LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James' next NBA chapter will be set on the West Coast.James will be playing for the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million contract. He will try to bring the storied franchise another championship.The announcement was made through his agency, Klutch Sports Group, which announced the deal as $154 million.ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported that the fourth year is a player option. It is the longest deal James has signed since inking a six-year contract with the Miami Heat in 2010. His previous three deals were three years or shorter.James leaves his hometown team as a free agent for the second time in his career. Four years ago, James had stated his intention to finish his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Whether the four-time MVP and 14-time All-Star does th..
Magic Johnson already has one statue in front of the Staples Center, but Kobe Bryant thinks the Los Angeles Lakers legend should have a second one erected after agreeing to a deal with LeBron James. The team president was able to entice Lebron James to leave his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers with a four-year, $154 million max contact.Bryant joked about giving Johnson another statue during an appearance on The Stephen A. Smith Show, via Corey Hansford of Lakers Nation:“Think about this for a second. Magic was always my favorite player growing up. He wins five championships with the Lakers, right? And then he becomes an owner and wins five more. Then he steps away, comes back when he’s president of basketball of operations and is influential i..
Kevin Love is committed to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The All-Star has officially signed a four-year contract extension with the Cavs and is ready to get to work as the team’s number one option following LeBron James’ exit earlier this month.According to a July 24 report by ESPN, Kevin Love inked a four-year, $120 million contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on top of the one year he had left on the contract with the team. Love, a five-time All-Star, will now be getting $145 million over the next five years.The Cleveland Cavaliers arranged a signing ceremony for Love at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday as team employees and construction workers who are updating the arena watched as Kevin signed his contract extension, making many people in northeast Ohio very happy."When I firs..
From Women's Health There are currently 49 pairs of sneakers in my closet (yes, 49). I don't say that to brag, but rather reassure you that I know what I’m talking about. Because when it comes to running, a truly no-frills sport, there’s only one piece of gear that really matters: your running shoes. And I have tested plenty of them. This year, shoes have gotten faster, lighter, and more supportive-sometimes all within the same sneaker! Here are the best of 2018’s running shoe line-up: Best for Energy Return: Brooks Levitate 2 The second version of the Levitate-which came out in July-is even more responsive (meaning when your foot hits the pavement, the shoe gives you energy back, rather than let it absorb into the ground) than the first. That’s because the DNA AMP midsole is made with..
We’ve been hearing that the Air Jordan 1 High in the OG ‘Chicago’ colourway was coming back later this month, and it looks like Finish Line just confirmed this with some stock photos of the sneaker and a 30th of May release. The one that started it all will return in all its OG glory, one upping the 2013 retro by finally sporting the Nike Air tongue tab once again and deleting the Jumpman from the heel. This release will be one of the most sought after drops during this 30th anniversary year for Jordan Brand, I dare say you’ll have to be quick on the trigger to beat all the bots when they drop at select Nike accounts and NDC on May 30th. ..
The Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard" release will represent the maiden voyage for Nike’s new online raffle system. After showcasing the Air Jordan 1 Retro High "Bred" as a part of the sneaker’s 30th anniversary, Nike continues to observe the legacy of the seminal model with a salute aimed at Michael Jordan’s ferocious airtime. While His Airness didn’t exactly shatter any backboards in an NBA game, his vicious dunking abilities were best evidenced during an exhibition match in Italy in 1985. Accordingly, the AJ1 “Shattered Backboard” mimics the uniform Jordan wore during that fateful game, arriving with a luxurious combination of smooth and pebbled leather throughout the upper. Aside from the importance of the colorway, the "Shattered Backboard" also represents one of the first major..
Nike has unveiled a standout colorway for Kobe‘s 10th signature shoe, dubbed “Blackout.” Featuring a predominantly Persian Violet seamless textile upper with hits of black at the tongue, heel, Swoosh logo and laces, the design is an ominous rendition of the Black Mamba’s latest performance silhouette. The upper rests atop a purple hybrid cushioning sole unit and a Volt Zoom Air unit at the heel, which offers up great support and traction when on the court. Interestingly, this iteration is inspired by Kobe’s dedication and commitment to working out until he “blacks out.” The Nike Kobe X “Blackout” is set to launch Saturday, February 21. Nike unveils a “Blackout” rendition to the newly released Kobe X line. Inspired by Kobe Bryant’s relentless workouts, the Kobe X “Blackout” highlights a se..
