Posts Tagged ‘Dirk Nowitzki’

Day 8 – Fear the beard

While I wasn’t willing to wake up at 4:00am to watch the Pacers and Magic battle it out live in Orlando, I did manage to get myself out of bed at 6:30 – just in time to see my ex-lover, CP3, strut his stuff in front of a jacked up crowd in the Staples Center. […]

Day 3 – No, Amar’e, you’re supposed to attack the glass ON THE court

These playoffs are fast becoming must-watch. While today didn’t have a game quite on par with the Clippers-Grizzlies thriller of yesterday, we did get a series of tight and hard-fought games and further evidence of what is becoming one of the best rivalries in the NBA, the OKC-Dallas series. 3 votes – LeBron James. I […]

Some classic photos for your enjoyment

As co-editor of NBAMate I spend an inordinate amount of time searching Google Images to try and find the perfect picture for the perfect post. In the process I occasionally stumble across some, shall we say, interesting photos. So I’ve collected them, naturally, and will now serve them up for your enjoyment. There’s some flat-out […]

Whats Doin: Dirk’s still Dirk

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * Russell Westbrook destroys Omer Asik. * Dirk Nowitzki with a one-legged step-back off-glass game winner. Wow! * Apparently Dwight Howard will push for Stan Van Gundy’s removal this offseason. Considering that Van Gundy’s stellar coaching is the reason why this horrible Magic squad […]

Whats Doin: Bogut just unlucky?

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * DeSagana Diop earns $7 million per year (I am not lying) to play basketball. Keep that in mind as you watch this footage. * Sports Illustrated’s Zach Lowe takes issue with the notion that Andrew Bogut is ‘injury-prone’. * J.R. Smith’s sister gets […]

Welcome to the Wall of Fame, Mr Nowitzki

So it’s a little belated, but it’s only fair that our most recent inductee into the NBAMate Wall of Fame has a proper welcoming ceremony. It was on May 25 2011 when I made the above Tweet, just after the Mavs had pulled off a 112-105 OT win against Oklahoma in the Western Conference Finals. […]

Whats Doin: Baron Davis has a ‘herniated d*ck’?

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * The Charlotte Observer reports that Baron Davis is recovering from a “herniated d*ck”. * A few laughers from The Basketball Jones – A ‘flop-off’ in Chicago, and KG gets testy with a cup of water. * Andrew Bynum “was pulled over by the […]

10 Things We Learned in June

It’s that time of the month folks, when I chime in with 10 observations from the previous month’s action. Let’s get straight into it. 1.         It’s All On LeBron Dirk was legendary and the Dallas team was collectively brilliant, but let’s be realistic. If LeBron James shows up, or even just matches his averages, the […]

Game 6 – Lebron and the World Champion Dallas Mavericks

I deliberately waited a couple of days to write this post, because I didn’t want to be guilty of the immediate overreaction that so much of the NBA media and its fans have been spewing forth. “Lebron has destroyed his legacy”… “Lebron is more Pippen than Jordan”… “Dirk is a top-20 player all time”… This […]

2011 Finals Game 5 – The Defining Game

So often a Game 5 is the defining game in the Finals, which contains the make-or-break moment where the game – and the entire series – could have gone either way. We may look back on this Game 5 in the exact same way. The Mavs were the better team all day, and enjoyed a […]