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NBA / Jul 5, 2013 / 11:00 am

Ryan Anderson Is The Not-So-Secret Weapon Of The New-Look Pelicans

Ryan Anderson

Over 17 points and six rebounds a game… and nearly 40 percent from three-point range. That’s not your typical power forward stat line. But then again, Ryan Anderson isn’t your typical big man. He puts in threes more than he posts up. His foot speed is quicker than it should be at 6-10 and 240 pounds. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 13, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Meet The Biggest Sleeper In The 2013 NBA Draft: Tony Snell

Tony Snell

Just two weeks after tournament favorite New Mexico’s 68-62 loss to Harvard in the second round, Tony Snell hopped on a plane to Los Angeles to prepare for June 27’s NBA Draft.

Not only fleeing the sting of an embarrassing upset, Snell vowed to leave behind the NCAA scouting report that had branded him for the past four years at UNM: a “potential guy,” someone who has “it” — the jumper, the size, the athleticism, but hasn’t fully developed his gifts. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, WNBA / May 8, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The WNBA’s Ivory Latta Is Changing The Sneaker Game For Women

NFinity

When Ivory Latta was growing up in South Carolina, she couldn’t go to an athletics shoe store and find kicks made by female basketball players. High-tops? A professional league had to be established first. Read More »

College, WNBA / Mar 5, 2013 / 3:30 pm

From Dime 72: Jacki Gemelos’ Last Shot

Jacki Gemelos

This feature was originally printed in Dime 72. Check your local newsstands now to see the piece in its entirety…

There was a time when Jacki Gemelos was thought to be the first high school player who could potentially go straight to the WNBA. But after enduring five devastating ACL reconstructions in the last six years, Jacki Gemelos improbably still has one last shot at making her WNBA dreams come true. Read More »

NBA / Feb 13, 2013 / 11:00 am

How A Challenge By Michael Jordan To The Next Generation Outlasted His Career

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan turns 50 on Sunday, a milestone that marks a half-century of the greatest player ever to play the game. He’s been out of basketball for nearly a decade, but his legend remains whether on sneakers, memories or game tape. Dime explores the greatest aspects of the GOAT’s career for his birthday. Today: Why it’s important you should know the best ever challenged the next generation. Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2013 / 3:00 pm

After Breaking Records, All Eyes Are Still On Jameer Nelson

Jameer Nelson

Bold capital letters displaying Tupac‘s “All Eyes On Me” stretch across the top of Jameer Nelson‘s back, slightly grazing his shoulders and the bottom of his neck. It’s been there since he was a junior at Saint Joseph’s. You can’t see the ink under his Orlando pinstriped jersey, but he has always felt the criticism of others whenever he comes down the court, breaking his defender off and getting to the rim. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 2, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Ryan Anderson Created A New Phone App Called Hide It!

Hide It! app

In the past, you could usually find Ryan Anderson on the road with his teammates in airports or buses playing Words With Friends or Draw Something on his phone, his competitive streak coming out. That is… until he made his own app this year. Read More »

NBA / Dec 6, 2012 / 1:00 pm

Kobe Bryant And Los Angeles: A Bond Bound By Respect

Kobe Bryant

With Kobe Bryant becoming the fifth and fastest player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, Dime is looking at all angles of the five-time champion’s career today. (Hey, we already called him the greatest player since 2000.) It’s equal parts celebration and examination of one of the NBA’s most polarizing and talented players in history. Read More »

College / Nov 13, 2012 / 2:30 pm

Led By Jack Cooley, Notre Dame’s Returning Core Powers The Irish

Jack Cooley

Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, Notre Dame. Read More »

WNBA / Nov 2, 2012 / 12:00 pm

One Of The WNBA’s Shortest Players Is Making A Huge Difference Off The Court

Ivory Latta

Ever since she picked up a ball, Ivory Latta was always been different. She’s remained 5-6 (with shoes) in a women’s game that saw a collective growth spurt over the last decade. Best known for bringing a playground flavor to the college game while donning the Tar Heel baby blue, she used to dance around opponents on offense with a single crossover followed by a blow-by to the basket. Then on the other end, she’d dive for the ball, floor burns and all, on the very next play. Read More »