• vince

    so…. tomorrow we’ll see a daily dime end like this: “we’re out like Oden’s genitals” ?

    boy, will he get a hard time on the court/in the lockerroom….

  • control

    So, Toronto loses against the Bucks, then turns around and beats them, and then beats the Lakers…and they fall two spots on the power ranking from last week?

    Not getting the system used to rank these teams, and though I know the rankings don’t mean shit, it’s more of an arbitrary opinion by you guys…lets get some consistency going guys.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    @control — It’s not that the Raptors did anything to drop two spots, more that two teams who were previously below them (Miami and Chicago) did enough to move up.

  • LakeShow84

    This is discrimination!!!

  • LakeShow84

    Lol funniest part is the only keeping us in the top 2 is our record..

    We been pretty lackadaisacle lately..

  • 12thMan

    Cavs doing that without Mo…

  • The Other Aj

    Ok so the Nuggets have an unbeaten week and are still ranked below the mavs & hawks??

    And they have a better record then both of those teams…??? Come on Dime, you’re better than this…

    You can probably argue right now the Nuggs should be above the lake show…

  • http://twitter.com/thehoopla Peli

    This is a joke – Raptors FELL after beating the LA Lakers? After winning 66% of their games this week?

    Yall were in a hurry to finish these rankings weren’t you? Looks like you had no time to think it through.

  • http://www.scottkdouglas.com Scott

    @Austin,

    Dude, Miami did more?? lol They beat Washington and Sac-town… exactly how did they do more? They lost to Charlotte who’s below them and lost to Cleveland which is expected. I’d argue that Washington or Sac-town is at the same level as the Bucks, and the Laker victory for the Raps would’ve put them one up on the Heat.

    I’ll give you the Bulls, but more than the Heat?? Thats jokes.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    back like Jordan, wearin the 4-5
    It ain’t to play games witchu
    It’s to aim at you, probably maim you

  • Dagger

    This site’s relationship with Canadian basketball fans is genuinely funny. Raptors at 19th? Hilarious.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    We’re really getting upset about a 23-22 team being ranked 19th? At best, the Raps should be 16th. It’s really not that much of a difference.

  • Adam_416

    I’m convinced that they slight the Raps just to incite the rabid replies.

    But AB has a point, 16, 19, what’s the difference? They’re underachieving and have been for a few years now.

  • http://nba.com momo

    ayo dime why you hatinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn on toronto????

  • E$

    Rockets losing @ Home is never good, Tmac can still shoot freethrows, right? (smh) – Welcome back, Boobie Gibson – Greg Oden=short yellow bus

  • http://www.scottkdouglas.com Scott

    lol@Austin

    First you try to defend it, now you try to blow smoke on it, I’m not all that miffed they’re at 19, it is what it is, more so at that weak defence of why. lol

  • http://nba.com momo

    @Scott

    I like the raps too…but straight up…you just dont make no god man sense

  • added

    why no buzz on bogut as all-star reserve?

  • heavy d

    The Hawks could realistically have zero All-Stars? What? While I doubt the Hawks get 3 and it is very conceivable they don’t get 2, how can you say it is realistic to not at least get Joe Johnson on the squad? Statistically he’s as sound as any guard up for the job and I thought winning was supposed to account for something. At least that was what they said when Atlanta was under .500.

  • QQ

    Good to see Orlando crack the top 10 again. A little more consistency and we’ll be up there in no time.

    And AB, gotta give props to you on the mancrush article. I will always be irked at how you’ll always ride T-Mac’s balls, but at least you’re honest. Good article, from start to finish.

  • Sweet English

    Please excuse the following language in this post but this is getting pretty tiring.

    BOO FUCKING HOO DIME DON’T HAVE THE SAME OPINION AS ME!!!!

    Jesus fucking christ everybody. Right i have no idea how many Dime readers there are, but i want ONE of you, just ONE of you faggots that spend all day down here bitching away to rank ALL 30 NBA teams from 30-1, explain why they are where they are, then get thousands of people to read it and keep ALL of them happy. Are you all stupid?? Do you not see as rationable adults (or apparently whining ten year olds) that it is IMPOSSIBLE.

    Dime have managed to be pretty bang on except maybe put the raps a couple places back. ooooooh fucking hell there at 19 rather than 17. To be honest, who really cares outside the top 10? you aint winning SHIT at 16 you aint winning shit at 19.

    IM SICK OF THE HATERS ON THIS SITE!!!

