During Tuesday night’s game between the San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets, some beer was spilled on courtside. And guess who helped clean up the mess?
The great mascot for the Denver Nuggets, Rocky, helped clean up the courtside spill with a towel of his own image:
He even wiped the shoes of the fans with his towel. Awww, Rocky. You’re so nice.
Rocky pic courtesy of Getty Images.
Kevin Durant continues to put on a show. He already did this and this against the Heat.
What did he do after? Dust Udonis Haslem and throw it down:
Seriously, Kevin Durant, stop it.
Kevin Durant pic courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by @gifdsports.
In the beginning of the Denver Nuggets/San Antonio Spurs game, the Nuggets drew first blood with this difficult alley-oop jam to Wilson Chandler. It was almost literally first blood.
Ty Lawson threw a great lob to Chandler on this one:
What a play by the Nuggets.
Wilson Chandler pic courtesy of Getty Images.
The Thunder are keeping it close with the Heat right now but it seems like they’re putting on the better show.
Kevin Durant dusts Chris Andersen (the Birdman) and spikes it right after:
If this were all about flash, the Thunder would definitely be ahead in points.
Kevin Durant pic courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by Anthony Slater.
Russell Westbrook acts like the rim is his punching bag. In this one, he throws down a vicious right-handed slam that made the earth shake.
Put Russell in the dunk contest, people:
This is why the Thunder is (are?!) a much-watch team. Because of Westbrook’s violent slams.
Russell Westbrook pic courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by @gifdsports.
Kevin Durant is the defending Most Valuable Player winner. We all know about his excellent scoring but he’s improved every aspect of his game, including his passing.
On this fastbreak, he found Serge Ibaka, who throws down the two-handed alley-oop flush:
Durant has always been an outstanding finisher but it’s also cool to see him throw it up for another teammate. And Ibaka...
DeAndre Jordan had a huge game against their win over their Boston Celtics on Monday. After the game, he was being interviewed on the local telecast but he wasn’t too focused on the talk.
DeAndre seemed to be enjoying the music being played:
And not only that but Matt Barnes basically ended the interview by putting a towel around DeAndre. Basically, if you were looking for some...
James Harden continues to make a run at the Most Valuable Player award. During the Rockets’ blowout of the Indiana Pacers, Harden scored a season-high 45 points.
Here are the highlights of his 45 points:
James Harden leads the league in scoring with 27.1 points per game. That 45-pointer certainly helped.
James Harden pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
There are few players in today’s game that have the fourth quarter clutch ability like Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard.
With less than a minute to go against the Sacramento Kings, Damian was able to drive past the Kings defense and soared for the monster slam dunk:
Damian Lillard, everybody!
Lillard monster dunk [Dane Carbaugh]
Lillard image courtesy of Getty Images
Giannis Antetokounmpo did something that was rarely done. He was in a jumpball with Kyle Lowry that he was undoubtedly going to win. But he REALLY used his height and length to his advantage as he tapped the ball to Brandon Knight, who had leaked out for the breakaway.
Check the tap that turned into an assist:
Giannis is really something special, guys.
Terrence Ross, who is a boss at dunking, shows us his hops against the Milwaukee Bucks on Martin Luther King Day.
I have a dream that I will someday dunk like Terrence Ross (I never will, though):
The Raptors and the Bucks are locked in on a close game at the moment. But thanks to Terrence Ross for adding some sizzle to the contest.
Terrence Ross pic courtesy of Getty Images.
Ben Gordon had two choices on this two-on-one fastbreak.
A. He could easily lob it to his super athletic teammate, Aaron Gordon. That would be an easy two points and it would get the home crowd going because Aaron Gordon has hops and he can do whatever the heck he want with the ball in the air.
B. Challenge the much taller Kevin Durant and try to convert a lay-up.
Ben Gordon chose...
The Oklahoma City Thunder embarrassed the Orlando Magic, 127-99, on Sunday night but the Thunder had an embarrassing moment of their own. Namely it was Andre Roberson.
Andre Roberson’s foul shot goes about 12 feet on this one:
I mean, he’s a shooting guard. He airballed a free throw. That’s really embarrassing.
