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You see them weekly, during a standard NBA-themed google-machine internet session: Power-Rankings. And while most websites use journalists and experts to make their selections with helpful tools like “statistics,” “analytics” and “actual performance during the basketball games,” I prefer to rank players based on a different metric: storylines. The Association is littered with unique personalities that are on full display for the entire world to see on a nightly basis. And, as such, here’s who won my heart this past week or so, and how they did it.
#5: Gerald Henderson — Life is too short to hate basketball players that none of us have ever met. That stated, Dwight Howard is definitely not on my short list of favorite NBA ballers. So when Gerald Henderson climbed into the sky and threw down what might be the dunk of the year over Howard he got an automatic spot in this week’s top five. He also reminded me of something I learned about last night, Marriage In the Sky. You literally get married in the sky. So that’s a thing people can do.
#4: Coach Popovich — It seems like centuries ago when Pop burrowed a permanent hole and laid eggs in the part of my brain that controls happiness (the amygdala, right?). Why you ask? Well for starters: his messy attire on the sidelines, his Santa-esque beard and his ridiculous, yet extremely effective hack-a-shaq defensive tactic, to name a few. Now, with all of humanity facing our complete and utter destruction, he reincarnated the best strategy ever in the form of hack-a-Javale, just for old time’s sake. A single tear was shed. Coach Pop being coach Pop being Coach Pop in 2012. Now and forever.
#3: Jeremy Lin — Congrats to Lin and his contributions in not only handing the Knicks their first loss on the island of Manhattan this season, but also in avenging New York’s front office saying, “thanks but no thanks” to his potential services during their free-agent negotiations. His formidable performance in the blowout victory was nice and all, but what the people really want to know is where Jeremy crashed during the trip: team hotel, or his brother’s futon?
#2: Ricky Rubio — Richy Rich nabs the second spot this week not only because he is back and better than ever — doing precisely what Ricardo does — dropping ridiculous dimes and smiling in the process, but also because of the recent FootLocker commercial for which he is top-billing. Richard proves that his acting abilities are two-fold — comedic and dramatic. It’s quite impressive, frankly. Never leave us again, Rick.
#1: Damian Lillard — First thing’s first: Damian Lillard has two middle names; it’s true, Lamonte and Ollie. But more importantly, Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard has arrived, nailing (by my scientific records, correct my science if it’s false) his first ever game-winning shot against the New Orleans Pelicans. Probably was extra special against the ‘Cans, too, considering all people wanted to talk about during last year’s draft was Tony Davis and his trademarking of hair on his face. Looking forward to years of ice-cold shots from DLOL.
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Of course people want to say that Gerald Henderson dunked on Dwight Howard last night. But really, he didn’t. Mainly because Howard wisely decided to not jump with Henderson.
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Dwight Howard attended Master P’s inaugural Let The Kids Grow Holiday Gala in Los Angeles earlier this month. The LTKG Foundation emphasizes teaching kids the importance of education and making good decisions. According to The Tolucan Times, Dwight Howard was honored for “providing scholarships to youngsters”. Howard said “I look up to Master P who has influenced me to...
How does a Gerald Henderson Mozgov compare to a Blake Griffin Mozgov? Well… more favorably than you might imagine, I’d say.
With about eight minutes to play in LA’s eventual one-point victory over Charlotte, Henderson curled into the lane and received a bounce pass from Bismack Biyombo. All in one motion, he gathered the ball, and himself, before exploding off of two feet...
Usually when the Lakers are in a highlight on here, they’re the ones throwing down dunks or tossing around sweet alley-oops, but not tonight. Tonight that award belongs to Gerald Henderson of the Charlotte Bobcats. Yes, you read that right. In the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 101-100 win over the Bobcats on Tuesday night, Henderson gathered a pass in the lane and took off, throwing...
Lakers' Dwight Howard is perhaps the most dominant defensive center in the NBA. This season he is averaging 2.6 blocks, and is pretty much an intimidating force in the paint for any would-be opponent daring enough to go the the rim for the basket.
But last night, Bobcats' Gerald Henderson scoffed at Howard's reputation and proceeded to annihilate Howard in the fourth...
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Bobcats swingman Gerald Henderson joined in the holiday dunking season with an absurd jam over the Lakeshow’s Dwight Howard. The title of the post is a little more accurate as it wasn’t really a slam dunk, but more of a slam throw. You know you’ve done something special when the opponent’s bench jumps outta their seats.
We know one thing that Henderson won’t have on...
The Bobcats Gerald Henderson threw down this beastly slam on Dwight Howard Tuesday night, posterizing the Lakers big man in absurd fashion. Even Blake Griffin is impressed by that power throw down. Seriously, the dunk was so good it even made one guy on the Lakers bench jump up in celebration.
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Looking for the slam dunk of Tuesday night in the NBA? Then, we have to travel to Los Angeles as Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Henderson decided to put Dwight Howard on a poster.Watch as Henderson rises up over Howard in the fourth quarter of play and throws down the monster slam:
Not much was expected of the Magic after Dwight Howard was finally traded in August.
Orlando, however, is beginning to prove otherwise.
The Magic look to extend their season-high three-game win streak Wednesday night when they host the league-worst Washington Wizards.
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The Lakers now have three wins in a row beating the Charlotte bobcats 101-100. Break out the confetti – and they did Tuesday night at Staples but they do that for every home win. Pau Gasol was back in the line up and was one rebound shy of a double-double with ten points and 9 [...]
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Dad shows his player how to shoot the 3 ball over a tree branch on the sidewalk hoop. The same dad showed his son how to shoot at the State Fair one year and air-balled-ten-in-a-row.
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AP Photo/Chris CarlsonThe Lakers were able to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats and extend their winning streak to 3 games. With Pau back in the lineup the team was still not able to successfully run their half-court offense when both Pau and Dwight were in the game together. They got away with doing that tonight, but if the Lakers really want to win a championship they will need to find...