TAG: Joel Embiid

Twitter / Jul 22, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Rihanna Is Joel Embiid’s Latest Twitter Target

Joel Embiid

After his failed courtship of LeBron James, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid set his sights on Kim Kardashian. Apparently unfazed by his lack of success with Mrs. Kanye West, Embiid’s hysterical – or heartbreaking? – twitter antics have resumed. His target this time around? Rihanna. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 16, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Embiid Reaches Out To Kim Kardashian On Twitter

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid’s Twitter recruitment of LeBron James failed miserably, but that didn’t stop him from reaching out to another controversial celebrity. Embiid’s latest courtship, however, was far shorter than his proposition of The King. After tweeting an overture to Kim Kardashian, the 20 year-old Philadelphia 76er quickly recanted his plea upon “realizing” the reality star was married. Read More »

NBA / Jul 15, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Shawn Kemp On The Best Dunkers Today & His Own NBA Legacy

Shawn Kemp, Reebok Kamikaze II low

If you’re of a certain age, Reign Man Shawn Kemp was the apogee of the high-flying dunkers of 1990s basketball — back when the annual Dunk Contest still meant something. It wasn’t just slams, though. Teamed with Gary Payton, Kemp also came close to winning it all for some fantastic Supersonics teams (RIP). At the Reebok Classic Breakout hosted at Philadelphia University this past week, Dime spoke with the former star forward about his own legacy, dunk contests, and his favorite young players today. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Twitter / Jul 7, 2014 / 9:45 am

Timeline: Joel Embiid Twitter Recruitment Of LeBron

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid‘s bid to recruit LeBron James to Philadelphia on Twitter last week started out innocently and ended in disappointment. In the process, a social media star was born. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 8:01 pm

Sixers Select Joel Embiid With The Third Pick Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers have selected Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »

Mock Draft, NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Dime Mock Draft 6.0: The Final Edition

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

This marks the last mock before the 2014 NBA Draft begins tonight. While there continues to be a ton of activity, even at the front of the draft, these are the best guesses as to the order each player will be selected and which team will acquire them. Based off all the chatter so far, we’re bound to see some huge changes before it’s all said and done, though. Read More »

NBA / Jun 26, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Report: Sixers, Celtics, Lakers Will Consider Embiid

Joel Embiid

Former number one favorite Joel Embiid might prove skeptics wrong and be selected among the top five picks of the NBA draft after all. And if he isn’t taken that highly, he surely won’t slide far. A report says that Embiid is in play for three teams selecting among the draft’s first seven picks. Read More »

NBA Draft, Smack, Twitter / Jun 26, 2014 / 10:15 am

Joel Embiid Tweets: “I’m A Laker” Before Deleting

Joel Embiid

The mystery of where injured Kansas center Joel Embiid goes in tonight’s draft just got murkier after a bizarre tweet he’s now since blamed on a friend messing with his phone. If you believe him, it’s nothing, but he did write: “I’m a Laker” before deleting the tweet. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 25, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Five Bold Predictions For The 2014 NBA Draft

Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins

Buckle up NBA fans, the 2014 NBA Draft is expected to be one hell of a ride. If you live for the mock drafts and offseason trade rumors, then forget Christmas – this is your favorite time of the year.

It seems like every day leading up to the draft there has been a change in who will go number one to the Cleveland Cavaliers, while new trade rumors have popped up across Twitter timelines by the second. With just hours left until the fortune and fame of the NBA turns the lives of sixty young men upside down, we attempt to put a finger on just how tomorrow night might play out in Brooklyn. These are Dime’s five predictions for the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

5 Prospects Cleveland Should Take In NBA Draft

David Griffin

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the last week now — we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at the team’s individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with the current and future plans. Read More »