TAG: Shawn Kemp

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 18, 2013 / 2:15 pm

Reebok Classic Releasing Special “Ghost Of Christmas” Pack

Reebok Classic "Ghost of Christmas" Pack (photo. Reebok)

Reebok Classic “Ghost of Christmas” Pack (photo. Reebok)

Christmas comes early for Reebok fans of all ages this year. Reebok Classic is releasing a special “Ghost of Christmas” Pack on Friday, December 20, which includes holiday-inspired colorways of three of their biggest hits: Allen Iverson‘s Question Mid “Ghost of Christmas Future,” Shawn Kemp‘s Kamikaze II Mid “Ghost of Christmas Past,” and Shaquille O’Neal‘s Shaq Attaq “Ghost of Christmas Present.” It’s A Christmas Carol package inspired by Charles Dickens‘ classic holiday tale! Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 5, 2013 / 10:45 am

Reebok Classic Unveils Kamikaze II Mid “Trail Blazers” Colorway

Reebok Kamikaze II Mid "Trail Blazers"

Reebok Kamikaze II Mid “Trail Blazers” (photo. Reebok Classic)

To pay tribute to Shawn Kemp‘s brief time in Portland, Reebok Classic has revealed a look at the upcoming Kamikaze II Mid “Trail Blazers” colorway. By the time Kemp arrived in Portland at 31 years old, he’d lost all of his hops and, outside of his jump shot, perhaps all of his skills. Read More »

NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

50 Best Nicknames In NBA History

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect”Paul Pierce

In many cases, what Pierce said was true (see what I did there?). Many guys on this list earned their nicknames for great play on the court, and by no coincidence most of the best players in the history of the league appear on this list. Others earned their nicknames from funny commercials or movies, while still more earned them for just funny looks. We stayed away from shortening of names like “T-Mac” and “J-Kidd” or initials like “KJ,” focusing simply on the best nicknames. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 15, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The NBA’s 50 Greatest Poster Dunks Of All Time

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Jordan Brand)

There are few things more enthralling and adrenaline-inducing than the art of the poster dunk. It may only be worth two points, but the feelings of awe and emotions of demoralization only seems to increase its worth. A dunk of such devastating magnitude could easily turn the tides of a game, switching momentum from one team to another. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 12, 2013 / 11:39 am

Reebok Classic Unveils Kamikaze II Mid “Nocturnal” Colorway

Reebok Kamikaze II "Nocturnal"

Reebok Kamikaze II “Nocturnal” (photo. Reebok Classic)

Since Reebok Classic brought back Shawn Kemp‘s iconic Kamikaze II, we’ve seen some incredible colorways. There was the ’96 All-Star Weekend pack from Packer Shoes. There was the glow-in-the-dark “Acid Rain” colorway and my personal favorite outside of the OGs: the “Letter of Intent.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 17, 2013 / 1:15 pm

The 25 Best Duos In NBA History

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook (photo. Rob Hammer)

It’s an almost impossible task for one man to carry a NBA team. We are seeing more and more players with unique skill-sets flock into the league each year, which is why some superstars are pairing up with one another. Over time, many superstar combos seamlessly gelled together. Read More »

NBA, Video / Sep 9, 2013 / 11:00 am

The 10 Best Gary Payton/Shawn Kemp Alley-Oops

Shawn Kemp

It was Kevin Garnett who once said Gary Payton threw the best lobs you’ll ever see. Between the Glove and Shawn Kemp, they made it look too easy, way too easy. Now that GP found his way into the Hall of Fame, and with Kemp’s sneakers selling out across the country, it’s a great time to ask the question: Has there ever been a better alley-oop combination? I don’t think so. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 26, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Shawn Kemp On Classic Reebok Sneakers & Outplaying Michael Jordan

Shawn Kemp

Shawn Kemp (photo. Reebok Classic)

For those of us admittedly somewhat stuck in the ’90s, Shawn Kemp‘s recent arrival at Rucker Park in Harlem for the finals of the Reebok EBC Entertainer’s Classic was a welcome trip back in time. Kemp was pretty much as everyone remembers him from his SuperSonics days: Larger than life, cracking jokes, wearing a fresh pair of the recently retroed Kamikaze 2s, tossing autographed sneakers to fans, as popular as ever. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 19, 2013 / 2:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Mike Packer Discusses The Re-Release Of Reebok’s Iconic Shawn Kemp Kamikaze II

Kamikaze II

Kamikaze II “Remember the Alamo” colorway (photo. Packershoes.com)

In early August, Packer Shoes announced a limited offering of a special “Remember The Alamo” time capsule highlighting Shawn Kemp‘s trip to the Alamodome in San Antonio for the 1996 NBA All-Star Game. We spoke with owner Mike Packer about the Kamikaze II, and why it’s a unique taste of the 1990s basketball so many of us are nostalgic for all these years later. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 19, 2013 / 11:15 am

Dime Q&A: Isaiah Thomas Talks Reebok, Shawn Kemp & The Most Important Season Of His Career

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (photo. Reebok Classic)

Perhaps the coolest part of Reebok‘s recent emphasis on their Classic division is the way they’ve bridged the generational gap. You won’t find a better illustration than at Rucker Park in Harlem on Thursday night, where six-time NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp shared the spotlight with Kings guard and fellow Seattle favorite son Isaiah Thomas – who was born four months before Kemp was drafted by the SuperSonics. Read More »