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NBA / Jul 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kevin Durant Hinting At Wizards Shows Irony Of CBA

LeBron James, Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant applauded LeBron James‘ decision to return to the Cavaliers when speaking to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne during Team USA tryouts in Vegas yesterday. He also said some nice things about returning to play in his hometown when his Thunder face the Wizards. Now everyone is freaking out about KD’s possible move to Washington D.C. when he becomes a free agent after the 2015-16 season. The instances of star free agency have become more frequent and speak to the irony behind the 2011 collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Read More »

NBA / Jul 29, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Irving: “Speechless” After ‘Bron’s Decision, Would Be “Great” To Add Love

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James

Kyrie Irving is having quite a summer. After agreeing to a five-year, $90 million extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 1st, the 22 year-old All-Star learned he’d be playing with LeBron James. And as Irving trains with USA Basketball this week in advance of September’s FIBA World Cup, it appears ever likely that Kevin Love will be his teammate, too. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Phoenix Suns & Eric Bledsoe On “Express Lane To Being Ruined”

Eric Bledsoe

The relationship between the Phoenix Suns and restricted free agent point guard, Eric Bledsoe is on the rocks according to league sources who spoke with CSNNW.com’s Chris Haynes. They’re still “very far apart” on contract negotiations just days after Bledsoe publicly claimed the Suns “are using restricted free agency against me.” Read More »

Latest News / Jul 29, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Report: LeBron, Cavs Will Play At Heat On Christmas

LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers are quickly becoming the league’s marquee team. Already poised to play in opening night’s headliner against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, the Cavs will reportedly celebrate Christmas by facing the Miami Heat in LeBron James’ first return to the place he once called home. Read More »

Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Chicago Lyricist, Common, Talks Bulls Title Chances, LeBron’s Return & More

Common

Besides providing fans with cogent lyricism in his rap career, Chi-town emcee Common has proven he’s a force to be reckoned with on the basketball courts as well. That was a big topic of discussion when we chatted by phone with the 42-year-old South Side native when discussing his most recent musical endeavor, Nobody’s Smiling. Read More »

NBA / Jul 29, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Road To Recovery: Sixers Center Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel

Overcoming the adversity of injury is the common theme of our Road to Recovery series. He just turned 20 years old this past April, but Sixers center Nerlens Noel had to deal with injury misfortune before ever stepping foot onto the NBA hardwood after a torn ACL during his freshman season at Kentucky robbed him of his rookie campaign. Read More »

Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 3:51 pm

Watch LeBron Strip For Raucous Taiwanese Crowd

LeBron James

During a promotional stop in Taiwan on his Nike tour through Asia, LeBron James autographed his sneakers and then flung them into the crowd. Keep in mind James took the stage shirtless, and after his shoes had disappeared into the screaming horde, his shorts were next in line. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 29, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Steve Nash: “I Think This Is My Last Season”

Steve Nash

Kobe Bryant isn’t the only Los Angeles Lakers star about to face life without basketball. Future Hall-of-Famer Steve Nash recently told SportTV that 2014-2015 would likely be his last season. Read More »

NBA, Playground / Jul 29, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Jamal Crawford On The Seattle Pro-Am, Donald Sterling, And More

Jamal Crawford

Dime stopped by the Seattle Pro-Am this weekend and sat down with the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford. A Seattle native, Crawford has been the face of the Pacific Northwest’s premier summer league event, which features NBA stars and local high school and college players.

Crawford is one of our favorite interviews here at Dime, and this weekend he dished on a number of topics such as the ongoing Donald Sterling saga, his top five basketball movies of all time, the origin of his patented shake-n-bake, coming off the bench, his fear of flying, and much more. Read More »

Video / Jul 29, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Aaron Gordon Shows Off Insane Hops With Series Of Effortless Dunks

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon (photo. iamaarongordon)

Just days after Zach LaVine left the dunking world’s mouth agape with an array of incredible slams at the Seattle Pro-Am, fellow rookie Aaron Gordon is primed to do the same. The 18 year-old Gordon showed off the immense athleticism that him the surprise fourth overall pick of June’s draft by performing several amazingly casual dunks at the Orlando Magic’s practice facility. Read More »