NBA All-Star weekend is finally here! NBA fans have a whole weekend to soak in the league’s best players putting on a show, from the celebrity game to the rookie-sophomore contest all the way to main event on Sunday evening. But there’s still one competition that trumps all the others: the dunk contest.
Watching the league’s most athletic players showing off their most impressive dunks has always been my favorite moment of All-Star weekend. Julius Erving. Michael Jordan. Vince Carter. Legends are made in the dunk contest. We all wish we could fly through the air and pull off some of the most iconic dunks, but most of us, myself included, can’t jump high enough to do a 360 tomahawk on a regulation 10-foot rim.
And that’s where Nerfoop Pro Basketball Set comes into play.
It wasn’t that long ago that running back C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills was running back C.J. Spiller of Union County High School in Lake Butler, Florida. In high school, Spiller dominated his opponents, rushing for 5,511 yards and scoring 93 touchdowns. One of the highlights of Spiller’s prep career was playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2006, a showcase game for the top high school players in the country. In 2011, Spiller returned to San Antonio, Texas, home of the All-American Bowl, to put this year’s crop of high school phenoms through a speed workout. SIKIDS.com caught up with Spiller after the workout to find out what he thought of the up-and-comers, his new sneakers, and his goals for the 2011 NFL season. Check out the interview and photos after the jump.
Hold on to your seats! The SI Kids IN YOUR FACE 3D App is throwing you right into the action. You don’t have to be a sports fan to appreciate the exciting 3D photographs that jump out from your iPad. Based on the popular book, these 3D photos will truly make you feel like you’re part of the game. Get ready to catch a pass from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, block a shot with NBA star Carlos Boozer, and cruise down a mountain with Olympic snowboarders.
Does anything get you more pumped than hearing your favorite jam blasting through a stadium’s loudspeakers right before kickoff? What about during a crucial timeout in a hoops game? Or before a big at-bat? Well, now you can get your adrenaline pumping during your own pick-up games with the portable iPod stereo system Soulra.More »
If you haven't already harassed Mom and Dad into getting you a new phone, you might want to insist on adding a Samsung Gravity 3 to your back-2-school gear haul. The affordably-priced (to see how affordable, see below) 3G phone boasts a sliding keyboard (using the phonepad to type is sooooo 2001), a 2.0MP digital camera that can take both photos and short videos, and comes pre-loaded with the social networking application Social Buzz.
Best of all? It's only $49.99!More »
Late last week, Jordan Brand sent out a teaser booklet filled-to-the-brim with images of its Holiday 2010 sneakers and clothing styles.
And, since I'm a giving GearHead, I figured it would be fun to share the pics with you guys*. I mean, what's the fun in oogling over sneakers by yourself? Am I right?
To the right is a shot of the new Melo M7, which Carmelo Anthony will wear during the 2010-11 NBA season. And after the break you can check out which Air Jordan retro's will be released this fall, as well as the new Spizike winter boots and a whole lot more. So get to clicking!More »
The start of the 2010 NBA season is only a couple months away... which is still waaay to far off for my taste (CAN'T WAIT!). But here's a little something to tide my fellow hoop-heads over until things tip-off.
See the sneaks to the right? They're called the Under Armour Micro G Black Ice; they're also the kicks Milwaukee Bucks Brandon Jennings will wear when he suits up for the new season...More »