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High School, Video / Oct 14, 2013 / 10:15 am

The Best In-Game Dunk Mixtape You’ll Ever See

Ballislife

From Aaron Gordon to C.J. Leslie to Blake Griffin, here’s a collection of some of the nastiest in-game dunks you’ll ever see. Coming courtesy of Ballislife, “POSTERIZED Vol. 2″ is a continuation of the best footage since 2006. Last week, they dropped the best crossovers ever and this mix might be even better. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 28, 2013 / 3:15 pm

Anthony Bennett, C.J. Leslie & More “Mistakes” From The 2013 NBA Draft

Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett (photo. UNLV Communications)

After every decision, you are either inherently happy or slip into the dangerous world of having buyer’s remorse. That will stem from differing reasons, depending on the situation or the individual. After the NBA Draft came to a close, one fact was very apparent: Some of the early entry candidates from college have to be re-thinking their decision. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 12, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Fast Five: The 5 Best “On The Bubble” First-Round Prospects In The 2013 NBA Draft

Ray McCallum Jr.

Ray McCallum Jr. (photo. UDM Sports Info)

Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in workouts. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »

Smack / Jan 15, 2013 / 1:25 am

Kevin Durant Unleashes The Monster In The Desert; The Grizzlies Get Exposed

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike)

It’s a good thing Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook didn’t get much help last night. Phoenix fans went to the arena expecting to see competitive basketball, not some bloodbath. Durant and Westbrook didn’t need any help, taking the Suns on 2-on-5 and still getting it done for OKC, 102-90. Read More »

College / Jan 13, 2013 / 11:26 am

How C.J. Leslie Saved a Wheelchair Court Stormer After N.C. State Upset Duke

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Apparently, there is nothing that N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie can’t do. Not only was he a monster in his team’s 84-76 upset victory over No. 1 Duke yesterday (racking up 25 points in the process), but he also saved the life of a wheelchair-bound fan who stormed the court as the final buzzer sounded. Read More »

Smack / Jan 13, 2013 / 12:37 am

John Wall Is Finally Back; The No. 1 Team In America Loses

John Wall

John Wall (photo. Rob Hammer)

It’s a new day in Washington, D.C. They finally have a real basketball team. In last night’s 93-83 win over Atlanta, John Wall played for the first time this season to a standing ovation. Then he went out and put in 14 points and four dimes in 20 minutes off the pine. He was also a catalyst in the game’s biggest stretch. With both teams in a daze to start the fourth, Wall came in and had back-to-back double-pump buckets in the lane that woke the Wizards up. Read More »

College / Nov 20, 2012 / 2:30 pm

Lorenzo Brown And C.J. Leslie Raise North Carolina State’s Expectations Sky High

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Lorenzo Brown of North Carolina State. (photo. Mark McIntyre/NC State Media Relations)

Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, North Carolina State. Read More »

College / Nov 28, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Monday Madness: College Basketball’s Weekend In Review

Jordan Taylor

Jordan Taylor (photo. Wisconsin Athletic Communications)

It takes a full-time job, or a full-time class schedule, for one to truly appreciate a four-day weekend. And when those two extra days off come courtesy the Thanksgiving holiday, the full-time college basketball fan (or writer) goes into overtime mode.

Just about every D-I team in the country seemed to be playing in a holiday tournament this past weekend – from the balmy paradise of the Bahamas to the cold-ass bustle of New York City on Black Friday. When it was over, some top dogs were going home with their national-championship promise in doubt, while some underdogs returned to campus with brand-new hero status.

Here are the highlights and lowlights from the long weekend: Read More »

College / Jul 21, 2011 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Lorenzo Brown Talks NC State, ACC & Greater NC Pro-Am

Lorenzo Brown

Lorenzo Brown (photo. NC State Media Relations)

Lorenzo Brown and his teammates have a job to do in Raleigh next season: get NC State back to the NCAA Tournament. The Wolfpack hasn’t gone to the Big Dance since Herb Sendek was the coach back in 2006. With new head coach Mark Gottfried at the helm, there’s no reason why Brown and his partners C.J. Leslie, Alex Johnson, C.J. Williams, and DeShawn Painter can’t compete with the Dukes and North Carolinas of the world.

Taking some time out from his busy summer league schedule, ‘Zo chatted with us about his new coach, the Greater NC Pro-Am and the atmosphere at NC State. In his sophomore season in Raleigh, we’ll all find out what Brown can do for you. Read More »

High School / Sep 16, 2010 / 9:00 am

Top 5 High School Dunkers in the Country

Arizona's Jahii Carson

Once upon a time, high school basketball players were generally not as athletic as the pros. Back then, if you went to a high school game you were significantly less likely to see players go above the rim. Not anymore. We’ve come a long way since Hoosiers, to the point today where kids in the 15-to-18 year old set are unleashing the same — and sometimes better — level of vertical leap and style on their dunks as the grown-ups who get paid to do it. Read More »