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Video / Sep 4, 2012 / 3:00 pm

NBA Stars Joining Hip-Hop’s Biggest Icons On New Rap Album

Juwan Howard

I’ve been having a running conversation all day on Twitter about some of my favorite NBA rappers, and while I once wrote a post on the 10 best rappers in the game, this piece of news may make me update that list. It sounds like a bunch of NBA stars are going to be collaborating with some of the best in hip-hop to release a fan-friendly album called “Full Court Press Vol. 1.” Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 21, 2012 / 1:00 pm

Allen Iverson, Rick Ross & Others Talk New Reebok Sneakers

Swizz Beatz, Allen Iverson, Rick Ross, Tyga, Dominique Wilkins

Reebok Classics is killing it this summer. They’ve released a ton of incredible Pump Omni Lite colorways, and that’ll continue into the fall. But perhaps most importantly, they brought back many of the greatest Allen Iverson sneakers ever: the Question and the Answer IV. Yesterday, they took over Las Vegas with the help of Swizz Beatz, Allen Iverson, Rick Ross, Tyga, and Dominique Wilkins, and unveiled what they have in store for the upcoming months. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 25, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Reebok Classics Unveils The New “Classic Jam”

Reebok Classis' 'Classic Jam'

Reebok Classics has hit consumers with a few dope sneakers this summer, and their latest release is no different. They have unveiled their newest shoe called the “Classic Jam” and it’s a mash-up hybrid of four of the company’s greatest sneakers ever. Reebok explains that the sole was inspired by the Reverse Jam while the TPU support eyelet comes from the Original Pump. Also, the TPU heel counter is pulled from the Dual Pump Runner, and then, the stitch detailing is from the Pump Twilight. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 19, 2012 / 2:54 pm

Rick Ross Shows What It Takes To Make A Classic

Rick Ross For Reebok Classics

When you think of classic kicks, Reebok’s Classic line is an obvious first stop. Their Ex-o-Fit, WorkOut and Freestyle lines all became huge hits in the 80s and have stayed that way. Now the company’s newest campaign shows the story of the work it took to make the shoes that way through some of the game’s biggest artists and up-and-coming acts. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 16, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Rick Ross & Swizz Beatz At The Reebok Classics Icons Launch

Mike Posner, Swizz, Brandy, Rick Ross

This Wednesday, Reebok invited us and a few other media friends out to the Blazers/Knicks game at MSG to introduce their new “Icons” campaign.

Reebok has always been a brand that hip-hop has identified itself with. The memorable history of the brand goes back to the early ’90’s both on and off the court. While many sneaker brands were only establishing relationships with athletes, Reebok aimed to bring hip-hop and athletics together and really bridge the gap between the two. Read More »

Video / Jan 17, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Behind The Scenes At Dwyane Wade’s 30th Birthday In Miami

Behind The Scenes At Dwyane Wade's 30th Birthday In Miami

On Sunday night, Dwyane Wade celebrated his 30th birthday at the Setai Hotel in South Beach. As you can see in the video below, Gabrielle Union, LeBron James, Kelly Rowland, Usher, Alonzo Mourning, Common, Rick Ross, T.I., Fat Joe and DJ Irie came out to support the old fella. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 11, 2011 / 4:00 pm

The Top 11 of ’11: Dime’s Cultural Guide To The Year That Was

Lil' Wayne

Without the NBA in our lives, we fans might have time for the things we’ve been putting off for too long. Maybe we’ll have time to finish that historical biography that sits next to the bed getting dusty. Maybe we’ll get more exercise. Maybe we’ll start following hockey? As we get closer to the end of year, we’ll take a look back at all things — inside basketball and out — that occupied our attention alongside the game we love. That means over the next few weeks, we’ll break down the best music, movies, styles, plays, players and more. Each debate will be put to a vote by you the readers, and by the close of the year, we’ll have compiled a list of the Top 11 of ’11. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2011 / 12:00 am

Lockout Talks Fall Apart…Again; Phil Jackson Says Derrick Rose Needs Help

Derrick Rose

We were soooo close. Imagine if the proper etiquette when you went out to eat or hit up happy hour was to tip two percent. That would feel like nothing. Well in what was considered to be the biggest day thus far of the lockout – the first one where a good percentage of those involved legitimately believed a deal could get done – the guys ended where they started: with nothing. The talks broke down on the dreaded BRI when neither the players nor the owners would move off their stances. The players wanted 52 percent; The owners were at 50. Of course, it’s pretty stupid to compare tipping $6 with a CBA for the NBA but still in the context – with millionaires fighting billionaires, you get our drift. You are two percent away. You want to know how easy it is to fix that? Each side give up a point. Read More »

NBA / Sep 27, 2011 / 1:45 pm

Team Jordan vs. Team Nike Game Slated For Miami

Dwyane Wade

Let’s be honest: Who hasn’t had this idea for years? Once Dwyane Wade joined Jordan Brand, I would stay up all night thinking what a three-on-three game between Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul against Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant would look like. Now, sans Kobe, we’ll get to find out. According to Chris Broussard of ESPN The Magazine, the squads for The South Florida All-Star Classic will be headlined by Jordan Brand players (Wade, Anthony, Paul) vs. Nike (James, Durant, Chris Bosh). Oh yeah, and Kevin Hart and Rick Ross are coaching. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 20, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Hot Rod Talks LeBron, 50 Cent & His Musical Adventures

Hot Rod

Hot Rod has played basketball practically his whole life. But for him, the game is secondary to music, as the 50 Cent-signed artist has his new album set for release this fall. With his single “Dance With Me” going viral, I had the chance to speak with Hot Rod on the latest in basketball and his music. Read More »