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NBA / Apr 18, 2013 / 11:05 am

NBA Playoffs: The First Round’s 5 Most Interesting Matchups

kevin garnett gets his 25,000th nba point

With the 2012-13 NBA regular season over and the playoff standings set, it’s time to dissect the first-round matchups. From team vs. team to player vs. player to front-court vs. front-court, here are the top-five most interesting matchups for the first round of the NBA playoffs. Read More »

Hit List, NBA / Apr 15, 2013 / 3:15 pm

NBA Power Rankings: A Top 10 Takes Shape

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Kyrie Irving (photo. D.L. Anderson)

Ranking the NBA from worst to first…

30. Charlotte Bobcats (19-61) Last week: 30, - Maybe this is the year that they finally win the lottery. Unfortunately there doesn’t look to be any superstar prospects coming out. Classic Bobcats. Read More »

NBA / Apr 12, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The 8 Stars With The Most To Prove In The 2013 NBA Playoffs

Carmelo Anthony

Josh Smith (photo. adidas)

While successful NBA careers are made in the regular season, a player cannot be truly regarded as a star until he proves himself under the bright lights of the playoffs. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the eight players in the NBA who have the most to prove this spring’s NBA Playoffs. Read More »

Hit List, NBA / Apr 8, 2013 / 12:30 pm

NBA Power Rankings (4.8): The New York Knicks Make A Huge Leap

Carmelo Anthony

Michael Beasley (photo. Dime China)

Ranking the NBA from worst to first…

30. Charlotte Bobcats (18-59) Last week: 30, - Maybe this will be the offseason that they finally find gold in the draft. Probably not, though. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 5, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Kenny Smith Says Brittney Griner Can Be The Magic/Bird Of The WNBA

Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith has been a part of the professional basketball world for more than 25 years. A consensus first-team All-American out of North Carolina, Smith won two NBA championships with the Houston Rockets and played 10 seasons in the league before making the switch to broadcasting. He’s spent the past 15 seasons as a studio analyst for the Emmy award-winning Inside the NBA on TNT and for the past three years, he’s been a studio analyst for the CBS’ NCAA Division I Championship coverage. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 5, 2013 / 2:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Seth Davis On What You Don’t Know About The Argument For Paying College Athletes

Seth Davis

Seth Davis (photo. @SethDavisHoops)

Seth Davis has been covering basketball for Sports Illustrated for nearly 20 years and this weekend will be his eighth year covering the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship as a studio analyst for CBS Sports. Davis is currently touring on behalf of Subway to promote their new $3 Six-Inch Selects sandwich. Read More »

Hit List, NBA / Apr 1, 2013 / 2:00 pm

NBA Power Rankings (4.1): Miami Asserts Their Dominance By Beating NBA’s Second-Best Team

Chris Bosh

John Wall (photo. adidas)

Ranking the NBA from worst to first…

30. Charlotte Bobcats (17-56) Last week: 30, – They still aren’t that good at basketball. But at least Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been good lately. Read More »

College / Mar 27, 2013 / 2:15 pm

What Florida Gulf Coast Can Learn From George Mason’s Final Four Run

Florida Gulf Coast

Since George Mason advanced to the Final Four in 2006 as a No. 11 seed, the common perception has been that a Cinderella team of their magnitude would never emerge again. That is until this year, as the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are the first No. 15 seed to ever advance to the Sweet Sixteen and, like George Mason, they’re quickly turning doubters into fans. Read More »

Hit List, NBA / Mar 25, 2013 / 12:30 pm

NBA Power Rankings, Vol. 6: The 2 Top Teams Have Won 41 Straight Games Combined

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Anthony Davis (photo. @AntDavis23)

Ranking the NBA from worst to first…

30. Charlotte Bobcats (16-54) Last week: 30, - They beat the Wizards and Raptors this week so, uh, I guess that’s a step in the right direction? Read More »

College / Mar 22, 2013 / 10:30 am

Today’s Game To Watch: Marshall Henderson & Ole Miss Versus Bo Ryan & Wisconsin

Marshall Henderson

Marshall Henderson (photo. @NativeFlash22)

There is no better matchup of opposing playing styles in the round of 64 than Friday’s game between the five-seed Wisconsin Badgers and the 12-seed Ole Miss Rebels. The Badgers, led by head coach Bo Ryan and his deliberately slow pace, will look to control SEC Newcomer of the Year Marshall Henderson and his high-powered Rebels. Read More »