TAG: Spike Lee

Smack, Twitter / Oct 13, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Phil Jackson Says Spike Lee “Doesn’t Know Anything About Basketball”

Spike Lee

Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson spoke at the New Yorker festival over the weekend, and — as expected — he had a few interesting things to say about this current Knicks iteration and the triangle offense new coach Derek Fisher is instituting at his behest. More importantly for Knicks fans, the Zen Master brought one of the blue and orange’s biggest fans and MSG regular, Spike Lee, down a peg. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 24, 2014 / 3:30 pm

New Era Heritage Series: 1996 World Series Spike Lee Collection

Spike Lee

The recent New Era Heritage Series: 1996 World Series Spike Lee Collection offers up a tribute to one of the seminal moments in New Era’s 90-year history. Spike Lee‘s decision to wear a one of a kind red Yankees New Era cap to the 1996 World Series paved the way for a new way to look while supporting your team. Read More »

Video / Jul 14, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Jordan Brand’s Epic New Derek Jeter Spot, “Re2pect,” Will Give You Goose Bumps

Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan

In Jordan Brand‘s new ad for Derek Jeter, scheduled to air just before he appears in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night, a stunning collection of fellow baseball players, NBA stars, coaches, managers, musicians, movie directors, a former NYC mayor, the G.O.A.T, New Yorkers, and even Sawx fans all tip their caps to the Captain. We don’t really like baseball (to slow), but Jeter is an institution in New York, and this 90-second spot is sure to raise the hairs on your arms regardless of how you feel about baseball. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / May 12, 2014 / 11:41 pm

Jay-Z And Beyonce Attend Nets Game On Same Day As Met Gala Controversy

Jay-Z, Beyonce

On the same day TMZ released a video showing an altercation between Solange Knowles and Jay-Z while Beyonce stood and watched it all unfold, the couple arrived at the Barclays Center in the second quarter to take their usual courtside seats. Read More »

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

The 10 Best Characters Of Basketball Commercials

"Blake & Drain"

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 »

All-Star / Feb 17, 2014 / 1:30 am

The Top Celebrities Photographed At The 2014 NBA All-Star Game

Earth, Wind & Fire

If you name a central cultural force in hip hop, music in general, the world of comedy, and B- and C- and D-listers trying to get some DAP from the public, then they’re probably at the All-Star game — especially when it’s in New Orleans. Here are some of the celebrities photographed at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. And we say celebrities knowing full well some of you might not have ever heard of these people. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 13, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Recasting 10 Of The Greatest Basketball Movies Ever

Spike Lee (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

When Spike Lee announced that he was in discussions with Ray Allen about a possible sequel to He Got Game, every basketball head who dearly loved the movie wondered who could possibly be casted for the next film. Would Ray Allen come back as Jesus Shuttlesworth? Would Denzel Washington come back and take on the role of Jake Shuttlesworth? Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 6, 2014 / 12:26 am

Video: LaMarcus Aldridge Hits Huge Turnaround Then Stares Down Spike Lee

LaMarcus Aldridge, Tyson Chandler

Something about Spike Lee yapping at opponents just brings out the best in players visiting Madison Square Garden. The Blazers were in New York to kick off Wednesday night’s ESPN double-header, but both teams were struggling to find the nylon all night. The Knicks kept things close as Portland’s pair of All-Stars, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge, shot poorly from the field like most of their teammates. But the Blazers hung tough behind Nicolas Batum‘s strong 20 points. In the end, though, it was Aldridge who sealed it for them, and he seemed to put a special emphasis on staring down Lee after he did it. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 3, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Go Inside The Grand Opening Of Jordan Brand’s Flight 23

Flight 23

During the final preparations for the grand opening of Flight 23, a sizable red carpet befitting the occasion was unfurled on the sidewalk in front of the Jordan Brand‘s first flagship store in midtown Manhattan. A few minutes before Jordan president Larry Miller, FootAction CEO Jake Jacobs and Spike Lee would cut the ribbon–or, in this case, untie the huge elephant-print shoelace–someone went out on the red carpet and started vacuuming. Read More »