Fresh off the official unveiling of his latest signature sneaker — the Nike Kobe 9 Elite — Kobe Bryant is inching closer to a season debut. It might come Sunday against the Raptors, as the Mamba told ESPN Los Angeles he expects to workout hard on Friday and see how the left Achilles responds. Read More »
While yesterday was significant because Nike officially unveiled the Kobe 9 Elite, the latest signature in Kobe Bryant‘s sneaker line, it was also important for another reason. The Kobe Prelude Pack was introduced for the first time, and beginning Dec. 7 with the release of the shoe shown below, fans will get a special colorway of every Bryant signature sneaker each week for the next two months. Read More »
Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »
In the latest commercial promoting Turkish Airlines, Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi do what they do best: they compete. Called “The Selfie Shootout” for obvious reasons, watch the two icons go all over the world in search of the perfect picture. Read More »
As part of their new NIKEiD Player Exclusive Program, Nike Basketball has unveiled four new player exclusive iDs for Chris Paul, J.R. Smith and Ty Lawson. Along with the rest of the program roster — Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Paul George, James Harden, Jarrett Jack, LeBron James, Deron Williams and Nick Young — these players will work with the design team to create sneakers that’ll embrace specific moments of the NBA season.
I feel like we’ve seen this before. Yes, UConn’s Shabazz Napier has made game-winners before. But the first time I saw this highlight, I thought of 1998. The NCAA Tournament. The Sweet 16. UConn. Washington. Richard Hamilton. For some reason, back-taps always seem to work out well for the Huskies.
Napier was a beast all night, lighting up the Gators for 26 of his team’s 65 points, pushing his sterling season averages to 16.4 points, 5.6 assists and an incredible 7.3 rebounds per game for the undefeated No. 12-ranked Huskies. Read More »