SH Blog: Gay available for trade, D’Antoni’s mind boggled by Stoudemire comment

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By now, you may have heard the rumor that Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay may be available in trade discussions.

The question is, when is he ever not on the trading block?

The high-flyer’s name seems to come up season after season for one reason or another, from failing to take over as the franchise player the team may have hoped he’d become, to possible chemistry issues with Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol due to his sometimes-chucking tendencies.

This probably would not have been much of a discussion earlier in the season when the Grizzlies came out like the team to beat in the West, winning all but one game in the month of November. Since then, however, they have gone 8-8 and have literally played at the level of a .500 team. 

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SH Blog: Kobe felt Melo’s pain, gave sound advice; shooting in the spotlight

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Isn’t it funny?

Last year Jeremy Lin and Linsanity swept New Yorkers off their feet. Media and fans alike wondered aloud: Are the New York Knicks better off without Carmelo Anthony?

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Best Dunks Ever: The list goes on and on

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Two of the best dunks in recent memory happened this week when Blake Griffin ‘Mozgov’d’ Kendrick Perkins and LeBron James jumped over John Lucas III of the Bulls to flush an alley-oop.

The boss sent out a tweet asking his followers to submit their best dunks of all-time, and responses came flooding in.

So here is a list of our 10 favorites. Plus, a few extras from the Twitter respondees.

After watching, how do you think Blake’s and ‘Bron’s stack up? Comments are welcome.

No. 10: Darvin Ham’s smash at Texas Tech.

No. 9: Marko Milic, who only played in 44 NBA games, leaping over a car and paving the way for Kia’s Blake Griffin stunt.

No. 8: A young Shaquille O’Neal on the Magic tearing down the entire basket, and the shot clock hitting him on the head.

No. 7: Allen Iverson showing little guys can make highlight reels as well.

No. 6: Not the best quality, but epic throwdown nonetheless by Julius Erving in the final ABA dunk contest.

No. 5: Daryl Dawkins, AKA Chocolate Thunder, breaks the backboard twice. Poor hoop had no chance.

No. 4: Early Kobe Bryant dunk on Ben Wallace.

No. 3: Derrick Rose, reaching heights point guards aren’t supposed to.

No. 2: Former NBA player Gerald Green dunking over the 2010 CBA dunk champion.

And of course, we can’t possibly leave out the dunk that every player/fan/human being dreams of.

No. 1: Half man, half amazing Vince Carter clearing 7-footer Frederic Weis in the Olympics.

Here’s a selection from Sheridanhoops’ tweeps responses, the majority voting for the above-mentioned Carter dunk over Frederic Weis as the best ever. Some you probably have seen: others you’ll wonder why you haven’t.

Dirk Minnifield at UK.

A young Gerald Wallace on the Kings.

This Doctor J. cradle rock is so famous that even the bearded fan reacting is memorable.

The Knicks are hoping they see more of this from B. Diddy when he returns from injury.

Kendrick Perkins is dunked on again, this time courtesy of Dwyane Wade. Sorry, Perk.

MJ’s total brutalization of the Knicks. Especially Ewing.

Teammate Scottie Pippen doing the same.

Tom Chambers high over Marc Jackson.

Kevin Johnson over Hakeem Olajuwon in ’94 Western Conference semifinals.

Another Vinsanity classic over ‘Zo, a little bit past his shot-blocking prime.

Nasty high school dunk.

“Send it in, Jerome!”

Kobe again, over rookie Dwight Howard.

This video is entitled ‘Derrick Rose bangin’. ‘Nuff said.

Finally, one of the best Euroleague dunks we’ve seen.