The first returns for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game on February 16 at New Orleans Arena have been revealed, and the new format, whereby the center has been eliminated in favor of three frontcourt players, hasn’t changed the results too much as LeBron James was the leading voter-getter, narrowly edging out Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer so far this season. Read More »
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If I’ve learned anything about writing in sports, it’s that it’s never too early to make predictions.
In this installment of way-too-early predictions, I offer a take on who will end up representing the Eastern and Western Conferences in the 2014 All-Star Game that is not scheduled to take place until February of next year. Read More »
Meaningful goals and obstacles are crucial to the success of professionals. Maintaining personal levels of success by pursuing wealth or self-valued “worth” are excellent ways for people to better themselves.
But athletes are different. Bettering yourself is essential to the success of the team, but the term “bettering” is so vague in the basketball sense that you can’t really pin it down as an exact improvement to the team’s well-being. Read More »
LeBron James regularly puts on a show – usually some kind of dunk display – in pregame warmups. But when he broke out this one before Miami’s game against the Cavs the other night, the internet fervor it ignited had everyone newly laser-locked on layup lines last night.
LeBron did not disappoint (until later). Read More »
Many are already calling last weekend’s Slam Dunk Contest one of the most overhyped in years. Can we place any of the blame with Kenneth Faried? Probably not. He was quietly solid, and had a couple of dunks (speaking of the Statue of Liberty, off-the-glass 360) that were severely slept-on. Read More »
Philadelphia hasn’t had a year to remember. They are struggling to score, struggling to stay afloat, and Andrew Bynum hasn’t even suited up for the team yet. The 76ers are sitting at 22-30, 3.5 games out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. They were supposed to be better this year than the middling lower-tier contender that frequented the City of Brotherly Love the last few seasons. But don’t tell any of that to Jrue Holiday. Read More »
Here’s a nice exclusive for our Dime readers: We got our hands on a bunch of exclusive photos taken inside the players locker rooms before NBA All-Star practice this past Saturday in Houston.
Check out the setups for the guys – unis, All-Star PEs and the Skullcandy Mix Master headphones made specifically for the players. Check out the pics below: Read More »
Hornets rookie Anthony Davis was in Houston this past weekend for NBA All-Star 2013. He was there primarily to play in the Rookie-Sophomore game, but he did his best to take in everything his first NBA All-Star weekend had to offer.
Davis let a Red Bull camera crew follow him for the weekend to catch the behind-the-scenes action. Read More »
The Jordan line is constantly ahead of the game. It’s what makes Michael Jordan‘s sneakers unique. But the Air Jordan XX8 went way beyond expectations. The blank canvas, the zipper, the futuristic look. When the shoe was launched, most hit the dislike button. Yet there was an entirely different attitude this weekend at NBA All-Star when select media played in the XX8s during Jordan Brand‘s annual open run. Read More »