What is the name of a guy who comment highlights in NBA

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1. Todd: Wears loafers. Knows specifically what Ralph Lauren line looks best on him.

2. Garrett: Wears glasses, doesn’t need them.

3. Will: From the Northeast, played lacrosse in high school and thought he would be recruited, but wasn’t. Always slightly shorter than you want him to be.

4. Chad: Evil.

5. Brian: Super picky eater. His girlfriend will always end up financially supporting him.

6. Bryan: Totally different from Brian. Wears a lot of Hawaiian shirts.

7. Ryan: Never texts you back because he’s perpetually on some “comedy tour.”

8. Ross: Not conventionally attractive, but super fucking funny.

9. Chase: Joined, like, a super niche indie band and plays the bagpipes and some other instrument nobody has ever heard of. Lives in Europe now because “Europeans appreciate the arts.” Whatever, Chase.

10. Colin: Lives in Patagonia fleeces, no matter...

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WHAT'S IN A NAME?


By Martin C. Sumners

Shakespeare in one of his most famous works,

Romeo and Juliet

, has Juliet bemoaning the obstacles to loving Romeo because of the rivalry between their families by questioning -- "What's in a name?"

Well, Shakespeare did not have the chance to root for an NBA team being that he died over 300 years before the league was formed. However, if he were around, he might reconsider his poignant sentiment. It's a big deal to those who want a nickname that evokes pride and a winning attitude for their local team.

NBA teams have resorted to a variety of methods to get their nicknames -- fan vote, history of the area, inherited after team relocation, etc. However the means, some names have taught us that Timberwolves are indigenous to the state of Minnesota. On the other hand, team names may confuse as you may wonder where are all the bodies of fresh water in Southern California that we have the Los Angeles...

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Luke Walton was just a number -- injured salary cap fodder the Los Angeles Lakers sent to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2012 to snag Ramon Sessions. Walton had logged just 65 minutes that season in L.A., and back injuries had sidelined him for most of the two prior seasons.

He was done.

Then out of nowhere, he found magic on the Cavaliers' second unit with Shaun Livingston, another broken body Cleveland scooped up after Washington waived him. In practices, they discovered such potent give-and-go synergy that Byron Scott, the coach of those sad-sack post-LeBron Cavs, started calling plays for them.

"I have such fond memories of that time," said Walton, who now coaches Livingston and Marreese Speights -- another member of that Cavs bench mob -- in Golden State. "It was a great way to end my career after all the back injuries. We all still laugh about it. The game was fun again."

And thus was born the Luke Walton All-Stars, our annual roster of journeymen and...

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Alright, key point with this question being today. So some of these players could change.

Criteria
Which players had a lot of hope for a team and due to something have not lived up to it. This can be injury, underperfoming, etc. I also think it needs to be a consensus. E.g. the Knicks signing Amare was widely panned. Just because a few people liked it, doesn't mean he failed to live up to their expectations.

Also, I'm leaving out players like Melo and Westbrook. Yes, I consider both of them overrated, but any player that earns All-NBA and All-Star berths can't be considered a disappointment. On that note, the playoffs are out too. Not winning a title or advancing as far as expected in a small tournament doesn't work. Let's begin!

1) Anthony Bennet
We could say the jury's still out. It's been a year, but man oh man, what a terrible #1 pick. Again, this is based on the "today" part of the question. Maybe Bennett goes the route of Blake Griffin, and returns...

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“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect” – Paul Pierce

In many cases, what Pierce said was true (see what I did there?). Many guys on this list earned their nicknames for great play on the court, and by no coincidence most of the best players in the history of the league appear on this list. Others earned their nicknames from funny commercials or movies, while still more earned them for just funny looks. We stayed away from shortening of names like “T-Mac” and “J-Kidd” or initials like “KJ,” focusing simply on the best nicknames.

Here are the 50 best in NBA history.

Honorable mentions
Joel Przybilla “Vanilla Gorilla”
David Lee “Da White Howard”
Luke Ridnour “Frodo”
Corey Brewer “The Drunken Dribbler
Mike Dunleavy, Jr. “The Natural” ??
Darko Milicic “Human Victory Cigar”
Steve Nash “Hair Canada”
Corey Maggette “Bad Porn”
Brook Lopez “Bropez”
“Chairman” Yi Jianlian
Eric “Sleepy”...

