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NBA / Jan 7, 2014 / 3:15 pm

5 NBA Playoff Series We Know You Want To See

Paul George, LeBron James

Paul George, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s never too early to begin thinking about the playoffs.

Sure, the regular season has been great so far, if you’re ignoring that one of the conferences currently has three teams with a winning record, but that doesn’t mean we can’t already begin thinking about the potential the playoffs have in store for us. A lot can happen in those seven games. It can make or break a franchise, sending one into the vaults of the elite and the other into a downward spiral that may result in the breakup of the team. It can also make or break a player, essentially putting their entire legacy on the line if that player’s influence on the team is that great. Read More »

NBA / Dec 12, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Fun With SportVu Cameras: The San Antonio Spurs Never Jog

Patty Mills

Patty Mills (photo. Nicky Woo)

The San Antonio Spurs are again near the top of the NBA’s rankings at 17-4 through the NBA’s first slate of games. They’re sprinting towards the playoffs and putting last year’s Finals loss in the rearview mirror. But so far, only Tony Parker (30.2) averages over 30 minutes a game, and that’s how they’re able to run so hard, even through an 82-game regular season that matters a lot less to a team with title aspirations. Read More »

NBA / Dec 6, 2013 / 1:45 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Backcourts

Chris Paul

Wesley Matthews (photo. Aaron Hewitt)

Injuries and underwhelming play have completely changed the dynamics of this list. You’re used to seeing backcourts like the Deron Williams-Joe Johnson duo in Brooklyn or the Steve Nash-Kobe Bryant tandem in Los Angeles or Oklahoma City’s pair in Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha. Even the tandem of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler would stand out as one of the league’s top starting backcourts. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 15, 2013 / 10:30 am

NBA Fantasy Basketball: 8 Risers & Fallers This Week

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. @AntDavis23)

As the first leg of the NBA season has closed, player values are falling into place. Of course there are some exceptions, like if some of these players just happened to start off ice cold or riding a hot streak. However, by this time statistics have evened out. The early hot streaks dissolve, and the underachievers slowly work their way back into the fantasy hierarchy. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 7, 2013 / 2:30 pm

NBA Fashion: What’s Hot & Whack In The Streets, Vol. 4

Dorell Wright

Dorell Wright (photo. Instagram.com/dwrightway)

From Jordan‘s sneakers to Iverson‘s tattoos, the NBA and its players have long had an influence that reaches far beyond the basketball court… and today, the league’s focus on fashion seems to be climbing to entirely new heights. With resources like Twitter and Instagram at their fingertips, many players are captivated by a perpetual quest to promote the latest trend. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 7:30 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs

Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

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 San Antonio Spurs team still reeling from coming so close to winning the 2013 NBA Finals. Read More »

NBA / Oct 25, 2013 / 12:45 pm

10 Hip-Hop Songs To Match 10 NBA Players

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

The basketball culture expands further than the court, the players and their appearance. Music and basketball have also had their influence on each other through the years. As I scrounged the NBA this year, studying players and their style of play, I also happened to be listening to music. It’s simple, an easy comparison. Read More »

NBA / Oct 18, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The 20 Best 3-Point Shooters In The NBA Right Now

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Photo. Nicky Woo)

While Dime has done stories on both the best shooters in the NBA and the players with the deepest range, we’ve never focused solely on the three-pointer. The adoption of the three-point line in 1979 dramatically changed the future of the NBA. Would Adam Morrison have even been considered a top 10 pick had this special skill not served a purpose? (Who honestly knows with MJ?) Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2013 / 9:30 pm

Spurs Sharpshooter Danny Green Loves His Pet Boa Constrictors

Danny Green

Danny Green (photo. DannyGreenBasketball.com)

The Spurs surprised a lot of prognosticators by reaching the NBA Finals last season. Part of their postseason success — and certainly why they almost won the Finals in game 6 — was Spurs shooting guard Danny Green. Green burst onto the scene after setting a Finals record for 3-pointers, but it’s his love for snakes that’s featured prominently on his new website. Read More »

NBA / Oct 2, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The 15 Best Backcourts In The NBA

Deron Williams

Damian Lillard (photo. Aaron Hewitt)

The engine and brains of an NBA starting lineup rest with the point guard — the orchestrator — and the complementary role often belongs to the shooting guard. When the two talents fit, an NBA backcourt is a bad place to get caught up against on either end of the floor.

With the season right around the corner, and after dropping knowledge on the 15 best frontcourts in the NBA, let’s take a look at a few backcourts that will rank at the top of the league. Read More »