Earlier this week in Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Baron Davis helped Chinese sneaker manufacturer (and former Olympic gymnast) Li-Ning break ground on his first American store. The event was also used to unveil one of Li-Ning's signature sneakers: Davis' BD Doom.
I recently caught up with Davis to talk about his new sneaker, his partnership with Li-Ning, the second half of the NBA season, and more. Keep reading to check it out...More »
Before the Olympics began all the talk surrounding the men’s figure skating was about the quad. Consisting of four full rotations in the air, this mega jump was supposed to decide the winner. Pull it off and the gold is yours. Fail to land it and settle for second.More »
SIKIDS.com followers have known for a while that Dwyane Wade had been tabbed to replace Michael Jordan as the signature athlete for His Airness' Air Jordan line. But the announcement became national news during All-Star Weekend, when a new spot -- featuring Wade getting busy in a pair of Air Jordan 2010's -- made it's television/youtube debut.
In case you missed the clip (btw... that part where Wade's chucking defenders like Adrian Peterson? Siccccccccck!), or you wanted to see it again (and again, and again...), I've got a treat for you...More »
We break down the NBA's Dunk Contest, Danica Patrick, the Boston Red Sox and more!
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You ever have one of those amazing days, when it feels like you can do no wrong and everything you want to happen happens? Well, the US had one of those days yesterday when athletes representing the stars and stripes brought home six medals, a new record, including three golds.
If you didn’t tune in to the show, here’s what you missed:More »
You guys should know the drill by now: every now and again, I use the space afforded to me at SIKIDS.com to point out some of the finest young sports talent in the country (And for those of you that don't know... check here. And here).
This week, I'd like to show some love to a youngster on the NASCAR circuit.
"Why NASCAR, Duane From NJ" (I can hear you!)? Well, because Sergio Pena -- in addition to the fact that he's arguably the finest driver yet to roll out of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program (an initiative designed to increase the number of qualified minorities driving and working inside NASCAR) -- has managed to make a name for himself in racing circles at an age when he should be busy finishing his homework.
The 16-year-old debuted in NASCAR's K&N Pro Series, the top developmental series in the land, late last month, finishing second at the Toyota All-Star Showdown and giving 19-year-old phenom (and TAS Showdown winner) Joey Logano all he could handle in the process. Had he won, Pena would've become the youngest driver ever to finish first at the Toyota All-Star Showdown, smashing Logano's current record by a full year.More »
If you missed the men’s figure skating short programs last night you missed quite a show. In 2006 Russia’s Yevgeny Plushenko ended the first stage of competition with a big lead that would only increase. But last night, as he sought to defend his gold, it was clear his competition has caught up. Chief among those competitors is Evan Lysacek of the United States who sits in second place just a fraction of a point behind Plushenko. SI Kids sat down with Lysacek, the current World Champion, before the Olympics. Here’s what the gold medal contender had to say.More »