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Latest News, NBA / Apr 13, 2013 / 10:48 am

Must Read: Kobe Bryant’s Facebook Post About His Achilles Injury: “If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear”

Dime #71: Kobe Bryant

Over the next several days every writer in America will wax poetic about the career and personality of Kobe Bryant, and will every one of them will ask, “Is this the end?

The only words that really matter though are the ones that come from the man himself. In the middle of the night, Kobe went online to do a little “Facebook Venting.”

This is what he wrote: Read More »

NBA, Video, We Reminisce / Apr 9, 2013 / 3:10 pm

Charles Barkley Reminisces About 18-Year-Old Dirk Nowitzki Lighting up Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen

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Back in our previous lives at HoopsTV.com, I was borderline obsessed with finding what I considered to be the Holy Grail of basketball footage: video of an 18-year old then-unknown-to-American basketball named Dirk Nowitzki lighting up an NBA all-star team on an exhibition tour in Europe back in 1997. And not just any NBA all-star team; this one featured Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Charles Barkley, among others. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 9, 2013 / 9:55 am

Carmelo Anthony Knocks Off LeBron, Becomes First Knick to Have Top-Selling Jersey

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Amidst all of the well-earned hoopla surrounding the college game, we got some really interesting news from our friends at the NBA last night: Carmelo Anthony has unseated LeBron James for the highest-selling NBA jersey. Read More »

Pat's Sixers Blog, Video / Apr 9, 2013 / 9:27 am

“One Shining Moment” 2013

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Maybe it was the seemingly endless commercial breaks leading up to it at the end of last night’s CBS telecast, or maybe anything would seem like a letdown after that spectacular Nation Championship game, but didn’t “One Shining Moment” seem to not have the pop that it usually does?

Maybe I’m just irrationally bitter because this was inexplicably left out of the montage. It’s still tradition, and it’s still always good no matter what, so here’s “One Shining Moment” for the 2013 NCAA Tournament: Read More »

College, NBA / Apr 8, 2013 / 5:04 pm

Could Mitch McGary Be the No. 1 Overall Pick in the NBA Draft?

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Serious question for the Dime community: If he declared, am I crazy to think that Michigan freshman Mitch McGary could potentially be the No. 1 pick in this summer’s NBA Draft?

I am trying, reeeally trying, to avoid buying into the hype surrounding Mitch’s meteoric rise over the past few weeks and to look at him objectively. The media, reliably starving for new stories and always willing to beat story angles to death, would have you believe that Mitch is the second coming of Bill Walton. Maybe he is, maybe he isn’t, but if I am an NBA GM with No. 1 pick in the draft, I am taking a long look at Mitch McGary with that selection.

Before I get into McGary’s potential, let’s talk about the one thing that what we know about the rest of the draft field: It stinks. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, Twitter / Apr 8, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Says Final Four Players “Should be Watching Me”

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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 »

College / Apr 8, 2013 / 10:56 am

SNL and Melissa McCarthy Spoof Rutgers Mike Rice Coaching Scandal

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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 »

Video / Apr 5, 2013 / 10:46 am

Doug Anderson Destroyed the College Dunk Contest Last Night

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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 »

Latest News / Apr 4, 2013 / 11:00 am

Forget the NBA, Brittney Griner Couldn’t Play in the D-League (or Could She?)

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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 »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 1, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Dion Waiters Gets His Car Filled With Popcorn: A Look at the NBA’s Most Popular Prank

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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 »