Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »
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The phrase numbers never lie is used a lot when referring to basketball statistics, but is this always the case? Whenever I see a player that scores 25-plus points in a game, the first thought that pops into my head is “Wow, that player had a great game, but how many shots did he have to throw up to get those points?” There are guys notorious in the NBA for being prolific scorers, but with a shooting percentage in the mid 30s. These players aren’t exactly what we would call efficient. Read More »
From Jordan‘s sneakers to Iverson‘s tattoos, the NBA and its players have long had an influence that reaches far beyond the basketball court… and today, the league’s focus on fashion seems to be climbing to entirely new heights. With resources like Twitter and Instagram at their fingertips, many players are captivated by a perpetual quest to promote the latest trend. Read More »
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, a Cavaliers team with playoff aspirations. Read More »
After the midway point of the fourth quarter in the preseason matchup between the Cavs and Magic in Orlando tonight, No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett was 0-5 from the field for 2 points on a pair of free throws. He’d even missed an early fourth quarter attempt from the top of the key that barely grazed the front of the iron. Then, with more than half of the fourth expired, he banged into the paint and an off-balance shot banked in for his first field goal. It would not be his last. Read More »
Is it me or does it seem like this year rookie’s class has gotten no love so far? Everyone is focused on the potential of the class of 2014 with the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and company. Lost in the shuffle is the class of 2013 that consist of people like Victor Oladipo, Anthony Bennett, Otto Porter, Ben McLemore, Trey Burke and others. These rookies are getting no love, but one of them will win the Rookie of the Year award. Read More »
With so many young players gracing the Cavaliers roster this upcoming season, it makes sense that some would be considered kids to new head coach Mike Brown. The Cavs are so young, even third year point guard, 21-year-old All-Star Kyrie Irving is considered a veteran by some. But he has no idea why Brown has recently taken to calling him the “The Pied Piper” of Cleveland basketball. Read More »
Everyone knows NBA players love video games. If you’ve been following Dime over the past few years then you know the Call of Duty series is probably the most popular. Yesterday in Los Angeles, DeAndre Jordan, Nick Young and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Bennett took part in Activision’s reveal event for multiplayer gameplay in the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts. Read More »
We had a chance to speak with some of the newest players in the NBA last week during the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot as part of the four-day Rookie Transition Program that wrapped last Friday. While we enjoyed some of the high-jinks during the all-day affair, we also had to talk over a thrumming bass line as hip hop blared in the background for most of the day.
The loud setting plus the incredible lyrical moment from Kendrick Lamar during the debut of the Big Sean track, “Control” last night — featuring a K. Dot verse where he goes after most of his peers in the rap game — synthesized around our rookie mix. Read More »