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College, NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

15 Colleges That Produce The Best NBA Players

Vince Carter

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

With All-Stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard running the league from an attention standpoint, it’s hard to argue that high schoolers can’t make the successful jump to the NBA. Even international players like Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had Hall of Fame careers after coming to the states. Read More »

NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

50 Best Nicknames In NBA History

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect”Paul Pierce

In many cases, what Pierce said was true (see what I did there?). Many guys on this list earned their nicknames for great play on the court, and by no coincidence most of the best players in the history of the league appear on this list. Others earned their nicknames from funny commercials or movies, while still more earned them for just funny looks. We stayed away from shortening of names like “T-Mac” and “J-Kidd” or initials like “KJ,” focusing simply on the best nicknames. Read More »

NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 4:15 pm

NBA’s 20 Most Underpaid Players

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (photo. Reebok Basketball)

The term underpaid isn’t the perfect adjective to describe athletes who make a pretty penny when compared to the common person. So I am going to take this somewhere my editors might not want me to go, but we are going to discuss NBA players providing great value in relation to their respective contracts. Read More »

NBA / Nov 13, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Creating The Ultimate NBA Player, Frankenstein Style

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Every NBA player has flaws. Every single one. But what if you could combine the best characteristics of each NBA player to create the ultimate player? This perfect player wouldn’t have any shortcomings in his game on either end of the court. He would make LeBron James look like a one-trick-pony in comparison. What would this player look like, and — borrowing from other players’ skill sets — how would you create the ultimate player from scratch? Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 30, 2013 / 10:30 am

Ray Allen’s Air Jordan XI Player Exclusive “Two Rings” Sneakers

Air Jordan XI "Championship Ring" PE

Air Jordan XI “Championship Ring” PE (photo. Jordan Brand)

If you missed Ray Allen‘s incredible player exclusive sneakers last night, you better take a look. They’re sick. Dubbed “Two Rings” by Jordan Brand, these Air Jordan XIs will never be making their way to retail. Read More »

NBA, Video Games / Oct 28, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Bradley Beal Talks Call Of Duty: Ghosts & The NBA’s Hardest Player To Guard

Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal (photo. Instagram.com/realdealbeal23)

The Washington Wizards haven’t had expectations this heavy since the Gilbert Arenas era. After five straight years without a postseason appearance and playing sub-.400 basketball, the Wizards enter the 2013-14 season with one thing on their mind: playoffs. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 12:00 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh (photo. Instagram/dwyanewade)

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Miami Heat team chasing history before another big decision. Read More »

Latest News, Video Games / Oct 25, 2013 / 10:25 am

NBA 2K14 Releases New Next-Gen Screenshots Of Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen & Kevin Durant

NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 (photo. 2K Sports)

NBA 2K14 has released new next-gen screenshots from the PS4 of stars Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen and Kevin Durant. If you’ve seen their “OMG” trailer, then these probably shouldn’t surprise you in their detail. Durant looks pretty good, Jesus looks very good and Kobe looks like you’re watching high-def TV. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Oct 18, 2013 / 4:00 pm

A Blueprint For The Brooklyn Nets To Feud With Every NBA Team

Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry

Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry (photo. Instagram/paulpierce)

Ever since Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov agreed to pay over $100 million — not to mention another $80 million plus in estimated taxes — to construct a legitimate title-contending team with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and others joining this offseason, they’ve been exchanging harsh words with other teams. So why not just antagonize every team in the NBA? Read More »

NBA / Oct 18, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The 20 Best 3-Point Shooters In The NBA Right Now

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Photo. Nicky Woo)

While Dime has done stories on both the best shooters in the NBA and the players with the deepest range, we’ve never focused solely on the three-pointer. The adoption of the three-point line in 1979 dramatically changed the future of the NBA. Would Adam Morrison have even been considered a top 10 pick had this special skill not served a purpose? (Who honestly knows with MJ?) Read More »