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Nene welcomes Nikola Mirotic to NBA with right-handed poster dunk

This was quite the rude welcome by Nene to rookie Nikola Mirotic. Look at Nene flush the toilet down Mirotic: Man, that’s really, really embarrassing. At least, Mirotic tried? Good job, good effort, I suppose. *** Nene pic from Getty Images. Vine by Hoop District.
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Young does another outstanding interview after Lakers beat Warriors

The Lakers upset the best team in the NBA today, the Golden State Warriors, on Tuesday night, 115-105. So of course, the media knew to interview Nick Young, who is one of the best quotes in the league. First, let’s start with this postgame interview with Mike Trudell: Highlights: *Nick Young was feeling “swaggalicious.” *He rolled in with the top down on his new ride that...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan does monster slam off Chris Paul alley-oop

Well, remember when the Hawks passed on Chris Paul in favor of Marvin Williams? CP3 reminded ATL once again what they were missing. It also helps to have a beast like DeAndre Jordan on your side. Look at CP3 throw up the lob to Jordan for the destruction: But the Hawks did have the last laugh as they beat the Clippers, 107-104. That dunk, though? Delicious. *** DeAndre Jordan pic...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson throws down half-court alley-oop lob from Nick Young

The Lakers are leading the Warriors by 15 at halftime in an upset. And Nick Young and Wesley Johnson electrified the Staples Center fans with a halfcourt alley-oop play. Look at Wesley Johnson throw down the Swaggy-oop lob (I took that from Drew Garrison: Swaggy P is always entertaining whether he’s initiating or finishing. And Johnson’s vert is off the charts. *** Wesley Johnson...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Glen Davis does shimmy as he converts basket after being fouled

When you’re playing basketball, sometimes, you gotta put that little body english to get that ball in the hoop. On Monday night’s Clippers/Spurs showdown, Glen “Big Baby” Davis did more than that english. The dude who wanted to be known as “Uno Uno” (which no one bit for; we still call him Big Baby) SHIMMIES as he converts the shot: I guess, sometimes, you just gotta...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol sings his version of Imagine by John Lennon for UNICEF

We had mentioned that Pau Gasol was singing a song for UNICEF. It wasn’t exactly a Christmas song but Pau showed off his skillz by singing a classic. In this ad, Pau Gasol sings Imagine by John Lennon: I have said this multiple times but Pau Gasol is the best human being ever. *** Pau Gasol pic courtesy of Getty Images. Video from the UNICEF. H/T from The Friendly Bounce via Ball Don’t Lie.
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ now has Rajon Rondo version

I will confess that I am not a huge fan of parodies. However, this one is just too good to pass up. We all know the current #1 song in America, Blank Space by Taylor Swift. Well, the good people at BallerBall.Com made their own version. The hottest news in the past few days in the NBA was Rajon Rondo going to the Dallas Mavericks so they decided to put their feelings about this...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah tries to scare Terrence Ross during three point attempt

When trying to get an opponent to miss a shot, NBA players can do a myriad of things and earlier tonight, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah tried to do a little bit of scare tactics. Late in the third quarter as Noah was checked out of the game, Toronto’s Terrence Ross took a three-point attempt near the Bulls bench. Watch as Joakim does his best to try and scare Ross during his...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Vince Carter channels Vinsanity with big dunk

  Despite being 37 years old, Memphis Grizzlies Vince Carter can still sky for a slam dunk and during tonight’s Grizzlies-Jazz game, he did. Check out the below Vine video which shows Carter driving past Jazz rookie Dante Exum and throwing down a nasty one-handed slam dunk near Jazz big man Rudy Gobert:   That’s some vintage Vince Carter. *** Carter image courtesy of Getty Images
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Monta Ellis misses wide-open breakaway slam dunk against Hawks

There are few things funnier than missed slam dunks and tonight, Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis provided us with an instant classic. As time was winding down in the second quarter between the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks, Monta picked up a steal and appeared to wide-open attempt at a slam dunk. Watch as Monta skies for the slam but ultimately missed it as it bounces off...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard slams huge one-handed alley-oop against Trail Blazers

After dealing with an knee injury, it appears that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is back to full strength and showed off his aerial ability during tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. In the second quarter of play, Howard received a beautiful alley-oop pass from teammate Jason Terry and used one hand to throw down the alley-oop pass: That’s pretty impressive...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Young says to ‘give me the ball’ to reduce Kobe Bryant’s workload

According to a column by Sam Amick of USA Today, there has been talk of the Lakers giving Kobe Bryant time off. Well, he should; Kobe is like 49 years old (36 but who’s counting?) and he’s been going non-stop this entire season. Part of that is on Kobe and part of that is on coach Byron Scott. Nick Young offered up a solution for all of this: “Hats off to (Bryant), still...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez is lobbying to be in newest Star Wars movie

