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Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

Notorious B.I.G.

I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA players currently have playing in their headphones as they gear up for the most important part of the year. Read More »

Video / Apr 11, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Drake In Disguise Asks Fans What They Think Of Drake Hosting The ESPYs

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Depending on how you feel about the man, when recent word broke that Drake was going to host the 2014

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ESPY Awards Show, it was either the best or worst news of the year. Aubrey probably suspected the same thing, so he took to Jimmy Kimmel Live and went to the streets himself to see what people thought. Dressed up in disguise in this “I Witness News” segment, Drake coerced some pretty hilarious responses. Read More »

High School / Apr 2, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Grayson Allen On Winning Dunk Contests & Playing For Duke

Grayson Allen

Grayson Allen (Joshua S. Kelly/USA TODAY Sports)

I can’t lie to you, when I saw Grayson Allen was in the lineup for the Powerade Jam Fest at the McDonald’s All-American Games, the only outcome I saw coming was this. But, then he did this.

If you can’t tell, that’s 7-0 Jahlil Okafor he’s jumping over. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Go Inside The Jordan Flight Lab From NBA All-Star Weekend

Jordan Brand - All-Star

Jordan Brand – All-Star (photo. Jordan Brand)

Jordan Brand had a large presence during NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. On the court, Carmelo Anthony set an All-Star Game shooting record and Blake Griffin dunked just about everything he touched. But off of it, JB killed it as well. Read More »

All-Star / Feb 17, 2014 / 1:30 am

The Top Celebrities Photographed At The 2014 NBA All-Star Game

Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

If you name a central cultural force in hip hop, music in general, the world of comedy, and B- and C- and D-listers trying to get some DAP from the public, then they’re probably at the All-Star game — especially when it’s in New Orleans. Here are some of the celebrities photographed at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. And we say celebrities knowing full well some of you might not have ever heard of these people. Read More »

All-Star, GIFs, NBA / Feb 16, 2014 / 12:32 am

Terrence Ross Uses Drake As Dunk Contest Prop

Terrence Ross, Drake

Terrence Ross, Drake (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Terrence Ross‘ performance in the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest will forever remind us of an anachronistic attempt to duplicate 2013′s win. We thought celebrity props were a thing of the past, but it continued Saturday night in New Orleans. Ross threw down a simple windmill after grabbing it from Canadian emcee Drake‘s hands, and eventually landed (one of many on the night) an eastbay with the same motion. Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

6 Rebuilding NBA Teams That Could Takeover In The Future

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

This NBA season, it seems some teams are in full tank mode. If you just take a look at the Eastern Conference standings alone, you will understand. This year’s NBA Draft prospects are the perfect cash crops for GMs and owners around the league who are looking to rebuild their teams. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 11, 2014 / 11:05 pm

Video: Drake Introduces Raptors On Drake Night

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Drake (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)

Former Degrassi: The New Class star Drake, and the organizational ambassador — we still don’t know what that means — for the Toronto Raptors, introduced their starters on Saturday night before the Raptors handed the visiting Nets their first loss of 2014. While we’re not super keen on Drake’s words on wax, this is a pretty cool moment. He does the introductions with a few humorous ad-libs, and we’re even pretty sure he didn’t lip sync them, either. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music

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Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)

Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 20, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The 50 Greatest Basketball References In Hip-Hop History

Jay-Z

Jay-Z (photo. Nike)

A wise man once said “I swear sports and music are so synonymous ’cause we want to be them, and they want to be us.” There is a lot of truth in that quote, especially considering the influence the game basketball has had on the lyrics of our favorite hip hop artists. Emcees since the beginning of time have been referencing the NBA in their music. From Kurtis Blow to Jay-Z, the game of basketball and the rap game are inextricably linked. Read More »