Video / Apr 16, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Video: What It’s Like To Be Named Michael Jordan… When You Aren’t THE Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

ESPN recently released an ad centered around the idea of what it would be like to be named Michael Jordan. And no, no one is talking about the basketball player. The ad is called “It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports” and throws out different scenarios. What if your name was Michael Jordan and you ordered delivery? Or checked in at the doctor’s? Or were getting picked up at the airport? Honestly, I had never thought of this – it would suck to be a perennial disappointment to almost everyone you met. Read More »

College, High School / Jan 19, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Jay Williams Tells All

Jay Williams

Jay Williams

Watching Jay Williams address the completely enrapt New Hampton Prep basketball team late Sunday night at the Hoophall Classic, it was clear he was firmly in his element. Basketball has obviously always been a big part of Williams’ life, but you could make a case he’s never been quite as immersed as he is now.

As an ESPN college basketball analyst, Williams splits his time between calling games and working on studio shows, while also commentating for the network’s rapidly expanding interest in high school ball. The latter assignment gives him the opportunity to take part in one of his favorite pastimes: mentoring young athletes. There isn’t a player on any level that doesn’t have the utmost respect for the former No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, and he commonly takes time to pull players aside and offer a few words of wisdom. Read More »

Dime Training / Oct 21, 2011 / 1:30 pm

Dime Exclusive: ESPN Finally Gets An Indoor Basketball Court


I think this text from my boy says it all: “31 years in existence and we FINALLY got an indoor court. So nice to have somewhere to hoop.” Look for an ESPN vs. Dime showdown coming to a court near you. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 6, 2011 / 10:13 pm

Breaking News: Mark Jackson to Coach the Golden State Warriors


Former NBA assist machine and current ESPN NBA analyst Mark Jackson has been named the new head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Jackson’s deal is a guaranteed three-year contract worth upwards of $6 million. We will have more info and analysis on Jackson’s hiring in tomorrow’s SMACK.

Video / May 10, 2011 / 10:30 am

Caught On Tape: Chris Mullin’s Amazing Trick Shot

Yesterday at ESPN, a few production assistants were attempting some trick shots outside during their lunch break. Little did they know, future Hall of Famer Chris Mullin was going to walk by and show ‘em how it’s done. Off the wall, one bounce, nothing but net.

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Dimepiece, NBA, Video / Apr 29, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger Covers Led Zeppelin For The NBA Playoffs

In case you haven’t seen it yet, ESPN and ABC have produced this opening for their NBA Playoffs TV broadcasts. In the spot, the Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger and Jason Bonham (son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham) cover Zeppelin’s classic “Black Dog.” At the very least, it’s an opportunity to look at Nicole.

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Video / May 7, 2010 / 6:00 pm

ESPN’s SportsNation Likes DimeMag.com

In case you missed it, www.DimeMag.com was featured as a “Site We Like” on ESPN’s SportsNation. Thanks for the love!

Video / Feb 11, 2010 / 9:00 am

Superman Saves The Day

ESPN’s This is SportsCenter commercials are some of my favorite things the network produces. This time, they catch up with Dwight Howard, who just happens to swoop in to save the day for Hannah Storm. Hilarious.

Video / Oct 30, 2009 / 12:03 am

Bill Simmons’ Book Can Save Your Life!

While I haven’t been able to get my hands on “The Book of Basketball,” the new book by ESPN’s Bill Simmons, this was too funny not to post. Because of the book’s girth (700 pages), the crew from SportsNation wondered if it could literally stop a bullet. While Simmons was a guest on the show, their curiosity was satisfied when my boy Kevin Wildes, SportsNation co-creator, took the book to the local firing range. Enjoy!

High School, Playground, Video / Aug 25, 2009 / 4:00 pm

The Legendary “Amazing Basketball Shots”

So while there might not be anything to do during the summer in Utah, apparently there’s more than enough to do in Birmingham, Alabama. You may have seen some of these shots featured earlier this year in some national Hampton Inn commercials, but after unveilling their third installment – and a “how-to video” in an attempt to silence the skeptics – the boys will be featured on ESPN’s SportsNation either today or tomorrow at 4:00 PM EST on ESPN2.

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