David Stern has increasingly turned the NBA game on to international crowds, with his NBA Global Games. That’s the motive behind this weekend’s international preseason schedule, including the Oklahoma City Thunder game this morning against Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul. The Thunder’s 95-81 win was spearheaded by Kevin Durant’s 24 points and a thunderous dunk. Read More »
/ Sep 24, 2013 / 12:15 pm
Unlike the East, teams in the Western Conference better be able to maintain a legitimate winning record if there is any sliver of hope for a postseason berth. Anything less than .500 in the West equals a lottery pick. This is the NBA’s juggernaut conference. Read More »
Social media is one of the newest phenomena of the twenty-first century. It seems no matter who you are, or where you go, people have some combination of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts (most have all three). The NBA and its players are no different. Social media has been adopted by both the league itself, and many of the players within. We at DIME took a look through Instagram profiles and compiled a list of the 25 best NBA players to follow. Read More »
We covered the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues extensively on the site this offseason, and yet a few of these plays still surprised me. You’ll rarely find truly great players handing out ass-whoopings in summer league, but there will always be truly great plays to marvel at… from names like Ben McLemore, Reggie Jackson and Victor Oladipo. Read More »
Twitter and Instagram have added yet another avenue for basketball fans to connect with the personalities of their favorite NBA, college and high school players. It’s damn near impossible though for most normal people to stay up with everything that gets posted to Instagram on a daily basis, so we’re gonna help out the best way we know how: by collecting the best pics each week for our readers to cruise through at their leisure.
Here’s the best of this past week. Let us know what we missed in the comments section below. Read More »
/ Oct 28, 2012 / 12:00 am
While the NFL has issues with concussions, the NHL can’t field a product, and all of like seven people care about baseball, we’re on the cusp of what figures to be one of the best NBA seasons in the past 20-30 years. Stars in big cities. Rivalries. Incredible young talent. Older cats still bringing it like Susan Sarandon. And we also have LeBron James, who’s not only the best player in the world, but wants to be… the greatest player ever to pick up a basketball. Read More »
James Harden is a Rocket. First reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year last season gets the chance to be a star as a starter on a completely retooled Rocket team alongside Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin. Read More »
/ Aug 28, 2012 / 4:03 am
While some NFL fan bases are already throwing in the towel after a few preseason games — hello, New York Jets — August is still a time for optimism in the NBA. Right now you can look at just about every NBA roster and see something to like, and with more than half of the league making the playoffs, last year’s worst team can start to look like this year’s postseason surprise … Which brings us to the Houston Rockets. Read More »
/ Aug 16, 2012 / 12:30 pm
Yep. Magic GM Rob Hennigan recently spoke with SI‘s Sam Amick about the progression of the Dwight Howard trade talks, and there was a lot of revealing information previously unavailable to the public eye. Before we get to analyzing what actually went down, let’s hear the details first. Read More »
As part of our blowout rookie class and NBA Draft coverage in Dime 70, we ranked the top 30 first-year players coming into the league. To see this feature in its entirety, check out the issue now on newsstands nationwide.
As the NBA Draft is now over and rookies are infiltrating organizations throughout the league, you need to be able to keep up heading into next year. Here, I ranked the top 30 prospects of the 2012 NBA rookie class, regardless of position… Read More »