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Video / Jan 21, 2015 / 3:00 pm

Watch Kenneth Faried Launch Off Two Feet From Half-Circle For Power Dunk

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried (photo. James Herbert YouTube)

Of the countless times we’re amazed while watching NBA basketball is when a player explodes off two feet to travel a vast horizontal distance. Kenneth Faried perhaps does so better and more frequently than anyone. Watch the Denver Nuggets high-flier soar from the dotted half-circle – off both feet, of course – for a typically powerful dunk in his team’s 109-99 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Read More »

Video / Jan 16, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Watch Wilson Chandler Baptize Tyson Chandler With Massive Facial Dunk

Wilson Chandler

Wilson Chandler

We don’t use the term “baptism” lightly to describe poster dunks – a player really has to earn it. Wilson Chandler certainly did here. Watch the Denver Nuggets swingman baptize Tyson Chandler on an epic facial jam early in his team’s game versus the Dallas Mavericks. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2015 / 4:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Ty Lawson On Amateurism, Point Guards, & Denver’s Playoff Hopes

Ty Lawson

The first half of 2014-2015 hasn’t gone how the Denver Nuggets envisioned. Plagued by an unrelenting injury bug and a dreadful six-game losing streak in early November, the Nuggets find themselves on the outside looking in on the loaded Western Conference playoff race – with the fully healthy Oklahoma City Thunder just above them.

But if Ty Lawson’s dominant recent play is any indication, Denver’s lack of health fortune and awful start to the season might not doom them after all. The speedy 6-0 point guard has recovered from a balky ankle to play perhaps the best ball of his career in January, averaging 21.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 9.2 assists per game on scintillating marks of 57.1 percent overall and 47.1 percent from beyond the arc.

In the midst of leading his team to a 5-1 start to the month, the perpetually underrated Lawson graciously took some time to talk with Dime about his clothing store, the shady nature of amateurism, changing nature of point guard play, Denver’s postseason hopes, and more in a thoughtful, wide-ranging interview. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 7, 2015 / 3:45 pm

Update: Cavs Acquire Mozgov In Principle; Two Firsts Headed To Denver

Timofey Mozgov, LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers appear headed for a full mid-season overhaul. Less than 48 hours after acquiring Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith, the league’s marquee squad is reportedly on verge of completing a trade with the Denver Nuggets for center Timofey Mozgov. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 2, 2015 / 10:30 am

Video: Pau Gasol Denies Mozgov While Swatting A Career-High Nine Blocks

Pau Gasol, Timofey Mozgov

The Bulls’ big man wasn’t shooting very well to start last night’s Denver-Chicago game. But for every bunny Pau Gasol was missing on the offensive end — he was 3-for-9 in the first quarter — he made up for it with a dominating performance protecting the rim, with a career-high nine blocks on the night, including a rejection of Timofey Mozgov where the ball plunked the much-maligned Nuggets center on the dome. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 2, 2015 / 10:00 am

GIF: Derrick Rose To Jimmy Butler Alley-Oop

Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose

Jimmy Butler almost had a triple-double against the Nuggets during their Thursday night win, 106-101. Derrick Rose overcame a scoreless first half to drop 13 points in the final session to help hold Denver off. The two backcourt stars also combined forces for an impressive alley-oop slam on the break. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Jan 1, 2015 / 10:30 pm

GIF: Taj Gibson Rises For Clutch Put-Back Dunk Over Kenneth Faried

Taj Gibson

Few players in the league can jump with Kenneth Faried. Fortunately for the Chicago Bulls, Taj Gibson is one of them. Watch the super-sub follow Derrick Rose’s miss with an authoritative put-back jam over the outstretched of The Manimal late in his team’s 106-101 win over the Denver Nuggets. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 31, 2014 / 8:30 am

Video: Kobe Returns, Puts Up Triple-Double In Win

Kobe Bryant

After missing the last four games to rest his 36-year-old body, Kobe Bryant returned last night to help the Lakers defeat the Nuggets, 111-103. LA isn’t very good, and we’ve spent a lot of time analyzing how Kobe handles all the losing — particularly when the Lakers looked so good without him against the Warriors last week. Kobe added another wrinkle by posting a triple-double to help the Lakers win in his return to the court. Read More »

instagram / Dec 29, 2014 / 11:45 am

Lou Williams Makes Sure To DAP Road Raptors Fan

Louis Williams

The Raptors have claimed eight of their last 10 games after beating the Nuggets 116-102 on Sunday in Denver. Toronto’s lethal Louis “Lou” Williams off the bench has been particularly accurate with DeMar DeRozan down. Sweet Lou poured in 31 on Sunday, but he also made sure knock hands with every Raptors fan who made it out to the Pepsi Center. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 29, 2014 / 11:15 am

Video: Tyler Hansbrough Posterizes J.J. Hickson

Tyler Hansbrough, J.J. Hickson

Tyler Hansbrough knocked down five field goals in 19 minutes Sunday in Denver during his team’s 116-102 win. None of them took the thin air out of the Pepsi Center crowd like his demonstrative dunk on J.J. Hickson early in the second quarter. Read More »