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NBA / Oct 16, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Michael Jordan Opposes LeBron & Dirk’s Appeals To Shorten Season

Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James

This coming Sunday, the Nets and Celtics will play a 44-minute exhibition game, the first of its kind. It’s an exploratory measure in an effort to give players more rest, and this is the first test case (not sure how one game provides enough information, but that’s a question for another time). LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki both publicly said they would support decreasing the number of games in the regular season, but that a 44-minute game wouldn’t have much of an impact. Then, Michael Jordan chimed in, and he was miffed why Dirk or LeBron would want to play fewer games. Read More »

Video / Oct 4, 2014 / 8:45 pm

This Epic Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant Fadeaway Mix Will Have You Seeing Double

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant (photo. Dee Smith YouTube)

Kobe Bryant isn’t Michael Jordan, and the Los Angeles Lakers legend never will be. It’s likely no player will achieve Jordan’s lengthy list of incredible accomplishments, and it’s impossible for anyone to gain the aura that surrounded His Airness’ career. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Kevin Durant Says He Has Killer Instinct Of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant

Kevin Durant

26 year-old Kevin Durant, already established as one of the greatest basketball players the game has ever seen, is finally comfortable in his own skin. The reigning MVP and four-time scoring champion made that clear in an illuminative, wide-ranging interview with Sam Amick of USA Today. Absent from the piece are platitudes, generalities, and typical company lines that Durant so frequently espoused as he grew to super-duper-stardom since being drafted in 2007. In their place are moments of real, unfiltered insight, like Durant’s admission of the profane thoughts he had for those who criticized his decision to withdraw from FIBA World Cup play this summer. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Kobe Bryant: “Physically, I Don’t See An End To The Tunnel”

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s two-year, $48 million contract expires after the 2015-2016 season, and most have assumed that the Los Angeles Lakers legend will retire thereafter. But don’t get depressed too quickly, Kobe Nation – your hero might be longer for the NBA than anyone’s anticipating. At Lakers media day yesterday, Bryant refused to offer a timeline for the remainder of his career, insisting that he doesn’t “see an end to the tunnel” of his playing capabilities. Read More »

Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Lance On Jordan Practicing With Hornets: “I’m Going To Try To Get Up In Him”

Lance Stephenson

Michael Jordan is owner of the Charlotte Hornets. He’s also a six-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, and considered by most to be the greatest basketball player of all-time. Jordan hasn’t been shy to practice with his team in the past, and reports from those closed-door sessions are always and predictably glowing: “MJ took Michael Kidd-Gilchist to school!” is a rough approximation of a common refrain. Offseason addition Lance Stephenson, though, plans to put Jordan’s practice success to the test this season. Read More »

NBA / Sep 24, 2014 / 9:15 am

Phil Jackson Says Kobe Bryant’s Training “Went Beyond” Michael Jordan

Phil Jackson

There aren’t many people in the NBA with the pedigree — both as a player and a coach — of Phil Jackson. The 13-time champion (11 as a coach, an NBA record, and two as a player for the Knicks) took over as president of basketball operations for the Knicks last spring, and since then he’s assumed total control of the basketball end of the franchise (even keeping egomaniac James Dolan at bay). In the first part of a Q&A with Steve Serby of the New York Post, Phil touched on his time as a coach of both Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, offering a unique, and perhaps surprising, perspective when it comes to how both trained. Read More »

Smack / Sep 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Nick Young Thinks Kobe Bryant Is Better Than Michael Jordan

Nick Young

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young recently took to Twitter to express his opinion that teammate Kobe Bryant is a better player than Michael Jordan. Young’s more accurate take – in our opinion, at least – is his adolescent one that Tracy McGrady was superior to the Black Mamba. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 5, 2014 / 10:45 am

Michael Jordan’s Signed 1984 Olympic Converse Kicks Are Up For Auction

Michael Jordan Signed Converse Kicks 1984

A ball boy for the 1984 US Men’s Olympic team is putting up a prized possession: Michael Jordan‘s signed sneakers. Grey Flannel Auctions is currently taking bids on the pair of white Converse sneakers MJ signed and gave to the ball boy after receiving the gold medal during the ’84 Olympic games. Read More »

Smack / Sep 4, 2014 / 10:45 am

Charles Barkley Explains Why “Michael Jordan Doesn’t Like Me Anymore”

Charles Barkley, Graham Bensinger

Charles Barkley has always been honest during his time as a commentator for Turner Sports on “Inside the NBA.” Unfortunately, Chuck’s adherence to telling viewers exactly what he believes has caused a fracture between him and his long-time friend, rival, and peer, Michael Jordan. In a recent interview with Graham Bensinger, Barkley explains what caused their recent rift. Read More »

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 »