1. BOSTON CELTICS
2011–12 Record: 39-27
WHAT THEY'VE GOT: One of the top point guards in the league in Rajon Rondo, who can split defenses with pinpoint passes and lock down opposing guards on the other end of the floor. The Celtics also have two intriguing rookies in forward Jared Sullinger and center Fab Melo. More »
As we all know, Derrick Rose is the phenom returning to Chicago to lead his hometown team, the Bulls, to glory. The city means a lot to him and and you can see it reflected in his new shoe. In a nod to his boyhood team, the D Rose 3 features the Bulls colors with black upper with red highlights, along with a red-and white-striped sole. More »
Pop stars want to be athletes, and athletes want to pop stars. So it should come as no surprise that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is joining the pop group One Direction. Well, at least that's what a new Pepsi commercial would want you to believe. In the ad, Brees comes up with the idea to combine the band's nickname, 1D, with his initials, DB, to form a new supergroup 1DB. As you can see from this behind-the-scenes video, the results may have you running for your earplugs instead of your headphones. Let's just hope Brees doesn't start singing out play calls in the huddle.
Check out the full ad below.
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We chatted with Tanner Markley one of the country’s leading Razor scooter riders about how he got started, his training and his action sports team All Wheel Sports’ high-energy performances on America’s Got Talent.
[Photos: Tanner Markley in action]
How did you and your team, All Wheel Sports, end up on America’s Got Talent?
That’s the action sports show that I do year round. It’s with rollerbladers, BMX riders, skateboarders, parkour, gymnasts and cheerleaders; everything that involves an action sport, all in one show. I’ve been with the show for three years. This year we happened to try out for America’s Got Talent and we made it pretty far—we got into the semifinals. More »
On Good Morning America today, we were proud to announce that this year's Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKid of the Year is actually two kids, brothers Conner and Cayden Long of White House, TN.
Their inspiring story of brotherly love stems from a desire to compete side-by-side in sports, even though Cayden was born with cerebral palsy and cannot talk or walk on his own. Since 2011, the Long brothers have competed in more than a dozen triathlons. Conner pushes Cayden in a stroller during the run portion, pulls Cayden in a raft in the swim, and pulls him in a trailer during the bike race.
Conner and Cayden will be on the cover of our December issue, where you'll be able to read more about their remarkable story. But you can get to know them now by watching this video:
His teammate Russell Westbrook may be more of a fashion icon, but with his fifth signature shoe, it's clear that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant doesn't want to be outdone in the style department. Durant's new Nike shoe, the KD V, features two types of cushioning: a Zoom unit in the forefoot and an Air unit in the heel. The red, yellow, and black colors are inspired by the state flag of Maryland, Durant's home state. The sneakers will be available on NikeID on November 6 and will be in stores on December 8.
Check out the video below to hear from Durant about what went into designing his new shoe.
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