/ Oct 1, 2013 / 1:45 pm
When I watched the video of Kevin Durant proclaiming James Harden should replace Dwyane Wade in Sports Illustrated’s top 10 NBA players list, a few things processed through my head, in this order:
1. Sweet! This is exactly what the NBA needs: two of its biggest superstars having beef with each other, especially superstars who play on two of the league’s very best teams.
2. Wait, this is clearly fake, right? I mean, Wade and Durant did that awesome Gatorade commercial together last year, and Durant’s tone of voice doesn’t sound very convincing. This has to be some setup for another commercial or advertisement.
3. Well, even if it isn’t real, I think I agree with Durant. Wade’s getting older and Harden is really growing into a true superstar. Read More »
A coterie of some of the best Raptors players, DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson, Quincy Acy, Aaron Gray and Rudy Gay — plus D-Leaguer Chris Wright, who played for the Warriors in the 2011-12 season — gathered around a Pop-A-Shot machine earlier tonight. Their activity wasn’t too far removed from the way a lot of us react to an impossible-to-defeat high score. Read More »
Blake Griffin & DeAndre Jordan (photo. Rob Hammer)
Nothing gets us going in the Dime offices like a good ol’ fashioned debate, and the best debates are the ones that get heated. Trying to rate the best dunkers in the league is unanimously impossible. Do you want style? Force? Does a big man get points taken away? If a player is an epic dunker in warmups, does that count?
Back in the day, we had Vince Carter and there was no denying what type of dunker he was. But in the current NBA, outside of perhaps one or two guys, you could make a case for anyone. Read More »
There aren’t many NBA players that can compete with DeMar DeRozan when it comes to sneakers. That’s especially true when you’re talking about on the court. DeRozan doesn’t just get shoes to watch them collect dust in his closet. He wears them as they were intended. Read More »
/ Aug 7, 2013 / 3:00 pm
Today, former USC standoutDeMAr DeRozan turns 24. The 6-7 swingman might have settled into a jump-shooting role with the Raptors, but as he celebrates his birthday, we thought we’d give the 2010 Slam Dunk Contest runner-up a tribute by recounting the top 10 dunks of his four-year career. Read More »
While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel that it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. And while most believe in building their fantasy teams around point guards and big men, that doesn’t mean shooting guards can be totally ignored. Unlike the point guards we went over earlier this week, there isn’t much depth at the two, so having a stud there could help put your squad amongst the elite. Read More »
There is no shortage of highlights from the Drew League floating around on the Internet, and for that, oh video upload gods, we are eternally grateful. But why settle for a pixelated experience when you can see these ballers in flesh and blood? Read More »
During this summer at the Drew League, there have been a lot of stars on hand, including names like The Game, Gilbert Arenas and James Harden. But DeMar DeRozan stole the show with a ridiculous dunking display. You’ve already seen a few of the nastiest highlights. Check out the full recap below. Read More »
The addition of Jonas Valanciunas was one of the rare bright spots for a Raptors team that finished 34-48 last season and missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. During Summer League play, Toronto’s stalwart at shooting guard, DeMar DeRozan, gave an impromptu interview with JV and his droll answers are perfect. Read More »
Recently, DeMar DeRozan shut the Drew League down with two insane dunks on the fast break. The second one — an off-the-glass to himself finish — is just too sick. Read More »