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NBA / Dec 23, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Who’s Better: Jrue Holiday Or Ricky Rubio?

Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday (Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports)

Their games couldn’t be more different and yet one of the last seeds in the Western Conference playoff picture might come down to Jrue Holiday and Ricky Rubio. Both the T-Wolves and Pelicans sit just outside of the conference’s top eight — Minnesota is 13-15 and New Orleans is 11-14 — and with stars like Anthony Davis and Kevin Love patrolling the paint, it’s hard to envision the two ending up in the lottery. Read More »

NBA / Dec 20, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Which Team Has Been The Bigger Surprise: Portland Or Phoenix?

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers teammates

Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers teammates (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

If we ask this question again in May, the answer might be lopsided. Portland is fighting for a top seed in the West, and possible homecourt advantage, where their crazed fans have pushed them out to a 10-2 record. They have two likely All-Stars and at 22-5, are a sure bet to make the playoffs. And yet they might not be the Western Conference’s biggest surprise so far. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 16, 2013 / 4:30 pm

We Are Looking For Interns

Dime #66

John Wall, Dime #66

It’s that time of year again: Dime Magazine is looking for interns for the spring session. For all of you interested in eventually getting into the magazine and online journalism field, check the details after the jump. Read More »

NBA / Dec 13, 2013 / 1:15 pm

Who’s Better: Paul George Or James Harden?

Paul George

Paul George (photo. Instagram/paul_george24)

Last year was James Harden‘s breakout season. Released from the shackles in OKC, the Beard erupted for 25.9 points, 5.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game, going from one of the best sixth men in the league to an MVP candidate. Now it’s Paul George‘s turn. The 6-9 Swiss Army knife has Indiana in first place in the NBA and is playing like one of the three or four best players in the world. Read More »

NBA / Dec 4, 2013 / 11:30 am

Who’s Better: Bradley Beal Or Klay Thompson?

Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal (photo. Instagram.com/realdealbeal23)

Most casual NBA fans will probably see this headline and immediately vote for Klay Thompson. He plays for a championship contender. He’s a “Splash Brother.” He’s hitting an absurd 3.6 triples a game this year, and averaging over 21 points per game. The Warriors are perhaps the league’s most exciting team to watch and Thompson is a major reason why. Read More »

NBA / Dec 3, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Which Team Is Worse: The Knicks Or Nets?

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony, Dime #53

How did things get so bad so fast in New York? The Knicks have lost nine games in a row, and half their team is either hurt (Tyson Chandler), complaining (Carmelo Anthony) or involved in trade rumors (Iman Shumpert). Brooklyn is almost just as bad, a team with a handful of future Hall of Famers and only one goal (championship) sitting at 5-12. Read More »

NBA / Nov 28, 2013 / 10:30 am

10 Reasons To Be Thankful For The NBA This Holiday Season

(photo. Instagram/NBA)

(photo. Instagram/NBA)

It’s that time of year again, where turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings mix with family to create a gluttonous mass that’s only awakened out of their food coma by those Black Friday discounts and the knobby elbows of other customers. The holiday season is upon us, which means the NBA season is underway and there are plenty of things for NBA fans to give thanks for. Here are 10 wide-ranging reasons the people at Dime are thankful for the NBA this season. Read More »

NBA / Nov 27, 2013 / 11:00 am

Who’s Better: Eric Bledsoe Or Ty Lawson?

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe (photo. Instagram.com/ebled2)

As we noted in the past, it’s possible Eric Bledsoe has already locked up the league’s Most Improved Player award. He’s been that good, that surprisingly good. We all knew he’d put up numbers in Phoenix for a team that was blatantly tanking (and yet now is somehow 7-7 after 14 games). But 20.4 points and 6.8 assists per game good? That’s big time. Read More »

College / Nov 21, 2013 / 11:15 am

Who’s Better: Jabari Parker Or Julius Randle?

Jabari Parker, Julius Randle

Jabari Parker, Julius Randle (photo. Jordan Brand)

We haven’t been this excited for a college basketball season in a long time. The freshman class is so deep this year that its most hyped prospect (Andrew Wiggins) has been a bit of a letdown so far and yet hardly anyone is talking about that. That’s because Jabari Parker of Duke and Kentucky’s Julius Randle have been so explosive, so unstoppable, so obviously on another level from almost every other player in the country. Read More »

NBA / Oct 30, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Who’s Better: Damian Lillard Or John Wall?

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas Basketball)

For some reason, doesn’t it feel like Damian Lillard and John Wall are always being compared to each other? This argument isn’t ending anytime soon. The two recent Dime Magazine cover boys are both aiming to make the playoffs and the All-Star Game this year. The 23-year-old Lillard is coming off a Rookie Of The Year season that saw him produce some incredible numbers (38.6 minutes, 19.0 points and 6.5 assists per game) while the 23-year-old Wall helped engineer one of the greatest midseason turnarounds in recent NBA history. Read More »