TAG: Mars Blackmon

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 25, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 10 Best Characters Of Basketball Commercials

"Blake & Drain"

With the release of a new series with Powerade entitled “Streetball Court,” LeBron James is part of a cast of elite basketball players that have appeared in commercials under a different alias. In the series, James stars as Judge James, enforcing the rules of basketball to ballers that simply do not get the ethics of streetball; “Thou shall drink their own drink” or call “the ticky-tacky foul”. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 16, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Let Your Game Speak: Russell Westbrook’s New Challenge

Russell Westbrook

Along with the Nike swoosh, the Jumpman may be basketball’s most enduring symbol since the basketball and the hoop. The most iconic player of all time’s signature silhouette is a remarkable image. It makes us imagine the incredible, and yet it’s still vague. Anyone can make that pose, anyone can dream of flight. Read More »

Featured Gallery, Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 26, 2012 / 12:30 pm

The 25 Best Basketball Commercials Of All Time

Kobe Bryant

Who remembers the Y2K craze? The world was supposed to end, or at the least, society was supposed to collapse. We got a terrible Will Smith album (Or if you were a misguided soul like me, you probably liked it.). We were all planning to end up like John Cusack in 2012, flying planes through buildings and angling for tickets to some special ship. But the best thing to ever came out of the year 2000 was the Sportscenter commercial. Who remembers it? Mark McGwire smashing computers. Charley Steiner, with a tie around his forehead, yelling, “FOLLOW ME! FOLLOW ME TO FREEDOM!” Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 17, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Buggin’ Out: Air Jordan White/Cement IV Release At Midnight

Air Jordan 4 Retro White/Cement

Perhaps the Jordan Brand has truly bought into the Mayan Calendar hype about the world ending in December. How else to explain the rapid-fire string of incredibly coveted sneakers releasing this year? (If Jordan releases either the Black/Red or Columbia XIs during the holiday season as rumored, the resulting frenzy actually might constitute the end of the world.).

On the heels of the Concord XI and the Chicago X comes tonight’s release of the White/Cement IV, suitably arriving on Michael Jordan‘s 49th birthday. Read More »

Dimepiece, Video / May 20, 2011 / 2:15 pm

Playboy Playmate Francesca Frigo Is Mars Blackmon

Who doesn’t want to be Mars Blackmon? In March it was Blake Griffin; now it’s Playboy Playmate Francesca Frigo (Miss August 2010). Watch as Frigo puts a spin on the classic commercial in a teaser for Playboy’s forthcoming feature on the top 23 Air Jordans of all time. It’s gotta be the shoes…

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Video / Mar 10, 2011 / 10:45 am

Blake Griffin Does His Best Mars Blackmon Impersonation

There were rumors (and photos) percolating all over the interwebs last week that Blake Griffin (not Spike Lee) was dressing up as the legendary Mars Blackmon for an upcoming photo shoot, but no one seemed to know what it was for. Now we know. Watch Mars BlakeMan ask USC tight end Jordan Cameron what makes him so great. Will this help his NFL Draft stock this year? Probably not. But it will make for a good promotional video to show his grandkids.

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NBA / Sep 11, 2009 / 11:30 am

I Reminisce: The Flu Game

Jordan & Pippen

On this unofficial Michael Jordan Day, the Dime crew reminisces on our personal favorite MJ moments, as well as our favorite Jordan sneakers.

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The Flu Game Growing up in the middle of the Jordan era, I eagerly huddled around the television to see what he would do next. The next amazing dunk, the game-winning shot, the shrug, the finger wag … anything he did, I had to see. Out of all those games and moments, one stands above all of the others: Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Read More »

NBA / Jun 3, 2009 / 11:24 am

Mickael Pietrus: Not Wearing Kobes

Mickael Pietrus

“It’s gotta be the shoes.”

A statement by the great Mars Blackmon that still lives fresh today. After doing his best to check reigning MVP LeBron James in the Eastern Conference Finals, Mickael Pietrus will do his best to guard last year’s MVP Kobe Bryant. Not an easy task for anymore, so Mike figured he’d switch things up. Read More »