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Fan Sends J.R. Smith $60 After Winning NBA 2K13 Bet Using His Player Nov 19, 2013 at 10:26am 4,631 Views
J.R. Smith has gotten himself in some hot water in the past from some of his posts on social networks, but his most recent Instagram post is a classic. A fan named John sent him a hand written letter, and in it he tells a story of how he won a $120 bet with a friend of his by using J.R. Smith in NBA 2K13.
LL Cool J On Kobe Trash Talking Him & Anthony Mason Protecting Him Dec 3, 2013 at 11:20am 4,623 Views
Active in the industry for nearly 30 years, LL Cool James, has been around the entertainment industry long enough that he has some interesting tales. In a recent sit down with SLAM, the New York native talks about his ties to the NBA community. Apparently, he was close with Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley and Anthony Mason - members of the tough-as-nails Knicks teams of the early 90s.
According to the breakdown in the slide; materials takes up most of the cost with a staggering $10.75. Add in labor ($2.43), overhead ($2.10), and factory profit ($0.97) and you get an estimated production cost of $16.25. Thats a far cry from the $160-$170 price range most Air Jordans retail for now. Makes you think![Via]
"Progress can only come from those rare giants among men, each giant calling to his brother through the desolate intervals of time." -Nietzsche, 'Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks'
King Louie speaks the truth: “They say you can make it anywhere, if you make it in Chicago.” The city notoriously known as Chiraq has been long overshadowed by gang violence, and those fortunate enough to make it out the trap are considered heroes. You know the statistics; Chicago has more murders than the war in Iraq. To cope with the violence, the city’s youth created drill music.
On Friday we posted a photo of Dwyane Wade's ex wife in the streets of Chicago holding a sign that read "NBA Miami Heat Star Mother Of His Children Out On The Streets," and now we get more info about why Siovaughn Funches-Wade was "protesting." It all stems from the court case between the two, as we reported earlier had sued the Heat star, and then that lawsuit was removed.
Dwight Howard is not the most beloved player in the NBA this year, league-wide he might be the most reviled, and on Wednesday the fans in Philadelphia were giving Dwight the business. I don't know this for sure, but Philly fans are renowned for being the most "difficult" in the league, and in other sports.
As I'm sure you're fully aware of by now, LeBron James is the cover athlete for the wildly popular NBA 2K14. In case his son had somehow not noticed, LeBron made it pretty obvious to him on his 9th birthday. Sunday was LeBron James Jr's birthday, and to commemorate it, King James had an Xbox shaped cake made, and atop the cake version of the gaming system was a cake version of NBA 2K14.
Lots of talk lately about comparing great players from different eras and who would win. Michael Jordan let it be known that he'd beat anyone from any era, and some moron in a bar even pulled a knife while debating who was better between LeBron James and Jordan.
After losing LeBron James to South Beach, the fans in Cleveland are understandably worried about losing their new franchise player, Kyrie Irving, to free agency. This past summer a Cleveland area reporter said that inside sources told him that Irving wanted to leave the Cavs, which caused the Cavaliers point God to respond that he had no intentions of leaving.
As expected, the White/Infrared Jordan 6 was the highest selling sneaker of the weekend. The NBA's All-Star weekend saw a slue of highly coveted releases, and here is how it all shook out. The White/Infrared 6 came in at 250,000 pairs over the weekend, with the "Infrared 23" 6s totaling 75,000 pairs sold. Furthermore, the LeBron 11 and KD6 "All-Star" models both sold about 30k.
While Freeway is currently out on tour HotNewHipHop was able to catch up with him before his show at Underworld. We discussed the difference between a major label versus an independent label, he gave us some details on his upcoming projects (which include a mixtape, an album, and a joint album with Brother Ali), his favorite pair of sneakers, his favorite character from The Wire and more!
The Lightning Jordan 4, previously pulled from a rumored March release, has been tentatively confirmed to release November 16th, 2013. Originally releasing in 2006 as part of a package including a T-Shirt, original retail was $250.
The Air Jordan 6 "Carmine" is one of the most popular Jordans of all time and it will be retro'd, yet again, in 2014. The beloved Carmines originally dropped in 1991, and were last seen in 2008 as part of a Collezione Pack.
The Miami Heat started their season of right by receiving their championship rings, defeating an Eastern conference rival on a nationally televised game, and topping it all off with a Chris Bosh videobomb. During their historic 27 game winning streak, Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade caught the videobomb bug when their teammates were being interviewed after wins - you can see my grades for eac
Watching a Lakers pre-season game, Tracy McGrady tweets that he feels sorry for Kobe Bryant when he returns. Kobe and McGrady have both praised each other recently, saying how difficult the other was to guard as they were the two elite wing players in the early 2000s. Now that T-Mac is retired he has time to do things like watch NBA pre-season action.
As we know, Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino's rap career has been one defined by its unexpected moves. These include, but are certainly not limited to, putting "30 Rock" pal Tina Fey on the same track as Alley Boy, tapping a Swedish composer as his go-to collaborator, and packaging his last album with a 72-page screenplay.
Trinidad James unveiled detailed photos of his Gold Gang T-Shirts today.
Today, we take enjoyment from the misery of others.
Sekure D is responsible for the Air Jordan 5 "Minion" which draws on inspiration from the quirky characters of "Despicable Me." The base shoe, as evident by the blue and yellow tongue, was the recently released "Laney." The sneaker goes into full Minion mode with its bright yellow upper and complimenting blue bottom.
Lamar Odom was interviewed by a TMZ reporter and says that his relationship with Khloe is fine, and that he was invited to Kanye West's proposal to Kim Kardashian. We've gone over the reports countless times before, so I won't rehash them all, but as you know there are various reports from various sources claiming that Lamar is struggling with drug abuse, and that his relationship with his wife i
The power forward position has become increasingly versatile in recent years. Typically a position for bruising board-crashers, fours are now more apt to step out and knock down midrange and three point shots. When looking at the impact of big forwards around the league many of them affect the game in varying ways.
The Toronto Raptors are attempting an brand overhaul, and as part of that effort made a bid and earned the right to host the 2016 All Star Weekend. They aren't stopping there however, as the Raps have taken a page out of the Brooklyn Nets marketing book and enlisted a local famous rap icon to help with the team's branding.
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