Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tom Thibodeau has jokes for the referee.


Tom Thibodeau is a scary man. When he is not yelling at his team, he is usually yelling at the officials, or smashing his white board. My point is that he is almost always angry at something, so this is rare sight. Who knew a man who has chronic laryngitis from yelling at people, can make jokes or laugh for that matter.

Just a video of David West murdering some gum.


Should I be scared? Because I am.

Via: @LangWhitaker

Random NBA .GIF of the Day: Marc Gasol Spanks Himself.

Via: @cjzero
Ladies..... RRREEEEEMMMIIIIIXXXXX. (Also via: @cjzero)

The Memphis Grizzlies Halftime Show Featured A Basketball Game Between Radio Hosts and "Ribs."


This is a thing that actually happened, in a real NBA game. No words.

Kevin Durant yams one down on Omer Asik.


LIFT OFF FROM A STEP INSIDE THE FREE THROW LINE? NO PROBLEM, GO GO GADGETS ARMS.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mike D'Antoni cries for the Lakers at night.


No Kobe, no Nash, no Blake, no Meeks. How's this post season like for Mike D'Antoni you ask? Well, ...


It has come to this, guys. Chris Duhon to the rescue.

Damian Lillard, John Wall, Jrue Holiday and A$AP Rocky stars in new Adidas commercial.


Where do I sign up to get crossed up by NBA players? I need to know, you guys.

Charles Barkley and Shaq's Bench Press Competition.


I swear these two despise each other. But who would really believe that Chuck would out-bench Shaq. Class TNT gag.

Random NBA .GIF of the Day: Zach Randolph Bear Hugs Matt Barnes.

AWWW. Via: @cjzero
How did Matt Barnes know that Zach was coming at him in a non-malicious manner? I mean with the bad blood between both teams, you would have expected a fight or something. After all, this did occur after a questionable flagrant foul call on Barnes. Oh well, GAME RECOGNIZE GAME, I guess. Also, I would like you to know that if a man, the size of Zach Randolph stumbles towards me, I would have done one of two things. The obvious is to poop my pants out of fear. Very normal. I am sure that would be the general reaction. The second, more poop. This of course would only be possible after a high fiber meal. No man can really have that lack of sphincter control. I apologize in advance for any disturbing mental images popped up during the reading of this senseless post, I probably should have warned you.

Taj Gibson yams one on Kris Humphries.


I guess you can say that Taj climbed over the Hump on that one, am I right? *Dodges tomatoes* I will show myself out.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NBA Playoffs Day 4 Round Up - April 24th, 2013.

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Miami Heat 98 - Milwaukee 86

Insane, hectic, chaotic, and weird were a few words you can come up with when watching the reigning champs struggle in one of their worst games of the season. The pace was wild to start, and Miami just looked rush. They were trying to take care of business early and it did more bad than good. The Bucks are not a bad team and when you turn the ball over at the rate the Heat was in the first half, they can make it a game. Milwaukee played them close through all 3 quarters, holding LeBron to one of his worse shooting nights, with only 19 points on 6 of 14 shooting, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course with one superstar down, another one steps up. Dwyane Wade had 21 on 8 of 14 and 7 boards, you can't stop them all. The momentum shifted in the 4th quarter, and the Heat, in a blink of an eye, went on a 12-0 run in the opening minutes, creating margin that the Bucks never recovered from. It also helped that the back court of the Bucks combined for 5 of 21 from the field for 15 points. They were just throwing prayers up mid way through the 4th. Only three Milwaukee players were in double digits. Ersan Ilyasova led the way with 21 (9 of 14) and 6 boards. This series is done. Let's move on.

ROAR. Via: SB Nation

Same category as Dwyane Wade? HAVE ALL OF THIS, MONTA.

New York Knicks 87 - Boston Celtics 71

The Celtics looked old. Their age has always been an area of concern, but they have fought back from way too many battles for us to merely dismiss them. Last night, however, told a different narrative. Boston was absolutely gassed by the 4th quarter. The defense that heavily relied on Kevin Garnett crumbled when he got in foul trouble. It took them nearly 24 seconds to get a shot up in every possession and nothing went in. Everything they worked for in the first half went to waste. The sad part was that, they had the Knicks. They outworked them, forced turnovers, caught them sleeping in transition, and got actual bench contribution. An upset was seemingly possible in the second half, and then this happened.
SO. MUCH. BLOOD. Via: @TheKnicksWall
23 points on 19.4 percent shooting from the floor, the lowest field goal percentage in any half over the last 15 seasons. Make no mistake, the Knicks did up their defense in the second half, but it was in no way that effective. The Celtics just couldn't hit anything. Their offensive sets were a mess. The Knicks' sets weren't much better, relying on large doses of ISO. But they have Carmelo Anthony, who is capable of going off for 34 points (11 of 24) and 4 rebounds. The Celtics, have a shell of Paul Pierce, 18 points (8 of 19), 6 rebounds and 6 assists on a minute restriction. The next game will be played at the TD Garden in Boston, hopefully things will turn around as the Celtics pray to even the series at home.


