Month: September 2017

Kobe Bryant’s extremely rare Air Jordan 3’s sell for $30K

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Kobe Bryant’s original Air Jordan 3 PE from 2002-2003, the only pair of Air Jordan 3’s ever made for the former Lakers star, recently sold for $30,400 on Ebay. According to SneakerBarDetroit, the sneakers were made for Bryant when he was in between shoe deals in 2002. He wore the pair against the Houston Rockets…

First ‘NBA 2K18’ screenshots show star players like Paul George, new Nike uniforms

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With less than two months until NBA 2K18 releases, video game publisher 2K Sports has revealed the first screenshots of this year’s edition, which feature Paul George with his new team, Canadian cover athlete DeMar DeRozan, and Celtics star Isaiah Thomas. Ball, who is the coach of the Big Baller Brand team that his son…

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball earn high player ratings in ‘NBA 2K18’ despite rookie status

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Fans of the 76ers and Lakers are extremely excited for their top draft picks and for good reason if the ratings in NBA 2K18 are to be believed. Both Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball will start their careers with an Overall rating of 80, an indication that the developers behind the game view the two…

Adidas reportedly told referees to lay off LaVar Ball at Las Vegas tournament

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Referees at Adidas’ AAU basketball tournament in Las Vegas this week have been implored by the shoe company to let LaVar Ball’s sideline antics slide, because of the blustering patriarch’s drawing power and also because the brand may be interested in signing his son, Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, to an endorsement deal, reports. A…

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas: The hip is great, expects to be ready by camp

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Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas says the injured hip that sidelined in the playoffs has responded to rest and he expects to be ready for the start of training camp, the Boston Herald reported. Thomas, 28, aggravated an earlier right-hip injury, forcing him out of the Eastern Conference Finals in May, but, he says, he recently…

Kyrie Irving reportedly prefers Clippers

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Kyrie Irving reportedly would prefer getting traded to the Clippers. On the HoopsHype podcast, NBA analyst Peter Vecsey said Irving likes Jerry West and what he has done for teams in the past and likes the prospect of being on a team where West has a say in how the team is formed. I’m told…

Sixers, Celtics to play regular-season game in London

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Mind the Process. The 76ers are headed to London. Philadelphia will face the Boston Celtics in a regular-season game at the O2 Arena on Jan. 11, the NBA announced Thursday. The hip is great. It’s going well, he said at his annual basketball clinic at Boston University. Rehabbing it, but it’s going well. It’s a…

Michael Jordan ranking Kobe Bryant over LeBron James only validates LeBron’s greatness

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When Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was gunning for 3,000 MLB career hits last season, he wasn’t just chasing a number associated with some of the greatest hitters the sport has ever seen. He was also in hot pursuit of baseball’s Hit King Pete Rose’s all-time record of 4,256 career hits. Ichiro passed Rose in 2016…

NBA trade rumors: Why Suns haven’t (and shouldn’t) pull trigger on Kyrie Irving deal just yet

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A week and a half after the NBA world learned Kyrie Irving had requested a trade out of Cleveland, it’s quite possible the only thing keeping the four-time All-Star in a Cavs uniform is a 6-8 kid from Detroit with big hair and even bigger potential. Suns rookie Josh Jackson is a sticking point in…

Cavaliers promote Koby Altman to general manager

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The Cavaliers have promoted Koby Altman to the role of general manager, team owner Dan Gilbert announced Monday. Altman had held the post of assistant general manager under former Cavs GM David Griffin, whose contract was not renewed last month. Altman had been serving as interim GM following Griffin’s departure. Over the past month, Koby…

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