The Weekly Dime – Episode 68 – The Rules of Basket Ball

On this episode, Rod and Raf discuss the dates for the 2020-2021 season and make plans for watching basketball all day on Christmas Day. The guys then take a trip back in time to discuss the life and legacy of Dr. James Naismith, creator of basketball, the 30 for 30 “There’s no place like home” and the boys go over the original 13 rules of the sport and whether they still apply today.

The Weekly Dime – Episode 66 – The Lakeshow wins!

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!

The Weekly Dime – Ep. 64 – It’s getting CALIENTE in here

This episode is FIRE! The triple threat of basketball podcasts is back together and they discuss it all. From social media burns suffered by the Clippers after their historic loss against the Denver Nuggets in game 7 of the second round of the playoffs to hot takes about the Lakers – Nuggets series, why is Miami staying hot after beating Boston 2-0 and we also discuss the All-NBA Teams.

And it wouldn’t be a playoffs episode if we didn’t do our last 2 minute commentary on the game between the Celtics and the Heat, all of that while Raf tries to come up with a catchphrase.

The Weekly Dime – Ep. 63 – Second Round Commentary

Yes, not only do we give our thoughts about the second round of the playoffs but we also give you a taste of our in-game broadcasting skills (spoiler alert, they need a lot of work). While the boys discuss the best of the playoffs so far, they also gave a live rendition of what ended up being an incredibly exciting game between the Raptors and the Celtics. In case that’s not enough, you might want to stick around to hear Raf opening up about what gets to him when he’s away from home when he’s on a business trip.

The Weekly Dime – Ep. 62 – The Race to the 8th and NBA Awards

If one thing has been clear throughout this time is that Rafael is very critical of Carmelo Anthony BUT the day when our very own Raf might get a Carmelo Anthony jersey is nigh! On today’s episode, Rod and Raf discuss the exciting race to the 8th in the West, the undefeated Suns, the disappointing Grizzlies, and of course, Damian Lillard’s great performance. The boys also discuss if the Bucks, Lakers, and Clippers fans should be concerned since their teams are not dominating in the bubble and last but certainly not least, Rod and Raf share their picks for this season’s NBA Awards.

The Weekly Dime – Ep. 59 – The Toonie Episode

In honour of our 2-year anniversary, we decided to pick our two favourite players at each position. In classic Dropping Dimes fashion, the boys discuss their picks for their top two players at each of the five positions (with some honourable mentions, of course). Thank you all again for all your love and support! Let us know who are your top two at each position on the comments below!

The Weekly Dime – Ep. 58 – The Last Discussion of The Last Dance

We already miss the Last Dance and we’re sure you miss it as well so, in honour of this fantastic documentary-series, we revisit the last four episodes of the docuseries. Rod and Raf discuss Pippen’s season in charge, how Steve Kerr handled the whole getting punch in the face situation, Michael’s comeback, and whether the Bulls would have been able to go for title #7 had they stayed together.

The Weekly Dime – Ep. 57 – The First Discussion of The Last Dance

The Last Dance has definitely filled the basketball void in all of our lives and we needed to talk about it. In this episode, Rod and Raf discuss the six episodes that have come out so far. The boys discuss Jerry Krause’s legacy, MJ’s competitiveness, Pippen’s career, Rodman’s place in the NBA, that juicy rivalry between the Bulls and the Pistons, MJ’s deal with Nike and how shoe culture changed forever and way more! Sit back and enjoy the episode in preparation for episodes 7 and 8.

The Weekly Dime – Ep. 56 – The ISO edition with Blake Poritz

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.