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NBA / Nov 25, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Video: Kenneth Faried Flies Through Lane For Dunk, Nate Robinson Celebrates

Kenneth Faried, Nate Robinson

Come for the soaring Kenneth Faried slam; stay for the hilarious Nate Robinson bench celebration. After The Manimal flew through the lane for a powerful slam, KryptoNate got excited in a way only he could. Read More »

NBA / Nov 4, 2014 / 1:15 am

Video: Is This A Triple Flop By Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, And DeMarcus Cousins?

Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins

We really, really don’t want to believe that this is the first recorded triple flop in history of the NBA. But after careful consideration and an initial inclination to judge it otherwise, we couldn’t come to any other other conclusion – Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, and DeMarcus Cousins all flopped simultaneously in Monday night’s matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings. Read More »

Smack / Oct 31, 2014 / 9:00 am

Josh Smith Responds To Faried: “I’m Bustin’ His A**…He Fears Me, He’s Scared Of Me”

Kenneth Faried, Josh Smith

After the Nuggets defeated the Pistons on Wednesday night, 89-79, Kenneth Faried saidJosh Smithshot them out of the game.” While Smith struggled after a great first quarter, his ensuing overreaction to Faried’s comments yesterday shows how much Faried’s words must have stung. Read More »

NBA / Oct 26, 2014 / 8:30 pm

The Top 20 Power Forwards In The NBA Right Now

Dirk Nowitzki

While assembling Dime’s list of the top 20 power forwards in the league today, we were struck by just how many different candidates merited consideration for various ranking thresholds.

Several players that are among their team’s most valuable contributors were left off this compilation entirely. A certain player who was barely awarded a spot somehow deserves a ranking both 10 positions better and worse. One big man just above the teens was arguably Team USA’s top performer at the FIBA World Cup. Our sixth-place finisher was voted by league general managers as the top 4-man in basketball. No player in these rankings is more accomplished than this list’s fourth-best power forward. We could go on.

Basketball is so stocked with quality power forwards that it’s impossible to deem any of these distinctions right or wrong. Those who missed the cut are that good, and those who made it are so closely comparable that ranking them seems futile. But doing so is also fun, and allows league followers to flex their empirical and analytical muscles just in time for the 2014-2015 season.

Don’t listen to naysayers who bemoan the league’s saturation of deep-shooting, playmaking big men as opposed to lumbering behemoths of the past. Power forwards aren’t dead, but instead have evolved right in line with the game as a whole. They’re better than ever, and the strongest, most versatile position group basketball has to offer. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 6, 2014 / 9:30 am

Report: Faried Signs 5-Year, $60 Millon Extension, But It Doesn’t Work Under CBA?

Kenneth Faried, Blake Griffin

After an exciting summer that saw Nuggets PF Kenneth Faried earn All-Tournament honors as Team USA captured the gold at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports the Nuggets have signed the 24-year-old to a five-year, $60 million extension. Except, under the league’s current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the fifth year of the extension requires a 7.5 percent raise from his rookie-scale deal. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, NBA, Video Games / Oct 2, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Kenneth Faried On His Extension, Team USA & The “Manimal” Wrestling

Kenneth Faried

After a busy summer that saw him named to the FIBA World Cup All-Tournament team, Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried hasn’t had much time to play video games. When we spoke with him earlier this week he was about to crack open his copy of Destiny, the Activision odyssey that — for Faried — hopefully lets him shoot some people like Call of Duty, another favorite for a player who showed he deserves to be mentioned with the game’s elite. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

These 360 Degree Videos Of Team USA Posing With Gold Medals Are Awesome

Derrick Rose, James Harden

Derrick Rose, James Harden (photo. FIBA Vine)

Among the things we loved most about the World Cup were the unique replays and camera angles offered by the FIBA broadcast team. We were privy to awesome views of the games in Spain to which we simply aren’t accustomed from NBA action, and it made the rare August-September basketball even better than we were anticipating. Though Team USA took down upstart Serbia in the gold medal game yesterday and officially ended the tournament in the process, the FIBA experience was far from over for fans. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Sep 14, 2014 / 4:09 pm

Video: Derrick Rose Touch Pass For The Two-Handed Kenneth Faried Flush

Kenneth Faried

USA Basketball is running a three-point shooting clinic in their gold medal game against Serbia this Sunday afternoon. But with most of America watching football, the men’s basketball team continues to show off their athleticism in the World Cup with a scramble for the ball at mid-court leading to a Kenneth Faried slam after a gorgeous feed from Derrick Rose. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 11, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Watch Kenneth Faried Continue FIBA Dunking Onslaught Versus Lithuania

Kenneth Faried

Team USA breakout star and World Cup MVP candidate Kenneth Faried entered the Americans’ semifinal game against Lithuania today shooting a scintillating 71.6 percent from the floor. After a 3-of-7 performance in the United States’ 96-68 win, however, Faried’s tourney-long field goal percentage has fallen to 67.6. Slacker. It’s safe to say that this pair of awesome dunks wasn’t to blame for his dreadful – italics for sarcasm – shooting performance. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Sep 10, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Watch Steph Curry Defeat Kenneth Faried In Shooting Contest From The Bench

James Harden, Stephen Curry, Kenneth Faried

USA Basketball had a day off after yesterday’s dominating 119-76 win over Slovenia and Goran Dragic. They’ll face Lithuania in the semifinal of the FIBA World Cup tomorrow, so today the players could relax. For Stephen Curry and Kenneth Faried that meant a spontaneous shooting contest…from the bench. Read More »