Posted on: March 7, 2011 2:28 pm

Video: Ron Artest spills coffee in a fan's face

Posted by Royce Young

See, it's funny because it's Ron Artest. And because this poor Spurs fan gets a face full of hot coffee. We'll just all have to wonder for the rest of forever what "Bob" was doing in his courtside seat as a 6-7, 240-pound man steamrolled at hime. He wasn't paying attention, that's for sure.

Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:38 pm

Video: LeBron doesn't have to see you to find you

Posted by Royce Young

Most would say the best assist from the season is Dwyane Wade's full-court alley oop to LeBron James. Yes, that was terrific (even if he traveled). But Sunday, LeBron dished to Erick Dampier with a pass that I honestly think is one of the top 10 I've seen... ever. I'm serious.

Watch this thing over and over again. At one point do you ever see LeBron look for Dampier. I can't find a moment. It's just as if LeBron knew . He just felt Dampier. It was all instinct. To make the steal and remember Dampier should be right under the goal -- crazy.

The thing is, it was right on the money too. Like right in Dampier's chest. I'm telling you, this pass is just insane.

I'd encourage you to spend the rest of your afternoon watching it over and over again. You'll appreciate it more each time. Is it better than Larry Bird's over-the-shoulder look? Bird's was in the playoffs, LeBron's was in a loss to the Knicks. Whatever, it's still darn impressive.
Posted on: February 18, 2011 10:38 pm
Edited on: February 19, 2011 1:46 pm

Video: John Wall bounce pass oop to Blake Griffin

Posted by Royce Young

LOS ANGELES -- For the most part, the Rookie Challenge was what we expected. The worst defense in the history of everything, lots of dunking, some dumb turnovers and mostly, boring.

But this John Wall bounce pass alley-oop to Blake Griffin made it all worth it. Oh my goodness, did it make it all worth it.

Posted on: February 12, 2011 6:12 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2011 6:15 pm

Video of LeBron confronting his heckler

Posted by Royce Young

Friday night, we told you about how LeBron James confronted a heckler in Detroit, saying "I don't give a (bleep) what you say, if you're disrespectful, it's a problem."

As for what the heckle was that caught LeBron's attention, it apparently had something to do with his mother and included a "Valentine's Day" reference. Whatever it was, chill people. It's kind of time to quit yelling at LeBron, isn't it?
Category: NBA
Posted on: February 12, 2011 12:08 am
Edited on: February 12, 2011 12:09 am

Karl Malone tees off a bit about Jerry Sloan

Posted by Royce Young

Everyone was a bit confused when Jerry Sloan abruptly turned his resignation Thursday. After 23 years at the helm of the Utah Jazz, something just seemed... off.

Fans and media weren't the only ones to feel that way. One of Sloan's most legendary players felt it too. Karl Malone was in Utah and spoke with reporters about Sloan's resignation, via the Salt Lake Tribune.

Malone's money quote: "I will say this: I know my coach. I know my coach. And I know my assistant coach. And I know all these coaches. The coach I know and the man I know have never quit or resigned in anything. That's what I want to say."

When pressed on it, Malone said, "What I said is what I said. I know Jerry Sloan. And the people that know him the closest know that man would never resign or quit if you want to, on nothing. I don't care what it is."

What that necessarily means is up to interpretation. But it's not hard to read between the lines there. Malone is pushing forward the idea that Sloan didn't necessarily make this decision entirely on his own. The Jazz organization wants you to believe nothing was up and that Sloan just got tired. But Malone isn't buying that.

Malone also indicated that he wants to "carry on" Sloan's legacy in terms of coaching. So The Mailman wants to coach at some point. Whether that means professionally or at a different level, that's pretty interesting.
Posted on: February 2, 2011 1:20 pm

Video: The top 10 dunks from January

Posted by Royce Young

January had some really, really good dunks. Example: How in the heck is Rudy Gay's awesome stuff against the 76ers only six on this top 10? Because there are five dunks better than it.

I really think Ronnie Brewer's cram is my favorite of the bunch. Jumping off two feet after a jump-stop to dunk over someone 6-10 is just really impressive.

And as you might have guessed, there's some Blake Griffin in this. The big question is, how is DeAndre Jordan's dunk against Milwaukee not included?

Category: NBA
Tags: Dunks, Video
Posted on: January 31, 2011 4:45 pm
Edited on: January 31, 2011 4:46 pm

Best of Blake Griffin, January edition

Posted by Royce Young

Would you be surprised if I told you Blake Griffin did some very re-watchable things in the month of January? That's what I thought. Here's a look back at his five best plays from January:

5. Below the rim, but above the rest

I love Griffin's non-dunk highlights the best because they show off how skilled he really is. And this layup against the Bobcats is another one of those where your jaw drops when as you see a 6-10, 250-pound power forward glide through the lane like he's Kobe Bryant. One thing we've learned about Griffin though: He likes to spin. A lot.

4. Just throw this one from the stands next time

Randy Foye to Griffin from 55 feet. It's getting more and more ridiculous. The dunk itself was kind of ho-hum, but the fact this thing covered nearly the entire 94 feet of the floor is insane. The timing it takes to hook up on that is what's to really be appreciated.

3. He missed this one

And thank goodness he did. Because otherwise I think we'd have to just pack up basketball and end it all right there. That oop would've just been too ridiculous. Really though, I almost think the fact that he missed it makes the highlight that much better. Because it leaves our imagination open to if he had made it. Just how awesome would it have been? It's fun to think about.

2. Now you're just going for degree of difficulty

Eric Bledsoe is one of the fanciest passers in the league and one of the fastest point guards out there too. So how shocking is it that it took until mid-January for him to hook up with Griffin on a lob? But the wait was well worth it. A beautiful no-look dish and Griffin finished this one in style.

1. 47

Griffin dropped 47 on the Indiana Pacers and did it with only a single dunk. More than anything, this game showed off just how incredible his skillset really is. The jab-step jumpshots. The driving layups. The post-ups. The hook shots. The entire arsenal is on display here in one of the season's top performances.

Posted on: January 27, 2011 9:08 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2011 10:25 pm

Tracy Morgan says something about Sarah Palin

Posted by Royce Young

I'm not sure anyone has ever made Charles Barkley speechless, but Tracy Morgan did exactly that. On "Inside the NBA" before the Knicks game against the Heat, Morgan was brought over to talk to Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. Morgan, of course, is one of the most recognizable Knicks fans and is a star on 30 Rock and formerly of Saturday Night Live .

Barkley and Smith asked Morgan to settle an argument about Morgan's co-star Tina Fey and former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin. I'm not sure Morgan really settled the debate, but he certainly had an answer. (Heads up: Inapproriate, sexual comment ahead)

A Turner Sports spokesman told Sports Media Watch of the incident, "It's unfortunate Mr. Morgan showed a lack of judgment on our air with his inappropriate comments."

Morgan is the one to blame for the comments obviously, but Chuck and Kenny Smith should've known what kind of territory they were walking into when they asked the question.
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