They are the ones history frowned upon, the ones shirked by Lady Luck; seminal players that dominated professional basketball in their own way, and yet were never able to climb to the peak of their profession. We retroactively watch as one season after another becomes a brutal, Sisyphean endeavor. Individually, they’re footnotes in other’s history; collectively, they can make up a dynasty. Read More »
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The NBA is always loaded with incredible talent. Players come from all over the world, and the best part about the NBA’s diversity is that some of the best talent the league comes from many different countries. Dime thought it would be appropriate to rank some of the best talent born outside of the States in NBA history. Read More »
Happy birthday Antoine Walker! The former Celtic and Heat player was born 37 years ago today in Chicago, Illinois. To commemorate ‘Toine’s big day, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and bring you the best celebrations in contemporary NBA history. While Walker has encountered some serious obstacles in his post-NBA life, he’ll always have “The Shimmy.” Read More »
Pundits and fans constantly analyze the NBA Draft, thinking they can nail the right pick. But sometimes you just get a bad draft. The draft might be deft of superstars and your favorite team may be left with a middling player who ends up sitting on the bench for the majority of his NBA tenure. And sometimes, you get a draft where you can’t miss. Read More »
It’s a monthly ritual. At some point, I’ll be on YouTube looking up old J-Will clips or replaying some sick Game Of Thrones scene and I’ll be recommended — you know… the list on the right side — to watch the top 100 Vince Carter dunk tape. Then for the next 10 minutes, you can’t talk to me. You can’t get my attention. You can’t get me to lift my eyes. Read More »
I truly love everything about this video. Setting: 1997 NBA All-Star Game in the Eastern Conference locker room. Watch as Dikembe Mutombo talks trash to Michael Jordan‘s face about how in ‘Dik’s six years in the NBA, MJ has never dunked on him. Mutombo calls in in Scottie Pippen (who is apparently “The Decider” of all things MJ-related) to back him up.
You can guess what happens a few weeks later. Read More »
The Super Bowl had a couple of good ads last night. I’ll say my favorite was the Oreo fight in the library where everyone was wrecking havoc and whispering. But overall, it was the second or third straight year that failed to meet my expectations. This GEICO commercial with NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo wasn’t revealed during the big game, but it’s probably better than anything I saw last night. Read More »
Maybe I’m not looking hard enough. Maybe this is a sign from God to do something else, anything else. Maybe I’m just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Yet it still doesn’t make any sense.
I drove past schools. I walked by business complexes. I glanced at parks. I even talked to friends, and yet it feels like it’s impossible to find outdoor basketball courts around my apartment. I’m living just outside of Baltimore right now, and trying to find a court with a rim, a playable surface and a net is hard labor. Read More »