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Video / Sep 22, 2014 / 12:15 am

Watch Bone Collector Drop Trey Songz With Double Nutmeg At Power 106 Game

Bone Collector, Trey Songz (photo. @ballup_ceo)

Bone Collector, Trey Songz (photo. @ballup_ceo)

R&B superstar Trey Songz can definitely ball, but Bone Collector is on a whole ‘nother level. So it’s not surprising that the streetball sensation dropped the “Na Na” singer at the Power 106 All-Star Celebrity Game on Sunday, but that doesn’t make watching video of it any less entertaining. Read More »

NBA / Sep 21, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Video: Go Behind The Scenes Of Recent Charlotte Hornets Photo Shoot

Kemba Walker

The NBA’s official media day is still over one week away, but the re-branded Charlotte Hornets are intent on creating a buzz before their peers. This entertaining video takes you behind the scenes of the Hornets’ recent photo shoot, as Al Jefferson, Kemba Walker, Lance Stephenson, and company mug for the camera in the sick old-school duds the team is debuting this season. Read More »

Video / Sep 21, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Watch Sweden’s Marcus Eriksson Make 62 Straight Three-Pointers

Marcus Eriksson

Marcus Eriksson (photo. SVT Sport)

There’s no defense of which to speak and he’s shooting from a basic standstill, but 62 straight three-pointers is 62 straight three-pointers. Check out Sweden’s Marcus Erikkson accomplish the incredible feat in the most casual manner possible. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 21, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Report: ‘Wolves, Rubio “A Good Distance Apart” On Contract Extension

Ricky Rubio

It was reported this summer that contract extension negotiations between Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves “wouldn’t be easy.” A couple months later and with the October 31 deadline for extensions looming larger every day, that assumption has proven the case and then some. Read More »

instagram, Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 21, 2014 / 1:15 pm

George Posts Photo Of Pacers At Hibbert’s Wedding With Hilarious Caption

Indiana Pacers (photo. Paul George Instagram)

This hasn’t exactly been an offseason to remember for the Indiana Pacers. They saw former team leader Danny Granger sign with an archrival, key young playmaker Lance Stephenson depart in free agency, and superstar Paul George suffer a devastating injury that left the entire league shaken. If any team is entitled to fun as training camp looms on September 30, it’s definitely the Pacers. And from the looks of things, they definitely had some this weekend at Roy Hibbert’s wedding. Read More »

Video / Sep 21, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Tony Parker Makes Overhead, Backwards Halfcourt Shot Look Easy

Tony Parker

Tony Parker (photo. Léquipe 21 Vine)

Not even close, Shabazz Napier. Move over, Andre Drummond. Your halfcourt trick-shots pale in comparison to Tony Parker’s. Read More »

Smack / Sep 20, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Video: Adorable Little Girl Recites Allen Iverson’s Infamous “Practice” Rant

Maggie, Allen Iverson

It was over 12 years ago that the Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson – who Kevin Durant recently dubbed “pound-for-pound the best” – ended his season in ridiculously quotable fashion by going on, and on, and on about practice. The original video is awesome, and certainly worthy of your time. Far more entertaining, though, is this adorable little girl’s take on The Answer’s rant. Read More »

Video / Sep 20, 2014 / 5:00 pm

This Sick Passing Highlight Video Shows Off DeMarcus Cousins’ Versatility

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins (Ed Szczepanski, USATODAY)

Think of DeMarcus Cousins. 6-11, 270 pounds, with a burgeoning post-game, Boogie is surely banging, powering, and willing his way to bucket after bucket in your head. And you’re not wrong for imagining him that way, but doing so still does a disservice to the skill and finesse that makes Cousins one of the league’s best and most unique big men. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 20, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Chris Paul Cried After Blowing Game 5 Against OKC, And He Won’t Forget

Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul

There are those atavistic few who believe an athlete’s tears are a sign of weakness. But for many they’re a sign of just how much that athlete cares about the game they hold so dear. That’s why when Chris Paul cried after the Los Angeles Clippers’ blew a late lead in a watershed Game 5 that would have given them a 3-2 advantage in their Western Conference Semifinal series against the Thunder, it engendered in us the empathy and respect of the latter reaction. Paul, for his part, is turning it into fuel for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Read More »

NBA / Sep 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: C.J. Watson Talks Paul George, Pacers, And His New Role This Season

C.J. Watson

The Indiana Pacers’ prospects for the 2014-2015 season took a drastic turn in early August when superstar wing Paul George was lost for the year due to a broken leg. Combining George’s absence with the free agency departure of Lance Stephenson leaves the Pacers without their two top playmakers, making offense even more difficult for a team that labored as much as any on that end down the stretch of 2013-2014.

Of those players expected to pick up the scoring slack is guard C.J. Watson, who shored up one of his team’s biggest weaknesses last season by providing consistent two-way play off the bench. Watson took time from his busy offseason schedule recently to talk with Dime, and painted a measured, realistic picture of Indy’s adjusted place among the league hierarchy in 2014-2015. And if the Pacers defy expectations and emerge as legitimate threats in the Eastern Conference, you can bet an ultra-aggressive Watson will be helping to lead the charge. Considering Watson’s rare, winding, and unlikely path to such a rock solid career, we certainly wouldn’t be shocked if that ultimately proves the case. Read More »