No more evidence is necessary to proclaim Kyrie Irving as the NBA’s ultimate showstopper. We know that already. So when you put Uncle Drew up against some ballers and students at an open run at Montclair State University, what happens next is downright ugly. Watch as Irving hands out buckets, buckets and more buckets. Read More »
Archive for the 'Playground' Category
If you’re still harboring dreams of making money by playing basketball, then this post is for you. On May 4-5, the Mogul Sports Group, an international athlete representation and sports marketing firm, is hosting their fifth annual Women’s Puerto Rico Basketball Showcase at City Sports in Englewood, New Jersey. Read More »
There have been more Tracy McGrady highlights out of the Chinese Basketball Association this year that in his last 2-3 NBA season combined (Here’s his first CBA tomohawk, here’s a baseline smash, and here he is dropping a guy with an elbow).
I just caught the following clip from a few weeks back. Watch T-Mac come down the court and hit Yi Jianlian(!) with a Shammgod that puts Yi on skates, followed by a raise-up three from deep: Read More »
If you were born in the ’90s (or maybe the ’80s), there is one strong basketball memory you have. It’s not watching Charles Barkley‘s comedic displays on the TNT Thursday NBA broadcasts. It’s not Dick Vitale hooting and hollering about how awesome college basketball is. It’s not Stuart Scott‘s “BOO-YAH” or block party invitations for Pookie and Ray-Ray on SportsCenter. Read More »
The basketball world lost a true streetball legend last night when word broke that AND 1 Mix Tape star Tyrone Evans, aka “Alimoe,” aka “The Black Widow,” had suffered a seizure and passed away (a rumor confirmed by his close friend and fellow And 1 teammate Aaron “AO” Owens).
Alimoe was a legitimate playground icon – the Harlem native was one of the original pioneers at the head of the AND 1 Mix Tape revolution of the late ’90s/early ’00s. He was a phenomenon in his own right; one of the leaders in a movement that altered basketball culture forever. And he was in it before TV and corporations turned it into Clown Town (Luckily, Alimoe got out before it went that far south).
Standing 6-7 with wicked handles and an effusive personality, he was perfect for the cameras and a natural foil for the other AND 1 stars, especially Rafer Alston. The two of them even starred in their own “Skip vs. Alimoe: Battle Tape” (You can see clips from the tape after the jump). Read More »
Which city produces the best ballplayers? It’s a never ending argument, and being that Dime has strong roots to Philadelphia (and New York City), we have our biases as well. The Chosen League is probably the best league in Philly, and they’ve just released a video to get you amped for the new season. Just about anyone who is anyone is featured in here, from names you don’t know to LeBron James. Read More »
DimeMag.com contributor Matthew Pierce writes letters to his two young daughters in case he dies early. Sometimes, the letters are about basketball…
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I hope that one day you can discover the game of basketball as I once did. You won’t find it on the same terms, and your reasons for playing may be different, but the game will reward you just the same. Read More »
Twitter and Instagram have added yet another avenue for basketball fans to connect with the personalities of their favorite NBA, college and high school players. It’s damn near impossible though for most normal people to stay up with everything that gets posted to Instagram on a daily basis, so we’re gonna help out the best way we know how: by collecting the best pics each week for our readers to cruise through at their leisure.
Here’s the best of this past week. Let us know what we missed in the comments section below. Read More »