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GIFs, Overseas, Smack / Oct 24, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIF: Josh Childress Levels Jesse Wagstaff With Airborne Elbow

Josh Childress

Former Hawks and Suns forward Josh Childress, who spurned an NBA contract to sign a $20 million contract in July of 2008 to play in Greece, is now playing for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia. During a game against the Perth Wildcats, Childress unloaded a crazy airborne elbow on Jesse Wagstaff and was ejected. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Oct 19, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: Olimpija Player Hits The Shot Of The Century

Olimpija

Many basketball fans only know Slovenia as the birthplace of Goran “Dragon” Dragic. But after a player on Slovenian club team Olimpija, aka Košarkaški klub Olimpija Ljubljana or KK Union Olimpija, hit a shot of a lifetime against Serbian club KK Partizan, that might all change. Read More »

Overseas / Oct 7, 2014 / 10:00 am

Video: Tracy McGrady Hits Game-Winner In China

Tracy McGrady

While Tracy McGrady has retired from the NBA, he’s not done hooping. He worked out with Kobe over the summer, but not necessarily for an NBA comeback as he told us in August. Right now, T-Mac is in China participating in the USA Legends Tour with Jason Williams and Aquille Carr, and yesterday he added a flair of the dramatic by knocking down the game-winner. Read More »

D-League, Overseas / Sep 30, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Elijah Millsap on His Future, Overseas Ball & His NBA All-Star Brother

Elijah Millsap

Although pushed aside with ample opportunities to quit, Elijah Millsap is still pursuing his first opportunity in the NBA. After stints overseas and multiple seasons in the D-League, the 27-year-old recently signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Milwaukee Bucks and is looking to make the team’s final roster. Read More »

Overseas / Aug 29, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Manny Pacquiao Wants To Recruit Metta World Peace

Metta World Peace

Manny Pacquiao is the owner of the Kia Sorentos, an expansion team in the Philippine Basketball Association. He wants to recruit a high profile player to his team, and is targeting Metta World Peace. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas, Video / Aug 26, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Watch Serge Ibaka’s Brute Block & Alley-Oop Jam

Serge Ibaka

The last we saw Serge Ibaka, he was coming back from a calf strain before Game 3 to help the OKC Thunder even the Western Conference Finals before losing in six to the eventual champion Spurs. He did pop up with Spain this summer on the receiving end of this delectable Rudy Fernandez feed, and that’s why we’re again talking about the Congolese-Spanish shot-blocker that’s like an albatross hovering near the rim for opponents. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Aug 25, 2014 / 10:00 am

GIF: Goran Dragic’s Pretty, Spinning Up-And-Under

Goran Dragic

During a tuneup for next month’s FIBA World Cup in Spain, Slovenia sneaked past Lithuania this weekend with a 74-72 win. Suns point guard, Goran Dragic, only pitched in 10 points in the exhibition, but showed off his craftiness in the lane with a pair of spinning drives, which will give Suns fans goosebumps for next year. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Aug 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

GIF: Greek Freak’s Two-Dribble Coast-To-Coast Jam

Giannis Antetoekounmpo,  (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

There aren’t many humans alive who combine Bucks second-year guard/forward hybrid Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s still-blossoming size and skill. The 6-11 and counting 19-year-old helped home country Greece beat regional rival Turkey, 71-56, in Athens and unleashed one steal and coast-to-coast jam that serves as yet another harbinger of his evolving stardom. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Aug 11, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Rudy Fernandez Between-The-Legs Dish For Serge Ibaka’s Tasty Jam

Serge Ibaka

The USA Basketball team heading to Spain for the 2014 FIBA World Cup at the end of the month faces their toughest test from the home country. Spain showed off why many are picking them to win the World Cup with a nice win over Angola including this delicious dish by former Blazers wing, Rudy Fernandez, and OKC’s Serge Ibaka hammering it home with two hands. Read More »

Overseas / Aug 7, 2014 / 10:30 am

Report: Metta World Peace Wants To Change His Name To Panda Friend

Metta World Peace

Earlier this week, Metta World Peace finalized a deal with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. It appears Metta has chosen a new name for his tenure in China, and it’s almost as bonkers as Metta World Peace. Read More »