Sports News blog Grantland just put together this “Story Time” video starring Jalen Rose. Jalen discusses the time he dunked on Michael Jordan. At the time Jordan was playing for the Wizards so it wasn’t MJ at his prime, but it’s still an impressive story. Check it out.
You may or may not know who Andrew Wiggins is. However, if you follow sports, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the most historied basketball program in the history of basketball: The Kansas Jayhawks. The greatest high school recruit in the last decade has just announced that he will attend the greatest collegiate basketball program of the last century. Hell yeah.
Knicks superfan Spike Lee is known for his court side antics as well as his shoe game. In honor of the 2013 Playoffs, Lee had a custom pair of Cole Haan Lunargrand’s made. They feature an orange upper with jersey mesh print on the toe and are finished off with a Knicks blue Lunar midsole. Other notable details include a custom “SL” logo on the heel, an old school Knicks logo on the right insole, and a pixelated Mars Blackmon logo on the left insole. I never knew orange dress shoes could look so cool.
Alright, so it may be a little early to start labeling this guy as “The Next LeBron”, but it’s hard to deny that the dude has got real talent after the watching this video. The kid in the video is 14 Year Old Seventh Woods, and he has begun to make a name for himself on the internet with this new video showcasing his skills. He averaged 19.3 points, 4.3 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game this past season and lead his team to the State Championship Game. The thing that impressed me most about his was his ability to dominate on both offense and defense.
Derrick Rose pays homage to his hometown of Chicago with these new kicks. The “Chi-Town” 3.5′s come in a very bright Turquoise and Red colorway. “Raised in Chicago” is also stitched in scripted letters on the inner tongue. It’s good to see that adidas is still consistently releasing new colorways even though Rose is still recovering from injury. This limited edition colorway will be available beginning February 28th.
In case you missed the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, or just didn’t care, here’s a video recapping Terrence’s dunks. There happens to be a nice little twist though. Using a Phantom camera, they put all of his dunks in super sl0w-mo, which I think helps you appreciate the skill it takes to pull some of these off.
Piggy-backing off of all the hoops hoopla surrounding All-Star Weekend, Dwyane Wade’s partnership with Chinese sportswear apparel company, Li Ning, is finally getting its anticipated marketing push. Many are curious to see how this unpredictable partnership pans out — especially after Wade left the cushiony certainty of sales offered by his previous partner: Jordan Brand.
In celebration of Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday, Sports Illustrated placed the sports icon on its February 18th cover for the 50th time. Yes, you read that right. This is MJ’s 50th Sports Illustrated cover. Unfortunately Jordan refused to be interviewed by the magazine for this issue but it’s still a piece for sports memorabilia I would love to own, along with his 49 other covers. This will be hitting news stands soon.
Holy life-like. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a figurine that looked more identical to the real life person. These figurines of Michael Jordan by Enterbay are a part of a traveling showcase that features all sorts of Michael Jordan memorabilia.