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NBA / Nov 25, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau Says Derrick Rose Is “Not Real Comfortable”

Derrick Rose

Good news for the Chicago Bulls: A marginalized Derrick Rose is still pretty damn good. After scoring 18 points and dishing five assists during his first game back from last week’s hamstring strain in a tough win against the Utah Jazz, Tom Thibodeau said that Rose is still “not real comfortable.” Read More »

Smack / Nov 25, 2014 / 11:45 am

Mavs Call Home Loss To Short-Handed Pacers “Embarrassing,” “Horrific”

Dirk Nowitzki

No win in the NBA can be assumed – all 30 teams employ professional basketball players. And considering that logic, no loss should be overly disappointing, either. The Dallas Mavericks don’t subscribe to the latter line of thinking. After falling to the Roy Hibbert-less Indiana Pacers 111-100 at American Airlines Center on Monday, Chandler Parsons and Dirk Nowitzki offered pointed words to describe the game’s outcome. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 25, 2014 / 11:00 am

Watch James Harden Nutmeg Amar’e Stoudemire On Nifty Pass To Motiejunas

James Harden

James Harden (photo. NBA YoutTube)

People dislike watching James Harden play basketball. Frequent defensive breakdowns notwithstanding, we’ve never understood that phenomenon. The Beard is one of the most skilled, crafty, and uniquely athletic players in the league, and captains a go-go offensive attack that subsists on a heavy diet of dunks and three-pointers (and free throws). His most underrated attribute? Passing. Watch Harden show off his awesome blend of court vision and creative flair by finding Donatas Motiejunas via a bounce pass between Amar’e Stoudemire’s legs. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 25, 2014 / 8:00 am

Video: Brandan Wright Smashes On Luis Scola

Luis Scola, Brandan Wright

The Pacers got a surprising 111-100 win over the Mavericks in Dallas last night. Guard Donald Sloan played the game of his life — 29 points on 10-for-14 shooting — and a well—rounded attack stymied Dallas’ high-scoring offense. The win was even more impressive when you consider Roy Hibbert missed his first game in 1706 days. Luis Scola could have used his presence when Brandan Knight extended for this jam in Scola’s grill. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Nov 25, 2014 / 12:30 am

GIF: James Harden Barely Pretends To Play Transition Defense Against Knicks

James Harden

This GIF deserves as little explanation as possible. As the New York Knicks begin a fast break after a Houston Rockets turnover, watch James Harden barely pretend to play transition defense. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 11:00 pm

GIF: Kemba Walker Sends Chris Paul Flying With Dirty Crossover

Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker’s crossover has broken a fair amount of ankles in his basketball career. He’ll still remember this one far more than most. Watch the Charlotte Hornets’ waterbug send Chris Paul flying with a devastating right-to-left cross in his team’s 113-92 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 24, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Watch Kyle Lowry Rip Isaiah Thomas’ Crossover To Help Seal Raptors’ Win Over Suns

Kyle Lowry, Isaiah Thomas

Kyle Lowry, Isaiah Thomas

Be careful when crossing-over in front of Kyle Lowry. We understand that. Isaiah Thomas didn’t. As his team led the Phoenix Suns by two with just 25 seconds remaining, Lowry ripped Thomas’ dribble and forced a jump-ball to help seal the Toronto Raptors’ dramatic 104-100 win. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Nov 24, 2014 / 8:30 pm

GIF: Terrence Ross Rises For 180-Degree Dunk Over Goran Dragic

Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross is best known for gliding, soaring jams that show off his insane hang-time. Make no mistake, though – the former Slam Dunk champion can explode off two feet with the best of them, too. Watch the Toronto Raptors high-flier rise for a quick 180-degree slam on a trailing Goran Dragic in the second quarter of his team’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Read More »

NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 7:30 pm

GIF: Blake Griffin Explodes For Halfcourt Dunk From Dotted Line Versus Hornets

Blake Griffin

Call it the Dime curse. Ever since we named Blake Griffin basketball’s best power forward, play of the Los Angeles Clippers’ superstar has been substandard – compared to expectations, at least. There was a time when explosive halfcourt dunks were commonplace for Griffin, but that hasn’t been the case in 2014-2015. Maybe this will be the play that spurs him to the heights we anticipated. Watch Griffin receive a perfect pocket-pass from Chris Paul and rise from just inside the dotted line for a powerful jam in the early going versus the Charlotte Hornets. Read More »

NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Mason Plumlee On J. Johnson’s Comments, Call of Duty, KG’s Advice & More

Mason Plumlee, Lionel Hollins

After becoming a state champion in his native Indiana during his high school career, and spending four years at Duke under coach Mike Krzyzewski, seven footer Mason Plumlee found it simple to blend in with a Brooklyn Nets team last year with very real aspirations beyond the first round of the playoffs. In our conversation with Plumlee last week, we touched on his unending drive to get better, the self-sacrifice necessary to win, the fun of blowing up zombies and much more. Read More »