TAG: Grant Hill

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

NBA Players React On Twitter To Donald Sterling’s Lifetime Ban

Donald Sterling

Earlier this afternoon in a live news conference, Adam Silver announced he has banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and is fully committed to forcing him to sell his franchise. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, We Reminisce / Mar 25, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The Forgotten 1994 NBA Draft

Jason Kidd

With the incoming 2014 NBA Draft class grabbing headlines at both the professional and collegiate level throughout the season, fans of rebuilding NBA franchises will be tuning into the NCAA tournament to see a group of players with the potential to alter the next era of the basketball landscape. The ramifications of their play and actions, however, won’t be fully understood for another decade or two. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 16, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 20 Most Marketable NBA Players Ever

Penny Hardaway

As basketball continues to grow as a globalized sport, NBA players are raking in more endorsements and more opportunities than ever before. While NBA players get paid millions to play the game of basketball, some make most of their money off endorsements and business ventures/partnerships with companies. It is the only reason we see Kobe Bryant endorsing a Turkish airline, taking selfies around the world with soccer great Lionel Messi. Read More »

NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Eastern Conference Starting Lineups

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Not everyone can have the same history as the Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Eastern Conference starting lineups. From Michael Jordan all the way down to Kemba Walker — yes, Kemba Walker — here are the top players at every position for every East franchise. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

15 Colleges That Produce The Best NBA Players

Vince Carter

With All-Stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard running the league from an attention standpoint, it’s hard to argue that high schoolers can’t make the successful jump to the NBA. Even international players like Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had Hall of Fame careers after coming to the states. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 10, 2013 / 11:27 am

Iconic FILA 96 Colorway Re-Releasing In 2 Days

FILA 96

Last March, the re-release of the iconic white/navy FILA 96 sold out in minutes. Because the demand was so strong, FILA is bringing the sneaker back one more time in two days. On December 12, very limited quantities will hit FILA.com at midnight, and other select retailers include Packer Shoes, Nice Kicks and Rare Breed Footwear. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 15, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The NBA’s 50 Greatest Poster Dunks Of All Time

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Jordan Brand)

There are few things more enthralling and adrenaline-inducing than the art of the poster dunk. It may only be worth two points, but the feelings of awe and emotions of demoralization only seems to increase its worth. A dunk of such devastating magnitude could easily turn the tides of a game, switching momentum from one team to another. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 14, 2013 / 5:00 pm

10 Of The Best TV Show Appearances By NBA Players

Kevin Garnett

When it’s time to hang up the sneaks, there are very few basketball players that can make the transition to the TV screen. Being a great athlete is one thing but making the transition to being an actor is another. Let’s be honest, many have tried and quite a few have crashed and burned (cough, coughDarius Miles in Perfect Score) but there are a few that have the potential to star in their own TV series. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 1, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Release Date Update: FILA Introduces “Tobacco Road Pack” With Retro Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse Sneakers

FILA Grant Hill II

UPDATE: The “Tobacco Road Pack” has been pushed back to October 10. Both shoes will be available for $100 in sizes 7-12, 13. For more info, go to the official website.

Everyone knows the history of Tobacco Road and the basketball rivalry. Duke. UNC. During the 1990s, FILA was right in the middle of it, signing Tar Heel and Blue Devil standouts Jerry Stackhouse and Grant Hill to massive sneaker deals before either one had ever played in the NBA. The two spectacular NBA swingmen became the faces of the brand and this fall, they’ll be returning once again in a special “Tobacco Road” sneaker pack. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Sep 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

NBA TV To Bring Back “NBA Inside Stuff” With Grant Hill As Host

Grant Hill (photo. @realgranthill33)

“It’s my main man [insert NBA player of your choice].” That was always the preface before every interview Ahmad Rashad gave during the 15-year run of NBA Inside Stuff. The show weaned a generation of basketball fans on bloopers and highlights every Saturday on NBC. Now it’s coming back with the recently retired Grant Hill in place of Rashad. Read More »