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NBA, Video / Apr 21, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Shaq Calls Robin Lopez “BBQ Chicken” Before Barkley Calls Shaq “Overrated”

Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley

The crew on TNT’s Emmy-winning “Inside the NBA” got heated last night after the soon-to-be epic Game 1 between the Blazers and Rockets. Shaq started things off by again criticizing Dwight Howard for not taking more advantage of Robin Lopez, the latter of whom he referred to as “BBQ Chicken.” Charles Barkley, never one to shy away from expressing his own opinion, called Shaq “overrated” and said O’Neal “wouldn’t have anything” if it weren’t for Kobe Bryant. Bombs officially dropped! Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 11, 2014 / 1:30 pm

15 Sneakers We Want To See On NIKEiD

Nike Kobe Prelude IV

Nike Kobe Prelude IV (photo. Nike Basketball)

NIKEiD has exploded from its initial clunky and slow infrastructure into a highly desirable, limited-run option for sneaker fans to deck out the latest Nike Basketball signature sneakers or the newest Air Max models, acting out their own fantasies like Tinker Hatfield. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 11, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 10 Greatest Basketball Moments Ever In TV Sitcoms

Michael Jordan

Growing up in the ‘90s, I was spoiled in an era that was full of great television sitcoms. It was a time when shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Martin were at their peak. What was cool about these shows is they did a great job of blending in with the era’s mainstream popular culture, whether it was from the music or sports industry. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 30 Greatest Ankle-Breakers In NBA History

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson (photo. Reebok)

In the game of basketball there is nothing like witnessing an ankle-breaker. Dunks are cool, but there is something about watching a defender surrender to gravity and falling on the court after a vicious crossover. Whether you fight it to this day, we have all been victims. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 9, 2014 / 3:15 pm

The 10 Greatest Shooting Guards In NBA History

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

The shooting guard position is a thing of beauty. Michael Jordan came into the league and dominated his spot and the NBA like no other player has ever done. Aside from Jordan, other players such as Clyde Drexler, Jerry West, Earl Monroe and many others were, at one point in time, considered one of the top talents at shooting guard. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 9, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Nike Introduces Elite Series Gold Collection For LeBron, Kobe & KD

Nike Elite Series "Gold" Collection

Nike Elite Series “Gold” Collection (photo. Nike)

Not long after unveiling their new Elite Series “Hero Collection, Nike Basketball is back at it, revealing the Elite Series “Gold” Collection for basketball’s three biggest stars: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. Featuring the LeBron 11 Elite, Kobe 9 Elite and KD VI Elite, this collection sports gold hues, premium materials, advanced construction and athlete insights during the most important part of the NBA season. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 8, 2014 / 11:45 am

First Look: Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM (photo. Nike)

The latest in the defining HTM series from Nike, the Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM will push the boundaries and potential of Flyknit tech to create something innovative and performance-based. Starting April 8 with the first of four colorways, the Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM collection will release exclusively at Nike Stadium Milano and Excelsior in Milan. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 6, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Valar Morghulis: What NBA Players Need To Know To Win The Game Of Thrones

Game Of Thrones--Joffrey

The fourth season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO tonight and we couldn’t be more excited. Not only is it an addicting show, but the return of Daenerys, Tyrion and that despicable boy king we all love to hate also means we’re closing in on the best point of the NBA calendar. Yes, winter is coming but so are the NBA Playoffs. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 27, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Nike Basketball Introduces 2014 Easter Collection

Nike LeBron 11 Low, Kobe 9 EM & KD VI

Nike LeBron 11 Low, Kobe 9 EM & KD VI (photo. Nike Basketball)

Earlier today, Nike unveiled their 2014 Easter Collection, which will include new colorways of the LeBron 11 Low, Kobe 9 EM and the KD VI, as well as matching t-shirts and hats. The collection will be available April 18 at Nike.com and select retail locations globally. Read More »

NBA / Mar 26, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Jodie Meeks On His Career Night, Kobe Bryant, March Madness & More

Jodie Meeks, J.R. Smith

Jodie Meeks, J.R. Smith (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

As of this writing, the Lakers are 24-46 on the year, last in the Pacific Division in one of their worst seasons in franchise history. Yet, one of the team’s few bright spots has been up-and-coming guard Jodie Meeks. The fifth-year player out of Kentucky is averaging career-highs in multiple statistical categories including 15.3 points and 1.5 steals in 32.8 minutes per game. He’s also shooting a career high 45.4 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc. In his second season in Los Angeles, Meeks seems to be thriving under head coach Mike D’Antoni‘s system.

Before taking the court for the romp of the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Meeks took some time to speak with Dime on a range of topics, including the progression in his game this season, teammate Kobe Bryant, March Madness, video games and more. Read More »