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Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 13, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Recasting 10 Of The Greatest Basketball Movies Ever

Spike Lee (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

When Spike Lee announced that he was in discussions with Ray Allen about a possible sequel to He Got Game, every basketball head who dearly loved the movie wondered who could possibly be casted for the next film. Would Ray Allen come back as Jesus Shuttlesworth? Would Denzel Washington come back and take on the role of Jake Shuttlesworth? Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 28, 2010 / 11:00 am

Top 10 Best Basketball Documentaries Of All-Time

Hoop Dreams

I think most fans will agree with me when I say basketball documentaries > basketball movies. Sports are obviously much easier to showcase authentically in this format. And yes, I did include three of ESPN’s 30 for 30 episodes. I didn’t really want to, but when breaking it all down, all three deserved a spot on this list. All 10 of these are special films, but none are touching the one in the top spot. Read More »

NBA / Aug 20, 2009 / 2:24 pm

Derrick Rose is the future (Dime #50)

Derrick Rose

Earlier this summer, I went to Chicago for our Dime #50 cover shoot with Derrick Rose. Going in, we’d decided not to waste anyone’s time doing a generic studio shoot with Derrick wearing a Bulls uniform that could’ve been done anywhere, by anyone. Authenticity was the objective. So we went back to the roots: two blocks from Derrick’s childhood home in the South Side, at the park where he became the player you see today. Here is the shoot and story that transpired… Read More »