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Playground / Oct 11, 2012 / 1:30 pm

From Dime 71: The Professor Speaks On The Current State Of Streetball

The Professor

The Professor (photo. Ball Up)

This Q&A was originally published in Dime #71. Check your local newsstand now to see the feature in its entirety…

Grayson Boucher, aka The Professor, has been a fixture on the streetball scene since he joined the AND1 Mixtape tour in 2003. Known for his slick handle and long distance shooting, The Professor is now part of the Ball Up team and is continuing to spread the gospel of streetball by touring all over the country this summer. Although he has been injured for the majority of this year’s Ball Up tour, which is being televised on Fox Sports, he was in high spirits before the Boston tour stop when he sat down to talk to us about his career thus far and his future. Read More »

Playground / Aug 17, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Red Bull Midnight Run Invades Boston… Again

Red Bull Midnight Run - Boston

Red Bull Midnight Run - Boston (photo. Ananth Pandian)

Upon entering the basketball courts at Boston University’s Fitness and Recreation center for the second round in Boston of the Red Bull Midnight Run, the first thing that comes to mind is the 2008 adidas Kevin Garnett “Boston is a Brotherhood” ad campaign. The 35 players that made the cut from the first round’s 100 are all familiar with each other from playing around the city so dap and hugs are happening all around the gym as everyone warms up. Read More »

NBA / Aug 17, 2012 / 2:00 pm

The Denver Nuggets Release Their Own Comic Book

Denver Nuggets

In recent years, the Denver Nuggets were always a highlight-making team, and now with Andre Iguodala in the mix, expect a lot more alley-oops and top ten-worthy plays. Perhaps since they are so exciting, the team decided to debut a five-page online comic book on Facebook entitled “Adventures in Nuggets Nation”. Read More »

Olympics / Aug 16, 2012 / 1:30 pm

The Potential Rules For A 3-On-3 Olympic Basketball Tournament

FIBA 3x3 World Tour

As we touched on the other day, FIBA is hoping to get three-on-three basketball in the 2016 Summer Olympics. While this sounds very exciting, it does create a lot of questions that could not be answered until the International Olympic Committee actually makes a decision on the idea. But if you are wondering how “official” three-on-three basketball can look, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour can give you an idea. Read More »

Video / Aug 16, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Video: Hilarious Foot Locker Ads With Russell Westbrook, James Harden & Carmelo Anthony

James Harden

Foot Locker has just released a new series of ads showing the comic side of Russell Westbrook and James Harden in one ad, and Carmelo Anthony in another. From Foot Locker: “James Harden likes to keep his Approved Foot Locker gear fresh. Russell Westbrook tests the limits of that dedication. So he always wears more than one. The Beard wins. Approved.” Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 15, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Derrick Rose Discusses His Rehab From His Torn ACL

Chicago Bulls fans have already prepared themselves for a season without their star guard, Derrick Rose. Rose on the other hand, is working hard and rehabbing to make a return to the team this season. He shared evidence of this to the public by tweeting out a photo last night showing him back on a basketball court. Read More »

Latest News, Olympics / Aug 14, 2012 / 10:00 am

The 2016 Olympics Might Include 3-On-3 Basketball

Kobe, LeBron, KD and Deron Williams Team USA

Kobe, LeBron, KD and Deron Williams Team USA (photo. Nike)

Now that the Olympics are over, and USA Basketball has added gold medals for both the women’s and men’s National Teams to their already overflowing trophy case, they have four more years to retool and prepare for Rio in 2016. But according to a recent report in USA Today, it looks like USA Basketball may also need to plan who will make the 2016 Team USA three-on-three basketball teams. Read More »

NBA, Olympics, Overseas, Video / Aug 10, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Manu Ginobili Says Argentina Has A 5-10 Percent Chance Of Beating The United States

Manu Ginobili

Team USA is just two wins away from winning a gold medal and continuing their dominance in the international competition. Before they can get to Sunday’s gold medal game, they must get past Argentina yet again, as today’s game will be the team’s third meeting in the last three weeks. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Aug 10, 2012 / 12:45 pm

Kobe Bryant Welcomes Dwight Howard To L.A. On Facebook

Kobe Bryant

While most NBA players have been using Twitter and Instagram to interact with fans, Kobe Bryant keeps it old school by using Facebook. With the big news that Dwight Howard has joined his team, Kobe took to his Facebook page to share his thoughts on the trade. Read More »

Video / Aug 7, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Video: Kevin Love’s “361″ Sneakers

Kevin Love

If you have been watching any of Team USA throughout the Olympic tournament you may have noticed that Nike’s logo is virtually everywhere, from their jerseys to their shoes. Basically every single player on the team is sponsored by Nike or Jordan Brand. The exception is Kevin Love, who signed a contract with Chinese shoe company 361 Degrees at the start of this past season. Read More »