We here at Dime are unapologetic Kobe Bryant superfans and we make no bones about it. Is there anyone who is as entertaining as Kobe is both on and off the court? We have been consistently detailing Mamba’s hilarious, “I-don’t-give-a-f**k” schtick with the media this season.
And, true to form, Kobe brought it when he was asked Friday night if he’d be watching the Final Four this past weekend. Read More »
It’s been a little while since “Saturday Night Live” has produced a skit that not only had people talking (and sharing) the next day, but was also basketball-focused (check out their spoof of the media and Jeremy Lin from last year).
This past Saturday night, in light of the Rutgers/Mike Rice scandal, SNL and host Melissa McCarthy brought us the story of Middle Delaware State coach Sheila Kelly. Good stuff: Read More »
/ Apr 5, 2013 / 10:46 am
While Brooklyn was getting owned by Nazr Mohammed on TNT last night, the University of Detroit’s Doug Anderson was blowing things up on ESPN in the college dunk contest. Read More »
When we posted this piece yesterday about Mark Cuban considering drafting Brittney Griner in the 2nd round of this year’s NBA Draft, I was honestly shocked by the response we got here and on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit. There appears to be a large portion of the basketball universe that thinks that Griner could potentially compete at the NBA level. I don’t think I saw anyone say that they believe that she could dominate or anything like that, but many, many readers seem to think that, in theory, she could potentially hang with NBA players.
This blew my mind.
But then I started to wonder, “At what level of men’s basketball could Brittney Griner could compete and maybe even excel?” Read More »
For some reason, one of the NBA’s go-to rookie hazing pranks is filling a player’s car with popcorn. I mean, it was funny the first few times we saw it, but now we’ve seen it over and over again for years. Why no one will mix it up is beyond me, but whatever, the guys seem to really love it (and I get it that popcorn won’t actually damage the car).
The latest to get the treatment is Cavs rookie Dion Waiters, who got popcorn’d over the weekend and posted the aftermath on his instagram feed. Read More »
Elite basketball players are physically evolving faster than any creature to ever walk the earth … and the next level of the species has arrived. Meet Giannis Antetokoumpo, an 18-year old, 6-10 Greek point guard with Nigerian roots. Recently discovered by NBA GMs, he could suddenly end up being the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. Read More »
There have been more Tracy McGrady highlights out of the Chinese Basketball Association this year that in his last 2-3 NBA season combined (Here’s his first CBA tomohawk, here’s a baseline smash, and here he is dropping a guy with an elbow).
I just caught the following clip from a few weeks back. Watch T-Mac come down the court and hit Yi Jianlian(!) with a Shammgod that puts Yi on skates, followed by a raise-up three from deep: Read More »
Also drinking deeply from the well of irrational confidence along with the entire Florida Gulf Coast roster? The LaSalle Explorers. They’ve now won three NCAA Tournament games in less than a week, knocking off Boise State, Kansas State and Ole Miss. Last night’s victory came down to the wire, and the Explorers went up two with 2.5 seconds left on this tough drive by 6-1 junior guard Tyrone Garland right at 6-9 shot blocker Reginald Buckner.
After the game, Garland dubbed the move the “Southwest Philly Floater” and told reporters, “[Buckner] blocked my shot a couple times during the game, but I ain’t scared of nobody.” Read More »
LeBron James‘ stomping of every Clevelander’s revenge dream last night was downright villainous, like something so cartoonishly cruel, it could have been right out of a WWE story line.
It makes this video perfect for this morning. Someone took the savage dunk that ‘Bron put on Jason Terry the other night and overlaid with perfect classic commentary from famed WWE announcer Jim Ross: Read More »
Everyone loves an underdog, right? Especially when it comes to NCAA Tournament time. If you’re not moved by the Butlers of the world, there’s a good chance you’re dead inside.
In that same spirit, we bring you a contest being put on by our friends at Point 3 (in many ways underdogs themselves in the basketball apparel game), that highlights the power of those NCAA Cinderellas. This is a contest that is part of their “Choose Your Underdog” campaign, where picking the right underdog team can get you $10,000. Read More »