NBA Name-Drop: Rick Ross Rings Up Zion Williamson on Drake’s ‘Money in the Grave’

The basketball world won’t get to see Zion Williamson in a New Orleans Pelicans jersey until NBA training camps tip off in September.  Not that fans caught much more of the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The one-and-done sensation out of Duke played just nine minutes (but scored 11 points) during his lone appearance against the New York Knicks, before knee soreness knocked him out of action for the remainder of New Orleans’ run in Sin City. In the meantime, Zion’s name has gotten plenty more run in the music world, thanks to Rick Ross. The Miami-area rapper invoked… Read More

NBA Social Recap: Las Vegas Summer League Edition

Before the basketball world turns its wanting eyes entirely towards summer pro-ams across the country and the FIBA World Cup in China, let’s look back at the top five posts on Instagram and Twitter that popped up during and around Summer League, starting with No. 5. 5) LeBron James Gives His Number to Anthony Davis (Sort Of) View this post on Instagram Officially a Laker!! 😱💪🏾🙏🏾 #LakeShow A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Jul 7, 2019 at 6:59pm PDT LeBron James did all he could to welcome Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers, even before the blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Pelicans was made official. Beyond… Read More

Outside Shots with Mike Ojo: It’s All Greek to Me

Last time on “Outside Shots,” Mike Ojo got his groove back on the court in Sweden. This week, he takes the next step in his professional journey by playing in one of Europe’s most rabid basketball hotbeds. Within days of getting home from Sweden, I got offered a two-year deal to play with Apollon Patras, a team in Patra, Greece, that was playing in the Greek A1 Basketball League. If you would have told me at the beginning of the year that I’d be playing there, I’d have thought you were out of your mind. Basketball is a religion in Greece, and the Greek first league is one of the… Read More

NBA Social Recap: Free Agency Edition

The NBA’s free agency period has been every bit as crazy as predicted, and then some. The opening day saw upwards of $3 billion in contracts handed out as new powers emerged and old ones reshuffled. And that was before Kawhi Leonard stunned the basketball world with his own stealthy surprise. Catch up on the five best announcements and reactions from Instagram and Twitter, starting with No. 5. 5) Kyrie Irving Says Hello to Brooklyn View this post on Instagram Home. A post shared by Kyrie Irving (@kyrieirving) on Jul 1, 2019 at 9:14am PDT It already feels like a lifetime ago that Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan… Read More

Stephen Curry to Drop ‘Range Unlimited Golf’ Line with Under Armour

Look out, Jordan Spieth—there’s a new king of the course coming for Under Armour’s golf apparel crown, and he plays basketball for a living. This fall, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry will be dropping the Range Unlimited Golf line, a 14-piece collection under UA Golf that includes Iso-Chill polos, pants, outerwear hats and the Curry 6 SL spike-less golf shoe. Steph, who’s long been an avid golfer off the court, unveiled his latest line during a visit to Mission Hills—the world’s largest golf facility—in Shenzhen, China, as part of this summer’s Under Armour Basketball Asia Tour. “I wanted to try to blend my personality, my joy, my style off… Read More

Donovan Mitchell Unveils First Signature Sneaker, D.O.N. Issue #1, with Adidas and Marvel

Donovan Mitchell may not be an All-Star or NBA champion yet, but that hasn’t stopped the Utah Jazz swingman from landing his own signature sneaker. Come July 1, fans of the 2017 draft lottery pick will be able to sport his silhouette, the adidas D.O.N. Issue #1, in four different colorways inspired by Donovan’s favorite Marvel Superhero (and nicknamesake): Spider-Man. Those include editions for Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man (red, blue and white; due July 1), Symbiote Spider-Man (pink, black, white and silver; dropping July 18), Stealth Spider-Man (black and green; available August 1) and Marvel’s Iron Spider (red and gold; out August 31). As for the name of the shoe itself,… Read More