1. Dwyane Wade and the art of the pump fake.
Wade and pump fakes are pretty much synonymous but how good is he exactly with these weapons? Someone did the math, and they have the stats:
“Around 1,350 players, give or take, have played at least a single minute against the Miami HEAT since Wade was drafted in 2003. And he got 339 of them to jump.”
“Which means Wade got 25% of all the players he ever played against to bite.”
John Salmons was the worst offender (9 times), followed Read More
1. Josh Hart-- Summer League MVP?
The 2nd year Laker from Villanova is averaging 24.2/5.2/2.3/1.5 on 47.1/39.6/80.0 shooting (61.8 TS%) in leading the Lakers summer league squad to a second straight championship berth in Las Vegas.
Bonus: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is not bad either. The Lakers' 2018 2nd round pick is averaging 17.7/4.2/2.2 on 50.7/42.9/71.4 shooting (63.7 TS%).
2. J.J. Redick
Redick has played a total of 760 career NBA games and not once did he tally a double-double.
3. Read More
1. Offensive Machines
Since 1990, only FIVE teams have had 3 players averaging 20+ points: 90-91 Golden State Warriors (Run TMC), 2007-08 Warriors, (Monta, B-Diddy, Captain Jack), 2013-14 Sacramento Kings (Boogie, IT, Rudy Gay) 2016-17 Warriors, and 2017-18 Warriors (Steph, Klay, KD).
2. Kawhi open to leaving San Antonio to take less money?
In case you're living under a rock, Kawhi Leonard has reportedly asked for a trade and would be willing to forego the Supermax and take less money. How Read More
Here's your daily dose of awesome NBA stats.
1. Isaiah Thomas= Michael Jordan?
Isaiah Thomas leads the Celtics in scoring for the 35th straight game.
In the last 40 years only one other player has done that..
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) March 25, 2017
2. Nikola Jokic. OMG.
Denver is 24-17 with The Joker as starting center and 11-20 on the rest. BTW, these are his stats as the Nuggets' starting center: 19.4 pts on 60% shooting, 3pt 38.6%, FT 83%, 10.8 rebounds and Read More
Yep, it's still the preseason but for fantasy basketball aficionados, stats is life.
1. NBA is looking to speed it up...
Per NBA, replay time last season reduced by 40%, w/replay ref making some calls. Estimate another 20% drop w/expanded use of replay ref. https://t.co/RJQo8W6jPm
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) October 21, 2016
2. And then there were SIX...
W/ #EltonBrand retiring only 6 #NBA players left drafted in 90s. Vince Carter, Dirk, Pierce, Manu, JTerry & Metta
— Kevin Cottrell Read More
1. Klay Thompson in 2016 Rio Olympics so far...
China: 1-6 FG, 0-3 from three
Venezuela: 0-5 FG, 0-4 from three
Australia: 2-9 FG, 2-6 from three
Serbia: 1-6 FG, 1-3 from three
2. LeBron may be worth $33 M now but...
Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson could be worth more when they signed their deals in 1997 and 1981, respectively. Jordan's salary was $33M for 1997-98, which is worth about $50 million today; on the other hand, Magic had his $25 M a year 35 years ago, and that could've been worth Read More
If you think something that is glorious, baffling, scary, and weird at the same time, it's got to be the rituals of NBA players. Like their predecessors, there are a handful of modern hoops athletes that follow certain routines that are-- quite frankly-- just too weird for this computer age.
Well, we can say anything we want, but I guess it just boils down for personal preference. Different strokes for different folks.
Here are the weirdest NBA rituals of all time:
Rajon Rondo's Pre-Game Ritual
Rajon Read More