Golden State Warriors 131 - Denver Nuggets 117

I know the final score suggests a high scoring game, but that's not all the case..SIKE. It was a shootout in mile high city and there was something special about watching the Warriors shoot OVER 9000% (sorry, I had to) from the field to tie the series up at 1 game a piece.

Game notes: Andre Iguodala went off early, with 12 points in the first quarter, and then he completely disappeared on both ends of the floor, finishing with a total 18 points, and 7 assists.

With the injury to David Lee, the Warriors went super small, starting Jarrett Jack, who seemed more content to draw fouls then passing it to the hot hand (Stephen Curry). Jack is great for this team, but he has to show control. Tunnel vision is not going to help you advance to the next round.

Also Harrison Barnes looked great at the 4. 24 points (9 of 14), and 6 boards is a pretty good indicator of his abilities. His speed and athleticism absolutely destroyed his opposition.

Kenneth Faried's return lacked the usual motor. Dude is definitely hurt and should have sat this one out.

After a slow first quarter, Stephen Curry went NOVA for the next three quarters, hitting everything in sight. Especially shots off of those nasty Andrew Bogut screens. He finished with 30 points (13 of 23), 5 rebounds, 13 dimes, 3 steals and one turnover. His back court partner, Klay Thompson, had 21 on 8 of 11 shooting.

This Warriors' win snaps Denver's 24 game home winning streak. The Nuggets have not lost in the Pepsi Center for 3 months until yesterday.

Final note - Golden State shot 65 percent from the field, and 56 from three, something that has never been done in a NBA playoff history. Cool.
Via: @jphanned

Wilson Chandler don't do emotions.

Russell Westbrook's NBA "BIG" Playoffs Promo.


Seriously, where is the NBA getting all these stock footage from?

J.R. Smith's high school yearbook quote was "get chicks or die trying."

DUH. Via: Deadspin
Of course, now it is "give pipe or die trying," and there is still totally nothing wrong with that, even if he tried it with a high school senior.

Kevin Durant obsessively tracks LeBron James's box score.

Greg Nelson/Sports Illustrated
From SI's Point Forward:
“I don’t watch a lot of other basketball away from the gym,” Durant says. “But I do look at LeBron’s box score. I want to see how many points, rebounds and assists he had, and how he shot from the field. If he had 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, I can tell you exactly how he did it, what type of shots he made and who he passed to.” Durant and James take flak for their friendship, but it is based on a mutual appreciation of the craft. They aren't hanging out at the club. They are feverishly one-upping each other from afar. “People see two young black basketball players at the top of their game and think we should clash,” Durant says. “They want the conflict. They want the hate. They forget Bird cried for Magic. A friend was getting on me about this recently, and I said, ‘Calm down. I’m not taking it easy on him. Don’t you know I’m trying to destroy the guy every time I go on the court?’ ”
The classic "keep your friends close and enemies closer" trick. You are one sneaky dog, KD.

Random NBA .GIF of the Day: J.R. Smith's Three Point Celebration.

Via: @BleacherReport
Thank you, three point based god.

Harrison Barnes's Reverse Jam On Anthony Randolph.


LOOK MA, BOTH HANDS. This Harrison Barnes kid is going to be pretty special. But before that happens, he should really reconsider his nickname. The "Black Falcon" is not okay.

Via: @bubbaprog
Never change Kent Bazemore. You too, Draymond.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

NBA Playoffs Day 3 Round Up - April 23rd, 2013.

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Los Angeles Clippers 93 - Memphis Grizzles 91

They left 14 seconds on clock. The game was tied at 91 a piece. Memphis just executed the perfect pick and roll for the Marc Gasol bucket. One mistake. They left way too much time on the clock. As the buzzer sounds and players take the court for the final possession, there was a familiar feeling in the air. Chris Paul weaves past the defense to shed his initial defender. No use. He stuck to him like bee protecting his hive. One hesitation. Two hesitation. Nothing. Tony Allen had him where he wanted. Except he did not account for his immobilized help. Left with the smallest amount of space imaginable, Chris took the final drive. The ball hits glass and gently falls into the basket. The backboard lights up. The crowd explode in to cheers. The game was over. The point god stood on the side without a single sweat on his face. The Los Angeles Clippers have won. The heads of the Grizzlies lowers in disappointment. They will head home down 2 games, with the opportunity to return favor.

