The All-Star weekend is coming up this week. And what better to usher it in than showcasing colorful shoes that will only be worn at the All-star game. Above are the Nike Zoom Kobe VI in fiery red. Kobe’s and Lebron’s (below) Nike LeBron 8 V/2 have reflective material on the tongue, the logo morphs from each player’s logo to conference logo. The rest are Kevin Durant’s reddified Nike Zoom KD3, Derrick Rose’s all-yellow adidas adiZero Rose, and Kevin Garnett’s silvered-up Anta KG1. Rose’s shoe would look great with a Laker jersey.
Adidas recently launched new commercials for their flagship stars Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose. It features slick animation and plays on the duality of the stars’ personality, Dwight being loud and Derrick as the quiet guy. This is much more affective than the old commercials with Dr. Ken that went for the funny angle.
In a recent interview with SLAM magazine, Scottie Pippen went straight to the point when asked about the popular question before the season “Will Miami Heat win 72 games?”
I just felt it was an insult to every team that’s played in this League to think that one team can be put together, and now all of a sudden we got-excuse my word-a jackass like Jeff Van Gundy saying they can win 72 games and break the Bulls’ record. Who is he? So that was just something that he totally took out of proportion, to some degree-with respect to those two players, or I would say two and a half players, since I don’t think Chris Bosh is half the player of LeBron James. But there’s no way those guys are gonna break any type of record. I don’t think they can break the franchise record in Miami, or the state of Florida, I should say.
Tell em how you really feel Pip!
Everyone drinking the Heat kool-aid overlooked the Miami entourage’s bummy role players and the fact that Chris Bosh is not an elite player. And they forgot it takes a while for players to get used to each other and execute to their full potential. They are still on pace to win 60 games, still good but far from hyperboles spouted by people like JVG.
Scottie Pippen gives his two cents on Derrick Rose’s MVP chances, Carmelo Anthony as a Laker, and playing basketball with Justin Bieber. I will buy another Pippen jersey if he blocks the kid.
Derrick Rose showing why he should be in the dunk contest. The announcer is absolutely perfect in this clip.
Derrick Rose (my pick for ROY) crosses Andre Miller over. Nice move but the highlight comes from the announcer, who goes a little overboard with the comments.
Gainesville Florida authorities have charged Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah with possession of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol. Noah was arrested around 1:50 a.m. Sunday, May 25th after an officer spotted him on a sidewalk holding a plastic cup containing an amber drink, a violation of city law. Officers also found marijuana in his pocket.
Noah led the Gators to consecutive national championships before being selected ninth overall in last June’s draft by the Bulls. He averaged 6.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 74 games as a rookie.
He could face up to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine for the marijuana charge.
Former NBA player and current Chicago Bulls head coach Scott Skiles was given a pink slip on Christmas Eve. Harsh? The timing didn’t bother Scott Skiles at all.
Skiles seemed upbeat when contacted by The Chicago Tribune.
“Hardly a day goes by that I don’t demand accountability and stress results,” Skiles told the newspaper. “Today was my day to be held accountable.”
Skiles told The Tribune that he wasn’t bothered by being fired on Christmas Eve.
“The fact that it’s Christmas Eve is neither here nor there,” Skiles told the newspaper. “The timing doesn’t bother me. I’m not destitute.”