Well, this wasn’t very nice, Ty Lawson.
Lawson does an in and out dribble move against Kirk Hinrich, who went for the steal and fell on one knee. Lawson was able to get the ball inside to Timofey Mozgov for the lay-in. But poor Kirk.
Watch Lawson do Hinrich dirty with that dribble move:
That was really, really bad, Ty.
Ty Lawson pic courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by @gifdsports.
Jabari Parker had himself a highlight, courtesy of a dunk over Josh Smith. On a Milwaukee fastbreak, Giannis Antetokounmpo went at Josh Smith before passing it off to Parker for the flush.
Watch Jabari put it down on Josh Smith:
Hopefully, Jabari can continue giving us more highlights and his team more wins in the near future.
Jabari Parker courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by @Detroit_Spain.
Kenneth Faried is quite the dunker. The Manimal glided in from afar and threw in a powerful flush against the Chicago Bulls.
Look at the Manimal in action here:
Brian Shaw and the Nuggets may not know what to do with Kenneth Faried. But the Manimal will keep coming at everyone hard and will keep smashing the rim at will no matter what.
Kenneth Faried pic courtesy of Getty Images...
While Harden is horrific defensively and I did claim that we’ll probably remember that defensive stand more than anything he did in his game against the Knicks, he did make a pretty fancy play on the offensive end.
Harden found a cutting Donatas Montiejunas and made a pass through Amare Stoudemire’s legs:
That pass was pretty pro there, Harden.
James Harden pic courtesy...
While we know that James Harden of the Houston Rockets is excellent offensively, his reputation as a defensive player is quite different. He even poked fun about his own defense in a recent Foot Locker ad.
Well, it’s as bad as ever. Look at him play some matador defense during this Knicks fastbreak:
HE JUST STOOD THERE as the Knicks ran their fastbreak. It’s like his feet got...
Michael Carter-Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers are having a rough season (that’s an understatement). And this play against the Blazers pretty much sums up their entire season thus far.
MCW tosses a pass to… referee Haywoode Workman:
Now Workman is a former NBA player himself, mostly known for his stint with the Indiana Pacers in the mid-90s. So he actually made a great...
Kemba Walker can dance. And, boy, did he make Chris Paul “dance” in a match-up between the Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers.
Look at Kemba lose CP3 with this crossover:
The Clippers do lead by halftime against the Hornets, 56-53. But Kemba’s crossover is the play that we will remember in that half.
*** Kemba Walker picture courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by @gifdsports.
Power rankings are silly. We always fight over which team should be in certain spots when, ultimately, it really doesn’t matter. So we made our own silly “pointless rankings” about the things that went on in the league in the past week. This feature will be on every Monday.
Disagree with these rankings? We already said that these were silly. I put them where I feel they belong...
Wesley Johnson’s athleticism is off the charts and bad things seem to happen to Danilo Gallinari when he goes against the Lakers.
Look at Wesley just throw it down on Gallinari in this fastbreak:
That was one fierce slam by Wesley Johnson. The bench’s reaction was pretty excellent and hilarious.
However, the Denver Nuggets would have the last laugh as they beat the Lakers at...
The Oklahoma City Thunder don’t have much going on with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook out but they still have spitfire point guard Reggie Jackson healthy.
And when Jackson is healthy, he can do things like this against the Warriors:
The Thunder are currently trailing at home against the Warriors at the half.
Reggie Jackson photo courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by Anthony Slater.
Kevin Durant seems to be like one of the nicest human beings ever but maybe that ad campaign of Kevin Durant not being nice is becoming more and more true. He crushed a kid’s jumpshot out of nowhere.
Take a look at this powerful rejection:
Yeah, Kevin Durant; that is definitely not nice. But it’s pretty funny.
Kevin Durant picture courtesy of Getty Images. Vine from BallIsLife.
In Saturday night’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Washington Wizards, old man Paul Pierce tried to do something daring. He tried to go for a two-handed stuff on a drive. What was waiting for him wasn’t exactly pleasant.
Larry Sanders snuffed the dunk and gave the crowd a salute:
One of the biggest reasons why Milwaukee’s defense has been excellent thus far was...
There are few things in basketball more pretty than a perfect outlet pass and tonight, San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan provided an amazing one.
