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College / Aug 4, 2014 / 4:45 pm

2014 NBA Rookies Choose Their Jersey Nicknames

NBA Draft

Last season news broke the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets would debut a new idea from the NBA where they would replace the last names on the back of their uniform with a nickname of their own choosing. The NBA went ahead with the plan as various monikers were spotted on the back of the uniforms for both teams, but we wanted to know what nicknames this year’s crop of rookies would choose if given the chance. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Aug 4, 2014 / 2:30 pm

2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot: Superhero Edition

Batman

The 2014 NBA Draft has been hyped for a couple years now. Some think it’s right up there with the 2003 Draft that featured the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh. Others think it’s too early to tell what stars it might produce. Regardless, these rookies are already larger than life, so we thought it only appropriate to ask them during the 2014 NBA Rookie Shoot yesterday in Tarrytown, New York which superhero is their favorite. Read More »

Video / Jul 7, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Top Performers From Day 2 Of Orlando Summer League

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Soobum Im, USATODAY Sports)

Although the outcomes of Summer League games may not mean much, the competition certainly does. These players are fighting for roster spots, contracts and most importantly, their own livelihoods.

And it’s also a lot of fun.

We have seen posterizing dunks and jaw-dropping blocks, but some of the most memorable moments at the Amway Center thus far have been individual performances of the players. Dime will be here all week, bringing you the latest highlights, counting down the best and most surprising players and more. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 28, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Pass Or Fail? Grading 24 Underclassmen NBA Draft Decisions

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

The NBA Draft is quickly approaching, and the underclassmen deadline came and went. Before you know it, the likes of Jay Bilas will take over your television preaching his WINGSPAN gospel. The word “potential” will be said more in the next two months than the other ten combined. At the forefront of the “potential” revolution is the young underclassmen. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 25, 2014 / 3:00 pm

10 Best Players Returning To College Next Season

Juwan Staten

The NBA Draft is quickly approaching and by now most college basketball prospects have elected to enter the draft or return to school. As many expected, the four big freshmen–Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Julius Randle–all entered their names into the draft. However, there are some big names that have returned to school to develop their game and improve their draft stock for next year. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 10, 2014 / 11:30 am

8 Prospects Who Raised Their NBA Draft Stock In The NCAA Tournament

Cleanthony Early

March is over–isn’t that hard to believe? Not many people would have guessed that the University of Connecticut would be the team ripping down the nets when all was said and done. I mean, I had them losing in the second round to St. Joe’s–but they kept coming back and proving why we should never doubt a program as prestigious as UConn in the tournament. Read More »

College / Mar 19, 2014 / 3:30 pm

NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview

Kyle Anderson

The South region is headlined by some big-name programs. Florida sits atop the bracket as the No. 1 overall seed. Kansas and Andrew Wiggins will have to avoid an upset without Joel Embiid to reach the second weekend in Memphis. A struggling Syracuse team looks to revitalize its defense in hopes of making the Elite Eight for the third year in a row. Dayton, Tulsa and Stephen F. Austin will all be looking to upset some other big-name universities in Ohio State, UCLA and VCU. Read More »

College / Mar 7, 2014 / 12:30 pm

10 Names You Need To Know For March & The NCAA Tournament

Sean Kilpatrick

It’s March and that means madness is quickly approaching. With conference tournaments already underway–Big South, Northeast–it’s time we start looking toward the Big Dance.

Every year the NCAA Tournament is full of upsets, buzzer-beaters, heartbreak, stars, breakout performers, the whole nine yards. This year won’t be any different. The attention of the entire country will shift onto 18-22-year-old kids for weeks on end. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jan 15, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Fast Five: 5 NBA Draft Shooting Guard Prospects To Watch

Jabari Bird

Every other Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2014 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »

College / Mar 21, 2013 / 11:30 am

6 Matchups To Watch In The First Round Of The NCAA Tournament

Trey Burke

Let the Madness begin. The two most exciting days of the college basketball season are upon us, and we here at Dime are just as pumped as you are to see what will play out in the coming weeks. To get you primed for the first round, we’ve picked out some of the most intriguing matchups to look for on Thursday and Friday. Read More »