The playoffs start tomorrow. And the NBA has put together a compilation of the best plays of the 2014-15 season.
Let’s remember them all, shall we? Here are your Top 10 best plays:
I don’t necessarily agree with #1 but, hey, all of these plays are worthy to be in the countdown.
Stephen Curry pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
Sometimes, we all need a good laugh and with the NBA’s regular season coming to a close, there is time now to look back at the season’s funniest moments.
There are funny moments from Memphis Grizzlies star Marc Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young, Portland center Robin Lopez plus plenty of fan and mascot hijinks.
So, sit back and get ready to enjoy some of the NBA’s...
The regular season is over. But we will see more basketball in the playoffs.
But for now, let’s take a look at the Top 10 circus shots of the season:
My gosh. The #1 shot is well-deserved. I hope to see that play get drawn up more in case the shot clock is down to its tiniest bit.
Trevor Booker pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
The New Orleans Pelicans got into the postseason after their victory over the Spurs in the final night of the regular season, 108-103. Anthony Davis had a superb game with 31 points and 13 rebounds.
Here are the highlights from Davis:
We all can’t wait to see the playoff version of Anthony Davis.
Anthony Davis pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
The Miami Heat beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-101, where the only thing at stake was the Heat’s draft pick. Coupled with the Nets win earlier that night, the Heat got to keep that pick since it’s in the Top 10. Erik Spoelstra only played SIX players the entire game, with four playing all 48 minutes.
One of those guys that played the entire game was Michael Beasley. Beasley...
As we near the start of the first round of the 2015 NBA playoffs on Saturday, this seems like the right time to remember some of the more forgotten first round playoff games in the NBA’s history.
To make this short list, you needed either an incredible comeback, a memorable game, or just an incredible finish that tends to be forgotten by most folks:
1) Washington Bullets against...
Russell Westbrook went wild in the first half, scoring 34 points and seemed well on his way to breaking his career-best in scoring. But he slowed down in the second half as the Thunder blew out the Wolves, 138-113. Russ went for 37 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists. While he didn’t do much scoring in the last 24 minutes of the game, Westbrook went on to claim the scoring title...
The Most Valuable Player award is going to be really close this season. And James Harden made one final push by putting up a triple-double against the Utah Jazz in a blowout win for the Houston Rockets, 117-91. Harden finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists and he did it in three quarters.
Check out his highlights here:
The Rockets also ended with the second seed in...
The Detroit Pistons are finishing their season on a high note as they are blowing out the New York Knicks. Reggie Jackson is going to add an exclamation point.
Watch this jam he did on poor Lou Amundson:
I mean, this is one of the many ways you can sum up the Knicks’ season.
Reggie Jackson pic from Getty Images. Vine from the Detroit Pistons.
As the Oklahoma City Thunder try to make the Western Conference playoffs, Russell Westbrook is having a terrific start to their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In the first half of play, Westbrook came up with a steal and was able to finish the play with an athletic high-flying one-handed slam dunk:
Russell Westbrook is incredible!
Westbrook one-handed slam [Anthony...
A playoff spot is on the line for the New Orleans Pelicans and they are off to a fast start against the San Antonio Spurs, who have the #2 seed in mind.
Anthony Davis has his plans for the Pelicans. This dunk was definitely part of it:
Take flight, Pelicans. You might take it to the next level soon.
Anthony Davis pic from Getty Images. Vine by Coach Nick.
This is sub-zero cold.
The New York Knicks basically bungled their way to a 17-64 season with one game to go. So to pay tribute to this incredibly abysmal year, the Knicks get a video tribute like they should only get.
Here’s “One Shining Moment” from Rob Perez:
I’m sure the Knicks fans don’t think it’s that funny. I laughed harder than I should have, that’s for sure...
The Washington Wizards fell short of the Indiana Pacers in a painful double overtime game, 99-95. But at least, there was one good play that was forgotten because of how bad the game was.
