TAG: Aaron McKie

All-Star, NBA / Feb 21, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Jrue Holiday On How He Became One Of The Season’s Biggest Breakout Players

Jrue Holiday

Philadelphia hasn’t had a year to remember. They are struggling to score, struggling to stay afloat, and Andrew Bynum hasn’t even suited up for the team yet. The 76ers are sitting at 22-30, 3.5 games out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. They were supposed to be better this year than the middling lower-tier contender that frequented the City of Brotherly Love the last few seasons. But don’t tell any of that to Jrue Holiday. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 7, 2011 / 3:00 pm

The Final Answer: A Tribute To The Legacy Of Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson

How quickly we forget. 36 years ago to the day, the legend of Allen Iverson was born. Only two years ago, the name Allen Iverson was relevant to the basketball world. Only five years ago, he was the icon, the NBA’s ultimate non-conformist. If the Fab Five began the transformation, Iverson was its eventual monarch. But now he’s a mere memory, swallowed by the unfamiliar anonymity of European basketball. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 19, 2011 / 12:00 pm

How Trading Pau Gasol Turned The Memphis Grizzlies Into Contenders

Rudy Gay

On Feb. 1, 2008, Michael Heisley, the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, and Chris Wallace, the team’s general manager, were the two most vilified men in the NBA. They had just traded Pau Gasol to the Lakers in a move that was seen as one of the most lopsided trades in NBA history. They turned the Lakers into instant championship contenders, while getting pennies on the dollar in return. The package they got included Javaris Crittenton (now out of the League), Kwame Brown, a practically retired Aaron McKie, two late first-round picks, and the rights to Pau’s brother, Marc Gasol. Read More »

NBA / Dec 4, 2009 / 10:00 am

5 Predictions For Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson

Anybody who is a Sixers fan or just a basketball fan in general had to love watching Allen Iverson in that emotional press conference yesterday. Watching him tear up and letting the world know how much he loves being back in Philly sent chills down my spine. Now that his strange month-long odyssey is out of the way, it’s time for him and everybody to get the focus back on basketball. Read More »

NBA / May 21, 2009 / 12:00 pm

NBA Fantasy Finals: 2006 Heat vs. 2001 Sixers

Allen Iverson

In case you missed it the first two times, our NBA Fantasy Finals have nothing to do with the stat-driven “fantasy basketball” you play online. We’re taking NBA Finals teams throughout history and pitting them against each other to see what you think would happen. Assume both lineups are healthy, and the older team gets homecourt. Today it’s A.I. vs. Flash Read More »