Game notes: Blake Griffin set the tone early, scoring 13 of his total 21 points (9-18) in the first quarter. Using pure athleticism to run circles around Zach Randolph. Blake also finished with 8 rebounds and 4 assists.

Even though it felt like the Clippers had control for the most part of this game, Memphis was always in winning distance. They were down 12 with 9 minutes in the 4th quarter, and still fought back to make things interesting down the stretch.

Chris Paul was the only Clipper to score in the last 7 minutes, scoring 8 of the team's final 10.

Mike Conley Jr. was absolutely brilliant in this game. He had a playoff career high 28 points on 9 of 18 shooting, and 9 assists. He's great for the Memphis team, but I can't help to imagine how much better he could be, on a team that is capable of running. He is devastating in transition.

The Memphis defense in the final play was all sorts of wrong. Tony Allen should have forced Chris to the left. And there is no reason to not help off of Matt Barnes in the case that Tony does need help. Also Lionel Hollins benched Z-Bo in the final 5 minutes after getting his fifth foul. Darell Arthur was great for those 2 minutes, but it wasn't particularly a wise move.


Chicago Bulls 90 - Brooklyn Nets 82

After an embarrassing blow out loss on Saturday night, the Chicago Bulls regrouped in typical Tom Thibodeau Chicago Bulls fashion in the second game to even up the series. The game itself wasn't pretty but the stifling Chicago defense that held the Brooklyn Nets to 35 percent shooting, was something to behold. The Brooklyn backcourt comprised of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson were completely rendered useless, combining for 25 points on 27 shots, which is kind of amazing when consider the fact that Kirk Hinrich and Nate Robinson were responsible for the two for the majority of the game. Brook Lopez did the most of the damage for the Nets, going for 21 points (7 of 14) and 5 rebounds. It should also be noted that Nazr Mohammed from Cretaceous Period, played actual minutes and was productive in all 18 with 8 points on 4 of 5 shooting, so there's that. The return of Joakim Noah was huge in this one, registering a double-double of 11 points and 10 boards. I am very aware that he was present in the first game, but the 13 minutes of limping in that loss wasn't exactly his best game. Noah's defensive presence was especially felt in the second half, including the 11 point third quarter allowed to the Nets and a number of incredible hustle plays down the stretch that sealed the win.
Nets' Third Quarter Shot Chart Via: CBS Eye On Basketball

LeBron James beats Ray Allen and Mario Chalmers in 3-point contest, makes them do push-ups.


Solid push-ups there, Mario Chalmers. Some would say that it was as solid as your top 10 point guard proclamation. Which makes you totally legit.

Via: Miami Heat Herald

Shane Battier receives 1,100 cases of beer from Bud Light.


The Miami Heat might be playing for champagne, but the occasional beer is always fun. Just don't invited Chris "The Birdman" Andersen to the party, no one wants to walk down that road again. But knowing the big dork that Shane Battier is, there is probably nothing to worry about.

Random NBA .GIF of the Day: DeJuan Blair's Pregame Dance Ritual.

DeJuan Blair the Dancing Bear. Via: @DeJuan45
Who says that the Spurs were no fun? Bonus points for synchronization.

Joakim Noah, Nate Robinson, and the rest of the Chicago Bulls are excited.


ENERGY OVERLOAD. YEAAAAAAAA. WHO NEEDS COFFEE TO START THE MORNING? CERTAINLY NOT THIS GUY. WOOOOOOOO. WAKE UP Y'ALL.

Via: Reddit and SB Nation

Monday, April 22, 2013

NBA Playoffs Weekend Round Up.

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New York Knicks 85 - Boston Celtics 78

The New York Knicks laid the pipe down on the Boston Celtics to take the first lead in a potential 7 game series. Carmelo Anthony was very much like his scoring champion self, going off for 36 points on 13 of 29 shooting, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and dishing his only assist of the afternoon to Kenyon Martin for the game sealing lay-up. The rest of his Knicks teammates weren't of much help with only three other players in double figures. But it wasn't necessarily their fault either, with Melo playing ISO for the majority of the game, the beautiful New York ball movement that initially got them here, wasn't in play. Fortunately, their opponents could not buy a shot either, going absolute zero in the second half, scoring only 8 points in the 4th quarter, to add to the 8 of 20 total turnovers they had in the final 12 minutes. It wasn't all bad though, Jeff Green did have a huge first half (26 on 8 of 15 shooting, and 7 rebounds), before fading to the background.


