Archive for August, 2011

High School, NBA / Aug 31, 2011 / 5:30 pm

Kenny Anderson To Coach At Posnack Jewish Day School

Kenny Anderson

Kenny Anderson (photo. Posnack Jewish Day School)

Thanks to the Palm Beach Post, it’s time for your daily edition of “random coaching hirings,” this time brought to you by none other than the Posnack Jewish Day School in Davie, Fla. So who did this high school hire to be their new basketball coach? Former NBA point guard Kenny Anderson, of course. Read More »

Playground / Aug 31, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Hoop It Up 3-On-3 & USA Basketball Come Together

USA Basketball

I always wanted to enter the Hoop It Up three-on-three tournament but never did. Clearly, I missed out. It’s wildly popular and no matter where you go in this country, if you ask someone about hooping in the Hoop It Up, they usually know what you’re talking about. Now, a partnership will be taking the 3-on-3 king worldwide.

For the first time ever, on September 9-11 in Italy, FIBA is holding an Invitational 3×3 Youth World Championship for boys and girls 18 years old and younger. How amazing is that? Four players from both the girl’s and boy’s USA Basketball Developmental Team were selected to represent us. Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 31, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Trailer: Rodman Revealed

After this month’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction, Dennis Rodman has been back in the public eye. And thankfully, that was enough reason for NBA TV to put together Rodman Revealed, an all-access look at the life and career of one of the NBA’s most entertaining players. While the show will air Sept. 6 at 8 p.m., check out the trailer below.


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College / Aug 31, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Exclusive Photos Of Kansas State’s New Court Design

Bramlage Coliseum

With no NBA season on the horizon, college basketball is going to be the best show around this fall. (Although my boys McCarthy and Heaslip would argue that it always has been.) And for anyone that’s ever been to a game at Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum – also known as the “Octagon of Doom” – you know the atmosphere is like none other. I mean, they do play in Manhattan after all. Anyways, when word broke that the floor – originally purchased and installed in 2004 – had received a new court design to incorporate the athletics department’s new branding effort, we thought y’all might like to see it. Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 31, 2011 / 1:30 pm

Top 10 Alley-Oops In NBA History

Although we clearly can’t say this is a definitive list, especially without Kemp-to-Payton, I don’t think anyone’s going to argue about watching these…


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NBA, Playground / Aug 31, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Battlegrounds: The Top 5 U.S. Basketball Cities

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings (photo. Under Armour)

Which U.S. city brings the most hardwood heat? Who has the blacktop game on lock? Bring that up in any barbershop or in any gym across the country and you’ll have heated arguments. New York. Seattle. Los Angeles. Chicago. Baltimore. Houston. Miami. D.C. And more. With the lockout this summer, the question that was once a mere talking point is now real. Which city could suit up it’s top talent and beat everyone else? We’re getting a taste of it with games like the Goodman/’Melo League All-Star showcase from last night. But those aren’t 100 percent real. LeBron and Chris Paul played because they’re two of the top 10 players in the league. No one is going to tell them to take next. If they want to play, they’re going to suit up. Read More »

DimeBag / Aug 31, 2011 / 12:00 pm

DimeBag: The Weekly Dime Mailbag, Volume II

DimeBag

DimeBag (design. Ryan Hurst)

Another week, another DimeBag. Once again, your creative curiosity does not disappoint. In this week’s addition, the DimeBag touches on Big East Recruiting, NBA street fights and tipping etiquette. Anyway, to the questions. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Aug 31, 2011 / 11:00 am

Dime #65: Baltimore’s Aquille Carr Is “The Crime Stopper”

Dime #65 Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr, Dime #65

For a summer filled with so much uncertainty, one thing has become undeniably clear: Basketball has never been better. After an epic NBA Finals, pundits around the world saw July 1′s expiration of the collective bargaining agreement as the “End of Days.” Instead, we witnessed NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Chris Paul fly to the Philippines for an exhibition game; Kevin Durant, Brandon Jennings and John Wall hit every top-flight Pro-Am across the country; and two of the most well-known summer leagues – D.C.’s Goodman League and L.A.’s Drew League – battle for bragging rights in our nation’s capital.

But amongst all that, we could not help but find ourselves completely enraptured with an electric 5-7 point guard from Baltimore named Aquille Carr. Read More »

Video / Aug 31, 2011 / 10:00 am

Top 10 Plays From The Goodman League vs. Melo League Showdown

As you know, all eyes in the hoops world last night were on the Goodman League vs. Melo League showdown in Baltimore. Couldn’t make it in the gym? We got you. Here are highlights from the Melo’s 149-141 victory in which Kevin Durant‘s 59-point performance was countered by 38 from LeBron James, 36 from Carmelo Anthony and 18 from Chris Paul. Check out the Top 10 plays from what some are calling “the best game of the summer” below.


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Smack / Aug 31, 2011 / 12:14 am

The Alpha Male Eats First

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Rob Hammer)

To become an alpha male, you really have to fight. Again and again. If we’re talking animals, it’s an everyday struggle. Only the strongest survive, and the only way you can survive is by beating everyone and doing it nonstop. The challenges never stop coming. The next in line never stops breathing down your neck. You can make a case it’s the same way in the NBA. We assumed LeBron had the title wrapped up for a while. But with the show Kevin Durant has been putting on this summer, who knows? Yes, it’s only summer leagues (where the defense makes the Warriors look like the Bad Boy Pistons). But KD is playing with some of the top talent and outshining everyone. That has to mean something. Right? Read More »