In Jordan Brand‘s new ad for Derek Jeter, scheduled to air just before he appears in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night, a stunning collection of fellow baseball players, NBA stars, coaches, managers, musicians, movie directors, a former NYC mayor, the G.O.A.T, New Yorkers, and even Sawx fans all tip their caps to the Captain. We don’t really like baseball (to slow), but Jeter is an institution in New York, and this 90-second spot is sure to raise the hairs on your arms regardless of how you feel about baseball. Read More »
It’s a simple idea, really. Writing funny songs about sports. Current Toronto resident Kathy Anderson does exactly that on SongsAboutSports.com. Let me be the first to tell you that she’s got a knack for it. Although she grew up watching hockey, Kathy is no stranger to basketball or the pain of Chris Bosh‘s departure. Or the fact that he looks like Raptor. Or the fact that Andrea Bargnani can’t rebound. Or that Nate Robinson tweets way too much. In fact, she’s written songs about all of these things. In a recent interview, I caught up with Kathy to discuss Songs About Sports, her hoops career and why the Raptors need to have an all-European team. Read More »
Michael Jordan played a practice round at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament today with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Afterwards, His Airness spoke about his golf game, Tiger Woods and Romo’s chances.
It’s just sad now. Or maybe it’s still funny. The Cavs have become the NBA’s charity case, worse than the Washington Generals because at least the Generals aren’t trying to win. The Cavs are getting to that part of the movie when head coach Martin Lawrence is at the end of his rope and needs a pep talk from an 11-year-old … During last night’s 27-point rout at the hands of LeBron James and the Heat, one Miami announcer sighed, “Oh, that woebegone look in the eyes of these Cleveland Cavaliers.” Read More »
The NBA isn’t as much of a copycat league as the NFL, but teams that want to contend for championships still have to adapt to whatever the current ring-bearers are doing. Case in point: Every good team is looking to add size, toughness, and six to 12 extra fouls in the frontcourt to deal with the Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom problem presented by the Lakers. (Same goes for the East. Check the Celtics and Heat scrambling to sign any guy who is near 7-feet tall with four limbs.) You saw it yesterday, when as soon as Erick Dampier hit the open market, the Rockets put in their bid. Read More »
Word on the web is that it’s finally official. Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin, are officially finalizing their divorce. Not surprising considering the entire history of this fiasco, but Tiger just punched his ticket into the Emancipated Athletes Club. Sooner or later, you’ll probably see a photo hit the web of Shaq, D-Wade and Tiger popping champagne and smoking Cuban cigars in a VIP section somewhere, celebrating their recent freedoms. Some divorces are relatively painless, some are messy, and they happen all the time. Here are the five most memorable NBA divorces: Read More »
In the biggest free-agency bonanza to ever hit the NBA, LeBron James is the first domino that has to fall before everyone else figures out their next move. From D-Wade all the way down to Brian Scalabrine, you could say every other free agent’s future will in some way be affected by LeBron’s decision.
With the official start of free agency set for 12:01 a.m. Wednesday night/Thursday morning, we decided to look at each team believed to be in the running for LeBron and delve into the reasons why LBJ would and wouldn’t (or should and shouldn’t) sign with them. Last up: The New York Knicks. Read More »
Kobe Bryant ruled the basketball kingdom in 2009: NBA championship, Finals MVP, official status as one of the greatest players of all-time. With his game and his fame having never been at higher levels going into the 2010 season, what else did Kobe have to prove? In my interview from Dime #55 (Feb. 2010), the Black Mamba talked about legacies and legends, months before he would add a fifth ‘chip and another Finals MVP in last night’s Game 7 victory:Read More »
Everything in the Dime office just a stopped for 10 minutes to watch Tiger tee off at Augusta. Pretty quickly, the talk turned to the new Nike TV spot that was released yesterday. It seems that, as if with everything in the world, some people love it, some people hate it. We figured that we’d take the pulse of our (always opinionated) readers.
Boys will be boys, even when every shred of evidence clearly shows it’s kind of dumb to do anything in public you don’t want your wife/boss/admirers to find out about.
After the Tiger Woods situation blew up full-scale, along with relatively minor public gaffes involving NBA players Greg Oden and George Hill (and now Dorell Wright), you’d think athletes would get the point: In today’s culture of camera phones, Twitter, Facebook, texting, etc., YOU’RE GOING TO GET CAUGHT. Read More »