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NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Andrew Bogut Undergoes Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment; Out Indefinitely

Andrew Bogut

This isn’t doomsday for the Golden State Warriors, but it’s hardly encouraging, either. After Andrew Bogut said earlier this week that he should “probably” be worried about his suspiciously balky right knee, the Aussie center underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on Thursday and will be sidelined indefinitely. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 18, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Carmelo Anthony At Jordan Melo M11 Release: “I Didn’t Let (Michael Jordan) Down”

Carmelo Anthony, Jordan Melo M11

Long before he’d ever take a shot at Madison Square Garden, a 15-year-old Carmelo Anthony headed to Midnight Madness at the famous Madison Dome in East Baltimore with something to prove. Everyone who was anyone showed up at the witching hour to watch the best players in the city, and Carmelo was prepared to sink or swim. Read More »

NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Lakers’ Julius Randle Off Crutches, Performing Leg Presses At Practice

Julius Randle

Let’s hope his fellow rookies enjoy similarly swift timelines of recovery. After suffering a broken leg in the season-opener on October 29, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle is already walking without crutches and performing load-bearing exercises. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Dec 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Mavericks Follow Rajon Rondo On Twitter; Rockets Prefer Goran Dragic

Rajon Rondo

If the Dallas Mavericks really are the most ardent pursuers of Rajon Rondo, they’re not doing a good job of playing coy. Hours after a report emerged that the Boston Celtics point guard would be “open” to re-signing with Mark Cuban’s team, the Mavs followed Rondo on Twitter. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 18, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Brandblack To Drop Limited Number Of J.Crossover II “Seattle” Colorways

Brandblack J.Crossover II "Seattle"

On Saturday Dec. 20 at BAIT Seattle, boutique Brandblack is dropping a limited number of Jamal Crawford signature kicks. The special J.Crossover II launching in the spring and summer of 2015 is geting a special Seattle-infused makeover in a limited edition colorway for fans in Crawford’s hometown. Read More »

Smack / Dec 18, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Struggling Nicolas Batum Says Overall Game, More Aggression “Is Coming”

Nicolas Batum

It speaks volumes of the Portland Trail Blazers’ wealth of talent that they’ve started the season 20-6 despite uncharacteristic play from Nicolas Batum. The multifaceted 6-9 wing is shooting career-low marks from the field and three-point range, and using fewer possessions than he has since his rookie year. But this wasn’t the plan for 2014-2015, and Batum is confident that his game – and health – will come around soon enough as the result of a more aggressive mindset. Read More »

Video / Dec 18, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Kyrie Irving, Dwyane Wade Are Giving “No Gifts” To Opponents This Christmas

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (photo. NBA)

This is the season of giving. And while NBA stars like Kyrie Irving, Dwyane Wade, and Steph Curry are putting their fortune to generous use off the court, they won’t be doing so onit. In this amusing new spot from the NBA, watch Irving, Wade, Curry, and more fuel training in advance of Christmas day games by insisting they’re giving “no gifts” this season. Read More »

Video / Dec 18, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch Dwyane Wade Drop Season-High 42 Points In Loss To Jazz

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (Robert Mayer, USATODAY)

In Wednesday night’s matchup against the Utah Jazz, the Miami Heat used its 11th different starting lineup in 26 games. Chris Bosh remained sidelined with a calf strain for the third straight outing, while Josh McRoberts awaits upcoming surgery to a torn meniscus that could keep him out for the remainder of the season. Miami looked for that much-needed win against the Jazz, who had only won two games on the road coming into Wednesday’s battle at American Airlines Arena. Read More »

NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Brendan Haywood On The Cavs, LeBron, Playing With MJ, His Contract & More

Brendan Haywood

Being comfortable in one’s skin can be a difficult task, but veteran center Brendan Haywood from the Cleveland Cavaliers has mastered the art. He’s a throwback type of center. You know, the type that likes to rebound, block shots and stay close to the basket. He’s a contributor not a complainer and never worries about what he isn’t. Instead, he focuses on what he is, and how he can help his team. Read More »

College, High School / Dec 18, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: High Schooler D.J. Harvey Headbutts Backboard On Block Try

D.J. Harvey

Have you ever wondered why that padding on the underside of backboards exists? For incredibly rare moments like this, of course. Watch DeMatha Catholic (MD) sophomore D.J. Harvey, Jr. hit his head hard on the backboard while rising for a huge block in a recent game. Read More »