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NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

Sacramento Kings

As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »

All-Star, Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 24, 2014 / 11:15 am

The Return Of UNDRCRWN x Master P Limited “Big Baller” T-Shirt

UNDRCRWN "Big Baller"

UNDRCRWN “Big Baller” (photo. UNDRCRWN)

UNDRCRWN left a big imprint on NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Baron Davis, rocking the clothing line’s Winter 2013 collection, was featured in a two-part vignette on “Inside the NBA” centering on his attempted NBA comeback. (A spoof of Steve Nash‘s Grantland comeback video.) You might remember it–it was pretty amazing. UNDRCRWN also released the “Big Baller” t-shirt, an ode to Master P and the old school Cash Money “Pen & Pixel” album covers. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Feb 14, 2014 / 1:07 am

Baron Davis’ Incredible Spoof Of Steve Nash In “The Comeback”

Steve Nash, Baron Davis

If you haven’t already, you really need to watch episode 1 of Steve Nash‘s amazing behind-the-scenes look at his rehab on the precipice of retirement at 40 years of age in “The Finish Line.” You’ll get a little choked up if you love Nash as much as we do, and the access he gave Bill Simmons and Grantland for the personal look is astounding. But that’s what makes friend Baron Davis and his own imitation clip, “The Comeback,” so hysterical. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Western Conference Starting Lineups

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Not everyone can have the same history as the L.A. Lakers or even the San Antonio Spurs. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Western Conference starting lineups. From Wilt all the way down to Wally — yes, Wally Szczerbiak — here are the top players at every position for every West franchise. Read More »

Video / Nov 20, 2013 / 9:00 pm

Baron Davis Stars In “Save The Last Dance” Parody

Baron Davis

Baron Davis is not coming back to an NBA backcourt near you. The former All-Star turned journeyman is pretty much done as a player, but he’s continuing to dip his hand into acting. This Funny or Die parody of Save the Last Dance gives him a chance to show off his comedic chops. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 15, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The NBA’s 50 Greatest Poster Dunks Of All Time

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Jordan Brand)

There are few things more enthralling and adrenaline-inducing than the art of the poster dunk. It may only be worth two points, but the feelings of awe and emotions of demoralization only seems to increase its worth. A dunk of such devastating magnitude could easily turn the tides of a game, switching momentum from one team to another. Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 8, 2013 / 2:15 pm

The Top 20 Dunking Point Guards Of All Time

Steve Francis

Steve Francis (photo. Gary Land)

For a very long time, the NBA has been about who has the better athletes. From Bill Russell to Wilt Chamberlain to Oscar Robertson to LeBron James, the better athletes have always been the best players in the league. Read More »

NBA / Aug 7, 2013 / 1:45 pm

The 30 Best NBA Careers Ruined By Injury

Tracy McGrady

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 »

NBA, Video / Jul 26, 2013 / 2:15 pm

Derrick Rose’s Top 15 Poster Dunks

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)

The Internet nearly blew up earlier this week when we posted video of Derrick Rose pulling off a recent through-the-legs dunk. Yeah, no one really cared that the hoop was like eight feet high. We were just happy to see CHI’s finest back to doing what he does best. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 1, 2013 / 9:30 pm

The Ultimate Dime Magazine Covers Collection

Allen Iverson

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 »