John Wall gets the steal and does a nice behind-the-back pass to Bradley Beal for the dunk:
The Wizards fans, however, hope that they can play better than Tuesday night in the playoffs.
So I think there’s this new player on the Toronto Raptors with fiery red hair. And he just did a sweet reverse jam against the Boston Celtics.
Wait. It’s not a new player. It’s really James Johnson with his new hair:
He is the NEW BIG RED MACHINE. I’ll shut up now.
James Johnson pic from Getty Images.
In the Milwaukee Bucks’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Giannis Antetokounmpo showed off a spin move followed by a slam. People were buzzing over that but he also had another good dunk in that game.
Check this one out:
The wing span, the hops, the power… man, Giannis. Stop it.
Giannis Antetokounmpo pic from Getty Images.
So Klay Thompson had yet another explosion. He went for 26 points in the second quarter (37 total in the first half). What is up with these eruptions, yo? What’s even more impressive is that he did this against the bruising Memphis Grizzlies.
Look at Klay catch fire in this highlight reel:
And we all know that this isn’t the most amazing scoring binge he did this SEASON. I...
The Cleveland Cavaliers worked the Detroit Pistons, 109-97. LeBron James casually got a triple-double in this game with 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Watch LeBron work his magic here:
The Cavs are gearing up for the playoffs as the second seed in the East. We’ll see what they have after a five-year absence.
LeBron James pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
Nik Stauskas may have the best nickname in sports today but we all forget that he is STILL a rookie.
Normally, rookies get their car filled with popcorn by their teammates. But Nik doesn’t have a car.
Instead, his APARTMENT was filled with popcorn:
No description needed. I didn't have a car this year so my house got popcornd. Real funny guys. Real funny smh!
A video posted...
Derrick Williams is still putting on a show even though this game is mostly meaningless between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Andre Miller is still a master of the alley-oop lob. And Williams can do this:
Just because their games don’t mean anything to the standings doesn’t mean they won’t put on a show. Heck of a play, Kings.
Derrick Williams pic from Getty Images.
DeAndre Jordan ended up falling on the floor while attempting an alley-oop and the Clippers had to play defense against the Nuggets 4-on-5. The Clippers got a stop and Jordan stayed behind on his end of the court.
What did we get? This windmill gem:
It was just too easy for Mr. Jordan.
DeAndre Jordan pic from Getty Images.
Andrew Wiggins has made plenty of posters in his rookie season. And this might be his best one yet.
Wiggins hangs in the air then throws it down on Omer Asik:
Reminds me of when Vince Carter hung in the air and jammed it on Alonzo Mourning. My gosh. That was filthy.
Andrew Wiggins pic from Getty Images.
This is a pretty much a throwaway game for both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers. But Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t treating it as such.
Look at Giannis bring out that newly patented spin move out before the two-handed stuff:
That is just some wicked stuff. Would love to see this in the postseason.
Giannis Antetokounmpo pic from Getty Images.
The Pointless Rankings are here. Every Monday, we will check on 10 things in the NBA (okay, not really) and rank them from best to worst as we see fit. Don’t take them TOO seriously. They are pretty pointless, after all, right?
1) San Antonio Spurs Have So Much Momentum: Hey, they’ve won their last 11 games. And they’ve surged into the #2 seed. They are back from the dead....
We love Taylor Swift, as we have mentioned multiple times. But our love may be exceeded by Chicago Bull all-star Jimmy Butler. In this video that was likely played during a Bulls game in the United Center, Jimmy Butler judges our darling pop star and decides if it’s “Taylor” or “failure.”
Take it away, Jimmy:
Oh, Jimmy Butler. You’re so adorable. It’s nearly as adorable...
Russell Westbrook did all he could to keep the Oklahoma City Thunder in the game against the Indiana Pacers. Indy won, 116-104, but it’s hard to ignore Westbrook’s indelible performance. Russell went for 54 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists in a jaw-dropping game.
We got your highlights right here:
What a game by Russell Westbrook. Even in a loss, arguably the best all-around...