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Featured Gallery, NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 31, 2012 / 1:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Penny Hardaway Tells All

Penny Hardaway

If you’re a fan of Penny Hardaway, it’s impossible not to consider what could have been. Penny was All-NBA First Team twice by the time he was 25. Who knows what heights he could have reached if only his body had held up?

That said, there’s no point to focusing on what didn’t happen at the expense of celebrating what actually did. Penny’s all too brief period atop the basketball world brought him a well-deserved enduring legacy, and his eternally cool Nike signature line and 1 Cent logo continues to resonate with sneakerheads of all ages. Read More »

Smack / Jun 17, 2010 / 6:25 am

Lakers, Celtics prep for Game 7; LeBron, D-Wade sweepstakes get weird

Kobe Bryant

So it’s all come down to this. Game 7, championship on the line, (arguably) the best individual player in the NBA right now against (arguably) the best cohesive team unit. Of course, if the Lakers play tonight like they played in Game 6, it won’t have to be Kobe vs. Boston, and it might not even be close … Making things tougher for the Celtics is not having Kendrick Perkins. Going into the Finals we figured Perk would miss at least one game with that technical foul situation hanging over his head, but not like this, having torn the MCL and PCL in his right knee. It’s a terrible way to have to miss the biggest game of your life … Read More »

Video / Jun 4, 2010 / 11:00 am

Kobe Bryant Ignores Chris Rock

Watching last night’s game, it was hard not to notice the Saturday Night Live Hall of Famers sitting next to the Lakers’ bench. But when Chris Rock tried to joke with Kobe from his seat, the Black Mamba gave him the iceberg shoulder in return. What’s a better courtside altercation: Chris Rock & Kobe or Benny the Bull & Jay-Z?

Smack / Jun 4, 2010 / 3:34 am

Kobe drops 30, Gasol dominates, Lakers draw first blood

Kobe Bryant

If you can’t teach height, then you can’t coach height, and so in that case you can see why the Celtics are in trouble. Remember how every Lakers fan claimed the ’08 Finals would have gone their way had Andrew Bynum been healthy, and every Boston fan responded by asking how their ass tastes? Last night we all saw what happens when L.A.’s big men are healthy and playing like they have some hair on their chests, before Kobe came in and delivered the fatal shots … Right off the bat L.A. looked to go inside, while Kobe looked to drive and put pressure on Boston’s defense. Read More »