Kelly Dwyer

  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Houston Rockets

    Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie 8 hrs ago

    You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s most formidable starting five-man lineup.

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    Because we don’t like making tough decisions, the lineups will reflect the All-NBA line of thinking. There will be no differentiation between separate forward and guard positions, and the squads will be chosen after careful consideration of individual merits only – we don’t really care if your team’s top shooting guard and point guard don’t get along.

    These rankings will roll out based on when each franchise began its NBA life. We continue with the Houston Rockets, who have never been uninteresting.

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  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Chicago Bulls

    Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie 8 hrs ago

    You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s most formidable starting five-man lineup.

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    Because we don’t like making tough decisions, the lineups will reflect the All-NBA line of thinking. There will be no differentiation between separate forward and guard positions, and the squads will be chosen after careful consideration of individual merits only – we don’t really care if your team’s top shooting guard and point guard don’t get along.

    These rankings will roll out based on when each franchise began its NBA life. We continue with the Chicago Bulls, who most assuredly will have a pretty good backcourt.

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  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Washington Wizards

    Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie 1 day ago

    You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s most formidable starting five-man lineup.

    [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]

    Because we don’t like making tough decisions, the lineups will reflect the All-NBA line of thinking. There will be no differentiation between separate forward and guard positions, and the squads will be chosen after careful consideration of individual merits only – we don’t really care if your team’s top shooting guard and point guard don’t get along.

    These rankings will roll out based on when each franchise began its NBA life. We continue with the Washington Wizards, who have been known by many names.

    Meanwhile, Phil Chenier has the biggest gripe of them all. Never as flashy as either Earl Monroe or as self-promoting as Arenas, he nevertheless was the rock behind consistently great Washington Bullet teams in the 1970s.

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  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Philadelphia 76ers

    Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie 1 day ago

    You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s most formidable starting five-man lineup.

    [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]

    Because we don’t like making tough decisions, the lineups will reflect the All-NBA line of thinking. There will be no differentiation between separate forward and guard positions, and the squads will be chosen after careful consideration of individual merits only – we don’t really care if your team’s top shooting guard and point guard don’t get along.

    These rankings will roll out based on when each franchise began its NBA life. We continue with the Philadelphia 76ers, who, once upon a time, were the tank.

    This is the five we’re going with. Who would you take?

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  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Atlanta Hawks

    Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie 1 day ago

    You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s most formidable starting five-man lineup.

    [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]

    Because we don’t like making tough decisions, the lineups will reflect the All-NBA line of thinking. There will be no differentiation between separate forward and guard positions, and the squads will be chosen after careful consideration of individual merits only – we don’t really care if your team’s top shooting guard and point guard don’t get along.

    These rankings will roll out based on when each franchise began its NBA life. We continue with the Atlanta Hawks, who have boasted an incredible amount of talent in three different cities since 1946.

    As should be the case for a franchise that has been around since 1946, the Hawks have quite a few former players that barely lost out on making the starting five.

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  • Michael Jordan (and kid) bests Jimmy Butler (and kid) at a shooting competition (Video)

    Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie 2 days ago

    It’s August, and in the days before school starts it’s also time for basketball camps. To sit cross-legged n a hardwood floor while hoping that everyone else notices the shoes that you mortgaged way, way too much of your allowance to buy while watching a shooting drill as presented by an assistant coach you’ve never heard of.

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    Or, if you’re lucky, a fringe NBA player. Or, if you’re really, really lucky, the NBA’s Most Improved Player and the greatest basketball player of all time.

    Watch Chicago’s Jimmy Butler and Bulls legend Michael Jordan wow the kids at Jordan’s camp, with You Know Who winning things as always:

    Unless you have a real soft spot for Ben Gordon’s work off the bench on the 2004-05 Bulls (and, hey, we kind of do), Butler is the best shooting guard the Bulls have had since Jordan retired following the 1997-98 season.

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  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Los Angeles Lakers

    Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie 2 days ago

    You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s most formidable starting five-man lineup.

    [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]

    Because we don’t like making tough decisions, the lineups will reflect the All-NBA line of thinking. There will be no differentiation between separate forward and guard positions, and the squads will be chosen after careful consideration of individual merits only – we don’t really care if your team’s top shooting guard and point guard don’t get along.

    These rankings will roll out based on when each franchise began its NBA life. We continue with the Los Angeles Lakers, a team that inspires little to no debate on the internet.

    This is the five we’re going with. Who would you take?

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  • Hakeem Olajuwon, playing in Africa, gives us one more Dream Shake (Video)

    Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie 2 days ago

    Hakeem Olajuwon retired from the NBA in 2002. He has not made an All-Star team since 1997, and he is a full two decades removed from leading the Clutch City Houston Rockets to the 1994-95 NBA title. He is 52-years old, and recently he has been better known for crashing NBA drafts, and teaching both Dwight Howard and LeBron James how to work up jab-steps.

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    That’s fun enough. But then Hakeem did this:

    Not quite a Dream Shake, but ... ah, heck let's just call it a Dream Shake, OK?

    And yet, at age 52, Hakeem still got him. Not bad for a guy who was born before anyone knew who The Beatles were.

    Here’s a clip of the whole show:

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  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Sacramento Kings

    Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie 5 days ago

    You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s most formidable starting five-man lineup.

    [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]

    Because we don’t like making tough decisions, the lineups will reflect the All-NBA line of thinking. There will be no differentiation between separate forward and guard positions, and the squads will be chosen after careful consideration of individual merits only – we don’t really care if your team’s top shooting guard and point guard don’t get along.

    These rankings will roll out based on when each franchise began its NBA life. We continue with the Sacramento Kings, a team that has lived in five different cities while having to deal with a whole litany of bad step-dads.

    Two of this franchise’s most beloved players, Mitch Richmond and Jack Twyman, deserve note.

    This is the five we’re going with. Who would you take?

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  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Detroit Pistons

    Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie 5 days ago

    You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s most formidable starting five-man lineup.

    [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]

    Because we don’t like making tough decisions, the lineups will reflect the All-NBA line of thinking. There will be no differentiation between separate forward and guard positions, and the squads will be chosen after careful consideration of individual merits only – we don’t really care if your team’s top shooting guard and point guard don’t get along.

    These rankings will roll out based on when each franchise began its NBA life. We continue with the Detroit Pistons, a squad that began its NBA existence in a town that currently features a D-League team.

    For a team that has struggled through too many low years, this was still an impossibly-tough list to conjure up.

    This is the five we’re going with. Who would you take?

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