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Featured Gallery, Olympics / Jul 15, 2011 / 11:00 am

The Next Dream Team: 2012 USA Basketball Men’s Olympic Team

Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade & LeBron James

Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade & LeBron James (photo. Nike)

Listen up Mr. Colangelo, I just did you a favor.

Thanks to the U.S. women’s soccer team (see Morgan, Alex), my level of national pride has crept its way into unchartered territories. We half-heartedly watched the USA vs. France game in the Dime office the other day, most of us only paying attention when the U.S. had the ball. Of course, I was guilty of this too being that I’ve never been much of soccer fan. Read More »

NBA / Jul 5, 2011 / 12:00 pm

1998-99 NBA Lockout: Then And Now

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan (photo. Mannion)

As the NBA lockout lingers on like a bad hangover or the movie “Gigli,” we here at Dime have decided to go on a field trip. We’re hopping in the time machine and going back to 1998, the year of the last NBA lockout. A little “then and now” if you will; who were the best players in the league then, and what are they doing now.

But let’s make this a little more interesting…since we’re back there, we might as well see what the top players in today’s game were up to in 1998. Read More »

NBA / Jun 29, 2011 / 11:00 am

Autobots & Decepticons: Pairing NBA Players And Transformers

Transformers

With Transformers: Dark of the Moon coming out today, I thought it would be fun to compare NBA players to some of Michael Bay‘s 30-foot titanium killing machines. Naturally. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 24, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Dime’s 2011 NBA Draft Awards

2011 NBA Draft

Welcome to the 2011 NBA Draft Awards – an awards ceremony where we celebrate the obscene, the awkward and the term “wingspan.” Unlike the red carpet, we encourage the peculiar and admire the hideous. You wear a green suit, you probably get an award. You hug David Stern for more than four seconds, you probably get an award. You make fun of what Craig Sager‘s wearing or his unnecessary question about how you’re feeling now that you just got drafted, you bet your ass you get an award. Much like the Oscars, this award defines your legacy – separating the boys from the Hall of Famers.

So without further ado, your 2011 NBA Draft Awards: Read More »

Featured Gallery, Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 23, 2011 / 5:19 pm

NBA Trade: Kings, Bobcats, Bucks 3-Team Deal for Players and Picks

Stephen Jackson

Stephen Jackson

And the 2011 NBA Draft trade madness has begun! According to multiple reports, a three-team trade involving the Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Bobcats and Milwaukee Bucks has just been finalized.

The deal looks like this: Sacramento gets John Salmons and moves back three spots to the 10th pick. The Bobcats move up to pick seven and acquire Corey Maggette from Milwaukee. The Bucks move all the way back to pick 19 and acquire Stephen Jackson, Beno Udrih and Shaun Livingston.

Quick analysis of what this means for all teams: Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft, Overseas / Jun 23, 2011 / 2:00 pm

NBA Draft’s 5 Biggest Sleepers: Picks Who Make You Say “Who?”

Jamie Skeen

Jamie Skeen (photo. VCU Athletics)

In the honor of sleepers, busts, Jay Bilas’ wingspan fascination and everything that is the NBA Draft, I’ve compiled a list. A list consisting of long shots – guys you’ve probably never heard of. Second-round talents who, if they get drafted, will not only make you say “who?,” but could potentially one day make you say, “holy crap, that was one hell of a pick.” Read More »

NBA, Where Are They Now? / Jun 21, 2011 / 5:00 pm

Where Are They Now: LaRue Martin

LaRue Martin

LaRue Martin

The story of LaRue Martin begins in a high school gymnasium in Chicago, Ill. The Mighty Meteors, as they were called: LaRue Martin was the tallest player on his varsity team.

There was a very telling photograph taken of his team that year. A photograph that accidentally and impeccably illustrated Martin’s natural personality. In the picture, the team is huddled around their coach who is on one knee having a word with his players. Off to the left, somewhat behind the huddle, is the 6-8 sophomore with his hands behind his back, peering over shoulders, a slight hunch in his stance. Read More »

NBA / Mar 10, 2011 / 1:30 pm

Levels Of Drama: The 2011 NBA Playoffs Are Off The Charts

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

With the NBA Playoffs looming, I’m not quite sure we as fans are prepared for the amount of parity and drama about to be experienced. With that said, I’ve developed a “Levels of Drama” scale to help us better understand what soon awaits us. Read More »

NBA / Feb 14, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Chicago Still Has A Bulls-Eye On The East Contenders

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)

Before the season started, I wrote how I thought the Bulls were ready to make the leap. Let’s just say the readers didn’t really agree. The “leap” is the next step that good teams take to become great. Actors also make the leap. For instance, Mila Kunis just recently made the leap with her role in The Black Swan, along with Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network and The Rock in Faster. (Kidding about the last one.) Well, the Bulls officially made the leap. With Derrick Rose‘s MVP-caliber season underway, as well as a front office all-in on the “our time is now” belief, the Bulls have elevated themselves into the elite. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2011 / 12:00 pm

The Spurs Suffer From The New England Patriots Theory

Is this what you want to see?

Knock Knock. Who’s there? Spurs. Spurs who? The San Antonio Spurs. Wait who? The San Antonio Spurs. We’re 36-6, we’re in first place in the West and have the best record in the NBA. Can we come in? No, you’re boring. (Slammmmmmmmmmmmmm.)

This, in my opinion, is the series of events that occur in peoples’ heads when deciding whether or not they want to watch the Spurs play. Read More »