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NBA / Sep 22, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Report: Kobe Bryant Played Pickup With Lakers, Looked “Very Good”

Kobe Bryant

Barring a major shock, the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be a playoff team in a loaded Western Conference this season. But the presence of Kobe Bryant complicates matters; he’s made a career of basketball miracles. So though the deck seems stacked against the 36 year-old legend coming off major surgeries in 2014-2015, it would certainly be unwise to count Kobe and his team out entirely. But the Lakers can only surprise if Bryant does, too, a likelihood that seems more realistic given today’s news that he thrived in five-on-five play at a team workout. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 22, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Metta World Peace, AKA “The Panda’s Friend,” Debuts Panda Doll Shoes

Metta World Peace (photo. Courtside Access)

The NBA star formerly known as Ron Artest, Metta World Peace, will be playing his basketball in China this season. Expanding on the hilarious yet philanthropical news that his Chinese name henceforth is “The Panda’s Friend,” World Peace has released a signature shoe featuring, you guessed it, Pandas. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 22, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Report: Dirk Nowitzki Worked On Speeding Up Shot Release This Summer

Dirk Nowitzki

Holger Geschwinder has become something to close a mythical figure for his role in helping German countryman Dirk Nowitzki reach NBA superstardom. Dirk’s famed mentor and shot doctor, Geschwinder works with Nowitzki every summer before the coming season to add to his pupil’s “toolbox.” The focus this time around? Speeding up Nowitzki’s unblockable shot release. Read More »

Video / Sep 22, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Jahii Carson Wins The 2014 NBL Stratco Dunk Contest

Jahii Carson

Jahii Carson (photo. nbl YouTube)

Jahii Carson had a standout sophomore season at Arizona State last year, averaging 18.6 points, 4.6 assists, and four rebounds per game to earn a first team All-Pac 12 selection. With his eyes set out on the NBA, the 5-11 point guard entered the draft, but was unfortunately unselected. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 22, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Travi$ Scott, YG & French Montana Rock Reebok Ventilator “Tonal Ballistic”

Reebok Tonal Ballistic

First introduced as a runner in 1990, the Reebok Ventilator was a light-weight runner with a focus on breathability before those characteristics became commonplace in the market. Now Reebok Classic is bringing the sueded upper of the Ventilator “Tonal Ballistic” back in a limited edition pack just in time for the fall. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 22, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Dwyane Wade’s New Shoe Is Inspired By Showtime’s “Dexter”

Way Of Wade 3

Who wouldn’t want to wear basketball shoes spattered in blood? That’s evidently what Dwyane Wade and Chinese sports apparel giant Li-Ning were thinking when designing the Miami Heat star’s latest sneaker, which features red splotches on the forefoot as a reference to Showtime’s hit series “Dexter.” Read More »

Smack / Sep 22, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Bruce Bowen Says T-Mac & Vince Carter “Settled” And Could Have Been Better

Bruce Bowen

Long-time Spurs henchman and three-time NBA champion, Bruce Bowen, can be spotted occasionally on television these days as an NBA analyst for ESPN. The 43 was named the All-Defensive First Team in five consecutive seasons and three more times to the All-Defensive Second Team, so he’s got first-hand knowledge of what it takes to succeed at the NBA level. In a conversation with the San Antonio Express-News‘ Dan McCarney, Bowen says Tracy McGrady and Vince Carter both “settled,” but could have been all-time greats like Kobe Bryant. Read More »

NBA / Sep 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

Derrick Rose

With the new season just over a month away, we tackle the biggest questions facing the NBA in 2014-2015. Will LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a title? Will the Houston Rockets regret letting Chandler Parsons get away? Will Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher help the re-built New York Knicks to the playoffs? Find out the answers to those pressing queries and more with our 10 biggest questions entering the 2014-2015 season. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 22, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Reebok Classic Introduces Kamikaze II “Breast Cancer Awareness” Colorway

Reebok Kamikaze II "Breast Cancer Awareness"

Reebok Classic delivers up an early look at the sneakers new Suns guard Isaiah Thomas will be rocking when he steps back on the court for his new team in October. The Reebok Classic Kamikaze II silhouette is back in an all-new colorway celebrating breast cancer awareness. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 22, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Hoop Culture Releases “Eat Sleep Ball” & “Tres” BBall Hardwood Phone Cases

"Eat Sleep Ball" wood phone case

The lifestyle brand Hoop Culture has released something special for hoops fans. They’ve designed a pair of wood phone cases, so you can feel the hardwood as you’re using your smart phone. Read More »