76ers All-Star Ben Simmons Leads Second Annual ‘Coats for Kids’ Donation

Next week, Ben Simmons and the Philadelphis 76ers will begin their quest to blanket the Eastern Conference this NBA season. But a week before the Sixers’ opener against the rival Boston Celtics, the All-Star point guard surprised students in West Philadelphia as part of the second annual “Coats for Kids” event. Some wholesome content with @BenSimmons25 and Coats For Kids. pic.twitter.com/4x5qbAU7fj— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) October 16, 2019 Ben and the 76ers once again joined with Operation Warm to hand out more than 600 winter coats to kids at Henry C. Lea Elementary School. Last October, that same partnership brought 750 coats to students at William Cramp Elementary School. pic.twitter.com/vmzh3GweHg— Philadelphia… Read More

Kevin Durant Unboxes Nike KD12 ‘YouTube’ Signature Sneaker Ahead of Release

You can take Kevin Durant out of the Bay Area, but apparently you can’t take Silicon Valley out of KD. On Wednesday, the two-time Finals MVP of the Golden State Warriors-turned-Brooklyn Nets free agent signee unboxed the latest edition of his Nike signature sneaker, the KD12 “YouTube,” in a video for his channel. The red-and-white colorway features “YouTube” and “Kevin Durant” branding on the tongues, along with patterning comprised of video console buttons and “Skip Ad” printed on the rise-top heel tag.  The 10-time All-Star, nine-time All-NBA performer and four-time scoring champion has been involved with YouTube since early 2017, during his first season with the Warriors. In February 2017,… Read More

LeBron James Family Foundation Donates Nike Signature Sneakers to ‘I PROMISE’ Students

The 17th edition of LeBron James’ signature sneaker with Nike officially went on sale on October 3. But that doesn’t mean that last year’s version should go to waste—and considering the giving nature of the Los Angeles Lakers All-Star, it never would. On Monday, the LeBron James Family Foundation distributed more than 800 pairs of the LeBron 16s to middle and high school students in the organization’s I PROMISE program. That’s not to be confused with students at the LeBron-backed I PROMISE School in Akron, Ohio, which is currently home to a select group of elementary school students in need of additional academic and social support. When @kingjames’ middle &… Read More

Russell Westbrook’s Wife Joins Rockets’ Efforts for Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Mike D’Antoni had only just returned to Houston from Japan on October 11 when he came out to welcome the family of Cindy and Stephen Beltran back into their renovated home, which had been ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. But the Houston Rockets’ head coach and his wife, Laurel, won’t be the only affiliates of the organization working with the Saint Bernard Project (SBP) to get people back into their houses. Nina, the wife of new Rockets guard Russell Westbrook, will be working with Laurel and Houston businesswoman Alicia Smith to co-chair an upcoming fundraiser for SBP. Mike & Laurel D’Antoni joined with the #Rockets, @RoomsToGo & @SBPUSA to… Read More

Mavericks’ Boban Marjanovic Teams with Trail Blazers’ Anthony Tolliver on Big Blanket Co

It’s been more than a year since Boban Marjanovic and Anthony Tolliver were last teammates in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons. The gregarious big man from Serbia, who now plays for the Dallas Mavericks, has reunited with the Portland Trail Blazers’ sharpshooting forward to promote the Big Blanket Co. According to the company, in which Anthony is a partner and co-founder, Boban will serve as the “Chief Blanket Connoisseur,” in addition to his involvement as a brand ambassador and business partner. For him, the collaboration is a snug fit. At 7’3”, Boban often has difficulty finding clothing and accessories that suit his oversized frame. Throw blankets—which average 40 inches… Read More

Doc Rivers Encourages Los Angeles Clippers Players to Register to Vote

Harrison Barnes may be the NBA’s most passionate and active voting advocate, but the Sacramento Kings forward has plenty of company in the coaching ranks. Doc Rivers, for one, recently made a point of encouraging the players he coaches with the Los Angeles Clippers to register ahead of the 2020 presidential election. On Tuesday, the former All-Star-turned-head coach shared that message with his players in conjunction with a voter registration drive, which was taking place for team employees outside the practice facility in Playa Vista. “I am not telling anyone who to vote for, I’m telling you to go vote,” Doc said, per ESPN. “And I think our young people… Read More