Perhaps it was how slick the Maine Red Claw’s Luke Loucks flipped the behind-the-back dime when he found Christian Watford for the layup in Sunday’s 99-89 Canton Charge win during NBA D-League action. Or, we’ve been just as fooled as the defender, but we can’t stop watching this assist from yesterday’s action. Read More »
The Springfield Armor, the Nets’ D-League affiliate, used a 15-1 run in the fourth quarter to climb back into Thursday night’s game against the Maine Red Claws. This set the stage for one of the best finishes of the season. Read More »
As one of the biggest Maine Red Claws fans on the planet, and as a fellow New Englander, I feel it’s my duty to share with the world the greatness that’s coming out of Portland. And today, that comes in the form of ice cream. For their final home game of the 2010-11 season, the Red Claws teamed up with Shaker Pond Ice Cream of Alfred, Maine, to officially unveil Red Claws Crunch Ice Cream and the Crusher Crunch Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich. And yes, there were free samples. Read More »
What could you do tonight if you live in Portland, Maine? Well, if you want to take a break from watching March Madness, you should definitely be one of the first 1,000 people through the turnstiles for tonight’s Red Claws game against the Texas Legends in order to get your hands on a Larry Bird bobblehead. Thank us later… Read More »
Let’s be real: It’s the Friday of Halloween weekend. On that note, you need to check out Gritty McDuff’s Red Claws Ale. As one of the biggest Maine Red Claws fans on the planet, and as a fellow New Englander, I feel it’s my duty to share with the world the greatness that’s coming out of Portland. Read More »
It’s been a minute since I’ve thrown a “What’s In The Box?” feature up on the site, but today’s delivery deserves some special attention. For those of you that come to DimeMag.com all day, every day, you get to know the personalities on the site through our writing. So for anyone that knows me, you already know that the Maine Red Claws are without a doubt my favorite D-League squad. Today, after a season of hitting up everyone I knew at the League, I finally got them: my Maine Red Claws Official Game Shorts. And they’re awesome. Read More »
I’ve long been a fan of the NBA D-League, for no other reason than it provides an opportunity for a lot of my favorite college players (not yet ready for the NBA) to keep playing ball. But this year, the D-League has become a vital contributor to the lifeblood of NBA teams – think the ultimate sixth man – as their guys have filled out rosters all season. Just look at Earl Barron‘s second NBA game this season for the Knicks last night where he finished with 17 points and 18 rebounds against the Celtics. In total, there have been an all-time record 34 GATORADE Call-Ups, and there are 80 players currently on NBA rosters with D-League experience. Read More »
After checking out the D-League All-Star Game, you knew I had to get up with my boy Trey Gilder from the Maine Red Claws. A Dallas native, Gilder attended DeSoto High School before playing two years at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., from 2006-08. Watch as Trey talks about bringing the snow to Dallas, life in Maine and dunking against Bill Walker.
In case you forgot, the sixth annual D-League Showcase started today in Boise, Idaho featuring all 16 D-League teams. And while there doesn’t appear to be many fans scattered throughout Boise’s Qwest Arena (home of the Idaho Stampede), the place is littered with GMs, player personnel executives and scouts from each of the NBA’s 30 teams. If you have NBA TV available at the office or home, tune in right now to catch my Maine Red Claws putting in work against the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Go Claws!