TAG: Steve Smith

NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 11:30 am

LeBron James & Dwyane Wade Questioned Teaming Up At First

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

When the Miami Heat juggernaut that’s claimed the last two NBA titles and appeared in the last three NBA Finals first came together, it didn’t click into place overnight. There was the famously slow 9-8 start and LeBron James and Dwyane Wade both questioned whether they made the right choice to pair with Chris Bosh in the summer of 2010. That’s what James admits in his exclusive interview with Steve Smith set to air on NBA TV February 17 to cap off TNT’s coverage of the 2014-All-Star Game. Come check out the exclusive excerpt where James talks about the bad aura before the Heat’s long slog towards an NBA championship. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 10, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Rajon Rondo Refutes Carmelo Anthony Recruitment Report

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (photo. @RajonRondo)

Perhaps you didn’t hear over the decibel-crushing sound of Stephen A. Smith, but the Knicks were looking into dealing Iman Shumpert for Rajon Rondo. Now — after Carmelo Anthony and Rondo’s former high school coach, Steve Smith, told USA Today Anthony was recruiting Rondo to New York — Rondo has denied the assertion. Read More »

NBA / Sep 9, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The 25 Greatest Miami Heat Players In Franchise History

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

Four years ago, compiling a list of the 25 best players in Miami Heat history meant adding on a few that probably would not have been known of outside of Miami. How times have changed. In four years, the Heat have tacked on All-Star after All-Star, Hall of Famer after Hall of Famer and have made their all-time roster one of the best in the history of the game. Outside of Los Angeles and Boston, they have compiled names that could possibly rival that of any franchise that has existed since the earliest days of the NBA. Read More »

NBA / Nov 28, 2012 / 11:45 am

The 5 Worst Blowouts In The NBA Over The Last 30 Years

Glen Rice

Paul Pierce

The Oklahoma City Thunder laid the smackdown on the Bobcats on Monday night, winning 114-69, and negating the positive work new head coach Mike Dunlap had done with the Bobcats to start the season. The Thunder’s 45-point rout of the Bobcats was highlighted by their early 79-25 lead, which prompted DailyThunder blogger, Royce Young, to tweet: “It’s time like these where I really miss Cole Aldrich.” Hasheem Thabeet even recorded his first career double-double (!) in some prolonged garbage time. Read More »

Video / Oct 8, 2012 / 1:30 pm

Video: The Best Trash Talkers In NBA History

Charles Barkley

Ever since New York decided to bless the basketball world with more Rasheed Wallace and then this tape followed soon after, the offices at Dime have been on a trash-talking binge. Rasheed was one of the best, even if he normally saved his best stuff for either the referees or even his own teammates. But we’re not sure he makes a list of the best trash talkers ever. Read More »

Olympics, We Reminisce / Jun 19, 2012 / 11:30 am

We Reminisce: The Other Dream Teams

USA Basketball

As we touched on last week, NBA TV’s documentary “The Dream Team” was pretty, pretty, pretty great. While we gave you a look at some of the top plays and what we learned from “The Dream Team,” it’s important to remember that there were two more “Dream Teams” – the 1994 “Dream Team II” and the 1996 “Dream Team III.” Read More »

NBA / Jun 11, 2012 / 3:53 pm

Dime Q&A: Greg Anthony & Steve Smith Talk The NBA Finals

2012 NBA Finals

2012 NBA Finals (design. Ryan Hurst)

Two guys who have watched this NBA playoffs more closely than almost any other former players are NBA TV analysts Greg Anthony and Steve Smith. From their chairs in the studio, they’ve seen the rise and fall of 14 teams, leaving just two left: Oklahoma City and Miami. On Monday they held court in a Q&A with basketball media about how they see the series shaking out. Read More »

NBA / May 1, 2012 / 11:30 am

Dime Q&A: Chris Webber & Steve Smith Discuss The NBA’s 3 Best Closers

Chris Webber

It’s been two days – one weekend – and the NBA Playoffs have already thrown some twists our way. Derrick Rose is done, Nick Young and Reggie Evans spearheaded what might’ve been the greatest comeback ever and Andrew Bynum is setting records. Who would’ve thought? It only promises to get better from here as the Eastern Conference is now a complete disaster, and in the West, everyone outside of San Antonio has question marks. Read More »

NBA / Dec 13, 2011 / 5:30 pm

Chris Webber, Steve Smith & Greg Anthony Speak On Kwame, LeBron & Preview The NBA Season

NBA TV

With the NBA season right around the corner, I caught up with three former players-turned-anaylsts from NBA TV today to preview the upcoming season. Chris Webber, Steve Smith and Greg Anthony broke down questions for an hour on everything from Kwame Brown‘s signing to the effect the lockout will have on young egos. While they disagreed on a number of things, they all seemed to be convinced that Boston’s old vets will actually be helped by the lockout. Read More »

NBA / Nov 4, 2011 / 1:30 pm

The Forgotten: 5 Players The NBA Needs To Bring Back

Rex Chapman

Dwight Howard hears your concerns, especially you Magic fans out there. He appreciates the Stay Dwight campaign, and doesn’t seem like he really wants to leave. It’s as if he’s slowly being pulled away towards the big city – L.A. or New York. He wants to show he cares. So come Nov. 13, he’ll be throwing his own charity game, which has so many former or current Magic players, we might as well just call it a preseason scrimmage. Everyone from DeShawn Stevenson to Ryan Anderson will be in the house, but the one guy I want to see – no, must see – is Steve Francis. Stevie Franchise… or whatever’s left of him. Read More »