Category: NBA

New Nike/Kobe Bryant Ad “4:00am Summer Nights”

Kobe Bryant spent some time in China and held basketball clinics with Nike while there. The shoe company used some of the footage for a new ad and it’s pretty good.

Michael Jordan Still Dunking At 50 (Video)

For years we’ve been hearing that Michael Jordan can still play. Well, now we have proof that he can still dunk. A photo was released of the 50 year old Jordan taking flight at his annual “Flight School”. Must be nice.

Pierre Jackson Is Taking His Talents To France

Photo By Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images

Former Baylor Bears point guard Pierre Jackson, who was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and then traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, will be taking his talents to France.

Jackson took to twitter to confirm a rumor that has been floating around for a few weeks that he will be playing for ASVEL Villeurbanne. ASVEL is partially owned by San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker.

Jackson played in three summer league games for the Pelicans and averaged 3.7 points.

New York Knicks Add Beno Udrih

Something must be wrong; The New York Knicks have made another good move during free agency. The Knicks are said to have signed point guard Beno Udrih to a one-year veteran minimum deal.

Mark Cuban Shows Cartoon Used During Dwight Howard Meeting

 

 

 

It’s well known that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban went after Dwight Howard during free agency. What wasn’t known is anything that went on during the meeting. Well, Cuban gave us a look  at one of the tactics the Mavs tried to use to reel Howard in. The team put together a short video cartoon to show Howard what having him in a Mavericks uniform can offer to him and the team.

 

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While many laughed at the video, I see it as a smart move. It didn’t work, but it was still a good idea.

 

 

(Source- BlogMaverick.com)

Anthony Davis On NBA 2K14 In His New Pelicans Uniform

New Orleans Pelicans Unveil New Uniforms

The New Orleans basketball franchise are starting fresh. They have a new name, will have a remodeled arena which we saw a few weeks ago and now a new look. Today the Pelicans unveiled their new uniforms and here’s how they look in the picture below.

Team players Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, Jrue Holiday and Jason Smith modeled the new look.

John Wall Gets Huge Contract Extension And Future Free Agents Love It

We all knew this was on the way and now it’s official. The Washington Wizards and Point Guard John Wall have agreed to a $80 million contract extension. CSNWashington.com confirmed the reports.

The contract extension that’s set to make John Wall the Wizards’ designated player has been finalized and the team will make it official Thursday at a news conference at Verizon Center, persons with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CSN Washington.

Wall, who has been training in Los Angeles during the off-season, already is in Washington for the announcement

Wall wasn’t the only player excited about the news and upcoming free agents Kyrie Irving and Paul George drooled over the contract that they may soon get via twitter.

Tyreke Evans Hits The Mayor Of Seattle With A Crossover

Nobody is safe from getting hit with a crossover when getting on a basketball court and Tyreke Evans proved that in the Seattle pro-am. The New Orleans Pelicans guard/forward put the Mayor of Seattle, Mike McGinn, on a highlight reel by crossing him over and scoring on him. To the Mayor’s credit, he came back down the court and got an assist on a no look pass.

(Source-ballislife.com)

Lebron James Hits The Court In The Philippines

Photo- Nike.com

Lebron James made a visit to the Philippines with Nike Basketball and decided to hit the court.

During the visit, James participated in a basketball showcase at the Mall of Asia Arena where roaring fans filled the stadium. The four-time league MVP joined in a training session with Nike athletes from high school, collegiate and professional teams, working on their basketball skills during the pick-up clinic. The first-hand experience with James helped motivate players to pursue excellence in their on-going basketball season.

The main event culminated in James coaching the youth participants of the clinic in an exhibition game against a team of Nike athletes that included professional and national team players. He later left a message of inspiration to the Filipino youth and wished them well on their basketball endeavors.

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