Dime Blog

Smack / Jul 21, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kirilenko Says Kidd Couldn’t Handle Pressure Of Brooklyn

Andrei Kirilenko (Gary A. Vasquez, USATODAY)

Jason Kidd’s sudden departure from the Brooklyn Nets certainly didn’t sit well with Andrei Kirilenko. In a wide-ranging interview concerning the state of his team, Kirilenko said that Kidd couldn’t handle the pressure that accompanies playing and coaching for Brooklyn. Read More »

NBA / Jul 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Mike Krzyzewski: “I’d Trade For Kevin Love”

Kevin Love

The decision for legendary Duke University and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski is an easy one: If he were the Cleveland Cavaliers, he’d trade for Kevin Love without “one second of hesitancy.” Read More »

Smack / Jul 21, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Kobe On Seattle: “I’d Much Rather Come Here In The Postseason Than Oklahoma”

Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher

During Kobe Bryant‘s whirlwind tour of Seattle for Richard Sherman‘s celebrity softball game — where he he hit a home run — and the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro Am — where Crawford introduced him as “this generation’s Michael Jordan,” Kobe also found time to stick it to Oklahoma City. Read More »

Video / Jul 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

Watch LeBron Cheering On His Son At AAU Tournament

LeBron James

LeBron James is the best player in the world, but give him a front-row seat at his son’s basketball game and he turns into a typical dad.
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instagram / Jul 21, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kobe Hits Home Run At Richard Sherman’s Celebrity Softball Game

Kobe Bryant, Jamal Crawford, Gary Payton

Kobe Bryant had a whirlwind visit to Seattle this weekend. After stopping by the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am and getting a nice compliment from Crawford, he played in the celebrity softball game for Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman. He played pretty well, too, as you’ll see. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 21, 2014 / 10:30 am

Bird On Lance’s Departure: “I’m Going To Miss The Kid”

Lance Stephenson, Mario Chalmers

Lance Stephenson decided to sign a three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets last week, instead of accepting the long-term contract the Pacers were offering. The decision surprised Larry Bird, who is disappointed to lose his starting shooting guard, but also a player he personally helped develop into a borderline all-star. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Jul 21, 2014 / 10:00 am

Jamal Crawford Calls Kobe Bryant “This Generation’s Michael Jordan”

Jamal Crawford

The Jamal Crawford Summer Pro Am this weekend in Seattle saw Kobe Bryant stop by to take in the action; Bean was also in town to play in Richard Sherman‘s celebrity softball game. Crawford took a few minutes to introduce Kobe before he came into the gym, and that’s when compared Mamba to Michael Jordan. Read More »

NBA / Jul 20, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Wiggins, Cavs Nearing Contract Agreement

Andrew Wiggins

If Andrew Wiggins is dealt for Kevin Love it almost certainly won’t be in the immediate future. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavs this week, precluding him from being traded for at least 30 days. Read More »

Smack / Jul 20, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Celtics Owner Says Team Hoped To Make Bigger Moves This Summer

Wyc Grousbeck

The Boston Celtics seem like they’re still in the running for Kevin Love, but owner Wyc Grousbeck appears to have already moved on from the dream of acquiring him. According to WEEI 93.7 in Boston, Grousbeck says the Celtics “definitely hoped to try to make bigger moves this offseason.” Read More »

Video / Jul 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Andre Drummond Is Better At Basketball Than Bowling

Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond (photo. Drummond Vine)

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid has been making waves on social media of late with a cavalcade of clever posts that have some calling him the league’s preeminent internet follow. The Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond, though, clearly isn’t quite ready relinquish that title. The 20 year-old star took to Vine earlier today to showcase his hoops abilities while utilizing a bowling ball. Read More »