Transformation Tuesday: White Chocolate

Behind-the-back, off-the-elbow pass? Uh…what? This is not a move off of NBA Street, but rather one of Jason Williams’ signature dishes, a player who truly appeared to be controlled by joysticks. Peep the technique: Williams struggled with turnovers and shot selection for most of his career, but he single-handedly brought showtime to Sac Town with

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Slamma Jamma Sunday: The East Bay Funk Dunk

This edition of Slamma Jamma Sunday features J.R. Rider, the retired skywalker who brought the between-the-legs dunk to the primetime stage. Rider played for five teams and averaged nearly 17 points per game, but off-court troubles hindered what could have been a long and prosperous career. Either way, J.R. at least left his footprint on

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Throwback Thursday: Allan Houston's classic game-winner

The 1998-1999 New York Knicks were one scrappy bunch. After struggling through the first half of a lockout-shortened season, this ragtag Knickerbocker squad somehow managed to squeak into the playoffs as an eighth-seed and make it all the way to the Finals – before getting wiped up by the San Antonio Spurs. However, even though

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Transformation Tuesday: Jimmy gets buckets

I’m sorry, D-Rose fans, but a changing of the guard is imminent in Chi-Town. That’s right. I said it. There is a new sheriff in the Windy City, and his name is Jimmy Butler. The fourth-year guard out of Marquette has upped his numbers from last season in nearly every statistical category, including a +7

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VIDEO: Trevor Booker makes incredible circus shot

Buzzer-beating, over-the-head volleyball touch shot? Seems legit. In the second quarter of Friday’s game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder, Jazz forward Trevor Booker made, what might be, the shot of the year. With 0.2 seconds on the shot clock, Booker ricocheted Gordon Hayward’s inbounds pass into the hoop with a reverse touch shot

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Throwback Thursday: The Darius Miles and Q-Rich forehead-dap

Once upon a time, Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson were two young stars on the rise, athletic building blocks playing on a youthful but talented Clippers squad featuring the likes of Lamar Odom and Elton Brand. The retro Air Jordan commercial above showcases their patented double-forehead-dap, a gesture they performed after draining a three or

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Transformation Tuesday: The Motor City miracle?

It’s Transformation Tuesday folks, and no one player or team has transformed (for the better) like the Detroit Pistons in the past week. Since releasing Josh Smith on December 23rd, the Pistons have won their past five games by an average of 16 points. Furthermore, Detroit has increased their scoring by nearly 15 points per

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Slamma Jamma Sunday: Shawn Kemp takes Alton Lister to church

Before Shawn Kemp succumbed to weight issues and drug abuse, the high-flying “Reign Man” posterized countless opponents with his freakishly athletic power-jams. This particular dunk is arguably his best; not only for its sheer ferocity, but the entertaining taunt following the flush. As for poor Alton, his career will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

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VIDEO: Demarcus Cousins introduces Marcus Smart to the hardwood

It was a gloomy New Year’s Eve for the Sacramento Kings. As if a 106-84 shellacking by the Celtics wasn’t enough, their star player, Demarcus Cousins, was tossed from the game after slinging Boston’s Marcus Smart to the ground by his jersey. In what could perhaps be deemed a “jersey-slam” – though this sounds more

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Kings make jesters out of Lakers, end five-game skid

SACRAMENTO — Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings didn’t feature any cowbell-clanging or refereeing controversy, but the storied Pacific Division rivalry logged another entertaining chapter, as the Kings pulled away late to end their five-game losing streak. DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 14 boards for Sacramento, helping the Kings to

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