Monthly Archives: April 2013

Overlooked X-Factors in Tonight’s Clippers – Grizzlies Game 3 | Dime Mag

At Dime, I write about two x-factors in tonight’s game, the first being Matt Barnes: There’s no way around it: Barnes is, well, a punk, and on a team whose high-flying star has a reputation for being a fake tough guy, Barnes’ enforcer approach is a welcome addition. And the second being Jerryd Bayless: Bayless […]

Running Commentary: The Jeremy Lin 60 Minutes Interview

The April 7 edition of CBS’ 60 Minutes featured a segment on Jeremy Lin, including interviews with Lin, his parents, and David Stern. Running commentary on the interview follows, so, open up a new browser window, kick back, and read along as you watch the interview. Segment Tease, from Charlie Rose: There aren’t many basketball […]

If The Glove Don’t Fit: Payton on Jordan in ’96 | Dime Mag

In honor of the announcement of Gary Payton’s forthcoming Hall of Fame induction, I reminisce at Dime about his famed defense on Michael Jordan during the 1996 NBA Finals: It was almost like a game within the game emerged, with Payton goading the hyper-competitive Jordan into taking threes, each Jordan miss a small victory for […]

A Second Look at Ed Davis as a Grizzly | Dime Mag

New at Dime, a second look at Ed Davis in Memphis: (All stats per NBA.com/Stats) Since swapping the white, red, black, and occasional camo of Toronto for Memphis’ white, navy, and light blue threads, Davis is taking a much higher percentage of his shots from at the rim, from 62.4 percent up to 78.3 percent, […]