/ Sep 28, 2014 / 2:45 pm
New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter’s farewell tour is of almost no interest to us. Kudos to Jeter on a fantastic career apparently performed with utmost class, and he deserves congratulations for writing such a storybook ending to his time wearing pinstripes earlier this week, too. But basketball is our game – we’d much rather wax nostalgic about the imminent NBA twilight of Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett than talk the Yankees captain. Except for now, that is. Jeter is playing his final game at Boston’s Fenway Park today, and Paul Pierce – who, you may remember, now plays for the Washington Wizards – is there to represent the Celtics. Read More »
Last night was the final time Derek Jeter will play shortstop for the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium. He ended the game with a game-winning hit in the ninth, naturally, which is why so many stars give him “Re2pect.” We don’t really watch baseball, but a certain graphic comparing the Yankee’s captain and Lakers captain Kobe Bryant caught our attention. The similarities between the two players — both of whom made their debuts in 1996 — seem to be something more than just coincidence. Read More »
According to a Harris Poll conducted from June 11 – 16 this year, LeBron James is the most popular athlete in the United States. James unseat Michael Jordan who held the number one spot when the same survey was conducted last year.
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/ Jul 14, 2014 / 12:15 pm
In Jordan Brand‘s new ad for Derek Jeter, scheduled to air just before he appears in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night, a stunning collection of fellow baseball players, NBA stars, coaches, managers, musicians, movie directors, a former NYC mayor, the G.O.A.T, New Yorkers, and even Sawx fans all tip their caps to the Captain. We don’t really like baseball (to slow), but Jeter is an institution in New York, and this 90-second spot is sure to raise the hairs on your arms regardless of how you feel about baseball. Read More »
The lion’s share of Team Jordan athletes are, of course, basketball players. But one of the things that has set the Jordan Brand apart as an eternally thriving entity is that it’s never been just about basketball. The Jumpman has branched out to football and baseball players, boxers, Paralympic athletes and even a jazz saxophonist. Read More »
/ Jan 14, 2010 / 11:00 am
On the basketball court and in the corporate arena, Dwyane Wade‘s potential appears limitless. As the perennial MVP candidate and newest Air Jordan pitchman confronts off-court distractions and constant speculation about his future, he’s not close to giving up his spot on the medal stand as one of the undisputed top three players in the game.
Earlier this season, Wade posed for the cover of Dime #54 (on newsstands now) and sat down to interview for this story. Read More »
/ Jun 16, 2009 / 12:50 am
As expected, you couldn’t get away from Kobe Bryant yesterday. In fact, if you have any Orlando Magic fans in your life, you might wanna have them stay away from the Internet or any sports TV/radio stations for the rest of the week. The fallout from Kobe’s first “solo” NBA championship has so far revolved around two questions: What is Kobe’s place in history? and What’s next for Kobe and the Lakers? Read More »
/ Jun 15, 2009 / 4:22 pm
Late last night, after hearing yet another TV analyst talk about Kobe Bryant‘s “drive” and “competitiveness” and “will to win” the same way you’d talk about a woman’s features, I wondered when we started defining our greatest athletes with intangible terms we can’t even define.
Nevermind the ring count: This is how Kobe has truly set himself apart from Shaq. Read More »