingman, Matt Barnes, the Bobcats’ new staple in the paint, Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes and John Lucas III. You can even see Delonte West in a photo from the Boston Commons. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 20, 2013 / 3:15 pm

How Victor Oladipo Could Go From Being The Next Tony Allen To The Next Dwyane Wade

Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo is widely regarded as the most improved player in this year’s draft, and rightfully so. He’s come a long way. Oladipo wasn’t exactly the most highly touted prospect coming out of DeMatha Catholic High School, and at Indiana it took a long time for him to come into his own offensively. His freshman and sophomore campaigns were very pedestrian to say the least. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 4, 2013 / 12:45 pm

LeBron James, Derrick Rose & The Best & Worst NBA Draft Classes From 2001-2012

Dwyane Wade

The NBA Draft is incredibly interesting to compare, especially when you look at the whole picture and each individual that was taken. The pieces shuffle dramatically when mixing and matching the “What if?” possibilities. Fans swear their franchises, and thank their lucky stars for management. They wish that their favorite college star fell one more pick and they are discouraged when they pass up a “guaranteed” star. After looking at the drafts from 1989-2000, it made sense to look at the drafts from 2001-2012 to see how they stacked up to each other. Read More »

NBA / May 28, 2013 / 3:00 pm

5 Under-The-Radar Players Who Made Themselves A Lot Of Money During The NBA Playoffs

Nate Robinson

While some players have already played themselves out of big contracts during this past postseason (I’m talking to you J.R. Smith), there are others who have thrived in the limelight. In fact, there are a handful of guys who you may not have expected to play such a large role during their teams playoff run but nonetheless have certainly made both a name and some extra money. Read More »

NBA / May 28, 2013 / 11:15 am

How To Fix The Lakers: Keep Dwight Howard & Replace Metta World Peace With Tony Allen

Dwight Howard

With only four teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs, it means a few “contenders” have already been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. Last offseason brought many changes in Los Angeles. The Lakers completed two blockbuster deals that brought star talents Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to Hollywood. Read More »