I hate Wade's game except for this...
That guy is the best shot-blocking guard I've ever seen. He's just consistently amazing at that part of his game, especially for a guy who is maybe 6-4 in shoes. I just can't recall a short guy being such a dominant shot blocker. Is he the best shot-blocking guard of all-time?
Absolutely, the rodman of shot blocking.
I like the fact that he goes at everybody from mugsy bogues to shawn bradley.
He's a gambler, but he produces some serious defensive highlights.
MJ had 2 seasons at 1,5 and 1,6 BPG, but 6'6.
Wade's sick this season at 1,3(injured) and with his smallest playing time of his career.
They all had plenty of motivation. But what about Thabeet, who has an established reputation for simply not wanting to put in the work required to be an elite NBA player?4532432
The early season anointing has led to Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins issuing a reminder of the current Western Conference hierarchy last time he checked.e2121
When the news of Howard going to the Lakers were made official, Perkins says it gave him more motivation to work during the summer and is also a bit relieved all of the pressure has seemingly shifted over to Los Angeles.re232332
Kobe Bryant confirmed an internet report that he is indeed retiring.
And he happily pointed out how good the Lakers seem to be and how much he truly enjoys playing with Steve Nash.
First, as far as starting his five-year countdown to enshrinement in basketball's Hall of Fame, it's definitely going to happen—just not in the near future.
When Andre Drummond joined the defending national champions at the University of Connecticut in 2011, expectations for the physically gifted big man were sky high. While Drummond failed to live up to the hype, his physical gifts did not diminish in college and the Detroit Pistons selected him ninth overall in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Before learning of his heart condition, there was talk that Green could start over Pierce, which would have given the Celtics bench the scoring threat it was looking for last season.
Green no longer seems like a candidate to start, but he knows he’s going to get major minutes even if he’s coming off the bench. And while every athlete says “I’m not complaining,” Green might actually mean it.