TAG: Vince Carter

NBA / Apr 15, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Former Stars Now Embracing Different Roles With The Mavericks

Vince Carter, Shawn Marion

Vince Carter, Shawn Marion (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Transforming from all-star to role player can be a begrudging process for NBA players used to a certain level of personal success on the court. Not every player is capable of making the transition in a smooth and non-disruptive fashion that benefits their current team. But the Dallas Mavericks are graced with two veterans who understand their time in the spotlight has passed and have embraced the responsibility of fitting in. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 11, 2014 / 1:30 pm

15 Sneakers We Want To See On NIKEiD

Nike Kobe Prelude IV

Nike Kobe Prelude IV (photo. Nike Basketball)

NIKEiD has exploded from its initial clunky and slow infrastructure into a highly desirable, limited-run option for sneaker fans to deck out the latest Nike Basketball signature sneakers or the newest Air Max models, acting out their own fantasies like Tinker Hatfield. Read More »

College / Mar 26, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 20 Best College Teams Of The Last 25 Years To Never Win An NCAA Title

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

If you watched the NCAA tournament this past weekend, you had the chance to witness that the best teams do not always win. We saw Duke lose to a 14-seeded Mercer team that destroyed all of our brackets, while also witnessing Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wichita State all fall early. Having the best talent can only get you so far when it comes to tournament time. In a tournament where anything can happen, it takes a great team that plays together to win the NCAA title–not just a group of individuals. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 15 Most Lopsided Trades In NBA History

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »

NBA / Feb 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 10 Greatest 1-On-1 Duels In NBA History

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (photo. Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Is there anything more attention grabbing than an individual battle between two Hall of Fame-bound players?

We were subject to it a few weeks ago when LeBron James and Kevin Durant went at it in Oklahoma City’s win over the Miami Heat. While the result is indicative of a lopsided affair favoring the Thunder, the battle between James and Durant was anything but as both players went for each other’s throat on one long-distance shot after another. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Feb 14, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 10 Greatest NBA All-Star Game Alley-Oops

Tracy McGrady

The term “alley oop” originated in American football with the San Francisco 49ers to describe a high-arcing pass to the wide receiver. In basketball, the alley-oop can be dated as far back as the 1950s with Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in their college days; however, these alley-oops mostly came off of what is now known as offensive interference plays. Some credit the alley-oop to Al Tucker at Oklahoma Baptist University in the 1960s, while others credit David Thompson for popularizing the exciting alley-oop at North Carolina State University in the 1070s, even though dunking was illegal in the NCAA during this time. 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 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Players 35 And Older

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Father Time is undefeated and this has been well documented over the history of professional sports. At one time or another, every athlete that has appeared timeless is eventually defeated. The world of basketball offers a unique realm of competition, in which players can compete at a high level into their late 30s and even beyond in some special cases. In 2014, we are still marveling over how teams are comprised of players primarily over the age of 30, such as the Mavericks and Spurs, who still manage to remain in playoff contention in the toughest conference. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (1.27)

Vince Carter

No 360 windmills or career-ending poster dunks, but this week is more about quantity than quality as the NBA’s best delivered a full week’s worth of quality dunks and alley-oops.

Leading the way this week are a pair of slams from Portland’s backcourt and a pair of posters from some of the league’s top power forwards. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Top 15 Players We Want To See In The Dunk Contest

Gerald Green

Gerald Green (photo. Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

In the modern NBA dunk contest we rarely get to see who we truly want. We saw legendary performances in the past, from showdowns between Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins in the 1980s to Nate Robinson and Dwight Howard in the late 2000s. For a while now though, the NBA dunk contest has been lacking something: star power. Read More »