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College / Nov 8, 2011 / 11:00 am

Kris Joseph & Syracuse Are Ready To Light College Basketball Up

Kris Joseph

Kris Joseph (photo. Syracuse University Athletic Communications)

*College basketball is here (unlike the NBA), and this year might be one of the best in recent memory. The powerhouse is back, while the Cinderellas believe. That’s a deadly combination. We know some of y’all have been asking for some previews. We have you covered – the top 16 teams in the nation will be previewed individually in the next few weeks. After we broke down Louisville and hated Duke yesterday, we’ll keep this going with No. 5-ranked Syracuse (ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll).* Read More »

Playground / Sep 12, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Goodman League: We Started This

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Greg Morris)

In the history of basketball, neighborhoods have always played each other. Different teams in one city have played one another. Those aren’t original ideas, says Mac Williams, Goodman League webmaster. But playing different leagues from different cities? That’s a relatively new idea. And it’s one that the Goodman League is taking full advantage of. Read More »

NBA, Playground / Aug 22, 2011 / 10:30 am

Behind The Scenes At The Best Basketball Game Of The Summer

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. @jose3030)

Does a one-point win in a game marked with fouls, dunks, travels, blocks and everything in-between equal basketball supremacy for the winning team? It most certainly does.

After the Goodman League‘s 135-134 win over the Drew League on Saturday night in Washington, D.C., the answer of the best summer league in the country was finally decided. Read More »

NBA / Jul 27, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Seattle’s Best: The Pro-Am You Haven’t Been Hearing About

Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am

You know about the Drew League. You know about the Goodman League. You probably know about the Greater NC Pro-Am, too. But what about the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am? You know, the summer league tucked in the most northwest portion of the United States, in the city that recently lost its NBA team? Yeah, that one. So far this summer, Crawford’s Pro-Am in Seattle is drawing enough NBA talent to rival other more famed summer leagues. Read More »

NBA / Jul 22, 2011 / 12:30 pm

D.C. Summer Leagues Making A Name For Hoops In The District

Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson (photo. Wizards Extreme)

Last we told you about the Goodman Coalition, it was a new spinoff of the legendary Goodman League and close to starting. Now, nearly a month into the indoor league, the number of players that have stopped by and played could fill an NBA roster. Goodman fixture Kevin Durant has played, but so has John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Greivis Vasquez, Brandon Jennings, Ty Lawson, Gary Neal and Donte Greene. Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA, Playground / Jul 21, 2011 / 2:00 pm

The Game Of The Summer: Goodman League vs. Drew League

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Goodman League)

Each summer the Goodman League in Washington, D.C. hosts NBA stars and streetball legends as one of the most well-known summer leagues in the country. Across the United States in Los Angeles, the Drew League does virtually the same. From Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins in D.C. to DeMar DeRozan and James Harden in L.A., the leagues have been the talk of the summer. So when Durant put on another show, but this time in the Drew League and not the Goodman League last month, he raised a question: Which league is better? Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 20, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Hot Rod Talks LeBron, 50 Cent & His Musical Adventures

Hot Rod

Hot Rod (photo. Darren J. Sabino)

Hot Rod has played basketball practically his whole life. But for him, the game is secondary to music, as the 50 Cent-signed artist has his new album set for release this fall. With his single “Dance With Me” going viral, I had the chance to speak with Hot Rod on the latest in basketball and his music. Read More »

NBA / Jul 19, 2011 / 12:30 pm

The NBA’s Best Decade? The 1990s

Michael Jordan

This is the second post in a three-part series we will be running today on the best decade in NBA history. Was it the 1980s? The 1990s? Or the 2000s? Can you make the arguments that one of the earlier decades was even better? Sure. But not likely. Can you make an argument that one of these three was the best ever? Of course. And that’s what we’re doing…

The 1990s. Known for long hair, increasingly long shorts, and some of the best basketball ever seen. The reason? It starts and ends with Michael Jordan. The best basketball player to play the game may have gotten his start in the ’80s, but he hit his prime and won all six of his championships in the ’90s. MJ, for better or worse, owned this decade. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 8, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Dirk Nowitzki Signs Away His NBA Championship Moments

Dirk Nowitzki

What exactly has Finals MVP and newly-crowned champ Dirk Nowitzki been up to since leading the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Championship last month? Apparently a lot.

In addition to visiting his native Germany (where he was treated like a rock star), Nowitzki threw out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers baseball game. He also took part in a private signing for the trading card company Panini America, signing photographs and trading cards. The signing was also for the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation. Read More »

NBA / Jul 1, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Mike Dunleavy Talks Pacers, Playoffs And NBA Lockout

Mike Dunleavy

Mike Dunleavy

Mike Dunleavy tagged along with Shane Battier for his fashion fitting last week, and we were able to catch up with the free agent to get his thoughts on this past season and the future ahead. Read More »