On February 8, 1986, Spud Webb, who at 5’7” was one of the shortest players in the history of professional basketball, wins the NBA slam dunk contest, beating his Atlanta Hawks teammate and 1985 dunk champ, the 6’8” Dominique Wilkins. Continue reading
Unstripped Voices shares the real story on how the NBA started allowing Black players to join and establish the league. Many credit the change in attitude to a 1948 game between The Original Harlem Globetrotters & the Minneapolis Lakers. Continue reading
By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.
Jordan Brand is trying something new with the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit though, taking the 1985 icon and revamping it with woven Flyknit tooling throughout in the classic combination of black and red that was subsequently banned from the NBA and gave Nike and MJ even more of a platform to sell shoes. Continue reading
Dennis Rodman details how he has broken his penis on three separate occasions. The two time winner of the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award’s penis has apparently spent a lot of time on the disabled list. The NBA star-turned-national curiosity recently sat down — carefully, no doubt- and recounts the painful incidences. Continue reading
Allen Iverson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Johnson are announced as finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2016 during the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on February 12, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Continue reading
Larry Sanders, Milwaukee Bucks forward, has walked away from basketball after five years in the league, agreeing to a buyout with the team after the trade deadline. Sanders had three years remaining on a $44 million contract. He left around $21 million on the table in the buyout.