Well, there are certainly worse ways to open up a new arena. The Barclays Center opened for business Friday in Brooklyn with a Jay-Z-headlined show. We felt like we were there thanks to all the updates and photos we saw blowing up social media. Read More »
Leave it to Kanye West to postpone the summer as long as David Stern did the NBA season a year ago. The G.O.O.D. Music performance that capped off Jay-Z’s Made in America music festival teased us almost as much as a new NBA 2K13 trailer from 2K Sports. But the best things in life are always worth the wait. Now, Yeezy has dropped Cruel Summer upon us, while the NBA’s offseason is at a dead period until training camp starts. Read More »
There’s something everyone needs to know about Mario Chalmers: his confidence is bordering on movie star-level. He really believes he’s one of the best big moment players in the game. Trust us. We’ve asked him before. Now, he’s saying he’s not just one of the best point guards in the world, but that he’s in the “front end of the top 10.” We’re not even sure Rajon Rondo would reach that far, and what’s funny about this is that Chalmers’ proclamation came from a question about Rondo’s standing in the game. Read More »
Believe it or not, NBA 2K13 is only a few months away, and for those of you still playing last year’s game, you know you can expect a few changes once the new one hits stores on Oct. 2. To start building the hype, 2K Sports made an unprecedented announcement yesterday: Jay-Z will serve as the Executive Producer of NBA 2K13.
“This has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with 2K Sports and be a part of one of the best sports video games in history,” says Jay-Z. “NBA 2K13 will be the next evolution in sports and basketball culture, and I’m ready to usher in the new era of the franchise.” Read More »
After an outstanding sophomore season at Syracuse that had many analysts talking about him as one of the best guards in the country, Dion Waiters decided the time was right to test his talents and make the jump to the NBA. The Philly native was a beast as a Sixth Man, averaging 12.6 points on nearly 48 percent shooting to help lead the Orange to the Elite 8 this season. Syracuse came up short in their bid for a National Championship, but Waiters’ stock continues to rise. Now as he gets prepared to be drafted into the NBA, Waiters will be giving us the inside scoop on his journey to the draft, how his life is changing and everything in-between… Read More »
Everything is changing with the Nets, and now it looks like someone might have leaked what could be the team’s new logo. Someone working IT at the Barclays Center tweeted out a photo recently, and now UNDRCRWN posted this photoshop job on their Instagram account for a better view. What do you think of this sleek, old school design? Going off this photo alone, the Nets might be changing their colors as well. Read More »
Miami’s Norris Cole has been one of my favorite rookies to watch all season, all because the Cleveland State point guard plays with an absence of fear. His confidence walks a fine line between making him look unbeatable to making him look untrustworthy.
As a Cole fan, though, you enter into an unspoken agreement with the rookie that you know he’s going to barrel into a play with just as much confidence as before, mistake or not. It’s part of the fun/trepidation.
I think that’s why when LeBron James introduced Jay-Z to Cole after Monday’s game, I couldn’t stop watching. Read More »
A new Kanye West track called “Theraflu” dropped last night, and even as Kris Humphries was rumbling to 21 points and 11 rebounds with New Jersey, everyone on Twitter was busy having a laugh at his expense. Kanye basically admitted he was in love with Kim Kardashian, and that while her relationship with the NBA player kept her away from him, Kanye said he could have Jay-Z drop him from the Nets: Read More »
The 3 p.m., March 15 trade deadline has come and gone as fast as your brackets will be busted by this weekend’s end. Most cats around the league can now breathe easy, knowing they haven’t been dealt and can focus on the remaining part of the schedule. Others, however, must deal with the reality they were shipped out like yesterday’s garbage. Either way, this a time for them to regroup and stop commenting on every rumor that appears on blogs and Twitter. Read More »