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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 / Jan 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Hedo Turkoglu Dances From Turkey To The Los Angeles Clippers

Tas Melas as Hedo Turkoglu

If you’re unfamiliar with the player who made three-point shooting power forwards a thing that would make opposing teams very uncomfortable, then you should go look at footage of Hedo Turkoglu in the 2009 playoffs when the Magic and Dwight Howard made the Finals. Still, Hedo will forever be known for his love of pizza and his close resemblence to Tas Melas of The Starters. Watch Hedo dance his way from Turkey to LA to play for the Clippers. Read More »

NBA / Dec 17, 2013 / 12:30 pm

LeBron James’ Near Triple-Double Still Puts Him In Rare Company

LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

On the eve of being named Google’s most searched NBA player of the year, LeBron James came up short for a triple-double during Miami’s scorching shooting win over the Utah Jazz Monday night at American Airlines Arena, 117-94. Despite only scoring 30 points, grabbing nine rebounds and dishing nine assists, LeBron joined only five other players since the 1985-86 season to have such a domineering all-around game. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2013 / 3:00 pm

NBA’s 20 Most Overpaid Players

Joe Johnson

It took a bitter, drawn-out battle that interrupted the 2011-12 season in order to stop front offices from blowing all of their money on a single player, and to prevent further careless spending. Before then, however, bad contracts were prevalent: $100 million deals to anyone that could be considered an All-Star and role players that wound up being traded or waived two years later after signing a $50 million deal. Read More »

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 / Apr 23, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The Eastern Conference’s Most Disappointing Players This Season

Jason Terry

The marathon NBA season came to its end last week and for some, it’s a blessing in disguise. Everyone had players that didn’t live up to expectations this season. We are going to look at some of these poor souls with one minor disclaimer: The excessively injured will not be included. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 2, 2013 / 11:30 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s Best Pickups (1.2)

Isaiah Thomas

FRESH PICKINGS: Isaiah Thomas (55 percent owned in Yahoo!, 59 percent in ESPN) After recent clamoring from the Sacramento locker room and a minor injury to Aaron Brooks, Isaiah Thomas has finally been given a chance to start. Read More »

Smack / Dec 30, 2012 / 1:34 am

James Harden Can’t Get Revenge On OKC; Eric Gordon Is Back

Kevin Durant

The last time James Harden played against his old team, he had a nightmare game, a half dozen of his shots blocked back into his face. This time, he made his first shot in Kevin Durant‘s face, and was good enough to drop 25 points (still only 9-for-33 shooting against OKC this year). But while the first half played out like a tape from the old And1 video game, the second half became a mismatch, and the Thunder went on to win 124-94. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 26, 2012 / 11:30 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s Best Pickups (12.26)

Kawhi Leonard

FRESH PICKINGS: Kawhi Leonard (56 percent owned in Yahoo!, 68 percent in ESPN) After singing Kawhi Leonard’s praises a few weeks ago, he did me dirty by taking a little extra time to heal his bum knee. Now back in action, he put up 17 points, four rebounds, two assists, five steals and three treys in his first start back. In fantasy, Kawhi is a steals specialist, and while he isn’t going to wow you in any other category, he’s not going to hurt you anywhere either. Read More »

Smack / Aug 8, 2012 / 10:17 pm

Team USA Runs Australia Off The Floor; C.J. Miles Finds A Team

Kobe, LeBron, KD and Deron Williams Team USA

So Team USA has found their groove. It goes something like this: mess around for a few quarters, and then get one of their guys – preferably Carmelo, Durant or Kobe – hot and watch them drop bombs video game-style from the perimeter. It worked against their last few opponents, and they did it again yesterday in their 119-86 shellacking of Australia in the first medal round game. Team USA took an 11-0 Aussie run to the chin to start the second half, and we actually had a somewhat competitive game through three quarters. Then, the Yanks went on a 45-20 run to end the game, and it started with Kobe Bryant … Read More »