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Smack, Twitter / Oct 31, 2014 / 11:30 am

Dan Le Batard Mocks Cavs And LeBron On Twitter

LeBron James

New uniforms, new court, the NBA’s best player returning to his hometown to play in a nationally televised home debut while a coterie of all-stars surround him. Check, check, check and check. Still, the Knicks played spoiler last night, 95-90 on TNT, when LeBron James and the Cavs came out flat to start the 2014-15 NBA season. As a result, Miami sports columnist and radio host Dan Le Batard, a frequent LeBron and Cavs foil ever since Decision 2.0 was announced, exhibited quite a bit of schadenfreude on Twitter during and after Cleveland’s stunning opening home loss. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 31, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Confronts A Clippers Fan

Russell Westbrook, Steve Blake

After playing a couple possessions following afracture in the second matacarpal of his right — shooting — hand, Russell Westbrook headed back to the locker room last night during LA’s 93-90 win. X-Rays later revealed the fracture, and he could miss four to six weeks. But when Russ was being led back to the locker room, a Clippers fan caught his attention and drew his ire, as you’ll see in the video after the jump. Read More »

Smack / Oct 31, 2014 / 9:00 am

Josh Smith Responds To Faried: “I’m Bustin’ His A**…He Fears Me, He’s Scared Of Me”

Kenneth Faried, Josh Smith

After the Nuggets defeated the Pistons on Wednesday night, 89-79, Kenneth Faried saidJosh Smithshot them out of the game.” While Smith struggled after a great first quarter, his ensuing overreaction to Faried’s comments yesterday shows how much Faried’s words must have stung. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 31, 2014 / 12:30 am

Update: Russell Westbrook Suffers Small Fracture In Right Hand

Russell Westbrook

Already down Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder will finish their game against the Los Angeles Clippers without their other superstar. Russell Westbrook exited midway through the second quarter with a right hand injury and will not return. Read More »

Video / Oct 31, 2014 / 12:00 am

Watch DeAndre Jordan Get His Head At Rim Level For Soaring Alley-Oop Finish

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan (photo. nba.com)

Oh, how we missed Lob City. Watch Chris Paul find DeAndre Jordan in the pick-and-roll for a soaring, powerful alley-oop slam. Read More »

NBA / Oct 30, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Carmelo Anthony Spoils LeBron James’ Homecoming With Late-Game Dagger

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony

Who saw that coming? In what will surely rank as one of the most stunning outcomes of the entire 2014-2015 season, the New York Knicks spoiled LeBron James’ homecoming by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 95-90 on Thursday night. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Oct 30, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Video: Magic Rookie Aaron Gordon Rises For Alley-Oop Slam Over Glen Rice, Jr.

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon is already scary. Just imagine if the Orlando Magic rookie’s skills ever catch up to his athleticism. For now, though, flashes of that world class explosiveness will more than suffice. Watch Gordon lead the break before rising and finishing an alley-oop over top of the Washington Wizards’ Glen Rice, Jr.. Read More »

Video / Oct 30, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Watch LeBron James Muscle His Way To First Basket With Cavaliers Since 2010

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. SBNation GIF)

Yup. We’ll be seeing a lot of this. Watch LeBron James scores his first basket as a Cleveland Cavalier since 2010 via a pin-point outlet pass from superstar teammate Kevin Love. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 30, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Panthers’ Cam Newton Is Rocking Hornets Cleats Tonight

Cam Newton

Our eyes will be on Cleveland tonight for LeBron James’ homecoming, and yours should be, too. But believe it or not, there are sports besides basketball being played on Thursday. Like a true hoops fanatic, though, the Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton just can’t keep at least some of his focus away from the NBA. The star quarterback is rocking Under Armour cleats with Charlotte Hornets flair during warmups for his game against the New Orleans Saints. Read More »

Video / Oct 30, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Watch Spider-Man Throw Down Ridiculous Dunks

Jordan Kilganon

Jordan Kilganon (photo. Hoopmixtape YouTube)

The last time Dime brought you footage of “Spider-Man” going off on the blacktop, it was secretly streetball legend The Professor donning the infamous red and blue costume in a series of terrific showcases of his unreal skills. While The Professor was busy tearing up the court during this past summer’s Ball Up tour, a new face has been suiting up as the Marvel hero. Based on the mix from Hoopmixtape, 6-1 high-flyer Jordan Kilganon brought out the athleticism, creativity, and craftiness that a basketball version of Peter Parker’s alter-ego must possess. Read More »