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NBA, Video / Apr 9, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 25 Best Dunks In The NBA This Season

Paul George

Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

As the NBA regular season winds down, it’s time to reflect on the moments that got our hearts racing and made us jump out of our seats. I’m talking, of course, about the best dunks to take place during the year. Not including alley-oops or putback slams, this list of the top 25 dunks of the 2013-14 season purely features the traditional dunk, ranging from vicious poster slams to feats of finesse and hang time. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 26, 2014 / 10:30 am

Victor Oladipo Puts Mo Williams On Skates Before And-1 Layup

Robin Lopez, Damian Lillard, Victor Oladipo

Robin Lopez, Damian Lillard, Victor Oladipo (David Manning-USA TODAY Sports)

The Blazers — like the Pacers and Heat — are in trouble, or at least it appears that way with their recent performances and a 3-7 record over their last 10 as they’re supposed to be buckling down into playoff mode. Another embarrassing loss happened last night, when a Magic team competing for lottery picks beat them, 95-85, in Orlando. During the win, Magic rookie Victor Oladipo got to show off his first step against an overmatched Mo Williams. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 15, 2014 / 10:19 pm

Damian Lillard Teams With Trey Burke To Win The Skills Challenge By 0.1 Seconds

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

After two of his five events have ended, Damian Lillard is a perfect 2-for-2 during his historic 2014 NBA All-Star weekend, where he’s setting history by competing in all five events. Lillard teamed with rookie Trey Burke of the Jazz to defeat Eastern Conference rookies Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo in the 2014 Taco Bell Skills Challenge on Saturday night. Read More »

NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Orlando Was The Best Team In The NBA This Weekend

Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris

Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Orlando Magic aren’t pretending to be anything but a franchise on the mend after Dwight Howard left town before the 2012-13 season. They’re not surprising everyone like the Suns have this year, and they don’t have an all-star caliber player injured, like Rajon Rondo in Boston. But they do have heart, and their back-to-back victories over the top team in each conference this weekend shows that parity exists despite a rash of teams that are tanking the 2013-14 season. Read More »

College, High School, NBA / Feb 5, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 25 Breakout Players To Watch In 2014

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

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 »

NBA / Jan 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

6 Rebuilding NBA Teams That Could Takeover In The Future

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

This NBA season, it seems some teams are in full tank mode. If you just take a look at the Eastern Conference standings alone, you will understand. This year’s NBA Draft prospects are the perfect cash crops for GMs and owners around the league who are looking to rebuild their teams. Read More »

NBA / Jan 27, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The Top 10 NBA Rookie Of The Year Candidates

Michael Carter-Williams

Michael Carter-Williams (photo. Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Back in October, I predicted who I thought would be the leading candidates for this season’s Rookie of the Year award. This first half of the NBA season has seen some quite underwhelming rookies and some rookies that came out of nowhere to shock us. The world is slowly starting to fall in love with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tim Hardaway Jr. is finding a way to be productive in a tumultuous situation in New York… while other rookies, like Anthony Bennett and Otto Porter, can’t even get on the court and when they have, it’s been underwhelming. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 26, 2014 / 11:24 pm

Video: Anthony Davis Posterizes Glen Davis

Glen Davis, Anthony Davis

Glen Davis, Anthony Davis ( Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pelicans steadily wore down the Magic on Sunday night, and Anthony Davis was the biggest reason why. Combined with Tyreke Evans‘ 13 points in the fourth quarter, the Pelicans withstood a small Magic lineup that shot better than they did. But Davis controlled the boards, and he destroyed Glen Davis late in the fourth with a rim-rocker that basically put the game away. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 20, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

An NBA player did something this week that hasn’t been seen in over a decade and was previously performed by the league’s greatest dunker in a Slam Dunk Contest.

So, yeah, it was a good week for dunks, especially when the rest of the dunks consist of unlikely posters from unlikely names, including an act of vengeance from a certain Washington Wizards guard. Read More »