Kobe was in Shanghai with the Lakers as they wind down the preseason in China. And thats when it happened. A photographer snapped on-foot pictures of his much hyped "What the Kobe" sneakers.
Kobe Bryant reacts to the "disrespectful" pre-season rankings of him and the Lakers by changing his Twitter avatar. You had to know a response from Mamba was coming. There were shockwaves sent through the NBA Twittersphere after ESPN ranked Kobe the 25th best player in the league. Plummeting down from 6th best the year before.
"They want that old Sosa… for what doe?" Well, for good reason. Chief Keef ran into some icebergs with Bang Pt. 2, and the ship continues to sink. The same qualities that were present on his last mixtape reappear on Almighty So. Poor mixing and sloppy delivery continue to cloud the highlights. Thankfully the beats were banging, or else this mixtape would have been a lot worse.
The 2013-14 NBA Season will be unusually paradoxical in that relatively even camps of teams will be frantically chasing both the best and worst possible records.
Many people think foams are dead. It sure seems that way after the last couple Foamposite releases.
This week everyone's favorite dope boy Pusha T finally made his Charts debut, with My Name Is My Name. The album, which has been praised highly by most, managed a #4 debut, selling on the lower-end of the projected amount, with 75k. While it's solid numbers for a rapper who's been in the underground for most of his career, what does it say about those supporting 'real rap'?
This week was a good one for hip-hop. The BET Hip-Hop Awards delivered cyphers from plenty of rappers, and Curren$y hopped on a track with his former YMCMB bosses, Lil Wayne and Birdman, which was pretty cool. DJ Khaled also leaked a bajillion tracks off Suffering From Success (well, at least four).
We're more than halfway through October, and still no word on the "Red October" Yeezy's. Even if you aren't planning on copping a pair you probably wish they'd just drop already so we could stop dwelling on them. After all, if you're that into red kicks, there's plenty of other options out there. Check out the list to see the best red color ways, and the celebs who rocked 'em.
After not finding a buyer, Michael Jordan is selling his Illinois mansion. In July, Jordan had lowered the price of his Chicago-area mansion from $29 million to $21 million, after having the house on the market for 6 months. Now MJ is tired of holding onto the 56,000 square foot palace and is sending it to auction to sell it already.
Expectations are high for both Drake's "Would You Like A Tour" and Kanye West's "Yeezus" tour, which kick off this weekend, so we've decided to take a look back at some of the most iconic hip hop tours in history.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Bred" is one of the most anticipated released of the year, with a scheduled release about 2 months away.The iconic sneaker is dear to those sneakerheads who appreciate the history of the shoe, which is the exact model Jordan wore. With a release date of December 28th, you can expect a Holiday frenzy from now until then.
Kevin Garnett Fires Back At LeBron For Dissing Him For Leaving Boston Oct 18, 2013 at 11:23am 10,664 Views
LeBron James called Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce out for attacking Ray Allen for leaving the Celtics, and then leaving themselves. Now Garnett has a response for James. After Ray Allen bolted from Boston to join the rival Miami Heat, KG and Pierce were not too please.
One of the greatest basketball players of all-time was nearly the star of one of the greatest basketball movies of all-time, as Kobe Bryant reveals he passed on "He Got Game." Originally, the movie was based on the exploits of Coney Island's Finest, Stephon Marbury, and Spike Lee had asked him to play the lead role of Jesus Shuttlesworth.
OLD is Detroit emcee Danny Brown's third studio project, released on October 8th via Fool's Gold Records. The audience rating on our review of the album stands at 85%, and we feel it's one of the better offerings of 2013, both sonically and lyrically.
This off season just keeps getting worse for Lamar Odom, as yet another notable rapper drops his name on a track as Lil Wayne calls out Odom's reported drug use. Lamar's struggles with drug abuse have been well-documented, and although he claims to not be on drugs, there are various sources citing that he has been indulging in crack.
When Ray Allen left the Boston Celtics in 2012 to join the Miami Heat, certain members of the C's spoke out against him fleeing the team.
Grizzlies owner Robert J. Pera challenged Michael Jordan to a game of one-on-one for a million dollars to charity, but Jordan calls is "comical." 35 year old billionaire, Robert Pera is the youngest owner in the league, and actually possesses a pretty decent jumpshot and game.
Lakers Nick Young Slides Down Great Wall Of China & Crashes (Video) Oct 16, 2013 at 05:12pm 5,981 Views
The Lakers travelled to China and Nick Young wiped out on a toboggan at the Great Wall of China. Before matching up with the Golden State Warriors in Beijing, the Lakers went to the Great Wall and a few went down a huge slide on toboggans. Well, Nick Young decided to film himself while flying down the slide and was yelling about sliding down the Great Wall...until he crashed.
Game has held an interesting position in the rap game since his monstrous debut in 2005, The Documentary. He’s acknowledged as one of the premier acts from the West Coast, but he’s been hit-or-miss with his projects since that first album.
Every year Jordan Brand takes a handful of Retro models and releases classic OG and brand new colorways of them that end up getting scooped up off of shelves in an instant. 2014 is shaping up to be another huge year for the Brand and today we get a glimpse of what is to come next calendar year. A leaked shot of a catalogue hit the web today and has been stirring up a lot of interest.
Kris Humphries has officially auctioned off the $2 million wedding ring he gave Kim Kardashian fornearly $750,000. In September it was announced that Humphries was unloading the ring in an auction with Christie's.
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The BET Hip-Hop Awards always result in a lot of commentary the next day, from critics to fans, everyone has their thoughts on the show and in particular, on the BET cyphers.
These sizzling hot pictures are of the Air Jordan 5 "Blackout" from Private Stock Gallery. The shoe resembles the classic "metallic black" 5's with its all black nubuck suede upper.
The owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, Robert J. Pera has taken to Twitter to challenge more people to a game of one-on-one including Mark Cuban, and even Michael Jordan. Turns out I was way off with my analysis of Pera's game. Last month he went on Twitter and challenged the Grizz' hard-nose defender, Tony Allen, to a game of one-on-one for $100,000 that would be donated to charity.
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