It’s been reported all over the place over the last week that George Karl was “unsettled” by the departure of Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri to the Toronto Raptors, to the point where Karl’s name was suddenly attached to teams like the Clippers.
Word just broke that Karl – the reigning NBA Coach of the Year – and the team have parted ways. Read More »
A little while ago Jason Kidd announced that he is officially retiring from the NBA. After telling the Knicks that he planned to keep playing (he was signed for two more years at a little more than $3 million per), he decided this weekend that it was a wrap for him. Read More »
After Knicks practice today, Amar’e Stoudemire told the assembled media that he is eyeing a Saturday Game 3 return to the lineup, barring any setbacks. What will he be able to provide for the Knicks after having not played for two months? Read More »
Kenyon Martin, Dime #3 Photo. Gary Land
It’s always fun when secondary players in a big series are the ones doing the most talking, isn’t it? Check out the back and forth between Kenyon Martin and Jason Terry that started in the post-game wake of Game 4. When asked about J.R. Smith‘s return, Terry responded with, “I don’t care if Patrick Ewing comes back for them. We’re going to treat it like a Game 7.”
Enter Kenyon Martin. Read More »
We received an email from the Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA earlier tonight about a news conference scheduled for Wednesday afternoon (3:30 PT) that promises a “major announcement.” Read More »
Magic Johnson (Twitter Profile pic)
You will be hard-pressed to find a living soul pleased with the way things went in Laker Land this season, especially when it comes to all things Dwight Howard.
Some close to the organization are more vocal than others in their criticism and displeasure. Arguably the loudest voice all season has belonged to Magic Johnson, who has pulled few punches, frequently ripping the front office and players alike. Last night, Dwight was the focus of a mini Twitter rant from Magic after Howard was booted in the third quarter of an elimination game: Read More »
Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)
The words the basketball world has been waiting to hear for almost a year now just came down: “Derrick Rose is cleared to play.” So says his doctor, clearing the way for Derrick to officially return to an NBA floor.
BUT, not so fast. There’s still a hurdle in the way of Rose resuming his career, and it’s something that multiple Dime readers have been locked in on for weeks. Read More »
Nerlens Noel (photo. UK Athletics/Chet White)
This ACL plague has gone beyond a ridiculous place; it’s become terrifying. It seems like another ballplayer is succumbing to the most dreaded of knee injuries every day and it’s not letting up. We’re not talking middle-aged guys at the Y here, either – it’s getting the best athletes in the world at a frightening clip.
We’re really still trying to get over the Rajon Rondo news as word comes that another Kentucky Wildcat has become an ACL victim. Read More »
Where do you even begin with what happened after the Lakers held on to beat the Nets in Brooklyn last night? There was probably as much drama as you can possibly have after getting a W.
First up, news of Pau Gasol’s significant injury. Read More »
Doc Rivers was given the Rajon Rondo torn ACL injury news before yesterday’s game against the Miami Heat and kept it to himself (knowing even before Rajon found out). In a world of Twitter and insta-news though, by the end of the game, the only people who didn’t know about Rondo’s injury were Rajon’s Celtics teammates.
Paul Pierce found out on the court seconds after his team’s exhilarating win from Doris Burke, who was clearly itching to be the first to tell Pierce (and be on camera doing so). You can see from the video that Pierce is clearly in shock and isn’t really able to process the information right away that in terms of potential Celtics’ championships, his season is over. Read More »