TAG: Larry Brown

Video / Apr 23, 2014 / 10:49 pm

New Allen Iverson Documentary To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

Allen Iverson

Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday night, IVERSON tells the story of the icon from Hampton, Virginia, who plied his trade in Philadelphia, Bubba Chuck himself, Allen Iverson. The eponymous documentary, from 214 Productions by first-time director Zatella Beattty, who co-produced with Mandalay Sports Media and Moore Entertainment, explores the crossovers, the tattoos, the brash style, but more importantly his journey, in his own words, to arrive as an icon for a certain generation of basketball fans. Read More »

College, High School / Mar 31, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Emmanuel Mudiay, The Next Fab Freshman In College Hoops

Emmanuel Mudiay

In every sport there are a certain set of players that possess the physical traits that can cause a scout to salivate at the sight of them: the “five-tool” prospect in baseball, the strong-armed, yet mobile quarterback, the big point guard. Ever since Magic Johnson wooed fans in the 1980s, GMs and coaches alike have fantasized about the idea of having a player with the vision and ballhandling of a lead guard trapped in the body of a big man. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter, Video / Mar 2, 2014 / 2:44 pm

Video: Philadelphia Retires Allen Iverson’s Jersey; Current NBA Players React

Allen Iverson No. 3 Jersey

Allen Iverson No. 3 Jersey (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

The Philadelphia 76ers retired Allen Iverson‘s No. 3 jersey at halftime on Saturday night with the Wizards in town. A bespectacled AI wearing a bucket hat told the assembled 20,000 throng of ardent AI onlookers, “They all wanted me to talk about how much y’all loved me, but trust me, the feeling was mutual.” Read More »

College / Jan 17, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Texas Brew: The Rise Of Larry Brown & SMU

Larry Brown

Once upon a time, Larry Brown was a Hall Of Fame coach in the NBA with tremendous success and a championship under his belt. Garnishing incredible success in the NBA, it wasn’t too long before he returned back to his roots in the NCAA. Larry Brown is still the only coach to win both a NCAA championship and an NBA championship (Kansas Jayhawks in 1988 and the Detroit Pistons in 2005), and with a rep sheet that consists of 30-plus years of coaching, and knowledge of the game you couldn’t even fathom, it’s evident Southern Methodist University was a match made in basketball heaven. Read More »

High School, Video / Sep 10, 2013 / 10:15 am

SMU-Bound Emmanuel Mudiay Looks Like A Future Star

Emmanuel Mudiay

Ranked as the fifth-best prospect in the 2014 ESPN 100, you’d expect 6-5 Emmanuel Mudiay to go to Kansas or Oklahoma or Kentucky or Baylor or some other school noted for corralling big-time, potential one-and-done candidates. Instead, recently at the Under Armour Elite 24 game, the combo guard picked Southern Methodist. Huh? The Mustangs haven’t made the NCAA tournament since 1993, but they are close to home and they do have Larry Brown. Now, SMU and LB also have their first big recruit. Read More »

NBA / May 24, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The 15 Biggest New York Knicks Fails in the Last 15 Years

Stephon Marbury

The New York Knicks are one of the biggest brands in the NBA, if not all of professional sports. They’ve won two championships, boast a legendary core of alumni, and have the biggest television market in the country. Their history should speak for itself. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2012 / 3:00 am

Harden Could Make Houston Home; There’s A “Distraction” In Denver

James Harden

Houston is not L.A. in many ways, but this may be the biggest difference relevant to hoopheads: Unlike Dwight Howard upon being traded to the Lakers, James Harden is said to be close to signing a long-term, max contract with his new club. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 13, 2012 / 10:50 am

Dime Q&A: Eduardo Najera On Player-Coaching In Charlotte And The NBA In Mexico

Eduardo Najera

The challenges facing Eduardo Najera are threefold after his retirement from playing last spring. His new roles include minority ownership of the NBA D-League’s Texas Legends, where the 36-year-old will also be head coach, and an unspecified front-office position with the Dallas Mavericks. The NBA’s first Mexican-born player ever drafted thus became its first Mexican-born coach under its umbrella, too, and with those already on his resume, another milestone he hopes that can be achieved is next: bringing the first NBA franchise to Mexico. If it sounds like a stacked workload, it is, Najera said in a recent interview with Dime. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Aug 13, 2012 / 10:00 am

Billy King Wanted To Resign After Allen Iverson’s “Practice” Rant

Allen Iverson & Billy King

In a Q-and-A in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King sat for an interview that ranged from his political aspirations (he would like one day to govern your state), to hobbies (loves The Young And The Restless) and Kris Humphries’ wedding, which I’ll get to later. It’s not long and you should read it, but here’s the best part: Allen Iverson‘s famous “practice” press conference led an embarrassed King to turn in his resignation as 76ers GM. Read More »

NBA / May 29, 2012 / 11:45 am

The Top 5 Moments From Allen Iverson’s MVP Season

Allen Iverson

For a brief moment last Wednesday night, Allen Iverson was back. Sure he was just presenting the game ball but seeing Iverson on an actual NBA court brought back a flood of memories for fans in attendance and those watching at home. Instantly, Iverson & Bubba Chuck (Iverson’s nickname) were trending on Twitter, which as The Starting Five phenomenally summarizes, is because… Read More »