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Playground / Sep 4, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Red Bull Midnight Run Invades Houston To Complete Round One

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Round one of the Red Bull Midnight Run is now complete, as the competition for the ultimate bragging rights made its final stop in Houston. The competition kicked off June 1, and over three months we hit nine cities: Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, and Houston. Read More »

Playground / Aug 21, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Red Bull Midnight Run Shows Los Angeles Might Have The Best Basketball Talent In The Country

Red Bull Midnight Run

Los Angeles played host to Red Bull Midnight Run on Wednesday, August 14, and the players that showed up proved that L.A. has much more than just acting talent. The skill and energy level on display in L.A. put them among the front-runners for the finals at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this fall. Read More »

NBA / Aug 16, 2013 / 11:30 am

Dime Q&A: Blake Griffin On His Jordan Collection & Whether He Could Play In The NFL

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Cassy Athena)

On Wednesday night, the Red Bull Midnight Run made its way to L.A. Blake Griffin, who has been one of the faces of Red Bull basketball, stopped by to assist the Dime crew in picking the top eight players to travel to Brooklyn for the Red Bull Midnight Run finals. Read More »

Playground / Aug 15, 2013 / 4:45 pm

Red Bull Midnight Run Invades Indianapolis

Red Bull Midnight Run

When debating which city has the best basketball talent, Hoosier country has to be in the discussion. While other cities are still building their basketball identity, Indiana’s is set in stone. There are few cities with more basketball history, and that’s why it was mandatory to bring this year’s Red Bull Midnight Run to Naptown. Read More »

NBA / Aug 13, 2013 / 10:45 am

Dime Q&A: Anthony Davis On Why Chicago Produces The Best Basketball Talent

Anthony Davis

Red Bull Midnight Run made it’s way to New Orleans on Friday, August 2. As one of five new cities competing in 2013, New Orleans’ best players battled on the court to prove themselves worthy of taking part in the final Red Bull Midnight Run competition at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Read More »

Playground / Aug 7, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Red Bull Midnight Run Takes Over New Orleans

Red Bull Midnight Run

Season 2 of Red Bull Midnight Run kicked into high gear, as the ultimate bragging rights competition made its way to New Orleans on Friday, August 2.

Honestly, the Big Easy is not one of the first places that comes to mind when you think about basketball talent. There’s no legendary history attached to the city – it wasn’t home to an NBA team until 2002. Frankly, New Orleans is a city that has always had a strong association with football, especially after the Saints took home the Super Bowl title shortly after Katrina. Read More »

Playground / Jul 8, 2013 / 4:25 pm

Dime Catches up With the Stars of Red Bull Midnight Run Chicago

Photo. Mike Killion / Red Bull Content Pool

Photo. Mike Killion / Red Bull Content Pool

On Saturday, June 22 in Chicago, Red Bull Midnight Run took over the city (check out a recap of the event here). There was a ton of talent in the gym including several of the players from last year’s championship team that took the title in the competition’s inaugural year. After the action wrapped up, we were able to catch up with Laveese Jones and Brian Centella, two players from the 2012 Red Bull Midnight Run Championship team. We also got a few words with Elijah Jones, a newcomer who put on a show with his dominant post play and highlight-reel dunks. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 3, 2013 / 3:15 pm

In 5 Years, Here Are The 5 Players From This Draft Class Most Likely To Be Stars

Ben McLemore

Trey Burke (photo. Michigan Athletics)

The word “star” is such a vague term in basketball language. Everyone has their own definition. Many people don’t consider a player to be a star until their first All-Star selection, which is unfair. Guys like Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and Josh Smith have been stars on their respective teams without yet being selected to an All-Star Game. In my opinion, being a star player is about popularity. To gain that popularity you obviously have to play well, but there needs to be a bit of luck involved as well. Opportunity is half the battle for most guys. Read More »

Playground / Jun 25, 2013 / 3:41 pm

Red Bull Midnight Run Returns to the Home of the Champions

Photo. Mike Killion / Red Bull Content Pool

Photo. Mike Killion / Red Bull Content Pool

Red Bull Midnight Run made its way back to Chicago this past Saturday – home to the defending champions.

Last year, the ballers of the Windy City were able to come together as a team to win the first ever Red Bull Midnight Run Finals at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. [WATCH RED BULL MIDNIGHT RUN TAKE OVER BROOKLYN] While other teams arguably had more talent, the Chicago team had trust and chemistry. No single player put himself above the team, and in the end that was the difference. This year, that same group was back to defend their title. Read More »

Playground / Jun 23, 2013 / 2:37 pm

A Michigan State Star, A Dynamic Duo and One Brave Female Player: The Stars of Red Bull Midnight Run Atlanta Speak to Dime

Lakeisha Sutton

Chris Allen. Photo. Paolo Cascio / Red Bull Content Pool

Last weekend Red Bull Midnight Run came to Atlanta. [Check out the best dunks and highlights here] The gym was packed with ball players of all different types. There was a good group of big men, but the guard play was unbelievable. Spencer Dixon and Brian Fisher (two high school teammates that ended up playing overseas together) put on a show with their lights out shooting. Their team went undefeated for the entire night. Former Michigan State Spartan Chris Allen was clearly in a class of his own athletically. He quickly proved to be one of the top players in the gym. And Lakiesha Sutton, the first girl to ever play in the Red Bull Midnight Run, was locking cats up and draining threes all night long. We caught up with all of them to talk about their experience at the Midnight Run and learn about their basketball past, present and futures. Read More »