Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Nike Kobe & LeBron MVPs Puppet Ad IV: "Mrs Lewis"

The fourth installment of Nike's new ad campaign featuring the Kobe and LeBron puppets.

Kobe and LeBron decide to play a game of 1 on 1 to determine puppet hoops supremacy. After some intense competition, their downstairs neighbor Mrs. Lewis calls to tell them they're being too loud. Then play resumes.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spin Cycle

Once march madness is gone and retired, there's nothing else to watch on tv if you are a big hoops fan. Then by the grace of the basketball gods, here comes the NBA playoffs. You get 40 games in 40 nights on TNT. During this time of the year, it's like the the superbowl of commercials for Nike. If you can rewind back's been so long i forgot the year. But i couldn't help but notice the similarites between the new Lebron and Kobe commercials. It seems that nike is bring back the true essence of basketball. The concept of Lil Penny was created by Wieden and Kennedy,Nike's pr firm. I bet they never thought it would take off like it did....

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Wayman Tisdale, Dead at 44

Today is a very sad day in the Hoops world. Wayman Tisdale passed away this morning, due to a fight with bone cancer. If you don't know about Wayman's career and music you need to rethink your basketball knowledge.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

USC coach Floyd paid $1,000 to sign hoops star Mayo

Here we go again with Yahoo! Sports. It seems that former a former associate of NBA star O.J. Mayo told Yahoo! Sports that USC COACH Tim Floyd paid $1000 to get Mayo to play with the Trojans. If this is true, it will be another NCAA violation. The funny part of this story, is that fact that Yahoo! Sports is the only source of this story. In this day and age it seems that every low ball sports writer is just trying to make a quick buck. My beef with this is , just leave the kid alone and let the past stay that way. What good is it for you to bring it up. Johnson told NCAA investigators and federal authorities. Goes to show you, you can't trust your friends when the money starts coming in.....Stay tuned for more.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mark Cuban is the Punk here.....

It just seems like Mark Cuban can't keep his mouth shut. His team is on the brink of being out of the playoffs and he pulls this punk move. Just because you own a team doesn't mean you can walk about and think you can call out a players mother. So what your team didn't get the call you should've let your team lose with class. Baskeball is not about the owner walking around with his security team trying to solve problems. Because without the security team, you wouldn't open your mouth on the streets of Mexico. So as we say goodbye to the Mavericks , let's hope Dirk doesn't flop his way to his seat.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fresh Gear from the Factory.........

The Air Penny Retro craze was sent through the roof a few months ago thanks to the release of the Nike Air Penny 1/2 Cent. The shoe fuses choice attributes from all the Air Penny models into one shoe and everything definitely came together in harmonious fashion on the Varsity Royal/Black pair that dropped back in February. Since then, we have showed you some other upcoming 1/2 Cent colorways, like the Black on Blacks, the Green Spark and this sweet Metallic Silver pair that we now have a new image of for your viewing pleasure. The shoe features a shiny Metallic Silver Foamposite upper with additional sections of black around the laces, ankle and heel and a transparent outsole and visible Air bubble. These kicks are expected to release in October and will no doubt go fast, so be sure to keep checking back for a specific release date. You can see additional pictures of this shoe from our previous posts after the jump.

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