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All-Star, Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

Go Inside The Samsung Galaxy Experience At NBA All-Star Weekend

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Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard at the Samsung Galaxy Experience at NBA Jam Session (photo. Samsung)

During NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Dime was in the house for many events. As a new official sponsor of the NBA, the weekend’s Samsung Galaxy Experience was as good as any of them. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 12:30 pm

10 Bold Predictions For The NBA’s Second Half

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony (Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

We’re technically past the halfway point in the NBA season, but really, let’s be serious: Things don’t start to heat up until after the All-Star break. Now we’re on the cusp of the trade deadline, and soon teams will be fighting for playoff spots and lottery ping-pong balls. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Feb 20, 2014 / 11:15 am

Dwight Howard & Teammates Chant “Howard Sucks” In First Return To LA

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Dwight Howard (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Dwight Howard returned to Staples Center for the first time since spurning the Lakers and the extra money they could offer this past summer as a free agent. His return to town elicited the usual booing and hijinks from fans, but it was Dwight and his teammates who got the last laugh as they joined in on the “Howard Sucks” chant during a blowout that saw no Rockets starters play in the fourth quarter. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Coach Kevin McHale Breaks Up Rockets Dance Party

Kevin McHale, Chandler Parsons

Kevin McHale, Chandler Parsons (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

Heading into the All-Star break, the Houston Rockets were the hottest team in the league. While remaining within the top five teams in the West, Houston’s longest win streak before this current stretch was just five straight. So the new-look Rockets were bound to take off. They’re currently in the midst of a seven-game winning streak, which they’re hoping to continue on the West Coast tomorrow night at Staples Center. Except coach Kevin McHale put the kibosh on a recent impromptu locker-room dance party, as Chandler Parsons shows us on Instagram… Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Photo Recap Of NBA All-Star Weekend With #adidasintheQuarter

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Wall

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Wall (photo. adidas)

NBA All-Star Weekend concluded on Sunday night with the All-Star Game, and over the course of the weekend, adidas tipped off their new fan experience at adidas in the Quarter with visits from star athletes and entertainers. From celebrating the launch of the adidas D Howard 4 to throwing a party at the House of Blues, which featured names like 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg and Pusha T, adidas was in all during All-Star Weekend. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Feb 18, 2014 / 12:07 am

Dime Q&A: Dwight Howard Vows To Become NBA All-Star Game Starter Again

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Dwight Howard (Derick Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

A somewhat maligned figure in the basketball community in recent years, Dwight Howard has never stopped being an All-Star-level talent. He has had to learn to let the criticism roll off his broad frame and now has the poise that embodies his veteran credentials. His focus has become tunnel vision dedicated to improving, enjoying life and propelling the Houston Rockets to a potential championship. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Feb 16, 2014 / 11:21 pm

Kyrie Irving Turns Into Uncle Drew In Middle Of All-Star Game

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Uncle Drew dropped another teaser this weekend for the upcoming next segment in the on-going saga. Then, in the middle of the All-Star Game, Kyrie Irving morphed into his make-believe character, destroying the West defense and then later pulling out his famed crossover to embarrass Dwight Howard. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 13, 2014 / 12:30 am

James Harden’s Game-Winning Eurostep Layup

Dwight Howard, James Harden, Chandler Parsons

Dwight Howard, James Harden, Chandler Parsons (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

With four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and the Wizards up by two points, Trevor Ariza, who led Washington with 32 points, was called for a foul trying to break through Dwight Howard‘s screen before the ball was passed inbounds. Houston would go to the charity stripe for one free throw and get the ball back. After James Harden hit the free shot, the Rockets had a possibility to win the game on a two-pointer. Read More »

instagram, Smack, Twitter / Feb 12, 2014 / 12:00 am

Girl Mistakes Tall Man For Dwight Howard; Dwight Corrects Her On Instagram

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Dwight Howard (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

Dwight Howard might annoy Lakers fans and Magic fans, and there’s a large segment of America with no allegiance to either team, but that still loathes his very existence. But Dwight is almost always affable to fans off the court, and never hesitates to sign an autograph or pose for a picture — like he’s doing in the photograph with a young fan in the photo above. A group of girls thought they had run into nice guy D-12 at the store earlier this week, describing him on Twitter as “nice, cool, HUMBLE and had us laughing too!!!” Turns out, it was an impostor. Read More »

NBA / Feb 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Predicting The 3 All-NBA Teams

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

The All-Star break is looming and there is a clear picture of which players have been living up to their standards and which have not; which players have burst onto the NBA scene in surprise and which have flopped under the pressure.

At the end of each season, the NBA honors the best players by naming them to the All-NBA Teams. There are three teams: First Team, Second Team and Third Team. Each generally consists of five players: two guards, two forwards and one center, voted on by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters. Read More »