TAG: Mike Bibby

College / Mar 26, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 20 Best College Teams Of The Last 25 Years To Never Win An NCAA Title

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

If you watched the NCAA tournament this past weekend, you had the chance to witness that the best teams do not always win. We saw Duke lose to a 14-seeded Mercer team that destroyed all of our brackets, while also witnessing Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wichita State all fall early. Having the best talent can only get you so far when it comes to tournament time. In a tournament where anything can happen, it takes a great team that plays together to win the NCAA title–not just a group of individuals. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

Sacramento Kings

As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »

NBA / Jan 9, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The 15 Best Shooting Duos In NBA History

Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry

Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s rare when you can have two extremely gifted shooters on your team. The game just flows easier when you have multiple guys that can knock down shots from the stripe. After their breakout performances in last year’s playoffs, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (also known as “The Splash Brothers”) received the ultimate praise from their head coach Mark Jackson when he said in the Western Conference Semifinals last May, “I said I’ve got the greatest shooting backcourt that’s ever played the game.” Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

15 Colleges That Produce The Best NBA Players

Vince Carter

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

With All-Stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard running the league from an attention standpoint, it’s hard to argue that high schoolers can’t make the successful jump to the NBA. Even international players like Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had Hall of Fame careers after coming to the states. Read More »

NBA / Apr 11, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Teams Of The Last 20 Years That Never Won A Ring

Mike Bibby

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook (photo. Rob Hammer)

With the NBA Playoffs quickly approaching, the chase for the Larry O’Brien is about to jump into high gear. The teams in the East are set, but they are still jostling for positioning (unless you’re the Miami Heat). In the West, seven of the eight teams are set with it coming down to the wire between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers for the No. 8 spot. The Heat have proven all year long that they are the team to beat when the second season comes around and will definitely have a very good chance of repeating as champs. Read More »

NBA / Sep 21, 2012 / 11:30 am

The Top 10 NBA Teams Since 2000

Shaquille O'Neal

In the new issue of Dime Magazine, we took a look at the best – and worst – the game has offered since the turn of the century. From the players to jerseys to sneakers to teams to even trends, you can relive the past 12 years by scooping up the new issue currently on newsstands nationwide. In those pages, you’ll find the following feature… Read More »

Olympics / Jul 26, 2012 / 2:00 pm

The Top 20 U.S. Olympic Snubs Of The Last 20 Years

Tracy McGrady

Tracy McGrady (photo. Marc Morrison)

Building an Olympic team shouldn’t be like constructing an All-Star team. A one-off All-Star team doesn’t need chemistry, role players or defense (definitely not any defense). An Olympic U.S. team requires all that and a dose of humility, too, a point underscored after the 2004 bronze medal Olympic performance and the World Championship failures surrounding it. This summer has broken out the nostalgia from the 1992 team, and the otherworldly talent on it. Picking that squad must have been like having a dozen straight first-round picks in your fantasy league. No team, though, is perfect, even with that much leeway. Try as a committee might, there are always deserving players left out when it comes time to represent a country at the Olympics. Here then, are the best 20 players of the last 20 years who never made a U.S. Olympic team. Read More »

High School, Video / Jul 2, 2012 / 10:15 am

Video: ‘Bounce Back: The Ronnie Fields Story’ Trailer

Ronnie Fields

The fallen legends get the most love. In our eyes, 2Pac and Biggie were untouchable, never made a whack record and would’ve kept the Young Dros and Soulja Boys out of the limelight. In our eyes, Earl “The Goat” Manigault could’ve been dropping 30 a game in the league, embarrassing guards and centers alike. What could’ve been is always the most interesting. Ronnie Fields lives on only in words, and a few select grainy high school highlights on YouTube. But for once, the hype doesn’t outweigh the legend. Check out this documentary trailer for “Bounce Back: The Ronnie Fields Story” and go here to help donate to the cause. Read More »

Smack / May 10, 2012 / 4:11 am

LeBron Closes Out The Knicks; The Clippers Get Destroyed

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

Say what you want about Carmelo Anthony, but at least he competed. At the end of five games, he finished with the same number of point as LeBron James. The only problem was ‘Bron had four wins and he only had one. The Heat are moving on and the Knicks are going home after Miami put out the flames rather easily, 106-94. Miami and New York went the way we predicted: the Heat and LeBron James were just too good while Carmelo Anthony could do nothing outside of compete hard. Early on, neither team could get it down, and at one point in the first quarter, Mike Miller and Mike Bibby lead both teams in scoring. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 1, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: Mike Bibby Loses A Sneaker, Dwyane Wade Tosses It Into Crowd

Mike Bibby

Mike Bibby has always had some of the nicest player exclusive Jordans in the league. But last night, Dwyane Wade wasn’t feeling them. At one point, Bibby lost his shoe, and instead of leaving it be, Wade picked it up and tossed it down towards the Heat bench. Pretty funny. Read More »