When Dwyane Wade is near the rim, he’s explosive. He’ll drive to the hole for a no look layup or zip down the baseline for a one-hand jam. But the All-Star guard admits to altering his game down low if the hardwood is slippery. “Some courts don’t have good traction, so there’s some sliding because of dust and dirt,” Wade says. “In those cases, I would change my game, maybe rely more on my jump shot that night.”
Now, the NBA champion and Finals MVP doesn’t worry about adjusting his style of play. D-Wade recently teamed up with Mission Athletecare to endorse Court Grip, a liquid applied to the bottom of sneakers that provides instant traction and helps players move down the floor with ease.
Wade isn’t playing a ton of basketball right now with the postponement of NBA training camps due to the league’s lockout. But SIKIDs.com challenged Wade to a 10 Questions one-on-one. Check out how well he scored.
Maya Moore knows a thing or two about winning. At the University of Connecticut she led the Huskies women's basketball team a 150–4 record and two national championships from 2007–10. She didn't stop there. In her first year in the WNBA, Moore helped the Minnesota Lynx to a WNBA-best 27–7 record, earning the 2011 Rookie of the Year award.
This October, Moore will be extending her winning ways off the court by dishing an assist to the NBA Hoop Troop, a program that seeks to get kids involved in basketball. The Hoop Troop is holding a contest in which one grand-prize winner between the ages of six and 14 will get to take part in a basketball-themed shopping spree with Moore in her hometown of Atlanta. (For more information, visit NBAHoopTroop.com.) Moore clearly has her act together, but can she handle SIKIDS.com's 10 questions? Read on to find out!
Carl Lewis can do it all. The track star won nine Olympic gold medals, flaunted his acting skills on the big screen, and is currently running for office in the New Jersey State Senate.
In August, Lewis will take a break from the campaign to do what he enjoys most—hang out at the track. He’ll be in Hershey, Pa. supporting the talented young athletes in the 34th annual Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Final Meet. This year, 400,000 kids from across the country competed to become one of 480 finalists participating on August 6. While Lewis says he loves watching the athletes compete, he’s also looking forward to the meet’s Fun Day on August 4, where he’ll join kids for the Moderation Nation Batuka Dance workout. One week before the meet, SI Kids warmed Lewis up with 10 questions. Keep reading to see how the Olympian does…
Reggie Bush won a Heisman Trophy, two national titles with USC, and a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints. Even with all that, there is one championship he wishes he had the chance to conquer. Last week, Bush was in Dallas, Texas at the Red Bull Game Breakers, a 7-on-7 national high school football tournament. Like any other kid, Bush played flag and two-hand-touch football during recess or on the street, and he said he would have loved an opportunity to represent California and play in a national tournament. Unfortunately for Reggie, a team from Texas took the Red Bull Game Breakers title this year. During the tournament, the NFL star talked to SIKids.com about his favorite number, the ultimate athlete, and the scorching Texas heat.
Every day, U.S. swimmer Amanda Beard spends hours in the sun training for next summer’s Olympic Games in London. That’s why the seven-time Olympic medalist teamed up with Serena Williams, David Wright, and Mia Hamm to engineer and test Mission Athletecare’s skincare products under the most extreme training conditions. A solid sunscreen helps these athletes burn their opponents without burning their skin, and now it’s available to everyone (Products on missionathletecare.com are 30% off when you use the discount code “SummerSun”). The hot summer sun is no match for Amanda, but our 10 questions will turn up the heat. Keep reading to see how she does.
David Cone’s illustrious career included 196 wins, a perfect game at Yankee Stadium and five World Series rings. But these days this baseball hero is honoring the real heroes. Cone is working in conjunction with New Era to help Major League Baseball raise money for the Welcome Back Veterans fund. Everyone knows about those cool stars & stripes caps that players wear during 4th of July weekend, but New Era also built a custom stars & stripes motorcycle to auction off at the end of the season, with all proceeds going to Welcome Back Veterans. Cone took time out from enjoying the summer and raising awareness for veterans to take on our 10 Questions. Keep reading to see how he did…
Though much of the world first discovered Washington Wizards point guard John Wall when he did the Dougie on court before his professional debut, real hoopheads have known about 2010’s No. 1 overall draft pick since he first made waves at the Reebok Basketball Breakout Challenge. The Breakout Challenge is an event where unranked basketball players without access to traditional opportunities — players just like Wall was in 2007 — can showcase their talents for hundreds of college coaches and earn a chance to further their careers based solely on their basketball skill. Together with Reebok, Wall is bringing back the Breakout Challenge this summer to help other kids get the same chance to prove themselves that he himself once had. We know that Wall can take on the Breakout Challenge, but what about the challenge of our 10 Questions? Keep reading to find out.