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Latest News, NBA / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:00 am

Stern, Alonzo Mourning & Mitch Richmond Highlight 2014 Hall Of Fame Class

David Stern, Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond

The NBA announced today in an official release the 10 newest members to be enshrined this Aug. 7-9 as the Hall of Fame class of 2014 inductees. The announcement included the just-retired former commissioner, David Stern, seven-time all-star for the Hornets and Heat Alonzo Mourning, and four-time all-star, sharpshooting Warriors and Kings wing, Mitch Richmond. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 28, 2012 / 12:30 pm

Gary Williams: Kentucky Could Beat The Wizards

Terrence Jones

Gary Williams is on that water. He has to be. There’s no other explanation. In an argument that’s increasingly going from annoying to downright stupid, Williams actually agreed with a few talking heads that Kentucky could beat the Washington Wizards. A college team beating an NBA squad. ESPN 980’s Kevin Sheehan and Thom Loverro were going back and forth on the topic, and called in Williams to be the tiebreaker. Color me shocked. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 25, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Under Armour Commemorates Maryland’s Gary Williams

Under Armour Micro G Funk

Tonight, the University of Maryland will name the floor of the Comcast Center basketball arena Gary Williams Court to honor the legendary basketball coach before their game against Duke. In recognition of Coach Williams’ achievements and his role in supporting the Under Armour brand, UA developed three special sneakers to commemorate the court dedication. Check ‘em out: Read More »

College, Featured Gallery / Aug 25, 2011 / 9:00 am

Video Surfaces Of Steve Blake & John Gilchrist Fight At Maryland

Video Surfaces Of Steve Blake & John Gilchrist Fight At Maryland

Before cameras on cell phones and the advent of Flip cams, normally what happened in a gym stayed there. There was no export to YouTube or Facebook option, and if something went down, it was between the people involved and whomever was there to witness it. So when rising senior Steve Blake and incoming freshman John Gilchrist got into it on July 2, 2002 during a pickup game at University of Maryland’s Cole Field House after Gary Williams Basketball Camp, word travelled fast, but that was about it. Nine years later, we have video. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 23, 2011 / 11:00 am

Dime Q&A: Jordan Williams Talks NBA Draft & Greivis Vasquez

Jordan Williams

Most of the time college and NBA analysts disagree, but there is one thing that most can garner a consensus about: the fact that rebounding is usually the skill that translates best from college to the pros. With that being true, former Maryland forward Jordan Williams is in great shape. Williams established himself as one of nation’s best rebounders as a freshman in 2009-10 as the second-leading rebounder in the ACC. This past year he averaged over 11 rebounds per game, good enough for third in the nation, to go along with 16 points for the Terrapins. I caught up with Williams at the Nets’ workouts last week to talk about rebounding, Greivis Vasquez and McDonald’s. Read More »

Smack / May 11, 2011 / 12:53 am

Derrick Rose And Chicago’s Defense Do Work

Derrick Rose

We’re convinced the Hawks just don’t think. It’s like Atlanta came into Chicago last night with everyone telling them they wouldn’t win, and even the Bulls echoing that by going up 15 in the first half, and yet the Hawks just played on pure basketball instinct. They played hard, unselfishly and cohesive, with no one really caring who got the shots and everyone helping to try to stop Derrick Rose. The old Hawks would’ve gotten blown out and ruined an entire night of basketball. But these guys…these guys weathered the storm with just simple, fundamental basketball. But you know what? None if it mattered. Read More »

Smack / May 6, 2011 / 2:32 am

Ron Artest Gets Punished; March Madness Loses Its Voice

Ron Artest

Things went from bad to worse for the Lakers. After getting abused for 96 minutes by the one team still left in the playoffs known for never playing all 48, L.A. now faces a Game 3 on the road tonight without their starting small forward, Ron Artest, who either lost his mind and went Rambo on J.J. Barea or decided it was a good time to have an impromptu game of limbo. He was suspended by the NBA for that altercation in the closing seconds of the Mavs’ Game 2 win. Read More »