Following the introduction of Kobe Bryant‘s 10th signature last week, we now take a closer look at the “5 AM Flight” colorway. Continuing the low-cut style that was first seen in 2009, the Kobe X takes a less-is-more design approach by blending three essential performance elements of hybrid cushioning, an advanced traction system, and a seamless textile upper for a clean, minimalist silhouette. The shoe features a blue lagoon seamless textile upper inspired by the pattern and durability of sharkskin, and a snake scale pattern along the nubuck tongue, while the underside features a unique graphic prints symbolic of each colorway storyline. The lightweight upper sits atop of a translucent midsole and outsole combining Nike’s Lunarlon technology and Free-inspired grooves for enhanced natural ..
In collaboration with Kobe Bryant,Nike is about to release another iteration of the KOBE X model, the KOBE X “Vino.” Throughout his career , Kobe has always encouraged his teammates to embrace challenges, reach their potential and strive for success. With five world championships under his belt, Kobe understands the importance of intense focus both on and off the court, and has always emphasized the meaning of team relationships. Breaking bread over a glass of wine with his teammates has always been a fond memory of team bonding for Kobe that stretches back to the early days of his career, and is what serves as the inspiration for the KOBE X Vino. The sneaker is a new take on Kobe’s 10th signature shoe, and features a transparent base that’s swathed in..
Due to good old legal restrictions, Nike couldn’t name this pair of Kobe 10 Elite the ‘Chester’ – although their official press release makes quite clear it is a reference to Bryant’s rival high school during his Lower Merion years – so they took the next best option by anointing it the ‘Rivalry’. Inspired by the Chester HS jerseys, the rivalry was intense and in a thrilling semi-final nail-biter, Kobe shook off an out of character poor three quarter performance to bring home Lower Merion in a blinding fourth quarter spectacular. He went on to secure Lower Merion the first state title in over 50 years. It is still recalled by Philly sports historians as one of the greatest turn-arounds seen in a high-school competition. Aside from the back-story, the sneaks look darn clean too! Check them ..
The 12th edition of LeBron James' signature sneaker maintained some of the daring, sports car-inspired lines of its predecessor while adding a look to the outsole that is unique to a star who's at the peak of his game. While the ankle of the LeBron 12 features a sublte homage to the diamond theme that debuted in the LeBron X in 2012, the "frosty" translucent outsole introduces a hexagon cushioning system. This lends all the low-profile Zoom Air cushioning familiar to a LeBron signature kick but with articulation that promotes natural foot flexibility. Megafuse technology on the upper lays down a mesh layer while locking your foot to the footbed. Flywire aids in this lockdown, lashing the eyelets to the midsole. Hyperposite wings rise from either side of the ankle to help lock your foot ..
When King James and the Cavs take to the hardwood in the United Center to take on the Bulls next week, LeBron will don this University Red/White-Black-Laser Orange edition of his latest signature kicks. Seemingly perfect for Chicago and Cleveland alike, the “Opening Night” design opts for a predominately red aesthetic, pairing a breathable synthetic bootie with matching metallic Hyperposite panels, a speckled white midsole and an icy blue rubber outsole that houses hexagonal Zoom cushioning. Finally, black accents appear throughout as white Dynamic Flywire provides added support.A new day, a new LeBron 13 colourway from Nike. It’s all University Red feels across the upper, combining Posite compartments and tactical mesh in its construction. Black detailing, splattered midsoles, hand-painte..
The final piece of Nike’s ’4th Of July’ pack arrives in the form of the Kobe X. It is by far the most visually stimulating of the bunch, thanks to a wavy red, white and blue graphic adorning the upper, reflective silver Swoosh and a pack of stars resting on the toe. Hyperfused panelling adds to the intrepid visuals, while a gum outsole adds the finishing touches. It’s a tough choice between the LBJ12, the new KD8 or the Kyrie 1, but our money is still with the Kobe X – Mamba till the day we drop! Check all four dropping June 27 on Nike.com and select Swoosh accounts...