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NBA / Nov 11, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The 5 NBA Games You Need To Watch This Week (11.11)

John Wall

John Wall (photo. adidas Basketball)

The NBA gave fans a great week of basketball in the second week of the 2013-14 season. There were a few upsets, a couple of comebacks, and plenty of matchups that made the fans rise to their feet and go wild. Week 2 in the NBA season proved there is nothing predictable in basketball. There are 52 games in the schedule this week (Monday-Sunday). What are the five must-see games of Week 3? Let’s find out. Read More »

NBA / Oct 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

10 NBA Players On The Cusp Of Important Contract Years

Derrick Williams

Rudy Gay (photo. Douglas Sonders)

This season, one of the biggest (and soon to be most repetitive) storylines will be the ensuing craziness that occurs when superstars like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, and yes, even Chris Bosh can become free agents. Are you ready for another onslaught of media predictions and ESPN headlines like “LeBron wears yellow shirt outside-is Cleveland back in the mix?” or “Kobe says anything is possible” (Side note: if you think for a second that Kobe, if he comes back healthy, isn’t going to use his pending free agency to get exactly what he wants in L.A. then you’re crazy.) or “Bosh pledges eternal loyalty to Big Three; Wade, James tell him that’s REALLY not necessary.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2013 / 2:45 pm

The 15 Best Frontcourts In The NBA

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

Frontcourts are the backbone of every successful NBA team. No team has won a championship without a dominant frontcourt since Jordan‘s Bulls, and Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen could certainly play a little bit. The point guard craze has taken over the NBA, but when is that last time a team led by a point guard won the championship? You could argue Chauncey Billups with the Pistons in 2004, but other than that you have to go all the way back to Isaiah Thomas and the Bad Boy Pistons in 1990. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The Top 20 Small Forwards In The NBA Right Now

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

NBA small forwards usually have that rare combination of skill, size and athleticism that makes them a terror to defend and a spectacle to watch. They must be versatile enough to play against the most agile shooting guards, and strong enough to size up against talented power forwards. So it’s not a surprise that arguably three of the 10 best players in the NBA play the three. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter, Video Games / Sep 18, 2013 / 10:30 am

NBA Players Respond After The Release Of Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto 5

The new Grand Theft Auto 5 was released yesterday, and a lot of NBA players are touting it’s tripartite POV narration as well as other assorted features of the Rockstar classic. We’ve given you its trailer already, but lets hear from the NBA players that have already spent most of yesterday hooked on its immersive world during the last few weeks of the offseason. Read More »

instagram, Smack, Twitter / Sep 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Bulls Wing Jimmy Butler Drops Buckets On Mark Wahlberg

Jimmy Butler, Mark Wahlberg

The Bulls are poised to contend for a title this year with a healthy roster, specifically Derrick Rose, and a defensive wing that personifies contemporary NBA desires for a 3 & D stud. Jimmy Butler is that stud, and he comes cheap on his rookie contract, something the frugal Reinsdorf prefers. Maybe Butler’s not raking in multiple millions, but he recently balled with an actor who has, Mark Wahlberg. Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2013 / 4:00 pm

The NBA’s 15 Best One-And-Done Players

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

The one-and-done rule has become a popular subject of discussion in NCAA and NBA circles. For those unaware of the rule, it was instituted by NBA commissioner David Stern as a way to curtail high schoolers from going straight into the NBA. It required the 17 or 18-year-old to play at least one year of either college ball or international ball — as in the case of Brandon Jennings. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The Top 45 Small Forwards In Fantasy Basketball

LeBron James, Paul Pierce

LeBron James, Paul Pierce (photo. Nike Basketball)

While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel that it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. We’re in the process of breaking down each position into tiers, continuing in this post with the spot that starts with the game’s two best players. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 9, 2013 / 10:26 pm

Luol Deng Has Lost 15 Pounds & Is Struggling To Eat After Leaving The Hospital

Luol Deng

After complications from a spinal tap forced him to miss Chicago’s last four playoff games, Luol Deng has revealed some of the scarier details to reporters. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The NBA’s Top 10 Small Forwards This Season: Breaking Down The Holy Trinity Of LeBron, KD & ‘Melo

LeBron James

Danilo Gallinari (photo. adidas)

If you were to compare basketball positions to boxing weight classes, there’s no question that the small forwards are the heavyweights in the game. In boxing, typically the heavyweights are the most popular/best fighters. At the state the game is at right now, the small forwards are the best players. Read More »