/ Mar 17, 2014 / 10:15 am
Jeremy Lin, Ray Allen (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade both scored 24 points, James Harden dropped a game-high 30 and Dwight Howard had 21 and 14 for Houston, but the biggest story of the Rockets-Heat matinee on ABC this past Sunday was Ray Allen. The 18-year vet and future Hall of Famer was on fire in the fourth, scoring 14 of his 25 points to help the Heat win 113-104 despite a turnover-prone ‘Bron. Read More »
Fair Warning: There are spoilers throughout the piece below from episodes of both Season 1 and Season 2, which can be found on Netflix.
Both sports and television shows are forms of entertainment; why not combine the two? Dime analyzed the NBA and Netflix’s hottest show, House of Cards, and dug up league stars and their best-fitting counterparts from the show. Both character traits and actions, as well as player relationships and rivalries with one another, were used to determine the pairings. Read More »
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)
The 2014 NBA Draft has seen an enormous amount of hype, if it yields anything less than three or four future stars, it will be considered a disappointment. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum and Julius Randle highlight a cast of talented youngsters. Assuming some of these NBA hopefuls reach their ceilings, we could be looking back at this draft class as one of the best ever. Read More »
James Johnson (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)
It seems as if the All-Star Game only inspired players to throw down dunks that were far more vicious and creative than anything we saw in the first half of the season. Right out of the gate after the All-Star break, observers have been subject to some of the league’s best posters and alley-oops, whether they’re done by two players or only one, to start off the second half of the season. Read More »
On the court, Dwyane Wade didn’t make a huge impact in the NBA All-Star Game, playing just 12 minutes. (He was saving himself for last night against the Thunder… and it worked!) But he had a big weekend nonetheless. Since joining Li-Ning and starting the Way of Wade line, we’ve looked forward to seeing what Flash would be rocking on his feet during the midseason classic. For the second straight year, he didn’t disappoint. Read More »
/ Feb 20, 2014 / 12:30 pm
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 »
Dwyane Wade (photo. Steve Boyle)
There is so much a professional athlete can do with their fame and money to help local communities in need. But it’s not often that we see something that warms our hearts quite as much as the recent surprise Dwyane Wade and Gatorade dreamed up for Riverdale High School in New Orleans. Wade and Gatorade unveiled an amazing treat for Riverdale’s basketball team over All-Star weekend, and the student’s beatific response got us all teary-eyed when we watched. Read More »
In addition to being an amazing three-point shooter, Stephen Curry is probably the most underrated ballhandler in the NBA. Just ask LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. They got caught up trying to guard Curry in the third quarter tonight and ended up on a highlight. Read More »
/ Feb 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm
Kevin Durant, LeBron James (photo. Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
Is there anything more attention grabbing than an individual battle between two Hall of Fame-bound players?
We were subject to it a few weeks ago when LeBron James and Kevin Durant went at it in Oklahoma City’s win over the Miami Heat. While the result is indicative of a lopsided affair favoring the Thunder, the battle between James and Durant was anything but as both players went for each other’s throat on one long-distance shot after another. Read More »
/ Feb 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm
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 »