Andre Iguodala makes Quincy Miller fall with a crossover, players on twitter share a big laugh

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Poor Quincy Miller.

Given a chance to play meaningful minutes in the starting lineup due to all the injuries on the Denver Nuggets roster, Miller had the opportunity to show what he could do on national television on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors.

Unfortunately, things didn’t go so well for him to kick things off in the first quarter of the contest. Coming down on a fastbreak, Andre Iguodala saw Miller in front of him and decided to try out some Jamal Crawford moves, and here’s what ended up happening: 

Bernucca: Who Is On Your Team’s Mount Rushmore?

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rushmoreThis past week, NBA TV released excerpts of an extended interview with LeBron James (airing in its entirety Monday night) in which Steve Smith asked “The King” to name his Mount Rushmore of basketball.

James offered a quartet of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson. But it’s really an unfair question, because in addition to those four players, there are at least three more – centers Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Russell – who are in the “best ever” conversation. And that group doesn’t include active players who eventually will join the conversation as well, like Kobe Bryant and James himself.

A better exercise might be establishing a Mount Rushmore for each team.

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Tweet of the Day: Players Take Issue with ESPN’s #NBARank

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Anytime expert analysts and writers are tasked with ranking the competitors within their industry, unless it is based solely on statistics and analytics, people will always find fault with them.

Such is life.

No one can perfectly judge a group of individuals—much less 500 of them—when weighing their value, ability, talent and skill when using a blend of factual numbers and subjective opinions and biases.

Yet, that seems to be the expectation.

Once again, while compiling its complete 1-500 NBA preseason player rankings, the four-letter network has people complaining.

Entering his 18th NBA season having finished second in total points at the age of 34 and coming off of a ruptured Achilles, Kobe Bryant was ranked 25th among all active players.

His ranking places him just behind Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh, which might be perceived as an insult by some.

Certainly, it ruffled the feathers of a few NBA players.

Tweet of the Day: NBA Reacts to T-Mac’s Retirement

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The 2013 NBA offseason began with news of two greats choosing to hang up their sneakers—Jason Kidd and Grant Hill.

Two months into the summer, another marquee player is walking away from the league.

Tracy McGrady has announced on ESPN’s First Take that he will be retiring from the NBA.

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NBA Players react to NY Knicks PG Jason Kidd’s retirement

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kiddFirst it was Grant Hill who made waves with news of his retirement.

Two days later, the man who shared Rookie of the Year honors with Hill in 1995 took his turn.

New York Knicks point guard and NBA journeyman Jason Kidd has decided to hang up the sneakers after 19 seasons of professional basketball.

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