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FIBA World Cup, GIFs, NBA, Video Games / Oct 2, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Kenneth Faried On His Extension, Team USA & The “Manimal” Wrestling

Kenneth Faried

After a busy summer that saw him named to the FIBA World Cup All-Tournament team, Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried hasn’t had much time to play video games. When we spoke with him earlier this week he was about to crack open his copy of Destiny, the Activision odyssey that — for Faried — hopefully lets him shoot some people like Call of Duty, another favorite for a player who showed he deserves to be mentioned with the game’s elite. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 17, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

Damian Lillard

The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 11, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Watch Kenneth Faried Continue FIBA Dunking Onslaught Versus Lithuania

Kenneth Faried

Team USA breakout star and World Cup MVP candidate Kenneth Faried entered the Americans’ semifinal game against Lithuania today shooting a scintillating 71.6 percent from the floor. After a 3-of-7 performance in the United States’ 96-68 win, however, Faried’s tourney-long field goal percentage has fallen to 67.6. Slacker. It’s safe to say that this pair of awesome dunks wasn’t to blame for his dreadful – italics for sarcasm – shooting performance. Read More »

Video / Sep 3, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Kenneth Faried Soars For A Nasty Tip-Dunk Against Dominican Republic

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried (photo. _MarcusD_ Twitter)

Kenneth Faried came into Team USA’s Wednesday game against the Dominican Republic shooting an insane 81 percent from the field in FIBA World Cup play. This insane tip-dunk certainly won’t hurt his efficiency, either. Read More »

NBA / Sep 3, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Report: Faried Wants To Stay In Denver, Currently Talking Extension

Kenneth Faried

It was hardly long ago that Kenneth Faried’s days with the Denver Nuggets seemed numbered. Trade rumors swirled almost immediately after Denver hired Brian Shaw as coach last summer, and the Phil Jackson disciple made it clear he’d slow the Nuggets’ tempo and subsist on traditional low-post play. That philosophical switch directly clashed with Faried’s strengths, obviously, and after he played fewer than 20 minutes per game in December, the writing was on the wall. With Shaw preferring a different type of big man and surely contentious extension talks looming, Faried was all but gone. Read More »

NBA / Aug 29, 2014 / 10:30 am

Ty Lawson Believes “People Are Probably Going To Sleep On” The Nuggets

Ty Lawson

After 57 wins and home-court advantage in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, the Denver Nuggets lost Andre Iguodala to Golden State, let Coach of the Year, George Karl walk, and lost star GM Masai Ujiri to Toronto. Last season they won only 36 games under rookie head coach Brian Shaw, a big step back after so positive a 2012-13 campaign. Speedy point guard Ty Lawson believes that’s why they’ll come in under the radar next year. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 22, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kenneth Faried Says He’s “Extremely Surprised” To Be Starter On Team USA

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried was among the longest of shots to make Team USA’s World Cup roster when the finalized pool of training camp candidates was announced in mid-July. Even after LaMarcus Aldridge withdrew late in the process, the Denver Nuggets forward was firmly behind Kevin Love and Blake Griffin in USA Basketball’s power forward pecking order – and that was even before considering the merits of guys like Kevin Durant that can ably function as nominal interior players in international competition. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 24, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Teams Kill It On Twitter With #NBASitcoms

Draymond Green

No professional sports league in the world promotes itself through social media like the NBA. Whether it’s fodder gleaned from individual players, promotions ran by the league office, or quirky internet stuff used by specific teams, the NBA is always engaging its fans. A sizable group of clever franchises continued the latter trend today, using the Twitter hashtag #NBAsitcoms to combine the public’s love of hoops and (mostly crappy) television. Read More »

Smack / Jul 15, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Afflalo: Nuggets Are “A Championship Caliber Team”

Arron Afflalo

Arron Afflalo won’t be the primary option for the Denver Nuggets this season like he was with the Orlando Magic in 2013-2014, and the career-best numbers he compiled then will surely suffer as a result. After playing two years with a franchise still in the early stages of a ground floor re-building process, though, Afflalo is thrilled to be back in Denver. And despite an absolutely loaded Western Conference and the Nuggets’ disappointing 36-46 record last season, he believes his is “a championship caliber team.” Read More »

NBA / Jun 27, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Self-Made Banner Above Gary Harris’ Childhood Bed Fueled Him To NBA

Adam Silver, Gary Harris

Gary Harris was one of draft-night’s biggest sliders. Projected by some as a top-10 pick, the Michigan State guard fell well out of the lottery before being snatched up by the Denver Nuggets (via trade with the Chicago Bulls) with the 19th selection of the first round. Given his inspirational ambition since childhood, though, it certainly seems that Harris won’t let that relative disappointment affect his NBA career. Read More »