TAG: michael jordan

NBA / Jul 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Jordan’s Record $33 Million Contract Up For Auction

Michael Jordan Gatorade Commercial Phil Jackson

The maximum two-year, $48 million extension that injured, 35 year-old Kobe Bryant signed last November has been a lightning rod for criticism. Just imagine the derision he’d face if Bryant were allowed a salary similar to Michael Jordan’s last one with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan’s record $33 million contract for his final season in Chicago is up for auction, and serves as a stark reminder of how little today’s superstars are paid in comparison to those of the past. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Jul 21, 2014 / 10:00 am

Jamal Crawford Calls Kobe Bryant “This Generation’s Michael Jordan”

Jamal Crawford

The Jamal Crawford Summer Pro Am this weekend in Seattle saw Kobe Bryant stop by to take in the action; Bean was also in town to play in Richard Sherman‘s celebrity softball game. Crawford took a few minutes to introduce Kobe before he came into the gym, and that’s when compared Mamba to Michael Jordan. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 18, 2014 / 11:00 am

LeBron Is America’s Most Popular Athlete For The First Time

LeBron James, Tristan Thompson

According to a Harris Poll conducted from June 11 – 16 this year, LeBron James is the most popular athlete in the United States. James unseat Michael Jordan who held the number one spot when the same survey was conducted last year. Read More »

Video / Jul 14, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Jordan Brand’s Epic New Derek Jeter Spot, “Re2pect,” Will Give You Goose Bumps

Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan

In Jordan Brand‘s new ad for Derek Jeter, scheduled to air just before he appears in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night, a stunning collection of fellow baseball players, NBA stars, coaches, managers, musicians, movie directors, a former NYC mayor, the G.O.A.T, New Yorkers, and even Sawx fans all tip their caps to the Captain. We don’t really like baseball (to slow), but Jeter is an institution in New York, and this 90-second spot is sure to raise the hairs on your arms regardless of how you feel about baseball. Read More »

Smack / Jul 10, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Gerald Wallace Doesn’t Think LeBron Has The “Fight” Of MJ & Kobe Bryant

Gerald Wallace, LeBron James

With the whole world waiting to hear LeBron James‘ decision in free agency this week, it makes sense he was the topic de jure when Myfoxal spoke with Celtics forward Gerald Wallace at Childersburg High in Alabama for his basketball camp. When the subject of James and the all-time greats came up, Wallace was quick to point out ‘Bron lacks the “fight” of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Read More »

DimeTV / Jun 23, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Screen & Roll Vol. 4: NBA Draft, “Space Jam” & More

Adam Silver, David Stern

With the blink-and-you-missed it way basketball has infiltrated our online and television lives, it’s only fair you get some warning for what’s up next. Whether it’s a basketball game halfway around the world, the NBA Finals, a revealing interview, or a high school star’s mix tape, we’ve got you covered with our “Screen & Roll” recap of what’s coming on for the coming week. Read More »

Smack / Jun 19, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Al Michaels: Michael Jordan Sees In “4-D”

Al Michaels, Bill Simmons (photo. Grantland)

When we think of physical attributes that make a great basketball player, size, speed, agility, and the like immediately come to mind. What often separates the greats from the rest are traits that can be difficult to quantify. According to legendary sportscaster Al Michaels, the incredible eyesight of Michael Jordan is a perfect example. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 13, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Rod Higgins Abruptly Steps Down As President Of Charlotte Hornets

Rod Higgins

Rod Higgins has resigned as President of Basketball Operations of the Charlotte Hornets, the team announced on Friday. A member of the organization’s front office staff since 2007, Higgins served as General Manager before being promoted to President in 2011. Current General Manager Rich Cho will “assume responsibility for the team’s basketball operations,” the team says. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 13, 2014 / 10:45 am

Jordan Brand Releasing Special Air Jordan VI Retro Collection This Weekend

AIR JORDAN 6 RETRO

In his seventh season, Michael Jordan finally reached the pinnacle of the basketball world with his first title. To celebrate MJ’s first Finals victory, Jordan Brand is releasing the signature kicks he laced up that year with two distinctive Air Jordan 6 Retros coming this weekend to pay tribute to the sneakers the man laced up as he started his drive to become legend. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 12, 2014 / 4:30 pm

5 Prospects Charlotte Should Take In NBA Draft

Michael Jordan

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the stretch run now, we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at each team’s individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with their current and future plans. Read More »