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NBA, NBA Draft, We Reminisce / Mar 25, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The Forgotten 1994 NBA Draft

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd, Dime #40

With the incoming 2014 NBA Draft class grabbing headlines at both the professional and collegiate level throughout the season, fans of rebuilding NBA franchises will be tuning into the NCAA tournament to see a group of players with the potential to alter the next era of the basketball landscape. The ramifications of their play and actions, however, won’t be fully understood for another decade or two. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter, We Reminisce / Mar 24, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The First Tweets Of 25 NBA Stars

Twitter

Twitter has turned into the ESPN of the social media world, especially for our favorite hoopers. It’s a place where the average person can see what Kevin Durant is thinking on a Sunday afternoon, or Kobe‘s daily thoughts. Read More »

College, We Reminisce / Mar 21, 2014 / 4:45 pm

We Reminisce: Kemba Walker’s 2011 NCAA Tournament Run

Kemba Walker

I was watching Connecticut play Memphis last Thursday night on ESPN in the American Athletic Conference Quarterfinals and I heard one of the announcers say there is not one individual in UConn’s history whose team leaned on him more during a season than current senior guard Shabazz Napier. Napier won the league’s player of the year honors and has been tremendous this year, but I cannot agree with the statement. What Kemba Walker accomplished during the 2011 college basketball season was truly remarkable and fun to watch. Kemba was the unquestionable leader for the Huskies and the main reason why they won the NCAA championship in 2011. Walker took young players such as Napier and Jeremy Lamb under his wing during the season and put on one of the best performances throughout the month of March that I have ever seen. Read More »

College, D-League, We Reminisce / Feb 21, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Lamar Butler Reminisces On George Mason’s Final Four Run

Lamar Butler

Back in 2006, George Mason basketball had perhaps one of the greatest runs in the NCAA Tournament. With all the odds against them, they navigated through the tournament beating teams picked as favorites while at the same time defining a legacy. With not one NBA prospect on the squad, this team embraced the term Cinderella and showed that with the right formula anything is possible. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Feb 20, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Debunking Myths: The 1980s NBA Vs. The Modern Game, Vol. 1

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The passing of time and subsequent dulling of our memories always makes the past look grander than it actually was. What’s the reason? Simply put, people don’t want to look back with a critical lens at our past. Everyone wants to believe that the icons of their era, whether they reigned in the fields of politics, music or the crux of our discussion, sports, are universally the “best.” Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Jan 22, 2014 / 3:30 pm

We Reminisce: The Greatest Scoring Night Of Kobe Bryant’s Career

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

Today is the eight-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant‘s incredible 81-point explosion against the Toronto Raptors. It remains a huge part of NBA history, since no other basketball player has ever eclipsed the 80-point plateau, save Wilt Chamberlain‘s mysterious 100-point night in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Read More »

Smack, We Reminisce / Jan 22, 2014 / 10:30 am

Dominque Wilkins Says He Was A Better Dunker Than Michael Jordan

Dominique Wilkins Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Dominique Wilkins Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The Human Highlight Film, Dominique Wilkins, was on the BS Report with Bill Simmons to discuss his immortal 1988 Dunk Contest showdown with Michael Jordan. ‘Nique thought he had won, and even told Grantland’s Editor-In-Chief, that MJ thought so, too. Read More »

NBA, Twitter, We Reminisce / Jan 21, 2014 / 1:35 pm

We Reminisce: Pau Gasol Posing With 11-Year-Old Kendall Marshall (Pic)

Kendall Marshall, Pau Gasol

Kendall Marshall, Pau Gasol (photo. @PauGasol)

It’s a small world, as Pau Gasol showed us on Twitter today. The Lakers big man posted a pic of him posing with an 11-year-old Kendall Marshall at the 2003 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta 11 years ago. The pic is a surreal trip down memory lane. Read More »

High School, We Reminisce, Where Are They Now? / Nov 27, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Lenny Cooke & The Filmmakers Behind His Eponymous Documentary

(photo. Brigade Marketing)

(photo. Brigade Marketing)

The name Lenny Cooke has become part myth, part bogeyman and part warning to anyone that thinks talent, and talent alone, gets you to the Association. But the trials and tribulations Cooke experienced in the ensuing 14 years after he was ranked the No. 1 high school basketball player in the country, don’t feature a single regret. Read More »

We Reminisce / Nov 18, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Somewhere In Cuba, Someone Is Wearing My Jason Williams Jersey

Jason Williams

Jason Williams (photo. yippee-ki-yay_mr.falcon)

When I was a sophomore in college, I was given an opportunity to visit the island of Cuba. This was before George W. Bush placed further restrictions on the embargo that’s been in place since October, 1960. The trip was amazing, doubly so because I was only 20 at the time. On the last day, I gave away the Jason Williams jersey I was wearing. Read More »