The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery was Tuesday evening where the Cleveland Cavaliers won the overall No. 1 pick; the Dallas Mavericks would garner the No. 13 pick and ESPN reports the Mavericks may trade that draft pick to create additional cap space to make a run at Dwight Howard. The Dallas Mavericks might not actually [...]The post Report: Dallas Mavericks Likely To Trade Draft Pick To Make Run At Dwight Howard appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The Miami Heat were able to come away with a Game 1 win against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals in which the storylines on Thursday are on LeBron’s ”easy shot” and on the fact if Vogel made a mistake or not in benching Roy Hibbert during the final stretch. For all intents and purposes, [...]The post Chris “Birdman” Andersen: Miami Heat’s Backup Gem appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
It looks like there may have been a reason for Carmelo Anthony’s struggles in the playoffs. According to reports, Carmelo Anthony may have been hurt before the playoffs started as he originally hurt his left shoulder April 14th against the Indiana Pacers. The injured shoulder was re-injured during Game 5 of the Knicks first round [...]The post Carmelo Anthony played with torn labrum appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
There is a cardinal rule among all men that simply states “the man region is off limits at all times.” An intentional shot to the family jewels is forbidden universally in the male species. Therefore, Roy Hibbert’s claim towards Shane Battier is as real as it gets. Late in the first quarter, Battier was driving [...]The post Roy Hibbert believes Shane Battier’s low-blow was intentional appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
The success Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan had together is well-documented, to say the least. You would assume that if given the opportunity, Jackson would take Jordan to start his franchise, given all of their aforementioned success. However, you know what they say about assuming… In an interview with Time Magazine, Jackson instead says he [...]The post Phil Jackson says he would take Bill Russell over Michael Jordan to start team appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
The post The 20 UGLIEST NBA player of all-time appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
Hey, don’t you just love those post-elimination NBA reports that teams send out as they often come across as excuse-laden; here’s another one from the New York Post that reports J.R. Smith had fluid in his left knees during the playoffs, which comes after the announcement of Carmelo Anthony’s torn labrum. The Post has learned J.R. [...]The post Report: J.R. Smith Had Fluid Buildup In His Left Knee During Playoffs appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
On the heels of Stan Van Gundy stating he isn’t looking to coach next season in the NBA, here comes a report where Van Gundy admits there’s a possibility he may never coach again via Orlando Sentinel: Asked what if there’s a chance he will never coach again, Van Gundy replied: “I guess there’s a chance. [...]The post Stan Van Gundy Admits There’s A Possibility He Never Coaches Again appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
8:55 Another David West jumper for 2. Five minutes in, and this is already a recurring theme. 8:30 Steve Kerr thinks Lance Stephenson has stolen Tony Allen’s “Trick or Treat” monicker. Dammit, he’s right. 7:40 LeBron James blocks, then strips, […]The post Pacers-Heat Game 1 Retroactive Log: Too Easy, Two Times appeared first on Baller Mind Frame.
