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Video / Mar 11, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 10 Most Awkward NBA Interviews

Russell Westbrook

NBA players are known to provide highlights on the hardwood, but some of the entertainment slips behind the scenes as well. In light of Ken Griffey Jr.‘s painfully uncomfortable interview on SportsCenter last week, Dime has counted down the ten most awkward NBA interviews. Read More »

NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Who’s Had The Better Career: Dirk Nowitzki Or Kevin Garnett?

Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki had some legendary matchups over the years. As two of the league’s best power forwards of their generation, and two who spent long portions of their primes in the Western Conference, they matched up throughout the season. Dirk was the skilled shooter; KG was the intense defender. Because they were so different, it makes this debate so fun. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 23, 2014 / 2:27 pm

Report: Brooklyn Nets Sign Jason Collins

Jason Collins, Reggie Evans

The Brooklyn Nets made history today after signing free agent center Jason Collins to a 10-day contract. Collins became the first active athlete in the four major American professional sports to announce he was gay this past summer after completing the season with the Washington Wizards. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Feb 14, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 10 Greatest NBA All-Star Game Alley-Oops

Tracy McGrady

The term “alley oop” originated in American football with the San Francisco 49ers to describe a high-arcing pass to the wide receiver. In basketball, the alley-oop can be dated as far back as the 1950s with Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in their college days; however, these alley-oops mostly came off of what is now known as offensive interference plays. Some credit the alley-oop to Al Tucker at Oklahoma Baptist University in the 1960s, while others credit David Thompson for popularizing the exciting alley-oop at North Carolina State University in the 1070s, even though dunking was illegal in the NCAA during this time. Read More »

NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The 10 Best Passing Centers In The NBA

Joakim Noah

The center position is becoming a role that emphasizes versatility. The art of passing is a beautiful concept in the sport, but when executed appropriately by centers, it is a strength that should not be overlooked. Superstars like Bill Walton and Chris Webber–even though he normally manned the four-spot–exemplified the effective passing center, and their offenses instantly became more dangerous because of this ability. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Players 35 And Older

Dirk Nowitzki

Father Time is undefeated and this has been well documented over the history of professional sports. At one time or another, every athlete that has appeared timeless is eventually defeated. The world of basketball offers a unique realm of competition, in which players can compete at a high level into their late 30s and even beyond in some special cases. In 2014, we are still marveling over how teams are comprised of players primarily over the age of 30, such as the Mavericks and Spurs, who still manage to remain in playoff contention in the toughest conference. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 5 Most Arrogant Players In The NBA

Kobe Bryant

In light of Richard Sherman‘s postgame explosion on Michael Crabtree after beating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship, I decided to put together a list of the talented yet most arrogant players currently in the NBA.

Much of the media was in an uproar about Sherman’s comments, but trash talk is what makes sports great. The five players that have made my list are not only arrogant and cocky but have a track record of thinking much like Sherman: that they are the best in the league at what they do. Read More »

Smack / Jan 28, 2014 / 4:00 pm

La La Finally Reveals KG Never Said Anything About Honey Nut Cheerios

La La Anthony

Thank God this — totally fabricated — rumor has finally been put to bed. After an on-court altercation between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett extended beyond the hardwood last season, outlets, including us, picked up an erroneous report KG had said Carmelo’s wife, La La, “tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios.” In La La’s new book, The Love Playbook, she divulges the truth surrounding the cereal brand heard round the world. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 26, 2014 / 8:43 pm

Boston’s Intense Kevin Garnett Tribute Video

Kevin Garnett

Current Nets forward Kevin Garnett can be a bundle of intensity that’s oftentimes overwhelming. Every time he headbutt’s the basket stanchion before games, its easy to say he’s crazy. But the love the Celtics crowd showed him upon his return with teammate Paul Pierce Sunday night, celebrated that warrior mentality. Their tribute video was every bit as fierce as Garnett was during his six seasons in Boston. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 26, 2014 / 7:44 pm

Video: Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett Introduced In Boston To Standing Ovation

Paul Pierce

Brooklyn traveled to Boston Sunday night for the first time since Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were traded from the Celtics to the Nets. They Nets, bucking custom as the visiting team at TD Garden, got a resounding pre-game introduction culminating in Garnett and Pierce as the last two to have their names called. Watch as the Garden crowd roars their approval for their former players even as they now wear Brooklyn black. Read More »