Besides providing fans with cogent lyricism in his rap career, Chi-town emcee Common has proven he’s a force to be reckoned with on the basketball courts as well. That was a big topic of discussion when we chatted by phone with the 42-year-old South Side native when discussing his most recent musical endeavor, Nobody’s Smiling. Read More »
With the NBA Draft Lottery taking place, everyone has a better idea where likely draftees will land come June 28, 2012. Here at Dime, we’ve already begun our full-fledge draft coverage. Catch up on player profiles like Harrison Barnes, the weekly diary of Dion Waiters, and our latest mock draft. All of these features provide a glimpse into what to expect from the incoming influx of ballers. Yet, the perpetual interrelationship between hip-hop and hoopin’ can’t be overlooked. Read More »
As the superstar center in the host city of this year’s NBA All-Star Game, there’s a little extra pressure on Dwight Howard this weekend. Show off the city. Don’t say anything stupid. Be a gracious host. And so far, he’s been all over the place. Last night, adidas and Howard hosted a dope, exclusive VIP party to welcome friends and fans to Orlando before he warded off the throngs of media earlier today at the practice session. Read More »
On Sunday night, Dwyane Wade celebrated his 30th birthday at the Setai Hotel in South Beach. As you can see in the video below, Gabrielle Union, LeBron James, Kelly Rowland, Usher, Alonzo Mourning, Common, Rick Ross, T.I., Fat Joe and DJ Irie came out to support the old fella. Read More »
Without the NBA in our lives, we fans might have time for the things we’ve been putting off for too long. Maybe we’ll have time to finish that historical biography that sits next to the bed getting dusty. Maybe we’ll get more exercise. Maybe we’ll start following hockey? As we get closer to the end of year, we’ll take a look back at all things â€” inside basketball and out â€” that occupied our attention alongside the game we love. That means over the next few weeks, we’ll break down the best music, movies, styles, plays, players and more. Each debate will be put to a vote by you the readers, and by the close of the year, we’ll have compiled a list of the Top 11 of ’11. Read More »
If you’re looking for a new song to ride to this weekend, look no further than “Blue Sky,” Common‘s second single off his upcoming album, The Dreamer/The Believer. It’s basically been on repeat ever since it dropped. In addition to listening for the hoop references, check out some behind the scenes footage from the shoot after the jump.
After recently saying this lockout is a direct cause of all the NBA’s stars running to team up in major markets, Charles Barkley also sat down with azcentral.com to talk hoops and the current lockout. When asked about his thoughts on the owners and NBA commissioner David Stern, Barkley said that Stern was the best commissioner in sports and would do whatever is best for the small market teams. In regards to Amar’e and ‘Melo‘s statements about starting their own league, Barkley said that it was one of the stupidest things he’s ever heard. Right up there with New Coke. Read More »
In the aftermath of Watch The Throne hype-induced comas, with everyone walking around like sheep, Common and Nas dropped a dope video for Common’s joint “Ghetto Dreams” off his album The Dreamer The Believer which comes out this fall. Com is my dude, but I LOVE Nas if you haven’t noticed by now. This record will be a good addition to my library (I’m on a never-ending quest to own every piece of music Nas has ever jumped on). You can also find “Ghetto Dreams” on iTunes. Hit the jump for a crazy throwback picture of the two emcees.