If you don’t understand why LeBron James was pissed off when he wasn’t name Defensive Player of The Year, then you need to watch this block on Roy Hibbert, who was attempting a dunk. Come on Roy Hibbert, you are 7’2. Take it up strong! Follow us on Twitter KCMAC38 @kcmac38 @SKsPassThePillThe post LeBron James Blocks Roy Hibbert’s Dunk appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
What was Indiana Pacer’s coach, Frank Vogel, thinking about when he took out Roy Hibbert with a one point lead and less than two seconds left in the game. Hibbert is one of the premiere defensive centers in the league and not having him under the basket looking to swat away a LeBron James LAYUP! Coach [...]The post LeBron Beats Pacers With Game Winning Layup appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
The Memphis Grizzlies were able to force overtime in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals Tuesday night, in which, the San Antonio Spurs didn’t score in over eight minutes, but it was this facial by Quincy Pondexter on Boris Diaw that had my attention.The post Quincy Pondexter Dunks All Over Boris Diaw (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
It’s Game 1 of the much anticipated Eastern Conference Finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat; and perhaps this play that happened during the final two minutes of the first quarter didn’t go as expected for Roy Hibbert. Shane Battier was in the attack motion going to the rim as Hibbert jumped, Battier [...]The post Shane Battier Unintentionally Nails Roy Hibbert In His Male Bits (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
This marvelous idea is really a friend of the NBA Mistress’ brain child, MHI(@MIA_Heat_Index), who began this series of posts last season where he ranked the 20 best playoff performances on the road in the past 20 years. Piggybacking his idea, I will not be ranking the road playoff performances, but rather listing these incredible feats [...]The post NBA Playoffs: “Murdering You On Your Own Shit” Awards; Part 4 appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Bomani Jones and Dan LeBatard of Highly Questionable had the lovely task to interview Jerry Stackhouse, in which Stackhouse discussed his epic NBA fights and one in particular where he beat the snot out of Kirk Snyder. The following season Snyder would actually thank Stackhouse for given him a beaten. One of the better parts of the video [...]The post Jerry Stackhouse Discusses His Epic NBA Fights (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
It’s Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday evening, and although this crazy circus shot from Marc Gasol didn’t count, it’s still pretty amazing to watch. H/T @CJZeroThe post Marc Gasol’s Circus Shot That Doesn’t Count (GIF) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
With just seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, in which San Antonio had a 4-point lead over Memphis in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Manu Ginobili was called for a flagrant foul after pulling Tony Allen down in transition on Tuesday. Tony Allen may have sold the call, but the flagrant was decided by [...]The post San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili Called For Flagrant Foul On Memphis Grizzlies’ Tony Allen (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Let the speculation begin, as the Cleveland Cavaliers have won this year’s NBA Draft lottery for the second time in the last three years, and will select first in this upcoming draft. For the Cavaliers, the first pick isn’t a simple decision as it is many years. There are many candidates vying for the prize [...]The post Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA Draft lottery; will select first appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
The Los Angeles Clippers appear poised to make moves this offseason in order to keep superstar point guard Chris Paul from leaving. They have already dumped coach, Vinny Del Negro and now there are whispers in NBA circles that Clippers management will make and aggressive run at Indiana Pacers power forward, David West. The Pacers [...]The post Clippers to go after David West appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
Less than 24 hours ago a catastrophic tornado leveled Moore, Oklahoma, just outside of Oklahoma City. in which survivors were pulled from the rubble. There has been an outpouring of relief from the nation, and this should come as a surprise, but via the Red Cross, Kevin Durant has donated $1 million dollars to the [...]The post Kevin Durant Donates $1 Million To Red Cross For Disaster Relief appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Coming off of an early first-round exit, it seemed like the next step for the Los Angeles Clippers would be to fire their coach, Vinny Del Negro. According to Y! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, that moment has finally came. The Clippers have fired Vinny Del Negro, source tells Y! about 3 hours ago via Twitter for [...]The post Report: Los Angeles Clippers Fire Vinny Del Negro appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Victor Oladipo, when he is not doing his best Usher impression or getting insane Michael Jordan comparisons, showed drastic improvement this year at Indiana, and led them to be one of the juggernaut of the past NCAA season. Oladipo, a quality defensive-minded guard, who also has shown some promise on the other end of the floor, [...]The post Report: Blazers want Victor Oladipo; will consider trading up in draft appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets, is filled with modern day luxuries to enhance the game day experience for fans. After all, they are trying to one up the New York Knicks in every facet for New York City supremacy. Almost every new arena has amazing features. But Barclays Center is going one [...]The post Barclays Center sprays “signature scent” through arena vents appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
