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GIFs, Smack / Apr 17, 2014 / 11:44 pm

See The “Mount Spursmore” Haircut Featuring The Spurs’ Big Four

Mount Spursmore

The playoffs are starting soon, so fanaticism is amping up as teams go into the real season, which starts Saturday. While a tattoo is permanent enough to make — lets say — a Charlies Villanueva tattoo a bit dicey, let alone two, haircuts come and go. Still, it takes a special kind of dedication to groom the top four Spurs: Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili — aka “Mount Spursmore” — into your scalp. That’s why Spurs fan Joe Barajas turned his receding hair into a reasonably good facsimile of the big four Spurs visages. Read More »

Smack / Nov 13, 2013 / 1:15 pm

Nobody Is Safe From Deron Williams On The Nets’ Team Plane

Brooklyn Nets

There has been a recent surge in #GotEm pictures among the NBA’s illuminati, with players taking pictures as their teammates sleep. For some reason this is the NBA’s idea of a prank; although, we still can’t figure out why, since everybody sleeps at some point. But that confusion didn’t stop the Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams from recently snapping his slumbering teammates as they dreamed of the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Sep 4, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Study Ranks Charlotte Bobcats 4th In NBA Social Media Equity

Al Jefferson

Before they signed Al Jefferson this summer, the Charlotte Bobcats (soon to be Hornets again) were the laughingstock of the NBA. Majority owner and Oz behind the curtain Michael Jordan fired another one-year coach Mike Dunlap this offseason and hired Steve Clifford to take over a franchise that’s been lottery-bound in every season since Larry Brown’s ouster from the bench. But a recent study out of Emory University shows that Charlotte’s basketball fans are some of most social media savvy around. Read More »

instagram, Twitter / Jul 29, 2013 / 10:06 pm

Lionel Messi Thanks Nate Robinson On Facebook For Wearing His Number 10 As A Tribute

Nate Robinson #10 Nuggets

By now you’ve probably heard that Nate Robinson will wear No. 10 while playing with the Denver Nuggets next season. Four days ago, Nate informed his Instagram followers that he’d be rocking the number 10 as an homage to arguably the greatest soccer player in the world, Lionel Messi. It seems Messi heard about Robinson’s veneration. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 13, 2013 / 10:48 am

Must Read: Kobe Bryant’s Facebook Post About His Achilles Injury: “If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear”

Dime #71: Kobe Bryant

Over the next several days every writer in America will wax poetic about the career and personality of Kobe Bryant, and will every one of them will ask, “Is this the end?

The only words that really matter though are the ones that come from the man himself. In the middle of the night, Kobe went online to do a little “Facebook Venting.”

This is what he wrote: Read More »

NBA / Dec 9, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Dime Readers React to Brandon Roy Retirement News

Brandon Roy

Our readers are an incredibly passionate, opinionated, basketball savvy (usually) family. We love it, even when they’re telling us how terrible we are in comment sections.

This morning, when we posted the unfortunate news about Brandon Roy likely being forced into medical retirement, we were taken back by the instant outpouring of love for B-Roy from our readers, specifically on our our Facebook page. The reactions were swift. Check out the reactions: Read More »

College / Aug 19, 2011 / 1:00 pm

The New Age Of Recruiting

NCAA

I’ll admit it. The people out there who love Facebook but then chastise you for being on Twitter confuse me. It makes no sense at all. Most of them have never even used Twitter. I constantly hear this: “It’s just a bunch of status updates” when it is so much more. But what this proves is that social media and the way we communicate all changes rapidly, almost too quickly. Sometimes I think about high school kids, and feel I communicate with them easily before realizing I’ve been past that age for a little while. Read More »

College, Twitter / Mar 24, 2010 / 11:14 am

John Calipari: Kentucky’s Social Networking Beast

John Calipari

John Calipari would appear to have everything you would ever want for your favorite college team’s head coach – his players are always prepared for their opponents, he’s a great in-game coach, and he is clearly a gifted recruiter. That last part is even more apparent now that he has the backing of the vast Kentucky Wildcat Nation, arguably the deepest, most rabid, most powerful fan base in all of college basketball. Add in the fact that Cal can walk into any recruit’s living room and break out a list of all the players he’s sent to the NBA – specifically guards (most recently Derrick Rose and Tyreke Evans, and soon-to-be-top-pick John Wall) – and he’s going to land pretty much any player he wants.

Now, just to make the recruiting landscape even more lopsided, Calipari also dominates the realm of social networking, specifically Twitter and Facebook. It’s a fact that puts Calipari and his Kentucky program light years ahead of the competition and sets the stage for him to dominate even more thoroughly for years to come. Read More »