Sprung: Best takeaways from All-Star Weekend 2016


TORONTO— Say this for Russell Westbrook: It’s only fitting that someone who embodies Kobe Bryant’s ceaseless competitiveness would take home the MVP award in Bryant’s final All-Star game. Westbrook-ASG Russell Westbrook scored 31 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists to take home his second straight MVP award in a 196-173 win— a record number of points in the game and for the winning team— for the West over the East on Sunday night at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. “That’s


Tweet of the Night: Is Zach LaVine the Greatest Dunker of All-Time?


The weekend came, bringing with it the Saturday All-Star festivities, headlined by the Dunk Contest. There was a significant amount of hype for Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine heading into the Sprite All-Star Dunk Contest. Anyone that has seen him play knows that he has freakishly athletic hops. For those who have witnessed his athleticism, it came as no surprise that he would win the contest. [Read more…]


Photo of the Day: Brace for the Return of Nate Robinson

Nate Feature

Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson is a guy that a lot of NBA fans love to root for. He’s a mere man in a land dominated by giants on the hardwood. But that never stops him from competing and showing the fire he brings to his team every time he steps on the court. Listed at 5’9″ (on a good day), fans and players alike believe he’s smaller than that. But he’s got heart, and a pretty badass nickname –


Tweet of the Night: Dwight Howard reminisces about his jumping ability from 2008 dunk contest

Dwight Howard Rockets sleeves

Once upon a time, Dwight Howard was the most devastating athlete in the NBA. He jumped out of the gym to block shots and dunk over anyone standing in his path. He is still one of the biggest forces to be reckoned with in the paint area, but the center simply hasn’t been the kind of freak leaper that he once was since suffering back issues and undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk back in 2012. [Read more…]


Tweet of the Night: Roy Hibbert reveals what Paul George will do for the dunk contest


It was announced on Thursday that Indiana Pacers star Paul George would enter this year’s Slam Dunk contest along with John Wall, Damian Lillard, Terrence Ross, Harrison Barnes and Ben McLemore. George, who entered the contest back in 2012 as a second-year player still learning the ropes of being an NBA player, showed in the contest that he can dunk with the best of them. He converted his first attempt with an impressive dunk over 7’2″ teammate Roy Hibbert. His second


SH Blog: The Three-Man Weave, Week 2

What a first half of the season, huh? As we head into the break, the Three-Man Weave covers LeBron James’ remarkable run, what to look forward to during All-Star Weekend 2013 edition, and which teams may be poised for a second-half push that sneaks them into the postseason. Without further ado, the second edition of the Three-Man Weave: [Read more…]