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NBA, Playground / Aug 29, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Fear & Loathing in Seattle: Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am Helps a City Heal

Jamal Crawford

When you walk into the Royal Brougham Pavilion at Seattle Pacific University in Queen Anne, it doesn’t feel like a college arena. It feels more like a high school gymnasium, and there’s an immediate air of intimacy here that’s rare given the fact that the upcoming game features so many professional basketball players.

It’s a little before 4 p.m., and Dime arrived in Seattle this Saturday in late July just in time for the final game of Week 4 of the Seattle Pro-Am, a match-up featuring Jamal Crawford and his DRG Wolverines versus Alvin Snow and the Stranger Cougars. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 29, 2014 / 8:00 pm

The 2014 Jordan Brand Holiday Preview Explores The Past, Present & Future

Jordan Brand Holiday Preview

Much like waiting on a great meal can almost be better than actually eating it, sneaker aficionados thrive on anticipation. As such, the Jordan Brand Holiday Preview has become a week to circle on the calendar, serving to whet our appetites for what lies in store for the winter. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 29, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Jerry Colangelo Says This American Team Is “By Far” Better Than 2010′s

Kenneth Faried (photo. USA Basketball Twitter)

This World Cup squad isn’t the one USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo envisioned before this summer. 2012 Olympians Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love and Team USA locks Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge all elected against representing their country before training camp began in late July. After Paul George’s devastating injury and Kevin Durant’s subsequent departure just days later, the United States bore barely passing resemblance to the group Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski thought they’d field in Spain. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 29, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Point 3 Basketball Shorts Labor Day Sale

Point 3 Basketball Shorts

POINT 3 Basketball received a patent for their industry-changing moisture control technology earlier this month. Now, with Labor Day Weekend upon us, they’re holding a sale with three new colors for their ground-breaking shorts. All feature their DRYV® Moisture Control Technology. Read More »

GIFs, High School, Playground / Aug 29, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Video: Stanley Johnson Tears Up The Drew League

Stanley Johnson

Incoming Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson has put together quite an impressive summer resume. The four-time California state champion earned MVP honors for his 43-point performance at the Ballislife All-American Game in May, and he lit up arguably the two most entertaining and competitive pro-am/summer leagues in the nation: the Seattle Pro-Am and the Drew League. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Aug 29, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Video: The Top 10 Miami Heat Plays Of The 2013-14 Season

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

The 2013-14 Miami Heat made it to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season. They did not, however, capture a third straight title, and the focal point of their dominating four-year run, decided to head home after opting out this summer. Despite the loss of LeBron James, let’s take a look back at the final season with Miami’s big three of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and James. Read More »

Video / Aug 29, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Watch Jamal Crawford’s Surprising Poster Dunk

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford (photo. Dto Vine)

Los Angeles Clippers guard and Seattle Pro-Am host Jamal Crawford recorded just three dunks last season. We don’t remember any of them, frankly, but still feel confident saying none were as awesome as this one. Read More »

Overseas / Aug 29, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Manny Pacquiao Wants To Recruit Metta World Peace

Metta World Peace

Manny Pacquiao is the owner of the Kia Sorentos, an expansion team in the Philippine Basketball Association. He wants to recruit a high profile player to his team, and is targeting Metta World Peace. Read More »

College / Aug 29, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: Watch Nik Stauskas Hit 15 Straight Three-Pointers In 46 Seconds

Nik Stauskas

Kings rookie Nik Stauskas spent two seasons at Michigan before declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft. He shot better than 44 percent in both those campaigns, and the Kings expect him to make an impact from beyond the arc after they finished 27th in the league in three-point shooting percentage last season. A recent video of Stauskas training this summer should make Sac-town fans happy and could even mean he gets a nod for the three-point shootout in February. Read More »

Smack / Aug 29, 2014 / 12:30 pm

John Calipari Says Anthony Davis Could Soon “Be The Best Player In The NBA”

Anthony Davis

There might not be two basketball minds that know Anthony Davis better than the University of Kentucky’s John Calipari and the New Orleans Pelicans’ Monty Williams. Calipari watched Team USA’s best player evolve from a gangly high school senior to the NCAA’s Player of the Year, while Williams has enjoyed a first-class seat for Davis’ development from talented, inconsistent rookie to dominant, two-way force. And it’s all been in a span of four years. Read More »