Kemba Walker Kills it Again; Find Out Why Kobe Was “Scared Sh**less” Last Night

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What an end to a great Big East Tournament last night as UConn beat Louisville by three, 69-66, in an intense, up-and-down slugfest at MSG.


Cole World: The NBA Playoff Race, March Madness & Soul Food


With the Oklahoma City Thunder battling for home-court advantage, and the Kansas Jayhawks looking for their second NCAA Tournament championship in four years, Cole Aldrich is a busy man.

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Nets and Raptors Play the Game of the Year in London; Kevin Love Zeroes in on Moses Malone

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It wasn't surprising that the Nets and Raptors saved their best of the year for a game in London that no one outside of their respective fan bases was watching on a Saturday afternoon.

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North Carolina is a National Championship contender … in 2012

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I've grown so accustomed to college basketball's one-and-done culture that now it's startling to see an NCAA team with as much veteran poise as Duke.


D-Rose vs. D-Will in Boozer Bowl; Blake Griffin takes Manhattan

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Beyond the sting of letting Carlos Boozer come into their house and get a win -- nobody was really booing Ronnie Brewer or Kyle Korver -- the Utah Jazz are hurting because they know they did everything possible to give last night's game away to the Bulls.

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Ranking college basketball’s Top 10 Point Guards

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Don't think that the Year of the Point Guard only applies to the NBA.


Duke’s Nolan Smith: “We’re not the defending champions”


Coach K's four national championship teams at Duke University have been defined by threes.

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Dime #61: Chris Paul Tells His Side of the Story

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I feel like I've grown up at Dime alongside Chris Paul.


Duke Is The Funniest College Basketball Team In The Country

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We already showed you the dunk contest from Duke's "Countdown to Craziness," but just like last year, the guys at Duke got a little help from the school's improv department to take it to a whole new level.


D.C. Playground King “SpongeBob” Is Giving NBA Stars 40 Per Game

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In the pantheon of playground basketball nicknames -- "The Destroyer," "The Ice Man," "The Terminator" -- the moniker "SpongeBob" doesn't quite conjure images of intimidation and savage bucketry.


Nolan Smith Breaks Ankles, And 9 Other Amazing NC Pro-Am Plays

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Our friends from Hoopmixtape have been keeping us up on the Greater NC Pro-Am in Raleigh all summer.

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Kevin Jones West Virginia Final Four Diary: The End of the Road

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West Virginia was two wins shy of a national championship. While that won't be any immediate consolation to the players who worked all season to get to the Final Four, it's a lot better than 300-something other D-1 teams can say.


Duke and Butler in the NCAA title game; Derrick Rose is a Bad Man

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Everybody wants to make the Hoosiers comparison, but the best movie for Butler's surprise run to the NCAA championship game might be Invictus.

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Duke will win the National Championship

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For all of those haters and "experts" who have been crying from moment the original NCAA Tournament seedings were announced weeks ago (and there were many) that Duke was handed a cakewalk to the Final Four, know this: when the smoke clears, Duke will have absolutely earned their stripes by battling through what has quickly become the most difficult road to a national championship faced by any team in the field.

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Kevin Jones West Virginia Final Four Diary: Getting ready for the Duke Blue Devils

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Kevin Jones first appeared in Dime when he was a junior at storied Mount Vernon (N.


Say Hi to the Bad Guys

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College basketball's Decepticons are back. Duke is in the Final Four for the 11th time during Coach K's reign (and the first time since '04), so if you'd been missing Krzyzewski's scowl, the army of three-point bombers, the goofy big guys, the smug grins, the confident swagger, and Dick Vitale re-enacting an Extenze commercial with every TV cameo ("I'm bigger.

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Duke’s “Big Three” Bringing Back the Cool Factor

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One by one, Kyle Singler, Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith walk into the small media room inside Cameron Indoor Stadium and take a seat behind a wooden table with one mic amidst a sea of digital recorders.

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Highlight Factory comes to Miami

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Hawks/Heat was only notable last season for being the worst playoff series of '09: A brutal seven-game stretch of blowouts, dead crowds, a subpar Joe Johnson, an exhausted D-Wade, and some good ol' Pat Riley-approved '90s Knicks prison yard basketball sprinkled in here and there.

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