Can't wait for the All-Star Game Slam Dunk contest? You don't have to — LeBron James held his own dunkstravaganza last night. King James put on a show after a practice in Phoenix (the Heat are in town to play the Suns today), and it was all caught on tape.
LeBron's teammate Dwyane Wade also shot some video of the dunks, which he posted to Instagram:
As one of the Miami Heat’s Big Three, Chris Bosh has helped the team win back-to-back NBA championships. But recently, he traded his role on the court for one behind a microphone. Bosh is the voice of the all-seeing Asgardian Heimdall on the Disney XD show Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. The episode featuring Bosh airs Sunday, February 23, at 8 a.m. ET.
Watch an exclusive clip from the show, then check out our interview with Bosh from October about bringing Heimdall to life and his favorite superheroes!
Before he became a soaring rookie for the Orlando Magic, Victor Oladipo spent most of his college career flying under the radar. But as a junior at Indiana University last season, the 6′ 4″ guard led the Big Ten in steals (2.2 per game) and field goal percentage (59.9 percent). Off the court, Oladipo grabbed the attention of fans when videos of him singing R&B songs at school events went viral.
There's no doubt that the Number 2 pick of the 2013 draft has caught the attention of hoopheads. Through December 4, he ranked second among rookies in scoring (13.9 points per game) and steals (1.72). For our January/February issue, he sat down with SI Kids to discuss his rookie season, his singing talents, and life as a twin.
It’s no stretch to say that Swin Cash is well-schooled in the art of winning. She won two national championships in college at UConn, two Olympic gold medals with Team USA, and three WNBA titles with the Detroit Shock and Seattle Storm. The Pittsburgh native has also experienced her share of championship glory off the court as a die-hard Steelers fan.
SI Kids caught up with the Chicago Sky forward in New York City to talk about Peyton Manning, Super Bowl predictions, and braving the frigid temperatures brought on by the polar vortex.
When the Miami Heat stopped by the White House last week, they were congratulated by President Barack Obama on winning back-to-back NBA championships. But they also had some fun with First Lady Michelle Obama to help promote her Let's Move! program.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, coach Erik Spoelestra, and the First Lady cut the video to promote the importance of eating the right food and staying physically active. But this wasn't your typical PSA. This was an opportunity for the Heat — and the First Lady — to get a little goofy. Check out the video to see what I mean:
The big sports story of the weekend might have been the Broncos and Seahawks punching their tickets to the Super Bowl. But the NBA got things started with two epic individual performances.