If there’s any genre of music that relates directly to the sport of basketball, it’s hip-hop. Like hip-hop, basketball is predominantly ruled by African-Americans, its legends often come from having nothing before eventually reaching superstardom, and it’s most popular in the inner cities of America. And just like rappers, there are great NBA players, bad ones, overrated ones, underrated ones, controversial ones, and plenty of others. Read More »
Thomas Robinson (photo. Jeff Jacobsen/Kansas Athletics)
With the NBA Draft Lottery taking place, everyone has a better idea where likely draftees will land come June 28, 2012. Here at Dime, we’ve already begun our full-fledge draft coverage. Catch up on player profiles like Harrison Barnes, the weekly diary of Dion Waiters, and our latest mock draft. All of these features provide a glimpse into what to expect from the incoming influx of ballers. Yet, the perpetual interrelationship between hip-hop and hoopin’ can’t be overlooked. Read More »
If you didn’t think that Nike Basketball was going to bring out the big guns for their No. 1 dude in the NBA Finals, you’re crazy. Check out their new ad that will run tonight as basketball greats – past and present – celebrate Kobe Bryant‘s quest for a fifth championship ring. The Beatles song is voiced by OutKast’s Andre 3000.
Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you. A couple weeks ago, I told you that Amir Johnson was hitting the web with a vengeance. First he dropped the behind the scenes video to his photo shoot, and now AmirTV has come back with “Amir 3000 Roses.” After constantly being told that he looks like Andre 3000, he let’s you be the judge. Priceless.