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GIFs, Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 10, 2014 / 9:45 am

Video: Watch Jeremy Lin Surprise Madame Tussauds Visitors In San Francisco

Jeremy Lin at Madame Tussauds

Carmelo Anthony has a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in mid-town Manhattan, but he never did this. During the unveiling of the Jeremy Lin wax statue at the Madame Tussauds in San Francisco (Lin was born in Torrance, CA and grew up in Palo Alto), Lin stopped by incognito — as a frighteningly realistic statue. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 9, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: Shaq & Ernie Are Always Watching In The New NBA 2K15 Trailer

Shaq, Ernie Johnson

In the first extended trailer for NBA 2K15, the ID and Superego of TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson, lend their personas to the game. Shaq even famously blurts the title of the trailer, “YAKKEM!” They’re also in the follow-up, joining a gamer as he plays with a more svelte Shaq during his days with the Orlando Magic. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter / Sep 5, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Dirk Nowitzki, “Dunkaholic”

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki is one of the several most valuable offensive players in basketball, but the Dallas Mavericks legend can’t do everything these days. Just don’t tell him that. Nowitzki showed off his light-hearted sense of humor on Twitter earlier today by poking fun at his lack of ability as a dunker. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 5, 2014 / 10:45 am

Michael Jordan’s Signed 1984 Olympic Converse Kicks Are Up For Auction

Michael Jordan Signed Converse Kicks 1984

A ball boy for the 1984 US Men’s Olympic team is putting up a prized possession: Michael Jordan‘s signed sneakers. Grey Flannel Auctions is currently taking bids on the pair of white Converse sneakers MJ signed and gave to the ball boy after receiving the gold medal during the ’84 Olympic games. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 4, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Limited Edition Nike KD VII “Easy Money”

Nike KD VII Easy Money

The Nike KD VII with the strap, the performance enhancements and the initial “USA” colorway continues Nike and Kevin Durant‘s penchant for adding a narrative to each release. The KD VII Easy Money continues that same spirit for storytelling by combining KD’s weather inspiration with Benjamin Franklin and his place on American currency. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 4, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The Man Who Owns All 25 Colorways Of The Nike KD VI

Chris McCord, Nike KD VI

Desite the existence of the Nike KD VII, there were still numerous iterations and colorways of the Kevin Durant signature shoe that came before: The Nike KD VI featured “What the KD” pastiche of colorws, the “MVP” on NIKEiD, the Elite “EYBL,” “Aunt Pearl,” “Precision Timing” and so many more. There were 25 colorways in the sixth installment of the KD VI, and one man, Chris McCord, has them all. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 4, 2014 / 12:00 pm

A LeBron Portrait Made Entirely Of Nike Swooshes

LeBron James Nike

A German artist named Andy Gellenberg made a portrait of LeBron James strictly using Nike swooshes. It looks as incredible as it sounds. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 3, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Chris Paul’s Vision Is Realized With The Launch Of The New Jordan CP3.VIII

Chris Paul Jordan CP3.VIII

Back in 2003 at the Jordan Capital Classic, every last person in the MCI Center – including a just-retired Michael Jordan – focused their gaze on a young upstart by the name of LeBron James. James didn’t disappoint, leading all scorers with 34 points, albeit in a losing effort.

But if you could tear your eyes away from the boy who would be King, the point guard of the squad that took down Team LeBron was also a sight to behold, an efficient yet insuppressible whirling dervish on both ends of the court. For Chris Paul, the conclusion of his high-school career absolutely seemed like the start of something big – in more ways than one. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 1, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Building The Brand: Players Who Deserve Their Own Signature Line

adidas Crazylight Boost

When Nike took a chance in 1984-85 to give a rookie out of North Carolina by the name of Michael Jordan his own sneaker line, the marketing world in sports changed forever. Nike has become one of the most recognized brands in the world, while MJ has built an empire that is producing millions from retro releases. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 29, 2014 / 8:00 pm

The 2014 Jordan Brand Holiday Preview Explores The Past, Present & Future

Jordan Brand Holiday Preview

Much like waiting on a great meal can almost be better than actually eating it, sneaker aficionados thrive on anticipation. As such, the Jordan Brand Holiday Preview has become a week to circle on the calendar, serving to whet our appetites for what lies in store for the winter. Read More »