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Dime Training, NBA, NBA Draft / May 26, 2010 / 12:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Super Trainer Joe Abunassar Talks NBA Draft, Kevin Garnett’s Training Regimen

Joe Abunassar (photo. Dennis Lane)

Remember two years ago when we told you how Kevin Love was becoming a beast before the NBA Draft? If you paid close attention to the article, you would have noticed that Love was training with Joe Abunassar. Abunassar is known for his training company, Impact Basketball, where he trains basketball players year-round, but especially NBA Draft prospects this time of the year. This week, we had the chance to get up with Joe to discuss the NBA Draft, how to eat properly as a basketball player, and what working with Kevin Garnett was like. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 19, 2010 / 11:15 am

Dime NBA Mock Draft, DeMarcus Cousins Drops to Golden State

Evan Turner at Ohio State

While last night’s immediate Lottery fallout was all about the Washington Wizards and John Wall, now we can begin to get an idea of how the rest of the draft will play out after the top spot. This is the first of many Dime mock drafts leading up to June 24. As usual, it’s a combination of what we think teams should do and what we think they will do: Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Mar 29, 2010 / 4:00 pm

Let The Declarations Begin: NCAA Underclassmen Look Towards The NBA Draft (UPDATED)

Marshall’s Hassan Whiteside

You knew we entered a new era when Fresno State sophomore Paul George became the first college player to announce his NBA Draft intentions via Twitter. But with the Final Four set, and all but those four teams looking forward to next season, it’s time for underclassmen to make their decisions for the future. Here are the latest players to declare for the NBA Draft this June. Read More »

Smack / Mar 20, 2010 / 2:00 am

Joe Johnson, LeBron ruin Michael Jordan’s night; plus more March Madness drama

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

While Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament wasn’t as wild and crazy as Day 1, it wasn’t without drama. But we’ll get to that in a little bit … Apparently not worried about the college competition, the NBA had an 11-game schedule that included some good matchups. Hawks/Bobcats featured the return of Joe Johnson, who’d missed a couple games with an Achilles injury. As Michael Jordan (Joe’s boss at Jordan Brand) sat courtside, Joe had only two points through three quarters, then he dropped buckets unexpectedly like bird s***, dominating the fourth and overtime. Read More »

College / Mar 17, 2010 / 6:42 pm

4 Things That Will (But Probably Won’t) Happen this week in March Madness

Villanova's Scottie Reynolds

Happy St. Patty’s Day to everyone out there! I figured today would be the perfect day to post my first assessment of this year’s Tournament field, and for three reasons: (1) because people will be drunk enough to actually read what I am about to write, (2) because when I don’t get enough comments I can blame it on you people being too drunk to type, and (3) because if any of what you’re about to read turns out to be completely wrong, I can blame it on myself being drunk. Which I’m not, or am I… Read More »

College / Mar 10, 2010 / 8:30 am

5 Things to Watch For during the Big 12 Tournament

Texas' Damion James

It’s Championship Week in college basketball, otherwise known as the week of tournaments before THE Tournament. And honestly, it seems this year people only really care about two conference tourneys: the Big East and the Big 12 … maybe the ACC based on history and hype.

So far I’ve previewed the Big East and the Pac-10 (hometown allegiance); next up is the Big 12. Read More »