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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 3 appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals between San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors, went smoother for San Antonio than did the second half and overtime as they faltered offensively and Golden State would tie up the series, 2-2. Be it as it may, Danny Green of the Spurs, [...]The post Danny Green’s Putback Dunk On Stephen Curry (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
J.R. Smith and teammate Kenyon Martin both missed New York Knicks practice on Sunday due to an illness via ESPN. J.R. Smith was noted to have a high fever Saturday, but went on to play for 25 minutes in the Game 3 loss; during that game he went a measly 4-of-12 from the field and [...]The post Coach Woodson Is Afraid J.R. Smith’s Virus May Spread To Teammates appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
I thought I would compound two of the better articles I’ve read over the past 24 hours concerning the Denver Nuggets and George Karl. Although, I highly disagree with Andres’ article about why George Karl shouldn’t have been voted as the 2013 Coach of the Year, the least I can do is to present his [...]The post Friday Links: @NerdNumbers Really Dislikes George Karl; @SmoothsHoops Brings Articulation, Sense To George Karl, Nuggets appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
A healthy Andrew Bogut has been a huge difference maker for the Golden State Warriors after losing David Lee to injury in Game 1 in the Western Conference quarterfinals. He brings defensive and mental toughness, a physical inside presence and a rim protector when Klay Thompson and Steph Curry’s outside shots – which seems like never – [...]The post Andrew Bogut Says His Ankles Got So Bad He Considered Retirement appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
For all intents and purposes, it seemed as though Houston Rockets’ Daryl Morey would be named Executive of the Year, but the Denver Post reports it will actually be Denver Nuggets’ Masai Ujiri. Ujiri not only catapulted Denver from lottery following the Carmelo Anthony trade, but he also was transcendent as he was the African-born [...]The post Report: Nuggets’ Masai Ujiri Named Executive of the Year appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The Brooklyn Nets, after being tossed by the Chicago Bulls in 7 games in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, were in search for a new coach. Monday, there were reports the Nets were in talks with the iconic Phil Jackson, but according to Adrian Wojnarowski, he has rejected their coaching offer. Phil Jackson has rejected the Brooklyn [...]The post Phil Jackson Rejects Brooklyn Nets Coaching Offer 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 [...]The post NBA Playoffs: “Murdered You On Your Own Shit” Awards; Part 1 appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The New York Knicks have stepped up their defensive effort vs the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday, but it was an offensive possession that had me jumping off of my keister. Watch Iman Shumpert come barreling down the lane for a breathtaking slam off of a Chris Copeland dunk.The post Iman Shumpert’s Put-Back Dunk vs. Indiana (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
On Sunday, the media – both social and otherwise – collectively went “Oh, no you didn’t” in a verbal witch hunt which had nothing to do with New York’s Game 1 collapse against the Indiana Pacers. Nor did it have anything to do with the superior interior presence of Zach Randolph-Marc Gasol and how they [...]The post Yeah, The Melo Vote Was Stupid, But So Was The Witch Hunt For The Voter appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Monday night is the start of the Eastern Conference semifinals matchup of the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat and before the game even commenced, there was some fun to be had on the NBA on TNT broadcast thanks to Charles Barkley. It’s no secret Barkley has problems with the English language, but in this clip [...]The post Charles Barkley Tries To Pronounce “Luol Deng” And Fails (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals of Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder was on Sunday, and it was a tightly contested matchup for both teams despite an earlier double-digit lead for Memphis. The team with the second-best player in the league won this game and just take a few moments and watch Kevin [...]The post Watch Kevin Durant’s Game-Winner in Slo-Mo (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
By now, I imagine you may have heard the post-game hoopla surrounding Game 5 of the Golden State Warriors – Denver Nuggets Western Conference quarterfinals matchup. You know, the comments from Mark Jackson that stated there was a mole in the Denver Nuggets organization that had told him prior to the game that Denver would [...]The post Denver Nuggets’ Broadcaster Calls Mark Jackson “Classless” appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Denver Nuggets are in an elimination game atmosphere during Game 5 of the Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Tuesday in Denver; Denver looked like a completely different team as they came out of the game with defensive pressure, a new starting lineup, and precise execution. The increased effort may have gotten to Andrew [...]The post Andrew Bogut Gets A Flagrant-1 For Shove On Kenneth Faried (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Chris “The Birdman” Andersen