The NBA All-Star Game is one of best opportunities for players to experiment with sneakers. There are no color restrictions, so the possibilities are endless. You’ve already seen what Nike did with their Area 72 collection, which included new All-Star edition sneakers for LeBron, Kobe and Kevin Durant. Read More »
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The NBA didn’t wait long to take fans behind the scenes of the 2013 All-Star Game through a “mini-movie” released today. This one encapsulates everything about Sunday night in Houston, but is especially great because of the moments in the locker room before and after the games, with Joakim Noah trying to snag tips for how to prepare for his first All-Star game. There’s also tons of footage using the ultra-slow, hi-res Phantom cameras that gives a new look at some of the game’s memorable plays. Read More »
Chris Bosh did not have the best of performances at last night’s NBA All-Star Game in Houston. The details of his misery are detailed by Dime HERE and HERE, but in case you didn’t see the game, you need some visual evidence.
The 62nd annual NBA All-Star game concluded Sunday night with a fairly well-played contest ending with a Western Conference win 143-138 over the Eastern Conference. The game itself is more of a show than a competition which isn’t to knock the annual festivity but rather shed a truthful light upon it.
With that said we will treat the production that it was similar to an awards show and discuss some of the night’s biggest winners and losers. Read More »
What better way to celebrate the GOAT’s 50th birthday than to watch the best players in the world take turns dunking on each other? The midseason classic is here, the NBA All-Star Game, and I’ll be here all night live blogging the proceedings from inside of the Toyota Center in Houston. Read More »
NBA All-Star Saturday Night’s signature events are, without question, the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout and the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Dime Magazine was in Houston to check out the action live and have grades on the performances of each participant in both events (we can’t be the only other ones who nearly slept through the Shooting Stars and the Skills Competition). Be forewarned: this isn’t exactly a fair grading scale. Expectations played a role in their grades. Remember one of the worst things in the world is wasted talent – at least that’s what they say in the movie A Bronx Tale. Read More »
How long have you been waiting for tonight? A couple of weeks? Maybe a month? Well, if you’re James White, you’ve been waiting a decade. Flight White was put on this planet to do one thing. He was born to dunk, and yeah, he’s won some dunk contests over the years (and, somehow, lost a few too). But this will be his biggest stage yet. Read More »
The city of Houston is known for being connected to space exploration. There’s the mission control center, as well as the Comets, Rockets and Astros. It’s part of the culture here, just as the Raygun character speaks to Nike‘s heritage. The two converged and met this weekend for NBA All-Star Weekend, and the people at Nike Basketball were kind enough to bring me along for the ride. Read More »
Back once again. It’s NBA All-Star Weekend, which means traffic (and more traffic), some insane sneaker exhibits, and lots and lots of beautiful women flaunting skin all over the place. We have it all in Houston, and even though I just got into Texas earlier today, I have already taken in my fair share of the surroundings. Read More »
Is Jeremy Evans the most unknown NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner of all-time? It sure seems like it, and that’s probably because he’s played 129 minutes this season for Utah after playing 217 the year previous. His one, no-brainer skill is dunking, a feat that doesn’t lend itself to a major roll for coach Tyrone Corbin but is a centerpiece of this year’s 2013 NBA All-Star Game’s Slam Dunk Contest. Read More »