TAG: Hakeem Olajuwon

NBA / Aug 19, 2013 / 3:15 pm

The 30 Best Players Born Outside Of The States In NBA History

Dirk Nowitzki

The NBA is always loaded with incredible talent. Players come from all over the world, and the best part about the NBA’s diversity is that some of the best talent the league comes from many different countries. Dime thought it would be appropriate to rank some of the best talent born outside of the States in NBA history. Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 6, 2013 / 11:41 pm

Video: LeBron James Works On His Spin Move With Hakeem Olajuwon Before His First Title


Many accused LeBron James of failing to improve on his God-given talents after the Heat lost the 2011 NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks. So ‘Bron went out and worked on his game, including his low-post footwork, like he does in this video that’s surfaced showing a hungry, pre-title ‘Bron working on his spin move with Hakeem Olajuwon. Read More »

NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 4:03 pm

Happy Birthday, Patrick Ewing! Why the Former Knicks Center Is Often Overlooked

Patrick Ewing

Contemporary fans tend to slight Patrick Ewing within the context of NBA history. While it’s true he was always finishing on the All-NBA 2nd Team behind his rivals, Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson, he deserves better from the pundits who deride his career as unrealized potential. As Ewing turns 51 today, it’s worth looking at his 17-year career, which is a study in consistent—and sometimes dominating—production. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 10, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Shaq’s All-Time Starting Five Will Surprise You

Reebok Shaqnosis

Shaquille O’Neal stopped by Rucker Park last night to take in some of the action on the legendary Harlem court and talk about the upcoming re-release of his celebrated Reebok creation, the Shaqnosis. We also asked Shaq about his all-time starting five and his answer might give you a suprise. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, Video / Jun 28, 2013 / 10:25 am

Hakeem Olajuwon Surprises David Stern As He Calls His Final NBA Draft Pick

david stern

There was a lot to like about the NBA Draft last night. Tons of surprise picks and deals, a great environment in Brooklyn and an excellent signoff by NBA Commissioner David Stern made it one of the most memorable draft nights of our careers. [Check out which WWE personality reminds us most of David Stern]

It was Stern’s 30th NBA Draft, and the fans made it memorable, booing him sarcastically with more fervor than ever before, to send him off in style. Check out Stern’s last draft pick and the Hakeem Olajuwon retro surprise that was waiting for him. Very cool: Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 27, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The 10 Biggest Wardrobe Fails in NBA Draft History

Jalen Rose

Every year on NBA Draft night, the players invited to the green room dress to impress for their Kodak moment. While none of these guys strive to embarrass themselves on their special night, there have been a handful over the years that have made embarrassing wardrobe decisions. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 15, 2013 / 12:17 am

Andre Drummond Plans To Work With Hakeem Olajuwon This Year

Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond, a 19-year-old center who defied the odds and miraculously became one of the most effective rookies this year, plans to work with Hakeem Olajuwon this summer. Drummond took about a two-week break after the season, according to The Detroit Free Press, and is now back in the gym getting ready for next season. Read More »

College / Apr 3, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The Top 10 Final Four Games In NCAA History

Larry Johnson

We’re only a few days away from one of the best weekends in college basketball. With Louisville, Michigan, Wichita State and Syracuse set to go to battle this weekend, expect to hear a whole lot of Cinderella, zone defense and Trey Burke talk. It’s inevitable. Hopefully, the games live up to the billing. But in all likelihood, none of them will make this list. Read More »

NBA / Dec 5, 2012 / 11:30 am

The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant

In all sports the basic concept is to beat your opposition. You never want to lose a game to anyone, but when your rival beats you there’s a different feel. When your rival beats you, there’s suddenly an everlasting second wind about you. When your rival beats you it feels like the whole world is laughing at you in shame. Read More »

Smack / Sep 16, 2012 / 1:12 am

LeBron Can Get Better; Dwight Howard Will Miss Start Of Camp

LeBron James

Dwyane Wade is full of pride. He’s one of the few cats who could stand up to David Stern, call him out for being a condescending chump, and we wouldn’t be surprised (and he actually did this during the lockout). He’s been a great player for a long time, and he knows it. We had an argument about Wade on Twitter last week when a follower tried to say D-Wade was never considered the best player in the world, or at least was in the conversation. Um, they must’ve not been basketball fans in 2006. There were NBA fans everywhere who were ready to annoint Wade as the best in the game. Outside of his style choices, Wade has the accomplishments and the resume to be extra impressed with himself. Read More »