TAG: Rodney Purvis

College / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Schools With The Best Chance Of Winning The NCAA Title Next Year

Marcus Paige

This year, the NCAA tournament was special and was nothing short of amazing. From heartbreakers, thrillers, dances and game-winners, this tournament had it all. You have to give props to what Kevin Ollie and UConn accomplished after a year removed from participating in any kind of postseason, beating Kentucky for the national championship. Read More »

High School, Video / Oct 14, 2013 / 10:15 am

The Best In-Game Dunk Mixtape You’ll Ever See

Ballislife

From Aaron Gordon to C.J. Leslie to Blake Griffin, here’s a collection of some of the nastiest in-game dunks you’ll ever see. Coming courtesy of Ballislife, “POSTERIZED Vol. 2″ is a continuation of the best footage since 2006. Last week, they dropped the best crossovers ever and this mix might be even better. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Dec 19, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 3

Brandon Paul

Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »

College / Nov 20, 2012 / 2:30 pm

Lorenzo Brown And C.J. Leslie Raise North Carolina State’s Expectations Sky High

Lorenzo Brown North Carolina State

Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, North Carolina State. Read More »

Smack / Sep 18, 2012 / 5:35 am

Finding The NBA’s Peyton Manning; MJ’s Worst Draft Pick Returns

LeBron James

You can probably guess how the Atlanta Falcons feel right now. They get a huge win on Monday Night Football, but all anyone wants to talk about is how the other team — more specifically how the other quarterback (Peyton Manning) — lost the game, not how the Falcons won the game. It must be frustrating and a little insulting. Well, that’s how every opponent of the Miami Heat and L.A. Lakers is going to feel this upcoming NBA season. Whenever the Heat or Lakers lose, that will be the story; that they lost, not that the other team won. Read More »

Smack / Apr 14, 2012 / 11:54 pm

Memphis Unleashes A Secret Weapon; The Most Clutch Player In The NBA Does It Again

O.J. Mayo

Utah has been an odd matchup all season for Memphis, and after they jumped out early against the Grizzlies, we figured this would be the game that killed Memphis’ shot at homecourt advantage in the first round. Instead, the Grit N’ Grind gang did what they do best, and took it over in the fourth quarter, pulling away 103-98. O.J. Mayo had 17 in the fourth quarter, and his weak side triple in the final minute put Memphis up four, completing an unexpected turnaround that saw Juice score 20 and yet not have a single assist or rebound in 24 minutes. Just before that, Rudy Gay (26 points, 12 rebounds) had knocked down a triple and had a couple of beastly plays to open up a little Memphis cushion. Even with the Jazz getting another 20 points from Devin Harris, they couldn’t match the talent. Read More »

Smack / Oct 1, 2011 / 12:00 am

Rashard Lewis: Taking It Back To Seattle

Rashard Lewis

You know those players who over time fail to live up to their deal and by the end of it – speaking of the last year or two – when their trade value spikes and they’re referred to as “So and so’s contract?” Well, that’s sort of where Rashard Lewis is. He’ll be the second-highest paid player in the league next season, and for the last year or so hasn’t looked at all like the guy who once regularly dropped 20 a night in Seattle, or even the three-point specialist during his first run in Orlando. Injuries have played a big part. The situation with the lockout has put added attention onto the contract of a guy who has become the very definition of a one-dimensional player. Lewis is promising next year won’t be like that. He’s working out, showed more explosiveness in the Impact League and even had platelet rich plasma treatment in March. Read More »

Video / Aug 26, 2011 / 10:30 am

Tyreke Evans, Derrick Williams & Brandon Jennings: School Is In Session

We know what Derrick Williams did. We know what Tyreke Evans did. But what about Brandon Jennings, Kemba Walker, Rodney Purvis and Shabazz Muhammad? They brought their games as well with Hoopmixtape bringing the heat.

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High School / Jul 21, 2011 / 11:30 am

First 12 Players Revealed For The 2011 Boost Mobile Elite 24

Shabazz Muhammad

Through the years, the Boost Mobile Elite 24 has become one of the must-see events of the summer. And with the sixth annual game slated for this August back at Venice Beach, ESPN RISE has selected the first 12 players for the game headlined by Dime/2K Sports All-Americans Shabazz Muhammad, Perry Ellis, Tony Parker and three-time participant DaJuan Coleman. Read More »

High School / May 27, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Nation’s Best H.S. Players Hitting L.A. For Nike’s EYBL

Rodney Purvis

With a short break in NBA action this Memorial Day Weekend as the Finals approach, it’s a great opportunity to catch some other hoop action. And beyond lacing it up at the rec, if you’re in the Los Angeles area, make sure to catch Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League rolling through. Read More »