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NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

You Better Appreciate Tim Duncan & Dirk Nowitzki Before They Are Gone

Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki

Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

One was born in West Germany during the Cold War to a pair of renowned athletes and destined to be a professional tennis player. The other is a Virgin Islands native who spent his youth dreaming of becoming an Olympic swimmer. Despite their upbringings on different sides of the globe, the careers of both Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan have become increasingly intertwined after 15-plus years of battling against each other in the Lone Star State. Read More »

Ink, Video / Apr 24, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Dime Mag Presents Nate Robinson In State Of Nate Episode 6: “Inked Up”

Nate Robinson

Denver’s 5-9 guard and scoring machine Nate Robinson has some the illest tattoo work in the Association. In episode 6 of his unfiltered documentary series “State of Nate” follow along as director T.J. Regan – in conjunction with Dime Magazine — captures KryptoNate getting some new ink in his adopted hometown of Denver. You’ll also get to watch as Robinson explains the meaning and symbolism behind some of the favorite #holdat images currently adorning his body. Read More »

NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Rick Carlisle Calls Gregg Popovich “The Greatest Coach In NBA History”

Rick Carlisle

Rick Carlisle (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle won a title in 2011 with Dallas after leading some — in our opinion — underrated Pistons teams after Larry Brown left early in the millennia. His Mavs also put a dent in the Spurs’ seemingly impenetrable “force” in Game 2 Wed. night with a dominating 113-92 win on San Antonio’s home court. But he still says Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is, “The greatest coach in NBA history.” Read More »

College, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 1:00 pm

10 Reasons Why The NBA Playoffs Are Better Than The NCAA Tournament

LeBron James, Roy Hibbert

LeBron James, Roy Hibbert (Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports)

College basketball’s annual tournament of chaos is one of America’s most engaging events. The art of selecting a winning bracket each March is a conversation starter no matter who you’re with, whether it’s an avid hoops fan or your friend that picked matchups based on the mascots. For at least the first weekend, all eyes are on the NCAA. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Phil Jackson Says The Spurs Are No Dynasty

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

After 17 consecutive seasons with over 50 wins and a winning percentage north of .700, you’d be hard-pressed to find an organization that does things any better than the San Antonio Spurs. But, even after a stretch that saw them win four NBA Titles and make five NBA Finals appearances, frequent Spurs agitator Phil Jackson says they’re not a dynasty. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 24, 2014 / 11:45 am

Drake Admits The Rudy Gay Trade Changed Everything For The Raptors

Drake

Drake is a big Raptors fan. He’s from Toronto and he’s the team’s global ambassador. But the rapper also understands why the team started playing better once Rudy Gay got traded. He’s noted the impact Terrence Ross has had once the swingman entered the starting lineup. And he can even school you on the Vince Carter days. So it’s not a surprise to see him call Toronto a contender. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Twitter / Apr 24, 2014 / 11:30 am

LeBron James Shrugs Off McRoberts’ Forearm Foul, Leads Heat To Win

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Despite a tendency to relax after a pretty overwhelming Game 1 win at home, the Heat held on against a feisty Bobcats squad that had to deal with a tough injury to the focal point of their offense. But LeBron James was active all night, scoring 32 on just 17, handling a pretty tough foul, involving his teammates and throwing down a sick breakaway rim-rocker. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 24, 2014 / 10:45 am

James Harden Calls Reporter “Weirdo” After Game 2 Struggles

LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden

LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

The most apt comparison for James Harden‘s struggles through the first two games of the first-round series against the Blazers, was the 2012 NBA Finals. He shot 18-for-48 against the Heat in that series and after another off-night Wednesday in Houston’s Game 2 loss, he is now 14-for-47 through two games. Unfortunately, he compounded his second straight poor performance by getting into a little tiff with a reporter in the post-game presser then calling the reporter a “weirdo” as a Rockets PR rep moved him along. Read More »

Video / Apr 24, 2014 / 10:15 am

Nick Young Threw One Of The Worst First Pitches You Will Ever See

Nick Young

Nick Young threw out the first pitch for the L.A. Dodgers last night. It wasn’t very pretty… like at all. In fact, this might be the worst one we’ve ever seen. As the team’s Vine account noted, “A little too much swag on this pitch.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 2:07 am

LaMarcus Aldridge Drops 40-Plus Again In Houston As Blazers Take 2-0 Series Lead

LaMarcus Aldridge, Terrence Jones

LaMarcus Aldridge, Terrence Jones (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

At one point, Omer Asik‘s body language resembled Charlie Brown after Lucy had yanked the football away from him yet again. That’s what LaMarcus Aldridge has done to most every Houston defender they’ve thrown at him during back-to-back games of 40-plus points in Houston to take a commanding 2-0 series lead heading back to Portland. Read More »