Smack / Oct 28, 2011 / 12:00 am

The ‘World All-Star Classic’ Is Set; The Next Michael Jordan Is Here

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

LeBron James just can’t win can he? People get so offended over a couple of tweets that it’s almost kinda sad. We can’t even tell you the number of people who hit us up after this “story” broke. Plus, like 90 percent of them were ready to crucify LeBron. He was probably messing around about Steve Nash and Jamal Crawford. But one way or another, the Heat will almost assuredly improve their depth at some point over the next year or so. If Nash were to come ring chasing in Miami, would you care? Ring chasers get no love from the public, but if that happened, we could see people twisting the story to let Nash slip by without criticism … We’ve been reminiscing a lot about the 1990s lately, whether it’s the lockout or Glen Rice or Larry Hughes. But there’s nothing like looking back at the best kicks from the decade. From Jordan to Nike to Reebok, it was a beast of a decade. Our fam at Complex broke it down for y’all: the 100 best sneakers from those 10 years. We have one major grip that we noticed right away: the Penny IIs at #66? That’s just plain disrespectful. We know A LOT of folks who have them as their GOAT sneakers. We were glad to see the Nike Air Pippen IIs at #69 on there. Very underrated to ball in (we wore out like seven pairs of the retros that dropped a few years back). The list definitely got #1 right though. You can’t argue with that choice … The lockout might slowly be breaking down. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com says some execs are optimistic a deal could be struck but Monday. Others are expecting one more blow up before this thing gets sorted out. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports there was significant progress on the luxury tax but that there are still a few sticking points left to work out. It feels good to have hope doesn’t it? … We love cats who think big. Swing big, miss big is the best motto you can have. It’s impossible to make moves and do big things without having the necessary attitude. But yo… Jordan Crawford lost his mind. Seriously. He tweeted recently that he is On A Mission to become the GREATEST!!!!!! WHY NOT? Well, the Washington Post asked him to elaborate and he did the unthinkable. Jordan Crawford says “I don’t tell nobody, but I feel like I can be better than Michael Jordan.” He was serious too, and he meant the dude who once won six titles, not the guy who works with the Bobcats and dresses terribly. We admire the confidence, and to be honest we bet there are a lot of young players who feel that way. They just won’t say it in front of the cameras and recorders. So props to Crawford for having the balls to say that. Still, we have to crack a laugh and joke. The Wizards are setting themselves up to have a lot of expectations and hype this year. We’ve been a part of that as well. Is Washington going to make a jump this year? … keep reading for more on the ‘World All-Star Classic’ and a picture of what Smush Parker looks like nowadays

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