Archive for August, 2011

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 30, 2011 / 5:00 pm

Nigel Sylvester x Casio G-Shock “GD100NS-7″ Watch

Nigel Sylvester x Casio G-Shock Watch

Chances are you already know the name Nigel Sylvester. The pro BMX rider from Queens was featured in the pages of Dime #55 alongside his sneaker boutique, Format, and is now making waves with the release of his signature watch, the Casio G-Shock GD100NS-7. Combining Nigel’s street style with G-Shock’s toughness, the collaborative timepiece is definitely worth copping. Check it out: Read More »

Overseas, Video / Aug 30, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Breaking News: Maciej Lampe Out For At Least Five Months

Speaking of the Euroleague, Spanish club Caja Laboral got some horrible news this week when they learned that Maciej Lampe – yes, that Maciej Lampe – will be sidelined for at least five months due to a hip injury. The former 30th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, who spent three seasons in the NBA with New York, Phoenix, New Orleans and Houston, signed a two-year deal with Laboral this summer. He will undergo surgery in the United States next week. And for all you Knicks fans out there, check out some recent highlights!


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Featured Gallery, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 30, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Euroleague Teams & Players To Be Featured In NBA JAM

NBA JAM

Just when you got worried about what basketball video games were going to look like this fall, I’m here with some good news: Euroleague players will be featured in the upcoming release of NBA JAM: On Fire Edition. This is the first time that European clubs will be officially represented in the NBA JAM franchise. Read More »

College, High School / Aug 30, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Brandon Ashley To Arizona Makes Wildcats Scary In 2012

Brandon Ashley

Brandon Ashley (photo. Nike)

Sean Miller is rolling through the recruiting circuit heading into only his third season at Arizona. On Monday, the Wildcats’ head coach pulled in his biggest recruit yet, landing a top-5 overall prospect in the Class of 2012, Brandon Ashley, to a verbal commitment.

The 6-8, 215-pound power forward transferred this summer to Findlay Prep in Nevada following his time at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, and chose the Arizona over Oregon, UCLA and Kentucky. Scooping Nike U and the country’s best recruiter in Kentucky’s John Calipari is surely a sign of things to come for Miller at Arizona. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 30, 2011 / 1:30 pm

Under Armour Micro G Juke – Elite 24 Player Exclusive

Under Armour Micro G Juke

There might be no rookie we’re more excited to see play this season than Kemba Walker. I mean, I know that I’m just wondering if he can continue his hot streak that started at the Big East Tournament and ended with a national championship. Well now we get a chance to see that kicks that he’ll be doing it in. Introducing the Under Armour Micro G Juke. While we’ll see Kemba’s PEs once the season gets closer, check out two colorways made specifically for last weekend’s Boost Mobile Elite 24. Read More »

Dime Training, NBA, Video / Aug 30, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Blake Griffin’s Dynamic Rebounding Drills & Workout

Despite what you may think, most NBA players don’t set sail for the Caribbean once the season ends; many decide to live in the gym. And after winning Rookie of the Year, this is definitely the case for Blake Griffin. With that, check out Blake’s dynamic rebounding workout presented by Nike Basketball. In five one-minute videos, you’ll see everything from the warm-up to get your body ready to explosive rim touches to the correct technique on boxing out and grabbing the board.


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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Aug 30, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Top 50 Keeper Rankings In 2011-12 Fantasy Basketball

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Rob Hammer)

There are so many moving parts when ranking players for keeper leagues – ages, contracts, long-term prospects vs. immediate returns, the league’s expiration date and the unknowns that come with real-life basketball. Clearly, this task is more of an inexact science than cooking up the typical fare of preseason fantasy rankings for non-keeper leagues. This means readers would do well to grab a few grains of salt before reading this list, which is based on the assumptions that you’ll be committing to a nine-category, head-to-head keeper league in 2011-12 and at least two seasons beyond. In general, players who are 30-plus years old were excluded, save for a couple exceptions. Following each player’s name is what his age will be when (or if) the 2011-12 NBA season begins. Read More »

NBA / Aug 30, 2011 / 11:00 am

Rivalries Renewed: New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics

Knicks-Celtics

The NBA tends to come full circle. I mean, did we ever think that after the Mavericks watched the Heat celebrate on their home floor that they would come back to South Beach a mere five years later and return the favor? Did we ever think that the great Phil Jackson could have even had a chance to win 12 titles, coaching two different teams in three different decades? But the NBA has been around a long time, and while we may not have anything on a Red Sox–Yankees level, there are several matchups that come back to rear their ugly head, again and again, kind of like a bad Freddy vs. Jason movie. In honor of this week’s Sox-Yanks series, here is one of our favorite rivalries, Knicks vs. Celtics, which has been renewed from decade to decade. Read More »

Video / Aug 30, 2011 / 10:30 am

Dwight Howard’s Extended adidas Originals Commercial

As we already told you, adidas Originals is doin’ it big this fall with some amazing releases and an amazing campaign to go with ‘em. With that, watch Dwight Howard talk about self-expression and individuality on set at Atlanta’s Mozley Park with his boy Josh Smith in this extended version of his spot.


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Smack / Aug 30, 2011 / 12:00 am

Wilson Chandler Bounces To China

Wilson Chandler

Wilson Chandler (photo. Matt Brown)

Damn, we didn’t know Wilson Chandler was this big of a risk taker. But the forward is basically giving up the NBA season, and has agreed to a deal with Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association. The rumors of an international deal for Chandler were circulating for the last few weeks, but now it’s official with a league that doesn’t allow its teams to sign NBA players under contracts. Chandler is a restricted free agent so his move is a huge one, and he knows it, saying it is a risk but it’s one he believes in. This will be an amazing experience for him. Read More »