Before a freak collision with Patrick Beverley knocked Russell Westbrook out of basketball action for the remainder of the 2013 playoffs, he had never missed a basketball game on any level in his career: high school, college, and in the NBA. After missing the Thunder’s first two games of the season — and following various reports he’d be out for the first month of the season, at least — he returned tonight to help the Thunder get the victory. Read More »
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With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, a Suns team that will threaten to be the league’s worst. Read More »
With the NBA season less than a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re focusing on a guy who won’t even be in the NBA this year… Read More »
Somebody has to be last, and somebody has to deliver the news that there are certain NBA teams that are going to be bad and have no hope for the 2013-14 season. But is it always an insult to consider a team as weak? There are different levels to being bad in sports. Read More »
Every year, diehard NBA fans look forward to a few things that surround the upcoming year other than the season itself.
We as fans have always looked forward to the national TV Schedule, Christmas games, our favorite team’s opening night matchups, when certain players or teams come to our town, when traded players or free agents who jumped ship travel back to the city they were on the year prior, the release of video games and the superstars and rookies’ ratings in them, fantasy drafts and so on and so on. Read More »
This season, one of the biggest (and soon to be most repetitive) storylines will be the ensuing craziness that occurs when superstars like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, and yes, even Chris Bosh can become free agents. Are you ready for another onslaught of media predictions and ESPN headlines like “LeBron wears yellow shirt outside-is Cleveland back in the mix?” or “Kobe says anything is possible” (Side note: if you think for a second that Kobe, if he comes back healthy, isn’t going to use his pending free agency to get exactly what he wants in L.A. then you’re crazy.) or “Bosh pledges eternal loyalty to Big Three; Wade, James tell him that’s REALLY not necessary.” Read More »
Nothing gets us going in the Dime offices like a good ol’ fashioned debate, and the best debates are the ones that get heated. Trying to rate the best dunkers in the league is unanimously impossible. Do you want style? Force? Does a big man get points taken away? If a player is an epic dunker in warmups, does that count?
Back in the day, we had Vince Carter and there was no denying what type of dunker he was. But in the current NBA, outside of perhaps one or two guys, you could make a case for anyone. Read More »
While the position of point guard is considered one of the hardest to learn for players just entering the NBA, there is a coterie of youngsters who have started to dominate the league irrespective of their age. Rather than wait their turn, they’re pushing the Chris Paul‘s and Tony Parker‘s of the league to match their enthusiasm and skill. Read More »
For a very long time, the NBA has been about who has the better athletes. From Bill Russell to Wilt Chamberlain to Oscar Robertson to LeBron James, the better athletes have always been the best players in the league. Read More »
Fast, up-tempo play is what NBA fans love and there are players today that absolutely take their ability to move to the next level. Whether it is outrunning an opponent down the court for an easy bucket or breaking down a defender with quick footwork and dribble moves, speed is a necessary attribute and can help turn a player into an All-Star. Read More »