Dime Blog

Video / Aug 26, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Isaiah Thomas’ Awesome Summer Mixtape Will Make Kings Fans Depressed

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (photo. Ballislife YouTube)

Since being selected as the last pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Isaiah Thomas has been proving doubters wrong. Backed with unbelievable determination and passion, the 5-9 point guard has overcome certain NBA standards (undersized, draft number) in his three years in the big leagues. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 26, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Wolves Owner Questions If Going To Cleveland Is Good For Kevin Love

Kevin Love

If you’re like us, you thought the public mismanagement of the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers ended once the deal finally became official last weekend. But that’s proven wishful thinking. ‘Wolves owner Glen Taylor continued the nonsense earlier today when he questioned whether or not Love and the Cavaliers made the right choice by seeking each other out. Read More »

Smack / Aug 26, 2014 / 7:15 pm

ESPN Writer Continues To Claim Rajon Rondo Has Bad Reputation With His Peers

Rajon Rondo, Celtics teammates

The same ESPN writer who said NBA players don’t want to play with Rajon Rondo, ESPN Insider’s Jeff Goodman, spoke with SB Nation’s Celticsblog.com today to discuss his thoughts on Rondo, particularly in relation to Rondo’s peers. Goodman was pointedly asked why he publicly derides Rondo’s leadership ability and espouses the theory some NBA players don’t want him as a teammate. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 26, 2014 / 6:15 pm

LeBron Called Kevin Love Right After Choosing Cavs

Kevin Love

It started at the 2012 Olympics. LeBron James routinely complimented the game of Kevin Love, though Love wasn’t sure if LeBron was being serious. It became clear later James was, and their relationship crescendoed this weekend, when Love was officially traded to the Cavaliers after more than a month of speculation. On Tuesday, the Cavs formally introduced Love in a press conference, and we heard about James’ communiqué with Love right after SI published LeBron’s essay announcing his decision to return to the Cavs this summer. That phone call was all Love needed to make up his mind. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Aug 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: Irving Fools Dragic With Sick Cross In Team USA’s Win over Slovenia

Kyrie Irving

Anthony Davis was Team USA’s best player in its 101-71 win over Slovenia today, but it was Kyrie Irving who provided the exhibition’s top highlight. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 26, 2014 / 4:30 pm

adidas Originals Introduces Big Sean Metro Attitude

adidas x Big Sean "Metro Attitude"

adidas Originals has partnered with Big Sean to offer his own individual take on the Metro Attitude line. Keeping the snakeskin leather of the original iteration, Big Sead adds a tropical print together with black leather, in an homage to his family’s recording studio in the black sand beaches of Hawaii. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas, Video / Aug 26, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Watch Serge Ibaka’s Brute Block & Alley-Oop Jam

Serge Ibaka

The last we saw Serge Ibaka, he was coming back from a calf strain before Game 3 to help the OKC Thunder even the Western Conference Finals before losing in six to the eventual champion Spurs. He did pop up with Spain this summer on the receiving end of this delectable Rudy Fernandez feed, and that’s why we’re again talking about the Congolese-Spanish shot-blocker that’s like an albatross hovering near the rim for opponents. Read More »

NBA / Aug 26, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Report: Saunders Has Confidence In Bennett, Says He’s “Rotation-Type Player”

Anthony Bennett

The narrative of Anthony Bennett’s rookie season was never fair. As the top choice of a historically weak draft that was bothered by multiple health maladies before and during his debut campaign, the odds were always stacked against him to meet expectations. That Bennett was playing for a Cleveland Cavaliers franchise at the height of its longstanding ineptitude only further darkened his basketball reality. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 26, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Did Getting Cut From USA Basketball Gift Damian Lillard Extra Motivation?

Damian Lillard

There oozes a certain ironic happiness when news came Damian Lillard, 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year and 2014 all-star, did not make the USA Basketball team heading to Spain this summer in an attempt to win the FIBA World Cup of basketball. This might be just the lightening in a bottle Blazers fans were secretly hoping for in an attempt to motivate Lillard going into his third NBA season. Read More »

sponsored02, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 26, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Footaction & ScHoolboy Q Team Up For “Man Of The Year” Remix

ScHoolboy Q

There aren’t many emcees who can hang with Kendrick Lamar, but his fellow South Central chum and Black Hippy cohort, ScHoolboy Q, was actually on our radar — with his ScHoolboy Turned Hustla mixtape — before K-Dot blew up. Now, Q and Footaction have teamed up to bring you a pretty banging remix for “Man of the Year,” so check it after the jump. Read More »