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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 »

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 »