How far would you go in order to guarantee your favourite team a title? Don’t ask Rod because it sounds like he would trade Raf and Evs to the basketball gods just to give LeBron James more years as a Laker. Sheesh! Talk about fandom…here are some other topics the boys went over:
MVP race. With Lebron, KD, and Embiid out with player will benefit from their absences?
Where will the Lakers land on the West after dealing with LBJ and AD injuries?
LaMarcus Aldridge joins the Nets and the expectations for Brooklyn.
Trade deadline. The Orlando Magic have a garage sale and Kyle Lowry stays put.
Ah yes, nothing like the NBA Season Preview to kick off the holiday season! On this episode, Rod and Raf predict which teams will make the playoffs in each conference, who will win the MVP, which teams might be the biggest disappointment and the boys share their biggest takes for the 2020-2021 season (Toronto fans, you’re going to like what Rod had to say about your city in this section)
If you ever thought Rod talked about the Lakers too much during previous episodes well, get ready because on this episode he makes sure that Raf and the world know that the LA Lakers are, once again, the NBA Champions. On this episode, Rod and Raf review the NBA Finals, the uphill battle the Heat had in front of them, LeBron’s amazing performance, AD’s versatility, Markieff’s blown pass, Danny Green getting death threats, and more. The duo also chat about Skip Bayless’ tweets on Lebron, will AD re-sign with the Lakers, and the boys give their waaaaaay too early predictions for next season. This was a long and strange NBA season so we want to take the chance to thank you all for your support. We’ll keep on working on more basketball content for all of you to enjoy!
We spoke to Craig about the best and worst NBA jerseys, logos (never create and NBA logo on Canva, kids!), his favourite sneakers, his work as a designer, his process, and where he draws inspiration from.
Of course, we also talked about That Nique Life (which you should be following already AND you should be subscribed to their newsletter), how the crew at That Nique Life curates all that amazing content and where they hunt for the latest basketball content we had a sneaker edition of the lightning round.
This episode is, in the words of Craig, for the culture! So, trust us, you don’t want to miss it!
When we last spoke to our guest, the Fraser Valley Bandits of the CEBL had just finished their inaugural season, we were enjoying the last few days of the summer, and we were not in the midst of a pandemic that turned the world upside down. Fast forward to today and after an exciting, gruelling, and incredibly successful Summer Series, we are joined once again by the Vice President of the Fraser Valley Bandits, Dylan Kular!
On this week’s edition of The Weekly Dime we are joined by commissioner and coach of RBL Basketball, Blake Poritz! On the first half of the show we talked about the growth of youth basketball in Vancouver, the effects of COVID-19 on basketball players and what kind of activities we can all do to keep active, and practice dribbling, shooting, etc.
On the second half of the show, we talked about the 2020 class of the Hall of Fame that includes Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tamika Catchings and a few legendary coaches. We then discussed which player (from any era) would we pick for a HORSE tournament, who we think is best ISO player ever, and which NBA players (active and retired) would we like to spend quarantine with.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Clipper bros and Beantown boys, you’re in for a treat this week. On the second episode of the Dropping Dimes’ Two Cents Show, we had the chance to talk with one and only, J.E. Skeets from the No Dunks podcast on The Athletic!
On the first section of the show, we got to know Skeets a bit more from a basketball perspective, his favourite shoes, his first jersey, etc. We then talked about Canada Basketball and the chances of Team Canada making it to the Olympics and the current class of Canadians in the NBA. We also asked Skeets some questions about his Toronto Raptors and played a little game called “Why can’t we be friends”.
Close to the end of the show, we followed up with Skeets on the No Dunks Squad episode and asked him if he had the chance to have a new NBA franchise in Vancouver what would he name the team, what the uniform might look like, what concession stand item would be sold in the arena and who would be the celebrity ambassador.
Trust us, you definitely do not want to miss out on this episode!
All of our lives have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and as we all go through these uncharted times, we will try to entertain you by providing basketball content in your lives. On the first virtual episode of the Weekly Dime, Rod, Raf, and Evans discuss the impact the virus took on the NBA and potential scenarios for when the NBA might be able to resume. The guys also discuss the movie, The Sixth Man, with Marlon Wayans and Kadeem Hardison. The boys chose their MVP of the movie, why the Serbian centre in the movie might have been ahead of his time and more! Stay healthy and look out for each other, Dropping Dimes fam!
After the tragic events from last Sunday, we tried our best to honour the memory of Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba. Kobe and his daughter Gigi are now the new constellations in the basketball heavens and we will always remember them. RIP Kobe.
What a better way to start off the year than reaching a milestone? That’s right folks, our 50th episode of Dropping Dimes is now live! That’s right folks, we have accumulated 50 dimes/5 dollars worth of episodes. In this episode, the boys talk about David Stern’s legacy, Rod and Raf share their experience from their most recent trip to Portland to catch the Blazers vs Lakers. The boys also share their All-Star votes and they give their boldest predictions for 2020. Thank you all for your support throughout these 50 episodes, here’s to many more Dimes!