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Playground / Jul 24, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Watch J.R. Smith Hit Game-Winner At Drew League

J.R. Smith

With only two more weeks of regular season action remaining, there were playoff implications on the line for several teams in Week 10 at the Drew League. Therefore, the fierce competitiveness of the Drew’s ultra-talented ballers was on full display in Los Angeles. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 24, 2014 / 3:30 pm

New Era Heritage Series: 1996 World Series Spike Lee Collection

Spike Lee

The recent New Era Heritage Series: 1996 World Series Spike Lee Collection offers up a tribute to one of the seminal moments in New Era’s 90-year history. Spike Lee‘s decision to wear a one of a kind red Yankees New Era cap to the 1996 World Series paved the way for a new way to look while supporting your team. Read More »

NBA / Jul 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Jordan’s Record $33 Million Contract Up For Auction

Michael Jordan Gatorade Commercial Phil Jackson

The maximum two-year, $48 million extension that injured, 35 year-old Kobe Bryant signed last November has been a lightning rod for criticism. Just imagine the derision he’d face if Bryant were allowed a salary similar to Michael Jordan’s last one with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan’s record $33 million contract for his final season in Chicago is up for auction, and serves as a stark reminder of how little today’s superstars are paid in comparison to those of the past. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: LeBron’s “I’m Coming Home” Essay Read In Morgan Freeman’s Voice

LeBron James

We’ve only seen comedian Frank Caliendo on Fox’s pre-game NFL telecasts doing impressions, or whatever football shtick fit with that week’s games. After seeing him on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” this morning doing a pitch perfect Morgan Freeman impression while reading LeBron James‘ famous “I’m coming home” essay with Sports Illustrated, maybe we need to pay more attention to him during the other day’s of the week, too. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 24, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Isaiah Thomas Felt “Disrespected” By Kings

Isaiah Thomas

Maybe because 5-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas was the last pick (N0. 60) in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Kings just couldn’t see past his height and a lack of hype after coming out of the University of Washington. Like fellow Pacific Northwest guard, Nate Robinson, Thomas kept surprising prognosticators who didn’t think he had the size to survive at the pro level. Now, after a three-year, $27 million sign-and-trade sent him to Phoenix, Thomas comes clean and says he “felt very disrespected” by the Sacramento franchise who never gave him the chance many — including us — felt he earned with his play. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Bold Predictions For The 2014-2015 Rookie Class

NBA Draft

The NBA draft has come and gone, and those that were selected are now ready to embark on a journey they have waited for their entire lives. The class of 2014 was a very deep, and only time will tell how special it will ultimately be. Which rookies will show out in their first season? Which will fade cound could be bound for Europe? With the draft behind us and regular season rapidly approaching, it’s time for some bold predictions for the 2014-15 rookie class. Read More »

Playground, We Reminisce / Jul 24, 2014 / 12:00 pm

We Reminisce: “Skip 2 My Lou” Turns 38 Today

Rafer Alston, Dime #34

Rafer Alston turns 38 today. While he never reached superstar status in the NBA, the streetball legend went from the playground to a starting point guard playing in the NBA Finals. Today, we remember the man they call Skip 2 My Lou. Read More »

Smack / Jul 24, 2014 / 11:00 am

James Harden Says Every Teammate Besides Dwight Howard Is A Role Player

LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden

The Houston Rockets came into the off-season hoping to make a splash. Instead, they lost Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in trades designed to open up cap room to acquire a max-level free agent, only to see their main target Chris Bosh return to Miami. On top of that bad luck, the Rockets turned down their option on Chandler Parsons, and he signed a near-max offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks, which the Rockets failed to match. Despite all this, James Harden doesn’t appear too worried about his team moving forward Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 24, 2014 / 10:30 am

Report: Ray Allen “Leaning” Towards Joining Cavs

Dion Waiters, Ray Allen

After LeBron James joined the Cavs this off-season, Mike Miller turned down more lucrative offers to come aboard and James’ own favorite shooter — who was often buried on the bench under Erik Spoelstra in Miami — James Jones also signed. Now it seems future hall-of-famer and the NBA’s all-time leader in three-pointers, Ray Allen, might forego retirement to lace ‘em up one more time with the Cavs in what would be season No. 19 in the NBA. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 23, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Celtics “Moving On” From Love Sweepstakes

Kevin Love

Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck recently said that he’d hoped the team would make a bigger splash this offseason, seemingly suggesting Boston was out of the running for Kevin Love. Just two days later, the Celtics’ quest to acquire the Minnesota Timberwolves’ stranded superstar seems all but officially over. A source told CSN New England that Boston is finally ready to move on from the Love sweepstakes. Read More »