Since its inception in 1946, the NBA has fluctuated as a league, which at times was dominated by guards and at other times, ruled by big men. Originally, the center position was meant to swat shots, grab rebounds, and score with their backs to the rim.
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of new Jay-Z & Kendrick Lamar material). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
The current darlings of the NBA are the Golden State Warriors, who are making only their second playoff run in twenty years. Powered by the incredible play of Stephen Curry, the Dubs picked up the slack as a team yesterday and were able to gut out an overtime win over the Spurs. Atmosphere at Oracle was electric. This run has even brought Dave Chappelle out, who was donning the gold shirt and
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
HotNewHipHop is giving away tickets for Rock The Bells 2013 (Los Angeles and San Francisco). Enter our contest to see Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Juicy J, Kid Cudi take the stage at the 10th year anniversary! CONTEST RULES:
We're offering you a chance to grab the records that flew under the radar these last seven days with the weekly Underrated Audio. We scope out the records that received less views than they deserved, and give them a few more looks here. This week we round up tracks from rising rapper Da$h, Cleveland/LA native King Chip, a newcomer Nile Ross and more.
“You gon’ find/in every line I rhyme/is shit you can’t define/This is passion,” Jon Connor boasts in the opening namesake track While You Were Sleeping. Passion may be tough to peg, but this Flint, Michigan up-and-comer has definitely chiselled out an impression in his latest release. Looks like the all-nighters are paying off.The key word here is concentration. July’s
The Jordan Super.Fly 2 "Crescent City" will be releasing on February 14th alongside the rest of Jordan Brand's All-Star collection. The Jordan Super.Fly 2 "Crescent City" will be worn by Clippers All-Star, Blake Griffin.
During his most recent performance in Philly, Drake hit the stage in his blackout OVO Air Jordan 12. Drake, having recently signed with Jordan Brand, is sure to be taking the stage in more of his "Stingray Pack" as the year rolls on. The blackout OVO 12s aren't anything crazy, but they do look clean and we can look forward to more Drake x Jordan collabs throughout 2014.
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The new Collective Bargaining Agreement is starting to make teams strongly re-consider their spending habits, and the days of hoarding top-name free agents look to be coming to an end.
Fat Joe is still practicing the technique of licking the soles of his deadstock sneakers. We all remember the episode of MTV Cribs where he proved his Olympic 7s were clean by licking the soles. The most recent soles Fat Joe slobbered over were the "Gamma Blue" Air jordan 11, which are a release that has everybody drooling.
Ladies and gentleman, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Masterpiece." Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, Eric Avar, the designer, and Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba, were all present for the official unveiling of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite. The super high-top sneaker features Nike Flyknit, Flywire, and Lunarlon.
While Kanye was interviewing at V103 in Atlanta, he caught up with DJ Greg Street, who just happened to have some old Yeezy's for the disgruntled rapper to sign. 'Ye signed two of Greg Street's Nike Air Yeezy's and an even rarer pair of Kanye Bapes. If the two weren't buddies, this could've played out differently with Kanye setting the sneakers on fire instead.
Michael Jordan and his model girlfriend, Yvette Prieto, got married this past year, and are already working on starting their new family as the couple announced that Prieto is expecting a child. At the ripe age of 50, the consensus G.O.A.T. has been making some changes in his life. Besides his marriage to his beautiful 34 year old wife, he also put his Illinois mansion up for auction.
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.
Speaking about his biggest rivals in the league today, LeBron James says there is no one individual rival for him. Measuring the greatness of LeBron has shifted from putting him up against Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and Paul Pierce, and is now about seeing how he stacks up against the all-time greatest players.
The NBA is back! And last night, there was plenty of heat that had the sneakerheads talking.
Derrick Rose says he's 100 percent healthy, but is still finding his rhythm on the court, and once he does it will be "scary" for the opposition. During his rehab process, Rose had told people that he was more explosive than before, and stronger then prior to his ACL injury. He looked dominate in the preseason as each game he was playing with more confidence, and making sharper decisions.
Kobe Bryant says anyone who ranks him 25th best in the league should be drug tested.Continuing to fire back at the critics, first with changing his Twitter background to "1225" in response to the Lakers being ranked 12th in the West, and NBA Rank putting him 25th. Mamba told reporters that anyone who would rank him that low needs to be tested for drug use. He also joked that the "1225" on his T
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.
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.
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.
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.
LeBron James recently got married to his long-time girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, at a three-day event. Wanting to keep it fairly low-key, the couple only invited around 200 guests, which included Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, Ray Allen, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra, and two heavy hitters in Jay Z and Beyonce. Not only did the hip hop royalty attend the wedding, bu
Originally teased in January and thought to be the Doernbecher 5 release, the 3Lab5 Jordan 5 is finally arriving at retailers next weekend. The allover elephant print upper has had its share of criticism and delight from Jordan Brand fans, and the initial price drop from $250 to $225 has one this unique Jordan model new fans.
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