En este episodio especial de Dropping Dimes – oh hold on, we got a bit carried away with the whole Spain being World Champs. On the 40th episode of Dropping Dimes Rod and Evans go over the FIBA Basketball World Cup. What made these teams great? Did Rickyy Rubio deserve to be named MVP, where does Team USA go from here and more!
The crew is live from the Ball for All event where, along with the Vancouver Basketball Foundation, Vancouver Basketball, Jr. NBA, NightHoops, the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society and PNE, we celebrate inclusivity in basketball. On this episode, the guys talk about some of the great programs available for youth – Jr. NBA and NightHoops – the crew also talked about wheelchair basketball and how much fun and physical it can be. Last but not least, the boys go through each group of the FIBA World Cup of Basketball and pick their teams to advance from each group.
After a 1 week break, the boys are back and with more complaints than ever! Well, not really. On this episode, Rod, Raf, and Evans do talk about why the FIBA Basketball World Cup might be as electric as its closest cousin, the FIFA World Cup, and what can be done to make the tournament more interesting.
Uncle Drew, Coach Carter, Jesus Shuttlesworth, Billy Hoyle, and Bugs Bunny – What do they all have in common? They are some of the many iconic characters in basketball movies that we all love and on this episode the boys tell us what are theit Top 3 of the Best Basketball Movies ever! Let us know what are your Top 3 Basketball Movies!
Jordans, Kobes, TMacs, Ewings, Pennys, you name them. We all have a favourite pair of shoe, realistically, more than one pair and on this episode, the guys share their top 3 favourite basketball shoes plus their honourable mentions, which include some very interesting options, to say the least.
The Rucker Park Tournament, the Drew League, the Venice Beach League, the Seattle Pro-Am, you’ve probably heard about these summer pro-am leagues but have you heard about the Dolphin Basketball Classic? On its 34th edition, the Dolphin gathers Vancouver’s top talent and manages to draw players from other provinces and even from Div 1 schools in the US for a fun two and a half day tournament while engaging with the local community. This is all the result of a group of hard working friends who 30+ years ago decided to start a tournament in their local park and this same group of friends is still the driving force behind the Dolphin Basketball Classic. If you want to hear more about Vancouver’s own summer basketball classic, you don’t want to miss this episode.
On this very Canadian episode, the boys catch up on the WNBA and the Big3 and of course tackle the early hours of free agency. Are the Nets automatic contenders now that KD and Kyrie have committed to the team? Where do the Knicks go from here? Where will Kawhi land? These and many more questions are answered in this episode!