#PIPE

Denver Nuggets 97 - Golden State Warriors 95

The Nuggets defeated the visiting Warriors because we all predicted that 37 year old Andre Miller and his magical baby hair would come off the bench for 28 points on 11 of 15 shooting, 5 assists, and to score the game winning basket against their opponents, on that dust covered body of his, right? I mean, it only makes sense that the hunched back, back up point guard of Denver would use his rather large bottom to bully his defenders for 28 points. In all seriousness, the Nuggets played a great game, holding Stephen Curry to 7 of 20 shooting for 19 points and 9 assists is not easy. But you have to feel for the Warriors, losing David Lee at this stage to a tore right hip flexor does nothing good to their second round odds. Get well, soon, fellow lefty.


Brooklyn Nets 106 - Chicago Bulls 89

To sum this up quickly, the Brooklyn Nets scored 35 points in the second quarter on an incredible 80 percent shooting, while the Chicago Bulls finished the first half with only 35 points. The Nets had a 35 point lead by halftime and if you take a look at the final score, it clearly didn't get any better for the Bulls.


This .GIF is pretty much the current state of Chicago, and unless Joakim Noah gets healthy, this will end in five. That or Derrick Rose comes back, but that is highly unlikely to happen and even if it does, there are no guarantees.

Los Angeles Clippers 112 - Memphis Grizzlies 91

In the rematch of the two hated rivals that met in the first round of last year's playoffs, things, for the most part were close, at least it was until it got to the fourth quarter, where this happened.


Despite of their size, the Memphis Grizzlies got dominated on the glass, grabbing an embarrassing 23 boards compared to Clippers' 47. Chris Paul finished with a game-high 23 points (7 of 11), and 7 assists in the win. The Clippers out-shot Memphis 74 to 71, hitting 55 percent of their attempts, while their opponents shot 47 percent from the floor.

Indiana Pacers 107 - Atlanta Hawks 90

The Pacers won and the Hawks lost. So let's just leave it at that. I don't want to waste any words on the series that no one wanted and are subjected to watch Josh Smith throw up bricks after bricks from three point land. You wouldn't want to end up like this fella here, would you?


Anyway, Paul George went off for his second career playoff triple double to become the first Pacer since Mark Jackson in 1998 to do it. He had a game high 23 points on a poor 3 of 13 shooting, 11 boards and 12 assists in the victory.

San Antonio Spurs 91 - Los Angeles Lakers 79

Kobe is great on Twitter and all, but unless he is in uniform, the Lakers have no shot at beating the Spurs and this first game is enough to prove it. The Spurs, despite shooting a horrible 38 percent from the field won handily with a injured Tony Parker, who had 18 points on 21 shots and 8 assists. Manu's God Mode self was back, hitting 3 of 5 from beyond the arc for his 18 points. Tim Duncan added 17 and 10 in their first win of the series. Dwight Howard led his team with 20 points (8 of 12) and 15 boards. The Lakers played them close early, but the lack of depth and defense is not exactly the formula they need to get past the first round.

Miami Heat 110 - Miwaukee Bucks 87

As expected, the Miami Heat took care of the Milwaukee Bucks in the first game of what will be a very short series. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we should just advance the Heat to the next round. This is completely pointless, but here are some LeBron stats: 27 points on 9 of 11 shooting, including 8 of 9 from inside the paint. He also had 10 rebounds and 8 assists in 35 minutes to flirt with a triple double, because he can.


Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis combined for 48 points on 39 shots, with this loss, Brandon has only 5 more games to owe up to his ridiculous prediction that no one should really blame him for but we should anyway because it is hilarious.

Oklahoma City Thunder 120 - Houston Rockets 91

The Rockets shot 36 percent from the field. The Thunder shot 53 percent.
James Harden had 20 points on 19 shots. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 43 on 30 shots.
And these are James Harden's tears.


I know this one is a little late, and it looks kind of rushed, but I promise the next one would be better and not full of .GIFs. That is unless you want it to be. You can't see it, but I am winking at you right now. And totally not in the creepiest way possible.

TNT's Kevin Harlan loves Chris "Birdman" Andersen's Mohawk and Reggie Miller Sings Rihanna.


No words. THIS IS AMAZING.


Well, that's totally not creepy at all. I thought we talked about this, Reggie. Step away from the microphone.

Random NBA .GIF of the Day: LeBron's Post Dunk Stink Face.

Via: @cjzero
Erugh. Who farted?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Dwight Howard's "300" improv motivational speech. (Photoshop)


The following quotes are an actual thing and are in no way fictional for comedic purposes. These were the exact words Dwight Howard had for his teammates before their win over the Houston Rockets.

Howard immediately broke into character as a warrior from the movie “300″ clenching both his muscles and his lower jaw. 
“Listen, they don’t think we can do it,” Howard said as he paced in front of a few cameraman. “It’s 300 of us against all the Persians! We have to come out tonight. We got to look death in the eyes and say we don’t care if we die! We go hard!” 
Howard then starting mentioning members of the Lakers, including himself. 
“Kobe is watching us at home,” Howard said. “Dr Buss is watching us up high! Let’s let it out tonight! Everything we got! Everything! Leave it on the floor! Pau, put your big boy pants on! Dwight, hit your free throws! Jodie, hit those threes boy! Now let’s get it! Now let’s bring it in! Hoorah!”

