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GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 18, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Most Valuable Player

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up, the race for third place and a pretty overwhelming victor for the two-man battle that decided this season’s MVP award. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 12:15 pm

2013-14 All-Fantasy Basketball Second Team

John Wall

John Wall (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

As much as we love to talk about the sleepers and the busts, fantasy championships are won by the stars. Just as in real life, if you have a Kevin Durant or a LeBron James or a Dwight Howard, you can ride them deep into the playoffs. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

LeBron James Has NBA’s Most Popular Jersey

LeBron James

LeBron James (Robert Mayer/USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James has once again ended the season atop the NBA’s Most Popular Jerseys List, doing it for the sixth time in his illustrious career. The rest of the top five includes Kevin Durant (No. 2), Kobe Bryant (No. 3), Derrick Rose (No. 4) and Stephen Curry (No. 5), with ten of the top 15 overall all playing in the playoffs this weekend. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The 10 Funniest GIFs From The NBA Season

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young ( Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

For better or for worse, technology appears to be evolving at the speed of light. One of the many positives of this rapid change is the ability to be entertained from multiple areas, including the .gif, compressed image files. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 14, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Report: Damian Lillard’s adidas Extension Said To Approach $100 Million

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas)

The meteroic rise of Damian Lillard continued on Monday when adidas announced a “long-term partnership extension,” following weeks of speculation after it was revealed he was able to opt out of his deal to become a sneaker free agent when he reached certain incentives in his initial contract. The eight-year extension, with options and incentives that could push it to 10 years, features figures — while not released publicly — that are said to dwarf everyone but LeBron James’ Nike deal and Derrick Rose‘s own deal with adidas. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 12, 2014 / 4:29 pm

Corey Brewer Drops 51 On The Rockets Including A Half-Court Heave

Corey Brewer

Corey Brewer ( Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports)

Timberwolves wing Corey Brewer isn’t exactly a dominant scorer. He’s averaging 12.2 points in 32.2 minutes a night this season (he was at 11.7 PPG before his outburst) and he’s never averaged more than 13 PPG in his career. That’s what made his 51-point performance against the Rockets on Friday night so surprising and impressive. Like Terrence Ross before him, Brewer’s 51-point game snuck up on everyone. But unlike Ross, the former Gator was dropping buckets at the rim, not just long-range bombs, going 19-for-30 from the floor with most of his field goals in the restricted area. 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 »

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 / Apr 10, 2014 / 2:45 pm

LeBron Concedes Kevin Durant Has “Played MVP-Type Basketball”

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s been a two-man race since the turn of the year, and while Kevin Durant and the Thunder have continued to streak towards a 2-seed in a tough Western Conference, LeBron James and his Heat have fallen on mediocrity in the stretch run — going 5-5 in their last 10 as they battle for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. On Wednesday, LeBron seemed to capitulate the 2014 NBA MVP to KD when he told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst Durant as playing “MVP-type basketball.” Read More »