TAG: Johnny Dawkins

NBA / Mar 26, 2012 / 11:30 am

Stock Rising: Landry Fields

Landry Fields

He wasn’t made for this, not originally. The glitz, the fame, Spike Lee sitting courtside rocking his jersey on a nightly basis. None of this was supposed to be in Landry Fields‘ wheelhouse. That is, until he made the nation take notice of just how ready he really is.

You can find the feature printed below in our newest issue, Dime #68. Read More »

College, NBA / Mar 24, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Grant Hill On Duke, Coach K & The Pursuit Of Back-To-Back National Championships

Grant Hill

This past weekend, the Phoenix Suns came into L.A. looking to capitalize on a pair of games against the city’s two hometown franchises. While the Lakers would hand them a crushing 3OT loss this past Tuesday, two days earlier, the Suns were busy mopping up the Blakers for a nice 108-99 win at Staples Center. This was also the same Sunday that both Duke and North Carolina were fortunate enough to escape serious second-round upset bids from both Michigan and Washington, respectively. After the Suns’ victory over the Clippers, we were able to catch up with one of Tobacco Road’s most famed alums, Grant Hill, to get his take on the NCAA Tournament thus far. Read More »

College / Dec 1, 2010 / 12:45 pm

Duke vs. Michigan State: The All-Time Alumni Showdown

If Kemba Walker hadn’t decided to turn into Tiny Archibald in Maui, tonight’s Duke vs. Michigan State matchup (ESPN, 9:30 p.m. EST) would be a meeting of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the nation.

Despite their blemished record, No. 6 Michigan State is still considered a Final Four favorite and regarded as the toughest challenge the defending national champion Blue Devils will face in the regular season. Currently, these are the top two teams in college basketball. How do they match up historically? Read More »

College, High School / Apr 19, 2010 / 1:30 pm

Kentucky’s John Calipari Can Pull Off Amazing Recruiting Hat Trick

Kentucky

It’s safe to say that in one year, John Calipari has turned Kentucky into NBA U. With five players slated to go in the first 20 picks of this year’s NBA Draft, and commitments last week from top-five players in the Class of 2010 (Brandon Knight) and Class of 2011 (Michael Gilchrist) – not to mention All-American senior Doron Lamb – you’d think Coach Cal would take a day off. Think again. While there are still some outstanding players who might commit to the Wildcats for next year, Calipari is focusing his attention on the Class of 2012. Read More »