CC Sabathia (photo. @Jumpman23)
The lion’s share of Team Jordan athletes are, of course, basketball players. But one of the things that has set the Jordan Brand apart as an eternally thriving entity is that it’s never been just about basketball. The Jumpman has branched out to football and baseball players, boxers, Paralympic athletes and even a jazz saxophonist. Read More »
/ Feb 14, 2012 / 1:01 am
LeBron James (photo. Jonathan Mannion)
Don’t hurt ‘em LeBron. We guess all it took for James to deliver a near-perfect performance was the possibility of being swept this year by Milwaukee because he unleashed fury on the Bucks in the second half. The NBA’s MVP at this point tried to tear apart the rims three or four different times, forget if anyone was in his way. To cap the end of the third, LeBron had one dunk where he split a double-team and flushed it (he covered 30 feet with one dribble) faster than a fat man going over a waterfall. That could’ve been expected. What wasn’t was his post game, scoring every…single…time against Carlos Delfino in the post. Read More »
/ Aug 2, 2011 / 1:23 am
Kobe Bryant (photo. Mannion)
It finally happened. Kobe Bryant finally spoke on Mike Brown. The way everybody was waiting on this, we figured it would be a huge letdown, cliche after cliche. Actually, Kobe gave us a nice little sound bite, telling ESPN as detailed by the Los Angeles Times: “He just seems like the type of coach that buttons everything up, so I think as players we’ll all be happy.” Whatever that means … Read More »
/ Sep 22, 2010 / 1:30 pm
In the Land of Political Correctness and Public Niceties, three of the last unprotected groups are fat people, famous people, and athletes. Watch shows that expose and exploit like “TMZ” and “The Biggest Loser.” Listen to stand-up comics and drive-time radio hosts. Pay attention to behavior displayed under relative anonymity at sporting events and Internet discussion forums. It is America at its ugliest.
For people who fall into those unprotected groups — at least the latter two — privilege is often their only sin. For celebrities and athletes, seven- and eight-figure salaries are viewed as shields from regular human frailty and barriers to basic sensitivity. Read More »
/ Sep 14, 2010 / 2:30 pm
Allen Iverson, Dime #6
In this day and age, athletes have out of this world physical ability. Some run faster and jump higher than us normal people could ever imagine.
There are some players in the NBA today that could start on an NFL team right now, or have at least played football during high school or college days. Watching the Monday Night Football doubleheader last night between the Ravens/Jets and Chargers/Chiefs, if got me thinking about which NBA players could make a transition into the NFL. Here are the top five, plus one coach: Read More »
/ Nov 25, 2009 / 3:34 pm
Charles Barkley has made a second career out of saying silly things. And seeing as his own TNT colleagues often make fun of his lack of knowledge when it comes to non-stars in the NBA (“Who He Play For?”), it’s easy to just tune Chuck out when he tries to provide insight beyond the Chris Paw-woll and Kobeh Braaaahnt level.
A couple weeks ago during a Cavs highlight, Barkley said J.J. Hickson should be Cleveland’s permanent starting power forward, a couple games after Hickson had been inserted into Anderson Varejao‘s regular spot. Read More »