Via: Inside the Lakers

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jarrett Jack video bombs Stephen Curry.

Via: @j_fong8
Hold up, since when did Ne-Yo play professional basketball and where is his hat? That's way too much head, dude.

Update with VIDEO:


Also via: @j_fong8

A video of every Mike Woodson face you have always wanted.


Behind all those blank stares, lies a man without much of a soul. At least he has his goatee.

Yep, still funny.

Video via: (The very talented) Oakley and Allen

Random NBA .GIF of the Day: Jeremy Lin fails to set a pick on Dwight Howard.

Via: Reddit
What is 65 more pounds to Jeremy Lin, can you please remin.....oh wait.

Blog Update: NBA PLAYOFFS.

By Bill Watterson/Via: GOCOMICS
Hey guys, I just want to give you an update on what is going to go on with the blog during the NBA Playoffs.   For starters, the Round Up will return, I know I have slacked off for the past week, but it's coming back and could possibly be better. As for everything else, it should stay the same. Or get weirder. Anyways, thanks for reading. Stay safe.

The Worst of NBA Flops Set to Opera Music.


THIS IS AMAZING.

Via: Slate

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Random NBA Photo of the Day: Little Birdman.

Solid role model. Via: @BeyondTheBuzzer
I am not necessarily qualified to say this, but there is so much wrong with this photo. Good job, parents.

Tony Allen does Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It" in his karaoke charity event.


Considering that this song was the official anthem of the 90's, and one of the very few songs that I know the exact lyrics to, (excluding the extensive list of theme songs of popular tv shows), I am terribly disappointed in Tony Allen. He did pull off a great impression of that drunk uncle at your "insert holiday here* dinner party, if that was what he was going for. But butchering this song is still unforgivable, even if he was raising money to help juvenile offenders.

Update: He also did Michael Jackson's "Rock with U" and it was incomprehensible.


Via: SB Nation

Kenny Smith sanitizes his hands after slapping five with Charles Barkley.


There are a few possible conclusions to why Kenny had to sanitize his hands after giving his fellow studio analyst five.

1. Charles Barkley just blew his nose and Kenny was sanitizing for precautionary measures.

2. Charles Barkley just ate a donut and there were still remnants of syrup on his hands.

3. Charles Barkley just moisturized his hand with the vaseline stored in his navel.

4. Charles Barkley just kissed Dick Bavetta again and that alone should be a good enough reason for Kenny's action.

5. Charles Barkley just went to washroom and as his co-analyst for the past 14 years, Kenny knew Chuck's exact washroom habits/etiquette and it does not involve any kind of hand washing.

While number two was probably the most accurate conclusion drawn, let's see what you guys have in the comments.

A 2013 Retirement Tribute to Rasheed Wallace's Last NBA Season.


Thank you, Rasheed Wallace. Even though your last season in the league didn't end the way, anyone would have wanted, your second return will still remain unforgettable. I will miss you, dude.

Video via: (The very talented) Oakley and Allen

Rihanna's NBA on TNT Playoff Promo.


Not exactly the person I imagined for the 2013 NBA Playoffs promo, but at least Kevin Durant and James Harden, among others are happy. Then again, if things repeat itself as I have predicted approximately 7 months ago, where I documented a tear in the relationship between KD and Beardface, this could end up to be a really bad thing. Especially when she was the sole reason for the break up of the two teammates. And for that I kindly ask of her unapologetic self to not stay for this one.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tracy McGrady signs with the San Antonio Spurs.



Excuse the terrible photoshop, but YES.

Kevin Durant's NBA "BIG" Playoff Promo.


Great use of stock footage, NBA. Really convincing.

Random NBA Clip of the Day: Russell Westbrook's Crazy Fumble Pass.


This is Russell Westbrook, sometimes he is out of control, sometimes he will pull-up for a bad shot, but he will always get you a bucket and look cool doing it.

Stephen Curry crosses up Gary Neal for the pull-up jumper.


OH MY LORD. GARY NEAL IS SO LOST, CAN SOMEONE GIVE HIM DIRECTIONS BACK TO SAN ANTONIO?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dirk Nowitzki finally shaves his beard.


There goes three months of hard work. Farewell glorious beard. You will be missed.

Random NBA .GIF of the Day: Dwight Howard hates free throws, swears at hoop.

Because swearing at an inanimate object has always fixed our problems Via: Reddit
That's a little harsh, Dwight. What did it ever do to you? It's not like it left an entire city after promising it would stay and then packed it's bags to Los Angeles to join a team of the best regulation basketball hoops, only to struggle to make it in to the playoffs.

