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NBA, We Reminisce / Aug 1, 2011 / 12:00 pm

We Reminisce: A 2003 First Round Spectacular

Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar'e Stoudemire (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

It was 2003 and I was 14 years old spending a weekend at my grandma’s place. Let’s admit it – while we all love seeing our grandparents, their houses are never the most exciting places to hang out for prolonged periods. That is, unless you enjoy watching TV shows that make James Lipton‘s Inside the Actor’s Studio completely enthralling. So as an excuse to leave, my uncle used my desire to watch a meaningless Game 1 between the Suns and Spurs first round matchup to get out of the house. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 20, 2011 / 4:00 pm

The NBA Draft’s Most Unlikely Participant

Damon Powell

Damon Powell (photo. Courtesy of Court Vision XL)

NBA arenas, chartered flights, five-star hotels and being set financially; all of these things were supposed to happen for Damon Powell. Despite some setbacks, he still finds himself one step closer to his ultimate goal. Read More »

Smack / Feb 22, 2011 / 1:54 am

Carmelo, Chauncey and Amar’e: The Knicks get their own Big Three

(image. Ryan Hurst)

(image. Ryan Hurst)

Now that the deed is done, there’s one lingering question: While the Knicks certainly got better overnight by trading for Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to form a Big Three with Amar’e Stoudemire, did they improve their standing in the Eastern Conference at all? Forget the Celtics and Heat. Have the Knicks done enough to overtake the Magic, Bulls or Hawks? … In case you haven’t heard, here’s the fallout: New York gets Carmelo, Chauncey, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Corey Brewer (from Minnesota); Denver gets Ray Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Timofey Mozgov, one first-round pick, two second-round picks and cash; and Minnesota gets Anthony Randolph, Eddy Curry and a legion of happy pizza delivery guys in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area … Read More »

Smack / Feb 18, 2011 / 1:38 am

D-Rose d-rops 42 on San Antonio; All-Star Weekend 2011 is here

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

Has it really come to this? Derrick Rose can drop a 40-ounce on the best team in the League, the team with a 13-time All-Defensive pick patrolling the paint, and it’s not even a big surprise? At least it wasn’t to D-Rose, whose reaction at the end of his 42-point torching of the San Antonio Spurs last night had all the enthusiasm of a guy stuck in morning traffic … Chicago was up by seven at halftime, when Rose already had 21 points. He opened the third quarter in a brief jump shot duel with Tim Duncan, then took a backseat as Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer got theirs. Read More »

NBA / Feb 10, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Ray Allen Tells All

Ray Allen

Ray Allen (photo. Jordan Brand)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve seen that Ray Allen is extremely close to breaking the all-time NBA three-point record when the Celtics face the Lakers in Boston tonight. In fact, Allen only needs to make two treys to break Reggie Miller‘s career mark of 2,560. Yesterday, we got up with Ray for an exclusive Q&A to talk about the record, and how he’s become one of the NBA’s greatest shooters of all time. Read More »

Smack / Jan 12, 2011 / 4:42 am

Cleveland Steamer: Cavaliers get annihilated by 55 in Kobe’s house

Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum (photo. Jeff Forney)

As much pain as Ben Wallace‘s swollen ankle may have caused him while sitting at home Tuesday, his eyes would have been hurting more had he watched League Pass last night. Big Ben, Gary Payton, Bruce Bowen, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo, Mookie Blaylock — anybody who’s ever made a living shutting down NBA scorers would have cringed at some of the comical “defense” on display … In Denver, the Suns showed up for about 15 minutes before the Nuggets started shooting holes in their D like a game of Duck Hunt. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 22, 2010 / 11:00 am

Tim Duncan is The G.O.A.T.

Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

(photos. Jonathan Mannion)

Thirteen years. Thirteen All-NBA seasons. Four championships. Three Finals MVPs. Two league MVPs. One team. One city. The numbers tell us this much about Tim Duncan: Nobody has ever done it quite like him. What don’t we know about the greatest power forward of all-time? Everything else. In Dime #59, I sought to find the rest of the story. Read More »

NBA / Sep 16, 2010 / 4:15 pm

5 NBA Achievements That Need to be Forfeited

Steve Nash

photo. Complex Magazine

The hype surrounding Reggie Bush and his Heisman Trophy scandal has swamped the media. Five years after he was the face of college football, Bush has forfeited the sport’s defining trophy amidst the revelation of NCAA violations committed during his USC career. (Good thing O.J. Mayo didn’t win any Player of the Year awards during his one-year stop at USC, otherwise that would be another source of public embarrassment for the school that seems to ignore the fact that their athletes are amateurs.) Read More »

Smack / Aug 7, 2010 / 12:58 am

Knicks hire Isiah, re-sign Jerome James, purchase Bad Idea Jeans

Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar'e Stoudemire (photo. King Lawrence)

If he keeps his two current jobs for a few years — and if we’ve learned anything about Isiah Thomas, it’s that he knows how to get (and stay) on his boss’ good side — then Zeke will eventually be the only college basketball coach in the country who can recruit the same superstars at least two different times. The New York Knicks have brought Isiah back into the fold, officially introducing him yesterday as a part-time consultant, where part of his duties include recruiting free agents. Read More »

NBA / Jul 12, 2010 / 12:30 pm

5 NBA Free Agency Moves That Need To Happen

Richard Jefferson

Richard Jefferson (photo. Zandy Mangold)

While the free-agent pool is dwindling down, there are still many serviceable players available on the market. That means there will be many more signings ahead as teams look to fill out their rosters. Here are five signings that make sense for both the player and the team: Read More »