TAG: University of Washington

NBA, Video / May 31, 2013 / 3:15 pm

Happy Birthday Nate Robinson! His 30 Greatest Moments

Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson (photo. Matt Brown)

How can you not love Nate Robinson? He’s exciting, charismatic and can straight-up ball. As an undersized college basketball player myself, I was always admiring the perseverance, passion and heart that Robinson has possessed throughout his basketball career. While his antics and emotion on the court have not always been every coaches cup of tea, it has truly been a pleasure to see Robinson’s overall game mature and develop since he came into the league as a rookie in 2005. Read More »

College / Mar 9, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Day 2 Recap Of The 2012 Pac-12 Basketball Tournament: A Free Throw Travesty

Tony Wroten

Tony Wroten (photo. Rosie Dienhart)

Dime will be in the building all week for the 2012 Pac-12 basketball tournament to bring you updates on how the league is screwing with the NCAA selection committee’s collective head and the awesome Staples Center buffets.

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Day 2 of the Pac-12 Tournament just had to be better than Day 1 as far as quality was concerned. I knew this from the onset, but I didn’t know how crazy of a day it’d become. Look, this is a conference where some silly people think the regular season winner could potentially miss the Big Dance. Read More »

Smack / Mar 9, 2012 / 2:06 am

Dwight Howard Has A Surprise For Chicago; An Old Western Is Re-Aired

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. Mannion)

Is Stan Van Gundy a master motivator or just annoying enough to stoke the Magic’s fire? There’s evidence each way, but the result was a much-needed win for Orlando against Chi-town. SVG had called out his team just days ago, saying they were being complacent about having the third-best record in the East. Hey, you’d be upset too when you lose to the Bobcats and show the energy of a corpse as Charlotte started its double-digit comeback … Different story on Thursday: The Magic came in the first quarter hot like a burning building with 75 percent shooting. Read More »

College / Nov 21, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Who’s Better: Jeremy Lamb Or Terrence Ross?

Jeremy Lamb

Jeremy Lamb (photo. University of Connecticut Athletics)

Separated by nearly the entire country, two Huskies of different breeds are making a name for themselves in college basketball this season. In very different ways both Terrence Ross (Washington) and Jeremy Lamb (Connecticut) are seeking to prove they can be the leader of the pack for their respective teams.

Debating who is better between Ross and Lamb seems to be an inevitable conversation. The similarities are clearly there as both are athletic wings and Huskies, but of a very different breed. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Oct 26, 2011 / 6:00 pm

And So It Begins: Dime’s NBA Draft Diary With Isaiah Thomas, Part 6

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (design. Ryan Hurst)

After leading Washington to back-to-back conference titles in the Pac-10 Tournament the last two seasons, Isaiah Thomas decided the time was right to test his talents on another level: the NBA. During his time in Seattle, the 5-9 guard was nothing short of an offensive force. Averaging 16.8 points and 6.1 assists per game last season, Zeke was able to navigate UW to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Tournament. And as the kid embarks on his journey away from college and into the pros, we wanted to give him his own space, and voice, to roam. In his sixth installment, follow along with Isaiah on his journey as a member of the Sacramento Kings… Read More »

College / Oct 25, 2011 / 11:30 am

Washington Coach Compares Tony Wroten Jr. To Magic Johnson

Tony Wroten

Tony Wroten (photo. Rosie Dienhart)

It’s players like incoming Washington freshman Tony Wroten Jr. who have me ready for college basketball. Forget BRI, the lockout, George Cohen and 50/50 splits. College basketball should be extra fresh this year. The powerhouses are back to take the throne, and the talent level – as far as future NBA players – is higher than it’s been in a minute. Wroten Jr. is one of those guys, a 6-4 lead guard who has a chance to be much bigger than his hype. At least he did before. His hype just took a steroid hit, courtesy of his coach at U-Dub, Lorenzo Romar. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Sep 1, 2011 / 4:00 pm

And So It Begins: Dime’s NBA Draft Diary With Isaiah Thomas, Part 5

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (design. Ryan Hurst)

After leading Washington to back-to-back conference titles in the Pac-10 Tournament over the last two seasons, junior Isaiah Thomas (who also claimed back-to-back conference MOP honors in those same title runs) decided the time was right to test his talents on another level: the NBA. During his time in Seattle, the 5-9 guard was nothing short of an offensive force. After averaging 16.9 points and 3.9 assists a game as a sophomore, he returned this season to drop 16.8 and 6.1 per and navigate UW to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Tournament. And as the kid embarks on his journey away from college and into the pros, we wanted to give him his own space, and voice, to roam. So, follow along with Isaiah on his Dime NBA Draft Diary and the start to his journey as a member of the Sacramento Kings… Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 25, 2011 / 1:00 pm

And So It Begins: Dime’s NBA Draft Diary With Isaiah Thomas, Part 4

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (design. Ryan Hurst)

After leading Washington to back-to-back conference titles in the Pac-10 Tournament over the last two seasons, junior Isaiah Thomas (who also claimed back-to-back conference MOP honors in those same title runs) decided the time was right to test his talents on another level: the NBA. During his time in Seattle, the 5-9 guard was nothing short of an offensive force. After averaging 16.9 points and 3.9 assists a game as a sophomore, he returned this season to drop 16.8 and 6.1 per and navigate UW to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Tournament. And as the kid embarks on his journey away from college and into the pros, we wanted to give him his own space, and voice, to roam. So, follow along with Isaiah on his Dime NBA Draft Diary and the start to his journey as a member of the Sacramento Kings… Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 21, 2011 / 3:30 pm

And So It Begins: Dime’s NBA Draft Diary With Isaiah Thomas, Part 3

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (design. Ryan Hurst)

After leading Washington to back-to-back conference titles in the Pac-10 Tournament over the last two seasons, junior Isaiah Thomas (who also claimed back-to-back conference MOP honors in those same title runs) decided the time was right to test his talents on another level: the NBA. During his time in Seattle, the 5-9 guard was nothing short of an offensive force. After averaging 16.9 points and 3.9 assists a game as a sophomore, he returned this season to drop 16.8 and 6.1 per and navigate UW to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Tournament. And as the kid embarks on his journey away from college and into the pros, we wanted to give him his own space, and voice, to roam. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 3, 2011 / 4:00 pm

And So It Begins: Dime’s NBA Draft Diary With Isaiah Thomas, Part 2

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (design. Ryan Hurst)

After leading Washington to back-to-back conference titles in the Pac-10 Tournament over the last two seasons, junior Isaiah Thomas (who also claimed back-to-back conference MOP honors in those same title runs) decided the time was right to test his talents on another level: the NBA. During his time in Seattle, the 5-9 guard was nothing short of an offensive force. After averaging 16.9 points and 3.9 assists a game as a sophomore, he returned this season to drop 16.8 and 6.1 per and navigate UW to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Tournament. And as the kid embarks on his journey away from college and into the pros, we wanted to give him his own space, and voice, to roam. So, follow along with Isaiah on his Dime NBA Draft Diary and entry No. 2… Read More »