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GIFs, Playground, Video / Jul 30, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Watch Ball Up Lose First Game Ever In Birmingham

Ball Up Streetball Birmingham

Records are meant to be broken. After going four years without suffering a loss, the Ball Up all-stars team – coached by Gilbert Arenas – were defeated by the team representing Birmingham, Alabama, 84-83, over the weekend. Read More »

NBA, Playground / Jul 29, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Jamal Crawford On The Seattle Pro-Am, Donald Sterling, And More

Jamal Crawford

Dime stopped by the Seattle Pro-Am this weekend and sat down with the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford. A Seattle native, Crawford has been the face of the Pacific Northwest’s premier summer league event, which features NBA stars and local high school and college players.

Crawford is one of our favorite interviews here at Dime, and this weekend he dished on a number of topics such as the ongoing Donald Sterling saga, his top five basketball movies of all time, the origin of his patented shake-n-bake, coming off the bench, his fear of flying, and much more. Read More »

Playground / Jul 24, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Watch J.R. Smith Hit Game-Winner At Drew League

J.R. Smith

With only two more weeks of regular season action remaining, there were playoff implications on the line for several teams in Week 10 at the Drew League. Therefore, the fierce competitiveness of the Drew’s ultra-talented ballers was on full display in Los Angeles. Read More »

Playground, We Reminisce / Jul 24, 2014 / 12:00 pm

We Reminisce: “Skip 2 My Lou” Turns 38 Today

Rafer Alston, Dime #34

Rafer Alston turns 38 today. While he never reached superstar status in the NBA, the streetball legend went from the playground to a starting point guard playing in the NBA Finals. Today, we remember the man they call Skip 2 My Lou. Read More »

GIFs, Playground, Video / Jul 18, 2014 / 10:15 am

Watch 5-10 Jeff Remmington Shut Down Drew League On Back-To-Back Poster Jams

Jeff Remington

While Brandon Jennings dominated play at the Drew League for the second week in a row with another 50-point outing, it was former Florida Atlantic guard Jeff Remmington who caused the biggest stir during Drew League’s Week 9 action. Read More »

Playground / Jul 18, 2014 / 9:45 am

Brandon Jennings Ignites The Drew League In Week 9

Brandon Jennings

The Drew League in Los Angeles is an active hotbed for summer basketball, providing fans a much-needed relief from the lull of the offseason. Fans never know who will lace up their kicks when they walk through the doors at King Drew High School. Coming off a jaw-dropping 57-point performance in Week 8, The Clozers’ and current Detroit Piston Brandon Jennings once again dazzled the crowd with a 56-point showing. After back-to-back 50-point weekends he was again named Drew League Player of the Week – and rightfully so. Read More »

GIFs, Playground / Jul 16, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: The Top 5 Plays When Ball Up Streetball Hit “Hotlanta”

Ball Up Streetball

The Ball Up crew was in Atlanta last weekend as we were all recovering from LeBron James‘ announcement. The people of the Big Peach were more interested in the dribbling hijinks of Bone Collector, then any free agency movement, and his wizardry with the rock was just one component of Ball Up Streetball’s continued entertainment as they criss-cross America. Read More »

GIFs, Playground / Jul 7, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Anatomy of Paul George’s 360 Dunk At Drew League

Paul George

Pacers wing, and an all-star in no way associated with the NBA’s free agency craziness, Paul George, stopped by the Drew League in Los Angeles on Sunday. He came out west, he suited up, he played and he conquered, which included another epic 360-degree windmill smash similar to the one he performed in-game when the Clippers visited Bankers Life Fieldhouse during the 2013-14 season. Read More »

Playground / Jul 4, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Ball Up Streetball Louisville Highlights

"Air Up There"

The Ball Up Streetball crew made their next stop on a nation-wide tour to recruit players from around the country. After opening in Los Angeles, they stopped by Louisville, Kentucky’s International Convention Center where Kyle Lowry and Gilbert Arenas watched the Ball Up crew go to work. Read More »

GIFs, Playground, Video / Jul 3, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Watch 5-10 Albe Joseph Dunk Over A 7-Footer

Albe Joseph

5-10 Albe Joseph is known as “The Playstation,” in Nassau, Bahamas where they hold a dunk contest every year. The 22-year-old beat out the more well-known “Werm” in the contest when he took flight over a 7-footer…who only ducked his head a little on th winning dunk. Read More »