TAG: Amar’e Stoudemire

NBA, Smack / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:00 am

Amar’e Stoudemire May Play In Jerusalem After Knicks Contract Ends

Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar’e Stoudemire (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Amar’e Stoudemire‘s 5-year, $100 million contract will be off the books at the end of the 2014-15 season — though he has an early termination option he’s unlikely to use. After receiving close to $23 million next season, the injury-ravaged forward might not re-sign in the NBA, but join his Israeli team (he’s part-owner) to finish out his career overseas, reports the New York Post. Read More »

NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Knicks Are Better Off If Carmelo Leaves

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks have been the most disappointing team in the NBA this year, sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference at 33-45. Last season the Knicks finished second in the East, winning 54 games and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals before falling to Indiana. However, a lot has changed in one season. Read More »

NBA / Mar 13, 2014 / 2:15 pm

5 Big NBA Names That Could Be Traded This Summer

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

With just about a month left of the 2013-14 NBA season, the playoffs will begin and another champion will be crowned. Just like every year, we saw teams overachieve and underachieve, with surprises and disappointments. Something all I want to ask all NBA fans is did anyone think the New York Knicks would miss the playoffs before the Charlotte Bobcats? If the disappointing Knicks can’t turn it around soon, it’s destined to happen. Also, what happened to the Detroit Pistons who had a promising offseason last summer? And did anyone expect the Portland Trail Blazers or Phoenix Suns to overachieve as much as they have so far? Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 11, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Amar’e Stoudemire Reminds Thaddeus Young He Can Still Get Up

Arnett Moultrie, Amar'e Stoudemire

Arnett Moultrie, Amar’e Stoudemire (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

Lost in the losing shuffle that the Knicks 2013-14 season has become — except during their current winning streak — is embattled forward Amar’e Stoudemire. STAT has been in and out of the lineup over the last couple seasons as he continues to figure out what he can do on knees that have long ago lost the buffer of cartilage. But during New York’s fourth consecutive victory over the Sixers Monday night, Stoudemire showed Thaddeus Young he’s still got some explosion in those worn down knees. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

Sacramento Kings

As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 30, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The 25 Biggest Fails Of The NBA Season

Pierre the Pelican

Pierre the Pelican (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Monster dunks. Nothing-but-net threes. Alley-oops. All are wonderful moments we’ve witnessed so far this season. There have been plenty of good moments: KD‘s recent scoring outburst, ‘Melo‘s record-breaking game, and Greg Oden‘s return… none of which you’ll see on this list. This is dedicated to the bad and the ugly, the plays that left you thinking WTF was that, what were they thinking? This season has been one of the most competitive and fun seasons to watch in recent memory, but it’s only right we have some fun at the halfway point. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 25, 2013 / 6:44 pm

Thunder’s Reggie Jackson Puts Amar’e Stoudemire On A Poster

Reggie Jackson, Toure' Murry

Reggie Jackson, Toure’ Murry (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

We want to feel bad for Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire. The Thunder just eviscerated his Knicks team (minus an injured Carmelo Anthony), and both Reggie Jackson and Kevin Durant showed him up — with the latter providing a little lip afterwards. This all happened despite Stoudemire’s team-high 22 points. But Amar’e has over $20 million reasons why it’s difficult to drudge up much empathy for his tough plight on Christmas. Read More »

NBA / Dec 6, 2013 / 3:15 pm

10 NBA Players That Fell Off This Season

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (Photo. Gary Land)

With an NBA offseason that’s about five months long, it’s always curious how much can change in such a short amount of time. Some players can go from unknown names to All-Stars and other players may look like they left all their basketball talent on some beach somewhere. One must wonder if some of this drop in production is from a lack of offseason training, old age or just a loss of talent. Whatever the case is, this season has showcased a few players that have fallen off. Here are 10 of the most noticeable. Read More »

High School, We Reminisce, Where Are They Now? / Nov 27, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Lenny Cooke & The Filmmakers Behind His Eponymous Documentary

(photo. Brigade Marketing)

(photo. Brigade Marketing)

The name Lenny Cooke has become part myth, part bogeyman and part warning to anyone that thinks talent, and talent alone, gets you to the Association. But the trials and tribulations Cooke experienced in the ensuing 14 years after he was ranked the No. 1 high school basketball player in the country, don’t feature a single regret. Read More »