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NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dime End of Season Awards: Sixth Man Of The Year

Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson

Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-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. First up, the hotly contested Sixth Man of the Year award. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Apr 17, 2014 / 11:44 pm

See The “Mount Spursmore” Haircut Featuring The Spurs’ Big Four

Mount Spursmore

The playoffs are starting soon, so fanaticism is amping up as teams go into the real season, which starts Saturday. While a tattoo is permanent enough to make — lets say — a Charlies Villanueva tattoo a bit dicey, let alone two, haircuts come and go. Still, it takes a special kind of dedication to groom the top four Spurs: Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili — aka “Mount Spursmore” — into your scalp. That’s why Spurs fan Joe Barajas turned his receding hair into a reasonably good facsimile of the big four Spurs visages. 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 »

NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Biggest Bargains In The NBA

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Like all pro leagues, the NBA is a game of dollars. In this career, the tenure is short; many NBA players won’t see 10 years in the industry. Even the league’s top crop may only see 15 to 20 years of service.

So this is where it gets tricky; how do you get an individual who has a limited career window to take less money than he’s worth? If the player is a veteran who has bought into the system and city, maybe he will take less money to help the team. Clearly that’s not Kobe Bryant. Players on rookie deals don’t have any choice in the matter and always provide teams with some flexibility. Maybe the player has an injury history, or off-court disciplinary problem that lowers his market value. Read More »

NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 4:45 pm

5 Incredible Stats From The NBA Season So Far (3.17)

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s that special time of the season, once again, where we take a look at the useful information that is NBA.com’s stat-tool: SportVU.

As you’ve seen in previous articles on the subject, SportVU can break down everything from percentages on catch-and-shoot jumpers and pull-ups, to the amount of touches a player gets per game. As a result, we have captured some intriguing stats that have told us who are some of the league’s best and worst drivers, the best passer in the league not named Chris Paul, and a championship-contender that’s chock full of rotation players that are constantly on the move. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Mar 15, 2014 / 1:03 am

Watch Tony Wroten’s Sole Fall Right Off His Sneaker

Tony Wroten, Evan Turner

What the hell is going on with people’s sneakers? Are certain guys just creating so much torque with their cuts around the court, their kicks can’t keep up? This can’t be the case — old school guys used to play in Converse flimsier than house slippers. Yet Philly guard Tony Wroten is the third guy to have his footwear fall apart this season, as the Sixers got beat by the visiting Pacers Friday night. He lost his sole, but that’s not some Faustian metaphor; he literally lost his sole…the sole of his sneaker. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 27, 2014 / 12:41 am

Watch Manu Ginobili’s Foot Burst Through His Sneaker

Manu Ginobili Shoe

We’ve never seen this before. The amount of torque needed to actually burst a sneaker’s upper as you’re sliding on defense is unfathomable. Manu Ginobili turns 37 this July, but you know Pop isn’t going to play him unless he’s busting his butt on defense. Exhibit A would probably be Manu’s sneaker self-destructing during the middle of San Antonio’s 120-110 win over Detroit on Wednesday night. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 10:30 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 3 Best Pickups (2.18)

Jodie Meeks

Jodie Meeks (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Players 35 And Older

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Father Time is undefeated and this has been well documented over the history of professional sports. At one time or another, every athlete that has appeared timeless is eventually defeated. The world of basketball offers a unique realm of competition, in which players can compete at a high level into their late 30s and even beyond in some special cases. In 2014, we are still marveling over how teams are comprised of players primarily over the age of 30, such as the Mavericks and Spurs, who still manage to remain in playoff contention in the toughest conference. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Manu Ginobili Flush Tweaks Hamstring

Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili (Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Spurs fell to the Rockets last night, 97-90, even though Houston was without possible All-Star James Harden. San Antonio has struggled mightily against the league’s best teams, and that continued against Houston despite Boris Diaw‘s big game. But it was Manu Ginobili‘s hamstring Spurs fans are keeping an eye towards, now. He re-injured the hammie during a vintage dribble-drive for the dunk. Read More »