"The Big Ticket" may have punched his retirement card, but that doesn't mean we can't take a look back at our favorite moments from Kevin Garnett's 21-season NBA journey.After Garnett announced his retirement Friday, all kinds of tributes and stories poured in from players, coaches and media members who crossed paths with the future Hall of Famer. As beautiful as some of the words spoken about Garnett were, nothing can capture the essence of KG quite like watching the man bring all of his fiery passion Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys to the court.The NBA put together a fantastic highlight reel showing the top 50 plays of Garnett's career that will have you sweating and banging your head against a stanchion all the way until the 2016-17 season starts. Each basketball fan has his or her own Garnett preferences, but these are some of my personal favorites with the corresponding times in the video below.No. 50 (first play): This is a very Garnett play. Get in a defensive stance against Sebastian Telfair, a point Custom NBA Jerseys guard, pick his pocket and beat him to the floor for the loose ball. A seven-footer doing all that? Sorry, he prefers 6-11.No. 38 (2:22): Garnett attacks the rim so hard Antoine Carr bails out in the middle of his jump. Can't blame him. R.I.P. Vancouver Grizzlies.No. 33 (3:06): First, Doug Christie comes up short on the layup likely because of Garnett's mere presence, then Peja Stojakovic's attempt gets swallowed whole. (Remember when the Kings were good? Fun times.).No. 26 (4:43): Come for Cavalier Steam Shop the dunk over Blake Griffin in Garnett's final season, stay for Karl-Anthony Town's incredible reaction.MORE: NBA ownership in Garnett's future?No. 20 (6:15): Garnett's passing ability is often underrated. He averaged five or more assists per game in six different seasons over the course of his career, and he did it at a time when big men weren't expected to create points for others within an offense.No. 16 (7:09): Absolutely relentless. Sprints down the floor to stop an easy bucket and jumps to the NBA Jerseys other side of the rim for another block to finish it off. Garnett was willing to run through a wall to get a win — except it wasn't an expression. If a wall miraculously sprouted up on the floor, Garnett would have yelled, "Man, f— that wall. I'll run right through that s—."No. 10 (8:45): Young KG doing it on both ends of the floor. What's better than that?Oh, and all of the other plays I didn't mention are great, too.
Paul McCartney Kobe Bryant Jerseys gained fame when he joined Kanye West and Rihanna in the "FourFiveSeconds" music video, but Kings center DeMarcus Cousins must have missed that.It's a little surprising that Cousins hasn't heard of McCartney. Not only was he featured in "FourFiveSeconds," but Kanye also used him on his "Only One" single. Both songs came out within a two-month span just a few years ago, and really put McCartney in the spotlight.Further research shows McCartney was part of some band called The Beatles, but, as J.J. Curry Shoes Redick pointed out, they were overrated.
The reality is Beal has more to prove than Wall at this point of their careers. While Wall has developed into one of the game’s elite point guards, injuries have limited Beal from reaching his true potential. Since being drafted in 2012, Beal has played a total of 247 games for an Golden State Warriors Jerseys average of 62 games per season. Wall, on the other hand, has played 287 games in the same span for an average of 72 games per season. Those numbers are even slightly skewed by Wall playing only 49 games in 2012-13.For that reason, it’s only right Wall continues to be the team’s alpha until Beal becomes a reliable option.Wall running the show makes sense when you compare their styles of play, too. Wall is a pass-first point guard by nature with a career average of 9.0 assists per game, whereas Beal is a score-first shooting guard who spaces the floor at a rate few at his position can. Wall can break teams down with ease in the halfcourt, Anthony Davis Jerseys so putting someone like Beal alongside him, who averaged an impressive 1.14 points per spot-up possession last season, should be a perfect match. Where it gets complicated: Beal isn’t solely a spot-up shooter. Just under 30 percent of his points last season came as the ball handler in the pick-and-roll, and there was basically a 50-50 split between his assisted and unassisted baskets. He’s made encouraging improvements as a pick-and-roll scorer, but not to the point where he can be the No. 1 http://www.cavaliersteamshops.com option for a team hoping to contend in the playoffs. While his overall numbers jump when he doesn’t share the court with Wall, according to SB Nation, Washington’s offensive rating plummets to near league lows.The Wizards drafted Beal with the hope of him becoming one of the best all-around shooting guards in the NBA. That won’t happen if he’s pigeonholed into being a shooter and only a shooter.The good news is there are ways the Wizards can give Beal more responsibility without preventing Miami Heat Jerseys Wall from doing what he excels at. Just look at what the Trail Blazers have done with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Lillard is the clear star on the team, but they've put McCollum in scoring situations without forcing Lillard to make significant sacrifices. It helps that McCollum acts as Portland’s backup point guard when he plays with the second unit, which gives him valuable time against bench players.There are certain sets the Wizards could adopt from the Blazers that would work well Kyrie Irving Shoes with Wall and Beal. With Lillard and McCollum scoring a bulk of their points in the pick-and-roll like Wall and Beal do, the Blazers sometimes have Lillard run a pick-and-roll on one side of the court as McCollum spots-up on the other wing. It gives Lillard the option of running a pick-and-roll for himself first before kicking it out to McCollum if there isn’t enough space to make a play.For example, notice how Lillard brings the ball up the left side of the Kyrie Irving Jerseys court in the video below. He could’ve run a pick-and-roll with Mason Plumlee, but he chooses to skip the ball over to McCollum when he sees the defense loading up on his side. It puts McCollum in position to play 2-on-2 with all the space he needs to create his own shot in the halfcourt.
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was arrested in August, the team announced Friday.Here's the team announcement regarding the situation: Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was arrested by Fayette County (GA) Police outside Atlanta for suspicion of DUI following an August 10th traffic stop for a lane violation. The Cavaliers have discussed the situation with Iman and will monitor the progression of the pending case. A court Rudy Gobert Jerseys date has not been set at this point, and neither Iman or the team will have any additional comments while the matter progresses through the legal process.Not often do you see a team reveal an arrest before a news outlet does. Not many details are known about the arrest, and as the Cavs state, there is currently no court date listed for Shumpert in the Fayette County Clerk's online database. The Cavaliers agreed on a four-year, $40 million deal with Shumpert this summer Stephen Curry Jerseys after the guard helped them win an NBA championship last season.