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NBA / Aug 7, 2013 / 1:45 pm

The 30 Best NBA Careers Ruined By Injury

Tracy McGrady

The NBA sees a lot of talent come in and out at a rapid pace. Some players make it and become legends, but others are not as fortunate. Throughout the history of the league, there have been players that have an unlimited amount of skill and potential, but constant injuries slow them down. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 1, 2013 / 9:30 pm

The Ultimate Dime Magazine Covers Collection

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson, Dime #1

11+ years, more than 70 issues and more than 5 million print copies in circulation – Dime Magazine has not only been a mainstay in the basketball universe, but it has also changed the way readers consume basketball content. Before us, there were no magazines that focused on what happened on the court and what ballplayers were into away from it.

We broke new ground, pioneered, and then championed basketball culture. And I have been lucky enough to be here for every minute of the ride. It’s high time we take a look back at how far we’ve come and the generations we have traversed. Here are all of Dime‘s covers in chronological order, from the most recent all the way back to gem you see at the top of this post from 2001.

There’s a story behind every single one of these covers. Some were more challenging to pull off than others (I have spent a lifetime waiting in hotels for Allen Iverson), some were ridiculous (Shaq was very specific about his “Godfather” costume as well as the requested gummy bears on set for Dime #38) and some were downright inspired (look no further than Kobe Bryant‘s self-authored cover story and art-directed cover shoot for Dime #22). Some day we will get around to telling all of the stories, but for now, here’s a visual tour of how far we – and the game – have come: Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / May 30, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Allen Iverson, Michael Redd & Ranking The Best & Worst NBA Draft Classes From 1989-2000

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson (photo. Reebok)

Pundits and fans constantly analyze the NBA Draft, thinking they can nail the right pick. But sometimes you just get a bad draft. The draft might be deft of superstars and your favorite team may be left with a middling player who ends up sitting on the bench for the majority of his NBA tenure. And sometimes, you get a draft where you can’t miss. Read More »

Smack / Apr 10, 2013 / 1:39 am

Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks Make History; Kobe Bryant Won’t Let the Lakers Die; Outrageous Finish in Houston

Carmelo Anthony

#KNICKSTAPE! In NYC, they’re convinced that this Knicks squad is special, and after last night’s 13th consecutive win, who are we to argue? They butchered an outgunned Wizards team, 120-99. New York shot their eyes out, connecting on a franchise-tying 20 three-pointers on the night. Obviously, Carmelo Anthony – hotter than any basketball player on the planet right now – gave the Wiz 36 (on 13-26 shooting) in just 31 minutes, including 21 in the third quarter. With the W, the Knicks clinched the Atlantic Division title for the first time since 1994 (Ewing/Mase/Oak/Starks/Harper/Anthony, etc.) … Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 10, 2013 / 12:55 am

James Harden’s Game-Winning Goal-Tended Shot

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Smack / Mar 19, 2013 / 2:02 am

LeBron James Saves Miami’s Winning Streak; Andrew Bynum Is Done For The Year

LeBron James, Paul Pierce

LeBron James, Paul Pierce (photo. Nike Basketball)

On this night five years ago, the Boston Celtics ended Houston’s 22-game winning streak. They nearly did it to Miami last night, up 13 with only eight minutes left. But then LeBron James happened … In Miami’s incredible 105-103 win, James (37 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists) scored twice in the last minute – once on an inbounds play and another on a jumper in Jeff Green‘s face – and Boston missed a couple of gimmies before Paul Pierce was short on a wild three in the closing seconds. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 18, 2013 / 11:30 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 4 Best Pickups (3.18)

Pau Gasol

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 11, 2013 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 5 Best Pickups (3.11)

Bradley Beal

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

NBA, Video, We Reminisce / Mar 1, 2013 / 11:00 am

We Reminisce: Chris Webber’s 51-Point, 26-Rebound Demolition

Chris Webber 51 point game

We’ve seen some gaudy performances fron NBA big men over the last few days. Last night Joakim Noah went berserk with a 23-point, 21, rebound, 11-block game against Philly, and on Wednesday night Tyson Chandler had 16 points and 28 boards in “The Steph Curry Game.”

Today is Chris Webber‘s 40th birthday – another big man who could put up wild point and rebound totals when he wanted to. Check out what Webber did back in 2001, when he racked up 51 points and 26 boards against the Pacers.

What Webber did that night was AMAZING. Read More »

Smack / Feb 6, 2013 / 9:05 am

Brooklyn Has A Massive Meltdown Against The Lakers; Houston Scores 140 Points

Kobe Bryant

As much as we want to give credit to Kobe Bryant for icing the Lakers win in Brooklyn last night, L.A. should throw the Nets a bone. Brooklyn did everything they could outside of express mailing the W to Hollywood. Down the stretch, the Nets endured a couple of bad shots from Brook Lopez – one was an ugly airball – on poorly executed plays. Then, Gerald Wallace threw away an inbounds pass. Read More »