Being a great shooter is an art form. Anybody can pick up a ball and propel it towards a hoop, but there have only been a select few players that time and time again could hit a shot in the big moments when their teams needed them to most. Players like Larry Bird and Reggie Miller did it before him and Stephen Curry could eventually close in on his newly minted records, yet Ray Allen is the greatest shooter the NBA’s ever seen. Read More »
NBA legend Rick Barry told 640 Sports in Miami that Ray Allen traveled on his miraculous Game 6 three-pointer against San Antonio in the NBA Finals. During that game, the Spurs had it wrapped up before crumbling down the stretch (remember all those Miami fans leaving?). Still, all they needed was one rebound and couldn’t get it. Down three, the Heat got an extra chance and Jesus capitalized. That sent the game into overtime, where the Heat forced a Game 7. Read More »
The end of Paul Pierce in a Boston Celtics uniform makes a lot of Boston fans sad while Danny Ainge attempts to rebuild a team that can again compete for the NBA Title every season like Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo did from 2008-2012. After Pierce and Garnett were dealt to Brooklyn, many fans didn’t realize that Pierce’s 15-year career in Boston had ended. But Pierce’s #ThankyouBoston Instagram pictures made it all real. Read More »
Paul Pierce, Dime #5
July 12, 2013 will go down as one of the sadder days in Celtic history. It now represents when Boston Celtic legends Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were shipped off to Brooklyn in an effort to rebuild the storied franchise. We all knew it had to happen eventually. While Danny Ainge absolutely did the right thing by acquiring assets for the aging future Hall of Famers (three first-round picks), it is still unfathomable to imagine KG and the Truth wearing anything else but green. Read More »
The Boston Celtics are in rebuilding mode, and Rajon Rondo is the last piece from their 2008-2012 team that went to two NBA Finals, winning one in 2008. Rondo may stay and help rebuild with new coach, Brad Stevens, or Celtics GM Danny Ainge may trade him to acquire even more assets. But one place Rondo won’t bring his talents, is South Beach. Read More »
11+ years, more than 70 issues and more than 5 million print copies in circulation – Dime Magazine has not only been a mainstay in the basketball universe, but it has also changed the way readers consume basketball content. Before us, there were no magazines that focused on what happened on the court and what ballplayers were into away from it.
We broke new ground, pioneered, and then championed basketball culture. And I have been lucky enough to be here for every minute of the ride. It’s high time we take a look back at how far we’ve come and the generations we have traversed. Here are all of Dime‘s covers in chronological order, from the most recent all the way back to gem you see at the top of this post from 2001.
There’s a story behind every single one of these covers. Some were more challenging to pull off than others (I have spent a lifetime waiting in hotels for Allen Iverson), some were ridiculous (Shaq was very specific about his “Godfather” costume as well as the requested gummy bears on set for Dime #38) and some were downright inspired (look no further than Kobe Bryant‘s self-authored cover story and art-directed cover shoot for Dime #22). Some day we will get around to telling all of the stories, but for now, here’s a visual tour of how far we – and the game – have come: Read More »
Ever wondered what the scene was like behind closed doors in a championship team’s locker room? Here’s your chance, courtesy of video from Kabir Khiatani for The Miami Herald. LeBron and D-Wade talk about how unstoppable they are. Juwan Howard and Norris Cole strike an odd pose, and Chris Andersen soaks it all in. This party was so exclusive they wouldn’t even let Drake in. Read More »
Fired up for Game 7 tonight?? You damn well should be.
After Ray Allen knocked down that massively clutch three in Game 6, we thought we caught him saying something to the security and arena staff guys who had the court lined with yellow ropes for what would be the San Antonio Spurs‘ Larry O’Brien Trophy ceremony.
Ray was fired up – as he should have been. Here he is telling the arena staff to “Get those motherf***ing ropes out of here!” Read More »
You have to take Metta World Peace‘s tweets with a grain of salt. Just check out his timeline from last night, which was capped off with, “Pat Riley should take his shirt off and read Shakespeare.” Dude, what!? Read More »
/ Jun 18, 2013 / 11:15 am
If you’re like me, you don’t have the attention span to sit through the extra meat of a video clip to see what you came there for. That’s why the .gif is so great — it gets right to the point. So without further ado, here are the top 15 GIFs from this year’s playoff run. Read More »