TAG: Spike Lee

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

The 10 Best Characters Of Basketball Commercials

"Blake & Drain"

“Blake & Drain” (photo. Jordan Brand)

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

Earth, Wind & Fire (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

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)

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

LaMarcus Aldridge, Tyson Chandler (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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

Flight 23 (photo. Bryan Horowitz)

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 »

NBA / Jan 22, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Life On “Celebrity Row” At Knicks Games (Photos)

Tom Hanks, Christopher McDonald, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis

Tom Hanks, Christopher McDonald, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis (Debby Wong/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Times recently published an extensive piece about what it’s like behind-the-scenes for celebrities at Madison Square Garden. There’s sometimes pushback on the I’ll scratch your back, if you scratch mine ethos — like Woody Allen, Suite 200 and fickle owner, James Dolan — but the opulent treatment is a complicated algorithm involving what connotes A-List vs. the lower-tiered celebrities. The whole system is fascinating. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 18, 2014 / 12:15 am

Video: Blake Griffin Overpowers Chandler Then Stares Down Spike Lee

Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony

Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony (Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

There are a lot of Blake Griffin haters. Everyone talks about how he’s soft, and when people rough him up — ahem, Z-Bo — he folds. But the All-Star and former Rookie of the Year appears ready to shed that perception at the soonest possible opportunity. Tonight, in a dominating win over the Knicks, Blake even gave Spike Lee the 1000 yard stare. Read More »

instagram / Dec 18, 2013 / 10:30 am

Spike Lee Shares Ray Allen’s Jersey Nickname, “Jesus Shuttlesworth”

Ray Allen "Jesus Shuttlesworth"

Spike Lee (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

Before the season started, when teams were preparing to head back to training camp, the NBA tossed around the idea of players wearing self-coined nicknames on the back of their jersey. The idea caused some consternation among some NBA players, and our own commenters, but the NBA has decided to go ahead and players for the Heat and Nets will rock their own nickname during special games this season. Spike Lee revealed Ray Allen‘s nickname choice on Instagram last night, and it’s not very hard to guess what he’s going with. Read More »

NBA / Oct 21, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: The Battle For NYC

Nets, Knicks

Knicks & Nets Fans (photo. Instagram.com/nyknicks & Instagram.com/brooklynnets)

With the NBA season barely a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re beginning with what should be a fun back-n-forth war: The Battle For NYC between the Knicks and Nets… Read More »