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College / Aug 4, 2014 / 4:45 pm

2014 NBA Rookies Choose Their Jersey Nicknames

NBA Draft

Last season news broke the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets would debut a new idea from the NBA where they would replace the last names on the back of their uniform with a nickname of their own choosing. The NBA went ahead with the plan as various monikers were spotted on the back of the uniforms for both teams, but we wanted to know what nicknames this year’s crop of rookies would choose if given the chance. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Aug 4, 2014 / 2:30 pm

2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot: Superhero Edition

Batman

The 2014 NBA Draft has been hyped for a couple years now. Some think it’s right up there with the 2003 Draft that featured the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh. Others think it’s too early to tell what stars it might produce. Regardless, these rookies are already larger than life, so we thought it only appropriate to ask them during the 2014 NBA Rookie Shoot yesterday in Tarrytown, New York which superhero is their favorite. Read More »

Video / Aug 1, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Hone Your Jumper With Coach Rocky Of I Love Basketball TV

ILoveBasketball

ILoveBasketball (photo. ILoveBasketball YouTube)

The importance of shooting in the game of basketball has never been a question. Perhaps now more than ever, though, the NBA is dependent on the rippling influence of marksmanship. With a growing majority of defensive systems intent on going under ball-screens and overloading the strong side of the floor to limit dribble penetration, good shooters have never been so valuable to constructing effective offense. Read More »

Smack / Jul 14, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Chris Bosh Says Heat Are Title Contenders Without LeBron

Chris Bosh, LeBron James

Like Dwyane Wade when asked about LeBron James‘ decision to head back home to Cleveland, Chris Bosh had nothing respect for his former Heatles teammate, telling ESPN, “We’re going to be brothers regardless. There are no bitter feelings, man. It’s all love.” He also said the Heat will compete for a title despite the absence of James. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Jul 14, 2014 / 3:45 pm

J.R. Smith Calls Out Rihanna On Instagram

Rihanna

During the 2014 NBA Playoffs, Bajan pop singer Rihanna made the rounds for an impressive — i.e. approaching Jimmy Goldstein levels — number of games. J.R. Smith didn’t appear in any playoff games this year, but the 2013 Sixth Man of the Year and victim of a Riri tongue-lashing after going out clubbin’ during the playoffs two season’s ago, uploaded a pic to Instagram appearing to mock singer’s shifting allegiances. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 9, 2014 / 4:45 pm

LeBron James Meeting Pat Riley Today

LeBron James

LeBron James’ long-awaited meeting with Pat Riley and the Miami Heat is taking place at 3:00PM PST in Las Vegas. Here’s a run-down of everything we know in advance of the talk that will help decide LeBron’s second decision. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jul 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Jay Williams Says Justin Bieber Is “Changing Lives”

Jay Williams, Justin Bieber

Former Dukie, Bulls point guard and all-around awesome guy, Jay Williams, is a friend of Dime. That’s why we’re pretty convinced Justin Bieber brainwashed after their recent rendezvous Jay shared on Twitter. Read More »

DimeTV, Ink / Jul 5, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Watch DeMarcus Cousins Explain His Ink To Dime

DeMarcus Cousins

Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins continues to build a body of work on the basketball court that marks him as one of the best young post players in the game today. Simultaneously, he’s also been building up the ink decorating his arms and torso as he tells Dime in this exclusive video. Read More »

Playground / Jul 4, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Ball Up Streetball Louisville Highlights

"Air Up There"

The Ball Up Streetball crew made their next stop on a nation-wide tour to recruit players from around the country. After opening in Los Angeles, they stopped by Louisville, Kentucky’s International Convention Center where Kyle Lowry and Gilbert Arenas watched the Ball Up crew go to work. Read More »

Twitter / Jun 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

“Band For Bron” Movement Includes Entire Church

Band For Bron

LeBron James is set to become a free agent in a matter of hours. Though all signs point to the world’s best player re-signing with the Miami Heat, many teams are nevertheless preparing pitches to lure him their way. If participants of the “Band For Bron” movement have anything to say about it, though, James will be spending the next few seasons in South Florida. Read More »