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NBA / May 6, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Stephen Curry & Golden State’s Playoff Run: Payback For All The Fans Who Never Left Them

Stephen Curry

To say that the Golden State Warriors fan base has been tortured over the years would be a huge understatement. It would be like calling Jackie Robinson important to baseball. He’s far more. There’s not a word to describe Jackie’s meaning to baseball. The Warriors fans have been beyond tortured, to the point where, again, there is no word to describe it. Read More »

NBA / Oct 19, 2011 / 5:00 pm

Jerry Stackhouse’s Lost Season

Jerry Stackhouse

During the 2000-01 season, Jerry Stackhouse scored at least 20 points in 73 of the 80 games he suited up for. He played at least 40 minutes in over two thirds of those games, and had just two nights all season where he took less than 17 shots. The dude averaged 29.8 points a game – better than Shaq, better than Kobe, better than Vince – and led the entire league in total points. So why doesn’t anyone remember this? Read More »

NBA / Jul 28, 2011 / 12:00 pm

The 5 Most Memorable NBA Deals Of The 1999 Lockout

Stephon Marbury

Right now, moves in the NFL are being made so ferociously that I can’t even keep up. One minute it’s Donovan McNabb. Then dudes like Roy Williams are being released and Carson Palmer is talking retirement. Now it’s Albert Haynesworth.

With the lockout being abruptly lifted, it’s a mad dash to training camp, who can secure which players and who will come out on top. While lockouts have always sucked, the aftermath is normally like shoving all the owners into a closet, giving them caffeine and then telling them not to come out until at least half the teams have discussed epic trades. Read More »

Playground, Video / Jun 9, 2011 / 10:00 am

DeMar DeRozan Starts The Summer Off Right At The Drew League

So while Kevin Durant is killing at the Goodman League in D.C., watch DeMar DeRozan going off in one half of a Drew League game in L.A. Oh yeah, and joining him on the court is Michael Beasley, Sonny Weems, Austin Daye, Game, Ed Davis, Joey Dorsey, Joe Smith and Gerard Anderson.

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 15, 2010 / 9:00 am

Fantasy Trade Analysis: Terrence Williams To Houston

Terrence Williams

A three-team deal emerged Tuesday night that had the New Jersey Nets send Terrence Williams to the Houston Rockets and Joe Smith to the Los Angeles Lakers. In return, the Nets will receive Sasha Vujacic from the Lakers along with a 2011 first-round pick, and a Lottery-protected 2012 first-round pick from the Rockets. The Rockets also sent Jermaine Taylor to the Sacramento Kings for a future second-round pick in order to make room for Williams. While there aren’t any landscape-shifting moves here, it does open the door a bit wider for a move that could have much bigger implications. Here’s a quick rundown of the fantasy fallout: Read More »

NBA / Dec 3, 2010 / 3:10 pm

Dime Q&A: Kris Humphries on role playing, “The Office,” and the Nets

Kris Humphries knows both sides of the game. The New Jersey Nets power forward, 25, has been both a superstar athletic phenom and a blue-collar journeyman role player.

As an elementary schooler in Minneapolis, Minn., Humphries was arguably the nation’s best swimmer in his age group alongside Michael Phelps — he actually had better times than Phelps in a few events — and after he dropped swimming for basketball, became a McDonald’s All-American. During a one-and-done run at Minnesota, he was the first freshman to ever lead the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding. Read More »

NBA / Dec 2, 2010 / 10:00 am

Cleveland should show LeBron “nothing but love,” says Cavs teammate

LeBron James

On paper, it’s a matchup between an 11-8 team and a 7-10 team. Both are in third-place in their respective divisions. Between them, only two players (maybe three) are on track to play the NBA All-Star Game next February. But it is the dynamic — and potential interaction — between one player and the crowd that has made Heat/Cavs tonight the most anticipated game on the NBA schedule so far this season.

When LeBron James returns to Cleveland to play the Cavaliers as a member of the Miami Heat, it could be in front of the most hostile crowd any pro ballplayer has faced in decades. Every pro has been booed at one time or another, but speaking to players in the League, almost all of them agree that this is a unique situation. Read More »

NBA / Sep 15, 2010 / 10:15 am

Nets Transform into NBA Moneyball Team

New Jersey Nets

Despite being back at college, and no longer operating out of Dime HQ every day, I have still been keeping up with the basketball world – particularly my beloved Nets. Recently, they made one move that I thought was brilliant. It wasn’t trading for Troy Murphy, or their recent signing of Joe Smith (though I liked both signings), but their hiring of Milton Lee to be their director of basketball operations. Read More »

Smack / Sep 11, 2010 / 1:19 am

Team USA prepares for Lithuania; Jordan takes another gamble

Danny Granger

We’re all the way to the Final Four of the World Championship, and it’s still not clear whether Team USA is simply way better than almost everybody, or if they’ve yet to get a truly tough test (beyond the Brazil game). After today’s semifinal there won’t be any doubt, though. Lithuania has been ballin’ in the WC, going undefeated and coming off a surprisingly easy smashing of Argentina. Linas Kleiza is playing out of his mind, averaging 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds … Can Danny Granger get some PT today? Read More »

NBA / Sep 10, 2010 / 1:30 pm

Nets sign No. 1 NBA Draft pick

Joe Smith

Earlier this week, the New Jersey Nets waived Sean May, who they’d just signed weeks before. The 26-year-old former Final Four M.O.P. at North Carolina broke his foot in a workout, making himself unavailable to contribute to a team that is trying to build a solid foundation to rebound from one of the worst seasons in NBA history.

Still needing depth in the frontcourt to bolster its young core of Brook Lopez and Derrick Favors, today the Nets are expected to sign Joe Smith. Read More »