Stephen Curry Inspires Under Armour to Launch AAU Girls Basketball Circuit

Stephen Curry’s decision to include two female basketball players in his SC30 Select Camp during the summer of 2018 has sparked a new movement for inclusion in the sport. Starting in April, Under Armour will follow the Golden State Warriors superstar’s lead with the inaugural season of the UAA Girls Basketball Circuit. The Baltimore-based athletic apparel company will support three grassroots hoops organizations—UA Future, UA Rise and UAA-Girls—to offer opportunities to girls between the ages of 10 and 17. UA Future will serve those between 10 and 14, with UA Rise encompassing 15- to 17-year-olds and UAA-Girls showcasing the nation’s elite 16- and 17-year-olds. “It is as important a time… Read More

NBA Runway, Week 14: Warriors, Sixers and a Rocket Compete for Top Spot

This past week, the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers fought for NBA’s best-dressed spot, only to be beaten out by a certain Houston Rockets fashion maven. From layered sweatshirts to trendy trenches, here are the top five outfits from Week 14 of the season, starting with No. 5. 5) Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Outfit: Pitch Black View this post on Instagram @stephencurry30 wears a @keiserclark jacket, tee, jeans, and @givenchyofficial boots for the @warriors vs @laclippers game. #upscalehype #stephencurry #stephcurry #keiserclark #givenchy #nbastyle A post shared by UpscaleHype (@upscalehype) on Jan 19, 2019 at 9:26am PST Stephen Curry pulled up to Staples Center in a chic all-black fit… Read More

NBA Social Recap, Week 14: Celebrations and Statements

Mid-January may be the dog days of the NBA season, but you wouldn’t know it from Twitter and Instagram. Players were all over social media celebrating birthdays, comebacks, throwbacks and step-ups alike. Here are the five bests posts from Week 14 of the 2018-19 campaign, starting with No. 5. 5) Festus Ezeli’s Still Got It View this post on Instagram When the Lord is answering all your prayers and you can’t control your Joy 😂😂😂 in my mind i really killed this 😂😂😂 on a scale of 0-100. How much did i kill this dance??? #FridayMood #BigMenCanMoveToo 😂#RebuildingTheBeast A post shared by Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli (@fezzyfel) on Jan 18, 2019… Read More

NBA Runway, Week 13: Flexing Diversity in Fashion

The NBA displayed its eclectic style during the first full week of 2019. From streetwear and vintage-inspired looks to sharp suits and denim ensembles, Week 13 of the season offered up a wide variety of looks. Here’s our top five, starting with No. 5. 5) DeAndre Jordan, Dallas Mavericks Outfit: Balenciaga Blue View this post on Instagram @deandre in the @balenciaga jacket and @converse x @off____white kicks #nbafashionfits . . . . . #mensfashion #style #look #dapper #nba #basketball #ballislife #swag #drip #dope #instafashion A post shared by NBA Fashion Fits (@nbafashionfits) on Jan 9, 2019 at 7:38pm PST DeAndre Jordan arrived at the American Airlines Center before facing the… Read More

NBA Pets: Clippers’ Marcin Gortat Raises Horses, Giraffe in Poland

Marcin Gortat is a larger-than-life figure in his native Poland. It’s only fitting, then, that the Los Angeles Clippers big man would keep pets—specifically, two horses and a giraffe—of such extraordinary size. Marcin spends his summers back home training and admiring Prima MG and Cedrik MG, his prize horses at Poland’s famed Stadnina Janow equestrian center. The 34-year-old Lodz native hopes to see his three-year-olds “make daddy proud one day,” presumably on a race track. View this post on Instagram Finally got some fresh pictures ! And I have to say my horses r getting bigger and more mature. It’s about time to slowly start training them. I hope PRIMA… Read More

Outside Shots with Mike Ojo: Hard Truths at Home and Abroad

Last week on “Outside Shots,” Mike Ojo learned that humble pie alone can’t fill a player’s stomach on the road in the UK. This week, in his own words, he finds that tough lessons aren’t just for rookies. Hey, I gotta dollar and a dream, that’s all a n—- got So if it’s ’bout that cream, then I’m all up in the spot I got a dollar and a dream, just a dollar and a dream… There isn’t a more accurate way to describe my mental state going into my second summer as a pro in 2012. It’s crazy to reflect upon it now. I was still so young, so… Read More