seems to have found his role among the array of talent that belongs to the Miami Heat, but it’s also a two-way street. Birdman – including his flap – has been embraced by all of Miami. Now, Birdman and his camp are wanting to trademark his nickname and cash in, but [...]The post Chris Andersen Trying To Trademark His ‘Birdman’ Moniker appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and will be out indefinitely, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Friday. The injury was said to have occurred with 5:34 left to play in the second quarter of Game 2 of the Houston Rockets and OKC Thunder series. There [...]The post Russell Westbrook To Undergo Knee Surgery; Out Indefinitely appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Chris “The Birdman” Andersen lives in infamy for a variety of reasons; his well-decorated body, his high-flying antics, his astronomical personality, and his ability to return to the NBA in a meaningful role after being out of the league after failing a drug test back in January 2006 are just a few of the reasons why Andersen [...]The post Birdman Andersen: Just What Miami Needed appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Los Angeles Lakers attempted to keep their playoff hopes alive in an elimination game on Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs in their Western Conference quarterfinals, but that soured quickly when Dwight Howard was ejected after receiving his second technical. He received thus technical after being upset after getting tangled up with Aron Baynes. The post Dwight Howard Ejected During Game 4 vs. Spurs (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Without Russell Westbrook, the narration going into Game 3 of the Houston Rockets – Oklahoma City Thunder Western Conference quarterfinals Saturday night was one of possible struggle. However, Kevin Durant quickly soothed the anxious feelings as he came out efficiently effective – per usual – and carried the offensive burden. Just watch this first quarter [...]The post Kevin Durant Puts Omer Asik On A Poster (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The Denver Nuggets rattled off another win against the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night as they cemented homecourt advantage and prepare themselves to advance to the second round as the playoffs begin this weekend. The Nuggets have stayed healthy most of the season, until towards the end of March when Ty Lawson fell to an injury, [...]The post Nuggets’ Evan Fournier Sparkling Like…Champagne appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The Utah Jazz obliterated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 96-80, Monday night in a must-win game in their attempt to snag the 8th seed from the Los Angeles Lakers, but it didn’t go without a highlight from Minnesota. Check out this ferocious Derrick Williams’ tomahawk style alley-oop midway through the third quarter that left the court quaking. [...]The post Derrick Williams’ Tomahawk Alley-oop Versus Utah Jazz (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The Chicago Bulls were able to halt the New York Knicks Thursday night ending their double-digit winning steak, 118-111. Nate Robinson’s 35 points on 18 shots had plenty to do with the Bulls win and of course, a highlight was after Robinson drained a three-pointer in the 4th quarter he imitated Knicks’ Steve Novak’s “Discount [...]The post Nate Robinson Does His “Discount Double Check” Imitation (GIF) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
This might be a lesson for all professional athletes that everything in life isn’t free, in fact you just may want to fork over that plastic from the get to avoid an embarrassing lawsuit like the one that New York Knicks 6th man J.R. Smith lost via TMZ: Knicks stud J.R. Smith, whose ass just lost a [...]The post Knicks’ J.R. Smith Loses Lawsuit Over Unpaid Jewlry appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Despite the Miami Heat resting Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade, the team was able to defeat the Washington Wizards Wednesday night, 103-98. However, it didn’t come quite as easily as John Wall had a phenomenal production line of 17 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, two steals, and two blocked shots including one incredible [...]The post John Wall’s Reverse Alley-Oop Lay-In Vs. Miami Heat (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
There are two sides to every NBA Power Ranking: the Fanalytical and the Fanatical. As a Miami HEAT blogger living on the east coast, MHI plays the fan for the Western Conference. As a Denver Nuggets fan living west of the Mississippi River, Mrs. NBA plays the fanalyst. The roles are reversed for the Eastern Conference. 1. OKC Thunder (56-21; Previously #1): No [...]The post Western Conference Fanalyst Rankings: Week 23 appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
JaVale McGee is quite the character; he’s a lovable goofball that started out as the marquee guy on Shaqtin-A-Fool as a Washington Wizard, but it would be his role as a backup center as a Denver Nugget that would get tongues wagging. There’s been a long-running narrative if JaVale McGee should start with Denver – [...]The post JaVale McGee, Pam McGee Star In New Reality Show “Millionaire Mama’s Boy” appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
