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Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 20, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The 50 Greatest Basketball References In Hip-Hop History

Jay-Z

Jay-Z (photo. Nike)

A wise man once said “I swear sports and music are so synonymous ’cause we want to be them, and they want to be us.” There is a lot of truth in that quote, especially considering the influence the game basketball has had on the lyrics of our favorite hip hop artists. Emcees since the beginning of time have been referencing the NBA in their music. From Kurtis Blow to Jay-Z, the game of basketball and the rap game are inextricably linked. Read More »

Smack / Nov 4, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Dime Q&A: We Get Allen Iverson To Open Up About His Critics, “I Got Feelings Just Like Everybody”

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson (photo. Jerrit Clark)

On Friday night, Dime got a chance to visit the Barclays Center for Brooklyn’s home opener against Miami. The good people at Reebok invited us to their suite for the release of the Reebok Q96 and Pumpspective Omni and a chance to play a little ball on Barclay’s herringbone parquet court after the game. Little did we know we’d get Allen Iverson to open up about his feelings and his critics. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 6, 2012 / 5:30 pm

Dr. J, Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Young Chris Come Out For Converse’s Block Party

Stalley, Converse

Stalley. Photo: Jason Hurst (hurstphoto.com)

While different Philly hip-hop acts had been rocking the stage at 52nd Street and Market Street all afternoon long on Saturday at the Converse Block Party, the place wasn’t really set on fire until a couple of old area legends came back through to show some love. As big a hip-hop fan as I am, it had been a minute since I had listened to some Beanie Sigel and Freeway. But the two Philadelphia icons – along with Young Chris – came through as Stalley‘s special guests for Saturday’s free block party to celebrate local street culture, basketball, music, and art in conjunction with the launch of the newest Converse Pro Leather collection. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 7, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Humble & Hungry: Dime’s 2012 NBA Draft Diary With Dion Waiters, Week 2

Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters (design. Ryan Hurst)

After an outstanding sophomore season at Syracuse that had many analysts talking about him as one of the best guards in the country, Dion Waiters decided the time was right to test his talents and make the jump to the NBA. The Philly native was a beast as a Sixth Man, averaging 12.6 points on nearly 48 percent shooting to help lead the Orange to the Elite 8 this season. Syracuse came up short in their bid for a National Championship, but Waiters’ stock continues to rise. Now as he gets prepared to be drafted into the NBA, Waiters will be giving us the inside scoop on his journey to the draft, how his life is changing and everything in-between… Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 30, 2012 / 3:15 pm

Jason Terry Will Break One Of The NBA’s Longest Streaks Tonight

Jason Terry

Jason Terry

Expect Jason Terry to look different for the Dallas Mavericks’ matchup with the Orlando Magic tonight. The loser of a bet with Jameer Nelson, Terry will play for the first time without his trademark headband and high socks. Teamed up with rapper Jadakiss, Terry took on the team of Nelson and comedian Bill Bellamy in a CrossFit relay, which consisted of a shuttle run, burpee box jumps, air squats, and ring rows. Read More »

Smack / Feb 27, 2012 / 12:04 am

Kevin Durant Wins The All-Star Game MVP; Everyone Forgot About Dwyane Wade

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Jared McMillen)

And so it begins… Even in an All-Star Game, LeBron can’t escape his demons. James and Kevin Durant turned this one into a duel, with Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade playing sidekick roles, and in the end, the West walked out of Orlando with a 152-149 win. Tons of offense. Tons of points. A close finish. A lot of eye candy, and enough dunks that we forgot all about Jeremy Evans and Paul George within the game’s first six minutes. Does it get any better? Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 26, 2012 / 6:27 pm

In The Place To Be: Live From The NBA All-Star Game

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. Mannion)

I’m back in here like Jordan with the 4-5. The NBA All-Star Game is set to “tip off” in exactly 54:40, according to the shot clock, and unlike last night, I did a better job navigating the traffic. No late bus ride. No idiot drivers. No being stepped on and abused by Ne-Yo and his entourage. No awful elevator system. Of course, my incredible security checkpoint luck continued. As I said, last night, I went through with Ryan Howard. Tonight? David Robinson. Read More »

Video / Oct 13, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Carmelo Anthony & Jadakiss Introduce The Jordan Melo M8

On the day Carmelo Anthony was releasing his latest signature shoe, the Jordan Melo M8, it was only fitting that he do it in front of a rambunctious NYC crowd. Dropping by the House of Hoops on 125th Street yesterday evening, ‘Melo brought along Jadakiss to help him introduce his latest kicks. Read More »

Featured Gallery, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 7, 2011 / 1:30 pm

Top 10 Allen Iverson Commercials Of All Time

Top 10 Allen Iverson Commercials Of All Time

Not that we’d need an excuse to reminisce about one of our favorite players, but today’s a special day. So in honor of Allen Iverson turning 36 today, we put together a compilation of Allen’s greatest commercials from throughout his career. Check ‘em out: Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA / Nov 30, 2010 / 1:25 pm

Letters from the EuroCup: The Allen Iverson Experience

EuroCup fans

(photo. Christian Reinhard)

Jason Boone is a friend of the Dime family, but more relevant to this space, a center/power forward for BG Göttingen of the German pro basketball league. Last week, Jason’s team played Besiktas Cola Turka — better known as Allen Iverson‘s squad — in the first of two schedule EuroCup games. Jason checked in from overseas to chronicle one of the biggest games of his career against one of the biggest names in the sport: Read More »