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NBA, Smack / Sep 17, 2013 / 12:40 pm

ESPN #NBARank Pegs Royce White & Fab Melo As League’s Worst

Royce White

If you’re part of the NBA’s Twitter illuminati, you’re familiar with the #NBARank where ESPN’s NBA writers, True Hoop bloggers* and analysts vote on the top 500 players in the NBA today. It’s a subjective ranking during a down month before NBA training camps open, and it’s a fun way to drive debate about individual players. ESPN released numbers 500-401 yesterday and have rolled out #401-376 at noon today, but if you’re a fan of embattled former Rocket Royce White or former Syracuse center Fab Melo, you’re probably a little confused. Read More »

NBA / Jul 12, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Disappointments Of The NBA’s Orlando Summer League

Trey Burke

There certainly was a lot to like this week at the Orlando Magic’s practice facility as NBA Summer League play kicked off with buzzer-beaters, high-flying dunks and unexpected dominating performances. Along with those breakout performances came great disappointment from guys who were expected to do a lot more by their organizations. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 21, 2013 / 2:10 pm

[UPDATED] Breaking News: Washington’s Jordan Crawford Reportedly Traded To Boston

Jordan Crawford

Get ready Boston: Jordan Crawford is about to walk through that door. Crawford, a career 13.4 point-per-game scorer, once said (in all seriousness) that he felt he was the best Jordan to ever play in the NBA. Now he’s going from one of the least respected organizations in the league to one of the most popular. Read More »

Smack / Aug 23, 2012 / 11:30 pm

Anthony Davis Is Voted Most Popular; Virginia Beach Wants The Kings

photo. Ishaan Mishra/Getty Images

LeBron James‘ jaw-dropping year has been much discussed around these parts, not just for his accomplishments, but the scale of them. You know the list by now, with its various MVPs and gold-plated championship accoutrements. This year’s NBA rookie class is looking at what Anthony Davis has accomplished in the last year and believes he won’t be stopped either. The NCAA title, an all-time freshman blocks record, first pick in the draft and an Olympic gold medal are quite the haul for the lanky, 6-11 forward in New Orleans, especially one who wasn’t Mr. All-World Everything out of high school. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2012 / 11:15 am

The Top 10 Shotblockers In The 2012 NBA Draft

Meyers Leonard

Serge Ibaka is setting the precedent for shotblocking in the NBA. His 3.7 blocks per game this past season were the most since Theo Ratliff was swatting shots in Philly for the Eastern Conference champs back in the 2000-01 season. Ibaka is by far the best shotblocker in the league, but come Thursday, he may have some company.

Anthony Davis earned the No. 1 pick by leading Kentucky to a national championship with his defensive prowess and is heir apparent to the shot-swatting throne. But not all great shotblockers are drafted with a high pick. The aforementioned Serge Ibaka was taken with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Read on to see which trusty defenders are worthy enough to make our list of the Top-10 Shotblockers of the 2012 NBA Draft. Read More »

College, Latest News, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 25, 2012 / 11:00 am

Dime NBA Mock Draft 4.0: A Newcomer Moves Into The Top 10

Anthony Davis

Following the shocking NBA Draft Lottery in New York City where everyone and their momma is now saying David Stern and the NBA rigged it to make sure the top prize landed in New Orleans, now we can now begin to get an idea of how the first round of the draft will play out after the top spot. After we took a stab at the first round just a few weeks ago, here is the fourth of many Dime mock drafts leading up to June 28. As usual, it’s a combination of what we think teams should do and what we think they will do. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 15, 2012 / 1:15 pm

Required Hip-Hop For The Top 30 Players In The 2012 NBA Draft

Thomas Robinson

With the NBA Draft Lottery taking place, everyone has a better idea where likely draftees will land come June 28, 2012. Here at Dime, we’ve already begun our full-fledge draft coverage. Catch up on player profiles like Harrison Barnes, the weekly diary of Dion Waiters, and our latest mock draft. All of these features provide a glimpse into what to expect from the incoming influx of ballers. Yet, the perpetual interrelationship between hip-hop and hoopin’ can’t be overlooked. Read More »

Latest News, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / May 31, 2012 / 12:45 pm

Dime NBA Mock Draft 1.0: New Orleans Shocks The World, Grabs No. 1 Pick

Anthony Davis

Words. Lucas Shapiro

Following last night’s shocking NBA Draft Lottery in New York City where everyone and their momma is now saying David Stern and the NBA rigged it to make sure the top prize landed in New Orleans, now we can now begin to get an idea of how the first round of the draft will play out after the top spot. This is the first of many Dime mock drafts leading up to June 28. As usual, it’s a combination of what we think teams should do and what we think they will do: Read More »

Smack / Mar 14, 2012 / 12:44 am

The Lakers Win With A Dominating Duo; Dwight Howard Creates A Mess In Orlando

Andrew Bynum

David Stern, if you’re reading, please give us seven more games of this. Lakers. Grizzlies. In one of those back-n-forth games that causes your life to stop in its tracks for like 45 minutes, the Lakers rode Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum to a double-OT 116-111 W in Memphis. Down the stretch, Bryant (34 points) was either making perfect decisions with the ball or Bynum (37 points, 16 rebounds, three missed shots) was powering it through the rim, all while the Grizzlies resorted to chucking up threes (We’re looking at you, Juice) at a rate not seen since J.R. Smith was sampling Chinese food … Read More »

College / Nov 8, 2011 / 11:00 am

Kris Joseph & Syracuse Are Ready To Light College Basketball Up

Kris Joseph

*College basketball is here (unlike the NBA), and this year might be one of the best in recent memory. The powerhouse is back, while the Cinderellas believe. That’s a deadly combination. We know some of y’all have been asking for some previews. We have you covered – the top 16 teams in the nation will be previewed individually in the next few weeks. After we broke down Louisville and hated Duke yesterday, we’ll keep this going with No. 5-ranked Syracuse (ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll).* Read More »