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High School / Mar 11, 2014 / 4:45 pm

10 High School Basketball Players You Need To Know

Emmanuel Mudiay

Emmanuel Mudiay (photo. Kelly Kline)

As the college basketball regular season comes to an end and teams prepare for the postseason tournaments, the stars of tomorrow in high school basketball have been making a lot of noise this year. The next three high school basketball recruiting classes (’14, ’15 and ’16) all have prospects that have NBA GMs already salivating over. Read More »

Video / Mar 11, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 10 Most Awkward NBA Interviews

Russell Westbrook

NBA players are known to provide highlights on the hardwood, but some of the entertainment slips behind the scenes as well. In light of Ken Griffey Jr.‘s painfully uncomfortable interview on SportsCenter last week, Dime has counted down the ten most awkward NBA interviews. Read More »

NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 1:15 pm

10 NBA Players Benefitting From Tanking Teams

Tony Wroten

Tony Wroten (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)

Ever since Stan Van Gundy called the Philadelphia 76ers “embarrassing” for the team they’re putting on the floor, major media markets have become obsessed with the ideals of tanking. So, the proposed change is the NBA Draft Wheel (via Grantland). Read More »

College / Mar 7, 2014 / 12:30 pm

10 Names You Need To Know For March & The NCAA Tournament

Sean Kilpatrick

Sean Kilpatrick (Rob Leifheit/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s March and that means madness is quickly approaching. With conference tournaments already underway–Big South, Northeast–it’s time we start looking toward the Big Dance.

Every year the NCAA Tournament is full of upsets, buzzer-beaters, heartbreak, stars, breakout performers, the whole nine yards. This year won’t be any different. The attention of the entire country will shift onto 18-22-year-old kids for weeks on end. Read More »

College / Mar 6, 2014 / 3:45 pm

20 Players That Are Going To Breakout During The NCAA Tournament

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

There is something about college basketball that makes it one of the most magical sports to watch on television during March. From the drama, the one-game eliminations and the buzzer-beaters, it’s is the equivalent of Christmas for basketball fans. Some players are proven stars during the season and bring their game to the big stage, while some are hidden gems that have been waiting for their chance to shine. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 25, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 10 Best Characters Of Basketball Commercials

"Blake & Drain"

“Blake & Drain” (photo. Jordan Brand)

With the release of a new series with Powerade entitled “Streetball Court,” LeBron James is part of a cast of elite basketball players that have appeared in commercials under a different alias. In the series, James stars as Judge James, enforcing the rules of basketball to ballers that simply do not get the ethics of streetball; “Thou shall drink their own drink” or call “the ticky-tacky foul”. Read More »

NBA / Feb 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

10 Reasons Why The ’90s Was The Best Era In The NBA

Michael Jordan

We are nearly 15 years removed from the ’90s but it is still the most talked about era in NBA history. The 1990s was just a great all-around decade for modern culture and style. Whether it was watching Will Smith in the Fresh Prince, Biggie and Tupac going at it for rap supremacy, or MJ dominating the game, the ’90s impact on our society is still very present. Read More »

NBA / Feb 24, 2014 / 1:00 pm

LeBron James’ 10 Defining Moments In The NBA

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

At a point in his career where he’d be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, despite still having at least five years of elite-level basketball to play, coming up with only ten defining moments for LeBron James was as difficult as you could imagine. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 15 Most Lopsided Trades In NBA History

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 20, 2014 / 11:45 am

Go Inside Scottie Pippen’s $11.8 Million Mansion

Scottie Pippen's mansion

Scottie Pippen’s mansion (photo. realtor.com)

You saw Joe Johnson do it. You saw Gilbert Arenas do it. You even saw Michael Jordan do it. Now Scottie Pippen is the latest NBA star to put his house on the market, and this one’s a doozy. This 13,500 square foot home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was built in 2004 and features six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a terrace overlooking 215 feet of private waterfront, and even such commodities as a chilled wine room, and a club and home theater. Want to take a stab at it? You’ll only need $11.8 million. Read More »