In a game where the Denver Nuggets struggled – and saw Danilo Gallinari go down with a serious knee injury – it didn’t look like they could beat the Dallas Mavericks Thursday night in downtown Denver. However, thanks to Andre Iguodala; he attacked the basket, psyched out his defenders, and hit the game-winning layup to give Denver [...]The post Andre Iguodala’s Game-Winner Against Dallas Mavericks (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
So much time is spent on the production lines; the offensive and defensive efficiency; the Per-36 numbers; the points per possession; every metric that can quantify a player’s game, that we often miss something an advanced metric can’t measure. A player’s heart. NBA fans – across the board – can always relate to a player [...]The post Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried: A Player That Pulls At Our Heartstrings appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
As the NBA regular season winds down, one can never accurately predict how a team will perform down the stretch, but even without starting point guard, Ty Lawson, the Denver Nuggets sizzled in Utah Wednesday night, annihilating the Jazz 113-96. Denver was able to be stay in the paint and win the battle of the boards; [...]The post Kenneth Faried Smashes Half-Court Alley-Oop From Andre Miller (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The New York Knicks were able to beat the Miami Heat – without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, or Mario Chalmers – and it was mainly all Carmelo Anthony as he had 50 points against the defending champs. Anthony’s jumpers were on point, but it has been noted he didn’t score a single point in the [...]The post Chris Bosh Isn’t Worried About Meeting New York In The Playoffs appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
By admission, I don’t give college hoops as much burn as I do the NBA; NBA has my heart, NCAA is just a mere flirtation. However, even If I rarely write about the NCAA, I do watch periodically during the season and whole heartily during March Madness. On Sunday, basketball fans experienced some incredible displays of [...]The post Brittney Griner Transcends The Online “She’s A Man” Jokes appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Taking a page out of the “J.R. Smith Prank Book”, players for the Cleveland Cavaliers executed some rookie hazing on Dion Waiters. On Saturday, they filled – just like the Brooklyn Nets did – and jammed his entire SUV with popcorn. The post Cleveland Cavaliers Fill Dion Waiters’ SUV With Popcorn (Photo) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
NBA legends Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bill Russell star in the new AT&T “It’s Not Complicated” commercial proving bigger is better. I watched this quite a few times, and I chuckled on the last hi-five from Bill Russell; another notable item, the players that donned Los Angeles Lakers jerseys and those that [...]The post Magic, Bird, Kareem, Russell Star in AT&T Commercial (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Oklahoma City Thunder squared off Friday evening, and it’s actually a closely contested match as the Timberwolves lost a close one to the Los Angeles Lakers this week, and are fired up, of course. At the beginning of the second quarter, Timberwolves’ J.J. Barea was attempting to get by Thunder’s [...]The post J.J. Barea Tries to Dribble The Ball, Himself Between Hasheem Thabeet’s Legs (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The Miami Heat are hoping to extend their impressive win streak Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls, but the Bulls are making it difficult even without Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Rip Hamilton or Marco Bellineli. In the third quarter, Chicago was starting to gain some hunger back thanks to this jam by Jimmy Butler over [...]The post Jimmy Butler Jams On Chris Bosh (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The Chicago Bulls, without Derrick Rose, Marco Bellineli or Joakim Noah, ended the Miami Heat’s massive 27-game winning streak Wednesday night and LeBron James was just a tad upset. When LeBron was leaving through the tunnel, a random fan tried to grab his headband and LeBron wasn’t having it. H/T SBNationThe post Fan Tries To Grab LeBron James’ Headband; He Ain’t Havin’ It (GIF) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
On Tuesday, former NBA coach, Phil Jackson, nearly shut twitter down with his spelling error-filled first tweet, which led to hypothesizing as to what Jackson was doing at the time of the tweet. Ideas ranged from having sex, doing yoga, or wearing all of his rings. The latter idea wasn’t so far-fetched, as it turns [...]The post So, One Time, On Twitter, Phil Jackson Trolled Us All…. appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The Boston Celtics edged out the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night thanks to an amazing layup at the buzzer by Jeff Green. With 2.1 seconds remaining, Jeff Green catches the inbounds pass and penetrates Cleveland’s lackluster defense and lays it in; watch the clock as the ball leaves his hand at .4 seconds remaining. That’s an [...]The post Celtics’ Jeff Green’s Game-Winner Vs Cleveland (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
I saw this artist’s profile dance down my twitter timeline early this morning and once I viewed the pieces, I was in amazement at not only the quality of work, but the “pop-pop” 3-D effect of it all. The artist’s name is Pierick Smith and you can view his work at PaintinManning in which he produces [...]The post Sports Artist Produces Amazing “Pop-Pop” Paintings of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird (Photos) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.