TAG: Charles Oakley

NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 2:00 pm

A 6-Step Guide To Fixing The New York Knicks

New York Knicks

New York Knicks (Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY Sports)

After the Knicks lost to the Mavericks on a Dirk Nowitzki buzzer-beater Monday night, Carmelo Anthony stands at the free throw line at Madison Square with his hands on his knees in disbelief. In that moment you can feel all of the air leave the arena. Anthony had put out his best effort, scoring 44 points and has been carrying this team the whole year. Hours later, around 2:00 a.m., there is a report that Raymond Felton has been arrested on gun charges. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter / Nov 25, 2013 / 3:00 pm

15 NBA Players Who Could’ve Been Social Media Legends

Dennis Rodman

Magic Johnson (photo. @MagicJohnson)

Before the dawn of social media, the public’s access to the personal lives of their favorite players was limited to small headlines in the newspaper and postgame interviews. With the evolution of platforms like Twitter and Instagram, it’s now easier than ever to feel connected to the new generation of players. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 21, 2013 / 4:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Kenneth Faried “Was Silently A Rodman Fan” As A Kid

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried (photo. adidas)

Many are already calling last weekend’s Slam Dunk Contest one of the most overhyped in years. Can we place any of the blame with Kenneth Faried? Probably not. He was quietly solid, and had a couple of dunks (speaking of the Statue of Liberty, off-the-glass 360) that were severely slept-on. Read More »

NBA, Video, We Reminisce / Aug 20, 2012 / 11:45 am

We Reminisce: Allan Houston’s Series-Clinching Floater Vs. Miami

It’s been 13 long years since those days, when Allan Houston, Charlie Ward, Larry Johnson, Latrell Sprewell, Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, P.J. Brown and Dan Majerle were a part of the NBA conversation. Despite their at-your-throat mentality, the New York Knicks and Miami Heat of the late 90s had a familiar compatibility. Or maybe it was just the style of play as a whole – drive to the basket, enjoy a forearm shiver to the face. Read More »

Smack / Nov 5, 2011 / 12:00 am

Michael Jordan Is Blocking Basketball; Vince Carter & T-Mac Talk About What Could’ve Been

Vince Carter

Vince Carter, Dime #21

We are so tired of writing words like “lockout” and “canceled” and “meetings” and “George Cohen” and “decertification” that we can’t imagine how y’all feel reading it. It all makes us want to run up in the meetings shouting and screaming, slapping people across the face. The bad news never seems to stop. No matter if he’s playing or in a suit, Michael Jordan is always in between the lines. Amazingly, even nearly a decade after he officially retired for the final time, MJ’s influence can still be felt across the league, from the owners to the players and onto the fans. People still love him. His sneakers still sell. And the players still respect him. Tomorrow will represent some of the most important meetings yet, and the two sides are basically fighting to save the season at this point. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 25, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Bidding Basketball: Tim Duncan Kicks & New York Knicks T-Shirt

Bidding Basketball

The 2011-12 NBA season is at a standstill, but all is not lost. The union and league are far apart on terms, according to reports, but each day without basketball means a night without a gate, and neither side wants that. They should eventually reach a compromise and play; let’s hope it’s this year. Bidding Basketball is back, though, with an eye towards the Spurs and Knicks, Eastern and Western Conference Champions in the strike-shortened 1998-99 season. Positive vibes heading to the NBA? Hard to say. Read More »

NBA, Video Games / Oct 20, 2011 / 11:30 am

MJ vs. MJ: Past and Present

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

One of the more prominently promoted features of the new NBA 2K12 is the ability to play with great teams from NBA history. Ostensibly, this would allow one to discover who the greatest squad ever was, albeit in a virtual and fictional setting. Is it Jordan and the 72-win Bulls? Bird and the ’86 Celtics? The Kobe-Shaq Lakers? The Duncan-Robinson Spurs? Make it a head-to-head contest, and you can find your answer. Read More »

NBA / Oct 17, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Charles Oakley Tells All

Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley (photo. Bryan Horowitz)

To say that Charles Oakley doesn’t mince words is a dramatic understatement, especially when you consider that he’s one of a very select few with the cache to bust Michael Jordan‘s chops.

“We have a lot of heated conversations about the league,” said Oakley with a hint of mischief about his longtime friend and current boss with the Bobcats. “About how he was the only guy who could travel 95 percent of the time and get seven fouls every game.”

Oak made an appearance at K1X’s new flagship store in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the rollout of their Charles Oakley Collection, and before signing autographs for fans, he held court with the media on a variety of topics, pulling very few punches as usual. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 14, 2011 / 4:00 pm

K1X x Charles Oakley Collection

Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley (photo. K1X)

You knew once K1X opened their NYC flagship store (359 Lafayette Street) that they’d be releasing some cool stuff, and the K1X x Charles Oakley collection is just that. Personifying the brand’s “play hard” philosophy and admiration for the “Golden Era” of basketball, Oakley’s gritty game and gutsy persona have always been an inspiration to a lot of people within the company, and they were thrilled when Oak announced he would be on board. Read More »

NBA / Aug 30, 2011 / 11:00 am

Rivalries Renewed: New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics


The NBA tends to come full circle. I mean, did we ever think that after the Mavericks watched the Heat celebrate on their home floor that they would come back to South Beach a mere five years later and return the favor? Did we ever think that the great Phil Jackson could have even had a chance to win 12 titles, coaching two different teams in three different decades? But the NBA has been around a long time, and while we may not have anything on a Red Sox–Yankees level, there are several matchups that come back to rear their ugly head, again and again, kind of like a bad Freddy vs. Jason movie. In honor of this week’s Sox-Yanks series, here is one of our favorite rivalries, Knicks vs. Celtics, which has been renewed from decade to decade. Read More »