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NBA / Nov 27, 2014 / 5:49 pm

Father & All-Star, Elton Brand, Has Seen It All During His 15-Year Career

Elton Brand

It’s impossible not to picture the regal bearing of Elton Brand every time he drops another gem of knowledge on us. Whether it’s about the game, or about life in general, there aren’t many people — let alone professional athletes — who can offer up such poignant moments from their lives. During our conversation with the power forward last month, before he embarked on his 16th season in the NBA, we got a first-hand account of a career that’s spanned decades. He’s seen and done most everything, and entering possibly his final season, the man teammates simply call “OG” is finally taking some time to appreciate how unique an opportunity this whole NBA thing has been. Just don’t embarrass him by asking about his time slinging rhymes. Read More »

NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Mason Plumlee On J. Johnson’s Comments, Call of Duty, KG’s Advice & More

Mason Plumlee, Lionel Hollins

After becoming a state champion in his native Indiana during his high school career, and spending four years at Duke under coach Mike Krzyzewski, seven footer Mason Plumlee found it simple to blend in with a Brooklyn Nets team last year with very real aspirations beyond the first round of the playoffs. In our conversation with Plumlee last week, we touched on his unending drive to get better, the self-sacrifice necessary to win, the fun of blowing up zombies and much more. Read More »

High School, Latest News / Apr 19, 2014 / 1:00 pm

12 Winners & Losers From The Jordan Brand Classic

Jahlil Okafor

The 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic took place last night in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and in typical fashion, the game did not disappoint, becoming the highest scoring game in JBC history. The folks at Jordan Brand did a phenomenal job this year showcasing some of the top high school basketball players in the country. The game was followed by an epic postgame concert by Grammy Award winning rapper, Macklemore. In case you missed it, Brooklyn was where it was at last night. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:30 am

Jabari Parker Should Declare For The NBA Draft

Jabari Parker

Today the world will find out if Jabari Parker will remain a Duke Blue Devil for his sophomore season, or continue the path of fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid by declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft. (The Chicago Tribune, however, which is Parker’s hometown newspaper, is reporting the freshman is still unsure about his plans.) The Wayman Tisdale Award recipient as college basketball’s top freshman has quite the decision on his hands–a decision everyone involved in basketball is anticipating. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 10, 2014 / 12:15 pm

NBA Draft Rumor: Jabari Parker Arranged For Duke Sophomore Housing

Jabari Parker

We always heard Jabari Parker was different, an old soul living in a teenager’s body. Recent rumors about his draft status confirmed that. Parker, probably the best freshman in America this year and a lock for one of the top three picks, is reportedly strongly considering returning to Duke. According to Tom Moore of The Bucks County Courier Times, Parker has now already arranged for sophomore year housing. Read More »

College / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Schools With The Best Chance Of Winning The NCAA Title Next Year

Marcus Paige

This year, the NCAA tournament was special and was nothing short of amazing. From heartbreakers, thrillers, dances and game-winners, this tournament had it all. You have to give props to what Kevin Ollie and UConn accomplished after a year removed from participating in any kind of postseason, beating Kentucky for the national championship. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 3, 2014 / 6:10 pm

Dime Q&A: Seth Davis On Final Four & Why He’d Take Jabari Parker No. 1

Seth Davis

With the Final Four just days away, Dime had the opportunity to speak with Seth Davis, renowned college basketball reporter for CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated. We discussed a range of issues, including highlights from March Madness, NBA Draft prospects and the league’s age-minimum. Read More »

High School / Apr 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Top Prospect Tyus Jones Speaks On Emulating Chris Paul

Tyus Jones

No position has quite the impact on the game as the point guard. Call it the quarterback of basketball; point guards have developed from game-managers to game-changers over the years. With score-first points like Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard bursting onto the scene in recent years, you might think that the set-up man is on the verge of extinction. Read More »

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

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

Grayson Allen

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 »

High School, Video / Apr 1, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Duke-Bound Grayson Allen Wins McDonald’s All American Dunk Contest

Grayson Allen

Duke-bound swingman Grayson Allen took home the crown at the 2014 McDonald’s All American Slam Dunk Contest in Chicago, Illinois, last night. He defeated a group that included Theo Pinson, Justice Winslow, Karl Towns and Kelly Oubre with a nice mix of slams that included his final one over future teammate, Jahlil Okafor. Read More »