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Latest News / Jul 31, 2014 / 9:30 am

‘Wolves Negotiating Kevin Love Trade Only With Cavs

Kevin Love, Anderson Varejao

Various reports over the last week had the Bulls and Warriors as possible landing spots for Kevin Love, but it is now believed — according to Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst of ESPN — the Cavs remain the only team the Timberwolves were talking to on Wednesday about a possible Love swap before the end of August, but after the August 23 date when No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins becomes available to involve in the package. Read More »

Smack / Jul 30, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Dion Waiters: “I Have To Make Adjustments”

Dion Waiters

Tension in the fragile relationship between Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters almost boiled over last season. And as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pair of ball-dominant guards readies for basketball life with LeBron James, one of them will have to take a backseat. Given Irving’s All-Star caliber, his recent $90 million extension, and natural playmaking instincts, the onus falls on Waiters to make wholesale adjustments or risk falling by the wayside. Fortunately for coach David Blatt and the Cavs, Waiters says he plans to do just that as a result of James’ homecoming. Read More »

NBA / Jul 30, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Paul George: “I’m A Big Fan Of Damian [Lillard]“

Damian Lillard

Detractors of the NBA point to a lack of rivalries and friendly relationships between opposing players as reason why today’s game pales in comparison to that of the past’s. The latter point is especially justifiable; the question is whether or not that it matter. For those that appreciate the camaraderie of modern players, congregations like USA Basketball training camp is quotable gold. Paul George is the latest national team member to bestow praise on another, telling TrailBlazers.com that he’s “a big fan” of fellow All-Star Damian Lillard. Read More »

Video / Jul 30, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Jeremy Lin “Goes Hollywood” In Hilarious Parody Video

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin (photo. jlin7 YouTube)

Jeremy Lin is taking his talents back to California in 2014-2015 after being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. And three months removed from tip-off of the coming season, the Harvard graduate is already capitalizing on the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Lin starred in “Jeremy Lin Goes Hollywood,” a hilarious parody video featuring actor Harry Shum, musician AJ Rafael, and filmmaker Phil Wang. Read More »

Playground / Jul 30, 2014 / 4:32 pm

Video: EBC Celebrity Challenge Highlights

Big Sean

This past weekend, The Barclays Center hosted the 2014 EBC Celebrity Challenge, which featured some notable NBA talent and streetball players from various regions. In the first annual game at the Barclays, the three-game showdown featured players such as Marcus Williams (LA Team), Nolan Smith (DMV Team), Jarret Jack ( DMV Team), Erving Walker (NY Team) and other notable ballers. Read More »

GIFs, Playground, Video / Jul 30, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Watch Ball Up Lose First Game Ever In Birmingham

Ball Up Streetball Birmingham

Records are meant to be broken. After going four years without suffering a loss, the Ball Up all-stars team – coached by Gilbert Arenas – were defeated by the team representing Birmingham, Alabama, 84-83, over the weekend. Read More »

Smack / Jul 30, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Wall On Goal For Wizards: “All You Can Ask For Now Is The Finals”

John Wall

The Washington Wizards just enjoyed their most successful season in nearly a decade, winning a playoff series for the first time since 2005. However, that doesn’t mean John Wall is satisfied with his team’s standing in the Eastern Conference. Discussing his goals for the upcoming season after practicing with Team USA, Washington’s All-Star point guard said, “All you can ask for now is the finals.” Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 30, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Zach LaVine On Dunking, Kevin Love, Draft Night, And More

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine is quickly becoming the most exciting player of this year’s NBA draft class. Born in Renton, Washington, LaVine made his inaugural appearance at the Seattle Pro-Am All-Star Game this weekend, where his interplanetary athleticism was on full display.

The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie sat down with Dime after the game to chat about all sorts of topics, like his love for the television show Castle, how Smush Parker influenced him as a dunker (no, really), the ongoing Kevin Love rumors, his Draft night controversy, and more. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 30, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Anthony Bennett Pulled From Pro-Am By Agent

Anthony Bennett

In a development sparking internet rumors of an imminent Kevin Love trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Anthony Bennett was pulled from a Toronto pro-am. Further stoking the fire? Bennett and Love are represented by the same agent, Jeff Schwartz. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Hayward On Max Contract: “I Don’t Think I have To Live Up To Anything Now”

Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward signed a four-year, $63 million offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets this off-season. The Utah Jazz matched the offer and will be bringing Hayward back on a maximum-level contract. Yesterday, Hayward spoke about the new reality of being a max player and the increased expectation that come with that label. Read More »