If you have ever been in New York for the summer, then you know that the place to be seen on weekends is the Hamptons. So when AXE invited Dime to come hang with them and projected top-10 pick Kemba Walker at AXE Lounge in Southampton, we jumped at the chance. Watch Kemba talk about sneakers, music, his all-time favorite UConn players and more.
The last two years have brought nothing but success for Mike Krzyzewski, better known as “Coach K.” In 2008, he guided the United States men’s national team to an Olympic gold medal in Beijing, and in 2010 — on his regular day job — he led Duke University to another NCAA championship. In between, Coach K landed some of the top high school recruiting classes in the country, and is committed to coaching Team USA through the 2012 Olympics at least, ensuring the winning won’t stop anytime soon. Read More »
Day 1 is finally starting to heat up. There have been multiple signings thus far, most of them puzzling. The most recent news is that Rudy Gay will accept a five-year, $80 million contract from the Memphis Grizzlies.
In other news/rumors:
* Negotiations on a new deal with Phoenix fell through last night, so it looks like Amar’e will be playing elsewhere next year. Read More »
When Mike Brown was fired over a little over a month ago, I listed Tom Thibodeau, Larry Brown and Avery Johnson as the three coaches the Cavaliers should pursue for their head coaching vacancy. Now, Thibodeau is with the Bulls, Johnson is with the Nets, and Larry Brown — still under contract with the Bobcats — has not pushed to be released in order to pursue other opportunities like many thought he would.
Since the vacancy, the Cleveland position has become a give-and-take. Coaches have wanted at least some indication that LeBron will be returning to Cleveland next year, but because it’s impossible for the team to ensure that, coaches such as Tom Izzo have been turning down large sums of money rather than take the risk. Read More »
This year the Spurs drafted Ryan Richards with the 49th pick, in the second round. Hailing from London, England, Richards has indicated he doesn’t want to continue playing ball in Europe and will most likely be playing for the Spurs’ D-League team, the Austin Toros, next season.
In the biggest free-agency bonanza to ever hit the NBA, LeBron James is the first domino that has to fall before everyone else figures out their next move. From D-Wade all the way down to Brian Scalabrine, you could say every other free agent’s future will in some way be affected by LeBron’s decision.
With the official start of free agency set for 12:01 a.m. Wednesday night/Thursday morning, we decided to look at each team believed to be in the running for LeBron and delve into the reasons why LBJ would and wouldn’t (or should and shouldn’t) sign with them. Next up: The Los Angeles Clippers. Read More »
Now that the NBA season is over and summer is underway, you can finally hit the gym, the playground, or your backyard and work on your own game. There is truly no better product out there right now to work on your free-throw shooting or jump shot than the SKLZ Rapid Fire …
Last week, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers and Raja Bell “will enter free agency with a strong mutual interest to reach agreement on a deal.” This would be a great fit for both teams: Kobe would love to snatch up as many of his antagonists as he could while Bell has said that, at this point in his career, he wants to be in a situation where he could win it all.
But after catching up with Bell at Steve Nash’s annual Showdown in Chinatown it appears that although Bell has a strong desire to win, he would like to do it on the East Coast — preferably in Miami. Read More »
Alright, we kept you waiting long enough. We read through all the entries for your favorite NBA Finals performance of all-time and picked two winners of the LRG “We Are The Champions” Playoff Pack.
The first winner, Marcus, gave a long and impassioned response about Tim Duncan’s performance in Game 6 of the 2003 Finals. TD put up 21-20-10-8 blocks. No big deal. Duncan never gets enough credit as a guy who puts up monster stats. Plus we feel good about giving it to Marcus, a die-hard Indiana Pacers fan who lives in Canada. That’s almost as weird as being a die-hard Raptors fan from Indiana. Read More »