/ Aug 28, 2013 / 1:15 pm
Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)
The amount of stars the NBA lost last season due to injury could fill an All-Star Game roster. If the names were put on paper, it would indeed be longer than Pippen‘s arms… to borrow a quote from Jay-Z.
Fans were lucky to enjoy a great season full of drama, but what ifs loom in the shadows of the minds of fans whose teams were affected by serious injuries. Read More »
/ Aug 27, 2013 / 11:45 am
Dwight Howard (photo. Mannion)
The ability to bench press over 300 pounds is typically seen as a unimportant measure of how good a basketball player is. Remember Kevin Durant at the pre-draft combine in 2007? Yeah, exactly. In basketball, a player can get away without that unique strength. Basketball players simply mark strength differently. Read More »
Iman Shumpert (photo. @is_21_nykallday)
NBA Players love to show out on Instagram on a daily basis. Some of them like Nate Robinson love to show off pictures and videos of their kids while other guys like Rip Hamilton show off their lifetime supply of Js. Instagram is also home to all of the NBA’s off-the-court trendsetters. Read More »
/ Aug 7, 2013 / 1:45 pm
The NBA sees a lot of talent come in and out at a rapid pace. Some players make it and become legends, but others are not as fortunate. Throughout the history of the league, there have been players that have an unlimited amount of skill and potential, but constant injuries slow them down. Read More »
Iman Shumpert (photo. Instagram/is_21_nykallday)
The New York Knicks sometimes appear composed of disparate parts, but they care about each other. Iman Shumpert brought that point home recently when he helped suspend a one-off Twitter account opened at the expense of Shump’s teammate, Amar’e Stoudemire. The account wasn’t very complimentary of STAT, and Shump took offense. Read More »
/ Jul 12, 2013 / 1:30 pm
Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center (photo. Instagram.com/nyknicks, Instagram.com/brooklynnets)
After the Brooklyn Nets traded for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, the New York Knicks responded by trading for the exact opposite type of player when they acquired Andrea Bargnani from the Raptors. Then they re-signed the NBA’s 2013 Sixth Man of the Year, J.R. Smith. The Nets, considered impotent in the face of any more free agency moves with a tapped out salary cap, then pulled off the Andrei Kirilenko signing last night. The stakes keep getting higher in New York as Mikhail Prokhorov attempts to usurp James Dolan’s Knicks as the preeminent New York City team. Read More »
/ Jul 10, 2013 / 12:00 pm
We all have a hometown. Whether you loved it or couldn’t wait to leave it, it’s a part of who you are. There’s something about your hometown that just sticks with you, whether it’s the people you meet, the lessons you learn, or the sheer pride you might have for it. Read More »
/ Jul 5, 2013 / 3:15 pm
Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)
Living in a world where you get to switch the order around would be pretty cool. You get to sit in the control room and pick and choose an event that might slightly alter your path or completely misalign it, causing your future to have a completely different look. Each and every choice has its own consequence and NBA general managers wish they had the power of hindsight to see the consequences of the moves they make. Read More »
Allen Iverson, Dime #1
11+ years, more than 70 issues and more than 5 million print copies in circulation – Dime Magazine has not only been a mainstay in the basketball universe, but it has also changed the way readers consume basketball content. Before us, there were no magazines that focused on what happened on the court and what ballplayers were into away from it.
We broke new ground, pioneered, and then championed basketball culture. And I have been lucky enough to be here for every minute of the ride. It’s high time we take a look back at how far we’ve come and the generations we have traversed. Here are all of Dime‘s covers in chronological order, from the most recent all the way back to gem you see at the top of this post from 2001.
There’s a story behind every single one of these covers. Some were more challenging to pull off than others (I have spent a lifetime waiting in hotels for Allen Iverson), some were ridiculous (Shaq was very specific about his “Godfather” costume as well as the requested gummy bears on set for Dime #38) and some were downright inspired (look no further than Kobe Bryant‘s self-authored cover story and art-directed cover shoot for Dime #22). Some day we will get around to telling all of the stories, but for now, here’s a visual tour of how far we – and the game – have come: Read More »
/ Jun 17, 2013 / 10:45 am
Dwyane Wade (photo. David Alvarez)
Pro wrestling is fake. It is as fake as Game of Thrones and The Godfather and Les MisÃ©rables and every other form of non-reality entertainment.
Every pro wrestling fan over the age of 10 understands this, and still you can’t bring up wrestling in mixed company without somebody asking, “You know it’s fake, right?” like they’re doing you a favor. Read More »