Skip to content

Brett Pollakoff

  1. Dwight Howard: Ghost Hunter (VIDEO)

    Dec 8, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Dwight Howard

    This is the latest spot from Foot Locker and adidas, sticking to the theme of showing us what NBA stars might look like if they were to engage in seemingly random and ridiculous off-the-court activities. First we had Ricky Rubio as “backyard wrestler,” and now we get Dwight Howard: ghost hunter. Yeah, I don’t really…

  2. Heat may be forced to break up superstar core due to league’s upcoming payroll taxes

    Dec 8, 2012, 9:30 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    The lockout that shortened the 2011-12 NBA season was about money above all else. The owners were willing to scrap the season if they didn’t secure a much larger share of revenue in the new collective bargaining agreement, and that’s exactly what they were able to do, even if it took holding the players and…

  3. Metta World Peace and Serge Ibaka get tangled up, receive double technicals (VIDEO)

    Dec 8, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    Serge Ibaka, Metta World Peace, Mike Callahan, Sean Corbin

    Friday night’s game between the Thunder and the Lakers wasn’t close, but Serge ibaka and Metta World Peace appeared to try to make up for that by getting tangled up in the closing minutes. With under three minutes to play and Oklahoma City leading by 10, Ibaka and MWP were fighting for position on a…

  4. Westbrook’s stellar first half helps Thunder bury the Lakers

    Dec 8, 2012, 12:44 AM EST

    Russell Westbrook, Darius Morris

    The Lakers weren’t expected by anyone to go into Oklahoma City on Friday and take down a Thunder team that was not only playing its best basketball of the young season, but was also riding a six-game winning streak. But it didn’t have to go down like this. Russell Westbrook destroyed the Lakers with a…

  5. JaVale McGee literally throws it down on the Pacers (VIDEO)

    Dec 7, 2012, 9:54 PM EST

    JaVale McGee

    The leaping ability of JaVale McGee has been well-documented, yet he gave us another example of his skill in this department on Friday night against the Pacers. McGee gets the ball on the wing, and after a single dribble, elevates and throws it down over Ian Mahinmi — literally. Afterward, he celebrates by … shoveling…

  6. Michael Beasley may be heading to the bench in Phoenix

    Dec 7, 2012, 8:21 PM EST

    beasley_8503_1

    The Suns are currently riding a five-game losing steak, after coming close but ultimately falling short in a 97-94 loss to the Mavericks on Thursday. And fair or not, the blame for a lot of the team’s struggles, especially offensively, is being placed squarely on the shoulders of Michael Beasley. Beasley was benched for the…

  7. Dwight Howard says he’s done listening to free throw advice

    Dec 7, 2012, 7:18 PM EST

    Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard and his poor free throw shooting have been the subject of much consternation for the Lakers. Howard is shooting under 47 percent from the line, and has attempted 211 foul shots — more than any other player in the league by a wide margin. Howard showcases his gregarious personality on the regular with…

  8. PBT Podcast: Talking Knicks, Heat, Lakers and some quality time with Adrian Wojnarowski

    Dec 7, 2012, 2:08 PM EST

    New York Knicks' J.R. Smith hangs on the rim after dunking in the second half as teammate Tyson Chandler and Miami Heat's Chris Bosh look on in their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    In this edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and I sit down to discuss the Knicks, following their big win over the Heat on Thursday. We wonder if New York is for real, while breaking down what ails the Heat, and whether or not we believe Miami’s truly in trouble at this early stage of…

  9. O.J. Mayo helps Mavericks bounce back to hand Suns fifth straight loss

    Dec 7, 2012, 2:42 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Phoenix Suns

    PHOENIX — Dallas barely showed up for their game against the Clippers on Wednesday, falling behind by double-digits early and then never really competing while the second half turned into nothing more than extended garbage time. Things began similarly in Phoenix on Thursday, with the Suns getting out to an 11-1 lead in the game’s…

  10. LeBron hits the practice court for ‘extended workout’ after Heat lose to Knicks

    Dec 7, 2012, 12:17 AM EST

    LeBron James

    The Knicks blew out the Heat for the second time this season, this one coming in Miami and with Carmelo Anthony sidelined due to injury. The loss didn’t sit well with LeBron James. The reigning MVP did all he could, finishing with a near triple-double statistical line of 31 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists.…

  11. Mark Cuban not in favor of Stern changing ‘hack-a-Dwight’ rule on intentional fouls

    Dec 6, 2012, 11:27 PM EST

    Mark Cuban, David Stern

    The NBA’s intentional foul rules — you know, the ones that allow the “Hack-a-[blank]” strategy which grinds the game to a halt to send the other team’s worst free throw shooters to the foul line — have been a hot topic in the early part of the season. You can largely thank Dwight Howard and…

  12. Tim Duncan comments on Halloween photo where he appears to be threatening referee Joey Crawford

    Dec 6, 2012, 8:50 PM EST

    duncan-crawford-parker-halloween

    Tim Duncan is unquestionably one of the greatest basketball players of his generation, but he’s also a private person who has no interest in showing anything resembling a personality to anyone outside of his close inner circle. Some of that personality was leaked to the general public, however, in the form of a photo that…

  13. Three Stars of the Night: Kobe Bryant makes history

    Dec 6, 2012, 1:00 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets

    There were plenty of stellar performances on a night that featured an 11-game slate. Kyle Lowry continues to toil in obscurity in Toronto, putting up 34 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a loss to the equally horrendous Kings. DeMarcus Cousins had no problem getting his confidence back in the same game with a 25-point,…

