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NBA, We Reminisce / Feb 15, 2012 / 12:39 pm

We Reminisce: Jeremy Lin’s First Appearance in Dime Magazine

Jeremy Lin Featured In New Nike Sportswear Spot

Editor’s Note: Back in the April 2009 issue of Dime Magazine, we ran a two-page feature on a kid from Harvard named Jeremy Lin, who was ripping up the Ivy League and knocking off ACC schools almost single-handedly. We thought our readers would enjoy this look back at that story and the foundation of what made Lin the player he is today. — PC

Two hours before his squad was to take the floor at the San Francisco Pro-Am, Jeremy Lin entered the gym inside the historic Kezar Pavilion in downtown San Fran. It was the summer of 2007, and the 6-2 guard had just wrapped up a stellar freshman season at Harvard where he was the Crimson’s sixth man. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2010 / 1:30 pm

This Will Be The Last All Star Game That Won’t Feature Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez

The All-Star reserves were announced last night, and as expected, every writer, NBA analyst and fan had something to say about the coach’s selections. Among the biggest snubs that people have been fuming about are: David Lee, Josh Smith, Chauncey Billups, Chris Kaman, Aaron Brooks and Monta Ellis (For me personally it was Kaman and J-Smoove). Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2010 / 11:00 am

The Toronto Raptors Answer Dime Readers’ Questions

Chris Bosh

Yesterday morning, Dime gave all our loyal readers a chance to ask questions to some of their favorite players on the Raptors. There were some awesome submissions and this is definitely something we can do again at some point this season. As promised, I was able to fire away some of your guys’ questions before the game last night. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2010 / 9:30 am

Jonny Flynn Talks Dunk Contest And Rookie Hazing in Minnesota

jonny-flynn

Even in the midst of a losing season, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie point guard, Jonny Flynn, still manages to keep a smile on his face. Returning to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night was sort of a homecoming for the Niagara Falls (NY) native. For two seasons, Flynn starred at Syracuse and had some huge moments in the Garden – including the legendary, six overtime victory over Connecticut in the 2009 Big East Tournament. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2010 / 11:15 am

Dime Readers: Ask Your Favorite Raptors Or Knicks Player A Question Tonight

DeMar DeRozan

They say the customer is always right. Today, one of our most loyal readers, POPPI GEE commented this on my Ramon Sessions article:

“Hey DIME are you all ever going to do those joints where the fans ask questions that the players answer. I love those?”

Not only do I think that’s a cool idea, but it so happens, Toronto is in town tonight. So we are giving you guys the opportunity to submit any questions you have (within reason) to any Raptors player you want. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2010 / 9:50 am

Ramon Sessions Reveals Why He Didn’t Sign With The Knicks

Ramon Sessions

Ramon Sessions may not be the biggest name in the NBA, but he’s somebody Knicks fans wouldn’t mind having on their team. Why? The 6-3 point guard has routinely had big games against New York. As a member of the Bucks last season, Sessions put up 22 points and 9 assists in one game against the Knicks and had 18 points and 8 dimes in another. He also had a 44 point and 12 assist effort in a game last year against the Pistons and had posted a 20 point and 24 assist game as a rookie two seasons ago. Read More »

NBA / Jan 27, 2010 / 2:30 pm

Dikembe Mutombo Endorses Aaron Brooks And Carl Landry As All-Stars

Dikembe Mutombo

Four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Dikembe Mutombo, made an appearance this morning at the NBA Store in New York City. Along with NBA Hall of Famer, Bob Lanier, Mt. Mutombo teamed up with the NBA, iHoops and Right Guard to announce the Right Guard Total Defense Challenge – the nationwide search for the “Best Defensive Stopper.” Read More »

NBA / Jan 27, 2010 / 9:30 am

Al Jefferson Addresses Trade Rumors And The Alleged Tension With Kevin Love

Al Jefferson

Right before the start of the season, I interviewed Wolves forward Al Jefferson for a big feature that ended up running in Dime #53. At the time, Big Al was still at home in Mississippi and was extremely optimistic about the season. He was telling me about how he thought this could be the year he makes his first All-Star team. Jefferson also thought that Minnesota could be a surprise team, much like the ’08-09 Blazers team. Read More »

D-League / Jan 26, 2010 / 4:30 pm

The D-League Hot Hand List

D-League

In the past few weeks, NBA teams have been reaching into the D-League pool incessantly. Since our last D-League Hot Hand post on Jan. 11, there have been four more D-League call ups: Mario West (Hawks), Anthony Tolliver (Warriors), JamesOn Curry (Clippers) and Cedric Jackson (Cavs). The total of D-Leaguers called up in the 2009-10 season is now up to nine.

On top of guys earning 10 day contracts, several former D-League players have been making some noise. Sundiata Gaines hit a game winner against the Cavs a couple of weeks ago and has recently been signed for the rest of the season. With NBA players getting injured left and right, expect more and more D-Leaguers to get promoted in the coming weeks. Here are five players we think will be next. Read More »

NBA / Jan 26, 2010 / 11:30 am

Andre Miller Has Gone From Expendable To Untouchable

Andre Miller

A lot of people (including me) thought the Blazers were crazy when they gave Andre Miller that three-year, $21 million contract over the summer. After all, the team was already high on Steve Blake and people doubted that Miller’s style would fit in with Portland’s style. For the first few months of the season, it was proving to be a bad fit. Miller was unhappy with not starting and his chemistry with the teammates and coaches didn’t appear to be there. A trade seemed to be destined to happen. Read More »