Boris Diaw, Patrick Beverley (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)
Thank God Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has officially weighed in on what seems to be a growing consensus â€” especially this week â€” that what Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley likes to call physical defense, is what others call flopping or even, “dirty” play. When asked about Beverley, Pop The Hang Time Blog’s Fran Blinebury, “I haven’t noticed him being dirty.” Read More »
Kevin Hart (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)
Diminutive comedian Kevin Hart headlines the cast making up the rosters for the Sprint All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday in New Orleans as part of the 2014 All-Star Game festivities. He’ll be joined by a coterie of B- and C-list stars like Nick Cannon, Erin Heatherton, Michael B. Jordan, Erne Duncan and more. Read More »
/ Jun 14, 2013 / 1:15 pm
In today’s league, we’re all aware that it takes a lot of talent to maintain an elite level of play — just look at Miami’s up-and-down performance in the Finals. We’ve seen the shift towards superstar-heavy rosters, players joining forces to bring home a championship, and the need for a face of the franchise. These are the players you build a team around. Read More »
James White (photo. k1x)
How long have you been waiting for tonight? A couple of weeks? Maybe a month? Well, if you’re James White, you’ve been waiting a decade. Flight White was put on this planet to do one thing. He was born to dunk, and yeah, he’s won some dunk contests over the years (and, somehow, lost a few too). But this will be his biggest stage yet. Read More »
/ Dec 6, 2012 / 5:00 pm
Shaquille O’Neal (photo. Chenoa Maxwell)
With Lakers guard Kobe Bryant becoming the fifth and fastest player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, Dime is looking at all angles of the five-time champion’s career today. (Hey, we already called him the greatest player since 2000.) It’s equal parts celebration and examination of one of the NBA’s most polarizing and talented players in history. Read More »
The 2006 Western Conference Semis between the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs was a series for the ages – Hall of Famers, a seven-game series and gut-wrenching drama. In particular, the Dallas Mavericks had never seen real playoff success until that season. Dirk Nowitzki, as a prelude to his 2011 championship run, poured in 37 points to go along with 15 rebounds in route to the Game 7 win. But the most memorable moment of the series came before that final Game 7 reached overtime, when the Dallas Mavericks were trailing 104-101 in the fourth quarter. Read More »
You can still count on seeing Bruce Bowen as an NBA analyst for ESPN, but after retiring in 2009, a part of Bowen can still be seen in AT&T Center in San Antonio now â€” the Spurs retired his No. 12 Wednesday night, the seventh Spur honored.
And that’s about as close as anyone who had to play against him wants him.
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/ Mar 22, 2012 / 12:12 am
While the Sixers were once again teaching everyone in the arena the basics of How To Run God Awful Offense At The End Of A Game 101, Jeremy Lin (18 points) was balling. The dude started the game shooting 1-for-9 and yet still had that bounce in his step. He got to the rim. He found his bigs. And most importantly, he made his free throws to close out the Sixers, 82-79. Amar’e Stoudemire chipped in 21 and nine, and his legs appear all the way back. He was dunking, spinning in the lane and had one fourth quarter block on Elton Brand at the rim that had Twitter all fired up. Read More »
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Another week, another DimeBag. This week the analytical mind settles the junk vs. trunk debate, addresses social norms for blind people and laments about the Nets. Read More »
/ Aug 12, 2011 / 12:00 am
Ron Artest, Dime #21
Rumors of Ron Artest playing in the UK were met with skepticism. The league he’s aiming for is probably the worst in all of Europe, and the team doesn’t even have the money to satisfy Artest. But now officials with the team he is signing with, the Cheshire Jets, are offering to help Artest with his career off the court. There is even talk of getting the Tru Warier onto a soap opera, where he could show how young and restless he really is. Can someone please make this happen? Artest could definitely play the overbearing boyfriend who butts heads with a rival over a lover and overdramatizes every scene … Read More »