Being a second-round pick in the NBA comes with no cheering, not much love, and no glory. Most times when someone is drafted in the second round, it’s the first time the NBA world is hearing their names. There’s a much higher percentage to become a player that records DNPs on a nightly basis than someone who becomes a role player, solid contributor, or even a star in the second round. Read More »
It’s been a long time coming. Well, 35 years to be exact. That’s how long this drought has lasted. To put it into perspective, the nation’s capital has not had a NBA championship since Jimmy Carter was the POTUS.
Despite the recent history, the Wizards/Bullets organization has not lacked in the talent department, whatsoever. A total of 11 players who have donned the Bullets/Wizards jersey have entered the Hall of Fame… names like Unseld, Hayes, Monroe, Malone and King. On top of this, a slew of past All-Stars as well like Jeff Malone, Michael Adams, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber and Gilbert Arenas. Read More »
It was only a matter of time before we got that Gus Johnson magic back in March. While Johnson’s been calling European soccer matches mostly this winter, he was back calling his bread-and-butter, college hoops, on Thursday at the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago. Read More »
I’ve been rocking the adidas adiZero Crazy Light 2 for about a month now since adidas was kind enough to bring me out to Los Angeles for the media launch. But now the official launch is just two days away, and a new colorway was unveiled today. The new grey/black/white colorway is a more conservative approach after the sneaker line first struck with the unveiled electricity green, and a teal colorway that was loud and vibrant as well. Read More »
Recently, I had the chance to head out to Los Angeles for the launch of the lightest basketball shoe ever made, the adidas adiZero Crazy Light 2. While the entire trip was amazing, from getting the chance to hoop at the Clippers’ practice facility to getting roasted by Gus Johnson at a party, the whole reason we were there was because of the sneaker. Recently, adidas unveiled a video from the event where the MC from that trip, Johnson, speaks with the sneaker’s lead designer, Robbie Fuller, to talk on what went into making this shoe. Read More »
Let that boy cook! You know if we didn’t consider ourselves semi-smart, we would say the NCAA did us dirty. Scheduling the two most exciting players in the country at the same time was just a low blow. It didn’t help that both of them had the kitchen burning up and the remotes wearing out … When you think about it, UConn’s seven-point win over San Diego State and Florida’s nine-point overtime win over BYU were really only watchable because of two guys: Kemba Walker and Jimmer Fredette. Everything else was sloppy, filled with turnovers, ugly jumpers, failed final possessions and technicals. The games were close, but take away those two players and we are talking mid-major excitement. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) Read More »
This is where it starts to really get good. The Sweet 16. It’s just a moniker, but it means so much more. You make the Sweet 16 and jobs are safe, at least for the most part. You make the Sweet 16 and the program is satisfied. The ones who aren’t satisfied? They win titles.
With four games tipping off tonight (why we have all day and yet the games are overlapping, that’s a whole other topic, but don’t even get me started…), take a look back at some of the best Sweet 16 games of the decade. Hopefully, maybe one of the games tonight will find its way onto this list next year. Read More »
What sports fan doesn’t love Gus Johnson? Whether you’re all about the NBA, NFL, college basketball or MMA — even if you’re just an avid Madden gamer — you’ve heard Gus calling the action in his uniquely high-energy style that transcends genres. At the same New York Knicks’ back-to-school event where we got up with Amar’e Stoudemire, DimeTV spent a few minutes with NYK play-by-play man (among many other titles) Gus to talk about the Knicks, his daily grind on the mic, and his burgeoning “Rise & Fire” apparel line.