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Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

Notorious B.I.G.

I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA players currently have playing in their headphones as they gear up for the most important of the year. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Illinois Introduces New Nike Basketball Uniforms

Nike Illinois uniforms

Nike Illinois uniforms (photo. Nike)

The University of Illinois and Nike introduced a new brand and identity system for the school today, which will feature updated uniforms for all 19 of the school’s intercollegiate sports teams. Using consistent colors, logos, lettering and numerals, the new digs will debut with the football and basketball programs and gradually expand to other sports in future seasons. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

LeBron James Has NBA’s Most Popular Jersey

LeBron James

LeBron James (Robert Mayer/USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James has once again ended the season atop the NBA’s Most Popular Jerseys List, doing it for the sixth time in his illustrious career. The rest of the top five includes Kevin Durant (No. 2), Kobe Bryant (No. 3), Derrick Rose (No. 4) and Stephen Curry (No. 5), with ten of the top 15 overall all playing in the playoffs this weekend. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 12:33 pm

First Look: Air Jordan XX9

Air Jordan XX9

Air Jordan XX9 (photo. @darrenrovell)

Today, Jordan is unveiling the Air Jordan XX9 and here’s the first look we have at the new shoe, which will release in September. The image is courtesy of ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 11:20 am

Reebok Classic Introduces San Antonio-Inspired Colorway Of The Rail

Reebok "The Rail"

Reebok “The Rail” (photo. Reebok Classic)

Today, Reebok Classic introduced a San Antonio-inspired colorway of the infamous Rail, which will drop on April 25. Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson played just nine games with the Spurs during his final season in the NBA, but still, this colorway of the sneaker he made famous is dope, sporting a gray nubuck base with teal and pink paneling. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 10:30 am

Go On A Sneaker Hunt Inside Sacramento’s Locker Room

Sacramento Kings

Sacramento might be lottery-bound again this summer, but when it comes to sneakers, they’re right up there with some of the best teams in the league. DeMarcus Cousins is considered one of the NBA’s biggest sneakerheads and Isaiah Thomas is always debuting some dope Reebok PEs. Add in the trade that brought Rudy Gay to California and you can see why the Kings had to be a destination for Nice Kicks‘ ongoing “Sole Access” series. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 17, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: The NBA’s 10 Best Crossovers This Season

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

You have to admit Dime has good timing. Only hours after we recently posted the 30 greatest ankle-breakers in league history, Andre Iguodala set Twitter aflame with his season-defining move on Denver’s Quincy Miller. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 16, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Gary Payton: Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook Not On My Level

Gary Payton

Gary Payton‘s never been one to hold back. MVP? Kevin Durant, no question. LeBron? He won it two years in a row, but now it’s a new era. Russell Westbrook? He’s the new-school point guard but there are only three real lead guards left. Read More »

High School, Video / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:45 am

Another Incredible Seventh Woods Mixtape

Seventh Woods

Seventh Woods is one of the most exciting high school players we’ve ever seen, and his first mixtape last year nearly broke the Internet. Now on the eve of a promised sophomore year video, Hoopmixtape dropped another look-back at some of the 6-2 guard’s greatest highlights. One thing of note: Woods, the No. 18 prospect in the 2016 ESPN 25, was 14 years old in every highlight in this video. Fourteen! Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 15, 2014 / 2:45 pm

First Look: The Nike SB x Jordan I With Lance Mountain

Nike SB x Air Jordan I

Nike SB x Air Jordan I (photo. Nike)

Today, we got an official look at the upcoming collaboration between the Nike SB and Air Jordan lines, which has spawned a truly unique sneaker. Featuring two separate colorways that are both painted on, wearing away over time to reveal something else entirely, the Nike SB x Jordan I collaboration was designed by famed skater Lance Mountain, finally cashing in on the longtime cult following the Air Jordan I has had among skaters. Read More »