Tim Duncan yams it on Metta World Peace and Pau Gasol.


Yep, still got it. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Round Up - April 11th, 2013.

Jonathan Daniel/NBAE/Getty Images
Streakbusters: The Chicago Bulls ends another winning streak in the victory over the New York Knicks to complete a season sweep of their potential second round match up of the NBA playoffs. Carmelo Anthony showed no signs of slowing down on a back-to-back, continuing his offensive dominance with a game-high 36 points on 13 of 24 shooting and 19 rebounds (the most he has ever had as a Knick) to become the first Knick to score 35+ points in 6 straight games. J.R. Smith came off the bench for 28 points (on a rather inefficient 27 shots) and 14 boards. The Bulls were supposed to become the 14th victim of the New York streak. But instead, they fought back from a 15 point deficit in the third to the cut the lead to 2, on 11 of Jimmy Butler's 22 points, (who also finished with 14 boards) to begin fourth quarter. Where little Nate Robinson took over, exploding for 18 of his total 35 (10 of 18) in the final period. But Nate is not Nate unless he does something stupid, like throwing up a prayer of a floater with the score tied and 14 seconds remaining on the clock. Fortunately, it worked out to his favor, as Carmelo misses the game winner on the other end, and the Bulls take it in overtime.


Top of the West: The Oklahoma City Thunder climbs right to the top of the west in a easy one against the Golden State Warriors. Kevin Durant led the way with a near triple double, going off for 31 points on 10 of 16 shooting, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Russell Westbrook added 18 points on 17 shots, and 9 dimes. Kevin Martin came off the bench for 23 points (8 of 10) in his most efficient game of the season. The score was still close at half time, but the Thunder went on a scoring barrage in the third to pull away, outscoring the Warriors in every single quarter in the win. Stephen Curry had 22 points (9 of 18), and 7 assists, while his teammates not named Jarrett Jack and David Lee made little to no impact. Especially Andrew Bogut, who left 9 minutes in, after spraining an ankle. Please get better.

Nate Robinson Steals All Of Steve Novak's Belts.

Via: @cjzero
35 points, 10 of 18 shooting, 5 three pointers, 18 points in the 4th quarter for Little Nathan in the Chicago win, how's that for growing up, Steve Novak?

Random NBA Photo of the Day: Antawn Jamison defends Alan Andersen with a kiss.

In the words of Marvin Gaye, "Let's get it on." Via: Reddit
Antawn Jamison doesn't always play defense, but when he does, he plants gentle kisses on your cheeks.

Kevin Durant turned Russell Westbrook's block into a breakaway jam.


Jesus, Russell Westbrook, how on Earth did you block Stephen Curry's shot into the backboard, that should not be possible. Also, totally not cool for Jarrett Jack to push Festus Ezeli into the poster, there is a right way to do rookie hazing and this is not it.

LeBron James NBA "BIG" Playoff Promo.


LeBron is pretty cool, I guess.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Chris "Birdman" Andersen and Rashard Lewis videobombs Mike Miller.


Chris Bosh(strich) didn't play so he wasn't available to steal camera time from Mike Miller, but I am glad we got a fill in bird for him. Since no one has really ever identified what kind of of bird, the Birdman really resembles, I have decided to take it upon myself to do so. Based off the amount of green and tattoos he has, he is definitely a peacock. Also bonus teammate points for Rashard Lewis for plugging Mike Miller's energy drink, yes, that actually exists and the homepage of the product is the funniest thing ever.

Golden State Warriors filled up Kent Bazemore's car with popcorn.


You know those running pranks that you would always pull on your friends and it will always be funny? This is that same thing (well, not exactly.) Two other teams (Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers) might have already done it, but you really can't do anything worse than filling up a rookie's car with popcorn. I am just sorry it happened to Kent Bazemore, master of bench celebrations. I really hope that it won't affect his next performance. Maybe he should put his car keys in a safer place next time.
Photos via: David Lee's Instagram and Stephen Curry's mobli 

Random NBA .GIF of the Day: Creepy James Harden.

Via: Reddit
Excuse me, I think I am going to take a shower now. Bye.

Brandon Bass's two hand jam on Brook Lopez.


LOOK MAH, TWO HANDS. Not bad for a guy that always look like he is about to get rim-stuffed on every dunk attempt.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jalen Rose and the Fab 5 were caught ditching a cab in Europe.


So according to Jalen Rose, the moral of the story is, as long as you "don't call the crib from the spot," it is completely okay to commit a crime in a foreign country. Cool.

The Round Up - April 9th, 2013.

