TAG: nike

Video / Aug 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Didn’t Know Nike’s RISE “House Of Mamba” LED Court Was Possible

Nike RISE "House of Mamba" LED Court

During Kobe Bryant‘s recent tour of China for Nike, he saw them unveil the world’s first interactive LED court at the RISE “House of Mamba” event. His dumbfounded reaction shows you just how incredible their new technologically-enhanced hardwood looks. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Aug 18, 2014 / 2:30 pm

We Got Next: Portland Trail Blazers Submit Bid to Host Future All-Star Game

LaMarcus Aldridge

The Portland Trail Blazers have never hosted All-Star Weekend. In fact, they’re one of only a handful of current NBA cities yet to host the annual event. That’s a shame because, as any frothy-mouthed local will tell you, Rip City offers so many unique experiences that they’re almost impossible to catalogue.

Undaunted by that near-Himalayan task, that’s precisely what we’ll aim to accomplish here. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 16, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Durant Left Team USA Under Influence Of Agent Jay-Z, Roc Nation

Kevin Durant

The circumstances surrounding Kevin Durant’s abrupt departure from USA Basketball last week have always been murky. The reigning NBA and FIBA World Championships MVP officially cited mental and physical fatigue as means for his decision, but rumors immediately swirled that his looming endorsement switch from Nike to Under Armour was his primary justification. And just over a week later comes a report lending credence to that notion, plus much, much more. Read More »

Video / Aug 15, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch Foot Locker’s “Be The Baddest” Commercial Starring Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Foot Locker YouTube)

Kevin Durant resonates with basketball fans unlike any other star in the NBA, and it’s easy to understand why. Despite his stance as one of the the rarest and best all-around athletes in the world, what sticks out most about KD’s game is simplicity. Read More »

NBA / Aug 7, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Nike Honors Paul George With Motivational New Advertisement

Paul George

Less than a week after Paul George suffered a gruesome leg injury that left the basketball world in a state of shock, Nike is already forecasting his comeback. In a motivational new ad, the sports apparel giant says “the best is next” for George despite his long road to recovery. Read More »

NBA / Aug 6, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Close To $325 Million Endorsement Deal With Under Armour

Kevin Durant

It appears increasingly likely that Kevin Durant will be leaving longtime basketball king Nike for hoops upstart Under Armour. The biggest question on the basketball world’s mind now is if he’ll do the same with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards in the summer of 2016. Durant reportedly cancelled a trip to Nike headquarters and is on the verge of accepting a mind-numbing $325 million endorsement contract with Under Armour, which happens to be located in Baltimore, MD right near his hometown. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 6, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Jordan Brand Introduces The Jordan Super.Fly 3

Jordan Super.Fly 3

Nike today unveiled pics and info on the latest Jordan Brand performance sneaker as part of their Jordan Super.Fly line. Designers worked with Blake Griffin for the game-tested design to ensure the Jordan Super.Fly 3 produced the very best performance powered by flight. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 5, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Could Net $30 Million A Year If He Signs With Under Armour

Kevin Durant, Marcin Gortat

We’ll have to wait a couple off-seasons for Kevin Durant to become a free agent, but his current seven-year, $60 million deal with Nike is about to expire, with upstart brand Under Armour waiting in the wings. A recent report from Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News, cites a source who says KD could land a deal that pays him $30 million annually to switch companies and join the Maryland-based Under Armour, Inc. Read More »

Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 3:51 pm

Watch LeBron Strip For Raucous Taiwanese Crowd

LeBron James

During a promotional stop in Taiwan on his Nike tour through Asia, LeBron James autographed his sneakers and then flung them into the crowd. Keep in mind James took the stage shirtless, and after his shoes had disappeared into the screaming horde, his shorts were next in line. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 22, 2014 / 10:30 am

Watch LeBron Learn To Play The Piano In China

LeBron James Piano

LeBron James is currently in Beijing as part of a Nike promotional tour. Yesterday, he finally had the chance to meet one of the most famous pianist in the world. It was a meeting that was almost a year in the making. Read More »