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NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Mason Plumlee On J. Johnson’s Comments, Call of Duty, KG’s Advice & More

Mason Plumlee, Lionel Hollins

After becoming a state champion in his native Indiana during his high school career, and spending four years at Duke under coach Mike Krzyzewski, seven footer Mason Plumlee found it simple to blend in with a Brooklyn Nets team last year with very real aspirations beyond the first round of the playoffs. In our conversation with Plumlee last week, we touched on his unending drive to get better, the self-sacrifice necessary to win, the fun of blowing up zombies and much more. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 13, 2014 / 1:10 pm

Rudy Gay Fractures Jaw, Still Livid Over “Dirty Play”

Rudy Gay

During USA Basketball‘s 96-68 evisceration of Lithuania in the FIBA World Cup semifinal game on Thursday, Rudy Gay wasn’t as excited about moving on to Sunday’s gold medal game as some of his teammates. That’s because he got socked in mouth during a drive mid-way through the third quarter, fracturing his jaw and probably requiring a root canal. Gay said afterwards it was a “dirty play.” Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 11, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Coach K Breaks Up On-Court Tussle After Team USA Beats Lithuania

Team USA, Lithuania (photo. _MarcusD_ GIF)

We thought the potential for on-court drama involving Team USA in the FIBA World Cup mostly died after France stunned the basketball world by beating host nation and American rival Spain in the quarterfinals yesterday. Well, we were at least sort of right. As the clock ticked to zeros in the United States’ ho-hum semifinal win over Lithuania today, a minor fracas involving several opposing players broke out on the floor. The keeper of peace? You guessed it – Team USA coach and Army man Mike Krzyzewski. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Sep 9, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kyrie Irving “Couldn’t Even Sit Down” Against Mexico

Kyrie Irving USA Basketball

During USA Basketball‘s 86-63 walloping of Mexico on Saturday in their final game of group play before the single-elimination round starts today, Kyrie Irving played 24 minutes after suffering a scary fall the game before against the Ukraine. Except, after suiting up against Mexico, now comes word he was so sore he couldn’t even sit down. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 1, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Mason Plumlee Handles Inane Question On Coach K Connection & Team USA

Mason Plumlee

Perhaps one of the more surprising members for USA Basketball this year, was Nets big man, Mason Plumlee. Some decided to shroud the selection in conspiracy, claiming Plum only made it because he played under Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski while at Duke and also endorses Nike, who is the official sponsor and outfits the FIBA World Cup men’s basketball team. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 25, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Report: Irving Will Start Final Tuneup; Could Rotate With Rose For World Cup

Kyrie Irving

And Kyrie Irving’s charmed offseason continues. After inking a max-level extension that cemented his status as a franchise cornerstone and watching as the previously woebegone Cleveland Cavaliers completed a wholesale roster overhaul highlighted by the addition of two of basketball’s best players, Irving has emerged as the likely starter at point guard for Team USA. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 20, 2014 / 8:30 am

Report: Derrick Rose Bothered By Knee Soreness; Should Play In Exhibition

Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has sat out the last two practices in the lead up to USA Basketball‘s exhibition game tonight against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. He’s said to be experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired knees, but is expected to play tonight, according to National Team coach Mike Krzyzewski. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 15, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Coach K: “You Don’t Replace Kevin Durant”

Kevin Durant

Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski confirmed the notion that reigning NBA and FIBA World Championships MVP Kevin Durant is irreplaceable. And though Krzyzewski has an unmatched wealth of talent at his disposal to pick up Durant’s slack, he hardly preached optimism at the conclusion of USA Basketball’s first training camp practice from Chicago yesterday. Read More »

NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Stephen Curry On Scalabrine’s Comments & Paul George’s Injury

Stephen Curry

It was hard for us not to ask Stephen Curry to pose back-to-back and see if maybe we had a fraction of an inch on him. We’re 6-3, but Steph seemed slightly shorter, even though his ropey arms, made taut with coiled muscles, made our reluctance to work out more obvious as our morning with him wore on. Perhaps that’s also why he was so easy to talk with, even after he’d gone through the paces a few times before chatting with Dime during a DEGREE Men event earlier this week. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Aug 13, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Video: Coach K Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Mike Krzyzewski

Viral videos and memes are always annoying, but at least the #ALCSIceBucketChallenge is for a worthy cause. The seemingly idiotic videos dominating your social media feed in recent weeks of people dumping ice water on their heads are actually anything but, as evidenced by the surge in donations to the ALS Association. Even better than normal harmless, stupid fun to fight a debilitating disease? When people like Duke University and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski get in on the act. Read More »