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Nicknames and sports go hand in hand. They make players more interesting, more human and just more entertaining in general.

The only problem, however, is that at some point in the 1990s, the sports world, and basketball in particular, got lazy and started doling out lame nicknames.

Bad nicknames have been around for a long time, whether they are completely inaccurate, ridiculously ironic, if they backfire on the guy who has the nickname or if they are just lazy and not creative as a whole.

A good nickname can make a player more legendary, or even seem better than he was (Thunder Dan Majerle, anybody?), but a bad nickname can just be embarrassing or downright hilarious.

So, for the sake of entertainment and a little walk down memory lane in basketball, I've found the nicknames throughout basketball history that are too lame, too inaccurate, don't make sense or...

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As a rule of thumb, about 15 percent of the NBA at any point is made of up guys who went undrafted and fought their way into the league. They tend not to be stars, but quality role players who have found a role — and are getting paid. Jeremy Lin, Kent Bazemore, Seth Curry, Tyler Johnson, Joe Ingles, Matthew Dellavendova, Langston Galloway and Robert Covington, are just part of the list of undrafted guys currently in the league.

Here are five guys that went undrafted Thursday night worth watching.

1. P.J. Dozier 6’6” shooting guard (South Carolina). He has already signed with the Lakers and will be on their Summer League team. He passes the eye test of “has all the physical tools you want in a quality NBA two guard” but has yet to show much polish or string together consistent play. He shows it in flashes, but he needs to be more consistent, particularly finishing with floaters or from the midrange. If he can become more consistent with his shot and handles, he has...

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A 20-something guy on Reddit sent the NBA an e-mail on April 19th declaring his eligibility for the 2013 NBA Draft "after a few drinks."

Another Reddit user left this comment speculating on how the night went down, and nemoran called it "scarily accurate:"

"I bet I could play in the NBA..."

"What? Dude, you're sh*tfaced..."

"Nah, dude I averaged like 15 my senior year and we went to state. I bet I could play in the NBA."

Much to his surprise, this dead-serious letter appeared at his doorstep a few weeks later. It says that he's no longer eligible for the draft, but ends on a hilariously hopeful note, "As a result, you were eligible for the draft immediately following your senior year, and are now a free agent who is eligible to sign with any NBA team."

The letter:

Reddit

Very cool that the NBA has a sense or humor about this sort of thing.

He could sign with a team...

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Joey Crawford is a divisive NBA referee. His fiery demeanor and legendary short fuse when it comes to handing out technical fouls can lead people to believing that the veteran official retiring at the end of this season is someone you don't want working your favorite team's games. That's not necessarily how some people around the league feel though.

In an anonymous survey conducted by Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times, three dozen players, coaches and assistants gave their answers for the top three and bottom three referees in the NBA. Danny Crawford, Joey Crawford and Monty McCutchen were voted the three best referees, although there is such a big distance between the Crawfords and McCutchen that you wonder who else was close to being in the top 3. As for the worst referees? Scott Foster, Lauren Holtkamp and Marc Davis were voted the three worst.

Nevertheless, according to our survey, here are the three best NBA referees:

1. Danny Crawford, who got 30...

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1 Shawn Marion, Pho, SF No fault w/ his 1st week on top here 1
2 LeBron James, Cle, G March his best month for assists, boards, so far 2
3 Kevin Garnett, Min, F Past 5: 23 pts, 17 reb, 1.4 blk, 1.4 stl, .603 FG% 4
4 Kobe Bryant, LAL, SG 40 ppg in March, but 42.9 FG% needs work 3
5 Elton Brand, LAC, PF Not sweating 6.8 rpg in March 5
6 Dwyane Wade, Mia, PG What wrist injury? 40 pts in return from 2 DNPs 6
7 Dirk Nowitzki, Dal, PF At least 25 pts, 9 reb in 8 of past 10 7
8 Paul Pierce, Bos, SG March: 33 pts, 7 reb, 6 ast, 2 treys, 1.2 stl, .491 FG% 9
9 Allen Iverson, Phi, SG Great March, but hard to bounce anyone above him 10
10 Jason Kidd, NJ, PG Past 10: 14.7 pts, 11.9 ast, 8.2 reb, 2.2 stl, 2 treys 8

Source(s): Latest Big Board!!!! *RZ*...

