Posts Tagged ‘Kosta Koufos’

Someone please high five DeMarcus Cousins

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Look, DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t ask for much. Play hard, leave it all on the court, and above all else, complete all high fives.

We saw something similar earlier this season when Boogie accidentally left his teammate Kosta Koufos hanging on a high five, then took to Twitter after the game to complete the high five.

Last night, just before halftime, Boogie reached for a high five that wasn’t returned. And in that instance, what do you do? Well, Boogie completed the high five himself…


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, you can place your vote for a winner. And don’t forget, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

Last week the POSTERIZED POLL went on a bit of a forced hiatus, as I had to spend POSTERIZED TUESDAY going back and forth to Philadelphia for Kobe Bryant‘s final appearance in his hometown. Which means we have more dunks than usual to sort through, which is a good thing.

And in honor of Kobe’s retirement announcement, let’s take a throwback look at the time Kobe #POSTERIZED the great Yao Ming

VIDEO: Kobe on Yao

Finally, before we get to all the latest dunks, congratulations to last week’s winner, DeMar DeRozan!

Now, let’s go to the posters!


VIDEO: Howard on Porzingis

DeMarcus Cousins will not leave you hanging

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — There’s been enough drama around the Sacramento Kings the last few days that we perhaps shouldn’t be surprised if something as innocuous as a high five could go missed. Luckily, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins isn’t about to let something like that get overlooked…even if it takes a while to finish it.

During last night’s win over the Detroit Pistons, Cousins got a big bucket, but missed the high five attempt from teammate Kosta Koufos, who went ahead and finished it on his own…

But after the game, made aware of his error, Boogie Cousins took to Twitter to rectify the situation…

Lawson Demonstrates Art Of The Mile-High Theft

by Zettler Clay IV

Over the course of an NBA season, there are plenty of gems that go unnoticed by even the most acute of basketball eyes. Don’t tell that to Nate Timmons of SB Nation, who records and delivers this beauty from the end of the Nuggets-Jazz affair in Denver on Saturday:


Ty Lawson pulls off the perfect heist of teammate JaVale McGee, which is perfect only because of a Nuggets bench that either a) doesn’t see what’s going on or b) sees it, but pretends not to. This gives the scene a glow of childlike fun inherent in team sports since we started in the schoolyard.  

Kudos to Kosta Koufos, who nails the requisite “distract mark from fact he’s being took” role. McGee had no idea and for all we know, he still might be looking for that shoe.

H/T SB Nation

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Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 4 Washington

by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. In this matchup, Ohio State’s Mike Conley and Evan Turner face Brandon Roy and the U-Dub Huskies. Who ya got?


Ohio State Buckeyes

Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

Mike Conley, Grizzlies: 18.8 points,4.2 rebounds 8.9 assists 0.3 blocks 2.4 steals
Daequan Cook, Thunder: 18.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.0 blocks, 1.1 steals
Evan Turner, Sixers: 14.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.4 blocks, 1.2 steals
Kosta Koufos, Nuggets: 15.4 points, 13.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 3.0 blocks, 1.2 steals
Byron Mullens, Thunder: 12.9 points, 16.3 rebounds, 0.0 assists, 2.6 blocks, 0.9 steals

Missed the cut: Greg Oden, Trail Blazers (injured); Michael Redd, Bucks (injured)

Team synopsis: A very young Ohio State team is proof of the work coach Thad Matta has done in Columbus. This team would certainly be better if Oden or Redd were available, but neither has appeared in a game this season so they remain ineligible (though Redd says he’ll return soon). Conley is blossoming into a competent starting point guard, but Turner, a rookie, is still raw. Neither Koufos nor Mullens has made an impact on the league yet, although both have nice statistical rates for the limited minutes they have played. (more…)