TAG: Capital Punishment

Featured Gallery, Latest News, NBA / Oct 24, 2011 / 11:30 am

Dime #66: John Wall Stars In The Breakout Issue

Dime #66

Sometimes when you’re putting together an issue it takes on a life of its own. That’s definitely the case for Dime #66. Typically this would be our NBA Preview Issue, looking at all the stars and storylines for the upcoming year. But with the 2011-12 NBA season indefinitely on hold until a new collective bargaining agreement is in place, a central theme began to arise while we were planning. Read More »

Smack / Oct 10, 2011 / 1:01 am

James Harden & The Drew League Get Their Big Payback

James Harden

Even EPMD and James Brown never went this hard. The Drew League was in it to win it, to get revenge for “Capital Punishment,” and mainly because of James Harden, they got what they came for: “The Big Payback.” The L.A. squad pulled away from the Goodman League in the final moments, winning 151-144 even as John Wall (55 points) and Kevin Durant (50 points) dropped a couple of bombs on them. Harden, who hit for 48 and was completely unstoppable at times in the first half, led a somewhat-balanced attack, even with his beard being nearly overshadowed by whatever that crap is on Nick Young‘s head. Whereas most celebrity games like this inevitably fall into a routine of you take it, I take it, this one was dominated by three players. Read More »

Playground / Sep 12, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Goodman League: We Started This

Kevin Durant

In the history of basketball, neighborhoods have always played each other. Different teams in one city have played one another. Those aren’t original ideas, says Mac Williams, Goodman League webmaster. But playing different leagues from different cities? That’s a relatively new idea. And it’s one that the Goodman League is taking full advantage of. Read More »

Video / Sep 8, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Kevin Durant Presents “35th Hour” – Episode 1

The other day we introduced 35th Hour, a new web series starring the one and only Kevin Durant. In the first episode, spend a day in the life of KD go as he and the Goodman League take on the Drew League at Capital Punishment…

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Video / Aug 24, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Brandon Jennings Presents “Under The Armour” – Episode 3

The other day we introduced Under The Armour, a new web series starring the one and only Brandon Jennings. In the third episode, go behind the scenes at Saturday’s Capital Punishment…

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NBA / Aug 22, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Photos From The Official Capital Punishment Afterparty

Capital Punishment

You knew that after the best basketball game of the summer concluded, everyone involved would need a place to congregate and unwind. This past Saturday night, that place just happened to be D.C.’s Love Nightclub. Hosted by Big Tigger and DJ Tay James (Justin Bieber‘s official DJ), check out how Kevin Durant, James Harden, Ty Lawson, John Wall, and DeMar DeRozan got down at the official Capital Punishment afterparty. Oh yeah, and there’s a cameo by Andre Miller too. Read More »

Smack / Aug 21, 2011 / 12:00 am

The Big Punisher

Kevin Durant

What do they always say about an NBA playoff series? Never pick against the best player when things are pretty even. We guess that tip works well for playground ball as well. Kevin Durant was the star of stars last night at Trinity University in Washington D.C. for Capital Punishment, scoring 44 points, winning the MVP and hitting the game-winning free throws with 21.5 seconds left as Goodman beat the Drew League 135-134. Some of the Dime crew was in the house and while KD was THE man, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins killed as well for Goodman. On the other side, James Harden – who was going at KD all night long, the two of them taking advantage of being on opposites sides for once – and Brandon Jennings were the two best. Read More »