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instagram, NBA, Overseas, Playground, Twitter / Dec 18, 2012 / 1:30 pm

LeBron James’ Kicks, Manny Pacquiao Memes and the best of NBA Twitter & Instagram

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Twitter and Instagram have added yet another avenue for basketball fans to connect with the personalities of their favorite NBA, college and high school players. It’s damn near impossible though for most normal people to stay up with everything that gets posted to Instagram on a daily basis, so we’re gonna help out the best way we know how: by collecting the best pics each week for our readers to cruise through at their leisure.

Here’s the best of this past week. Let us know what we missed in the comments section below. Read More »

Playground / Sep 24, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Baby Shaq Wins The Red Bull King Of The Rock Championship

Baby Shaq and Lukas Kraus

Two years. Two straight Red Bull King of the Rock championships. You can now safely say Baby Shaq owns this event. With Rajon Rondo looking on, Baby Shaq ran through an upstart from the Czech Republic named Lukas Kraus in the finals of the 64-player field, winning 13-12 after Kraus missed a last-second jumper. With all of the action taking place in the famous, bone-chilling yard at Alcatraz, where no basketball has been played since the inmates left “The Rock” over 50 years ago, the best one-on-one tournament in the world capped an awesome event with a few surprises. Read More »

Video / Sep 20, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Video: The Stars Show Up For Red Bull Midnight Run Round 2 In Washington, D.C.

red bull midnight run

What started with 100 of the best players from D.C. is now down to eight after the second round of the Red Bull Midnight Run. The summer started off with more than 400 players in New York, Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. battling for the right to represent their city in the Midnight Run finals this winter in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center for ultimate bragging rights. Read More »

Playground / Sep 18, 2012 / 3:30 pm

D.C.’s Finest Battle for a Spot in the Red Bull Midnight Run Final

Baby Shaq Red Bull Midnight Run

Have you been keeping up on the basketball movement that is Red Bull Midnight Run? The summer started off with more than 400 players in New York, Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. battling for the right to represent their city in the Midnight Run finals this winter in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center for ultimate bragging rights.

This past weekend, the remaining 35 players in D.C. took the floor to fight it out for one of the eight remaining spots on their city’s team. Read More »

Playground / Jul 15, 2012 / 3:29 pm

World Basketball Festival Hits Barry Farms In Washington, D.C.

Kevin Durant

This weekend, the best of USA basketball has converged in Washington, D.C. for a four-day celebration of the sport. So far at the World Basketball Festival, we’ve seen Team USA practice, Washington, D.C., L.A., New York and Chicago all take each other on for bragging rights in the City Tournament Of Champions and today, the Nike Global Challenge pits some of the best high school players in the U.S. against foreigners from the same age group. But before all of that, we took it to the streets, to what’s probably the best playground atmosphere in America: the Goodman League at Barry Farms. Read More »

Smack / Jul 14, 2012 / 1:00 am

Elton Brand Is Dallas’ Latest One-Year Wonder; Goodman Battles Team NYC

Elton Brand

We’ve written a lot in this space about the league’s “one more try” theme going into this next NBA season with the amount of older players getting contracts. One of the more intriguing teams trying to put it together is Dallas. On Friday they won Elton Brand off waivers to join Chris Kaman and Darren Collison as new additions in Mavericks blue. We’re sure they’re excited to have a home but it’s only temporary: all those contracts are for one year just in case the Magic hold onto Dwight Howard and he enters free agency next summer. Read More »

Playground / May 31, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Stars Of The Red Bull Midnight Run In Washington, D.C.

Red Bull Midnight Run

One hundred of the best players from the DMV area came together for the The Red Bull Midnight Run in Washington, D.C. earlier this month to compete for a chance to eventually be one of the final eight players chosen to represent their city in the national finals in Brooklyn. There were players like NBA D-Leaguer Mike Anderson, who flew in from Europe the day before to attend, Baby Shaq, the legendary streetball player, Corey Allmond, the man who once broke the Rupp Arena record for triples in one game and even John Wall, who came in to help judge the talent. Read More »

Playground, Video / May 23, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Video: John Wall & Washington, D.C.’s Best Talent Show Out For Red Bull Midnight Run

Red Bull Midnight Run

Red Bull Midnight Run (photo. @jose3030)

One hundred of the Washington, D.C. area’s most talented players came together this weekend for the Red Bull Midnight Run. Well, it was actually 101 if you want to include John Wall, who was on hand to help scout the talent and pick who would be moving on. The next time this group will reconvene for more D.C. basketball, it’ll be in September and only the top 35 will remain. Read More »

Playground / May 21, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Red Bull Midnight Run Brings Out The Best In Washington, D.C.’s 100 Best Players

Red Bull Midnight Run

One hundred of the most talented players from the DMV area were together in one gym in downtown Washington D.C. this weekend for the 2012 Red Bull Midnight Run. There was NBA D-Leaguer Mike Anderson, who flew in from Europe the day before to attend, Baby Shaq, the almost legendary streetball player, Corey Allmond, the man who once broke the Rupp Arena record for triples in one game and even John Wall, who came in to help judge the talent. For all of the players, it was a chance to stake their claim to being the best in the region while also getting treated like royalty by Red Bull. Read More »

Playground, Video / Sep 26, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Red Bull King of the Rock: Highlights From Alcatraz

We told you about the tournament, but if you weren’t one of the select few that made it to Alcatraz on Saturday night for the 2011 Red Bull King of the Rock tournament final, see what went down.


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