  • Sweet English

    P.S Raps suck, Bosh sucks, Hockey Sucks.

    There, now i might get a reaction.

  • sans

    HAte Hate hate hate hate hate….grumblegrumblegrumble…
    First, if the Raptors spelt “defence” with an “s” they might close out on somebody

    and Dammit “Sweet English” stop hating on haters…its xenophobic…you about to have some hater kids…

    Cavs UP!

  • Coop

    Agree with English; anyone moaning about where ‘their’ team ranks has got a mental problem.

  • iain.

    @Austin

    16th ranked team in the L = Playoffs

    19th ranked team in the L = No Playoffs.

    I’d say thats quite a difference

  • http://twitter.com/thehoopla Peli

    Interestingly, nba.com, espn.com, yahoo sports and several other power rankings put the Raptors between 12-16. They took into account the fact they have had by far the hardest schedule in the league up to this point and are still hanging in at the 5th spot in the east. Also that they beat the best team in the league this past week (Lakers), and also have taken down the Cavs as well.
    These rankings are garbage.

  • JAY

    The Raptor fans here are questioning the REASONING behind the 2-spot drop off after a good week which included a win versus the champs… not their #19 position. IMO, they are right in doing so. It’s crazy that a team goes 2-1, beats the champs and drops 2 spots. If you cannot understand why the Raptor fans have an issue with that, you are an idiot. I’m curious about the reasoning behind it too. If anything, there shouldn’t have been any movement with the middle-of-the-pack teams.

  • JAY

    @peli

    I agree. The other publications take into account everything from sched., home-away wins/losses, to injuries, to overall record. I’m not quite sure how Dime does it but it does it doesn’t seem like much effort is put into it. Same goes with their articles.

  • http://www.WhyCandaceWhySheldon.thatbastard.com Chicagorilla

    @Austin,

    No way do the bulls “build” anything around Noah. So now it’s not safe to say that. I wouldn’t build $h!t castles around him.

  • http://www.WhyCandaceWhySheldon.thatbastard.com Chicagorilla

    @all the Raptors fans

    Its not like DIMEs list will determine the playoff brackets or something. I think they do that stuff to you guys just to piss you off and get you all worked up. lol, you guys take the bait every hitlist too.

    On a side note, MTV Jams was snapping last night with Mos Def, Kweli, Rakim, Alchemist, and a host of true hip hop artist (until they played the dog pound) for a nice chunk of their music block. Then of course came Ludacris’s “How low can you go” song to ruin the moment.

  • Drapsfan

    Dime doesn’t really watch Raptor games and nor could they obviously give a shit with the articles that have come out time and again….so all we can do is get mad.

    But according to English over there, why? We’re all just faggots no? Can expect nothing less from a forum posting tough guy

  • control

    Hahah, I was just asking a simple question and brought out the hate. The mark of a true hate artist I guess.

    I don’t think ranking lists like that deserve any hate or anything, it’s just funny seeing how some people perceive some teams compared to other teams. Toronto had by far the hardest schedule up to this point, with a damn near new team, and though they aren’t “contenders” they have the potential to be pretty good if they toughen up some and quit being so fucking soft in the 4th quarter (check out how often they are outscored in the 4th…it’s sick). Are they the 19th best team in the NBA right now? Hell no, they are a lot better than that and if they can put together a good run with their weaker schedule coming up, they MIGHT find themselves sitting at 3rd or 4th (in East) depending on how ATL or Orlando play.

    This shit is amusing though.

  • JBaller

    Agree with # 7 – Nuggets have the longest streak in the NBA right now – 7 in a row! Can’t be beat at home! SHould be Cavs, Nuggets, Lakers, Mavs, etc…

    Come on Dime! Get with the mile-high club!

  • sh!tfaced

    lol. gotta love the hate hate hate…

  • LAallDay

    I’m a HUGE Lakers fan. And after watching my team face Toronto, I can firmly say that:

    Raptors > Heat, Bobcats, Bulls

    Hands down. If y’all don’t believe it, start watching that team play. They’ve gotten A LOT better since the beginning of the season.

  • LAallDAY

    @ EVERYONE

    I’m a HUGE Lakers fan, I have been for years. And when I watched them lose to the Raptors, I wasn’t pissed, because the Raptors DESERVED that win. They’re a much better team than most of y’all think. IMO, there’s no question that:

    Raptors > Heat, Bulls, Bobcats

    no question about it.