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GIFs, NBA / Mar 16, 2014 / 3:13 pm

Video: John Wall Chase-Down Block As He Leads The Wizards Over The Nets

John Wall

John Wall (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

We told you about John Wall and the Wizards’ turnaround earlier this season after an important team meeting. Following their 2-7 start in what appeared to be another disappointing campaign in our nation’s capital, Wall and the Wizards are now at No. 5 in the East, all but certain to compete in the playoffs this spring. Wall and the Wiz continued their winning ways with Brooklyn in town Saturday night, including a fantastic chase-down block by Wall, on top of his 33 points during a 101-94 Wiz win. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 14, 2014 / 11:23 am

adidas Unveils “Florist City Collection” For John Wall & Damian Lillard

adidas "Florist City Collection"

adidas “Florist City Collection” (photo. adidas)

With spring right around the corner–finally!–adidas has unveiled the special edition “Florist City Collection” for NBA All-Stars John Wall and Damian Lillard. Both Florist City Crazy 1s ($125) will be available, with select collection items, starting March 19 at Compound Gallery and adidas.com. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 12, 2014 / 4:00 pm

John Wall Credits Team Meeting With Wizards Gelling For Playoff Run

John Wall

John Wall (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s over the summer when we hear a lot of big talk from NBA players before the real grind of the season begins. After signing a max contract extension with the Wizards this summer, John Wall set about predicting new-found success for a Wiz franchise that was still reeling from Gilbert Arenas, guns an immmature roster and — you know the rest. After a 2-7 start to the 2013-14 season, it appeared to be the same underperforming Wiz despite Wall’s playoff pronouncements during the break. But an early team meeting changed Wall’s perception of Washington’s core and gave him an opportunity to step up as their leader. Read More »

D-League, NBA Draft, Overseas / Mar 11, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Aquille Carr Talks NBA Draft & His Road Less Traveled

Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr (photo. Douglas Sonders)

There are a handful of American basketball players who have entered the NBA Draft without attending college since the 2005 Collective Bargaining Agreement put a damper on any high schoolers dreaming to jump straight to the pros. It isn’t a perfect science, but players like Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler have stuck around NBA circles after their unorthodox methods to get there. Read More »

NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 10 Most Exciting Players

Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin

Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball has evolved into more than a sporting game; it is a source of entertainment. The late and great owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. Jerry Buss, envisioned the platform and reach of basketball as much more than a sport. Thus, “Showtime” was created in the ’80s, and basketball has never been the same. Players in today’s game provide countless spectacles that thrill the fans, drawing them to come back to see more every night. Read More »

NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Why Having A Scoring Point Guard Is Super Overrated

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

The point guard position is commonly referred to as the player who initiates the team’s offense, the floor general. In recent history, the NBA’s infrastructure has undergone a makeover. Now, it’s all about a lightning quick pace and guards that can score the ball at will. While this has produced some exciting and flashy play, there is one critical argument that needs to be discussed with these point guards. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: John Wall Leads Wizards Past Raptors In Triple-OT Thriller

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John Wall (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

The Wizards-Raptors game on Thursday night was supposed to take a backseat to the games on TNT. But the battle between two Eastern Conference playoff teams who both might snag home-court in the first round turned into a doozy that had TNT switching over during the Heat-Knicks blowout. In the end, Marcin Gortat and John Wall led the Wizards past DeMar DeRozan, Greivis Vasquez and the Raptors. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 26, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: John Wall Crossover & Fiery Lefty Jam

John Wall, Tobias Harris

John Wall, Tobias Harris (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

The Wizards handled a Magic team, sans an injured Nene, and four of their players cracked the 20-point plateau in a 115-106 home win Tuesday night. John Wall lead the team with a game-high 27 points, to go with seven assists. Wall augured a long night for the young Magic early in the game with a lightening quick crossover that smoked Jameer Nelson on the wing, and which Wall punctuated with one of his sick lefty slams. You won’t want to miss this one from the 2014 fan-voted dunk champ. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 23, 2014 / 3:42 pm

Video: Nene Ties Career-High & Slams Game-Winner

John Wall, Nene

John Wall, Nene ( Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

There were two heroes in Washington on Saturday night. The first was John Wall, who hit the go-ahead bucket to give the Wizards a lead over the Pelicans inside of a minute remaining. Then there was Nene, who tied his career-high with 30 points on the night, including a posterization of Greg Stiemsma. But it took both their efforts to finally win the game with 0.3 seconds remaining. Read More »

All-Star, Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

Go Inside The Samsung Galaxy Experience At NBA All-Star Weekend

Dwight Howard

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard at the Samsung Galaxy Experience at NBA Jam Session (photo. Samsung)

During NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Dime was in the house for many events. As a new official sponsor of the NBA, the weekend’s Samsung Galaxy Experience was as good as any of them. Read More »