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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 »

FIBA World Cup / Jul 29, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Mike Krzyzewski: Derrick Rose Is “Better Than Four Years Ago”

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose has played a total of 10 games over the past two seasons, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a shoo-in to make Team USA. According to national team head coach Mike Krzyzewksi, Rose is “better than four years ago.” Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Jul 29, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Spurs Deny Ginobili Permission To Play In FIBA World Cup

Mani Ginobili

Manu Ginobili had hopes of continuing his stellar international basketball career this summer at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. But the Spurs have denied him permission to participate in the event. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 29, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Players Association Names Michele Roberts New Executive Director

NBPA

The National Basketball Players Association appointed Washington, D.C. attorney Michele Roberts as its new Executive Director yesterday. Receiving 32 of a possible 34 votes with the remainder abstaining, Roberts becomes the first woman to head a North American professional sports union. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 29, 2014 / 11:30 am

Judge Rules For Shelly Sterling, Paving Path For Clippers Sale To Ballmer

Shelly Sterling, Donald Sterling

Yesterday the judge awarded Shelly Sterling a resounding win in her probate trail with estranged husband Donald Sterling. The decision will allow the record $2 billion sale of the Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to be completed. More importantly to basketball fans, we’ll now avoid the threat of a boycott by members of the Clippers and their coaching staff when training camp’s open in the fall. Read More »

NBA / Jul 29, 2014 / 11:00 am

Heat Owner Micky Arison On Next Season: “We’re Not Done; Not Even Close”

Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Micky Arison, LeBron James

When LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland, the Heat didn’t have much time to sulk. They had to get to work right away, as another one of their superstars, Chris Bosh, was highly sought-after on the open market. On the same day LeBron left, the Heat re-signed Bosh to a five-year deal. From there, they made other moves to remain a contender in the East, including bringing in Luol Deng as LeBron’s replacement. Yesterday, Miami owner Micky Arison published a letter addressing expectations for next season. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 10:15 am

Blake Griffin’s Small Back Fracture Reveal Comes After Back-Flipping Into Sea

Blake Griffin, Serge Ibaka

Blake Griffin‘s status for Team USA before the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain this summer is already known: he won’t be participating, and at the time he announced his withdrawal it was because he wanted to rest and prepare for next season with the Clippers. Now ESPN reports he suffered a small back fracture during the playoffs, and doctor’s advised he sit out the World Cup as a precautionary measure. Huh? Read More »