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NBA / Dec 22, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Kyle O’Quinn On His Role With Orlando, KG & Full-Grown Beards

Kyle O'Quinn

It is not easy for young players to adjust to the NBA, let alone endure seasons of losing and injuries that can derail all future plans. Yet, after two up-and-down seasons in Orlando, Kyle O’Quinn appears to have come into his own, both with his play on the court and voice off of it. Read More »

Smack / Dec 22, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Report: Pacers Players Could Be Against Lance Stephenson’s Return

Lance Stephenson

We’ve written quite a few pieces about the headache Lance Stephenson has become for the Charlotte Hornets. Right now, the three-year, $27 million deal he signed this past offseason has to be in the running for the worst new contract of the summer. But with the team looking to move him — after clashes with teammates and less-than-stellar performances on the court — before the Feb. deadline, his old team has come up as a possible destination. Except, how do his former teammates feel about his return? Some seem against it, while others are less so, with a majority of them probably falling somewhere in between. Read More »

Smack / Dec 22, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Russell Westbrook Is Fed Up With People Questioning His Shot Selection

Russell Westbrook

Come on, people. Don’t hate on the Brodie now. As Russell Westbrook received post-game questions about shot selection after his team’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans last night, the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar frustratedly noted that “nobody said nothing” about a lack of passing when his team recently won eight consecutive games. Read More »

NBA / Dec 22, 2014 / 2:15 pm

D-Wade Hopes LeBron Will Be “Very Well” Received By Heat Fans On X-Mas

LeBron James, Dwayne Wade

The plane trip Dwyane Wade took with LeBron James from Las Vegas to Miami at the height of LeBron’s free agency frenzy this past summer soldified their bond off the court. On the flight, Wade put his own hopes on hold and told James to do what was best for him and his family. James returned to Cleveland, but he’ll be back in Miami on Christmas Day and Wade hopes the fans realize all that LeBron did for them during his four years in a Heat uniform. Read More »

College / Dec 22, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: HS Senior Derrick Jones Shows Out At City Of Palms Dunk Contest

Derrick Jones

High school senior Derrick Jones’ in-game aerial exploits already left us supremely impressed. What the hyper-athletic UNLV commit did at the City Of Palms Dunk Contest this weekend has us downright amazed. Watch Jones soar on a series of acrobatic slams that would surely win the NBA dunk contest. Read More »

2015 Free Agency, NBA / Dec 22, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Goran Dragic: Knicks Are “Possibility” In Free Agency; Praises Phil Jackson

Jose Calderon, Goran Dragic

The Suns beat the Knicks on Saturday, 99-90. Despite the win, Goran Dragic hasn’t been up to his All-NBA Third Team performance from last year. Saturday’s victory was Dragon’s second game back from a back injury. Still, the Suns point guard will be highly coveted this summer in free agency, and his comments after the game went a long way towards putting the Knicks in contention. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The Pistons Have Waived Josh Smith, So What Now?

Josh Smith

Today the Detroit Pistons announced they’re waiving forward Josh Smith. Smith is owed $13.5 million this year, plus an additional $27 million through the 2016-17 season. The team with the highest bid can pick him up off of waivers in the next 48 hours, but some have joked (or not), he won’t get picked up because of his onerous deal. While that’s not as ridiculous as it might first sound, there are some likely culprits for his services. Read More »

NBA, sponsored01 / Dec 22, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Counting Down The Top 10 Moments From NBA Christmas Day: 7-5

Michael Jordan

The NBA isn’t like other professional sports in America; they play on Christmas. Not only do they play, but the games on the national holiday signal a focal point for most NBA observers and a day when it’s finally appropriate to take stock of the first quarter of the NBA season. With Christmas approaching this week, we thought it would make sense to count down the 10 biggest Christmas Day moments in NBA history, culminating in our top two choices on Christmas Eve 2014. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 22, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Anthony Davis Dominates In Win Over Durant-Less Thunder

Anthony Davis, Steven Adams

Going into this season, Serge Ibaka was a good bet to win Defensive Player of the Year. While Anthony Davis spent time abusing Steven Adams on the block, specifically any time a Pellies perimeter player got in the lane. Ant also showed he can handle a defensive presence like Ibaka with ease during New Orleans’ 101-99 win when Davis finished with a game-high 38 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 22, 2014 / 10:30 am

After Shooting Lakers To Loss, Kobe Says “It Might Make Sense” To Rest

Kobe Bryant, DeMarcus Cousins

The Lakers lost at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento last night, 108-101, and it’s hard not to blame anyone other than a very worn-down Kobe Bryant. The 36 year-old shot a miserable 8-for-30 — including 1-for-7 in the fourth — and turned the ball over nine times in the loss. After the game, coach Byron Scott pondered whether it might make sense to sit Mamba a game or two to rest his legs. Surprisingly, Kobe agreed. Read More »