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NBA / Nov 7, 2014 / 9:00 pm

GIF: Block Of The Season? Cody Zeller Rises To Reject Jeff Teague With Two Hands

Cody Zeller

Cody Zeller doesn’t exactly protect the rim like Alonzo Mourning used to for the Charlotte Hornets, but that hardly means he’s a traffic cone. Not only is the sophomore big man 6-11, but he’s a remarkably explosive leaper from a stand-still – according to DraftExpress, he’s the only prospect 6-10 or taller to ever record a no-step vertical leap of more than 35 inches at the pre-draft combine. Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague learned that the hard way tonight when he turned the corner around a ball-screen and exploded for a dunk attempt, only to have Zeller throw the ball right back at him with a towering, two-handed block. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Report: Oladipo & Carter-Williams Headline 2014 All-Rookie Team

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo

The league announced its All-Rookie Teams this afternoon. Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers received 125 unanimous first team votes. The first team also includes Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mason Plumlee. Read More »

NBA / Oct 31, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Jeffery Taylor On His Busy Summer & MJ’s One-On-One Games

Jeffery Taylor

With the season now officially underway, every team and every fan base — never mind there’s no hope for the Philadelphia and Phoenix fan bases until next July — believes their team has a shot at bringing the Larry O’Brien trophy and a parade to their city.

This is a fresh start for all 30 teams and all 433 players (yes I counted each name) in the NBA. One player who built up a following over the summer was Charlotte Bobcats forward Jeff Taylor. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2013 / 1:30 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Charlotte Bobcats

Al Jefferson

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Bobcats team slowly pulling itself up out of the NBA basement. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 13, 2013 / 6:32 pm

The 2013 NBA Rookie Mix-Tape: Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Drake, A$AP Rocky & More

NBA Rookies eating lunch (photo. Instagram/NBA)

We had a chance to speak with some of the newest players in the NBA last week during the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot as part of the four-day Rookie Transition Program that wrapped last Friday. While we enjoyed some of the high-jinks during the all-day affair, we also had to talk over a thrumming bass line as hip hop blared in the background for most of the day.

The loud setting plus the incredible lyrical moment from Kendrick Lamar during the debut of the Big Sean track, “Control” last night — featuring a K. Dot verse where he goes after most of his peers in the rap game — synthesized around our rookie mix. Read More »

Video / Aug 7, 2013 / 11:00 am

Video: Victor Oladipo & Cody Zeller Dunk On 4 NBA Rookies

Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo

Two former Indiana teammates had a little fun at yesterday’s NBA Rookie Photoshoot. While players like Tony Mitchell and Archie Goodwin were busy stealing the spotlight, Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller snuck up on a few others and got creative. Read More »

NBA Draft, Video / Jul 2, 2013 / 11:09 am

#DraftDreams: Anthony Bennett, Cody Zeller, Michael Carter-Williams, C.J. McCollum Share Last Wild Minutes Before NBA Draft

anthony bennett

We’re coming up on a week since one of the wildest NBA Drafts in recent memory and there is still new information and insights emerging every day. [Check out the Best Tweets, Video & Hair from NBA Draft Night 2013]

We have always been fascinated by the way ballplayers handle the weeks, days and minutes leading up to actual NBA Draft. Guys play it cool with their new feeling of superstardom, taking part in photos shoots and getting loaded up with new gear, but when you’re about to actually be called up on stage to meet David Stern? Things get real Read More »

The Best Tweets, Videos & Hair From NBA Draft Night

Victor Oladipo

The 2013 NBA Draft was possibly the wildest we’ve ever seen. It beat Darko getting selected ahead of Carmelo. It beat Kwame going No. 1. It beat Stephon Marbury crying, Jalen Rose‘s suit and even the whole Steve Francis/Vancouver debacle. It was pure entertainment, right from the very beginning. 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

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 »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 28, 2013 / 12:00 pm

5 Winners & 5 Losers From The 2013 NBA Draft, Starring Risk-Takers Philly & Charlotte

Nerlens Noel

Headlined at the top by Cleveland’s super surprising selection of combo forward Anthony Bennett at No. 1, the 2013 NBA Draft was full of surprises. That made this piece harder to write than usual. Between the record influx of international players and the never-ending trades, we won’t get an official reading on this draft for a long time. Read More »