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Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 27, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Behind-The-Scenes At The Nike Kobe 9 Elite Event

Nike Kobe 9 Elite

Dime was invited to Nike‘s unveiling of the Kobe 9 Elite, featuring three in-line colorways, and two New York-only limited time iterations. We listened to Kobe Bryant chat with Knicks sideline reporter, Jill Martin, before Kobe answered softball questions posed by pre-picked high school students. Following the Q&A, we spoke with Nike’s VP of Global basketball footwear. Then, we tried the Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” while working out with Kobe’s barrel-chested trainer Tim Grover. We still can’t move around very well after the workout. Read More »

NBA / Dec 20, 2013 / 11:40 am

Kobe Bryant Says “Only An Idiot Would” Doubt His Comeback

(Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

Yesterday’s news Kobe Bryant would be laid up for another six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, prompted many to declare him, and the Lakers, done for the season — with others pointing to his recent $48.5 million extension as a mistake. But Kobe has a message for anybody doubting his determination to come back again, telling Yahoo, “Only an idiot would.” Read More »

NBA / Oct 3, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Don’t Get It Twisted: Dwyane Wade Is Still A Top 10 NBA Player

Dwyane Wade

“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” -Mark Twain

It has been the running theme of Dwyane Wade‘s career to be underrated, undervalued and disrespected. From the moment he was drafted and overshadowed by LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to recently being considered the third-best shooting guard in the NBA, Wade’s name has become synonymous with doubt, decline and regression. Read More »

Dime Training, NBA / Sep 17, 2013 / 1:45 pm

How Dwyane Wade Can Reinvent His Game To Prevent Injury

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade is in the midst of an important offseason. Pat Riley challenged Wade to reinvent himself this offseason, meaning Riley wants Wade to drop some weight and develop his game. Here’s why this is important for the Heat’s goal of winning their third title in as many years. Read More »

NBA / Aug 9, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Michael Jordan Could Lose $1.5 Million On Foreclosed Gym

Michael Jordan

Tim Grover made his name on making Michael Jordan, well, Michael Jordan. As a trainer he was one of the elite because he trained the very best. But going in business together on a West Chicago basketball-focused gym apparently hasn’t been as successful for wooing the regular customer. According to the Chicago Tribune, Attack Athletics is headed into foreclosure because it owes more than $12 million from an initial $9 million loan — and both Jordan and Michael Finley are on the hook as creditors, too. Read More »

Smack / Jan 29, 2012 / 12:21 am

The Bucks Hunt Down The Lakers; Andre Iguodala Has The Best Dunk Of The Season

Brandon Jennings

Nothing hurts more than losing your spot at the gym because you lost to a bunch of random dudes. That’s what happened to the Lakers last night in Milwaukee. With Stephen Jackson corporate thuggin’ it off-court (suspended for verbal abuse of an official), Andrew Bogut out with his yearly injury and Brandon Jennings playing more passively than at any point over the past month, the Lakers took body blows from Drew Gooden, Mike Dunleavy and Ersan Ilyasova before finally falling 100-89. Read More »

High School, Video / Dec 27, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Life+Times Presents Ball So Hard

Life+Times Presents Ball So Hard

Kevin Garnett. Dwyane Wade. Derrick Rose. Chicago has always been a basketball breeding ground, producing elite local talent. And in Ball So Hard, the first documentary from Life+Times, they follow three of the city’s youngsters – Chicago Orr’s Tyquone Greer and Whitney Young’s Jahlil Okafor and Paul White – with the potential to carry on in the city’s rich legacy. Read More »

Smack / Nov 15, 2011 / 12:00 am

A ‘Nuclear Winter’ Hits The NBA; Syracuse Is The Deepest Team In The Country

J.R. Smith

In the words of one of our more eloquent Twitter followers: “What the f— am I supposed to watch after the Super Bowl?” The season hasn’t exactly been canceled yet, but with the players rejecting the latest proposal from the owners and threatening to take them to court, the ugliness might’ve just started. David Stern promised that the next time the two sides do negotiate – whenever that’ll be – the owners will be discussing 47 percent BRI and no more, and yet the players still hit the owners with a backhanded slap. So now Stern is calling it a “nuclear winter,” the players are saying it’s a good move and everyone is all wrapped up in self-destruction. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft, Overseas / Jun 3, 2011 / 12:30 pm

NBA Draft: Oregon’s Michael Dunigan Carves His Own Path

Michael Dunigan

I don’t have the exact statistics handy, but I’m sure of this: the NBA is a code that’s damn near impossible to crack. Of the thousands of potential prospects in collegiate competition and foreign clubs around the world, there are still only 60 draft slots available each June.

For some, seeing their replica jersey adorn store shelves has been a foregone conclusion since middle school, while others have taken a more unconventional route through minor league lineups and 10-day contracts. But whatever path is ultimately taken to the NBA, it’s undoubtedly filled with its share of surprises, sidetracks and lucky moments. Read More »

NBA / Feb 24, 2010 / 3:00 pm

T-Mac vs. KG: Impossible Is Something

Kevin Garnett & Tracy McGrady

It was weird enough watching the Knicks/Celtics game last night and seeing Eddie House and Nate Robinson taking ill-advised shots for the opposite team. But with 2:49 left in the game, and the Celtics up 107-104, I actually cringed in my seat when Tracy McGrady had the ball on the left wing with Kevin Garnett guarding him 1-on-1. Read More »