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NBA / Feb 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

10 Reasons Why The ’90s Was The Best Era In The NBA

Michael Jordan

We are nearly 15 years removed from the ’90s but it is still the most talked about era in NBA history. The 1990s was just a great all-around decade for modern culture and style. Whether it was watching Will Smith in the Fresh Prince, Biggie and Tupac going at it for rap supremacy, or MJ dominating the game, the ’90s impact on our society is still very present. Read More »

Latest News / Feb 22, 2014 / 11:28 am

LeBron James Refutes “Space Jam 2″ Rumors; Internet Mourns

LeBron James

LeBron James (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

After Brian Windhorst dropped a bomb on Twitter last night, we all ran with the notion LeBron James would be starring in Space Jam 2, a sequel to the animated Michael Jordan hit from 1996. Warner Bros. was supposed to have confirmed the film was happening and James would star. Then the rug was yanked out from under excited fans. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Feb 20, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Debunking Myths: The 1980s NBA Vs. The Modern Game, Vol. 1

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The passing of time and subsequent dulling of our memories always makes the past look grander than it actually was. What’s the reason? Simply put, people don’t want to look back with a critical lens at our past. Everyone wants to believe that the icons of their era, whether they reigned in the fields of politics, music or the crux of our discussion, sports, are universally the “best.” Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Ranking All 28 Air Jordan Signature Sneakers

Air Jordan XX8 "Stealth-Inspired" Collection

Air Jordan XX8 “Stealth-Inspired” Collection (photo. Jordan Brand)

In 1985, a partnership between Michael Jordan and Nike changed the athletic apparel culture forever with the release of the first pair of Air Jordan sneakers. Fast forward about 30 years later and the Jordan Brand has become one of the most iconic athletic brands ever. MJ is the most marketable athlete in our lifetime and his legacy has impacted every athlete in some form or another. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News, NBA / Feb 16, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Gives His Own NBA Mount Rushmore At All-Star Weekend

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Perhaps you heard LeBron James provide the media his NBA Mount Rushmore earlier this month. During Kobe Bryant‘s question and answer session with the media before tonight’s All-Star Game, he was asked about LeBron’s claim that he’s pushing to become the fourth member of NBA Mount Rushmore. Kobe was asked who would be on his own Mount Rushmore. At first, Mamba claimed he was ignorance about Mount Rushmore, but when informed there are four president’s, he answered as best he could. Read More »

NBA / Feb 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 10 Greatest 1-On-1 Duels In NBA History

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (photo. Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Is there anything more attention grabbing than an individual battle between two Hall of Fame-bound players?

We were subject to it a few weeks ago when LeBron James and Kevin Durant went at it in Oklahoma City’s win over the Miami Heat. While the result is indicative of a lopsided affair favoring the Thunder, the battle between James and Durant was anything but as both players went for each other’s throat on one long-distance shot after another. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Feb 14, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 10 Greatest NBA All-Star Game Alley-Oops

Tracy McGrady

The term “alley oop” originated in American football with the San Francisco 49ers to describe a high-arcing pass to the wide receiver. In basketball, the alley-oop can be dated as far back as the 1950s with Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in their college days; however, these alley-oops mostly came off of what is now known as offensive interference plays. Some credit the alley-oop to Al Tucker at Oklahoma Baptist University in the 1960s, while others credit David Thompson for popularizing the exciting alley-oop at North Carolina State University in the 1070s, even though dunking was illegal in the NCAA during this time. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 13, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Recasting 10 Of The Greatest Basketball Movies Ever

Spike Lee (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

Spike Lee (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

When Spike Lee announced that he was in discussions with Ray Allen about a possible sequel to He Got Game, every basketball head who dearly loved the movie wondered who could possibly be casted for the next film. Would Ray Allen come back as Jesus Shuttlesworth? Would Denzel Washington come back and take on the role of Jake Shuttlesworth? Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 12, 2014 / 11:00 am

LeBron James Says He’ll Be On NBA’s Mount Rushmore

LeBron James

LeBron James (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James might have ceded a little ground to Kevin Durant over the last couple months, and he’s certainly trailing KD in MVP talk, but the man who has captured four of the last five MVP awards and the last two Finals MVP awards, is starting to thinking bigger than his contemporaries. He told NBA TV during an interview set to air this Monday, he’s going to be “one of the top four that’s every played this game, for sure.” Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 12, 2014 / 10:45 am

Mitchell & Ness To Release Limited Edition Michael Jordan All-Star Game Jersey

Michael Jordan '89 All-Star Game

Michael Jordan ’89 All-Star Game (photo. Mitchell & Ness)

Today, on the 25-year anniversary of the 1989 NBA All-Star Game, Mitchell & Ness announced it will be the exclusive maker of official NBA Michael Jordan jerseys now through the Fall/Holiday 2016 season. The line will begin this Friday with MJ’s limited edition 1989 NBA All-Star Game jersey. Read More »