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. Asked about who he considers his chief rival these days, James doesn't mention Derrick Rose in the East, or Durant out West, and says that he once considered Pierce his toughest rival when he was on his quest for his first championship.
Oct 27, 2013 | 6,294 Views
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NBA players are a lot like stocks, constantly going up and down in value. Each year, some players inevitably take a turn for the worse, as age, injuries or complacency set in. Let's take a look at some players who are in danger of falling off this upcoming season.
Oct 13, 2013 | 9,289 Views
Oct 13, 2013 at 06:15pm
NBA preseason is in full swing and there's no happier person than the basketball fan who also has an affinity for sneakers. A sweet pair of kicks can be the icing on the cake of a posterizing dunk, ankle breaking crossover, or game winning shot. In the opening games we saw LeBron wear multiple sneakers, though no sign of his much anticipated signature shoe the LeBron 11. As always, Jordan's were prevalent, and foamposites continued to surface.
The always candid Metta World Peace has returned home to New York to play for the Knicks this season, and talking about a myriad of MWP topics, he had a Q&A with the New York Post. In it he talks about the time he broke Michael Jordan's ribs during a pickup game. It wasn't malicious, as he was just trying to get the ball.
Luckily for Metta, Jordan was forgiving, and he of all people, understood the competitive nature.
Hip hop and basketball have an undeniably strong cultural connection; their influence on each other is greater than any inter-music/sport relationship, and this website's existence is a testament. Of course, when two realms are so closely linked, the inclination to cross-over seems more natural, and NBA players like to think they can rap even more than rappers like to think they can ball.
Being an NBA player leaves lots of potential for partying. Not only are players essentially off work for a third of the year, but - for the most part- have large egos that love the limelight and even larger wallets that love spilling money frivolously; as Meek Mill put it, "Young & Gettin' It" .
Every major NBA fan has had the debate with their friends about the toughest player in the league. Some of the most popular choices include Metta World Peace, Nikola Pekovic, and Kendrick Perkins. But how often do you talk about the softest players in the NBA? We are talking about the guys that back down on defense or look to the referee for a foul call when they were simply bumped, or the guys that have so much talent but back down in the big moments.
If you have ever played basketball you know that it can be an emotional game. The trash talk gets flowing along with the adrenaline and the testosterone and you have the ingredients of a powder keg ready to go off. As tensions build between players who are bumping into and saying things to each other that should not be heard on TV, and with no protective helmets or gear between them, an exchange of blows can occur.
J.R. Smith made the papers last week when he was spotted driving around NYC in a $450,000 Gurkha F5 truck. Later it was revealed that the vehicle belonged to the rap group SBOE and J.R. was just a passenger, but it was clear that people were buzzing over the lavish purchase.
It's the off season and many teams are using this time to overhaul their rosters and franchises in an effort to get a fresh starts. It brings the opportunity to transform a franchise's image with draft picks, free agents, and, in some cases, the possibility of new jerseys. Some teams certainly need a uniform change so we are going to look at nine teams that are in desperate need of some new threads.
With players signing massive contracts during free agency, fans are paying more attention to just how much players are getting in salary, and the question arises over who has the most money in the league, and Kobe Bryant tops the list.
After being the unofficial face of the franchise, and a constant presence in the move from New Jersey to Brooklyn, Jay-Z has looked to sell his minority share of the Nets as his next venture is sports management with his Roc Nation Sports agency.
The postseason is the time for everyone to elevate their game. A player's ability to step it up a notch for the playoffs could make the difference between an early fishing trip and a deep run. While franchise guys feel the most pressure to step their game up, no superstar has won a championship by himself. Perhaps of equal importance to the performance of the stars is that of their supporting cast. Each year, certain role players rise to the occasion to help their teams to glory. Trevor Ariza, J.J.
Jun 17, 2013 | 1,250 Views
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