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GOLDEN State has extracted perfect revenge over the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their second NBA championship in the past three seasons. Kevin Durant has also won his first championship ring, vindicating his shock decision to join the Warriors during the off-season.

LeBron’s incredible record

LeBron James’ NBA Finals record may have deteriorated to three wins from eight trips to the big dance, but his performance in the 2017 Finals can not be questioned.

In a losing team, James became the first player to average a triple-double across the duration of an NBA Finals series.

An assist in the last quarter got him over the line to achieve the feat never before seen in the NBA.

Lebron the first player ever to average a triple double in an NBA...

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At least last year had Buddy Hield.

The 2017 Final Four does not appear to have a single player bound to be a top 10 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. And while no one should associate NBA talent with quality basketball in today’s college landscape — so few of the elite prospects stay for more than a year, opening the door for less-heralded young men who stick around to develop — it does kind of sink one point of interest for basketball fans.

Two years ago, we had five of the top 10 picks reaching the Final Four, along with two other lottery picks. This year, the top remaining prospect on most boards is North Carolina’s Justin Jackson, who ranks anywhere from No. 12 (DraftExpress and SB Nation) to the mid-20s (Sporting News and NBADraft.net).

But the For The Win staff couldn’t even come to a consensus on which player to pick, so we’re going to each present our case for the guy we’d want on our NBA team from this very-not-NBA Final Four.

Justin Jackson, North...

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Every great athlete has a nickname. Some are more well-known than others, of course, whether it’s because they just roll off the tongue or because they so perfectly fit the player. But almost every athlete has picked one up somewhere along the line, and NBA players are no exception.

Unfortunately, not everyone is a Hall of Famer, and not everyone has a Hall of Fame nickname. For every “Hakeem the Dream” or “Air Jordan” there’s probably two nicknames that make you tilt your head and wrinkle your brow in suspicion. And today, we’re taking a look at those—the stupidest, weirdest, most unfortunate nicknames in the history of the NBA.

Some of them are bad because they don’t even come close to describing the players to which they are assigned. Others are bad because they simply sound terrible or unflattering. But one way or another, they all suck. So have a look, and by all means let us know if we missed any good (i.e. awful) ones.

Every great athlete has a...

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Basketball is one of the most popular games around the world. Where else can one witness the passion, excitement, and adrenalin rush equivalent to a basketball game The last moment aggressive and nail-biting finishes leave us in the awe of the matches for months and years. Be it the National Basketball Association (NBA) superstars battling their opponents or college basketball games, basketball is a game of grit, speed, athleticism, and tremendous amounts of energy.

While you are brainstorming with your team members to think of ideas for basketball team names, you will be required to consider certain tips that are as follows.

Decide if you want to select some funny team names or something serious. Humorous team names can also bring out the punch line of your team, but then you got to give it some real thought! Read more on cool team names.

Think of the geographical location or local area where you reside. Select the name of some landmark in that area and choose it as...

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I saw the above riddle on Facebook and have posted it in the Competitions by Ross group.

Cindy has 5 kids. The first kid name is jan. the second kid name is feb. the third kid name is March. The fourth kid name is April. What is the name of the fifth kid. READ CAREFULLY

The immediate comparison will be to another similar puzzle where it says Cindy’s mother has five children. They are January, February, March, April and ……….. In this puzzle since Cindy is also one of the daughters, the right answer is Cindy.

However in our little Facebook puzzle, it clearly states that Cindy herself has 5 kids. So it looks like this fifth kid is not named in the puzzle. Or is it? Does this puzzle have an answer or is it a typo? Or is it a prank that is driving the internet crazy?

For those of you who have already come up with the answer, congrats!. For those of you on the verge of giving up, keep going….. there is a simple solution to this puzzle.

The...

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Vince Carter shows why he’s one of the greatest dunkers ever | Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images

Many may view it as a dying art, but the slam dunk remains a wondrous spectacle on the basketball court. Viewers and critics fall in and out of love with the dunk over the decades; some consider it a skill, some consider it a classless way to show up an opponent. (The NCAA even banned dunking between 1967 and 1976.) With time, the slam dunk grew to be associated with many of the more memorable moments in league history.

There are, of course, the all-time greats in dunking; the guys who knew how to strike the right balance between showmanship and skill. It’s hard to pare down the list, but in the end a couple legends burn just a little bit brighter. Here are the top 10 greatest dunkers of all time.

