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Playground / Apr 15, 2014 / 4:15 pm

5 Reasons To Watch Philly’s “The Basketball Tournament” This June

Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr (photo. Douglas Sonders)

For some NBA fans, the summer is the most exciting time of the year, especially if your team is rebuilding. You can’t help but get excited about where the ping-pong balls may fall for the upcoming NBA Draft. You then get to take a sneak peak at your team’s rookies in action during the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. We often get to see our favorite NBA players play in charity events and prestigious summer leagues as well. Read More »

D-League, NBA Draft, Overseas / Mar 11, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Aquille Carr Talks NBA Draft & His Road Less Traveled

Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr (photo. Douglas Sonders)

There are a handful of American basketball players who have entered the NBA Draft without attending college since the 2005 Collective Bargaining Agreement put a damper on any high schoolers dreaming to jump straight to the pros. It isn’t a perfect science, but players like Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler have stuck around NBA circles after their unorthodox methods to get there. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 10, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Rajon Rondo: The Most Interesting Man In The NBA

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports)

Growing up in Boston, it was a dream come true when American Express told me last week that I’d grace the parquet for the first time at the TD Garden. It didn’t matter whom it was against or what the stakes were–dominating on this court was on my bucket list. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Nov 18, 2013 / 4:30 pm

NBA LIVE 14 Is Ready For Its Comeback Season

NBA LIVE 14

NBA LIVE 14 (photo. EA Sports)

NBA Live is finally back, and bringing the heat like never before with NBA Live 14. The new game will be released tomorrow only on next-generation consoles and features intricate details never before seen on the sticks. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2013 / 2:00 pm

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: The Wild Wild West

James Harden, Dwight Howard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas Basketball)

With the NBA season less than a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re giving you a preview of what’ll surely be one of the craziest playoff races in some time… Read More »

NBA / Oct 21, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: The Battle For NYC

Nets, Knicks

Knicks & Nets Fans (photo. Instagram.com/nyknicks & Instagram.com/brooklynnets)

With the NBA season barely a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re beginning with what should be a fun back-n-forth war: The Battle For NYC between the Knicks and Nets… Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 13, 2013 / 4:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Dee Brown Speaks On The Legacy Of The Reebok Pump

Dee Brown

Dee Brown (photo. Reebok Classics)

There’s not too many NBA players who can say they single handedly made a specific shoe brand famous. The most obvious one is Michael Jordan as his retro releases cause mayhem at malls across the globe. But after the All-Star Weekend in 1991, the legacy of dunk contest champion Dee Brown will forever be linked to the moment when he made his Reebok Pump sneakers iconic. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 10, 2013 / 3:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Jason Terry On The New Reebok Pumpspective Omni & The Battle For NYC

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett & Jason Terry

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett & Jason Terry (photo. Instagram.com/brooklynnets)

Jason Terry is one of the most charismatic players in the NBA. The former Sixth Man of the Year has made a career off providing his team with an electric scoring punch off the bench. His unlimited supply of confidence has allowed him to get it done in the clutch when it matters most. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Aug 28, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Go Behind-The-Scenes With The Designers Of NBA LIVE 14

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. EA Sports)

Last week, I had the chance to visit the EA Sports Studios in Orlando, Florida and experience the making of NBA Live 2014 — literally. Much like the up-and-coming NBA Live Franchise, I felt as if I were an NBA player on the rise as I prepared to put on my motion capture suit that would catch my signature moves and tendencies on camera. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Aug 23, 2013 / 11:15 am

Dime Q&A: Damian Lillard Talks NBA LIVE 14 & Shows Off His Rap Skills

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. Aaron Hewitt)

Earlier this week, I had the chance to catch up with Damian Lillard in Orlando at the EA Sports Studios where we got the inside track on the new NBA Live 2014 that comes out for PS4 and Xbox One this fall. Not only did we get to see all of the details that go into making an awesome video game, but we both received the full motion capture experience by putting on the mo-cap suits and getting recorded in action. Read More »