/ Nov 7, 2013 / 1:30 pm
Before last night’s win over the Jazz, the Celtics had started out 0-4. In a normal year, that would be extremely disappointing. But under the circumstances, is it such a bad thing?
On one hand, there is talent on the roster and a promising new coach. On the other, that talent is extremely young and their superstar is still recuperating from a torn ACL. Last year, with more or less the same roster (oh and two Hall of Famers), the Celtics were ousted in the first round. Read More »
/ Oct 28, 2013 / 2:15 pm
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, a young, rebuilding Boston Celtics team reeling from the loss of two leaders and the absence of an injured point guard. Read More »
/ Oct 25, 2013 / 12:45 pm
The basketball culture expands further than the court, the players and their appearance. Music and basketball have also had their influence on each other through the years. As I scrounged the NBA this year, studying players and their style of play, I also happened to be listening to music. It’s simple, an easy comparison. Read More »
Kevin Garnett might love Reggie Evans unconditionally, but not even the support of a future Hall of Famer could’ve stopped the rebounding machine from getting dunked on last night. It wasn’t just a dunk, either. Jeff Green, who’s probably the most underrated high-flyer in the league, served up a facial that is easily the best dunk we’ve seen in the preseason. Read More »
/ Sep 30, 2013 / 1:00 pm
NBA small forwards usually have that rare combination of skill, size and athleticism that makes them a terror to defend and a spectacle to watch. They must be versatile enough to play against the most agile shooting guards, and strong enough to size up against talented power forwards. So it’s not a surprise that arguably three of the 10 best players in the NBA play the three. Read More »
Blake Griffin & DeAndre Jordan (photo. Rob Hammer)
Nothing gets us going in the Dime offices like a good ol’ fashioned debate, and the best debates are the ones that get heated. Trying to rate the best dunkers in the league is unanimously impossible. Do you want style? Force? Does a big man get points taken away? If a player is an epic dunker in warmups, does that count?
Back in the day, we had Vince Carter and there was no denying what type of dunker he was. But in the current NBA, outside of perhaps one or two guys, you could make a case for anyone. Read More »
The Fortune 500 emcee from Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects, Jay-Z â€” with opening act Justin Timberlake â€” rocked Fenway Park in Boston last night, and a few NBA players from different teams took in the show together. The Celtics’ Jeff Green, his former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant, and Clippers point God Chris Paul all got together at the sold out show, and Instagram has the pics. Read More »
While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel that it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. We’re in the process of breaking down each position into tiers, continuing in this post with the spot that starts with the game’s two best players. Read More »
Every fall, 2K Sports blesses hoop fans across the country with their release of the latest NBA 2K video game. As anticipation builds, gamers are anxious to find out where their favorite players rank in the game’s newest version. Read More »
It felt like free agency started on draft night, thanks to the blockbuster deal between the Celtics and Nets. Then came the Knicks, who of course couldn’t be outdone (or outspent) by their in-city rival. Now with rumors swirling that David Lee has been put on the trade block, it looks like the madness will continue. Before we get started on who might sign where, lets take a look at the players switching cities by virtue of trade. Read More »