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GIFs, Video / Oct 23, 2014 / 11:30 am

Manu Ginobili Kicks Shot In From Beyond Mid-Court

Manu Ginobili

Spurs six man and Argentinian wing Manu Ginobili was having some at practice the other day. He was attempting to kick a basketball from beyond mid-court into the basket. This is no small feat. After an NBA camera caught one attempt bounce wildly off the backboard, Manu hit the next converting one of the best trick shots we’ve seen in a while. Read More »

Smack / Sep 23, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Bruce Bowen Blames James Harden’s Defense On Houston’s Coaches

James Harden, Kevin Durant

It’s become commonplace to yuk it up every time we catch James Harden sleepwalking on defense. It’s such easy fodder for a guy who believes he’s the best all-around player in the NBA. In the same Q&A where Bruce Bowen talked about Tracy McGrady and Vince Carter settling and why it’s unfair he’s been labeled a “dirty player, San Antonio Express-News scribe Dan McCarney also asked Bowen about watching Harden’s defense. Bowen’s answer might surprise you. Read More »

Smack / Sep 22, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Bruce Bowen Says T-Mac & Vince Carter “Settled” And Could Have Been Better

Bruce Bowen

Long-time Spurs henchman and three-time NBA champion, Bruce Bowen, can be spotted occasionally on television these days as an NBA analyst for ESPN. The 43 was named the All-Defensive First Team in five consecutive seasons and three more times to the All-Defensive Second Team, so he’s got first-hand knowledge of what it takes to succeed at the NBA level. In a conversation with the San Antonio Express-News‘ Dan McCarney, Bowen says Tracy McGrady and Vince Carter both “settled,” but could have been all-time greats like Kobe Bryant. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 13, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Gregg Popovich Dimisses Talk Patrick Beverley Is A “Dirty” Player

Boris Diaw, Patrick Beverley

Thank God Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has officially weighed in on what seems to be a growing consensus — especially this week — 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 »

All-Star / Jan 29, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Comedian Kevin Hart Headlines All-Star Celebrity Game

Kevin Hart

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 »

NBA / Jun 14, 2013 / 1:15 pm

You Want To Win The NBA Championship? Make Sure You Have One Of These 10 Role Players

Derek Fisher

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 »

All-Star, NBA, Smack / Feb 16, 2013 / 7:59 pm

In The Place To Be: Live From NBA All-Star Saturday Night

James White

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 »

NBA / Dec 6, 2012 / 5:00 pm

The 10 Best Personal Rivalries Of Kobe Bryant’s Career

Shaquille O'Neal

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 »

NBA, Video, We Reminisce / Sep 6, 2012 / 2:30 pm

We Reminisce: Dirk Nowitzki’s Game 7 Three-Point Play In The 2006 Western Conference Semis

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 »

NBA, We Reminisce / Mar 22, 2012 / 4:43 pm

The 3 Best NBA Rivalries of Bruce Bowen’s Career

Bruce Bowen

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 — 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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