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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 »

Smack / Jul 30, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Wall On Goal For Wizards: “All You Can Ask For Now Is The Finals”

John Wall

The Washington Wizards just enjoyed their most successful season in nearly a decade, winning a playoff series for the first time since 2005. However, that doesn’t mean John Wall is satisfied with his team’s standing in the Eastern Conference. Discussing his goals for the upcoming season after practicing with Team USA, Washington’s All-Star point guard said, “All you can ask for now is the finals.” Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 30, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Zach LaVine On Dunking, Kevin Love, Draft Night, And More

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine is quickly becoming the most exciting player of this year’s NBA draft class. Born in Renton, Washington, LaVine made his inaugural appearance at the Seattle Pro-Am All-Star Game this weekend, where his interplanetary athleticism was on full display.

The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie sat down with Dime after the game to chat about all sorts of topics, like his love for the television show Castle, how Smush Parker influenced him as a dunker (no, really), the ongoing Kevin Love rumors, his Draft night controversy, and more. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 30, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Anthony Bennett Pulled From Pro-Am By Agent

Anthony Bennett

In a development sparking internet rumors of an imminent Kevin Love trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Anthony Bennett was pulled from a Toronto pro-am. Further stoking the fire? Bennett and Love are represented by the same agent, Jeff Schwartz. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Hayward On Max Contract: “I Don’t Think I have To Live Up To Anything Now”

Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward signed a four-year, $63 million offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets this off-season. The Utah Jazz matched the offer and will be bringing Hayward back on a maximum-level contract. Yesterday, Hayward spoke about the new reality of being a max player and the increased expectation that come with that label. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 30, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Jim Boeheim On Derrick Rose: “He’s Been The Most Impressive Guy Here”

Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose is making quite an impression on everyone associated with USA Basketball. After showing off his trademark explosiveness and wowing head coach Mike Krzyzewski on day one of training camp, assistant Jim Boeheim called Rose “the most impressive guy here” 24 hours later. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Jul 30, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Reigning MVP Durant on Davis: “He’s Next In Line”

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis has been bound for superstardom since his senior of high school in 2011. All he’s done since is lead the Kentucky Wildcats to a national championship, get drafted first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans, and make the All-Star team and lead the NBA in blocks at 20 years-old. Expectations for Davis have been dangerously high for years, but he’s exceeded them – easily. Reigning MVP Kevin Durant recently forecasted even bigger things for Davis, saying that New Orleans’ burgeoning franchise player is “next in line” to win the award. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 30, 2014 / 11:30 am

The Sixers Are Hoping To Delay Proposed Changes To The Draft Lottery System

Sam Hinkie

Earlier this month, the league formally proposed changes to the current draft lottery system to the competition committee. Under the new rules, the odds of receiving the first overall pick would be more weighted among the worst teams in the league. The Philadelphia 76ers, who plan to be pretty bad again next season, are reportedly trying to delay those changes from happening. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kevin Durant Hinting At Wizards Shows Irony Of CBA

LeBron James, Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant applauded LeBron James‘ decision to return to the Cavaliers when speaking to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne during Team USA tryouts in Vegas yesterday. He also said some nice things about returning to play in his hometown when his Thunder face the Wizards. Now everyone is freaking out about KD’s possible move to Washington DC when he becomes a free agent after the 2015-16 season. The instances of star free agency have become more frequent and speak to the irony behind the 2011 collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Read More »

NBA / Jul 29, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Irving: “Speechless” After ‘Bron’s Decision, Would Be “Great” To Add Love

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James

Kyrie Irving is having quite a summer. After agreeing to a five-year, $90 million extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 1st, the 22 year-old All-Star learned he’d be playing with LeBron James. And as Irving trains with USA Basketball this week in advance of September’s FIBA World Cup, it appears ever likely that Kevin Love will be his teammate, too. Read More »