With Thanksgiving and the showdown against the Spurs around the corner, we try and find some articles around the web that you may find interesting. Hope you enjoy.
Dirk Nowitzki has made the one-foot fadeaway famous and other NBA players have taken note. Dirk showed out this move to the rest of the league during the NBA finals in 2011 against Miami and now guys like LeBron James and Kevin Durant among others are trying to imitate it.
That comment was made just a little over a week after Oklahoma City Thunder scoring machine Kevin Durant continued to profess his admiration for the Dallas forward. As Oklahoma City and Dallas have squared off in the playoffs over recent years, Durant has been very open about his respect for Nowitzki and wanting to use his shot. Durant mentioned that when he was 13, Nowitzki was 23 and the young gunner was already working on Nowitzki's patented shot.
He played all 12 minutes in the fourth quarter without Russell Westbrook (night off), Reggie Jackson or Derek Fisher. It was his show. And he ran it fairly well. Lamb scored nine points on 4-for-7 shooting in the final frame and had two assists, two turnovers and a steal.
We all know the amount of bad shots Rudy Gay takes, but he took it to the next level. He has banned stat sheets from the Raptors' locker room so the guys wouldn't worry about their stats instead of wins, but we all know he just doesn't want his teammates to see how many shots he chucked up. Good try, Rudy.
Nevertheless, Gay's heart appears to be in the right place. Coincidentally, though, box scores have made Gay look bad many times already in the first 13 games of this regular season. He has yet to make at least half of his field goals in a game, issuing nights of 6-of-23, 4-of-14, and 11-of-37 shooting along the way.
Allen Iverson, which is one of my all-time favorite players had some really good thing to say about Kevin Durant.
"It's like Michael Jordan being as great as he is," Iverson continued. "But you still have to talk about Magic (Johnson), you still have to talk about (Larry) Bird, they're going to be in that conversation. You might not say they're better than Mike or anything like that. But as far as greatness, you have to talk about them."
Finally, Kevin Durant's new restaurant has finally opened, and the Thunder boys pose for a photo.
If any of you have visited KD's already, please let us know about your experience!