A cool new ad on for NBATickets.com plays off the old playground concept of choosing teams. The ad starts off with a a gaggle of NBA players forming a long line when a nerdy-looking young man with an afro, glasses, a gray sweatshirt, and brown cordoroys walks up. He begins to scans the roll call of players; with Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Howard, Paul Pierce, Serge Ibaka, and Joakim Noah lined up as if...
Al Horford put on quite a show during the Atlanta Hawks’ 114-103 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night and by the end of it, he reached a single-game plateau that few NBA players dream of, much less reach, as he posted 23 points and 22 rebounds. Although it was Horford’s night, he was quick to credit his teammates for the 20-20 performance. “The key to the rebounds was our...
Featured as NBA.com’s Block of the Night, Jeremy Lin times it perfectly and comes up behind Josh Smith on an offensive rebound and blocks him. Lin doesn’t really block it, so much as he takes the shot away: Lin takes the rebound and heads up court, leaves it for Carlos Delfino who whips a pass to a streaking Marcus Morris under the rim for the easy two. Full Jeremy Lin video highlights...
Milwaukee’s sensational rookie Brandon Jennings led the Bucks to a 91-87 come-from-behind win at Atlanta in the Eastern Conference play-offs on Wednesday. (Discuss the NBA playoffs in our NBA forum) Two of his teammates that are headed to the FIBA World Championship in Turkey this summer, however, made crucial baskets with the first-round series game on the line. Trailing 82-81 with 1:59 to go,...
We haven’t had one in a while so it’s overdue. In our Pic of the Day, Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks dunks against the Detroit Pistons on March 13, 2010 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Looks like Horford totally caught Ben Gordon by surprise. The NBA is such a fast-paced game, it’s difficult to catch such experienced players off guard, but this dunk apparently did and the photographer...
USA vs. Venezuela: 112:69 Carmelo Anthony and Michael Redd each scored 17 points as the United States defense forced Venezuela into 19 turnovers. Amare Stoudemire added 16 and 14 points for the US. Greivis Vasquez, an incoming freshman at Maryland, scored 12 points for Venezuela on 3-11 shooting. The US will face the Virgin Islands today. Brazil vs. Canada: 75:67 Leandro Barbosa scored 30...
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With Jeremy Lin and Tyreke Evans both recording triple-doubles off the bench this season – we wondered: how many NBA players have pulled off that rare feat in a reserve role? Obviously, a triple double is a difficult accomplishment for any player but for a bench player, it’s inherently less-likely. Bench players generally play less minutes, so it’s even more interesting to think about how efficient bench players must be when they’re able to pull it off. The bench triple […]Read more →
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Even for the most-prolific dunkers, it’s difficult to amass three dunks in single game alone. Despite being a two-time slam dunk champion, Nate Robinson rarely gets to show off his vertical leap in the game. Last night, he got to show off his inhuman ability to dunk a ball at just 5-9 and he did it three times, and in less than a 2 minute span. First an alley-oop from Ty Lawson Then a follow-up dunk after a missed J.J. […]Read more →
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In the Golden State Warrior’s 112-96 win over the Washington Wizards last night, Steph Curry connected with Andrew Bogut on an awesome off-the-backboard alley-oop in the third quarter. Here’s a couple live action instagram videos from the game: Judging by Curry’s smile, I don’t believe he actually meant for the pass to go off the backboard, he intended to throw just a normal alley oop that was a little too fast. Either way, it was a great play. It’s been […]Read more →
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Through three quarters, Jeremy Lin wasn’t having a very good game against the Memphis Grizzlies last night, but Lin came up big in the final period. The fourth-year guard scored 14 of his 18 points in the Rockets 100-92 come from behind victory. Of those 18 points were two pretty-spectacular, very difficult reverse layups. James Harden hit 22 free throws and scored 27 points to lead the Rockets in their comeback win. Harden became the first player in NBA history to […]Read more →
The NBA recently released their holiday commercial. Jingle Hoops may be the league’s most clever commercial; finding a fun and interesting way of bringing basketball and Christmas together in a way that doesn’t feel forced, or overly branded. That got us searching for past NBA holiday ads. We were able to find four Christmas commercials on YouTube. Take a look at the last four X-Mas Ads: 2013-14: Jingle Hoops NBA stars Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, […]Read more →
Chandler Parsons, a 6-9 small forward in the NBA, recently took off his Houston Rockets jersey and put on a shirt halfway for David Bitton’s Buffalo brand. Parsons’ first modeling shoot found him posing with professional model Ashley Sky. The fashion marketing campaign covers both print and video and will be featured across several magazines. Turns out that Parsons’ intangible follows him off the court. See more of the shirtless Chandler Parson photoshoot.Read more →
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Here’s our look at the chances that each NBA team has of winning an NBA championship this year. As of the beginning of December, not much has shifted in the rankings. The reigning, two-time NBA champions Miami Heat sit pretty at #1 in NBA futures. The Heat have a 19/10 odds of winning the 2014 NBA championship. LeBron, Wade, and Chris Bosh further solidified their place as favorites after they defeated the #2 team on the list, the Indiana Pacers, […]Read more →
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I was curious – I wondered who was the lightest player in NBA history? Without doing too much sleuth work, I was able to determine within a few clicks that Spud Webb, weighing in at just 133lbs, has the the honor the NBA”s lightestplayer in the history of the league. Ok, not much of a surprise, so who else is on that list of lightest players in the NBA ? Where did Nate Robinson and Muggsy Bogues sit? What about […]Read more →
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Last year, the NBA released a creative commercial called “Dribbling the Bells” where NBA superstars Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, and Joe Johnson, dribbled to the tune of “The Carols of the Bells.” In this year’s edition, the NBA’s current stars – Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, Derrick Rose and Steve Nash – use their shooting skills to play jingle bells to promote their new jerseys with sleeves, or sleeved jerseys, or game shirts, […]Read more →
Several clubs have already booked their places in the Top 16 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague but spots are still up for grabs and a number of teams are aiming to grab them. Heading into penultimate week of clashes, Fenerbahce Ulker, FC Barcelona, CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Olympiacos, Galatasaray, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Lokomotiv Kuban, Laboral Kutxa and Panathinaikos know they will be competing in the next round of the competition. Discuss Euroleague Top 16 in our forum Real Madrid are […]Read more →