Jabari Parker, Julius Randle (photo. Jordan Brand)
At one point early in the first half of Saturday night’s Jordan Brand Classic, the crowd at Barclays Center suddenly and incongruously erupted into a thunderous ovation during a dead ball. Only one person’s arrival could have elicited such a reaction.
We already broke the news earlier this week that Jordan Brand was stepping it up again this year with the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic. But now that we have a break from tournament action and coverage, here are the official images. Not only will Drake be performing after the game on April 13 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., but the teams will be sporting some incredibly wild Air Jordan XX8s. Read More »
The 2013 Jordan Brand Classic announced its field today, a 22-star collection that’s the center of the showcase April 13 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. How many of these players will be back in the New York metro area for the 2014 NBA Draft just over a year later? By the looks of the field, a number of them could be. Read More »
Air Jordan 2012 "Jordan Brand Classic" Deluxe (photo. Jordan Brand)
It’s that time of year again when the best high school players in the world get together to give us a final taste before they head off to college, the spotlight and the big time. And next Saturday, the 11th annual Jordan Brand Classic will pit the best of the best against each other in Charlotte. The game will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m., but you don’t have to wait that long to see what the players will be rocking: special editions of the Air Jordan 2012. Read More »
Austin Rivers, Anthony Davis and Michael Gilchrist have received the most attention amongst the Class of 2011 high school prospects, but you’d be crazy to overlook Myck Kabongo. The 6-2 point guard headed to Texas has a handle that can break down just about any defender, an innate ability to hit the open man and a lethal jumper with deep range that will cause issues for Big 12 opponents next year. We got up with the Toronto product this past weekend at the Jordan Brand Classic in Charlotte to discuss his off-court interests, his high school career – that included stops at two of the country’s premier programs – and his goals for next year. Read More »
Tomorrow, some of the best high school players from around the country will be playing in the 10th anniversary of the Jordan Brand Classic at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. And when the teams take the court, they’ll both be wearing new colorways of the Air Jordan 2011 developed specifically for the JBC squads. Read More »