Tag: Michael Jordan

Bubba Wallace Welcomes Fans Into His Garage With New Netflix Docuseries

Photo: Chris Graythen (Getty Images) Being the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top racing series comes with more than its fair share of trials and tribulations. Advertisement In the last year alone, we’ve seen Bubba Wallace succeed in his quest to get Confederate flags banned from the sport and face subsequent backlash, endure the infamous […]

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I Hope You Already Got That Pair of Kobe’s That You Wanted Because If Not, You’re About to Pay Stupid Prices For Them

Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” Photo: Panama Jackson On December 24, 2020, Nike (and I presume the Kobe Bryant estate, headed up by his wife Vanessa Bryant) decided to re-release the Nike Kobe Zoom 6 Protro in the green apple/black/volt-crimson colorway. The shoes, affectionately referred to as the “Kobe Grinches” (because of their super green […]

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It Looks Like Kobe, Nike Are Headed for Divorce

Photo: PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Getty Images) Prior to his tragic death in January of 2020, there were rumors that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had every intention of severing his long-standing relationship with Nike. How do I know this? Because psssst…I reported on it in December. Advertisement And now four months later, ESPN and CBS […]

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After The ‘Space Jam’ Sequel Trailer, People Are Missing The Original’s Big Scene-Stealer Bill Murray

Bill Murray isn’t in the forthcoming Space Jam sequel, but his absence was very much felt on Saturday when the movie’s trailer debuted. At one point LeBron James — who replaces original star Michael Jordan and tries to save his son by winning an all-Warner Bros. basketball game — hatches his dream team, and it’s […]

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Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand Lead $1M Effort To Provide Grassroots Nonprofits With Grants

NewsOne Featured Video NBA legend Michael Jordan is continuing to push his social justice efforts forward. According to Bleacher Report, Jordan and the Jordan Brand recently unveiled a $1 million initiative to provide grassroots organizations dedicated to fighting racial injustice with grants. Committed to the Black Community. Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand announce the first […]

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Patrick Ewing Has 99 Problems, and Getting Harassed by Security at Madison Square Garden Shouldn’t Be One of Them

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) Ask any hoops head who’s the greatest New York Knick of all-time and you’ll get one of three answers: Walt Frazier, Willis Reid, or Patrick Ewing. (Jerome James is also an acceptable answer.) Yet despite being the centerpiece of the franchise for 15 years—13 of which the team made the […]

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New Docuseries Moment of Truth Revisits Murder of Michael Jordan’s Father

Screenshot: IMDb TV For years, the circumstances surrounding the death of James Jordan, father of NBA legend Michael Jordan, have been shrouded in mystery, but now, a new docuseries is on the way that seeks to uncover the truth behind the murder that disrupted the Chicago Bulls’ 1990s basketball dynasty. Advertisement  Moment of Truth presents […]

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Nike Celebrates Black Women With Social Media Campaign, Pitch Competition and New Film ‘We Play Real’

Image: Nike “Black women are rarely recognized for the hard work they put in. It’s not just magic, they are the real thing.” I don’t think Nike could’ve put it any better. We all know sports help to bring us together. They also provide a platform to amplify important causes and draw attention to concerns […]

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Kyrie Irving, Vanessa Bryant Push for Kobe Bryant to Become the NBA’s New Logo

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) Once upon a time, back when black and white TVs were still a thing and the 3-point-line was not, there was a bad motherfucker who played for the Minneapolis Los Angeles Lakers. His name was Jerry West. With his tenacious defense, clutch shooting, and unparalleled work ethic, the East Bank, […]

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Bill Russell And His 11 Rings Reminded Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, And Everyone Else Who The Real GOAT Is

As if the GOAT debate in basketball wasn’t enough, Tom Brady and his seven Super Bowl titles has reignited the conversation about which athletes have a claim to the throne regardless of the sport. Names like Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Usain Bolt, Serena Williams, Michael Phelps, etc. all join the likes of Brady and Michael […]

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Michael Jordan Once Shunned Anthony Anderson Over A Vicious Game Of Dominoes

Black-ish star Anthony Anderson appeared on this week’s episode of Conan Needs a Friend to talk about his sitcom, his relationship with his mother, and the ABC game show that’s hosted by Anderson and his mother, “To Tell the Truth.” Conan O’Brien, however, wanted to talk about Michael Jordan, with whom Anthony Anderson has a […]

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Stephen Curry On His 62-Point Night After Facing Criticism: ‘Cue The Jordan Meme, I Take That Personally’

After an 2-3 start in which they got blasted by the three presumptive playoff teams they’d faced, things looked bleak for the Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry wasn’t able to get the looks he wants and his efficiency had dipped through the first five games of the season from where we’re accustomed to seeing it. […]

