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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 »

Latest News / Oct 30, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Video: Chris Bosh Scores 26 Points, Grabs 15 Rebounds In Miami’s Debut Win

Chris Bosh, Marcin Gortat

So much for Chris Bosh needing LeBron James to succeed. In his first game without The King at his side in four seasons, the Miami Heat’s new franchise player scored 26 points, pulled down 15 rebounds, and dished four assists in his team’s season-opening win over the division rival Washington Wizards. Read More »

NBA / Oct 30, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Fans In Attendance At Cavs Opener Will Join LeBron James In Pre-Game Chalk Toss

LeBron James

LeBron James polled his Twitter followers yesterday on whether or not he should perform his infamous chalk toss in 2014-2015. Considering that Nike has gifted fans in attendance of tonight’s Cleveland Cavaliers season-opener with confetti to make a dust cloud of their own, we think we know The King’s final decision. Read More »

Video / Oct 30, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Watch Steph Curry Weave Through Hapless Kings Defenders For Slick Finish

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Kyle Terada, USATODAY)

We’ve said it before, and this clip allows us to say it again: Steph Curry is best known as the world’s top shooter, but he might be basketball’s preeminent ballhandler, too. Watch the Golden State Warriors superstar embarrass the Sacramento Kings by weaving his way through three defenders on the break before finishing with a crafty layup. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 30, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Rookie Stars Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Nerlens Noel Struggle In Debuts

Andrew Wiggins

20 points, 19 rebounds, three assists – what a game for Jabari Parker! Except not really. Those numbers are the combined statistics from the debuts of young stars Parker, Andrew Wiggins, and Nerlens Noel. The Rookie of the Year favorites labored relative to expectations in their opening NBA contests, lending further credence to talk of early summer that 2014-2015’s crop of first-year players would never live up to sky-high expectations. Read More »

NBA / Oct 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Rajon Rondo Rides Boston’s T Before Win Over The Nets

Mirza Teletovic, Rajon Rondo

It seems Rajon Rondo felt good to go around nap-time when the Brooklyn Nets were in Boston last night to tip off the 2014-15 season. Except, Rondo didn’t want to deal with Boston’s crazy traffic and opted to take public transportation to the game before helping the C’s eviscerate the Nets, 121-105. Read More »

Smack / Oct 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Upon Further Review, Did Kobe Bryant Call Dwight Howard A “B**ch-A** N***er?”

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

After watching the video we posted earlier today showing Kobe Bryant cursing out Dwight Howard during the Rockets-Lakers game on Tuesday, one of Dime‘s employees claims Kobe allegedly follows up the aforementioned curse of Dwight with, “bitch-ass n***er.” If so, and the NBA higher-ups somehow watch the video and come to the same conclusions, he could be fined. Read More »

Video / Oct 30, 2014 / 1:00 pm

LeBron James, Cavs, Clevelanders Come Together In Chilling Nike Ad

LeBron James, Nike

LeBron James, Nike (photo. Nike)

It’s almost that time. LeBron James’ homecoming will finally be complete in only a matter of hours. Just before The King takes the court in front of his Northeast Ohio brethren, Nike released this chill-inducing new ad that shows James, his teammates, and thousands of fans doing it “together” for Cleveland. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 30, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Video: This Awful Kobe Bryant Posession Is Lakers’ Offense In A Nutshell

Kobe Bryant

At least Kobe Bryant is getting his shots and points? In a perfect encapsulation of the Los Angeles Lakers’ wholesale offensive labors, watch the Mamba try to take-on three Phoenix Suns defenders as his overmatched teammates wait for a pass that will never come. Read More »