TAG: Tony Allen

NBA / Aug 27, 2013 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 15 Strongest Players

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. Mannion)

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

Blake Griffin (photo. @BlakeGriffin32)

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)

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 (photo. IU Athletics)

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

D-Wade (photo. Mannion)

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

Nate Robinson (photo. Matt Brown)

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

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas)

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 »

GIFs, NBA / May 23, 2013 / 1:27 pm

Amazing NBA GIF: Tony Allen Wins the Academy Award For His Acting

tony allen gif

Remember this play from Game 2 of the Memphis Grizzlies/San Antonio Spurs series on Tuesday night? With less than :30 second to go and the Grizzlies storming back from a double-digit deficit, Manu Ginobili was called for a flagrant foul for hitting an airborn Tony Allen on the way to the hoop. Read More »

NBA / May 20, 2013 / 11:00 am

5 Reasons The Miami Heat Could Still Lose This Postseason

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

I don’t think anyone was questioning the Miami Heat’s chances coming into the playoffs. After cruising through the regular season with 66 wins, highlighted by their ridiculous 27-game winning streak, they were able to come into the postseason with very few criticisms. No crippling injuries, no team controversies, and no glaring weaknesses makes them an easy choice to repeat. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 16, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Watch Tony Allen Earn One Of The Weirdest Technical Fouls You’ll Ever See

Tony Allen

Tony Allen is a great defender, earning another All-Defensive First Team selection this year (his second-straight selection to the First Team). Besides adding that shutdown mentality on the wings, the former Celtic also enhances the Grizzlies with a little bit of “crazy.” Every great team needs that. Read More »