Dime Blog

NBA / Jul 23, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Dominique Wilkins Always Wanted To Play “Against” The Best

Dominique Wilkins in Twilight Zone Pump

For some, the “Human Highlight Film” Dominique Wilkins exemplifies all that was great about the physical, badass aura of ‘80s and ‘90s basketball. For others, memories of his legendary dunk contest performances – most notably, taking down Michael Jordan in 1985 – can’t be beat. But beyond his ultra athleticism, he was also a gifted scorer, dedicated defender and a terrific rebounder. At the Reebok Classic Breakout roundtable on the Philadelphia University campus, Dime spoke with the Atlanta Hawks’ all-time leading scorer to go over the evolution of the game, dunk contests and why he wanted to “beat” other stars, not team up with them. Read More »

Smack / Jul 23, 2014 / 2:48 pm

Kanye Compares Himself and Kim K To “Two LeBrons”

LeBron James

In a new interview this week with Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Kanye West compared himself to LeBron James. It’s not the first time he’s done so, and it probably won’t be the last. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jul 23, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Video: Kid Asked Dwayne Wade Why He Flops

Paul George, Dwyane Wade

It was bound to happen. A little kid finally asked Dwyane Wade about his propensity to flop, and you can imagine how uncomfortable the repeated question was for the three-time champ. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 23, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Bulls Offering Gibson, McDermott, Mirotic to ‘Wolves For Love

Taj Gibson

Terms of the Chicago Bulls’ trade offer to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love have emerged. According to Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops, the Bulls are willing to surrender Taj Gibson and rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic if it nets them Love. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 23, 2014 / 12:35 pm

Cavs Trade Carrick Felix, Paving Way For Love Deal

Carrick Felix, Anthony Bennett

Last night, Cleveland traded Carrick Felix, a 2015 second-round pick and cash considerations to the Utah Jazz in exchange for John Lucas III, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy. The actual players changing teams in the deal aren’t that significant, it’s the non-guaranteed nature of their contracts that clears the way for a possible Kevin Love trade. Read More »

High School / Jul 23, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Remember This Name: Malik Monk, Crazy-Athletic Class Of 2016 Wing

Malik Monk

Class of 2016 wing Malik Monk dominated Nike Peach Jam last week, scoring 40 points on just 20 shots in one outing and moving to the top of AAU’s individual rankings. Thankfully, Monk made his HoopMixTape debut recently with a sick video highlighting the teenager’s insane athleticism and limitless range. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 23, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Pics: Wizards Unveil New Navy Alternate Jersey

Wizards new alternate jerseys

The Washington Wizards — in conjunction with adidas and the NBA — released a teaser of their new alternate uniforms on Tuesday, with the navy blue and red color blocking at the top and “Washington” listed on the front. Read More »

WNBA / Jul 23, 2014 / 11:30 am

Maya Moore Makes WNBA History With 48-Point Night

Maya Moore

Although it’s the NBA superstars who receive the bulk of basketball attention, there are multiple players in the WNBA who continue to impress on a nightly basis. None, however, more than Maya Moore, who just dropped 24 points in this past weekend’s all-star game, but doubled that output for a career-high last night. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 23, 2014 / 11:00 am

Desmond Mason Fulfills His Dream & Becomes An Artist

Desmond Mason

You might remember Desmond Mason. He played 10 seasons in the NBA, and won the Slam Dunk Contest in 2001. In 2005, he averaged a career-high 17.2 points per game with the Milwaukee Bucks. Since retiring from the NBA, Mason has been fulfilling his lifelong dream of being an artist. Read More »

instagram, Twitter / Jul 23, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says He’ll Train Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Earlier in the off-season — after what Paul George described as the Pacers forgetting their “edge,” which led to a marked drop in performance during the second half of the season — the team was reportedly “quietly” shopping Roy Hibbert. We’re not so sure after a tweet and Instagram post showed Roy dining with Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with more tutelage in store. Read More »