In the first quarter of their game against the Brooklyn Nets, Duncan was able to deliver an amazing near full-court pass to Kawhi Leonard for an easy lay-up:
The Big Fundamental got that outlet pass game on lock!
There are few people in today’s association that can deliver the amazing pass like Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and during tonight’s Cavaliers-Raptors game, he had a pretty nice one.
In the first quarter of play, LeBron delivered a beautiful no-look behind-the-back assist to teammate Anderson Varejao despite solid defense from Toronto:
Geez, that was pretty amazing...
The Los Angeles Lakers were blown out by the Dallas Mavericks, 140-106. We all know that the Laker team is bad and, for the most part, Kobe Bryant has to put the team on his back. Kobe’s got that mentality so much that he will do crazy things.
Crazy things like put up a 35-foot shot WITH SIX SECONDS LEFT IN THE SHOT CLOCK:
And the shot doesn’t even reach rim. Maybe Kobe thought...
The Denver Nuggets fans certainly got their money’s worth as the Nuggets blew out the New Orleans Pelicans, 117-97. One fan got MORE than their money’s worth. JaVale McGee attempted to save the ball for his team and ended up in the front row next to an elderly lady. McGee sat next to the lady for a few seconds and gave her a peck on the cheek. How cute!
Look at McGee kiss the...
Deron Williams has been showing glimpses here and there on why he was one of the top point guards in the league a few years ago. Jeremy Lamb got a glimpse of it himself as he was left behind by the Brooklyn Nets guard with a vicious crossover.
That was just plain mean, Deron.
*** Deron Williams picture courtesy of Getty Images.
After Dirk Nowitzki made free throws for the Dallas Mavericks, Robert Sacre inbounded the ball for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Except I’m pretty sure the Lakers wear purple, not white:
That was a really bad inbounds pass. Oh, yeah. Crowder would miss the foul shot but the Mavs tapped the ball to J.J. Barea, who made the buzzer-beating three. Hell of a disastrous end to the first...
It’s that time again folks as another edition of the Moving Pick Podcast is ready for your listening pleasure.
In this third episode, we talk about the emergence of the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference, Justin Timberlake’s Memphis Grizzlies fandom and real life Mario Kart happening in Tokyo, Japan.
So, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show:
There is a FOURTH H-E-B commercial featuring the San Antonio Spurs for this season. It has the Spurs looking for new slogans for H-E-B ice cream. It’s also very notable that this may be the most you’ll ever hear Kawhi Leonard speak.
Watch the Spurs ponder for slogans here:
I love that Kawhi brought back his “catchphrase” which Duncan noted that it was from last year. These...
When learning the game of basketball in our youth, some of us always dreamed of taking flight for a slam dunk and posterizing an opponent.
Very few of us get to ever live that dream but thanks to the legends and stars of the NBA, they got to show us what was like to throw down a monster dunk in the face of an opponent.
While many notable dunkers from Michael Jordan to LeBron James...
Last week, Michael Carter-Williams revealed that he deals with losing by watching the Ellen Show.
Well, Ellen had read about it. She decided to give MCW a shoutout on her show:
Unfortunately, the Sixers still lost to the Celtics on Wednesday night. But, at least, Team Ellen has your back!
MCW pic courtesy of Getty Images. H/T to The Friendly Bounce.
Are the Lakers back after two straight wins? Well, we know this much: the swag is definitely back. He’s made some outrageous quotes already and he hasn’t even been back a week.
Well, it gets better. Check out this postgame interview he and Jordan Hill had with Mike Trudell:
So many highlights:
*”It’s all about my swag. It’s part of my repertoire.”
*Jordan Hill saying...
NBA fashion has been out of hand for the past few years now and I think it just went another level.
Before the game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, James Harden was wearing this:
It's like a Looney Tunes episode just ended. #ThatsAllFolks pic.twitter.com/aERsbn0yIP
— Rey-Rey (@TheNoLookPass) November 20, 2014
And that’s how I pretty much described...
Kobe Bryant has been in the league for 19 years so he’s picked up tons of tricks in the NBA. During the Los Angeles Lakers’ win over the Houston Rockets, Kobe was able to clear out BOTH James Harden and Francisco Garcia during a free throw box out.
Look at Kobe throw both Rockets out silly:
Kobe would’ve gotten a rebound had the ball bounced his way. But watching Harden and...