TAG: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 11, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 10 Greatest Basketball Moments Ever In TV Sitcoms

Michael Jordan

Growing up in the ‘90s, I was spoiled in an era that was full of great television sitcoms. It was a time when shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Martin were at their peak. What was cool about these shows is they did a great job of blending in with the era’s mainstream popular culture, whether it was from the music or sports industry. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Draft Classes Of All Time

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

The 2014 NBA Draft has seen an enormous amount of hype, if it yields anything less than three or four future stars, it will be considered a disappointment. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum and Julius Randle highlight a cast of talented youngsters. Assuming some of these NBA hopefuls reach their ceilings, we could be looking back at this draft class as one of the best ever. Read More »

Video / Mar 3, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Re-Enacts Iconic Role In “Airplane!” For Tourism Ad

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Robert Hayes

Shirley you must be joking! Wisconsin has filmed an ingenious ad campaign in an effort to attract more of a tourist trade to the land-locked state. They brought back the director, producer and stars of the 1980 comedy Airplane! in an attempt to woo summer visitors. In the spot, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is again helming the plane next to actor Pat Hayes as the co-captain’s Murdock and Ted Striker from the hysterical 1980 comedy. Read More »

NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 2:30 pm

4 Dumb Reasons For Fans To Argue About NBA’s Mount Rushmore

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Like we were campaigning for office, the heated debates we get swept up in concerning the greatest NBA players of all time have become as much a part of our lives as the game themselves.

That’s only been amplified with the career of LeBron James cresting at its highest point, as well as Kevin Durant earning the recognition of challenging for MVP. As long as those two continue to play at a Hall of Fame-bound level, they’ll be the subject of abject criticism and have their careers picked apart. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 15 Most Lopsided Trades In NBA History

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 13, 2014 / 11:12 am

adidas Unveils Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s “The Blueprint” Crazy 8

adidas Crazy 8 "The Blueprint"

adidas Crazy 8 “The Blueprint” (photo. adidas Basketball)

Today, adidas unveiled a limited edition Crazy 8 colorway known as The Blueprint, which pays homage to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. With a blue-based upper inspired by his time at UCLA, this shoe signifies it all to the younger generation, as many of adidas’ younger NBA players have all said Kareem represents the blueprint for a storied professional career. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 28, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Magic Johnson Lists All-Time Greats & Forgets To Include Kobe Bryant

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/US PRESSWIRE)

Magic Johnson took to Twitter today to call attention to the blossoming rivalry between LeBron James and Kevin Durant while the latter continues to up his game to otherworldly heights since the calendar turned to 2014. With the Heat and Thunder set to tip-off on ESPN tomorrow night, Johnson extolled KD’s virtues as a player and compared him and James to some of the game’s best; except, he forgot to include Kobe Bryant among those greats, which is sure to cause the ire of Laker fans everywhere. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 20 Best Signature Moves In NBA History

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

When you are playing basketball, there is always that time when you catch yourself imitating a move one of your favorite players did. I can remember when I was younger trying to imitate Jamal Crawford‘s shake-n-bake move, a move he usually pulls off on a fast break when he will dribble the ball behind his back and bring it back around as fast as he can, losing his defender. Let’s just say it did not work out for me (reason No. 76 why I am a writer). Read More »

NBA / Jan 23, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Who Was Better: Shaquille O’Neal Or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O’Neal (photo. Chenoa Maxwell)

As players and personalities, Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar couldn’t be much different. Different eras. Different styles. Different games. Even with so much that makes them difficult to compare — the difference in eras, the unique careers — there is so much that pulls them together. Read More »

NBA / Jan 22, 2014 / 12:30 pm

The 10 Greatest Individual Seasons In NBA History

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike)

Defining the ten greatest seasons of all time is no easy matter. For one thing, it’s clearly arguable. When you’re comparing players across different eras, with different rules, schedules, competition, and statistics there are just too many variables to account for. That being said it would be absolutely zero fun to talk about if we knew with 100 percent certainty. Read More »