You know you’re good when you make one shot, and yet everyone agrees: you were the best player, the one who made the biggest impact, in the most important college basketball game of the year. Anthony Davis was on his way to becoming the No. 1 pick in this summer’s NBA Draft, and shooting 1-for-10 in the biggest game of his life didn’t affect his destiny one way or another. That might have had something to do with the rest of his night (16 rebounds, five dimes, three steals and six blocks), which was one of those unique, Rajon Rondo statlines that Kentucky seems so fond of producing. Read More »
How bad has Kobe Bryant been lately? There were actually points this weekend where Laker fans were pleading for their icon to stop shooting. Against New Orleans in one of the most dreadful shooting exhibitions we’ve ever seen from the normally deadly Mamba, at times the Hornets were caught denying No. 24 the ball out of habit, while giving up the inside game. Looking back on it, that actually wasn’t such a good idea. Read More »
It’s an unscientific formula, but here goes: Give Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook an open lane and space for a dribble and a couple of hops and someone’s likely getting slammed on. Read More »
I know there are a lot of amateur collectors out there who get pissed when we show athlete’s collections. Why? With all the money and connections they have, it should be easy to build up ridiculous collections right? But Devin Hester of the NFL is a little different. Apparently, he claims every single Jordan he owns has been worn. That’s amazing, considering all of the people I know who refuse to do that, and keep certain sneakers on ice for years. Read More »
When David Stern called Iman Shumpert‘s name at the 2011 NBA Draft, Knicks fans in attendance scratched their heads â€“ some in disgust, and some in complete confusion. Seven months later, he’s silenced the critics and put the entire NBA on notice.
The feature printed below can be found in it’s entirety in our newest issue, Dime #68. Read More »
Who remembers the Y2K craze? The world was supposed to end, or at the least, society was supposed to collapse. We got a terrible Will Smith album (Or if you were a misguided soul like me, you probably liked it.). We were all planning to end up like John Cusack in 2012, flying planes through buildings and angling for tickets to some special ship. But the best thing to ever came out of the year 2000 was the Sportscenter commercial. Who remembers it? Mark McGwire smashing computers. Charley Steiner, with a tie around his forehead, yelling, “FOLLOW ME! FOLLOW ME TO FREEDOM!” Read More »
Chamberlain was 37 years old when he did it. Kareem was 38 his first time, did it again at 43, then did it better than perhaps any athlete in history when he was 63. Russell didn’t do it until he was 57, but has done it twice more since. Shaq did it twice to bookend his career â€“ first at 22, again at 39 â€“ and did it another time at the height of his powers, when he was 29 and on top of the world.
And now it’s time for Dwight Howard, 26 years old, to join the club. It’s time for Dwight to write his autobiography. Read More »
I miss Stephon Marbury.
The headline to this post aside, things really are going quite well for Steph in China. This week he is in a spot to lead his Beijing Ducks to their first-ever CBA championship over league power Guandong Tigers (led by Aaron Brooks).
The 35-year old Marbury went nuts in the three games his team won in the 5-game semifinals, going for 30 points in one game, and 50+ in the other two. The finals won’t be easy though, as you see in this video from Game 1 where he gets a cheap shot from a defender and then gets told about it: Read More »
I never understood the sentiment that bitter rivals couldn’t become teammates. Kobe Bryant destroyed that myth, first playing with Ron Artest (who once looked ready to face off in the Octagon against the Mamba), then recruiting Raja Bell and then finally settling on Matt Barnes. The old memories evaporated when they joined up. Respect was earned. If Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen can become functioning teammates, anyone can. Read More »
The 3 p.m., March 15 trade deadline has come and gone as fast as your brackets will be busted by this weekend’s end. Most cats around the league can now breathe easy, knowing they haven’t been dealt and can focus on the remaining part of the schedule. Others, however, must deal with the reality they were shipped out like yesterday’s garbage. Either way, this a time for them to regroup and stop commenting on every rumor that appears on blogs and Twitter. Read More »