Thursday, March 21, 2013

NBA Doppelgangers: Ricky Rubio and....

Welcome to the section where we take a look at the NBA's players and point out their doppelgangers, a.k.a lookalikes. Today we have Ricky Rubio, the flashy, mesmerizing and speedy point guard all the way from Barcelona, Spain.

And his doppelganger is.....


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Rave of the Week: Skip Bayless gets Jealous of Deandre's Slam

This week, the world witnessed probably one of the greatest and most astonishing dunks in recent history. It set twitter ablaze, led to the creation of T-Shirts glorifying the dunk and also led to people really thinking that Brandon Knight was indeed deceased. (#RIPBrandonknight). Well, someone wasn't too happy about it.


Friday, March 8, 2013

Lebron Auditions for Announcer Job

With the game still close at the beginning of the fourth quarter against the Sixers, Lebron James decided to think about his life after basketball and proceeded to pick up a microphone on the scorers table and try some announcing.

Watch out Kevin Harlan, im coming soon.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Most Entertaining Frontcourt in the NBA?

The Clippers just blew out the Bobcats 106-84, as DunkFest 2013 went underway. It was dunk after dunk, alley-oop after alley-oop as the Bobcats defense crumbled under the speed, ferocity and sheer precision of the Clipper transition game. Of all the good points for the Clips, two things stood out- Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, the most entertaining frontcourt in the NBA.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rave of the Week: Chris Bosh's Humiliating All-Star Night

There are moments in the All-Star Weekend that leave you amazed, in awe, bored, fascinated, excited, or rolling on the floor laughing. The 2013 All-Star Game was a ROFL kind of night, well at least when it came to victim-of-the-night: Mr. Chris Bosh.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wayne Rooney's Top 5 Goals

At 27 years old and with 9 seasons already past him, Wayne Rooney has been a goalscoring machine that has captured our hearts and at times, left us staring in shock with the way he scored them. With more than a hundred goals scored in his career, let's take a look at the 5 best goals of Wayne Rooney.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

The 2013 Dunk Yawn-test

"The strongest line-up since 2000", "will be the top ten dunk contests of all time"-Kenny smith, "The Gerald Green-White Rematch". These were some of the things that were said about the 2013 dunk contest, but boy, did it disappoint

It was definitely a highly anticipated event, more so with the underwhelming performance in 2012 which featured virtual unknown Jeremy Evans as the winner. This year he was back with 5 others who was supposedly going to put on one of the best shows in dunk contest history. Gerald Green, former dunk champion and James White were one of the top picks to win, considering their impressive dunk showdowns in recent history and this was supposed to be the event that settled who was the best. Out of the three repping the east, one of them was rookie Terrence Ross, who threw down a few impressive ones during the season but had limited playing time.

In the most anti-climatic way possible, Green and White both did not make it though to the finals and Terence Ross did instead. To be fair, Green's first dunk had me jumping out of my seat. A vicious reverse jam after a self-oop off the side of the board. AMAZING. Finesse, style, swagger, it was all there. What a way to start off.

To put things in perspective, the only time I got excited after that was Ross's first dunk in the finals, paying tribute to the great Vince Carter by putting on his jersey and throwing down an eye-popping dunk with incredible force.

Besides those, man was it lame. Evans jumping over a portrait of himself jumping over a portrait of himself jumping over a portr....wait a minute. You'll get it when you see the video. Bledsoe had a monster second dunk which I really thought should have out him through to the finals. He missed it by one point.

Gerald Green, who had such a successful first dunk, got everyone excited by cutting off the net on the rim for some kind of double dunk, which he failed to do and to make things worse, he managed to compete it after the time was up. But Charles Barkley was totally right in saying that even if he did it it would still not be quite as impressive. It just wasn't a power dunk that would have got people excited.

James White wasn't even in the conversation, as he failed time and again to complete his second dunk. Maybe he's just getting old. It was just sad to see him all tired and panting and slightly sweating as time expired. Shaq made a good point/joke about White's playing time and fitness though.

Faried had two good dunks but frankly, his in-game dunks are waaaaay better, impressive and awesome.

To end things off, Ross jumped over a boy, went between the legs and threw it down. Meh.

There just wasn't the anticipation, excitement and rapturous audience reaction that made previous good dunk contests.

However, the dunk contest is not yet dead. There is still much hope for the future, and hopefully next year is gonna better just like how this year was better than last year. I definitely wanna see Bledsoe and Ross back in, and REALLY HOPING that DeAndre Jordan makes his tweet official and joins the dunk contest next year, which really should be referring to that.

Most importantly, everyone please follow Skip Bayless and #GetLebronToDunk.