TAG: michael jordan

Video / Jun 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Watch Michael Jordan Palm A Frozen Turkey On “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan (photo. Bryan Horowitz)

The further and further removed we are from Michael Jordan‘s playing career, the easier it becomes to deify his on-court exploits. Because that’s mostly relegated to his unmatched competitive fire and otherwordly talents as a scorer, it’s sometimes easy to forget MJ was named to the All-Defensive First Team nine times, won Defensive Player of the Year in 1988, and ranks third in league history with 2,514 steals. A video produced by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” of Jordan palming, or attempting to palm, various objects is just the reminder we need that His Airness was a devastating defender, too. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 10, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Jordan Brand Unveils Brazil Pack In Time For World Cup

Jordan Brand Brazil Pack

The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts on Thursday, and Jordan Brand is unveiling all-new colorways for the Air Jordan VI, Jordan CP3.VII AE, together in a pack with Brazil-inspired apparel. Read More »

DimeTV / Jun 9, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Screen & Roll Vol. 2: “The Basketball Tournament,” The ’84 Draft & More

Charles Barkley

With the blink-and-you-missed it way basketball has infiltrated our online and television lives, it’s only fair you get some warning for what’s up next. Whether it’s a basketball game halfway around the world, the NBA Finals, a revealing interview, or a high school star’s mix tape, we’ve got you covered with our “Screen & Roll” recap of what’s coming on for the coming week. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 6, 2014 / 11:15 am

Isiah Thomas: “Michael Jordan Couldn’t Have Played With Those Cramps”

LeBron James

We’ve already spotted some athletes and analysts grumbling LeBron James should have played through a left leg cramp that was uncontrollably spasming during the fourth quarter of Game 1. An unlikely hall-of-famer came to his defense in a big way when Isiah Thomas said, “Michael Jordan absolutely couldn’t have played through those cramps.” Read More »

GIFs, We Reminisce / Jun 5, 2014 / 4:30 pm

We Reminisce: Michael Jordan’s Iconic NBA Finals Mid-Air Hand-Switch

Michael Jordan

We don’t know why, but for some reason fans — usually of the millennial generation — have sometimes lambasted this move without realizing how it fits into the mythology surrounding His Airness, Michael Jordan. Today, on the move’s 23-year anniversary, we look at MJ’s mid-air hand-switch in the closing minutes of a Game 2 win during the 1991 NBA Finals. Read More »

DimeTV / Jun 2, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Screen & Roll Vol. 1: The NBA Finals, Draft Prospect Videos & More

LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard

With the blink-and-you-missed it way basketball has infiltrated our online and television lives, it’s only fair you get some warning for what’s up next. Whether it’s a basketball game halfway around the world, the NBA Finals, a revealing interview, or a high school star’s mix tape, we’ve got you covered with our “Screen & Roll” recap of what’s coming on for the coming week. Read More »

Video / May 31, 2014 / 2:18 pm

Frank Vogel Calls LeBron James “The Michael Jordan Of Our Era”

Frank Vogel

Frank Vogel (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Following Game 6′s 25-point, six-assist, four-rebound performance in 31 hyperkinetic minutes by LeBron James — who was hellbent on rebounding from his foul-plagued Game 5 — in an overwhelming 117-92 Heat win Friday night, Pacers coach Frank Vogel was emotional at the lectern. He spoke to assembled reporters about the disappointing end of Indiana’s season, and their third consecutive loss to the Miami Heat. Then he compared James and the Heat to Michael Jordan and the Bulls teams who conquered every challenger in the 1990s. Read More »

NBA / May 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The Dime Position Guide: 2nd Edition

Dwight Howard

Every few years, Dime presents a guide to help you understand the basketball positions. Are you new to the game? Confused as to which position to play? We’re here to help! Read More »

NBA / May 16, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Best Individual Performances In NBA Playoff History

LeBron James

Did you see Kevin Durant last night? If you didn’t, go back and watch the tape. Legend status. In one of the biggest games of his career, the MVP overcame a slow start to post one of those statlines (39 points, 16 rebounds, five assists, five three-pointers and two blocks) you can’t turn away from. Yet as great as KD was, that performance probably doesn’t come close to the best we’ve ever seen. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 13, 2014 / 4:31 pm

The 15 Worst Playoff Collapses In NBA History

Paul Pierce

Why do we watch? If the NBA were predictable, it would simply be boring. Yet, as we all know just from this postseason alone, expect the unexpected. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards each blew double-digit second-half leads to their opponents this weekend, allowing the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers to either tie the series or take a commanding series lead. Read More »