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All-Star, NBA, Smack / Feb 17, 2013 / 7:52 pm

In The Place To Be: Live From The 2013 NBA All-Star Game

Dwight Howard

What better way to celebrate the GOAT’s 50th birthday than to watch the best players in the world take turns dunking on each other? The midseason classic is here, the NBA All-Star Game, and I’ll be here all night live blogging the proceedings from inside of the Toyota Center in Houston. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 17, 2013 / 10:00 am

The Winners & Losers Of NBA All-Star Saturday Night

Terrence Ross

NBA All-Star Saturday Night’s signature events are, without question, the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout and the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Dime Magazine was in Houston to check out the action live and have grades on the performances of each participant in both events (we can’t be the only other ones who nearly slept through the Shooting Stars and the Skills Competition). Be forewarned: this isn’t exactly a fair grading scale. Expectations played a role in their grades. Remember one of the worst things in the world is wasted talent – at least that’s what they say in the movie A Bronx Tale. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Smack / Feb 16, 2013 / 7:59 pm

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

James White

How long have you been waiting for tonight? A couple of weeks? Maybe a month? Well, if you’re James White, you’ve been waiting a decade. Flight White was put on this planet to do one thing. He was born to dunk, and yeah, he’s won some dunk contests over the years (and, somehow, lost a few too). But this will be his biggest stage yet. Read More »

NBA / Feb 11, 2013 / 12:15 pm

James White’s Top 10 Dunks

James White

With All-Star Weekend less than a week away, the anticipation for the dunk contest is rising. The field contains Gerald Green, Kenneth Faried, Terrence Ross, Eric Bledsoe, James White and Jeremy Evans. And while Evans might be the reigning dunk champ, there is one name from that list of participants that jumps out: James White. Read More »

Smack / Feb 8, 2013 / 1:53 am

Boston Beats Down The Lakers; Denver’s Torrid Shooting Torches Chicago

Kevin Garnett

When will the Lakers’ “new” season start exactly? And did Boston’s begin once Rajon Rondo was lost for the year? These are things we think about after Thursday’s second-half power surge by Boston shut off the lights on the Lakers, 116-95, now four games under .500. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 4, 2013 / 3:45 pm

The 4 Players Who Should Be In This Year’s NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Russell Westbrook

One of the biggest draws of NBA All-Star Saturday Night is the annual Sprite Slam Dunk contest, even if the contest has failed to live up to fan’s expectations in the last few years. It has slowly gone downhill. After a while, there was too more emphasis on what prop a person could use instead of the actual dunk itself — I’m looking at you Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin and Gerald Green — leaving fans wanting something more. Read More »

NBA / Feb 1, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Dwyane Wade Hints James White Will Be In All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

James White at the 2009 D-League Dunk Contest

If you count the 1990s as your childhood as I do, then today brought undisputable great news: New York Knicks reserve and journeyman dunker James White will likely be joining the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. Anyone who grew up a hoops fan in the ’90s knows the best dunk contest of all-time is Vince Carter at All-Star Weekend 2000 in Oakland. Nothing will beat that for reasons that are both sentimental and performance-based. But while the 2001 McDonald’s All-American dunk contest can’t touch Vinsanity’s show, the head-to-head battle between White and David Lee has stuck with me just as much. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 25, 2013 / 12:30 pm

K1X Launches The “AntiGravity” Sneaker

K1X "AntiGravity"

After more than three years of research, and testing that went through 30 pro players, K1X is launching their new sneaker today called the “AntiGravity.” The shoe is releasing in six different colorways. It sports a low and wide stance to provide a jumping base while promoting injury prevention. Read More »

Smack / Jul 4, 2012 / 11:59 pm

Steve Nash Jilts Everyone For The Lakers; Another Frenchman’s Out For The Olympics

Steve Nash

Fast, and without looking: Who has been the best point guard to play alongside Kobe Bryant ? Time’s up: It’s 38-year-old Steve Nash, and he’s yet to play a minute with the Black Mamba. Oh, but that will change soon. That’s right, Nash is going to be a Laker after agreeing to a sign-and-trade with Phoenix for $25 million on Wednesday. Almost no one was talking about the Lakers being in Nash’s mix of suitors, but Mitch Kupchak pulled the latest in a series moves that have stunned the NBA so far in free agency’s moratorium. Read More »

All-Star, Featured Gallery, NBA / Feb 16, 2011 / 11:00 am

Dime Q&A: Nate Robinson On Everything Dunk Contest

Nate Robinson

Although his reel of in-game dunks is about as short as he is, it’s hard to argue with that fact that Nate Robinson is one of the best dunkers in NBA history. He’s competed in four of the last five dunk contests, and won three of them – making him the only three-time dunk champion in NBA history. And when you think about it, at 5-9, it would be incredible if he just did dunked, period. So in anticipation of this year’s All-Star Saturday Night, we got up with Kryptonate to talk about his dunk legacy and this year’s contest. Read More »