So we all know the Lopez twins (Brook and Robin) are all about their nerdery. He talked to the media after practice about… Star Wars. From Fred Katz of Bleacher Report and ClipperBlog: Brook Lopez says he's lobbying to play a wookiee in the new Star War movies. — Fred Katz (@FredKatz) December 22, 2014 Here is more from Katz: Extended Brook Lopez quotes on superheroes vs...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

James Ennis does impressive right-handed putback slam against Celtics

James Ennis of the Miami Heat has had some pretty spectacular plays this season. And he adds another one to his highlight reel. Look at Ennis swoop in for the powerful putback jam: Ennis would finish with 16 points and eight boards in a 100-84 Heat victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday. But, wow, what a follow slam by the rook. *** James Ennis pic courtesy of Getty Images. Video by the NBA.
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay finishes with ferocious slam dunk over three Lakers

On the way to a Sacramento Kings victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-101, Rudy Gay did something pretty disrespectful. Look at Gay throw down the vicious slam in Laker traffic: That’s a throwdown right around three Los Angeles Laker players. Yup. Pretty impressive. Gay went on to finish the game with 24 points but that thing he did in the third quarter was definitely the...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol and Nazr Mohammed went to Chicago opera

There are many things that you can say about Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol but one thing that you can’t say that he isn’t a fan of the arts. Over the weekend, Gasol and Bulls teammate Nazr Mohammed decided to go to the Chicago’s famed Lyric Opera for a weekend showing of the popular Italian opera, “Anna Bolena”. Pau posted an image of him and Nazr to his Instagram account...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis denies Serge Ibaka shot with incredible block

There are few players in today’s association like New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis and tonight, Anthony’s Pelicans were on the road to face the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the first half of play, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka was trying to get a shot attempt while being closely guarded by Austin Rivers. Watch as Davis come from behind the play and deny Ibaka’s shot...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James throws down powerful slam dunk against Memphis Grizzlies

We all know that Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James can throw down an incredible slam dunk from time to time and during today’s Cavaliers-Grizzlies game, he did just that. In the second quarter of play, LeBron got the ball at the top of the key and decided to drive past the Memphis defenders to throw down a powerful one-handed slam dunk: Flight 23 clear for take off! *** LeBron...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross skies for high-flying slam dunk against Knicks

As the Toronto Raptors continue to be the class of the Eastern Conference, Terrence Ross has filled in admirably during teammate’s DeMar DeRozan groin injury. In the third quarter of today’s Raptors-Knicks game, Ross had a fast break opportunity and decided to take off for a high-flying one-handed slam dunk in Toronto: That was pretty nice, T-Ross! *** Ross high-flying dunk...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard finishes fastbreak alley-oop lob from James Harden against Hawks

Well, it seems like Dwight Howard is getting some of that pep and step back after being out injured. Look at him bring down the ball then finish this alley-oop in this fastbreak: But the Rockets lost to those surging Atlanta Hawks, 104-97. It’s a good sign for the Rockets, though, that Dwight is bouncing around like that as he finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried skies for monster slam dunk against Pacers

There are few players in the association with the athleticism of Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried and during last night’s Pacers-Nuggets game, Kenneth showed off his aerial ability. With less than two minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Faried took a nice pass from teammate Ty Lawson and soared past the Pacers defense for the power dunk: The Manimal took flight! *** Faried...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin finds DeAndre Jordan with touch alley-oop pass against Bucks

As we near the holiday season, it’s always better to give than receive and during tonight’s Milwaukee Bucks-Los Angeles Clippers game, we got to see a little bit of the Clippers lob city. In the third quarter of play, the Clippers got into a fast break situation where Blake Griffin was able to deliver a beautiful touch pass to DeAndre Jordan for a two-handed slam dunk: That...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez fights Spurs coyote and knocks his eyes out

Robin Lopez didn’t play in that triple overtime thriller between the Portland Trail Blazer and the San Antonio Spurs but he was still somewhat involved in the game. Lopez has been known to get into scuffles with mascots and this time around, he “got into it” with the Spurs coyote. Look at Robin knock the Spurs coyote’s eyes out: Robin, you monster! You shouldn’t treat...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka does Mutombo finger wag after blocking Carlos Boozer’s shot

The Oklahoma City Thunder barely got by the Los Angeles Lakers, 104-103, on Friday night. And Serge Ibaka provided a huge play that he added with gravy right after. After he obliterated Carlos Boozer’s shot, Serge does the Mutombo finger wag thereafter: Sometimes, I miss the showmanship of NBA players and I was so glad Serge did the finger wag after that block. We need a little...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons trolls himself over Portland Trail Blazers on Twitter

In case you missed it tonight, the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs had a game for the ages that ended up going into triple overtime as Damian Lillard’s 43 points helped the Blazers win by the score of 129-119. During the second overtime period, the Blazers trailed San Antonio by double digits and most people were ready to count out the Blazers. Someone who didn’t...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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