Steph Curry, James Harden, and even the TNT announcers are all getting the emoji treatment that fans can tweet all weekend long.
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In celebrating the life of the late, great David Bowie, Arcade Fire — alongside the Preservation Hall Jazz Band — took to the streets of New Orleans last month for a memorial parade. Those in attendees were urged to wear their best Bowie-inspired outfits, as Win Butler and company then proceeded to lead the crowd in a […]
The stage has been set and it’s time to shine. Along with many other young kids who were able to see Michael Jordan play growing up, Kobe Bryant took emulating his idol to new heights by eventually squaring off with him. Although the two previously met during the regular season, an All Star Game is a different type of animal. Meeting up in Madison Square Garden back in 1998, the two managed to steal the show by leading their respective teams in points. Ultimately, MJ got the best of a young Kobe as he contributed 23 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assist and 3 steals. Not too far behind, Bryant managed to add 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals in the loss which was a look into the future of highly anticipated match-ups between the two.
Fast forward to 2003 and the two meet again. This time around we see MJ in his final All-Star appearance representing a new team in the Washington Wizards while Kobe Bryant goes into the festivities averaging 30 points and 6.9 rebounds per game with 3 NBA Championships under his belt. As the two began to exchange unforgettable highlights, some trash talking between Kobe & Jordan created a scene that fans will always remember. Propelling the Western Conference to a 155-145 victory, Kobe Bryant filled the stat sheet with 22 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assist and 3 steals while Jordan added 18 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals to the Eastern Conference’s point total.
4x MVP Trophies
With numerous All-Star game appearances under his belt, it’s safe to assume that over the years Kobe would steal the show more than once. In a league of his own, Kobe Bryant managed to go home with 4 NBA All-Star Game MVPs in 2002, 2007, 2009 (co-MVP with Shaquille O’Neil) and in 2011. Amongst an elite class, each and every time he stepped foot on the court during the entertaining All-Star exhibition, the Black Mamba left it all on the hardwood.
2002 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – 31 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assist
2007 (Las Vegas, Nevada) – 31 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assist, 6 steals
2009 (Phoenix, Arizona; co-MVP with Shaquille O’Neil) – 27 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assist, 4 steals
2011 (Los Angeles, California) – 37 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assist, 3 steals
2011 – Kobe Bryant Refrains from Passing the Torch in LA
With it being his last All-Star game in his town of Los Angeles, The Black Mamba managed to teach the young generation a thing or two about what it takes to be a veteran. Due to the extreme competitive nature of Kobe, it was almost expected for him to aim for the night’s most prestigious honor in the MVP trophy. Adding 37 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assist and 3 steals to the Western Conference’s 148-143 win over the Eastern Conference, The Black Mamba managed to protect his Los Angeles home court while going against younger players who would eventually be the prime faces among the NBA upon his departure from the league.
2012 – His Airness Takes a Backseat to the Black Mamba
Averaging 27.9 points per game during the 2011-2012 Season, Bryant was still referred to as one of the league’s biggest threats although approaching the back end of his career. Through the years, Kobe constantly face comparisons to Michael Jordan due to their similar style of play and competitiveness, but during this exhibition in Orlando, Florida, number 24 would get the best of number 23 as Kobe would pass MJ’s All-Star point total of 262 by contributing 27 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals in the Western Conference’s victory over the East.
2016 – The Farewell
The bittersweet feeling has arrived and one can only imagine what’s going on within the head of the Black Mamba. One last All-Star game and the location is in Toronto, away from his home crowd back in LA. After unveiling in November that the current season would be Bryant’s last in the league, a trend of goodbyes has been set for the man with 5 championship rings along with an endless list of accolades. Receiving the highest amount of All-Star votes among this year’s elite class of NBA players with 1,891,614, you can expect Toronto’s crowd to be on the edge of their seat as they anticipate one final turnaround jump-shot from number 24.
Mike’s Nose. Killer Mike appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher last night. Along with Ana Navarro, Josh Green and Margaret Cho, he touched on Beyonce’s “Formation“, the backlash she received from her Super Bowl performance, George Bush, marijuana and more.
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With Super Bowl 50 in the rearview mirror, the sports landscape just continues to churn out incredible events as Toronto is set to host their first ever NBA All-Star game this weekend. As the NBA’s best arrive in “The 6ix” for a very festive string of days, the abundance of notable footwear has emerged as […]
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One Eye Open Like Fetty Wap Beginning with an excerpt from Belly, Beans shows off his jamaican patois on this gritty release produced by Jahlil Beats. His Still Public Enemy coming soon. genius
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First introduced in 1950, the Volkswagen Microbus took on a cult following from both hippies and campers alike, rising to iconic status in the world of automobiles. Now, collectors can fill their nostalgic void with this 1963 Volkswagen Microbus and camping trailer that’s up for auction at Sotheby’s. Re-igniting the era of the ’60s, the 23 […]
Yesterday, Kanye West and adidas hosted thousands of fans and a handful of famous friends at the Yeezy Season 3 presentation at Madison Square Garden. Doubling as a listening party for his new album The Life of Pablo, the Vanessa Beecroft led art piece saw the latest apparel offerings from Mr. West while also previewing […]
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At a ceremony tonight in Toronto, Jordan Brand presented Kobe Bryant with a one-of-a-kind gift.
Ahead of the big day tomorrow, which will feature Kanye’s much-anticipated YEEZY Season 3 fashion show and new album debut at Madison Square Garden, here we get an inside look at Mr. West’s illustrious career up to this point. Dissertation: A Kanye West Story is a journalist-led detailing of Ye’s musical and cultural milestones, as […]
The black and white Jordan X OVO collection hits retail outlets in Canada and Los Angeles this week.
In partnership with Mitchell & Ness, Reigning Champ has cooked up a capsule collection especially for this month’s NBA All-Star Weekend. With this year’s festivities taking place in Toronto, this lineup’s completely made in Canada, with both the East and West represented in the form of a satin bomber jacket, crewneck sweatshirt, slim-fit sweatpant, crewneck […]
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