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Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Chicago Lyricist, Common, Talks Bulls Title Chances, LeBron’s Return & More


Besides providing fans with cogent lyricism in his rap career, Chi-town emcee Common has proven he’s a force to be reckoned with on the basketball courts as well. That was a big topic of discussion when we chatted by phone with the 42-year-old South Side native when discussing his most recent musical endeavor, Nobody’s Smiling. Read More »

College / Jun 19, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Doug McDermott On H-O-R-S-E, Ray Allen, The Draft & More

Doug McDermott

The 2014 NBA Draft is a week away, and one of the more intriguing choices surrounds 2014 Naismith College Player of the Year, Doug McDermott. The high-scoring four-year senior is expected to go in the first half of the first round, and we picked his brain about the transition and a whole lot more. Read More »

College / Mar 19, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 5 Best Arizona Wildcats Since 2000

Derrick Williams

The one thing you can’t overlook about the Arizona Wildcats throughout the years has been their exemplary guard play. I mean, these boys had some relentless gunners–no pun intended on Gilbert Arenas. Lute Olson took this team to the top of college basketball with a plethora of shoot-first guards like Damon Stoudamire, Mike Bibby, Jerryd Bayless and Jason Terry. While Arizona is dubbed “Point Guard U” because of their immense guard play, Olson also had big men who were vital in shaping the success of the program. Read More »

College / Mar 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 5 Best Wichita State Shockers Since 2000

Fred VanVleet

I’m shocked, to say the least. I never thought the Shockers would reach the apex of college basketball and go undefeated. They thrashed each opponent on their way to 34 wins. Then again, can you really be shocked? Coach Gregg Marshall drew out the blueprint. His team epitomizes the new hip-hop adage “started from the bottom” as their spry play has ESPN commentators gushing over their dream season. Read More »

College / Mar 12, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 5 Best Florida Gators Since 2000

Joakim Noah

It’s that time of the month. No, fellas I don’t mean that vexing thing that your lady has to go through. It’s getting warmer. The air is getting a tad bit crisper. The madness is upon us. Half-court heaves, tantalizing losses, the shifting of power within conferences is here. March is here, people. Expectations are paramount. One loss and it’s over. The dance you’ve prepped for, got your suit dry cleaned for, is here. Read More »

High School / Aug 25, 2013 / 9:43 pm

Isaiah Whitehead & Tyus Jones Highlight Star-Packed Elite 24

Isaiah Whitehead

While this weekend has been tailored to the star-studded musicians attending the MTV Awards, basketball fanatics were able to get a glimpse of the future as Under Armour held its eighth Annual Elite 24 basketball game at the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 24, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Mac Miller On The Rise Of White Rappers & The Hottest Verse On His New Album

Mac Miller

Last week served as one of the more memorable weeks in recent memory for our beloved hip-hop culture. June 18 served as a momentous occasion. Kanye West, J.Cole and Mac Miller all dropped on the same day, seizing the cry for real hip-hop. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 28, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Hip-Hop Superstar French Montana Says He’s The Kevin Durant Of Rap

French Montana

Basketball and rap are synonymous. I know. You must have heard me say that a thousand times. Fact is it’s true. Knicks basketball and hip-hop in New York are so jointed together you would think they were Siamese twins. Fans have salivated for New York’s return to the forefront in the basketball world. With potential permeating through the city after the Carmelo trade, Knicks fans are finally seeing some results. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 9, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Hip-Hop Star Kid Ink Talks Kobe Bryant & Jay-Z’s Greatest Basketball Punchline

Kid Ink

Everyone needs a little help, right? Michael had Scottie. Kobe had Shaq. Michael Jackson had The Jackson 5. LeBron needed D-Wade. Virtually everybody needs a helping hand to withstand the rigorous tremors on the road of life. But thus far in his young career, Kid Ink has established himself as a reputable independent artist with little to no help. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 19, 2013 / 1:00 pm

An Inside Look At The New EPIX Original Documentary “Amar’e Stoudemire: In The Moment”

EPIX PRESENTS AMAR'E STOUDEMIRE: IN THE MOMENT: Amar'e Stoudemire, Chris Copeland, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler

Last night at Marquee, Amar’e Stoudemire unveiled his candid documentary, Amar’e Stoudemire: In the Moment. In conjunction with EPIX, the documentary — premiering tonight — highlights Amare’s troubling childhood, which stemmed from his father’s passing to his mother’s excessive abuse on drugs to his rise as a perennial NBA All-Star. Read More »