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NBA, Video / Jul 6, 2012 / 10:15 am

Steve Nash Stars In A Number Of Short Parody Films

The Steve Nash Gray Glen Plaid Suit

It is becoming a little easier to say this now that it’s been a couple of days: Steve Nash is a Los Angeles Laker. Nash has said the main reason he convinced the Suns to trade him to their division rival was because he wanted to be close to his children. His agent Billy Duffy explains Nash’s thinking, saying, “His intention, as related to the Suns, was if he left that they would get value, that he would have the ability as his career was winding down to come to a competitive situation. But his most important aspect was his ability to be close to his children. He’s an hour from his children. I’ve never seen him happier because of that fact alone.” Read More »

NBA / Jul 5, 2012 / 11:00 am

Dime Q&A: Matt Bonner On His “Sneakers And Speakers” Charity Concert

Matt Bonner Charity Event

Two hours from the start of his sixth annual Sneakers and Speakers charity concert, Matt Bonner was putting the final touches on the event’s silent auction and raffle. The final touches included standing on a milk crate to hang up an autographed Spurs jersey (Bonner is 6-10!), and writing with a sharpie on blank pieces of paper what the actual silent auction and raffle items were. Bonner was not asking the staff of the venue, Plymouth, New Hampshire’s The Flying Monkey, to help; he was doing it all by himself. Now this seems like a good time to remind you that he signed a 4 year, $13.89 million dollar contract back in 2010; yes this is a millionaire not using an event planner to setup and run an event. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 4, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: Chris Kaman Lights Up The Sky On July 4th

From everyone at Dime, we wish you a Happy Fourth of July!

Today is a great day to reminisce about our founding fathers, the signing of the Declaration of Independence and other historic events, but let’s not forget about the time Chris Kaman spent $10,000 back in 2010 on fireworks and gave western Michigan a light show it would never forget. Read More »

NBA / Jul 2, 2012 / 10:45 am

A Weekend Spent At Matt Bonner Basketball Camp

Matt Bonner

Matt Bonner (photo. Ananth Pandian)

“This is probably the only NBA player’s camp that the player is actually there the whole time,” explains Luke Bonner, younger brother of San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner, about the annual Matt Bonner Basketball Camp held in their hometown of Concord, New Hampshire. This is clearly evident as Bonner is not just there to make speeches or take pictures and sign autographs. He is running around to check out the action on different courts, stepping in to run drills or ref games, and engaging participants to become not just better players but more well-rounded individuals. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 28, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Exclusive: Anthony Davis’s ‘Crescent City Connection’ Shirt By Dirty Coast

Anthony Davis

As we all know, the New Orleans Hornets are set to pick Anthony Davis No. 1 at the NBA Draft tonight. Davis’s signature unibrow is often brought up and he recently trademarked the phrases “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” so that no one could profit off his look. New Orleans based retailer, Dirty Coast, is playing off his unibrow and created the “Crescent City Connection” shirt. Read More »

Video / Jun 27, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Mike Miller Has His Own Drink Called ‘Let It Fly Energy Shot’

Mike Miller

Remember how Mike Miller came out of nowhere to hit seven threes in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, helping the Miami Heat finish off the Oklahoma City Thunder? Remember how Miller was literally dragging himself up and down the court all playoffs (and most of the regular season as well) due to back pain and other injuries? If you forgot, here is video evidence. Read More »

Video / Jun 26, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Video: PEAK’s ‘I Can Play’ Campaign With JaVale McGee, Kyle Lowry & Shane Battier

JaVale McGee

Back in 2006, Shane Battier was one of the first NBA players to sign with Chinese sneaker company, PEAK, and since then many players like JaVale McGee and Kyle Lowry have also signed on with the company. While you won’t find a lot of ads for their shoes in the US, PEAK has a strong international presence and recently debuted their new “I Can Play” commercial campaign featuring McGee, Lowry and Battier. Each ad highlights a signature part of that player’s career. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 26, 2012 / 12:00 pm

UNDRCRWN ‘Young’ns’ & ‘Crwn Me’ NBA Finals T-Shirts

UNDRCRWN

UNDRCRWN has a track record of making excellent basketball-inspired shirts and with the season coming to a close they have debuted two new Finals-related shirts.

For OKC Thunder fans, UNDRCRWN’S “Young’ns” tee is a must-have. Playing off the team’s logo and colors, the shirt pays homage to the greatness and future of the Thunder. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 25, 2012 / 5:30 pm

The T-Shirts That LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh Wore To The Club

LeBron James

As we showed you last week, LeBron and the Heat partied it up hardcore at the Miami club LIV. While some of the Heat players went with their standard issue adidas 2012 Championship shirt to the club, the Big Three of LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh sported a different club look. Read More »

Video / Jun 25, 2012 / 12:30 pm

Video: OKC Fans Go Crazy When The Thunder Arrive Home

Oklahoma City Thunder

Following the Thunder’s loss in the Finals, Kevin Durant openly expressed his feelings:

“It hurts. It hurts, man. We’re all brothers on this team. It just hurts to go out like this. We made it to the Finals, which was cool for us, but we didn’t want to just make it there. … As a whole, I’m proud of the guys and how we fought all season. … I wouldn’t want to play for anyone else, I wouldn’t want to play for any other city.” Read More »