TAG: Lior Eliyahu

Latest News, NBA / Jun 26, 2012 / 10:30 am

Report: Houston Trades Chase Budinger To Minnesota For No. 18 Pick

Budinger

Reports all around the league have been speculating that Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey has been gearing up to make a run at Dwight Howard, targeting multiple top 10 draft selections as the necessary ammunition. Last season, if you remember, David Stern foiled Pau Gasol’s arrival in Houston, so it’s no surprise that the Rockets are once again going after a game-changing big man. In the meantime, the Rockets have now dealt the 24-year-old Chase Budinger to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the No. 18 pick in this year’s draft, according to Draft Express. Minnesota will also pick up the rights to Lior Eliyahu. The Rockets now have picks No. 14, 16 and 18, so don’t expect their wheeling and dealing to end any time soon. Read More »

Overseas / Jun 19, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Israeli Basketball Writer David Pick Talks Euroleague, Maccabi Tel Aviv and LeBron James

Jordan Farmar

Israel is known as the Holy Land and a place rich with history and culture, but what many people don’t know is that it is also home to high level basketball. Since 2000, Israel has been one of the biggest basketball hotbeds in Europe. Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel’s top team, won Euroleague titles in 2001, 2004, and 2005, and reached the Euroleague title game in 2006 and 2008. They also produced NBA players Anthony Parker, Omri Casspi, Maceo Baston, and Sarunas Jasikevicius, and beat the Toronto Raptors in an exhibition game, 105-103, in 2005. Additionally, many NBA players including Jordan Farmar, Trevor Booker, J.J. Hickson, and Avery Bradley spent the lockout playing in Israel. I caught up with David Pick, a writer for Eurobasket.com covering the Euroleague and Israeli basketball, to talk about the lockout, the Israeli Super League, and LeBron James. Read More »

Featured Gallery, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 30, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Euroleague Teams & Players To Be Featured In NBA JAM

NBA JAM

Just when you got worried about what basketball video games were going to look like this fall, I’m here with some good news: Euroleague players will be featured in the upcoming release of NBA JAM: On Fire Edition. This is the first time that European clubs will be officially represented in the NBA JAM franchise. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 29, 2009 / 1:00 pm

Top 50 Sneaker Stores: Da-Fresh (#36)

Da-Fresh

Just like an art collector scouring the globe for a masterpiece, sole searching sneaker fiends will go to great lengths to find an exclusive pair of kicks. Back in Dime #25 (August 2006), we put together a list of the Top 25 Sneaker Stores when the kick game had never been bigger. But while that list was limited to mostly US spots, we decided in our 50th issue to take it worldwide. Read More »