What better way to celebrate the GOAT’s 50th birthday than to watch the best players in the world take turns dunking on each other? The midseason classic is here, the NBA All-Star Game, and I’ll be here all night live blogging the proceedings from inside of the Toyota Center in Houston. Read More »
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In what’s becoming old hat this Olympic men’s basketball tournament, Kobe became the sixth U.S. player with double-digit scoring in a single quarter when he had 13 — halfway through the first on Friday. The U.S., and really Kobe, was rolling like a truck going downhill at the start of the semifinal game against Argentina. The finish was 109-83 Team USA and the destination is now the gold medal match. It looked like a sure thing right from the start. Read More »
When Linas Kleiza lined up a triple and splashed it to put Lithuania up two with under seven minutes to go against Team USA, it must’ve felt like all of Buckingham Palace was crashing down on their heads. Coming off a ridiculous thrashing of Nigeria, nobody figured the Yanks would have a game on their hands this early. Even on Twitter, more people were talking about Serena Williams‘ crip walk than a potential USA dud. But Lithuania, who do have Kleiza, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Toronto’s potential stud, Jonas Valanciunas, ALWAYS play Team USA tough. Since 2000, they’ve beaten us, taken us to a game-deciding shot, and have only been beat by double digits once. They’re solid. They just don’t have LeBron James, who was the difference in the 99-94 win. Read More »
Even though he’s played an integral role in the development of TNT’s NBA coverage, and needs to get some of the credit with the station garnering Emmys, Craig Sager will always be known for one thing: his style. “Craig Sager’s Suits” is one of the best Tumblrs I’ve ever seen, and it’s easy to figure out why. Sager’s style is colorful, outlandish, brass and eccentric. His presence on TNT’s NBA coverage is like a “Where’s Waldo?” game, except if Waldo was constantly wearing exotic clothing. Read More »
This is awesome. We linked to it in Smack as part of the detailed breakdown of Boston’s massive comeback against Orlando last night, but Kevin Garnett‘s post-game interview deserves its own post.
To say that our dude KG is an emotional player is obviously an understatement. When Craig Sager grabbed him right after the final buzzer, the most he could out of KG for the first minute or so was that the game was a “God damn bar fight!” And it went from there: Read More »
What’s not to like about award shows? There are red-carpet mishaps, awkward jokes, and plenty of opportunities to gamble. Award shows are always entertaining, but they are even better when they are about sports. Unfortunately, now that the ESPYs have passed, we have to wait another 350+ days for the next sports-exclusive award show. But we at Dime are impatient. Read More »
Welcome to the 2011 NBA Draft Awards – an awards ceremony where we celebrate the obscene, the awkward and the term “wingspan.” Unlike the red carpet, we encourage the peculiar and admire the hideous. You wear a green suit, you probably get an award. You hug David Stern for more than four seconds, you probably get an award. You make fun of what Craig Sager’s wearing or his unnecessary question about how you’re feeling now that you just got drafted, you bet your ass you get an award. Much like the Oscars, this award defines your legacy – separating the boys from the Hall of Famers.
So without further ado, your 2011 NBA Draft Awards: Read More »
At this point, you’ve heard it all about Chris Bosh. Miami only has “two great players.” Should’ve signed Amar’e. He melts in the clutch. He’s soft. The fake tough guy. The Bosh-trich. Over the last year, we’ve all heard the dude get killed (and if you’re like us, maybe you did just a little bit of the killing), but the time has come. Give credit where it’s due. Chris Bosh was incredible in Game 3 (34 points), leading the Miami Heat to a 96-85 W over the Bulls. Read More »