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Olympics / Jul 27, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Forget 2012, The 2008 Redeem Team Would Beat The Dream Team

The Dream Team

Last weekend I watched one of my favorite “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episodes, “Palestinian Chicken.” I tried coming up with my Mount Rushmore for Curb episodes but then my OCD kicked in and this sentence turned into a 20-minute meltdown – in case anyone was wondering. Now, for those who haven’t seen this episode or don’t watch the show, Larry David attends a dinner party with some close friends. As dinner is winding down, Juliet, the host, asks everyone how the potatoes were. The following takes place: Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 29, 2012 / 12:30 pm

Dime’s 2012 NBA Draft Awards

NBA Draft 2012

Rece Davis: “We go to the stage now with the commissioner of the NBA, David Stern.”

“BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

David Stern: “Whoaaaaa (weird smile). Thank you for that warm welcome and good evening. Welcome to the 2012 NBA Draft.”

Ah yes, the annual booing of David Stern. Is there anything more emblematic of the NBA Draft than the antagonistic heckling of the NBA commissioner? Besides hats that don’t fit, excessive hugging and terrible questions from Mark Jones, no, probably not. Read More »

NBA / Jun 6, 2012 / 4:44 pm

The Thunder Will Be Your 2011-12 NBA Champions

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook (photo. Rob Hammer)

The Thunder will be your 2011-2012 NBA Champions.

Book it.

After Monday night’s performance in San Antonio – a game in which absolutely no one thought they could win – the Thunder shocked us all. They battled a loud and emotional crowd desperate for a victory, overcame a breathtaking Manu Ginobili performance on a night where it looked like he was shot out of a cannon (34-6-7), endured early foul trouble with Serge Ibaka, handled each and every different look Pop threw at them, and set the tone for the rest of the game by ending the first quarter on a 18-6 run that took the air out of the arena and scared the s— of out fans. Read More »

College / Nov 7, 2011 / 2:00 pm

The Team You Love To Hate: Duke Is Ready To Win Another Title

Seth Curry

Seth Curry (photo. Jon Gardiner, Duke Photography)

*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 earlier today, we’ll keep this going with the team everyone loves to hate, No. 6-ranked Duke (ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll).* Read More »

Featured Gallery, Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 9, 2011 / 5:00 pm

Let’s Hug It Out: Looking Back At The Past 8 Seasons Of Entourage

Entourage

I remember begging my mom to get HBO. I was 14 at the time and all my friends at school had it. Entourage was in it’s first season and had completely taken over their lives. Personally, I thought HBO was a show. At school, anytime I heard the word “entourage,” I figured it was just being used to describe a group of people. I kept those thoughts to myself. Read More »

NBA / Sep 2, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Dime’s Definitive Summer Flossary

LeBron James

LeBron James, Dime #58

Developmental psychologists have said that infancy – birth to the inception of speech – is the most malleable and pliant stage of human life. No one is more impressionable, more susceptible, more wide-eyed and innocent than at the ripe stage of infancy. Well, apparently those “developmental psychologists” never flew from California to New York and interned at Dime for two months. Doctors, they think they know everything… Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Aug 5, 2011 / 11:00 am

The NBA’s 10 Best Kill Moves

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Nike Basketball)

I have a question.

What are your thoughts on “Squirrel Week?” Would you watch it? Yes? Maybe? It would be a week long special; 24 hours a day, taking a look into the lives of squirrels. Episodes would include their characteristics and behaviors, along with the different species of squirrel and their indigenous roots. What they eat and where they live, as well as the origin of their name and where they were discovered. Squirrel experts would weigh in, breaking down the squirrel family tree and their various rodent relatives; similarities and differences – explaining what makes each species of squirrel so unique (I can’t believe I just typed that). Read More »

D-League / Jul 29, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Don’t Stop Believing: One Player’s Roundabout Journey To The NBA D-League

Brandan Striplin

Brandan Striplin

“I was at work when I got the call. It was either going to break my heart, or make it.”

This is the story of a stubborn mind. A determined consciousness with a refusal to quit. This is the story of Brandan Striplin, and his unconventional quest to an NBA D-League contract. Read More »

NBA / Jul 21, 2011 / 1:15 pm

NBA Basketball Is Back In Seattle

H206 Charity Basketball Classic

Call it a spoon-feeding. A Costco free sample. But when your NBA team is swiped away like a waiter prematurely assuming you’re done with your meal, you’ll take anything. (Thousands of Sonics fans simultaneously nod their heads.) This Saturday, an exhibition game known as the H206 Charity Basketball Classic will take place at KeyArena in Seattle featuring over 20 NBA players broken up into two separate teams – the “Seattle Team” and the “League Team.” Trust us, you want to be there. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jul 19, 2011 / 5:00 pm

The Best Matchups From The Newly Released NBA Schedule

NBA Logo

It’s hard to describe the feeling.

You know that girl you’ve secretly liked for the past six months but haven’t told anyone about. The one you comb your hair for, even though the class you have with her is at eight in the morning. The one you change your traditional walk-back-from-class route for, just so you can see her and say “hi.”

Yea, well imagine your best friend just started dating her.

It’s kinda like that. Read More »