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NBA / Aug 3, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Blake Griffin Gets Witty On The Champs Podcast

Blake Griffin

While his injury replacement, Anthony Davis, forgets to wear his jersey in the first half of Team USA’s record breaking 83-point win against Nigeria yesterday, Blake Griffin is in Los Angeles rehabbing from his torn meniscus and spending time with his bros. Those bros are his comedy buddies Neal Brennan, Moshe Kasher and DJ Douggpound, who collectively are known as The Champs. Griffin has appeared on The Champs Podcast before and made another appearance on the show last week to “fux” with them. Read More »

Playground / Jul 31, 2012 / 11:00 am

Dime Q&A: Streetball Legend AO Dishes On The Best Philly Talent

AO

AO (photo. Ball Up)

Since AND1 Mixtape Vol. 3, Aaron Owens aka AO will forever be known as one of the best streetball players of all time. It is fair to say throwing the ball off someone’s head became fashionable because AO mainstreamed the move. Throughout his lustrous basketball career, the high school teammate of Rasheed Wallace and Aaron McKie has always repped his North Philadelphia roots. Dime caught up with AO before the Boston Ball Up game and talked about Philly and the players that come out of the city of brotherly love. Read More »

Playground / Jul 30, 2012 / 1:00 pm

The Ball Up Tour Hoping To Bring Back Streetball’s Glory Days

Ball Up Streetball Tour

Ball Up Streetball Tour (photo. Ball Up)

You have to hand it to Ball Up CEO Demetrius Spencer. He has a vision and knows how to put on a show. Ball Up made their sixth stop of their 10-city tour in Boston last week and although The Professor was a DNP because of plantar fasciitis and The Bone Collector got injured in the first quarter, Team Ball Up soundly defeated their Boston opponents, 105-87, with an array of high-flying dunks, ballhandling exploits that confused their opponents and precision shooting. Read More »

Video / Jul 24, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: Stephen Jackson’s New Rap Single “Save The Day”

Stephen Jackson

The long awaited, highly anticipated, second video from rapper Stak5 has finally been released. If you are have never heard of Stak5, perhaps you may know him as the brash veteran swingman of the San Antonio Spurs, Stephen Jackson. We highlighted Jackson’s rap career back in April, and it looks like Jackson has been keeping busy this off-season by working on his music and shooting a video for “Save the Day”. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 20, 2012 / 10:30 am

Damian Lillard Rocked The Rim With A Huge Dunk In Summer League

Damian Lillard (photo. USA Today Sports/Instagram)

Now that the Trail Blazers have rid themselves of Raymond Felton, it looks like their heir apparent to the point guard position is Damian Lillard. The sixth pick in the 2012 draft, Lillard has been making a name for himself at Summer League and showing everyone that although he went to a small college, Weber State, being picked that high was justified. After scoring 31 points in last night’s Blazers win against the Atlanta Hawks, Lillard now leads the summer league in scoring with 27.7 ppg and has three games of 25 points or more. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 19, 2012 / 12:30 pm

Paying Homage To Utah Jazz Legends With Art & T-Shirts

Jerry Sloan

When you think about the Utah Jazz, the first thing that comes to your mind is the Hall of Fame duo of John Stockton and Karl Malone. Of course, one of the great architects of this duo is Jerry Sloan, who coached the Jazz for 23 seasons. It is safe to say that these three are still held in high regard in Utah and among Jazz fans. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 13, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Video: John Wall’s New Animated Reebok Commercial

The news broke the other day that John Wall be gracing the cover of Dime # 70, and it looks like Reebok is taking advantage of this publicity surrounding Wall by coming out with a new ad campaign that highlights his rise to prominence in 2007. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Jul 13, 2012 / 2:30 pm

We Reminisce: When Shaq Was Supposed To Play Hakeem 1-On-1

Hakeem Olajuwon

As we showed you earlier today, Kyrie Irving and Kobe Bryant have agreed to play one-on-one for $50,000, which will go to charity. This isn’t the first challenge issued among stars, however. Back in 1990, Magic Johnson was supposed to play Michael Jordan, but that got cancelled. Perhaps the most famous one-on-one challenge was supposed to be between Shaquille O’Neal and Hakeem Olajuwon. The game had a sponsor in Taco Bell, a venue in the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City and was supposed to go down on September 30th, 1995. The “Taco Bell One-On-One Championship,” otherwise known as “The War on the Floor,” was going to be a pay-per-view event available nationwide, but sadly it was cancelled due to Hakeem’s ailing back. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 12, 2012 / 11:30 am

Video: Miles Plumlee’s 2 Monster Summer League Facials

Miles Plumlee

In one of Larry Bird‘s last acts as president of the Pacers, he drafted Miles Plumlee with the 26th pick in the first round. It was quite a shocking pick since many experts and analysts were predicating Plumlee to still be available in the second round. The Pacers are happy to be with the pick as Frank Vogel said after the draft: Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 11, 2012 / 10:15 am

Video: “Ricky Rubio’s Road To Recovery”

Perhaps one of the saddest moments of the past season was Ricky Rubio suffering a season-ending injury that effectively dashed all hopes of a playoff spot for the Timberwolves. Rubio’s effervescent personality and brilliant point guard play were the unexpected surprise of the season, as his ability to seamlessly mesh into the NBA in his first year after playing in Europe was unpredicted. Read More »