Increasingly our demands on NBA superstars have risen as we become more impatient for overall dominance. A single title is no longer enough. Witness the grief LeBron James still suffers from even though he’s only won a pair of titles in five Finals tries. Kobe Bryant was asked about this new superstar standard as regards arguably the two best soccer players in the world: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Read More »
During Argentina’s 1-0 win over Switzerland in the Round of 16 of the World Cup yesterday, one of the biggest names in fútbol came through in the clutch. But it was Lionel Messi‘s assist rather than a goal that won it in extra time. LeBron James heard about the play and used Messi’s pass as an opportunity to reiterate his stance on making the “right play,” regardless of outcome. Read More »
In the latest commercial promoting Turkish Airlines, Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi do what they do best: they compete. Called “The Selfie Shootout” for obvious reasons, watch the two icons go all over the world in search of the perfect picture. Read More »
By now you’ve probably heard that Nate Robinson will wear No. 10 while playing with the Denver Nuggets next season. Four days ago, Nate informed his Instagram followers that he’d be rocking the number 10 as an homage to arguably the greatest soccer player in the world, Lionel Messi. It seems Messi heard about Robinson’s veneration. Read More »
Perhaps you’re not aware yet, but the most successful Argentinian basketball player not named Manu is a Phoenix Sun now. He has a new team, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to be seeing anything different from Argentina’s most efficient forward. He’s still featuring some crafty post play, a “soft as a pillow” touch around the rim, and the occasional floppy-haired finish on a fast break. Read More »
Heart over head. Inclusion over ego. United by passion, we go all in. This is the slogan for adidas‘ new campaign that launched today, featuring a three spots connecting the worlds of sports, style, fashion and music. Starring Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, B.o.B., Katy Perry, Lionel Messi, David Beckham and many more, the campaign captures the passion these guys put into their game, and takes a look into the visceral nature of raw passion. For example, adidas includes the post-game celebration from when Wisconsin beat undefeated Ohio State earlier this season. Check out the 60-second TV spot below, and the 30-second TV spot and 120-second web exclusive after the jump.
With the World Cup now upon us, and the FIBA World Basketball Championship right around the corner this summer, I decided to compare the national soccer and basketball teams of some of the planet’s powerhouses: Brazil, Germany, France, Argentina, Spain, England/Great Britain and the USA. How does each country’s team stack up in terms of recent success, individual stars, and world ranking? Read More »
With the World Cup opener less than 24 hours away, soccer fans across the globe are setting their DVR’s and scouting out bars open at ungodly hours just for a chance to watch the world’s very best stars. To keep you informed and prepared for the month-long tournament, here’s a list of players to watch out for and their playing style counterparts from the NBA: Read More »