TAG: Adidas

NBA, Smack / Feb 18, 2014 / 12:07 am

Dime Q&A: Dwight Howard Vows To Become NBA All-Star Game Starter Again

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (Derick Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

A somewhat maligned figure in the basketball community in recent years, Dwight Howard has never stopped being an All-Star-level talent. He has had to learn to let the criticism roll off his broad frame and now has the poise that embodies his veteran credentials. His focus has become tunnel vision dedicated to improving, enjoying life and propelling the Houston Rockets to a potential championship. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 16, 2014 / 9:00 am

Dime Q&A: John Wall Talks About His Dunk Contest Influences

John Wall

John Wall (Pool Photo/USA TODAY Sports)

John Wall‘s breakout season is continuing at NBA All-Star Weekend. Not long before he was named Dunker of the Night during the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest, he took some time to sit with us at the adidas suite in the French Quarter. His growth as a NBA professional transcends the basketball court and has been on full display as adidas has maked him one of their featured athletes. Wall opened up about his thoughts on the dunk contest, his career season, the Washington Wizards and the new shoe he is rocking this weekend. Read More »

All-Star, Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 14, 2014 / 4:38 pm

11 Of The Best Sneakers Releasing This NBA All-Star Weekend At Foot Locker

Nike KD VI, Nike Kobe 9 Elite, Nike LeBron 11

Nike KD VI, Nike Kobe 9 Elite, Nike LeBron 11 (photo. Nike Basketball)

We’ve finally arrived at the Friday before the 2014 NBA All-Star weekend, and while the media and the players congregate around the newly named Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, there are some dope sneaker releases from Foot Locker showcasing the newest iterations from Nike, adidas, Reebok, Converse and others, who have timed their releases to coincide with the next few jam—packed few days. Here are 11 of the best releases this weekend. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 13, 2014 / 11:12 am

adidas Unveils Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s “The Blueprint” Crazy 8

adidas Crazy 8 "The Blueprint"

adidas Crazy 8 “The Blueprint” (photo. adidas Basketball)

Today, adidas unveiled a limited edition Crazy 8 colorway known as The Blueprint, which pays homage to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. With a blue-based upper inspired by his time at UCLA, this shoe signifies it all to the younger generation, as many of adidas’ younger NBA players have all said Kareem represents the blueprint for a storied professional career. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 12, 2014 / 3:00 pm

20 Things To Look Forward To During NBA All-Star Weekend

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas Basketball)

The 63rd NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in New Orleans, bringing some of the biggest stars in sports and entertainment together. It is a time for players to have some down time and fun from their grueling schedules while fans get the opportunity to watch some of their favorite players on the same court.

What sets the NBA apart from other major sports that have All-Star events is that there is constant entertainment and events provided. The weekend ignites with a glimpse of the future stars of the league in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night. All-Star Saturday night is perhaps the most entertaining venue throughout the whole weekend. The Shooting Stars Competition, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest are all events that make up the night. All the parties, festivities and concerts Saturday night lead up to the game on Sunday. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:52 am

adidas Unveils NBA All-Star Sneaker Collection

adidas NBA All-Star Basketball Footwear

adidas NBA All-Star Basketball Footwear (photo. adidas)

Today, adidas unveiled a look at their NBA All-Star footwear collection for this year, including new colorways of four different sneakers: the Dwight Howard 4, Crazy 8, Crazy 1 and the all-new Crazyquick 2. Releasing on Feb. 12-15, the special edition colorways are all paying homage to New Orleans’ rich culture. Dwight Howard, John Wall, Damian Lillard, Joakim Noah and others will debut them on court during the action of NBA All-Star Weekend. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 3:16 pm

adidas Unveils First Look At 2014 NBA All-Star Uniform

NBA All-Star Game uniforms

NBA All-Star Game uniforms (photo. adidas)

Today, adidas officially unveiled the uniforms for this year’s NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. Sporting the All-Star Game logo on the chest of the blue “East” and red “West” jerseys in the shape of the fleur-de-lis, which is the official symbol of Louisiana, these jerseys are playing off New Orleans’ rich culture. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 15, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Video: Adidas’ Stan Smith Sneakers Drop Today

Stan Smith

Stan Smith (photo. adidas)

Today marks the re-release of the adidas tennis sneakers immortalized by former No. 1 ranked tennis player in the world, Stan Smith. Rather than just a popular tennis sneaker, the Stan Smith’s infiltrated Hollywood, the sporting world and the culture at large, so adidas is releasing a series of videos with the man behind the kicks speaking with various accomplished people who grew up worshiping their favorite pair of Stan Smith’s. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 30, 2013 / 12:00 pm

adidas Unveils 6 Colorways Of The Upcoming D Rose 4.5

adidas D Rose 4.5

adidas D Rose 4.5 (photo. adidas Basketball)

Today, adidas unveiled a first official look at the upcoming D Rose 4.5, the latest signature shoe for Derrick Rose. The sneaker will drop on January 30 in three colorways for $140, with additional colorways releasing later this spring. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 24, 2013 / 10:00 am

A Preview Of The NBA’s Christmas Day Sneakers

Jordan CP3.VII

Christmas Day games in the NBA always feature some incredible sneakers. From Nike to Under Armour, here’s a quick preview of what we know players will be wearing tomorrow on the big day. Read More »