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NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 30, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Zach LaVine On Dunking, Kevin Love, Draft Night, And More

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine is quickly becoming the most exciting player of this year’s NBA draft class. Born in Renton, Washington, LaVine made his inaugural appearance at the Seattle Pro-Am All-Star Game this weekend, where his interplanetary athleticism was on full display.

The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie sat down with Dime after the game to chat about all sorts of topics, like his love for the television show Castle, how Smush Parker influenced him as a dunker (no, really), the ongoing Kevin Love rumors, his Draft night controversy, and more. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 20, 2014 / 11:45 am

Animated GIF: Paul George’s 360-Degree Windmill

Paul George

We’ve already shown you the mind-melt that was Paul George‘s in-game 360-degree windmill dunk against the Sixers, and we’ve told you George has declined an invitation to participate in this year’s Slam Dunk Contest. On that last point, he appears to have had a change of heart and is still open to participating. Meanwhile, someone created an animation of his righteous 360-degree slam you have to see. Read More »

NBA / Feb 1, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Dwyane Wade Hints James White Will Be In All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

James White at the 2009 D-League Dunk Contest

If you count the 1990s as your childhood as I do, then today brought undisputable great news: New York Knicks reserve and journeyman dunker James White will likely be joining the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. Anyone who grew up a hoops fan in the ’90s knows the best dunk contest of all-time is Vince Carter at All-Star Weekend 2000 in Oakland. Nothing will beat that for reasons that are both sentimental and performance-based. But while the 2001 McDonald’s All-American dunk contest can’t touch Vinsanity’s show, the head-to-head battle between White and David Lee has stuck with me just as much. Read More »

NBA / Dec 21, 2012 / 11:00 am

The 5 Dunkers Who Need To Be In The Revamped NBA Dunk Contest

Paul George

NBA All-Star weekend is less than two months away but until yesterday, when the league announced a format change for the festivities, there has been surprisingly scant discussion about the weekend and its premier event, the Dunk Contest. The apathy is perhaps understandable given the last few Dunk Contests, which, quite frankly, haven’t lived up to expectations. Read More »