Nicolas Batum landed a slick poster dunk on Jonas Valanciunas during the Portland Portland Trail Blazers-Toronto Raptors game on Sunday. Batum noticed Valanciunas coming in for the block attempt and wisely went with the right-handed dunk to the front of the hoop. He’s cool as ever after the slam, with not so much as a smile afterward. Nicolas Batum scored 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting...
Trail Blazers Nicolas Batum with the huge dunk over Raptors Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday, and props to the Blazers for coining a phrase to describe it, #BatumShakaLaka:
h/t Ben Golliver of Blazers Edge for the video
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With just seconds remaining in the Blazers-Spurs game Saturday night and a Portland win secure , Nicolas Batum, 2 points shy of a triple-double (8 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists), showed some bad judgement as he shot a three-pointer in an attempt to complete the rare stat. Well, he was successful as he nailed the long-range shot, but Tim Duncan did not look too pleased.
Nicolas Batum recorded the first triple-double of the NBA season on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the Blazers’ win over the Spurs.
The problem, at least in Batum’s eyes, was the way in which he ultimately achieved this statistical feat.
The game’s outcome had firmly been decided, with Portland leading by seven points and in possession of...
Portland Trail Blazers forward Nic Batum got a triple double during Saturday night's 115-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs, but felt really bad about it afterwards.
With the Blazers holding a 112-105 lead in the final seconds, Batum had 8 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. As the clock wound down, Batum casually threw up a 25-foot shot towards the basket just before the...
The Portland Trail Blazers will be without Nicolas Batum for at least a short time after suffering a concussion in practice on Tuesday afternoon. The exact amount of time that Batum will be out is unknown as Batum has to pass some neurological tests and get both the approval of a team doctor and an okay from a league-appointed doctor.As reported by Kurt Helin of NBCSports.com...
Batum leads Blazers in double OT
The Headline: With the Blazers desperate for an East Coast win, Nicolas Batum hits a last-second three in double OT to seal the deal.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
When: 7:30 ET, Saturday, December 1, 2012
Where: Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland)
Officials: Leon Wood, Mark Lindsay, Ed Malloy
Batum did what!?
The Portland Trail Blazers created a culture of well-mannered community members following the Jail Blazers era in the early-2000s, and as a result, the team has lacked that certain edge that it takes to compete with the best of the best year in and year out.
Nicolas Batum has probably never been called edgy in his life, but the Olympics have seemingly brought out...
Nic Batum is a sore loser, but Juan Carlos Navarro is going to be sore after this one. In the closing seconds of Spain's 66-59 victory over France, the French Batum wound up and committed a very hard foul on Navarro. It's unclear whether Batum was aiming for a sensitive area or just got carried away committing a hard foul, but either way it's very painful to watch. Check...
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In a report today on OregonLive.com Daniel Mediate and other PDX media members caught up with Nicolas Batum as he arrived back in Portland from Europe.
With the Blazers saying they would match a HUGE offer sheet from the Timberwolves for four-year, $46.5 million Batum suggests he's fine with a match.
"I'm very happy about it," Batum...