TAG: Nike Basketball

Video / Mar 5, 2014 / 2:25 pm

Video: New Foot Locker Commercial Introduces The “Kobe Piano”

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant could make anything amazing, even a piano. In this latest gem from Foot Locker, watch the Mamba craft something beautiful with his own hands. Foot Locker has put out some amazing commercials over the past few years, but this ranks right up there with the best of them. You could imagine Kobe actually doing this. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 25, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 10 Best Characters Of Basketball Commercials

"Blake & Drain"

“Blake & Drain” (photo. Jordan Brand)

With the release of a new series with Powerade entitled “Streetball Court,” LeBron James is part of a cast of elite basketball players that have appeared in commercials under a different alias. In the series, James stars as Judge James, enforcing the rules of basketball to ballers that simply do not get the ethics of streetball; “Thou shall drink their own drink” or call “the ticky-tacky foul”. Read More »

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 »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 24, 2014 / 11:45 am

Report: Damian Lillard To Become Sneaker Free Agent This Summer

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Damian Lillard will opt out of his deal with adidas to become a sneaker free agent this summer, according to a report from Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest. Having reached a number of incentives built into the original contract, such as winning Rookie of the Year and becoming an All-Star, a source told Haynes it’s almost a foregone conclusion that the Portland point guard will test the market. 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 »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 7, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Go Inside The Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Kobe 9 Elite (photo. nike)

Combining passion with intricate and personal details and high performance fashion, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite is shaping up to be one of the top sneakers of 2014. Bryant, known for obsessing over the smallest details and consistently looking for the extra edge, met with designer Eric Avar close to 15 times during the course of two years. Now, after the official launch earlier this winter, on the edge of the sneaker’s release–this Saturday, Feb. 8–Nike went in-depth with the two on what makes this shoe special. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 5, 2014 / 10:42 am

Nike Introduces New Hat Collection For LeBron, Kobe & Durant

Nike Basketball Hat Collection

Nike Basketball Hat Collection (photo. Nike Basketball)

This week, Nike introduced a new hat collection taking inspiration from the signature sneaker lines of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. For the first time ever, the collection will incorporate and connect the players’ signature sneakers, drawing creativity from the designs, colors and stories behind the shoes. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 3, 2014 / 1:56 pm

Nike Unveils Official Look At KD VI “Aunt Pearl” Collection

Nike KD VI "Aunt Pearl" collection

Nike KD VI “Aunt Pearl” collection (photo. Nike Basketball)

Today, Nike gave us an official look at the KD VI “Aunt Pearl” collection, designed to honor one of Kevin Durant‘s closest friends, his aunt. She passed away from lung cancer in 2000. The sneaker will be available on Feb. 27 at Nike.com and select retail locations globally, while the rest of the pack is releasing sometime in February. Read More »

sponsored02, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 30, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Nike Unveils 2014 Hyper Elite Dominance Uniforms

2014 Nike Hyper Elite Dominance uniform

2014 Nike Hyper Elite Dominance uniform (photo. Nike Basketball)

Today, Nike unveiled their 2014 Hyper Elite Dominance uniforms for seven of college basketball’s most popular teams. Combining the past and present histories of Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Duke University, University of Kentucky, Syracuse University, University of Oregon and University of North Carolina, these uniforms will make their on-court debuts in February (Michigan State vs. Georgetown (2/1), Ohio State vs. Michigan (2/11), Duke vs. Maryland (2/15), Kentucky vs. Florida (2/15), Syracuse vs. Boston College (2/19), UNC vs. Wake Forest (2/22) and Oregon vs. Washington State (2/23)). Read More »

All-Star, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 28, 2014 / 12:44 pm

Nike Unveils 2014 NOLA Gumbo League Collection For NBA All-Star Weekend

Nike KD VI, Nike Kobe 9 Elite, Nike LeBron 11

Nike KD VI, Nike Kobe 9 Elite, Nike LeBron 11 (photo. Nike Basketball)

Today, Nike unveiled the 2014 NOLA Gumbo League Collection for NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, including new colorways for the LeBron 11, KD VI and the Kobe 9 Elite. Paying tribute to the city’s unique flavor, centering around the heat, spice and creativity balance found in the best gumbo, the sneakers will include special interior lining graphics, as well as a commemorative tarot card and special edition box with the purchase of each shoe. Read More »