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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 »

Latest News / Nov 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon Out Indefinitely With Torn Labrum In Shoulder

Eric Gordon

Anthony Davis’ already massive burden just got a bit bigger. The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that starting shooting guard Eric Gordon will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a torn labrum in his left shoulder during the team’s win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 24, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Are The Lakers Relying On Kobe Bryant Too Much? “Not Really,” Byron Scott Says

Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott

Kobe Bryant is the league’s leading scorer at 26.7 points per game. He averages 6.1 more shots and uses a 4.5 greater percentage of possessions than any player in basketball. Bryant is also shooting a putrid 38.1 percent from the field, his team plays more efficient offense when he’s on the bench, and the Los Angeles Lakers are 3-11. Might the purple-and-gold be relying on their 36 year-old legend a bit too much, then? “Not really,” says coach Byron Scott. Read More »

NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Brandon Jennings Says The Brick-Heavy Pistons “Don’t Shoot In Practice”

Brandon Jennings

Only the godawful 76ers are shooting worse than the Pistons. Detroit’s second to last in true shooting percentage AND effective field goal percentage behind the Philly D-League squad, so it’s no wonder point guard Brandon Jennings is a little ticked off they can’t seem to find time in practice or shootarounds to get some shots up in an effort to alleviate all the bricks they’ve been shooting this season. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 24, 2014 / 1:15 pm

LeBron James On Cavaliers’ Losing Streak: “I’m Not Doing My Job”

LeBron James

LeBron James isn’t infallible. But due to his consistent excellence and growing list of accomplishments, The King is afforded leeway other star players aren’t during rare times of team and individual struggle. Rightfully so, too. Read More »

GIFs / Nov 24, 2014 / 12:45 pm

GIF: Rajon Rondo Again Shows Off “The Rondo” Fake Behind-The-Back Pass

Rajon Rondo

It’s easy to turn Rajon Rondo‘s game into a senior year thesis. He “contains multitudes,” but at only 6-1, 170, he’s not “large,” though his game does contain “contradictions.” Walt Whitman parallels aside, two plays in last night’s 94-88 Celtics loss to the Blazers show why we feel “so proud to get” near “the meaning of” Rondo. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Chris Bosh Gives Heat Lead On Fadeaway, Al Jefferson Misses Game-Winning Tip

Marvin Williams, Miami Heat

The margin between winning and losing in basketball can be a matter of inches. Tens of possessions decide whether a game’s final moments matter, but once they do a humbling reality always becomes abundantly clear: This is a make or miss game. Just ask the Charlotte Hornets. After Chris Bosh hit a tough baseline fadeaway to put the Miami Heat up one with 31 seconds left, Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson just missed far easier shots on the game’s final possession that would have given their team the win. Read More »