But, hey, they won by nearly 30 points.
Andre Roberson pic...
As we near the middle portion of the season, there are plenty of incredible slam dunks to be considered as best dunk of the year.
Earlier tonight, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook had this incredible one-handed reverse fast break slam dunk against Orlando that could be considered for dunk of the year:
The most impressive part is that Westbrook’s head is almost near...
As the Oklahoma City Thunder face off today against the Orlando Magic, Russell Westbrook decided to show off his ability to make incredible plays.
In a fast break situation in the second quarter of play, Westbrook was able to find teammate Kendrick Perkins for an easy dunk with incredible no-look pass:
Kudos to Russ for that incredible play!
Westbrook no-look to Perkins [Anthony...
There are few players in today’s game like Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and during today’s game against the Orlando Magic, he showed why he’s one of the best in the league.
In the second quarter of play, Durant drove past an Orlando double team and decided to soar for a two-handed slam dunk:
Nice slam dunk, Mr. Durant!
Durant dunk [Anthony Slater]
One of the cool perks of being a professional athlete is getting likenesses of yourself made and there is no more impressive likeness item then a bobblehead.
Recently, Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson got the chance to check out his new bobblehead and provided this amusing response on his Instagram account:
This bubblehead do not look like me
A photo posted by ...
Sometimes helping a teammate can come at a price to you and during last night’s Trail Blazers-Grizzlies game, Portland center Chris Kaman found that out.
As teammate Wesley Matthews was down on the court, Kaman ran over to help his teammate to his feet but ultimately slipped and fell into Wes:
Stay safe, Chris and Wes!
Kaman slips while helping Matthews [Erik Gundersen]
While the Atlanta Hawks continue their multi-game winning streak in the Eastern Conference, Kyle Korver might be one of the main reasons that we have multiple Atlanta Hawks in the 2014 NBA All-Star game.
As the Hawks won their twelfth straight game against the Chicago Bulls last night, Korver was asked about his ability to shoot transition three-pointers and Kyle gave the below...
As the Minnesota Timberwolves currently exist near the bottom of the Western Conference, one of the positive for their team has to be the recent play of their rookie, Andrew Wiggins.
Yesterday, Andrew had his best day in the association as he tallied a career-high 31 points in Denver as the Timberwolves won the game 113-105.
Check out Wiggins best highlights in the below compilation...
How about that Stephen Curry, huh? He’s basically an AND ONE MIXTAPE highlight waiting to happen at this point.
After stealing the ball, Curry runs away and passes to Harrison Barnes without even looking:
That was very spicy, my friend. Warriors about to win this one against the Rockets in a romp.
Stephen Curry pic courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by Scott Rafferty.
We’ve seen shoe swatting but how about shoe KICKING? Since it happened to the Warriors, they decided to victimize another team after Tyson Chandler swatted Stephen Curry’s shoe toss away to Mo Speights.
During a game between the Warriors and the Houston Rockets, Corey Brewer attempted to pick up his loose shoe but Andre Iguodala kicks it away:
That is some gamesmanship by...
Benny the Bull is one of the best mascots in the NBA (in sports, really). And he showed it in this little episode.
Before the Atlanta Hawks faced the Bulls, Benny the Bull decided to videobomb the Hawks broadcast team:
Not only that but he also does a pretty spectacular fall in the background. It’s pretty hilarious. This is why Benny the Bull is awesome.
Benny the Bull pic...
Russell Westbrook’s dunks are violent. Aggressive. Strong. This one particular dunk was on another level, though.
Westbrook attempted to posterize Draymond Green… and he sorta did:
That was one hell of a bounce off that missed dunk. But it still went in. It counted. It may not be a clean dunk but it’s still two points.
Russell Westbrook picture courtesy of Getty Images...
The Dallas Mavericks beat the Denver Nuggets, 97-89, on Friday night and reporter Jeff Wade was giving Chandler Parsons a postgame interview. Dirk Nowitzki then walks by the area and smacks the mic out of the reporter’s hands like only Dirk can.
Check out the mic slap here:
Wade played it like a pro but Chandler Parsons seemed a little irritated about it. Maybe it just startled...