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Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 25, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 10 Best Characters Of Basketball Commercials

"Blake & Drain"

“Blake & Drain” (photo. Jordan Brand)

With the release of a new series with Powerade entitled “Streetball Court,” LeBron James is part of a cast of elite basketball players that have appeared in commercials under a different alias. In the series, James stars as Judge James, enforcing the rules of basketball to ballers that simply do not get the ethics of streetball; “Thou shall drink their own drink” or call “the ticky-tacky foul”. Read More »

All-Star, Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 14, 2014 / 4:38 pm

11 Of The Best Sneakers Releasing This NBA All-Star Weekend At Foot Locker

Nike KD VI, Nike Kobe 9 Elite, Nike LeBron 11

Nike KD VI, Nike Kobe 9 Elite, Nike LeBron 11 (photo. Nike Basketball)

We’ve finally arrived at the Friday before the 2014 NBA All-Star weekend, and while the media and the players congregate around the newly named Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, there are some dope sneaker releases from Foot Locker showcasing the newest iterations from Nike, adidas, Reebok, Converse and others, who have timed their releases to coincide with the next few jam—packed few days. Here are 11 of the best releases this weekend. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 27, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Dime’s Holiday Gift Guide: 20 Gifts For Basketball Players

Stance "NBA Legends" Collection

Stance “NBA Legends” Collection (photo. Stance)

Black Friday is almost here. You’re probably hustling to come up with holiday gifts for your family, for your significant other, for your best friends. Well, Dime is here to help, offering up our own little holiday gift guide for all of the hoopers out there. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 29, 2013 / 11:30 am

The 30 Best Basketball Commercials Of All Time

Kobe Bryant

Who remembers the Y2K craze? The world was supposed to end, or at the least, society was supposed to collapse. We got a terrible Will Smith album (Or if you were a misguided soul like me, you probably liked it.). We were all planning to end up like John Cusack in 2012, flying planes through buildings and angling for tickets to some special ship. But the best thing to ever came out of the year 2000 was the Sportscenter commercial. Who remembers it? Mark McGwire smashing computers. Charley Steiner, with a tie around his forehead, yelling, “FOLLOW ME! FOLLOW ME TO FREEDOM!” Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 12, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Julius Erving Speaks On Old School Sneakers & His Era Versus The Dream Team

DR. J CONVERSE UBIQ

This piece was originally published in Dime #71. To see the feature in its entirety, check out the magazine on newsstands nationwide…

Julius Erving had a marketable nickname, incredible mid-air acrobatics and a flair for the dramatic. He was the first modern superstar. Even though he stopped dunking on centers’ heads 25 years ago, with his connection to the current NBA, it feels like Dr. J never really left. But now that the Philadelphia 76er legend is hooked on with the team as a Strategic Advisor, we can expect to see a whole lot more of the Doctor. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 26, 2012 / 12:45 pm

The 10 Best Basketball Marketing Campaigns Since 2000

LeBron James

Allen Iverson A Decade of Greatness Special Issue

In the new issue of Dime Magazine, we took a look at the best – and worst – the game has offered since the turn of the century. From the players to jerseys to sneakers to teams to even trends, you can relive the past 12 years by scooping up the new issue currently on newsstands nationwide. In those pages, you’ll find the following feature… Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 21, 2012 / 4:00 pm

The (Free) Converse L.A. Block Party is This Saturday!

Converse L.A. Block party

This summer has played host to multiple, major awesome Converse events and block parties on the East Coast. Each one has featured tons of free food, t-shirts and giveaways, appearances from legends like Dr. J and live performances from artists like Stalley, The-Dream, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, and many others.

And now it is L.A.’s turn. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 6, 2012 / 5:30 pm

Dr. J, Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Young Chris Come Out For Converse’s Block Party

Stalley, Converse

Stalley. Photo: Jason Hurst (hurstphoto.com)

While different Philly hip-hop acts had been rocking the stage at 52nd Street and Market Street all afternoon long on Saturday at the Converse Block Party, the place wasn’t really set on fire until a couple of old area legends came back through to show some love. As big a hip-hop fan as I am, it had been a minute since I had listened to some Beanie Sigel and Freeway. But the two Philadelphia icons – along with Young Chris – came through as Stalley‘s special guests for Saturday’s free block party to celebrate local street culture, basketball, music, and art in conjunction with the launch of the newest Converse Pro Leather collection. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 6, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Dr. J & Converse Launch Fall 2012 Pro Leather Collection in Philly

Dr. J Converse UBIQ

Photo. Jason Hurst (hurstphoto.com)

If you are at all influential in Philly’s street culture, you were at UBIQ Friday night to take in an invite-only party for the release of one of the industry’s most famous sneakers. Stalley hit the stage to perform, and DJ Young Guru laced the crowd all night with a lot of Jigga and State Property. Rappers Asher Roth, Chill Moody and Young Savage were in the house, as was boxer Henry Lundy. All well-known throughout the City of Brotherly Love, they all eventually took a backseat for Dr. J. Read More »

Playground, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 18, 2012 / 1:45 pm

The-Dream and Stalley Headline the Converse DC Blockparty

The-Dream converse dc blockparty

This past Saturday saw an all-day free party at the Banneker Community Center in Washington, D.C., compliments of Converse. As part of the World Basketball Festival‘s long weekend takeover, Converse zeroed in on the Banneker Community Center, located across the street from historic Howard University, to be the site for their massive WBF Blockparty based around their new Pro Leather WBF Collection.

After many months of planning, Converse let loose a full day of free basketball, food, art, and music performances from Stalley and The-Dream. Read More »