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images
Oranges: The Washington Wizards have not won against the New York Knicks in the Madison Square Garden since 2006 and things didn't change last night, when Carmelo Anthony lit them up for 36 points (21 in the 3rd) on 13 of 21 shooting, 8 rebounds and 6 assists to extend their winning streak to 13. The Knicks could not miss a thing, shooting a ridiculous 56 percent from beyond the arc for a franchise record tying 20 three pointers to earn their first Atlantic Division title since 1994. John Wall of the Wizards had 33 points on 11 of 19 shooting in the 21 point loss.

Don't Call it a Comeback: Down 20 at the start of the 4th quarter, the Indiana Pacers, fueled by a late ejection of their coach, Frank Vogel, outscored the Cleveland Cavaliers 35 to 10 in the miraculous come back win at home. George Hill led the way with a team high 27 points on 9 of 15 shooting, 4 assists and 4 steals. Jeff Pendergraph didn't do much offensively, but he came off the bench with the biggest defensive play of the night, drawing a charge on a late Kyrie Irving drive in the final 16 seconds to help seal it for the Pacers. Kyrie finished with 29 points (10 of 20) and 7 assists in the beautifully executed tank job.


Cold Blooded: Kobe Bryant willed the Lakers to another seemingly impossible win for the Lakers, going off for 23 of his total 30 points (6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals) in the 4th quarter against the New Orleans Hornets. Pau Gasol was huge in this one, abusing rookie, Anthony Davis for 22 points (9 of 15), and 11 boards down in the block.


A Few Notes: LeBron James and the Dwyane Wade-less, Chris Bosh-less Miami Heat rolled past their potential first round match up of the playoffs, the Milwaukee Bucks for a franchise record tying 61 wins. Fun fact, the Heat are 6-0 when LeBron plays without the other two superstars, so they are obviously useless. The reigning MVP finished with 28 points (11 of 16), 7 boards and 7 dimes, while Brandon Jennings led his team with 30 points on 10 of 16 shooting and 4 assists, as the only Buck in double figures.

The Golden State Warriors clinched playoff berth for the second time in 19 years in the win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Klay Thompson was absolutely unstoppable, exploding for 25 points in the first half on 9 of 11 shooting, before cooling down with a total of 30 points (10 of 19) and 5 steals. Stephen Curry wasn't shy either, hitting 9 of 21 from the field for 24 points and 10 assists. Minnesota kept it close for the most part, but getting outscored by 15 in the second half, when you never had a lead in this game, makes it really hard to comeback.

Before the weirdest ending in the history of NBA basketball happened, Phoenix Suns' Luis Scola had 28 points (12 of 20) and 8 rebounds against his former team. James Harden, on the other hand, had 30 points on 8 of 20 shooting, 6 boards and 6 assists until that weird thing happened, and he somehow ended up with 33 on 9 of 21.

Fantasy Shoutouts: Rebounding machine, Reggie Evans of the Brooklyn Nets, who displays strong resemblance to actual ogres, grabbed 24 rebounds, 3 short of tying the Nets' franchise record of 27, to go with his 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting. His teammate, Brook Lopez added 29 points (13 of 22) and 11 boards in the victory over the 38 percent shooting Philadelphia 76ers.

Chicago Bulls' sophomore, Jimmy Butler had a career night, going off for a career high 28 points on 10 of 12 shooting and 7 rebounds in one of those rare Toronto Raptors' close wins.

Highlights:

Boom: Russell Westbrook is more athletic than you.

Bloopers from the Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson AT&T Commercial.


Larry Bird is LAUGHING AND SMILING AT THE SAME TIME, I DON'T LIKE THIS, IT'S FREAKING ME OUT. WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH HIS BODY? THIS IS NOT NORMAL.

Amir Johnson, NBA Player By Day, Photographer Also By Day.


Some NBA players have a knack for finding the right camera for the perfect photo, and then there is Amir Johnson, who finds the actual camera, and takes unwanted close-up photos of his teammates, while leaving them hanging in the process.

Metta World Peace is "too sexy for his cat" in his first game back from knee surgery.


Yep, definitely not drugged up at all in his first game after returning from knee surgery, 12 days ago. Totally not suspicious. Of course, this is Metta World Peace and this behavior is completely normal, but still.

Random NBA .GIF of the Day: Lance Stephenson gets slapped in the face.

What did the five fingers say to the face? Via: SB Nation
"Oh that's not the ball? My bad." - Marreese Speights immediately after playing incredibly terrible help defense. Just a little off on the timing there, dude.

Jermaine O'neal goaltends James Harden's game winning three in the weirdest ending to a NBA game.


