With the NBA Draft Lottery taking place, everyone has a better idea where likely draftees will land come June 28, 2012. Here at Dime, we’ve already begun our full-fledge draft coverage. Catch up on player profiles like Harrison Barnes, the weekly diary of Dion Waiters, and our latest mock draft. All of these features provide a glimpse into what to expect from the incoming influx of ballers. Yet, the perpetual interrelationship between hip-hop and hoopin’ can’t be overlooked. Read More »
Drake recently released his new video for “HYFR” and while this new video from J. Cole probably doesn’t warrant the same amount of analysis, it’s still hot. This video for “Sideline Story” is the latest visual from his critically-acclaimed album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, and is directed by Axel Laramee and Adam Roy. With the emphasis on a straightforward approach, it’s a nice yin to the yang of “HYFR.” Read More »
The push will come stronger and faster. You can’t work your way into it. No waiting for tomorrow. You have until April 28 – that’s less than two months – to work your way into the postseason. If you’re in the East, there’s hope. Outside of three or four teams, everyone else is one big injury away from a five-game slide and a shot at extinction. Outside of Miami and Chicago, get too big-headed and you’ll be slain. Lose your confidence and you’ll end up next to Washington and Charlotte. Read More »
Back when Nick “Swaggy P” Young was still rocking a Trojans’ cardinal and gold uniform from 2004 to 2007, the USC athletic department was on top of the world. On the gridiron, the ’04 squad, led by Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart, cruised to the BCS National Championship. One year later, the Trojans returned to the title game where they fell to Texas.
Meanwhile, USC wasn’t doing too shabby on the hardwood, either. After finishing 12-17 during Young’s rookie season, the Trojans steadily improved, going 17-13 the next year. Then, in 2007, Young and Gabe Pruitt led the Trojans to its first NCAA tournament appearance in five years, taking them to the Sweet Sixteen. Read More »
With Twitter and such slashing attention spans and news cycles, our culture more than ever possesses an instant gratification mentality that screams, “What have you done for me lately?” Never mind your last performance, you’re only as good as your last moment.
Now that you’ve seen the initial spot, the behind the scenes feature and LeBron James‘ solo commercial, you knew that the next thing to drop from our friends over at Nike Basketball in the #BasketballNeverStops campaign would be a vignette for Kevin Durant. In this new 60-second spot titled “Paint The Town,” watch KD get buckets set to the song “Good Times” by legendary vocalist Sam Cooke. Read More »
There’s definitely a generational gap in hoops, and it will be interesting to see when it hits.
After going 29th overall to Phoenix in the 2007 NBA Draft, Alando Tucker has since played in 51 games for the Suns and T-Wolves. But with some time overseas under his belt, he’s decided to give the NBA another shot. Last week, the D-League’s Texas Legends drafted the 6-6 swingman with the second overall pick. Around that same time, he dropped this track off his forthcoming mixtape, Critical Thinking, set to beat of J.Cole‘s “Roll Call.”
Although the phrase “Basketball Never Stops” would have been a cool Nike campaign anytime, it has become a movement during the lockout. Now hear what it means to LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Amar’e Stoudemire, Dirk Nowitzki and Sue Bird, along with Mike Krzyzewski, Questlove and J.Cole. Let us know what it means to you in the comments below.