10. Tracy McGrady


The 2000s kicked off with an NBA Dunk Contest for the ages. The competition came down to Toronto Raptors teammates and cousins, Vince Carter...

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NBA All-Star shares respect for Brad Redford, who won over Green, played at Xavier, now runs basketball camps

The Golden State Warriors won their NBA-record 50th consecutive home game Wednesday, but they have bigger fish to fry.

The record the Warriors are chasing is the single-season mark of 72 victories, set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.

Right in the middle of the pursuit for NBA fame is Draymond Green, who won two state championships at Saginaw High, became an All-America player at Michigan State and found fame and fortune in the NBA helping the Warriors win the NBA title last spring.

Rooting like crazy for Green and the Warriors is Brad Redford.

“Oh, yeah, you have to,” Redford said. “Obviously because of that connection with Draymond, and it’s cool to see a guy from Michigan and the Saginaw area doing what he’s doing at the NBA level.”

Redford is the reason there is one thing missing from Green’s...

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Yeah, yeah, I know: Last year’s NBA draft diary was supposed to be my swan song. I was tired of spelling European names, watching the Blazers take their annual head case, wondering why they never showed David Stern’s secret lair before he came out on stage, sitting by helplessly as the Celtics screwed up another draft and everything else. But if people like George Foreman, Shannon Tweed, Dominik Hasek and the Eagles can keep coming back, then why not me?

So I’m back for another year … under wildly different circumstances. I’m living on the West Coast now, so the running times will be Pacific Coast Time. My father (stuck in Boston) has been replaced by my buddy Joe House, who’s 23 years younger, has a more polished NBA body and brings a tremendous amount of upside to this column (although Dad will be sorely missed).

Speaking of upside, there’s no Hubie Brown this year — he’s coaching the Grizzlies. I miss him already. The fantastically acerbic Peter Vescey is nowhere...

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Welcome back to The Crossover’s weekly social media power rankings, where we determine who won the week off the court. This week, we head to the podium and rank the best postgame press conference moments, because that’s what everyone online cared about the most. We’ll rank performances from best to worst. Here’s how the week shook out:

1. Fred Hoiberg: “No”

This might not be a popular choice for the top spot with the week Russell Westbrook had in front of the mic, but it’s the right one in my eyes. The No + walkout was simply hilarious. No joke, I laughed out loud for a minute straight after it happened. What a question by that reporter, too, he knew what he wanted and he got it.

2. Russ Westbrook: “Maybe he was dreaming or some s--t"

Russell Westbrook shoots back at Pat Beverley: "He was talking about he's first team All-Defense...maybe he was dreaming or some s--t" pic.twitter.com/4JwT6eJk0d

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 26,...
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Who knew when Kevin Durant joined the Warriors that he wouldn't end up being the longest guy on the team. No, that honor belongs to Javale McGee, the 7-footer with an 8-foot wingspan.

Throwing lob dunks to McGee has to easily be the best part of being on the Warriors. As long as the aim is good McGee should be able to sky up for just about any lob and throw it down with relative ease. That's exactly what happened in Game 2 of the NBA Finals when Durant connected with McGee.

McGee didn't even have to make contact on the screen. Once Channing Frye bit on the ball-handler it was a wide-open lane behind him and an easy two points on the beautiful lob by Durant. All McGee had to do was throw it down.

This is another gorgeous play by McGee that is probably going to get him paid handsomely this summer. He has been great for the Warriors all season and a perfect fit in their system. It's hard to believe he was out of the NBA before signing with Golden...

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Part of any athlete's story is statistics. When Chris Herren, who was a great high school basketball player in Fall River, Mass. during the early 1990s, speaks to youngsters he trots out a heck of a stat. He talks about how, at one point while he was in the NBA, he was spending upwards of $20,000 a month on Oxycontin, heroin and various other narcotics.

He lays that on the kids in part because during his glory days as the Massachusetts High School Player of the Year and as a McDonald's All-American, most of them hadn't been born. They don't know he played part of a season at Boston College until he was suspended for drug use, and then at Fresno State, where he also tested positive, and then for the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics until drugs shut down those opportunities and relegated him to brief, addled stints with teams in China, Turkey and elsewhere.

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