Author: Kurt Helin

Anthony Davis

If you throw the alley-oop pass in the building Anthony Davis will finish (VIDEO)


Just your daily reminder that Anthony Davis is an unstoppable freak of nature.

He got out on the break with relatively new Pelicans teammate Norris Cole, who threw an alley-oop pass only Davis and Reed Richards could have pulled down. It’s just another insane highlight from Davis.

It wasn’t Davis’ best night overall — 15 points on 16 shots — but the Pelicans had six players with at least a dozen points, plus they went on a 21-3 run late in the second quarter into the start of the third. That was enough. New Orleans beat Brooklyn by 20 and stay in the playoff mix in the West.

Vlade Divac on Kobe Bryant: “He’s definitely, by far, the best talent that I ever, ever played with”

Kobe Bryant (L) of the Los Angeles Lakers has his

Vlade Divac is back in the NBA. That’s a very good thing.

He’s one of the pioneers of Europeans coming to the NBA and having success, having been a key part of the Lakers and Kings. He was an All-Star in 2001 and a guy known for a polished offensive game both back to the basket and from the midrange, his passing, smoking cigarettes, and flopping. He was eventually appreciated in Los Angeles (it was not easy to replace Kareem) but he was beloved in Sacramento, where he has returned to work with the organization’s basketball operations.

Divac also is remembered as the guy the Lakers traded for Kobe Bryant. Charlotte drafted Bryant on a pre-arranged deal to send him West. Which is why it was interesting when Divac sat down with the USA Today’s Sam Amick and said this about Kobe.

“It was a lovely story that I finished my career with Kobe, with somebody who I was traded for. I have a lot of respect for the guy. I think he’s definitely, by far, the best talent that I ever, ever played with. (It’s) obviously very close with Magic (Johnson) and Chris Webber, Glen Rice and Peja Stojakovic — it’s unbelievable experience for me to have a teammate like that next to me.”

More talented than Magic? That is high praise.

You should also read Divac’s comments on flopping — he says he did it because it was the only way he could defend the man-child that was Shaq, but he doesn’t like where it is in the game now.

Seattle teen wrote every NBA team asking why he should root for them. Only Minnesota responded.


When was the last time you sent a letter? Not an email, an actual letter, on paper, with a stamp and everything.

One Seattle area teen recently sent out 30 letters, one to each NBA franchise asking why he should be a fan of their team (since it could be a little while before Seattle gets a team again). This was no form letter, each one was handwritten and included a drawing of the team logo. Here is what 16-year-old Connor posted on Reddit.

The Timberwolves were the only ones to respond to my letters!

Not only respond, they sent a letter with 10 reasons to be a Timberwolves fan — which was heavy on Andrew Wiggins related answers, as it should be — but also an autographed ball. Sure, the ball is a few years old (no Wiggins or Kevin Garnett signatures, but it did have Luke Ridnour) but still they responded and sent a ball.


That is how you win a fan for life. Or at least until a team moves to Seattle. Well done, Minnesota.

Conner said he would be a Wolves fan on Reddit.

I’m probably not switching teams though because a response may be an attempt to compensate for this reddit post. Needless to say, I’m a Timberwolves fan now!”