The Hoophead is back with my weekly NBA awards. Wow, has it been an eventful first three weeks of the NBA season. The New York Knicks are the shocking lone undefeated team, the Lakers have had three head coaches, Charlotte has won three games in a row and LeBron James has continued to play on an unworldly level. What has been your favorite moment of the NBA season so far? Tell us in the comments below!More »
Andrew Bynum, though sidelined with a knee injury, still managed to make an impact during last night’s Sixers-Pistons game. On the court, Philly gave Detroit their first win of the season, but it was hard to watch the game with Bynum showing off his new follicle stylings on the bench. We suspect some sort of heat treatment (blow dryer? flat iron?) to straighten and create a fluffy hair helmet. Bynum’s new ‘do also got us thinking about other great hair of the 21st Century NBA. Here are seven of our favorites from the past decade. More »
The Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki is good at lots of things: being made out of Legos, opening his mouth real wide, and having a hard time believing he was called for a foul. He is not good at singing, as this video of him singing Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" proves. While Dirk definitely gets an A for effort (his dance moves are both amazing and embarassing), he has to get an F for not being able to carry any kind of tune.
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If you're one of the lucky few who is able to score a pair of Emmitt Smith's classic Reebok shoe, the ES22, then you will definitely have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Reebok is releasing the shoes ($140 at Foot Locker) on Wednesday, November 21, the day before Thanksgiving, so you can have some fresh kicks when you play in your family's annual Turkey Bowl touch football game. Or better yet, when you're semi-conscious on the couch after eating waaaay too much stuffing and watching Emmitt's old team, the Dallas Cowboys, play the Washington Redskins.
The sneakers haven't been available since 1997 and have built up a bit of a celebrity following. Musical artist Swizz Beatz is a fan, and it's no surprise that NFL running backs Maurice Jones-Drew and Jamaal Charles like the shoe.
See more pics of the ES22 after the jump.
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Today the NBA unveiled that for its 65th year of Christmas Day games, the teams will be wearing "Big Color" uniforms. Adidas says all 10 teams will be have new duds and we've got pictures of all of them except for the Denver Nuggets (but you can check out their spiffy new uniforms that they unveiled earlier while you wait for their unveiling). More »
We’ve got a lot to get to in a busy week in the NBA. The Lakers and Nets are down, the Clippers and Knicks are up, the Spurs are, as always, the steady Spurs and the Heat are outstanding. But we wanted to have a little bit of fun with this week’s Hoophead by starting with a question from a reader…
Reader Questions of the Week
Do you think LeBron James can beat Michael Jordan in a slam dunk contest? More »
Erin DiMeglio knows how to take a hit. The 18-year-old senior at Florida's South Plantation High School has already suffered a broken nose, a concussion, and dislocated fingers. And that was on the basketball court with South Plantation's girls' varsity team. So in some ways she was well prepared for her next challenge: suiting up for the school's football team. DiMeglio is the third-string quarterback for the South Plantation Paladins, and on August 31, she became what is believed to be the first girl to play QB in a high school game. She took two snaps, handing the ball off both times, in her team's 31–14 win in the season opener. On September 21, she completed her first pass in a regular season game. More »