TAG: Shabazz Muhammad

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music

Drake

Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)

Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »

NBA / Oct 9, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The Top 10 NBA Rookie Of The Year Candidates

Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo (photo. @magicnba)

Is it me or does it seem like this year rookie’s class has gotten no love so far? Everyone is focused on the potential of the class of 2014 with the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and company. Lost in the shuffle is the class of 2013 that consist of people like Victor Oladipo, Anthony Bennett, Otto Porter, Ben McLemore, Trey Burke and others. These rookies are getting no love, but one of them will win the Rookie of the Year award. Read More »

NBA, Video / Sep 6, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Star NBA Rookies Show Out During Surprise Dunk Contest

Ben McLemore

Yesterday, adidas announced the latest additions to their basketball roster, rookies Ben McLemore (Sacramento Kings), Steven Adams (Oklahoma City Thunder), Shabazz Muhammad (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tony Snell (Chicago Bulls), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks), Erik Murphy (Chicago Bulls) and Peyton Siva (Detroit Pistons). To celebrate at the adidas Village yesterday afternoon, McLemore, Muhammad, Hardaway Jr. and Siva dropped a pretty sick dunk contest. Read More »

NBA / Aug 27, 2013 / 10:30 am

2013 NBA Rookies Talk About Their Upcoming Season & The Most Underrated Part Of Their Game

Bennett

The No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Anthony Bennett, spoke with Carl Lamarre about joining the Cavaliers with Kyrie Irving as well as other interviews with Timberwolves’ rookie Shabazz Muhammad, and the Pistons’ triumvirate of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Tony Mitchell and Peyton Siva. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 13, 2013 / 6:32 pm

The 2013 NBA Rookie Mix-Tape: Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Drake, A$AP Rocky & More

NBA Rookies eating lunch (photo. Instagram/NBA)

NBA Rookies eating lunch (photo. Instagram/NBA)

We had a chance to speak with some of the newest players in the NBA last week during the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot as part of the four-day Rookie Transition Program that wrapped last Friday. While we enjoyed some of the high-jinks during the all-day affair, we also had to talk over a thrumming bass line as hip hop blared in the background for most of the day.

The loud setting plus the incredible lyrical moment from Kendrick Lamar during the debut of the Big Sean track, “Control” last night — featuring a K. Dot verse where he goes after most of his peers in the rap game — synthesized around our rookie mix. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Aug 7, 2013 / 11:52 pm

Matt Barnes Defends Shabazz Muhammad on Twitter; Calls His Dismissal From The Rookie Transition Program “BS”

Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes (photo. Instagram/matt_barnes9)

On his Twitter feed tonight, Matt Barnes excoriated the NBA’s decision to send Shabazz Muhammad home from the Rookie Transition Program for having a woman in his room. Barnes was unabashed in his belief that there are bigger issues the NBA needs to worry about than a rookie having a woman in his room. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Aug 7, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Report: Shabazz Muhammad Sent Home From NBA Rookie Transition Program For Having a Female Guest In His Room

Shabazz Muhammad

Shabazz Muhammad (photo. Instagram/phenom15balla)

According to a source close to the situation, Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reports that Minnesota Timberwolves rookie, Shabazz Muhammad, was sent home from the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program late Tuesday night after a woman was discovered in his room, which is against the program’s rules. Read More »

NBA / Jul 23, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The 5 Biggest Disappointments Of The Las Vegas Summer League

Otto Porter Jr.

Shabazz Muhammad (photo. UCLA Athletics)

The Las Vegas Summer League, by and large, was a success overall. Unfortunately, the bright lights of Vegas didn’t shine admirably upon everything and everyone associated with the NBA’s marquee summer event.

Whether it was by absence of body or actual play, the following list constitutes the five biggest disappointments from the Las Vegas Summer League. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 2, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Victor Oladipo & The Top 10 Rookie Of The Year Candidates

Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo (photo. IU Athletics)

One of the most unpredictable drafts in NBA history is in the books, and the speculation is underway. We at Dime are not immune from the guessing game that follows one of the most exciting nights of the year. This is the time for fans to feel optimistic, that they might have the next superstar on their hands. Even in a class that was seen as particularly weak, there’s still bound to be a few aces on the table. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 1, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Trey Burke Leads The Top 10 Fantasy Rookies For Next Season

Trey Burke

Trey Burke (photo. Michigan Athletics)

Rookies are the ultimate unknowns in fantasy basketball. They are the definition of boom or bust for your team. A lot of times, the top picks from the actual NBA Draft become overrated after being gossiped about all summer long while a rookie on the bottom of the roster takes advantage of an injury or two and works his way into fantasy relevance. Either way, an adjustment period is expected for all. Read More »