The post The top five candidates for second best center in the NBA appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
Charles Barkley always speaks his mind, which is one of his most entertaining traits; Barkley never holds back and he certainly never holds back when it concerns the New York Knicks. On Monday, Barkley was on “The Mike Lupica Show” on ESPN NY 98.7 FM and poured plenty of salt into the wounds of the Knicks and [...]The post Charles Barkley Pours Salt Into The Open Wounds of Knicks, Knicks Fans appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Fearless. Completely fearless as he ran up to the newly painted basketball court; he didn’t respond to the energetic young girl yelling his name to grab his attention, nor did he pay any mind to the group of children playing tag on the emerald-colored grass just feet away from the basketball court. No, he fearlessly ran up [...]The post Carrying On A Legacy: Basketball, Gratitude, And My Father appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
This is a fun little commentary on something that Scottie Pippen supposedly said and per usual it involves the endless Michael Jordan and LeBron James comparisons…. See, Alonzo Mourning was speaking at a Microsoft Store opening in Miami when he was hit with that infamous “MJ or Bron” question and Alonzo gave his answer while [...]The post Via Alonzo Mourning, Scottie Pippen: “LeBron Would Kick MJ’s Ass” (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Although, many expected Free Agent Dwight Howard to return to the Los Angeles Lakers at the start of the 2012-2013 season, the same can not be said after a season filled with struggles, injuries and a sweep in the first round. A report by Ken Berger suggests Dwight Howard has interest in the Houston Rockets. [...]The post Report: Dwight Howard Has Interest In Houston Rockets appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
With the Eastern Conference Finals set to start Wednesday in Miami, it seems like the war of words has already begun. During Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel’s post-game interview after defeating the New York Knicks in game six to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, Vogel referred to star LeBron James and the Miami Heat [...]The post LeBron James to Frank Vogel: “We’re not just another team” appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
The Conference Finals are upon us and in many cases, are the best part of the NBA Playoffs. The second round of the playoffs started off very promising with every series being tied at 1-1; but then four teams took control and none of the series lived up to their potential. Here is hoping that [...]The post NBA Power Rankings appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
Sometimes, dreams do come true, even if it’s a surprise; just ask Nicole Muxo, a Dwyane Wade fan, who last month made a YouTube video to ask the superstar to her senior prom at Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School in Miami. Sure, he never answered her. Instead he did something even more fantastic, he surprised [...]The post Heat’s Dwyane Wade Surprises Fan Who Invited Him To Prom (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Late in Game 6 of a decisive elimination game between the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers, Roy Hibbert used his defensive gargantuan ability and absolutely obliterated Anthony’s dunk attempt.The post Roy Hibbert Blocks Carmelo Anthony’s Dunk (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
If you were ever curious what Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers does in his off-time, this video may be perfect for you. Pay attention to the weather map and the names above/below the city names; this is exactly what one would expect out of Metta.The post Metta World Peace Does Weather For Fox 11 Los Angeles (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
It’s that time of year again: NBA Draft Time and while some don’t care about the measurements of prospects, but rather their shooting touch, athleticism, or even their interactions, here are the measurements for key prospects for those that do care. Full list can be found here. Nerlens Noel: 7’3.75” wingspan and a 9’2” standing reach, [...]The post NBA Draft Combine Measurments Of Top Prospects appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals commences Sunday afternoon between the Memphis Grizzles and the San Antonio Spurs and with that comes those fantastic and inspiring opening promo spots. Luckily, here’s Tony Allen of the Grizzlies in front of the green screen breaking it down with some dance moves. Enjoy.The post Tony Allen Dancing For ABC/ESPN Promo For Western Conference Finals Opening Promo (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
It seems at times, and some may say most of the time, the media over-hypes stories, and the Derrick Rose “should he have played or not play?” has seemingly been one of those stories. However, when it reaches to the point where other NBA players are talking about Rose’s decision, there may be some smoke [...]The post Bradley Beal says he’d ‘lose a little respect’ if teammate acted like Derrick Rose appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
