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GIFs, NBA / Aug 29, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Video: The Top 10 Miami Heat Plays Of The 2013-14 Season

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

The 2013-14 Miami Heat made it to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season. They did not, however, capture a third straight title, and the focal point of their dominating four-year run, decided to head home after opting out this summer. Despite the loss of LeBron James, let’s take a look back at the final season with Miami’s big three of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and James. Read More »

NBA / Aug 11, 2014 / 12:30 am

Report: Ray Allen’s Agent Denies Cavs Story, Says Allen Still May Retire

Ray Allen

On Saturday, we relayed the report Ray Allen had decided to forestall his retirement and a future plaque in Springfield to play next season. Former Heat mate LeBron James and the new-look Cavs were supposed to be frontrunners to land his shooting services. Except, in an email to reporters, Allen’s agent, Jim Tanner, denies the story and says Allen is still undecided on his future. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 9, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Report: Ray Allen Will Play This Season; Cavs Are Frontrunner

Ray Allen

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ dream offseason just continues getting better. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, free agent marksman Ray Allen has decided to play in 2014-2015, and the Cavs are frontrunners for his services. Read More »

Baller's Blueprint, NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Our All-Star Soccer Squad Starring NBA Players

Steve Nash

The games are similar, basketball and soccer. Both are contact sports with little protective equipment; both have goals (or baskets) on the two sides of the field (or court) where a player must put the ball in to score points. Both have situations where a costly turnover could quickly turn into a counterattack or fast-break and cost a team points. Both games require elite athleticism, and players from both sports get paid tons of money to play their game at an elite level.

That’s where the similarities end between soccer and basketball, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a full soccer team with NBA stars. Read More »

We Reminisce / Jul 31, 2014 / 2:45 pm

We Reminisce: On This Day In 2007, The Celtics Traded For Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo

Seven years ago today, the Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to trade Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics. It ended a disappointing era in Minnesota, and reignited Garnett’s career and revived the Celtics franchise. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 24, 2014 / 10:30 am

Report: Ray Allen “Leaning” Towards Joining Cavs

Dion Waiters, Ray Allen

After LeBron James joined the Cavs this off-season, Mike Miller turned down more lucrative offers to come aboard and James’ own favorite shooter — who was often buried on the bench under Erik Spoelstra in Miami — James Jones also signed. Now it seems future hall-of-famer and the NBA’s all-time leader in three-pointers, Ray Allen, might forego retirement to lace ‘em up one more time with the Cavs in what would be season No. 19 in the NBA. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 9, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Report: Cavs Pursuing Ray Allen And Mike Miller

Ray Allen, Mike Miller

The Cleveland Cavaliers just agreed to a three-team trade that frees up the requisite cap space to sign LeBron James to a maximum contract. Now, they’re after his sharp-shooting friends. ESPN’s Chris Broussard reports that Cleveland is pursuing Ray Allen and Mike Miller, each of whom won a title with James in Miami. Read More »

College / Jun 19, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Doug McDermott On H-O-R-S-E, Ray Allen, The Draft & More

Doug McDermott

The 2014 NBA Draft is a week away, and one of the more intriguing choices surrounds 2014 Naismith College Player of the Year, Doug McDermott. The high-scoring four-year senior is expected to go in the first half of the first round, and we picked his brain about the transition and a whole lot more. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 15, 2014 / 8:08 pm

Miami Heat Start Ray Allen In Place Of Mario Chalmers For Game 5

Mario Chalmers

With his team on the brink of elimination, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made an adjustment to his starting lineup for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Ray Allen will start in place of embattled point guard Mario Chalmers, who has scored just 14 points on 5-18 shooting in the series’ first four games. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 13, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: Ray Allen Debating Retirement This Summer

Jeremy Lin, Ray Allen

Ray Allen, the future hall-of-fame shooting guard will turn 39 next month and, while currently battling to help the Heat get back into the NBA Finals series against the Spurs, informed Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe that retirement is an option after the season ends. We doubt Jesus Shuttlesworth would retire after coming so close to a fourth title. Read More »