Kevin Durant Debuted The Nike KD9 Last Night
If Kevin Durant is even the least bit superstitious, he'll be lacing up the Nike KD9 for the rest of the NBA playoffs. Durant, who poured in a game high 33 points in OKC's triumphant Game 3 victory, debuted the grey "Pre-Heat" colorway of his ninth signature sneaker with Nike- the KD9. Durant's signature line hasn't been anything special for quite some time but the Nike KD9 is easily one of his greatest collaborations with Nike, and the best part is they'll retail for $150- a $30 drop from this year's KD8.
Kevin Durant Gives Dion Waiters A Big "F*ck You" For Not Passing The Ball
If there's one thing that Dion Waiters loves, it's shooting the ball. If there's two things that Dion Waiters loves it's shooting the ball and not passing the ball. This is an issue for Kevin Durant and during last night's blowout loss in Oakland, KD let Dion know how he really felt about it. You don't have to be a professional lip reader to see what Durant said to Waiters after he failed to feed him the rock on his dash to the basket in the second quarter of last night's game.
Lil B Confirms His Based God Curse Is Still In Effect
The NBA playoffs have progressed well into the second round, and besides the Cleveland Cavaliers’ steamrolling of the Atlanta Hawks, each series has been much more competitive. Watching game three of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs over the weekend, Lil B takes the opportunity to confirm that the Based God’s curse is still very much in effect.
Nike Unveils The 2016 USA Basketball Jerseys For The Olympics
With the 2016 Summer Olympics quickly coming up on the calendar, Nike has begun ramping up their marketing around the big event. Two of their sure bets are the USA men’s and women’s basketball teams, who have absolutely dominated opponents ever since that embarrassing 3rd place finish in 2004 for the men's team. Today they’ve unveiled the USA basketball uniforms for the games in Rio De Janeiro.
LeBron James Sells Way More Sneakers Than Other NBA Players
As we’ve written before, most NBA players enjoy some type of shoe deal. However, it’s the select few that land signature sneakers who really rake in the big bucks. But are all signature sneakers created equal?
Kevin Durant's Signature Sneaker Gets An Upgrade
Kevin Durant is quietly having a fantastic season for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but is being overshadowed by the shot-making machine that is Stephen Curry. Never was this more apparent than Saturday night, when Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry traded baskets until Durant fouled out of the game in overtime. The loss KD suffered last night should only fuel him to step it up further, and Nike is here to help the gangly scorer in that regard.
Happy Birthday Lil B: His Most Based Moments
Lil B celebrated his 26th birthday today by appearing on MSNBC to discuss Bernie Sanders and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. That Lil B was extended such an invitation testifies to his cultural influence.
10 Collaborations We Need
Advancements of the infinite tool that is the Internet have made collaborating among musicians exponentially easier. Gone are the days where it was nearly impossible to create music without musicians being in the same studio at the same time. Now artists and producers are able to collaborate despite being in different parts of the country, or even across the globe. One can simply email over a verse or an instrumental that can be worked with, and tweaked, into a musical masterpiece. This makes any collaboration possible and has resulted in some incredible creations recently.
8 Crucial Injuries That Have Shaped The NBA Season
Injuries are an inevitable part of pro sports, but they’ve become an increasingly glaring issue for the NBA in past years. The athletic strain placed on players who have to spend so much time on the court, playing up to 40 minutes a game on both sides of the ball over 82 games, has forced the discussion of a shortened season.
TYBG: A Breakdown Of Lil B's Fans & Critics
Let’s get this out of the way up front. Lil B is not really a good rapper by almost any metric. This piece isn’t going to be some contrarian-for-click’s-sake editorial telling you that the Based God should have a bust in between Rakim and the Dipset Weed-Carriers Wing in the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame.
Kevin Durant Addresses "The Based God's Curse", Says He's "Cool" With Lil B
The Based God's Curse has been haunting Kevin Durant all year, and now it appears he's finally attempting to break the spell. If you haven't been following, the NBA star has been beefing with Lil B on and off since 2011, when he dissed the rapping skills of the self-deifying emcee. Since then, there's been sporadic back and forth between the two, with talk of a one on one game taking place at one point or another.
Game Wins $20,000 From Kevin Durant For Hitting A 3-Pointer
It's well-known that Game can throw down on the court, with the rapper being granted a Basketball scholarship at Washington State University. Apparently, NBA star Kevin Durant still wasn't convinced, as he agreed to front Game 20k if he made an "all-net" NBA-range three-pointer. Making sure to record the moment for Instagram purposes, Game made the shot in front of an audience of James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, and Drake. Rather than into Game's pocket, the money will be going to a youth league team in California.
Quick5: Logic Talks XXL Freshmen, The NBA Playoffs, Mac Miller's "Faces" Mixtape
For those just tuning in, "Quick5" is our new lightning-quick interview series, during which we'll be asking artists whatever five (quick) questions happen to be on our minds, each exchange clocking in at under two minutes.