Kawhi Leonard has been absolutely fantastic for the San Antonio Spurs – especially during their series against the Golden State Warriors – on both sides of the ball, and in San Antonio’s Game 6 win, it was no different. Leonard would tally 16 points, 10 rebounds, and this delightful slam; Leonard attempts a corner three, [...]The post Kawhi Leonard Gathers Own Rebound, Dunks (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Now, that New Orleans aren’t using the ‘Hornets’ moniker, it has opened the door for the Charlotte Bobcats to stake a claim on the ‘Hornets’ name and according to a CBS Sports report, the franchise has taken the first steps in doing so. The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name back to “Hornets,” a source [...]The post Charlotte Bobcats Begin Process To ‘Hornets’ Name appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Frustrations are usually at a high after a playoff loss, especially when you play as putrid as the Indiana Pacers did against the Knicks last night in game five of the Eastern Semi-Finals. Pacers center Roy Hibbert clearly thought his team lacked toughness, and held no punches about it. Hibbert, while apologizing to the women [...]The post Roy Hibbert on Pacers play in game five: “We played like pussies” appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
Yay for social media! Ty Lawson tweeted a desire, of sorts, for Andre Iguodala stay with the Denver Nuggets. Umm @andre better stay in Denver or I’m a have my ppl run up on him and handle that #str8likedat #yougotnochoice Iguodala is expected to opt out of a $16 million contract and pursue free agency; [...]The post Ty Lawson Tweets His Desire For Andre Iguodala To Stay With Denver Nuggets appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
One of the best things this season was to see Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the postseason. Yes, they were eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night in Game 6, but this was a huge improvement for the young team. Of course, it was a delight to see a grief-stricken fanbase [...]The post Golden State Returns To Court; Steph Curry Thanks Fans (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
It’s been a rough stretch for Derrick Rose lately, which was punctuated by the Chicago Bulls being eliminated from the playoffs by the Miami Heat last night. Twitter was abuzz with Derrick Rose tweets, and his mentions were something you wouldn’t want your children reading. However, sometimes we forget that things are bigger than basketball, [...]The post Derrick Rose offers help paying for funeral of 6-month old Chicago girl appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
An integral part of the success of the young upstart Golden State Warriors this postseason has been the terrific play of rookie Harrison Barnes out of North Carolina. Barnes, who had many critics coming out of college as to whether he would be able to perform at the NBA level, has looked like a player that [...]The post VIDEO: Harrison Barnes takes nasty fall; eventually leaves game appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
The Memphis Grizzlies, despite not having homecourt advantage in either the Western Conference quarterfinals and semifinals, have fought their way to the Western Conference Finals, a franchise first. Their opponent has yet to be decided – San Antonio or Golden State – but the fact remains Memphis has surprised many and surpassed expectations. Reflecting back [...]The post Memphis Grizzlies: Making Of A Cinderella Story appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
I enjoy advanced statistics, but I don’t use them solely in analyzing any one part of the NBA; they’re a great tool and sometimes they’re pretty neat. For example, one should never use PER (Player Efficiency Rating) – alone – to analyze a player, but when Tom Haberstroh tweeted out this historical feat by Kendrick [...]The post Kendrick Perkins Makes History In The Playoffs…With A Pretty Awful PER appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
It was a long 2012-2013 campaign for the Philadelphia 76ers, that ended in a disappointing 34-48 record, head coach Doug Collins resigning, and a new General Manager in the form of Sam Hinkie. One of the main reasons for the Sixers disappointing season was the season-long injury to star center Andrew Bynum. Bynum, who was [...]The post New Sixers GM: Andrew Bynum trade a ‘failure’ appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
Norris Cole who is listed at 6’2 (if you believe that) threw down a huge dunk that gave the Miami Heat the lead with a little over five minutes to go in the fourth quarter of Game 5. The dunk ignited the Heat as the eliminated the gritty Chicago Bulls and now advance to the [...]The post WATCH: Norris Cole throws down huge slam appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
Grizzlies forward, Tayshaun Prince, takes it back to his bad boy Detroit Piston days with this vicious throw down over shot-blocker extraordinaire, Serge Ibaka. Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila: 1989-2013 R.I.P. Our condolences to the Ibaka family.The post Nasty Tayshaun Prince Dunk Over Ibaka appeared first on Baller Mind Frame.
When the Grizzlies decided to part ways with Rudy Gay, many assumed they had given up on their season and were planning for the future. However, the addition on Tayshaun Prince from the Rudy Gay trade has proved to be a positive development for this Grizzlies team. Even so, Prince isn’t exactly known for his [...]The post VIDEO: Tayshaun Prince turns back the clock; puts Serge Ibaka on a poster appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
The Memphis Grizzlies finished off a depleted Oklahoma City Thunder team last night, and have advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The Grizzlies have a very good team built around the size and strength of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph down low, and the gritty defense of Tony [...]The post Will The Grizzlies Regret Trading Rudy Gay? appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.