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NBA / Apr 22, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Video: NBA’s Most Amazing Bench Reactions This Year

Portland Trail Blazers

It’s almost as much fun as the play involved, but the eruptions from an NBA bench can be just as delirious as some on the college level–though maybe not as coordinated as some. With that in mind, the NBA released the best bench reactions from the 2013-14 NBA season, so try and see how they compare to last season’s iteration. Read More »

NBA / Apr 10, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Who’s Better: Brandon Jennings Or Kemba Walker?

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

Before Shabazz Napier, there was Kemba Walker. Walker came into the league with a lot of hype and not a lot of opportunity to grow and learn from his mistakes. Playing for Charlotte meant most fans were only going to associate him with the team’s W/L record and for that, the UConn product was a perennial loser. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 31, 2014 / 1:34 pm

SXSW Photos: Mitchell & Ness Throwback Snapbacks

Mitchell & Ness Throwback Snapbacks

Mitchell & Ness Throwback Snapbacks (photo. @Woven_Digital)

Recently, Dime‘s parent company Woven Digital was down in Austin, TX for the SXSW festival. They threw together a pretty dope party at Trinity Hall featuring performers: Stalley, Tim Gunter, The Grizzled Might, Riff Raff, TJ Mizell, Styles&Complete, DJ Skee, Rebirth Brass Band, the Saints of Valory, and Moon Taxi. As part of the festivities, famed outfitter Mitchell & Ness decked the performers out in some vintage snapbacks you gotta check out. Read More »

College / Mar 31, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 4 Most Important Final Four X-Factors

Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

The four teams that will duel it out in AT&T Stadium have battled their way through the fields. Each has had to fight through some adversity on its journey but the play of a few specific players will determine the outcome for the remaining teams. Wisconsin will have to be strong on the glass against a big, physical Kentucky team. Kentucky will have to guard the Badgers motion offense and not allow them to slow down the game and score points late in the shot clock. Florida will try to slow down Shabazz Napier‘s Kemba Walker impression, while Connecticut will try to handle Florida’s tough defense. Read More »

College / Mar 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Choose Your March Underdog With POINT 3 To Win $10,000

Point 3 Und3rdog

Do you have your bracket set? Maybe you’re betting on a series of Cinderella stories to advance in this year’s NCAA Tournament? Maybe you’ll take Peyton Siva‘s advice on this year’s tourney? Regardless of whether you’ve filled out your bracket already, the people at POINT 3 are offering you a chance to win $10,000 by picking the “und3rdog” in each round of this year’s bracket. Read More »

NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Who Was Better: Allen Iverson Or Gary Payton?

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson (photo. Reebok)

On the surface, no two players were more polar opposites than Allen Iverson and Gary Payton. It was easy to fault AI for his low-efficiency shooting nights, his off-court habits and his disdain for practice just as it was simple to laud the Glove as the greatest defensive point guard ever. But honestly, the two players are more comparable than you think. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Who’s Better: Jamal Crawford Or Monta Ellis?

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Jamal Crawford and Monta Ellis are two of the most exciting and explosive offensive players in the league, two microwaves that can heat up in a matter of seconds. Whether it is Crawford’s insane ballhandling or Ellis’ out-of-this-world speed, it’s hard not to love their games, even if the analytical crowd will often call them inefficient. Read More »

NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Who’s Had The Better Career: Dirk Nowitzki Or Kevin Garnett?

Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett

Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett (Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki had some legendary matchups over the years. As two of the league’s best power forwards of their generation, and two who spent long portions of their primes in the Western Conference, they matched up throughout the season. Dirk was the skilled shooter; KG was the intense defender. Because they were so different, it makes this debate so fun. Read More »

Ink / Feb 27, 2014 / 1:00 pm

4 Startling Tattoos Of NBA Players

Gary Payton tattoo

Gary Payton (photo. @mmmjennay)

To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, back on Tuesdays at 10/9c on Spike, the show is sponsoring “Tattoo Bracket 2014.” Vote on your favorite tattoos for your chance to win a trip for 2 to SXSW. Vote here. In an effort to amp you up for the amazing ink you’re going to vote on, check out four of our favorite NBA player-inspired tattoos. Read More »

NBA / Feb 26, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Who Was Better: Tracy McGrady Or Clyde Drexler?

Tracy McGrady

Tracy McGrady apologists love to point to 2002-03, and in a way, they should. T-Mac was arguably the best player in the world, leading a rag-tag group of misfits to a near upset in the first round against Detroit while putting together one of the greatest individual seasons in NBA history. Clyde Drexler apologists love to point to 1991-92, the year he nearly toppled Michael Jordan in both the Finals and the MVP voting. Read More »