TAG: Shawn Kemp

Video / Nov 10, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Past Meets Present In Epic Update Of NBA’s Classic “Forever” Commercial

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James (photo. Slamdunk Mixmakin”

Have you ever wondered what Derrick Rose would look like playing with Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan? How Paul George measures up to a prime, healthy Tracy McGrady? If LeBron James’ aerial exploits compare to Julius Erving’s? You won’t ever find out, unfortunately, but this epic update of classic NBA spot “Forever” is the closest you’ll come to doing so. Read More »

NBA, Playground / Aug 29, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Fear & Loathing in Seattle: Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am Helps a City Heal

Jamal Crawford

When you walk into the Royal Brougham Pavilion at Seattle Pacific University in Queen Anne, it doesn’t feel like a college arena. It feels more like a high school gymnasium, and there’s an immediate air of intimacy here that’s rare given the fact that the upcoming game features so many professional basketball players.

It’s a little before 4 p.m., and Dime arrived in Seattle this Saturday in late July just in time for the final game of Week 4 of the Seattle Pro-Am, a match-up featuring Jamal Crawford and his DRG Wolverines versus Alvin Snow and the Stranger Cougars. Read More »

NBA / Jul 15, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Shawn Kemp On The Best Dunkers Today & His Own NBA Legacy

Shawn Kemp, Reebok Kamikaze II low

If you’re of a certain age, Reign Man Shawn Kemp was the apogee of the high-flying dunkers of 1990s basketball — back when the annual Dunk Contest still meant something. It wasn’t just slams, though. Teamed with Gary Payton, Kemp also came close to winning it all for some fantastic Supersonics teams (RIP). At the Reebok Classic Breakout hosted at Philadelphia University this past week, Dime spoke with the former star forward about his own legacy, dunk contests, and his favorite young players today. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 1, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Greatest Power Forwards In NBA History

Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan

Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA has been a big man’s league for a long time, dating all the way back to George Mikan and Bill Russell. But as the center position has increasingly moved to the perimeter, the emphasis has shifted to the four man. In today’s game, a great power forward is tasked with everything from blocking shots to stretching the defense and making three-pointers. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 9, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Reebok Classic Introduces Kamikaze I “Family Pack”

Reebok Classic Kamikaze I "Family Pack"

Today, Reebok Classic officially introduced a new Kamikaze I “purple/green/orange” colorway, which will debut as one of the first family packs of the year. Accented by metallic purple hits on the uper and Aztec-patterned lacing, the sneaker is inspired by Shawn Kemp and his 1996 All-Star Game appearance. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

Sacramento Kings

As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 21, 2014 / 11:15 am

Reebok Classic To Launch The Kamikaze I In Black/Red

Reebok Kamikaze I

Today, Reebok Classic officially unveiled another upcoming colorway of the legendary Kamikaze I. Dropping on March 7 in limited quantities at key retailers Foot Locker, Finish Line, Champs, Jimmy Jazz, DTLR, Shiekh, and Reebok.com for $115, the Black/Red colorway is already a hit among Reebok’s extended family. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 18, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Reebok Classic Releases Episode 2 Of “The Retro Shop” With Shaq & Shawn Kemp

Reebok The Rail OG

Reebok Classic already released the classic original black/extreme purple/darkest olive Glenn Robinson colorway for “The Rail.” After Shaq starred in episode 1 for the “LSU” colorway of the Shaq Attaq, now he’s starring with Shawn Kemp, Lil Duval and DJ Drama in episode 2, featuring the new black, white and stadium red colorway of Reebok’s “The Rail.” Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 11, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Reebok Classic Introduces Episode 1 of “The Retro Shop” With Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O'Neal

We’ve seen some amazing barbershop-styled commercials in the past, and with Reebok embracing its roots, this one makes perfect sense. Reebok Classic has introduced Episode 1 of “The Retro Shop,” a video series that’ll feature Shaq, Shawn Kemp and Lil’ Duval. In this episode, Shaq defends himself in the argument over the greatest big man of all time. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 24, 2014 / 10:45 am

Reebok Classic Unveils Black/Blue Colorway For Kamikaze I

Reebok Kamikaze I "Black/Blue"

Coming on the heels of the re-release of the incredible OG classic, Reebok Classic has unveiled a detailed look at a new “Black/Blue” colorway for Shawn Kemp‘s legendary Kamikaze I. Releasing on Friday, Feb. 7, at key retailers including Foot Locker, Champs, Jimmy Jazz, DTLR, Villa and reebok.com for $115, this sneaker had been playing off the Reign Man’s bold personality and electrifying dunks for 20 years. Read More »