K.J. McDaniels Gets Two Chasedown Blocks In 10 Seconds


Houston Rockets rookie shooting guard K.J. McDaniels has quickly established himself as one of the best shot-blocking guards in the league. He’s averaging 1.1 blocks per game while playing just 22 minutes a night, and his 70 blocks put him ahead of big men like Taj Gibson, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Kenneth Faried. During… » 4/09/15 2:31pm 4/09/15 2:31pm

James Harden Thrown To Floor By Matt Barnes

James Harden got a step on Clippers D-and-3 guy (where "D" can be understood to stand for "dipshit goon with a sneer and six fouls to give") Matt Barnes in the second quarter; Barnes responded by unleashing his inner Wilber Marshall for some damn reason. For his efforts, he was awarded a flagrant-1 foul and some… » 3/15/15 4:35pm 3/15/15 4:35pm

Charles Barkley And His Crew Had The Dumbest Discussion About Analytics

There once was a time when TNT's Inside the NBA could be counted on to be the only sports studio show worth watching on a regular basis, but things have been trending downhill lately. Case in point: Last night's brain-dead discussion about basketball analytics, during which the collective ass-showing by those involved… » 2/11/15 9:38am 2/11/15 9:38am

Draymond Green Is A Taunting Goon, And He's My Favorite NBA Player

A lot of Golden State Warriors players are goons. Andrew Bogut is a goon. David Lee is a goon. Draymond Green is a goon. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson might run the most beautiful offense in the league, but the Warriors' goonery is an important component of their league-leading defense. But they've been so good… » 1/22/15 10:40pm 1/22/15 10:40pm

Kevin Garnett Chucks Ball At, Headbutts Dwight Howard

Usually it is Kevin Garnett getting under his opponent's skin. But there is something so profoundly unlikeable about Dwight Howard—see Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, some heckler, and Ice Cube—that the normally cool-and-composed-while-being-a-jerk Garnett absolutely lost it on the play above, chucking the ball at and… » 1/12/15 8:54pm 1/12/15 8:54pm

Houston TV Station Uses NBA2K Screenshot To Report Troy Daniels Trade

The Rockets traded Troy Daniels to the Timberwolves today for Corey Brewer and a draft pick, and Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reported on it during tonight's news. They didn't use an actual photo of Daniels, though; they used a screen shot from the NBA2K video game instead, for some reason. » 12/19/14 11:54pm 12/19/14 11:54pm

James Harden Isn't Godawful At Defense, But The GIFs Are Still Funny

The GIF above showcases objectively fucking awful defense by James Harden against the Knicks last night. He makes absolutely no effort to prevent Shane Larkin from dribbling by him, he doesn't try and steal the ball, he doesn't foul Shane Larkin to stop the play, he doesn't drop back and try to turn a three-on-one… » 11/25/14 8:30am 11/25/14 8:30am

Kevin Durant To Dwight Howard: "You're A Pussy"

I don't think you can really call what happened between the Thunder and Rockets last night a "basketball game," what with both teams shooting under 30 percent and the Rockets winning 69-65 (even the mid-90s Knicks would blanch at that score). An ugly game like that tends to breed contempt—both sides let loose some… » 11/17/14 9:58am 11/17/14 9:58am

Kobe And Dwight Howard Talk Shit To Each Other, Get Double Technicals

Dwight Howard left the Lakers a season ago, but because of Kobe Bryant's achilles injury, the two haven't played against each other since their ill-fated partnership blew up in everybody's face. If you thought things between the two were all good, well, you don't know Kobe Bryant very well. » 10/29/14 1:26am 10/29/14 1:26am

Game Of Telephone Unfairly Paints Howard And Harden As Bad Teammates

So, what's to blame for a totally innocuous comment by Rockets big man Donatas Motiejunas getting blown up and passed down the grapevine as incriminating evidence that Dwight Howard and James Harden are aloof and alienate the rest of their teammates? Laziness, or malice, or just a really slow news day when … » 8/08/14 5:16pm 8/08/14 5:16pm

A Good Offer Sheet Leaves Everyone Pissed Off

Of the three interested parties, no one really expected Chandler Parsons to be a Dallas Maverick, and I'm not convinced anyone, even the Mavs, wanted it to happen. But after everything clicked into place in the convoluted clockwork of NBA free agency, the Rockets declined to shell out $15 million a year for the… » 7/15/14 9:29am 7/15/14 9:29am