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Video / Mar 11, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 10 Most Awkward NBA Interviews

Russell Westbrook

NBA players are known to provide highlights on the hardwood, but some of the entertainment slips behind the scenes as well. In light of Ken Griffey Jr.‘s painfully uncomfortable interview on SportsCenter last week, Dime has counted down the ten most awkward NBA interviews. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 6, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Cavs Fire GM Chris Grant

Anthony Bennett, Chris Grant

Anthony Bennett, Chris Grant (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

Perhaps it was this past June’s draft where the Cavaliers surprised many by selecting Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 overall pick. Maybe it’s the whispers Kyrie Irving will walk when his rookie deal ends in the summer of 2015. Perhaps it was the Andrew Bynum signing this summer that fell apart, or the Luol Deng trade that came as a result. There are a lot of reasons to choose from, which is why it’s not a big surprise the Cavs fired general manager Chris Grant today. Read More »

NBA / Jan 23, 2014 / 11:30 am

Luol Deng Is Ready To Save Cleveland’s Lost Season

Luol Deng

Luol Deng (photo. David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

Twenty-two thousand, eight hundred and eighty-two minutes. For nearly ten years Luol Deng filled the small forward position for the Chicago Bulls, blossoming into a premier two-way All-Star along the way. Derrick Rose may be the clear face of the franchise, but Deng was the heart and soul. Before Rose it was Deng, who back when Scott Skiles was roaming the sidelines, brought the Bulls back to the Promised Land of the playoffs in three consecutive seasons. It was Deng who developed into the secondary scoring threat that Carlos Boozer failed to become. It was Deng who kept the Bulls afloat while Rose rehabbed his torn ACL (while Deng suffered and battled through numerous injuries himself, including nearly dying from a mistreated spinal tap). It was Deng who played a seemingly endless amount of minutes (37 or more minutes per game in each season since 2009-2010; twice leading the league in minutes per game, both in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013), becoming Tom Thibodeau‘s most reliable AND favorite player. Now, at age 28 and after 22,882 minutes, it is Deng who finds himself playing against the Chicago Bulls. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 28, 2013 / 9:45 pm

Report: Cavaliers Suspend Andrew Bynum Indefinitely For Conduct Detrimental To The Team

Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has been suspended indefinitely by the team, general manager Chris Grant announced today. The organization claims he was a negative influence on the young squad, and since his contract is not fully guaranteed some are reporting he could be released soon if the Cavs can’t find a trade partner. Read More »

NBA / Dec 18, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Which Team Has Been A Bigger Bust This Year: Cleveland Or Memphis?

Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

With everyone so focused on the double travesties going down in the Big Apple — New York is ready to can Mike Woodson and Brooklyn has resorted to all types of shady practices involving soda to try to win games — two other underachievers have gotten away relatively unscathed. Cleveland was supposed to be one of the up-and-coming teams in the East this year. Instead, in one of the worst conferences we’ve ever seen, they’re still just 9-15 and out of the playoff picture. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 20, 2013 / 10:45 pm

Fantastic Nene No-Look Pass In Wizards Win

Nene No Look

The Wizards dominated most of their game against Cleveland tonight. Both teams have experienced some well publicized player-only meetings, but only Wiz coach Randy Wittman appears to be on the hot seat. Thankfully for him, the Wiz shot out to an 18-point halftime lead with some excellent play by Nene and survived a comeback by Cleveland in the fourth. The big Brazilian delightfully dished a no-look touch-pass. Read More »

NBA / Oct 2, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Kyrie Irving On Tristan Thompson’s Free Throws, Recruiting Andrew Bynum & More

Kyrie Irving (photo. Enrique Espinoza)

Kyrie Irving (photo. Enrique Espinoza)

Late last week, before training camps were underway, we got a chance to chat with Cleveland Cavaliers guard and 2013 All-Star Kyrie Irving. The 2012 Rookie of the Year was locquacious while talking about the changing culture in Cleveland and all the additions they’ve made this offseason as they look towards making their first postseason since you know who left. Read More »

NBA / Sep 24, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Why Cavs Coach Mike Brown Calls Kyrie Irving “The Pied Piper” Of Cleveland Basketball

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (photo. Instagram/k1irving)

With so many young players gracing the Cavaliers roster this upcoming season, it makes sense that some would be considered kids to new head coach Mike Brown. The Cavs are so young, even third year point guard, 21-year-old All-Star Kyrie Irving is considered a veteran by some. But he has no idea why Brown has recently taken to calling him the “The Pied Piper” of Cleveland basketball. Read More »

NBA / Aug 29, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The Top 5 Coaches In the NBA Without A Ring

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (photo. @PhilJackson11)

In today’s NBA, we cherish those coaches who win. Not only that, but coaches who win the Big One: a Gregg Popovich, a Phil Jackson, an Erik Spoelstra. If a coach is ring-less, they’re somehow lacking something — usually unquantifiable. So we thought it only fair to bring you five current NBA coaches (sorry George), without a — capital T — Title on their coaching resume, but who fans should be happy to see patrolling their team’s sideline. Read More »

NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Reunited: The Top 10 NBA “Homecomings” You Should Be Excited About This Season

Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

This season, we’ll see what feels like an unprecedented number of players and coaches reunited with their former teams. After a flurry of offseason moves, we’re taking a moment to celebrate some of the best “homecomings” of the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Read More »