Adidas has appointed Fear of God designer Jerry Lorenzo to lead the creative and business strategy of its basketball category, the brand announced via press release this morning. The new long-term partnership will create a division within Fear of God, called Fear of God Athletics, that focuses on performance basketball product and activewear.
With the release of the Nike Zoom Kobe 6 Protro “All-Star” rumored for early next year, another beloved colorway is reportedly set to return.
With the shot clock winding down and Nikola Jokic in a rare struggle to find a teammate, Jamal Murray scurried toward him, then away, then back to the Serbian to free himself from Paul George. All that just for Kawhi Leonard to switch onto him as he finally received the ball. But the daunting task of taking down the reigning Finals MVP and former Defensive Player of the Year did little in the way of fazing him—Murray calmly rose up and hoisted a shot going to his right and almost fading into Doc Rivers and a referee on the sidelines. It was the type of shot that fit only one description:
The Tim Duncan–Gregg Popovich era isn’t over. Despite retiring from the game in 2016, Duncan will return to the Spurs sideline as San Antonio’s newest assistant coach. Continue reading Tim Duncan Named Assistant Coach for San Antonio Spurs
It’s official: Kevin Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. He had surgery to repair his Achilles on Thursday, and posted an Instagram from his hospital bed after the procedure. Continue reading Kevin Durant Had Surgery to Repair Ruptured Achilles
Magic Johnson is stepping down from his position as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Continue reading Magic Johnson Is Stepping Down as Lakers President of Basketball Operations
The NBA has submitted a formal proposal to the National Basketball Players Association to lower the draft age for the league to 18, USA Today reports. The publication, which cited an anonymous source that has “knowledge of the proposal,” added that it’s the “first step in formal negotiations to lower the age limit by the 2022 draft.”
The current draft-eligible age is 19. Continue reading NBA Submits Proposal to Lower Draft Age to 18