/ Jun 30, 2011 / 1:00 pm
Tyreke Evans (photo. Nicky Woo)
I love Tyreke‘s game. I’m not entirely sure why. There are A LOT of people out there that question his shot-selection, his propensity to over-dribble or the 6-5 AI complex he sometimes has going on. Most of all, they question his vision. But I’ve always loved what he brings to the table: the physicality, the all-around numbers & the one-on-one ability that sits somewhere between “stupid” and “eye-opening.” Read More »
/ Jun 16, 2011 / 12:29 am
Ricky Rubio (photo. Nicky Woo)
We want to know what he was drinking. Was it Johnny? Maybe Jack. Maybe a little Hennessy. Whatever it was, it looks like it did the trick, as DeShawn Stevenson was arrested and charged with public intoxication Tuesday night in Texas. First off, you can assume that after winning the championship, the whole crewis still partying. What would you do if you just worked for a whole year towards a goal, achieved it, and then had nothing to do for the next four months (and you’re filthy rich to boot)? Read More »
/ Oct 1, 2010 / 5:15 pm
Tyreke Evans (photo. Nicky Woo)
As NBA training camps get underway, we preview the upcoming season with the “Highs and Lows” system — predicting the respective ceiling and basement for each team.
Added: DeMarcus Cousins, Sam Dalembert, Hassan Whiteside, Luther Head, Antoine Wright
Lost: Spencer Hawes, Andres Nocioni, Jon Brockman, Ime Udoka, Sean May Read More »
/ Jun 8, 2010 / 2:45 pm
Michael Beasley (photo. Omar Vega)
As much as the Celtics and their 17 NBA championships have turned Boston, Mass., into a historic landmark in basketball circles — the Naismith Hall of Fame is in nearby Springfield — the city itself and the state of Massachusetts hasn’t really been known for producing home-grown ballplayers.
New York, Chicago, L.A., and more recently, places like Seattle and North Carolina have been notable hotbeds for talent supplying the college game and the NBA. Boston and its surrounding areas? Not so much. Read More »
/ Apr 10, 2010 / 4:07 am
Terrence Williams (photo. Nicky Woo)
Would anybody outside of Chicago and Toronto protest too much if we just scratched the 8th seed in the East? It’s not like we want to give LeBron a bye into the second round; it’s just that the Bulls and Raptors are playing like they don’t deserve a playoff spot. Tied in the standings going into Friday, they both blew golden opportunities to get a step ahead of the competition … Absolutely no excuse for Chicago losing to the Nets. Terrence Williams hasn’t played in a meaningful basketball game since he had “Louisville” across his chest, yet he was the best player on the court against a Bulls squad that has everything on the line. Read More »
/ Apr 7, 2010 / 5:39 pm
Chris Bosh, Dime #33
While the Toronto Raptors fight to stay in the playoff picture, their superstar might not be around for the championship rounds. Chris Bosh was elbowed in the face by Antawn Jamison two minutes into Tuesday’s loss at Cleveland, suffering a displaced nasal fracture.
Earlier today Bosh had surgery, and so far has only been officially ruled out of tonight’s game against the Celtics. But moving forward, Bosh may be out for the rest of the season, just long enough for the Raptors to fall out of the playoff mix. Read More »
/ Mar 11, 2010 / 9:00 am
Kobe Bryant (photo. Chris Sembrot)
Watching Kobe Bryant plunge another spear into the heart of another seemingly helpless opponent the other night, what struck me most wasn’t the degree of difficulty on Kobe’s Jordan-esque corner fadeaway, nor the sunken shoulders of the Toronto Raptors the moment the ball touched the net — even though they technically still had a shot to win the game.
What struck me most was Kobe’s reaction. Or better yet, his non-reaction. Read More »
/ Jan 28, 2010 / 4:04 am
Not that he really needed to, but Chris Bosh sealed what will be his fifth straight All-Star selection later tonight with a dominating effort against the Heat on Wednesday. Breaking out the throwback unis from the 1947 Toronto Huskies — oddly enough, a team that was also accused of being soft and not playing defense — the Raptors’ win moved them into fifth-place in the East while Miami dropped to sixth … The Raps were down by 13 in the first half, but rallied and were clinging to a small lead late in the fourth quarter. After Bosh (24 pts, 18 rebs) hit a jumper to put them up by seven, one T-Dot announcer screamed, “The cream rises to the top!” Even when Bosh messed up, it worked for him. Read More »
/ Jan 21, 2010 / 10:00 am
When they’re not out on the court playing or working out, NBA players are just like us and spend countless hours surfing the internet and watching TV. With all that extra time players have in hotel rooms, you got to kill time somehow. Over the last few weeks, Dime got access to different NBA locker rooms and asked some guys about their favorite TV shows and websites. Some answers might surprise you. Read More »
/ Dec 16, 2009 / 12:30 pm
Having been given a few years in the League to developâ€”and for some, that was a few years too manyâ€”these once projected gems, have surely not helped their GM’s resumes. For each of these players, their expectationsâ€”either be when they entered the League or were given a generous contractâ€”have been high at one point or another in their respective careers. But with failed production and diminished minutes, each has seen their stock plummet. Read More »