When you are a 34 year old veteran on a lottery team looking to rebuild in the draft, there will be a point in your career where the possibility of retirement settles in your mind. That time is now for Jermaine O'neal. Don't get me wrong, Jermaine have had a wonderful NBA career, and was once, one of the best at his position before injuries started to chip away at his career. While the Godsend Phoenix Suns trainers have done a miraculous job in restoring some of his missing athletic ability, you can not reverse old, and goal-tending a potential game winning three pointer at the buzzer to give away a win to your opponents is not greatest way to keep employed. But I could be totally wrong, and this could just be the most brilliant tank job in NBA history.

LeBron James goes off the glass for the self alley-oop jam.


LeBron's Internal Monologue:

LBJ: Okay let me get alley-oop to.....

*Surveys situation*

LBJ: ...Mike MilleNOPE... I AM LEBRON JAMES.

*Dunks*

Scene.

Note: Great defensive effort by Monta Ellis, while everyone stood in awe, he played with his heart out there. (This is sarcasm, of course. Just needed to make sure that was picked up).

Also note: Mike Miller was overheard thanking LeBron for saving him from potential career ending knee injuries, because had him went up for the lob, every bone in his body would have shattered upon landing.

Boris Diaw's Stop-Motion Lego Harlem Shake.


Boris Diaw might be late to the party, with the Harlem Shake being a fad and all, but it is the most creative out of all the NBA players that participated in the movement. Anything that involves Lego gets my vote, even if my 5 year old self, once got one of those yellow Lego heads stuck so far up my nose that I had to go to the hospital to remove it. I don't remember much of the incident, apparently I sneezed all over the doctor's face when he was going through my nose with a pair of tweezers. This is all according to my mom of course, who may or may not be a compulsive liar.

The Tragedy Of Brandon Knight Part 4: Brandon Meets Nikola Pekovic "The Bear."

After spending much of his past couple of months in the hospital to recover from a head injury caused by the fists of Metta World Peace, surgery that put back the shatter pieces of his ankles broken by Kyrie Irving and going under therapy to rid of the nightmares that replays the night where DeAndre Jordan made him into a highly ridiculed internet meme after nearly killing him on a rather exciting dunk, you would think Brandon would finally catch a break in the final weeks of the regular season, but things just keep getting worst for the young fella.


What could you have possibly done in your past life to anger the Basketball Gods? I mean you must have done something horrible like raiding an entire village or worst, going through an express checkout with more than the limited items and proceeding to pay in all change without any shame, as everyone in line wishes death upon you. At least Brandon read up on his bear survival guide, everyone knows that when dealing with a bear, you must pretend that you are no longer living. There wasn't much he could have done anyways, it's not like you would get up after getting bulldozed by a human bear.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Random NBA .GIF of the Day: Ryan Hollins flops at slightest touch of Dwight Howard.

Via: @cjzero
Ryan Hollins needs to be shipped to some isolated island, and be left alone forever. Maybe he will make some animal friends along the way, but they will eventually desert him after learning who he really is. This dude is the worst.

Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee and Jeff Green videobombs Kevin Garnett.


It's no Chris Bosh (Just so you know, from here on out, every videobomb will be compared to the artistic genius of the Miami big man), but these are never not fun. Oh, and if you were wondering what YG's are, it is short for "Young'ns," which are what the younger members of the Celtics are referred to by KG. Because he is not all that creative and is way too old to remember their actual names.

The 2013 NBA "Power" Playoffs Promo.


I generally don't like to play favorites on this blog, but when Joakim Noah booty dances to Justin Bieber and Will.I.Am in a NBA Playoffs promo or in anything really, it is IMPORTANT.

THIS IS ALSO IMPORTANT.


Please tell that he is available for parties in the Summer.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Blog Notice: DNB - Out

By Bill Watterson/Via: GOCOMICS
Hey guys, I will be out for the whole day, so there won't be any blog updates today. Everything will be back tomorrow. Thanks for reading.

Blake Griffin soars for the hesitation dunk.


LAYUPS? BLAKE GRIFFIN NO DO LAYUPS. BLAKE GRIFFIN DO BIGGG DUNK.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Random NBA Photo of the Day: Iman Shumpert's Triangle Bald Spot.

Via: Iman Shumpert's Instagram
There are a few things you need to know about New York Knicks' sophomore, Iman Shumpert. He raps with a shoe on his head, he is sponsored by Adidas, he has the highest of hi-top fades, and on Friday night vs. Bucks, he debuted a new addition to his hair with a Adidas logo shaved in to the back of his head. But what Iman didn't know was that, this was against league rules, so he had to remove it in order to prevent any further fines that his non-Michael Jordan salary can afford, leaving him a rather noticeable triangular bald spot in it's place. It's not all that bad though, at least you can pass it off as some weird tribute to a specific veteran teammate that is nursing an injury on the bench. I am sure Rasheed Wallace and his circular patch of bald would be honored in some way.