TAG: michael jordan

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 29, 2014 / 8:00 pm

The 2014 Jordan Brand Holiday Preview Explores The Past, Present & Future

Jordan Brand Holiday Preview

Much like waiting on a great meal can almost be better than actually eating it, sneaker aficionados thrive on anticipation. As such, the Jordan Brand Holiday Preview has become a week to circle on the calendar, serving to whet our appetites for what lies in store for the winter. Read More »

GIFs, We Reminisce / Aug 22, 2014 / 12:30 pm

We Reminisce: The Time A Young Michael Jordan Tried To Dunk On Kareem

Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

It’s hard for a certain generation of basketball fans to remember how regal and dominating Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was during his 20-year Hall-of-Fame career. The stalwart Bucks and Lakers center won six MVP awards and was named Finals MVP 14 years apart (1971 and 1985). Perhaps the best way to show young fans how the man most Lakers players referred to as simply, “Cap,” conducted himself on the court, is to show you a clip of a young Michael Jordan swooping along the baseline in an attempt to dunk on the man who blocked the third-most shots in NBA history. Read More »

Twitter / Aug 21, 2014 / 9:45 am

Brandon Jennings Took A Deep Dive Into The Kobe Versus Jordan Debate

Kobe Bryant

The Kobe Bryant versus Michael Jordan debate will exist as long as we all have a platform to argue over the topic. Jordan has six rings, Kobe has five. Jordan never lost in six NBA Finals appearances, Kobe has lost twice on the biggest stage. You get the idea. On Tuesday night, Brandon Jennings took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the longest-running bar argument in NBA history. Read More »

GIFs, Twitter / Aug 20, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Video: Michael Jordan Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Michael Jordan

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that’s taken the sporting world by storm recently has crossed over and now includes His Airness, Michael Jordan. The GOAT called out Phil Jackson and the fellow members of his 1992 Dream Team to put up some cash and also take the challenge. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 18, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Performs ALS Challenge By Submerging Entire Body In Cold Tub

Kobe Bryant (photo. Instagram)

This is how Michael Jordan would perform the ALS Challenge, LeBron. Not by getting probably tepid water – we don’t see any ice here! – poured on him by two seemingly random people on a yacht in the Mediterranean. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 14, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Kobe Bryant Might Break Michael Jordan’s All-Time Scoring Mark In Chicago

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant

Coming into the 2014-15 NBA Season, Kobe Bryant has 31,700 points. Michael Jordan finished his career with 32,292 points, the third-most all-time, trailing only Karl Malone (36,928) and the all-time NBA leader, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). So Kobe trails MJ by 592 points heading into the year, and the Lakers play in Chicago on Christmas DayRead More »

Video / Aug 8, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Evidence Brian Scalabrine Is Just Like Michael Jordan

Scottie Pippen, Brian Scalabrine, Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson

Scottie Pippen, Brian Scalabrine, Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson (photo. @Scalabrine)

A couple days ago we posted the third, and final, “Identical Plays” video showing just how similar Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan were on the court. Now shocking new video proof has surfaced showing former Bulls forward Brian Scalabrine is also an MJ doppelgänger. White Mamba, indeed. Read More »

GIFs / Aug 6, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Watch The Final Michael Jordan – Kobe Bryant “Identical Plays” Video

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant

Two summers ago, YouTube username Youssef Hannoun cobbled together a video showing the distinctive similarities in the games — and mannerisms — of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. Last summer, we showed you part 2, and yesterday Hannoun released the third and final part of the series, which again shows how much Kobe drew from MJ’s game, right down to their celebrations. Read More »

Smack / Aug 6, 2014 / 11:45 am

Video: Kawhi Leonard Beats Michael Jordan At Hot Shot

Michael Jordan

Fresh off nailing 11 successive jumpers at his basketball camp, Michael Jordan faced off against Jordan Brand athlete and 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard in an impromptu game of Hot Shot yesterday. Both players partnered up with a camper, and both knocked down a three-pointer from the top of the key, but only one would come out the winner. Read More »

Video / Aug 5, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Watch Michael Jordan Drain 11 Consecutive Shots At Basketball Camp

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan (Sam Sharpe, USATODAY Sports)

They say the jumper is the last thing to go. So it’s not surprising that arguably the most talented mid-range shooter of all-time can make 11 consecutive unguarded shots, but that doesn’t make watching 51 year-old Michael Jordan effortlessly do so any less entertaining. Read More »