Today marks the end of the NBA’s self-imposed moratorium, which means all the rumored signings and trades can now become official. (July 1 marked when teams could start talking to free agents and come to terms on handshake deals.) Free agency is one of the most exciting parts of the NBA offseason; fans watch anxiously to see what new players may soon suit up for them. Read More »
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Bust. It’s a word we throw around a lot, but haven’t been able to distinctly define. Our typical classification is a seemingly promising prospect that was either (a) placed in the wrong situation, (b) plagued by injury or (c) just immensely overhyped. They are often looked at as the most disappointing bunch, but I don’t see it that way. What about the players that we knew could perform at the highest level and others who DID perform at the highest level but couldn’t sustain it? What about the guys who had all the tools, but just couldn’t keep their lives together long enough to fulfill all of their potential? Read More »
While we wait on Dwight Howard‘s decision, here’s something to make you cry heading into the weekend: Gilbert Arenas, who hasn’t played a NBA game since May of 2012 with the Grizzlies, is going to make $22.3 million next season. In other words, Arenas will be the third-highest-paid player in the league behind only Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki. Read More »
11+ years, more than 70 issues and more than 5 million print copies in circulation – Dime Magazine has not only been a mainstay in the basketball universe, but it has also changed the way readers consume basketball content. Before us, there were no magazines that focused on what happened on the court and what ballplayers were into away from it.
We broke new ground, pioneered, and then championed basketball culture. And I have been lucky enough to be here for every minute of the ride. It’s high time we take a look back at how far we’ve come and the generations we have traversed. Here are all of Dime‘s covers in chronological order, from the most recent all the way back to gem you see at the top of this post from 2001.
There’s a story behind every single one of these covers. Some were more challenging to pull off than others (I have spent a lifetime waiting in hotels for Allen Iverson), some were ridiculous (Shaq was very specific about his “Godfather” costume as well as the requested gummy bears on set for Dime #38) and some were downright inspired (look no further than Kobe Bryant‘s self-authored cover story and art-directed cover shoot for Dime #22). Some day we will get around to telling all of the stories, but for now, here’s a visual tour of how far we – and the game – have come: Read More »
It was just a little over a year ago when the lockout forced a group of NBA rotation players overseas in search of employment. The Chinese Basketball Association opened their doors to a handful of players under the condition that those players finish out their contracts in the league no matter when the lockout ended. Guys like J.R. Smith, Wilson Chandler and Kenyon Martin all came “home” after stints in the CBL and joined playoff contending teams to finish out the season last March. Read More »
Every year, NBA players, owners, coaches and general managers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity. Not all of their philanthropy is voluntary. In the NBA, it’s a fineable offense to wear a headband upside down, to publicly criticize an official, or to execute a chin-up on the rim. As you can imagine, some of these things happen quite frequently. Read More »
A Star Rookie Has to Be Carried Off the Court; The Clippers Dunk All Over one of the Preseason’s Best Defenses
The Warriors don’t expect anyone to simply run through them this year. Defensively, they plan on being playoff-worthy, and once Andrew Bogut gets back into the lineup, they should have the personnel to do it. We’re still in the preseason, so you have to take everything with a grain of “This doesn’t really matter,” but going into last night, Golden State had held opponents to 39 percent from the field (No. 1 in the league), and only 92 points a night (No. 6). Read More »
When he was smashing on cats’ heads back at Oak Hill, we doubt Josh Smith thought he’d one day have to play his way into a contract. Alas, that’s where he’s now at with Atlanta, the only NBA home he’s ever known. New GM Danny Ferry is running a tight financial ship – you can ask Joe Johnson about that – and giving Smith a new deal doesn’t totally make sense for him, at least right now. Read More »