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NBA / Jul 29, 2010 / 4:29 pm

The NBA’s 5 Most Clutch Free-Throw Shooters

Chauncey Billups

NBA TV’s re-run of the Lakers/Suns Western Conference Finals series is playing in the Dime office right now, and we just watched Steve Nash knock down the game-icing free throws in Game Three. So of course that started an argument: Who would you want at the line to win (or seal) the game for your team?

When people talk about “clutch,” they’re usually referring to game-winning shots and buzzer-beaters. But one underrated part of being clutch is hitting free throws. Teams like the Lakers, Celtics, Spurs and Pistons have been successful recently because they had that one guy (or two) who can hold a lead late in the fourth quarter by knocking down shots at the line. Read More »

College / Jul 28, 2010 / 2:49 pm

North Carolina vs. NC State: Tobacco Road’s Hottest Rivalry

No college basketball rivalry can touch Duke vs. North Carolina, but with the defending national champion Blue Devils a notch above the ACC right now, there is a less talked-about Tobacco Road rivalry that should be wildly entertaining, fiercely competitive, and could grow to approach that Duke/UNC bitterness in due time:

That would be North Carolina vs. NC State. Read More »

College / Jul 23, 2010 / 3:30 pm

NCAA Preview: Top 10 Teams for 2011

Kansas State's Jacob Pullen

After the NBA Draft and before Midnight Madness, it seems nobody really talks about college basketball. While free agency and trades in the pros dominate the headlines, now is the time where your favorite NCAA team is gearing up and building the chemistry that could carry them to a national championship. The recruits are on campus, the returners are learning their new roles, and coaches are devising game plans. Here is my pre-preseason national Top-10: Read More »

NBA / Jul 23, 2010 / 2:30 pm

NBA Players With Spider Senses

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

Due to the popularity of the original series and the blockbuster motion pictures, the fanfare for the Spider-Man franchise is at an all-time high. And with the next video game iteration, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, due out this September, we at Dime decided to take the various types of Spider-Man (Amazing, Noir, 2099 and Ultimate) and figure out whose NBA game matches up to each. Check ‘em out below. Read More »

NBA / Jul 21, 2010 / 2:31 pm

The USA roster that will win gold at the World Championship

Stephen Curry

If you have NBA TV, you’ve probably been watching “Real Training Camp” featuring Team USA. More than two dozen pros are on the roster trying out to make the cut for this summer’s World Championship squad, and obviously not everyone will be able to suit up in Turkey.

This is literally going to be an entirely different Team USA from the one you saw at the ’08 Olympics. None of the “Redeem Team” is playing this summer. I mean, Kevin Durant was left off the Olympic roster two years ago, and now he’s arguably our best player. So who’s in and who’s out? Here is my ideal Team USA: Read More »

NBA / Jul 21, 2010 / 1:45 pm

How the Suns will replace Amar’e

Earl Clark

This past year the Phoenix Suns scorched the NBA, as they averaged just over 110 points per contest. Amar’e Stoudemire definitely did his thing, as he averaged 23 and almost 9 boards, but is it possible the Suns could put up even more points next season without Amar’e?

Outside of the Cavs losing LeBron, Phoenix may have suffered the biggest single loss in free agency with Amar’e moving to New York. He was the Suns’ only legit interior scorer, and finished a lot of what Steve Nash started. Read More »

Ink, NBA / Jul 19, 2010 / 3:30 pm

The NBA All-Tattoo Team

Chris Andersen

After the Nuggets signed Al Harrington last week, making Denver the most tatted team in the NBA, we were talking in the Dime office about who has the best ink in the League. Here’s our All-Tattoo First, Second and Third Team:

FIRST TEAM C – Chris “Birdman” Andersen Not only does Birdman have a ton of tats covering almost every visible inch of him, he also has the most colorful collection of tats in the League. He looks like he fell into the middle of a tie-dye party. Read More »

NBA / Jul 16, 2010 / 12:03 pm

Top 5 New Additions Poised for Breakout Years

When an NBA player hits free agency or gets traded, he’s looking for a few things: money, playing time, an opportunity to win a championship, and a nice city to call home. Some guys are fortunate (and good) enough to have their pick of teams where all four will be handed to them; others are just lucky to have a job and maybe get one to work out in their favor. If you land in the right situation, though, you could have an All-Star or an all-time season ahead of you. With NBA rosters beginning to fill out as teams sign free agents and make trades, we take a look at which new additions have set themselves up for a big season: Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jul 15, 2010 / 4:59 pm

NBA Rumor: Detroit Pistons moving to Las Vegas

Rodney Stuckey

An NBA team in Las Vegas? This is obviously not breaking news, as the proposal has been tossed around since 2007, but reportedly it is very possible in the very near future. According to the Oakland Press: “An investment group wants to bring an NBA team to Las Vegas … The group, International Development Management LLC, said it’s close to purchasing an NBA team to play in its proposed arena … The ‘deal’ has a lot of loopholes to clear. The investment group must first strike a deal with the county to fund construction of its proposed arena … Chris Milam, CEO of International, told the Las Vegas Sun the group has a team “under contract.” Read More »

NBA / Jul 15, 2010 / 12:30 pm

Top 10 Available NBA Free Agents

Josh Howard

The top tier guys are signed, sealed and delivered, but there are still a ton of guys that can help impact teams next year. With that being said, here’s a list of the Top 10 Available NBA Free Agents. Spend your money wisely… Read More »