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College / Mar 26, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 20 Best College Teams Of The Last 25 Years To Never Win An NCAA Title

Derrick Rose

If you watched the NCAA tournament this past weekend, you had the chance to witness that the best teams do not always win. We saw Duke lose to a 14-seeded Mercer team that destroyed all of our brackets, while also witnessing Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wichita State all fall early. Having the best talent can only get you so far when it comes to tournament time. In a tournament where anything can happen, it takes a great team that plays together to win the NCAA title–not just a group of individuals. Read More »

NBA / Nov 18, 2013 / 2:15 pm

20 NBA Players Who Could Beat Up Deebo

Zach Randolph

The movie Friday, the 1995 stoner flick featuring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, has become a cult classic over the years. I wanted to begin with a nice quote from the movie, but they all read like a Matt Barnes tweet. Anyway, the film surrounds a 16-hour period in which two unemployed bums (Craig and Smokey, played by Cube and Tucker respectively) must pay a local drug dealer $200 or risk facing his wrath. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jul 24, 2013 / 4:14 pm

Report: Kenyon Martin Agrees To One-Year Deal With The Knicks

Kenyon Martin

Power forward Kenyon Martin has reached an agreement to re-sign with the Knicks, reports Yahoo! Sports. Martin played 18 games with the team last season, averaging 7.2 points and 5.3 rebounds a night off the bench as he played an enforcer role. Already this summer, the team lost Marcus Camby, Chris Copeland, Rasheed Wallace and Kurt Thomas. They also weren’t able to lure Elton Brand to the Big Apple. Instead, they’ve fallen back on the 6-9 35-year-old forward. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 1, 2013 / 9:30 pm

The Ultimate Dime Magazine Covers Collection

Allen Iverson

11+ years, more than 70 issues and more than 5 million print copies in circulation – Dime Magazine has not only been a mainstay in the basketball universe, but it has also changed the way readers consume basketball content. Before us, there were no magazines that focused on what happened on the court and what ballplayers were into away from it.

We broke new ground, pioneered, and then championed basketball culture. And I have been lucky enough to be here for every minute of the ride. It’s high time we take a look back at how far we’ve come and the generations we have traversed. Here are all of Dime‘s covers in chronological order, from the most recent all the way back to gem you see at the top of this post from 2001.

There’s a story behind every single one of these covers. Some were more challenging to pull off than others (I have spent a lifetime waiting in hotels for Allen Iverson), some were ridiculous (Shaq was very specific about his “Godfather” costume as well as the requested gummy bears on set for Dime #38) and some were downright inspired (look no further than Kobe Bryant‘s self-authored cover story and art-directed cover shoot for Dime #22). Some day we will get around to telling all of the stories, but for now, here’s a visual tour of how far we – and the game – have come: Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 20, 2013 / 11:06 pm

Jim Boeheim Rips Carmelo Anthony’s Teammates

Carmelo Anthony

Blame Carmelo Anthony all you want for New York’s Game 6 meltdown in Indiana and their somewhat surprising 4-2 loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. His former coach at Syracuse isn’t having any of it. Jim Boeheim recently ripped into ‘Melo’s teammates, saying it’s their fault New York’s season ended short of their goal. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 17, 2013 / 12:14 pm

New York Knicks Block Party, Kawhi Leonard Dunks and the NBA Plays of the Night

kenton martin block

Check out the NBA’s picks for the Top 5 Plays from last night’s two playoff games. Various Knicks‘ swats make it in, but curiously not this beast Tyson Chandler destruction of a Tyler Hansbrough sure bucket.

Check out huge dunks from Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and more: Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 14, 2013 / 12:18 pm

The Knicks Are A Mess: Iman Shumpert Misses Shootaround Today, Is Questionable For Game 4

Iman Shumpert

The New York Knicks are a total mess right now. Already facing an uphil battle down 2-1 to the Pacers heading into Game 3 Indianpolis tonight, the bad news keeps mounting. J.R. Smith is apparently still sick, Kenyon Martin missed practice yesterday after contracting whatever J.R. had, Carmelo Anthony is in a slump, and there’s a level of drama and in-fighting that emerged after their last loss.

And now they might be without Iman Shumpert. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 7, 2013 / 11:54 pm

Kenyon Martin Goes Back In Time, Catches An Off-The-Backboard Alley-Oop

Kenyon Martin

If the Knicks could just bottle up their play from the late third quarter into the fourth quarter of their Game 2 win, they’d be the greatest team of all time. Seriously. Over a period of about 12 minutes, New York eviscerated the Pacers with a 30-2 run, all the while holding the No. 3 seed without a field goal. In other words, Indiana went more than a quarter of play without making a basket. Read More »

NBA / May 2, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Dear New York: The Boston Celtics Aren’t Planning On Attending Their Own Funeral

Jeff Green

“You can write the obituary; I’m not.” Even after losing star point guard Rajon Rondo to a torn ACL earlier this season, Doc Rivers wasn’t ready to die. He made sure the Celtics weren’t either. Apparently, the Knicks missed the memo. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 1, 2013 / 10:38 pm

Video: Knicks Actually All Wear Black to Celtics “Funeral” (It Didn’t Work Out)

knicks funeral

This is actually kind of hilarious on multiple levels. The Knicks actually followed along with Kenyon Martin‘s call to wear black to the Game 5 tonight for the Celtics “funeral.” Read More »