Well, apparently the lockout is creating a crazy trend of top NBA stars playing games against kids, and having someone videotape it. Great press, I guess.
I, too, would be super pissed if my team with lofty expectations was was 9 and 8, I got free back massages every day, I was born a super-human, and made one hundred thousand dollars a day, 365 days a year. Such is the life of LeBron James — and thus arguably justifies his passive/aggressive shoulder bump into Miami Heat head coach, Erik Spoelstra, after sucking it up against Dirk and the Mavs last night.
No surprises here. Kobez and Bron Bron toppin the charts. Hats off to Derrick “Big ___” Rose for grabbin a top-5 spot. Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys: 1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers 2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers 3. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics 4. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls 5. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic 6. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Nate Robinson won again and audiences were left feeling blue-balled. I’m watching these guys miss their first attempts time and time again while while Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Dwight Howard are loungin wearin 1200 dollar slacks and some sunglasses. I mean, it was cool, but whatever. Watch the videos.
You may recall from a while back, seeing on this here website a fly basketball inspired by “water.” The 4 elements series continues with this fire ball designed by Bill McMullen. They’re only making 111 of each of the 4 balls. This fire ball drops Jan 21, and you can get more info here. Check out the others in the series:
SLAM online just released their College Preseason Top 25 Poll and once again KU takes the top spot. Check out the whole article after the jump.
I find this fairly exciting because these balls are pretty progressive in the world of art. (Whereas, of course, my balls are pretty progressive in terms of size and smoothness.) Never before have I seen an artist series basketball. I should hope that this might cue some artists to explore this medium and make it become more popular, as I would definitely be down to collect stuff like this. These are limited to 444 pieces each (of the 4 elements… the one we have shown here is “water”).
Sick new style of Nikes coming out here in July. A lot of new styles of shoes have been dropping lately, this being one of them. I don’t know if i’d wear these out or hoop in them. They look pretty versatile. The retail price is supposed to be $100. We’ll keep you posted. [sneakerfiles]
Wow!! One word that simply can describe a number of shoes, and this is one of ‘em. I have to have these. I’m not a huge fan of rockin’ basketball type shoes as casual wear, but i could definitely do these. So far no word on release date or availbility, we’ll keep you posted though. [hypebeast]