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Game 3 is in the books, Bulls down 2-1. How does D. Rose get his rhythm back after getting shut down? adidas partnered exclusively with rapper Big Sean to feature his new track “I Do It” in the adiZero Crazy Light campaign. Check the commercial… Read More »

adiZero Crazy Light – Lightest Performance Shoe in Basketball.

I suited up for my playoff game in the Pelham Fritz Basketball League Sunday eager to see if my new adiZero “Crazy Light” basketball shoes would give me the “light feet” that “AG” – The Voice of Harlem chants on his songs and in parks around the city. The shoes are on many adidas NBA athletes in the playoffs and I also prepared for my over-40 tournament challenge in a league that features many former NBA players.

I had my best scoring game of the year, and the shoes fit like a glove! As we went down in defeat to a solid Kings team that had top professional talent, my man Al B, announcer of the Big Dogg Tournament in Harlem, who saw me as a youth playing in the Rucker, told me “thanks for giving me a flashback.” Read More »

Adidas is All IN The Latest / Mar 17, 2011 / 12:05 am

Courtesy of Paul Jackiewicz

Today adidas launched a new spot that for the first-time ever connects the worlds of sports, style, fashion and music for the brand. The” all adidas” spot features Derrick Rose, hip-hop artist B.o.B., pop-icon Katy Perry, soccer stars David Beckham and Lionel Messi, Notre Dame football and skateboarders Silas Baxter-Neal, Lem Villemin and Jake Donnelly. Read More »

Derrick Rose adiZero Fall 2011 Signature Shoe.

I had a real good time at the adidas Showroom yesterday afternoon checking out the new Fall line slated for the 2011-2012 basketball season. The company is clearly making noise with the adi-line, with the 2011 Dwight Howard signature shoe coming into the fold according Sports Performance PR dude Paul Jackiewicz. The new Rose shoe has a liver look than the 1.5’s, but don’t sleep on the new, lighter Howard signature shoe and the AdiZero Ghost. Read More »

adiZero Rose 2 “All Flights Cancelled” Signature Shoe

Paul Jackiewicz from adidas had me in Monday to take a look at the new Derrick Rose adiZero 2, up for an October 2011 release. I also got a nice look at the new Dwight Howard signature shoe (October 2011) along with a lighter adidas Pro Model with an updated old school touch on the toebox. (September 2011). I’ll have the goods on the Rose shoe and the chop on the other new joints tomorrow afternoon on the site.

photo: slamdunkcentral.com

My esteemed colleague in the bouncemag.com cipher, the inimitable, intelligent professor of hoop-ology who goes by the moniker of Funkalot, suggested that this lovely soundtrack should accompany any discussion of the Chicago Bulls’ Manchild in the Promised Land, Derrick Rose, from here on out. Read More »

photo of kemba walker pop-locking on john wall: si.com

It’s no secret that UCONN’s luminous junior point guard, Bronx native Kemba Walker, aka “EZ-Pass” aka “The Prince of Zamunda”, is one of our favorite players to watch. He graced the cover of Bounce Mag in the fall of ‘07, during his senior year at Harlem’s Rice High School. This was after he led Rice to the State Championship and the New York Gauchos summer AAU squad to numerous tournament titles and a #1 national ranking.

The cover photo featured him skating on somebody outdoors, on the asphalt, under the lights at the renowned Dyckman League.

We all know what’s happened since then. Read More »

The Dunk: Derrick Rose The Latest / Nov 8, 2010 / 1:50 pm

The Dunk! The Ram! The Slam! The Bong! Whatever you want to call it, it’s an art form, birthed on the playground, that has revolutionized the way the game is played.

Although this shook the earth last week, many of us are still giddy, re-winding it over and over and getting more enjoyment with each viewing. I doubt we’ll see many dunks this year that can top this one. Read More »