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‘And I Took That Personally’: Steph Curry Goes Full Michael Jordan Meme, Silences Critics With Career-High 62 Points

Photo: Jonathan Ferrey (Getty Images) Since making its debut in the aftermath of ESPN’s brilliant The Last Dance miniseries, Michael Jordan’s infamous “and I took that personally” meme has not only provided us with plenty of laughs, it’s also articulated exactly how many of us have felt at some point after being slighted. And with […]

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Scottie Pippen Wasn’t Feeling The Last Dance, and Yes, He Let Michael Jordan Know All About It

Photo: VINCENT LAFORET (Getty Images) Look, I get it. Scottie Pippen is a man of principle, and at the end of the day, he just wants people to put some respect on his name. Advertisement His on-again, off-again ex-wife, Larsa, has already made his cushy gig as an NBA analyst unnecessarily complicated, and the last […]

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Under Armour, Steph Curry Are Coming for Michael Jordan’s Empire With the Launch of Brand Curry

Photo: Ezra Shaw (Getty Images) Hypebeasts know that when it comes to this sneaker shit, Jordan Brand has been wearing the crown for almost 40 years. Since its debut in 1984 with the Air Jordan 1, Nike has been flooding the streets with some of the coldest footwear to ever touch the market. And eager […]

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NBA Legend Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million To Feeding America

Food insecurity is a longstanding issue that has been exacerbated by the pandemic and NBA legend Michael Jordan is putting his focus on helping families in need. According to Variety, the NBA Hall of Famer gifted the nonprofit Feeding America with a $2 million donation. Michael Jordan donates $2 Million from his doc #TheLastDance to […]

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Michael Jordan Will Donate $2 Million In ‘The Last Dance’ Proceeds To Feeding America

Thanksgiving is obviously occurring under tragically unique circumstances this year. In addition to the ongoing pandemic, economic conditions in the United States mean that 26 million Americans do not have enough to eat, according to the Washington Post. For people in the Carolinas and Chicago, Michael Jordan wants to do something to lend a hand. […]

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Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million of The Last Dance Proceeds to ‘Help Feed America’s Hungry’

Photo: Streeter Lecka (Getty Images) This holiday season is unlike any that we’ve ever faced. With the coronavirus still wreaking havoc in our communities, not only are citizens throughout the country enduring financial strife, but for the first time, in order to preserve our health and safety from COVID-19, many of us will be unable […]

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Isiah Thomas ‘Didn’t Realize’ How Michael Jordan Felt About Him Until He Watched ‘The Last Dance’

In the early days of the pandemic, the majority of the sports-watching world had our eyes glued to ESPN each Sunday for a new installment of the cultural phenomenon that was The Last Dance. Not only did we get to relive the NBA’s golden age in the 1990s, we learned all sorts of new tidbits […]

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Michael Jordan’s 23XI Racing Makes It Official, Unveils Bubba Wallace’s New Car

Photo: John Harrelson (Getty Images) The wait is over. In September, Michael Jordan became NASCAR’s first Black principal owner in almost 50 years. He announced that three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin would join him on his quest to conquer auto racing, and he also revealed that he stole Bubba Wallace from Richard Petty Motorsports […]

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Michael Jordan Opens Second Clinic In Charlotte To Combat Healthcare Inequality

Basketball legend Michael Jordan has evolved into a fierce advocate for healthcare equality and he’s taking his efforts to the next level. According to CNN, the NBA Hall of Famer recently opened a new clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina. The clinic—which is the second location opened by Jordan—was designed to eliminate the socio-economic barriers standing […]

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Bubba Wallace Named Finalist for Community Champion of the Year Award

Photo: Sean Gardner (Getty Images) It’s been a wild year for Bubba Wallace. He played an integral role in getting Confederate flags banned from NASCAR—which is like getting air banned from lungs—and endured that whole noose fiasco all while trying to do his damn job as the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top racing series. […]

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Trademark Filings Might’ve Spilled the Beans on the Name, Number of Michael Jordan’s NASCAR Team

Photo: Jonathan Daniel (Getty Images) In September, Michael Jordan unveiled his plans to become NASCAR’s first Black principal owner in nearly 50 years by forming a Cup Series team with three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin, and in the time since, other than convincing Bubba Wallace to dip out on Richard Petty Motorsports and drive […]

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Isiah Thomas Put Michael Jordan No. 3 On His GOAT List

Last Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers took home their 17th title after beating the Heat in Game 6, tying them with arch rivals the Boston Celtics for the most championships in NBA history. For LeBron James, it marks the fourth title of his illustrious career, putting him in unique territory as the only player to […]

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