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College, NBA Draft / Mar 31, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Who Would You Draft: Andrew Wiggins Or Jabari Parker?

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

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Jabari Parker (David Banks/USA TODAY Sports)

Earlier today, to the surprise of no one, Andrew Wiggins declared for the draft. He’s locked up a top-three spot and will surely factor into discussions of the No. 1 pick. Yet all season long, people have argued whether he’s even the best swingman in this class. Jabari Parker may or may not come out this year–GMs are starting to get worried that he’ll stick around Duke for his sophomore season–but the Blue Devil stud has been consistently productive from the very first game. Read More »

NBA / Mar 27, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Who Was Better: Paul Pierce Or Dominique Wilkins?

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Two players from two different eras, Dominique Wilkins and Paul Pierce attacked in entirely different ways. Wilkins is known as one of the greatest aerial attackers in NBA history, as really the first player to pull off showtime dunks in tight fourth quarters. Pierce, even at 36 years old, is still going strong mostly because he’s always had an old man game. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 6, 2014 / 11:30 am

Dime Q&A: Chandler Parsons On His Stance Socks, All-Star Goals & More

Chandler Parsons

Chandler Parsons (photo. Stance)

Houston Rockets swingman Chandler Parsons has come a long way since he was drafted No. 8 in the second round in 2011 (No. 38 overall) for an non-guaranteed slot with the Rockets. Since then he’s become a huge part of what the Rockets do. He’s currently averaging a career-high 16.7 PPG and 5.7 RPG to go with the best PER of his career. Recently, Parsons signed on with Stance Socks, and Dime got a chance to ask him some quick questions about the partnership and what it’s like to start for a championship-contending Rockets team. Read More »

NBA / Mar 4, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Which 60-Point Game Was Better: LeBron Or ‘Melo?

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

Since coming into the league during the same draft class, playing the same position, fighting for the same Rookie of the Year award… actually scratch that… since playing against each other in one of the most anticipated high school games of all time, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have carried a friendly rivalry. No, they don’t get to see each other too often in June, and yes, ‘Bron has had much more success in the NBA. But these are two of the best talents in the NBA and have been for a decade. Read More »

NBA, sponsored01 / Feb 28, 2014 / 10:00 am

5 Of The Smoothest NBA Players Of All Time

Walt "Clyde" Frazier Rolls Royce

Walt “Clyde” Frazier and his Rolls Royce (photo. PUMA)

It’s hard to boil down to a simple, empirical definition, especially when we’re talking about basketball, so what constitutes a “smooth” NBA player? Any sort of ranking is subjective because smooth is an impression rather than a concrete fact. But we do know a smooth NBA player is one who knows who and what they are. Once a player is comfortable with themselves, both on and off the court, they can let their hair down a little bit. These five players knew exactly who they were, and their unfettered stylings turned them into progenitors of the cool that’s infused the game and the basketball lifestyle into the millennium. Read More »

Ink / Feb 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

3 Current NBA Players With The Most Tattoos

J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, premiering tonight at 10/9c on Spike, the show is sponsoring “Tattoo Bracket 2014.” Vote on your favorite tattoos for your chance to win a trip for 2 to SXSW. Vote HERE before it’s too late! If you’re too embarrassed by your own tattoo to submit, just think of these 3 NBA players who have turned their entire bodies into a tattoo artist’s panorama. Read More »

NBA / Jan 31, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Who’s Better: Paul George Or Carmelo Anthony?

Carmelo Anthony, Paul George

Carmelo Anthony, Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

Take away LeBron and KD and Carmelo Anthony has been the best player at his position. For the last few years, his grip on that spot was strong. Not anymore.

Thanks to his status as the best player on the East’s best team, as well as remarkable improvements, Indiana’s Paul George is now an All-Star starter, an MVP candidate and perhaps one of the game’s best players. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 31, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Win The Ultimate Spring Break Contest While Playing Fantasy Basketball

Miami Heat, Pat Riley

Miami Heat, Pat Riley (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Spring time in the NBA calendar is when champions are forged in the furnace of the playoffs. Why not kick back and relax on Panama City Beach while NBA players are killing themselves to capture glory? With the Ultimate Spring Break Contest, by DraftKings.com, you’ll be soaking in the sun as a champion while NBA stars try and do the same. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Who’s Better: John Wall Or Eric Bledsoe?

John Wall

John Wall (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

Can the student ever truly become the master? Jedi mind tricks aside, don’t be confusing anything: during his recruitment of Kentucky’s famed 2009 freshmen class, John Calipari straight up told Eric Bledsoe he’d never play point guard with John Wall, and straight up told him he’d never be the star, instead offering a secondary role that could limit his exposure. A few years later, Bledsoe ended up in Los Angeles, backing up Chris Paul, and had to be content with once-a-week SportsCenter highlights in blowout Clippers win. Read More »

NBA / Dec 18, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Which Team Has Been A Bigger Bust This Year: Cleveland Or Memphis?

Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

With everyone so focused on the double travesties going down in the Big Apple — New York is ready to can Mike Woodson and Brooklyn has resorted to all types of shady practices involving soda to try to win games — two other underachievers have gotten away relatively unscathed. Cleveland was supposed to be one of the up-and-coming teams in the East this year. Instead, in one of the worst conferences we’ve ever seen, they’re still just 9-15 and out of the playoff picture. Read More »