//The world is in grief as the last of the revolutionists Nelson Mandela dies today at the age of 95. Mandela was an inspiration to the world for his beliefs and teaches on humanity. After spending 25 year in prison, Mandela was named South Africa’s first Black president. Mandela says, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” NBA players...Continue reading »
//The Portland Trail Blazer are riding high to start the NBA season. They currently have the best record in the Association and boasts wins over some of the NBA’s best squads. They beat the Indiana Pacers on Monday and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. After the win over the Thunder, of course they were feeling themselves. That’s when the official account of the Blazers took to Twitter to take a jab at the Eastern Conference with this tweet: Is it too late to join the Eastern Conference? Asking for a friend. — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December...Continue reading »
// NBA superstar LeBron James and funnyman Kevin Hart will be teaming up for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s “Ballers” movie, reports Yahoo (via TheWrap). LeBron and Hart’s characters will be brothers, with Hart obviously playing the underdog stepping out of his sibling’s shadow. Production for the film is set to begin in the summer of 2014. While LeBron has minimal experience on the big screen (it will be his feature film debut), he’s shown a few acting chops throughout the years in various spots for Nike. We’ll...Continue reading »
// Coming into the 2013-14 NBA season, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets certainly had December 5 circled on their calendars. It would be the first meeting of the season between New York’s two franchises—the perfect opportunity to stake claim as the city’s premier NBA team of this generation. After shaking up their rosters, both franchises headed into the season with high expectations regarding the NBA playoffs and their spot as New York City’s top dog. They weren’t shy about it either. New Net Paul Pierce declared “it’s time for the Nets to start...Continue reading »
// Sneakerheads, Kobe Bryant and Nike will soon be releasing the Kobe 9 sneakers to the world. Nike revamped the entire look of the low-top Kobe shoe into a stylish high-top. This shoe features a unique colorway of just about every color in the world, however, it has a fearless aura surrounding it. Nike calls it, “Where design meets art.” Check out the video of the new Kobe 9 sneakers, courtesy of Lance Fresh. (No release date as of yet.) ...
// Avery Bradley made an amazing behind-the-backboard circus shot Tuesday night in the Milwaukee Bucks-Boston Celtics game. Now that’s how you beat the buzzer. The Boston Celtics moved to 8-12 on the season after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 108-100. Bradley had a solid night, scoring 15 points and grabbing four rebounds. ...
// Josh Smith throws down the hammer on Chris Bosh on this fast-break play. Bosh had no chance to block the shot and didn’t look to wrap Smith up, so it looked like he wanted to get dunk on. And that he did—all on his back. The Detroit Pistons snapped the Miami Heat’s 10-game win streak Tuesday night with the 107-97 victory. Smith was one of the seven players scoring in double digits for the Pistons, finishing with 15 points, four assists and four rebounds. ...
// Jason Kidd and the Brooklyn Nets announced the demotion of Lawrence Frank from his role as Kidd’s top assistant coach on Tuesday evening. Instead of sitting courtside with the coaching staff and helping lead team practices, Frank will be filing daily reports about the team for Kidd’s review. Reporters asked coach Kidd about the reason for the change during Tuesday’s press conference, and Kidd stated he and Frank had philosophical differences on defensive strategies and other aspects. The Nets are giving up 102.4 points per game on the season, 25th...Continue reading »
// Prior to the start of the new NBA season, top point guard lists built controversy in all chat rooms around the world. As this season continues, a few of the top contenders at the point position have fallen due to injury or are healing up old wounds, leaving an extra slot open for the taking. Point guards Derrick Rose, Deron Williams and Rajon Rondo are victims of injury bug, but the show must go on. The anticipation of the return of Derrick Rose caused his value to soar on every list heading into the season. NBA circles wondered last season what the results would...Continue reading »