TAG: NBA

All-Star, Latest News / Jan 30, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Report: NBA All-Star Reserves Announced

Tim Duncan, Paul Millsap

Tim Duncan, Paul Millsap (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

During tonight’s TNT double-header they announced the reserves in the 2014 All-Star Game, and one name was noticeably absent out West. Tim Duncan missed out on his 15th All-Star selection despite helping the Spurs to the second-best record in the Western Conference, but his teammate, Tony Parker, made it as a reserve. There are also four first-time All-Stars among the reserves, all but one coming from the Eastern Conference. Lets get to them… Read More »

NBA / Nov 28, 2013 / 10:30 am

10 Reasons To Be Thankful For The NBA This Holiday Season

(photo. Instagram/NBA)

(photo. Instagram/NBA)

It’s that time of year again, where turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings mix with family to create a gluttonous mass that’s only awakened out of their food coma by those Black Friday discounts and the knobby elbows of other customers. The holiday season is upon us, which means the NBA season is underway and there are plenty of things for NBA fans to give thanks for. Here are 10 wide-ranging reasons the people at Dime are thankful for the NBA this season. Read More »

NBA, Video / Oct 14, 2013 / 11:15 am

Watch This Fan-Made 2013-14 NBA Season Promo & Pretend Not To Get Chills

Kevin Garnett

The 2013-14 NBA season starts in just 15 excruciating days, and the lead-up to the opening tip on October 29, has got us buzzing around in anticipation. This fan-made video has somehow amped up our excitement even more. You are going to get chills, we promise. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jul 30, 2013 / 2:45 pm

Benjamin “Ossie” Schectman, the First Player to Score an NBA Basket, Has Passed Away

Benjamin "Ossie" Schectman May 30, 1919 - July 30, 2013 (photo. @NY_KnicksPR)

Benjamin “Ossie” Schectman May 30, 1919 – July 30, 2013 (photo. @NY_KnicksPR)

On November 1, 1946, Benjamin “Ossie” Schectman, recorded the first ever basket in the first Basketball Association of America (BAA) game between his New York Knickbockers and the Toronto Huskies. Three years later, the BAA became the NBA, and Ossie is credited with having scored the very first bucket. Today, he passed away at the age of 94. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 17, 2013 / 10:46 am

First Look: New NBA Finals “BIG” Commercial – “Forever Dirk”

dirk nowitzki nba commercial

Tomorrow night, this new NBA Finals “BIG” spot featuring Dirk Nowitzki will air on national TV. The commercial, entitled “Forever Dirk,” focuses on re-living Dirk drilling one of his signature fadeaways in Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 24, 2013 / 3:32 pm

Is This The New Orleans Pelicans New Logo?

New Orleans Pelicans logo

A press conference isn’t scheduled to begin for about an hour in New Orleans, but the reason for it — a new logo and name for New Orleans’ NBA franchise — may have already been leaked, with the above logo being the real thing. While there have been dozens of fan-designed logos popping up online since Yahoo Sports reported in late December that a name-change was imminent, how many of those logos match what looks to be a legitimate launch video that has been leaked? Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 7, 2012 / 4:00 pm

The Top 10 NBA Rookie Of The Year Candidates: Vol. 1

Damian Lillard

Along with our Race to the MVP Ladder, the first week of December marks the beginning of Dime’s Rookie Ladder. So far it’s been quite an interesting year for this rookie class. There are underachievers and overachievers; some are struggling, and others are just coasting through. Read More »

D-League, Latest News, NBA / Nov 20, 2012 / 3:15 pm

NBA News: Now You Can Watch NBA D-League Games Live on YouTube

D-League

Earlier today Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the NBA and YouTube will stream 350 NBA Development League games live during the season. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 17, 2012 / 3:00 pm

You Can Bid to Win Limited Edition Autographed Jay-Z Brooklyn Nets Jerseys Today

jay-z brooklyn nets

To celebrate the Nets’ new identity and the opening of their new home in Brooklyn, ten limited-edition “Carter 4″ Nets jerseys, autographed by Jay-Z, are being auctioned off today, with all proceeds going to the Shawn Carter Foundation. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 15, 2012 / 3:42 pm

Report: The NBA Won’t Expand To Europe

David Stern

David Stern

When the Knicks face the Pistons on Jan. 17 at London’s O2 Arena — only the third regular-season NBA game held in Europe — it won’t be a sign of permanent things to come. Commissioner David Stern said as much in a recent report by the Boston Globe, saying uncertainty between currencies, a lack of owners and lack of NBA-ready arenas won’t make his goal of a five-team European division feasible. By Stern’s comments, the NBA isn’t just tabling this idea until a better opportunity — it’s almost given up the idea altogether. Read More »