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NBA / Apr 5, 2014 / 3:00 pm

5 Candidates For Defensive Player of the Year

Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert

Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Much like the MVP award, the chase for the league’s Defensive Player of the Year can also be looked at as a two-man race. What should go down to the wire between the big men of Chicago and Indiana has turned into an exhibition of each player’s defensive skill-sets. Whether they may be gifted enough to use their large frame to jump straight up in the air, or if they’re incredibly rangy, active and intense, these two have set themselves far apart from anybody else on that end of the floor. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 2, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Joakim Noah & Rajon Rondo No Longer Hate Each Other

Rajon Rondo, Joakim Noah

Rajon Rondo, Joakim Noah (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

It started before college during AAU play, but the fact Rajon Rondo went to Kentucky and Joakim Noah enrolled at bitter SEC rival, Florida, certainly didn’t help what became a colossal acrimony between the two NBA players. Then the 2009 first round Celtics-Bulls playoff battle – with all it’s back-and-forth jawing, physical play and overtime sessions — confirmed that Rondo and Noah had become two opposing forces of equal magnitude destined for beef. But now, after 10 years in the NBA and the maturity that ensued, the fire between the pair has cooled — at least a little. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 1, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: Joakim Noah Is Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run”

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)

We’ve had a years long argument with a college friend that Bruce Springsteen is overrated. Our friend gets so mad when we suggest Billy Joel is his equal, or possibly better (he’s not, but we like to rankle him when we can). Regardless, when you combine the title track of Bruce’s 1975 opus, Born to Run, with the amazing fast break highlights of Joakim Noah, you have the perfect melting pot of music and basketball excellence. Read More »

NBA / Mar 31, 2014 / 3:30 pm

10 NBA Stars Who Made “The Leap” This Season

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

Can anyone believe the NBA season is almost at an end? The playoffs are almost upon us, which means some teams will be reaching for NBA championships while other teams will be at home reaching for the remote. Every season that passes by there are players that have taken their game to the next level. These players have made the “leap” essentially, star players finally asserting themselves as dominant, All-Star caliber talents. Read More »

NBA / Mar 24, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The Race Everyone Wants To Hear About: 3rd Place In NBA MVP Voting

Blake Griffin, Draymond Green

Blake Griffin, Draymond Green (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

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2013-14 season. However, that still doesn’t take away from the fact that LeBron James and Kevin Durant are head-and-shoulders above the rest of the league’s players. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter, We Reminisce / Mar 24, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The First Tweets Of 25 NBA Stars

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Twitter has turned into the ESPN of the social media world, especially for our favorite hoopers. It’s a place where the average person can see what Kevin Durant is thinking on a Sunday afternoon, or Kobe‘s daily thoughts. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 20, 2014 / 12:45 pm

GIF: Joakim Noah’s Spinning, Pass-Faking Coast-To-Coast Score

Thaddeus Young, Joakim Noah

Thaddeus Young, Joakim Noah (Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Joakim Noah was a whirling dervish while gallivanting coast-to-coast in Philadelphia Wednesday night. How many 7-footers do you know can spin past a defender, fake the pass and lay the ball up with their off-hand like Noah did in one amazing sequence last night? Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 13, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Pairing NBA Stars With Their House Of Cards Twins

House Of Cards

Fair Warning: There are spoilers throughout the piece below from episodes of both Season 1 and Season 2, which can be found on Netflix.

Both sports and television shows are forms of entertainment; why not combine the two? Dime analyzed the NBA and Netflix’s hottest show, House of Cards, and dug up league stars and their best-fitting counterparts from the show. Both character traits and actions, as well as player relationships and rivalries with one another, were used to determine the pairings. Read More »

College / Mar 12, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 5 Best Florida Gators Since 2000

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah (photo. Monte Isom)

It’s that time of the month. No, fellas I don’t mean that vexing thing that your lady has to go through. It’s getting warmer. The air is getting a tad bit crisper. The madness is upon us. Half-court heaves, tantalizing losses, the shifting of power Job Amazon daughter… And and razor. Top http://generaldrugstore.com/anti-depressants.html chemical would are back.

within conferences is here. March is here, people. Expectations are paramount. One loss and it’s over. The dance you’ve prepped for, got your suit dry cleaned for, is here. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Mar 9, 2014 / 6:47 pm

Joakim Noah, His Father, Jimmy Butler & The Bulls Beat The Heat In Overtime

Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson

Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s unclear whether Joakim Noah‘s dad, Yannick, had anything to do with Chicago’s impressive overtime win over the 2-time defending champion Heat on Sunday afternoon, but he was too wrapped up in his son’s game to finish an interview during the game. We now know where his son got his intensity, though, and Noah’s overall game combined with Jimmy Butler‘s stifling defense on a still struggling LeBron James, and the Bulls got a big, 95-88, overtime win against the visiting Heat. Read More »