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Dimepiece, NBA / Jun 15, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Tina Cervasio Talks Knicks, Steve Nash & The Day Amar’e Came To NYC

Tina Cervasio

Although the team she normally covers, the New York Knicks, took an early exit in the playoffs, Tina Cervasio remains engaged in following all things basketball. A sports junkie growing up in New Jersey, Cervasio came from a family who passionately followed and played the sport, and she parlayed that interest into a career as one of the New York area’s most diverse sportscasters today. In addition to her sideline reporting and feature work for the Knicks on MSG Network, Tina covers the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer and works morning and weekends for FOX TV. She also fills her days mentoring young people and assisting in charity work, as well as keeping up to date with what’s going on in the NBA and college hoops, especially at her alma mater the University of Maryland. Read More »

High School / May 25, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Dime Q&A: The Re-Emergence Of Five-Star Basketball

Five-Star Basketball

When I think back to my childhood years and developing my basketball game, like many others my age, I think of the summers when I attended Five-Star Basketball camps. About 10-15 years ago, Five-Star was the most prestigious grassroots basketball organization and helped develop the skills of players like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. The business of basketball camps has changed tremendously in the last 10 years with top players and sneaker companies starting their own camps and tournament circuits, and as a result Five-Star took a backseat. Now under new ownership, Five-Star Basketball is ready to step back into the spotlight and reconnect with the youth with the launch of fivestarbasketball.com, a content heavy site with player rankings, blogs, highlight reels, camp history and much more. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Apr 28, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Everything You Wanted To Know About @jose3030

jose3030

If you’re on Twitter, chances are you probably follow @jose3030 or have seen his name retweeted somewhere. When it comes to sports, he’s definitely one of my favorite people to follow because his timeline is filled with instant replays from games in progress, screenshots of priceless moments, stats and overall witty comments. Several well-known blogs, influential people in the sports world and celebrities often post his content and communicate with him about sports and sometimes music. And don’t try to create a fake Twitter account and pose as a celebrity, because he’ll be the first person to call you out. Read More »

NBA / Apr 20, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Lou Williams Is Not A Businessman, He’s A Business, Man

Lou Williams

Lou Williams (photo. RoyalRae Productions)

Lou Williams entered the NBA in 2005 as a member of the last draft class that allowed high school players to jump straight to the League. Since then, he has experienced it all over the course of his six-year NBA career, including a three-game stint in the D-League at the beginning of his sophomore season. This year, the 6-1, 175-pound reserve guard for the Philadelphia 76ers is having one of his best seasons yet, averaging 13.7 points and 3.4 assists per game. Read More »

College / Apr 6, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Tom Penders Surviving And Thriving In College Hoops

Tom Penders

Tom Penders

There are few coaches in college hoops that have seen success in the Northeast and the Southwest and have lived to tell about it. One of them is recently retired Connecticut native, Tom Penders. Penders took four schools (Rhode Island, George Washington, Houston and Texas) to the NCAA Tournament – Fordham actually won the MAAC title and didn’t get a bid because the conference was not yet eligible – and retired trailing only three active coaches (Jim Boeheim, Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Calhoun in games coached. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 10, 2011 / 5:00 pm

Pat Cavanaugh: From Pitt Captain To Captain Of Industry

Crons

Pat Cavanaugh knows all about being successful on and off the court. As a student-athlete, he was a key member of some of the greatest basketball triumphs in the history of the storied program of the University of Pittsburgh, playing alongside all-time greats like Charles Smith and Jerome Lane. As a businessman, he has built a series of brands revolving around healthy lifestyle and social responsibility. The latest and biggest is Crons, an athletic lifestyle brand that incorporates quality living, successful academics and great gear into one program for young people in any sport and of all ages. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 18, 2011 / 1:30 pm

Dime Q&A: The Man Behind The adidas Stan Smith Talks Hoops

Stan Smith

Stan Smith

Everyone has heard the name Stan Smith somewhere, but hopefully you’ve heard his name in reference to his accomplishments on the tennis court. If not, it’s likely you’ve seen or owned a pair of the classic adidas Stan Smith tennis shoes that are in their 40th year of production. With highlights that include winning the 1971 US Open, 1972 Wimbledon and a No. 1 overall ranking in the world, he was kind of a big deal. We were able to talk to the man worthy of bearing his name and face on a pair of shoes recently, about everything from playing high school basketball to hanging out with the Lakers to the Duke-Carolina rivalry. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 30, 2010 / 1:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball Becomes Reality

Fantasy Basketball Becomes Reality

Sports already dominates many people’s lives, but since the emergence of digital sports applications, being a sports fan has been taken to another level. Being a sports fan now is more than just turning on your television and watching your favorite sporting events, then catching up with the rest of the sports world on SportsCenter; the internet now provides a plethora of games, resources and applications to keep sports fans more engaged than ever. Read More »

NBA / Dec 20, 2010 / 11:00 am

Tim Duncan Is The Most Consistent Player To Ever Play The Game

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

I’m going to go ahead and admit that I haven’t always been a big fan of Tim Duncan because his playing style isn’t exactly the most exciting to watch. With that said, I’m fully aware that there is genius and beauty in his game that has allowed him to average 20.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.3 blocks per game over his 13-plus year career.

This year however, I’ve been watching Duncan closely because he’s on my fantasy basketball team. The truth is I stepped away from my computer after my fourth pick and couldn’t make it back before Duncan was autopicked as my fifth pick. I was a little upset at the time because I had another player in mind, but I’m proud to say the autopick function actually worked. Read More »

We Reminisce / Dec 13, 2010 / 1:30 pm

Dime Exclusive: Vince Lombardi Transcended Basketball

Vince Lombardi

The story of Vince Lombardi is one that is universally familiar to sports fans. When you hear the name Lombardi you associate it with the Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl championships, the Lombardi trophy and one of the greatest coaching minds to ever live. Don’t get me wrong, this would be an accurate depiction of Vince, but there’s much more behind the man who was known for telling his players, “Winning isn’t everything, its the only thing.” Read More »