TAG: Russell Westbrook

Video / Mar 11, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 10 Most Awkward NBA Interviews

Russell Westbrook

NBA players are known to provide highlights on the hardwood, but some of the entertainment slips behind the scenes as well. In light of Ken Griffey Jr.‘s painfully uncomfortable interview on SportsCenter last week, Dime has counted down the ten most awkward NBA interviews. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 11:15 am

Russell Westbrook’s Coast-To-Coast Dash For The Jam

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

After ripping down the rebound following a Pau Gasol miss, Russell Westbrook took off up court. With little to slow him down, he turned on the jet engines and accelerated past the rest of the Lakers poor transition defense to flush it over Kent Bazmore. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 12:45 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Threads The Needle During His Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook, Michael Carter-Williams

Russell Westbrook, Michael Carter-Williams (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Thank God the whole OKC is better without Russ plot has turned as the Thunder rebounded from three straight losses at home to win their next three at home. We can’t handle a world without Russell Westbrook going full throttle, untethered by metaphorical leers of non-NBA fans armchair editorializing about what’s wrong with his game. Nothing is wrong with #WhyNot and his unbridled passion to play. We saw even more evidence of that as Russ helped OKC to their third straight win with a triple-double Tuesday night against Philly. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 3, 2014 / 12:15 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (3.3)

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s Gerald Green week in the most recent edition of the top ten dunks over the past seven days.

Green reaffirmed himself as the league’s top dunker with a pair of scintillating jams in the half-court, performing his usual floating routine that continues to captivate audiences and bewilder scientists to this day. Read More »

NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 10 Most Exciting Players

Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin

Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball has evolved into more than a sporting game; it is a source of entertainment. The late and great owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. Jerry Buss, envisioned the platform and reach of basketball as much more than a sport. Thus, “Showtime” was created in the ’80s, and basketball has never been the same. Players in today’s game provide countless spectacles that thrill the fans, drawing them to come back to see more every night. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 9:00 am

Russell Westbrook Flushes The Nasty Tomahawk

Russell Wesbrook, Nick Calathes

Russell Wesbrook, Nick Calathes (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Russell Westbrook recorded a Kevin Durant line Sunday night against the Bobcats. He shot a career best 83.3 percent from the field in the game after going 10-of-12 from the field for 26 points in 25 minutes. But none of Why Not’s 10 field goals were as electric as a soaring tomahawk he baptized on Kemba Walker mid-way through the third quarter. Read More »

NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Why Having A Scoring Point Guard Is Super Overrated

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

The point guard position is commonly referred to as the player who initiates the team’s offense, the floor general. In recent history, the NBA’s infrastructure has undergone a makeover. Now, it’s all about a lightning quick pace and guards that can score the ball at will. While this has produced some exciting and flashy play, there is one critical argument that needs to be discussed with these point guards. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 13, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Recasting 10 Of The Greatest Basketball Movies Ever

Spike Lee (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

Spike Lee (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

When Spike Lee announced that he was in discussions with Ray Allen about a possible sequel to He Got Game, every basketball head who dearly loved the movie wondered who could possibly be casted for the next film. Would Ray Allen come back as Jesus Shuttlesworth? Would Denzel Washington come back and take on the role of Jake Shuttlesworth? Read More »

NBA / Feb 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Predicting The 3 All-NBA Teams

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

The All-Star break is looming and there is a clear picture of which players have been living up to their standards and which have not; which players have burst onto the NBA scene in surprise and which have flopped under the pressure.

At the end of each season, the NBA honors the best players by naming them to the All-NBA Teams. There are three teams: First Team, Second Team and Third Team. Each generally consists of five players: two guards, two forwards and one center, voted on by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »