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NBA / Jul 9, 2009 / 2:00 pm

NBA Trade Rumor: Gerald Wallace to the Cavs

Gerald Wallace

Gerald Wallace, Dime #39

If there’s any truth to the rumor that LeBron and Chris Bosh are dead-set on playing together past 2010 in Cleveland, then they’d have a tough time trading for Gerald Wallace‘s four years and $40 million remaining.

Plus, having just dished out $50 million to a guy who can only set screens and rebound, it might not be the best decision to go after a guy like Crash, who prides himself on those same intangibles. Read More »

Smack / May 31, 2009 / 12:16 am

Dwight Howard puts up 40-14, sets up Magic/Lakers NBA Finals

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. Mannion)

Sometime during the third quarter, after Hedo Turkoglu banged home another three to fatten Orlando’s already comfortable lead, Marv Albert shouted: “It’s a three-point FESTIVAL!” The Magic didn’t just get a lot of threes in last night’s Game 6 series clincher over the Cavs — they got a lot of wide open threes, and made them at a clip that put Cleveland’s defense in a pick-your-poison impossible position: Either give up open treys, or let Dwight Howard go 1-on-1 with a rotating cast of dudes (Big Z, Varejao, Wallace) who can’t guard him. Read More »

Smack / May 29, 2009 / 4:56 am

LeBron’s triple-double saves Cleveland

LeBron James (photo. Mannion)

LeBron James (photo. Mannion)

All it took was one five-minute burst — capping a fourth-quarter run that was reminiscent of his breakout postseason performance in Detroit two years ago — and LeBron James reminded everyone why he shouldn’t be counted out just yet. With six minutes left in last night’s conference finals Game 5, the Cavs were down by one and Orlando was being successfully carried by Dwight Howard and LBJ’s new nemesis, Mickael Pietrus. And then LeBron went to work: Read More »

Smack / Apr 13, 2009 / 4:06 am

“He gave my beloved Knicks a double-nickel”

D-Wade

Dwyane Wade (photo. Chad Griffith)

Trying to follow D’Antoni Logic will give you a headache. Remember Kobe‘s 61-point game, when Coach D waited until Kobe had about 57 on the board before he finally decided to bring a double-team? Last night was the same thing. Dwyane Wade dropped 50 on the Knicks through three quarters, and it literally wasn’t until he’d hit 55 in the fourth — one shy of Glen Rice‘s Miami franchise record — and the Heat were up double-digits that D’Antoni started having his guys double D-Wade. Read More »