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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 »

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 »

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 »

Latest News / Sep 22, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Darko Milicic Is Becoming A Professional Kick-Boxer

Carmelo Anthony, Darko Milicic

The Human Victory Cigar who last played in the NBA for the Celtics during the 2011-12 season, Darko Milicic, is making a career change according to website NBASerbia.com. The No. 2 pick in the celebrated 2003 NBA Draft, is joining WAKO, the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations. Meanwhile, the player selected directly after Darko, Carmelo Anthony, signed a five-year, $124 million to remain with the New York Knicks this summer. Read More »

Smack / Sep 22, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Ban Lifted For James Blair, Cavs Fan Who Rushed LeBron James On The Court

James Blair, LeBron James

The kid who stupidly ran on the court towards LeBron James when the Heat were in Cleveland during the 2012-13 season to show off a homemade white t-shirt with “We want LeBron in 2014″ scribbled in black magic marker, was smartly banned from ever attending a Cavs game at Quicken Loans Arena ever again. Now that James is indeed returning home, the ban has been lifted and James Blair can return to The Q. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 22, 2014 / 11:00 am

Taj Gibson Says Coming off The Bench “Doesn’t Matter”

Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson

After Aggrey Smith of CSN Chicago wrote that Bulls power forward Taj Gibson was privately displeased with coming off the bench again next season, Taj took to Twitter to shoot down the report while cautioning the media to “please miss me with the drama.” Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Sep 22, 2014 / 10:00 am

Danny Ainge Says, “I’m Not Trying To Trade Rondo,” But “Nobody Is Untradeable”

Rajon Rondo

The future of Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is in flux. He claims he never asked to be traded out of Boston, but plugged-in Boston scribe Jackie MacMullen believes otherwise. When Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette asked Celtics GM Danny Ainge about it on Sunday, Ainge talked in circles, claiming he didn’t want to trade Rondo, but “the possibility of a trade is not out of the question.” Read More »

Latest News / Sep 20, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Chris Paul Cried After Blowing Game 5 Against OKC, And He Won’t Forget

Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul

There are those atavistic few who believe an athlete’s tears are a sign of weakness. But for many they’re a sign of just how much that athlete cares about the game they hold so dear. That’s why when Chris Paul cried after the Los Angeles Clippers’ blew a late lead in a watershed Game 5 that would have given them a 3-2 advantage in their Western Conference Semifinal series against the Thunder, it engendered in us the empathy and respect of the latter reaction. Paul, for his part, is turning it into fuel for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Read More »

NBA / Sep 20, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Warriors’ Oft-Damaged Andrew Bogut Says Avoiding Injury Is “To Be A Puss”

Andrew Bogut

In Andrew Bogut‘s last season in Milwaukee (2012-13), he only appeared in 12 games. In his first season in Golden State, he played in 32 games after offseason microfracture surgery. Last season, he totaled only 67 games with a shoulder injury and was kept him out of Golden State’s final regular-season games and their seven-game first-round series against the Clippers with a fractured rib. The Aussie center recently told Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle his body “feels great” before offering a unique perspective on staying healthy. Read More »

Video / Sep 20, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Watch Shaq Perform An Impromptu Jon Bon Jovi Classic At An LSU Bar

Shaq

Shaq (photo. TMZ)

This past week, Shaquille O’Neal was back in the bayou at Louisiana State University, where he played for the Tigers basketball team for three years before going No. 1 in the 1992 NBA Draft. During the Diesel’s sojourn to his former school, he even found time to rock the mic with a local band, breaking into Jon Bon Jovi‘s classic, “Shot Through The Heart.” Read More »