  14. Carmelo says he ‘doesn’t know’ if he’ll play Thursday against Heat after getting stitches in Charlotte

    Dec 5, 2012, 11:14 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Charlotte Bobcats

    The Knicks beat the Bobcats in dramatic fashion on Wednesday, but Carmelo Anthony wasn’t on the court to see J.R. Smith’s heroics. Anthony was forced out of the game and into the locker room after suffering a laceration to a finger on his left hand, after diving into the stands to chase down a loose…

  15. Chauncey Billups out again with a new ankle injury

    Dec 5, 2012, 10:53 PM EST

    Chauncey Billups, Randy Foye

    Chauncey Billups has only been back with the Clippers for the team’s last three games, but he’s already sidelined once again due to injury. Billups went down with a torn Achilles tendon last season, and worked extremely hard to make it back. But he was forced to sit out of Wednesday night’s home contest against…

  16. J.R. Smith hits the step-back jumper at the buzzer to help Knicks beat Bobcats (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2012, 10:23 PM EST

    New York Knicks' Smith is surrounded by team mates after making a last second shot to beat Charlotte Bobcats in their NBA basketball game in Charlotte

    The last few possessions of this game were pretty crazy, so it’s only fitting that things ended on a shot like this. The Knicks beat the Bobcats on Wednesday in a game that was closer than expected, likely due to the fact that it was a look-ahead contest for them with a nationally televised game…

  17. Kobe Bryant becomes fifth player in NBA history to score more than 30,000 points (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2012, 9:15 PM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    As expected, Kobe Bryant joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, and Wilt Chamberlain on Wednesday as the only players in NBA history to score more than 30,000 career points. Bryant achieved the milestone with 1:16 left in the first half in New Orleans, by converting a right-handed floater in the lane over Hornets center…

  18. Chauncey Billups latest to receive warning for flopping (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers guard Billups walks past fans after second half of NBA game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City

    Chauncey Billups became the latest offender of the league’s policy against flopping on Wednesday, receiving a warning for this kickout of his left leg late in the Clippers win over the Jazz on December 3. It’s a clear flop, but the problem is that it worked to perfection. L.A. was trailing by two, and Billups…

  19. Blazers coach Stotts says criticism of LaMarcus Aldridge is undeserved

    Dec 5, 2012, 2:42 PM EST

    LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol

    Overall, LaMarcus Aldridge is playing at a high level for the Blazers. But the fact that he’s seemingly reverted to jump-shots over post play has resulted in some criticism that his head coach doesn’t feel is appropriate at this time. Aldridge’s points-per-game average of 20.8 is down alost a point from last season, but his…

  20. Lamar Odom says he won’t have any emotions when facing his former team (the Mavericks)

    Dec 5, 2012, 1:44 PM EST

    Lamar Odom, Evan Turner, Lavoy Allen

    The Lakers traded Lamar Odom to the Mavericks before last season began, but after Odom had just finished his best all-around year in 12 NBA seasons. Odom took home the Sixth Man of the Year trophy in 2011, and yet L.A. had no problem dealing him to a Western Conference rival in exchange for nothing…

  21. DeMarcus Cousins says he doesn’t have ‘any confidence at all’

    Dec 5, 2012, 1:07 PM EST

    Rodney Motte, DeMarcus Cousins

    The Kings are once again terrible, just as they’ve been every season for the past seven years. Help was supposed to be on the way, thanks to solid young talent acquired through the draft in Tyreke Evans, the 2010 Rookie of the Year, and mercurial big man DeMarcus Cousins. Evans has regressed since that stellar…

  22. Rockets broadcaster says Lakers ‘pooped their big boy pants’ after losing in Houston

    Dec 5, 2012, 12:27 PM EST

    Greg Smith

    After the Lakers fell at home on Sunday to the Orlando Magic, Kobe Bryant was quoted as saying that Pau Gasol needed to “put on his big boy pants” and start playing with a little more toughness. Gasol missed the Lakers loss in Houston on Tuesday due to tendinitis in his knees, but the Rockets…

  23. Kevin Durant missed this dunk, but it would have been amazing (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2012, 11:42 AM EST

    Kevin Durant

    We’re not in the habit of bringing you highlights of missed dunks or shots that don’t count, but for this clip of Kevin Durant from the Thunder’s win over the Nets on Tuesday, an exception needs to be made. This one is great for a lot of reasons. Durant seemed to have been eyeing this…

  24. Magic get ultimate revenge on Dwight Howard, beating the Lakers and humiliating him in the process

    Dec 3, 2012, 12:47 AM EST

    Dwight Howard, Glen Davis, J.J. Redick

    There really is nothing that could happen in one game for the Orlando Magic that could possibly make up for what Dwight Howard put them through a season ago, considering the way he forced his way out of town and left the franchise in a full-blown rebuilding situation. But for a single night, the Magic…

  25. Sebastian Telfair flops after hitting Pablo Prigioni in the face (VIDEO)

    Dec 2, 2012, 10:18 PM EST

    Sebastian Telfair, Brandon Rush

    The league has begun to crack down on flopping this season. Players who are caught in the act will first receive a warning, before then receiving fines escalating in value for each subsequent violation. Sebastian Telfair may find himself on the league’s radar, after this play that occurred during the Knicks’ win over the Suns…

Featured video

Could Sixers be worst team in NBA history?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (9029)
  2. D. Wade (7611)
  3. K. Durant (7246)
  4. P. Gasol (7123)
  5. D. Howard (6112)
  1. R. Westbrook (6002)
  2. T. Jones (5682)
  3. O. Asik (5476)
  4. D. Lee (5256)
  5. K. Martin (5174)