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How the Air Jordan 1 Became the New Chuck Taylor

A truly great sneaker eventually transcends its original purpose. Think of the Adidas Stan Smith, or the Vans Sk8-Hi—the former designed for tennis, the latter for skateboarding, both now simply canonical sneakers. The first shoe to attain this status was the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star, a state-of-the-art basketball model around the turn of last century and now a go-to for people of every demographic, most who wouldn’t know Chuck Taylor from Chuck Berry. Michael Jordan’s memory is much fresher, but as we get further and further from the original Air Jordan’s basketball roots, the shoe itself has become the Chuck Taylor of a new generation. Continue reading How the Air Jordan 1 Became the New Chuck Taylor

LeBron James Surpassed Michael Jordan’s Double-Digit Scoring Record

Friday night, LeBron James further etched his name in the GOAT conversation. James drove left past New Orleans Pelicans forward Solomon Hill with approximately 6:01 remaining in the first quarter for a two-handed dunk to notch 11 points in the game. That gave LeBron his 867th consecutive game scoring at least 10 or more points, breaking Michael Jordan’s previous record, which James tied on March 28. Continue reading LeBron James Surpassed Michael Jordan’s Double-Digit Scoring Record

Phil Jackson Speaks on the One Thing That Set Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Apart

Although Phil Jackson‘s time running the Knicks didn’t go as well as he might have hoped, he remains one of the most revered coaches in sports history. He employed unconventional and effective methods for connecting with his players, and his triangle offense was revolutionary. It also certainly didn’t hurt that he was able to coach some of the greatest players of all-time, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Scottie Pippen. Continue reading Phil Jackson Speaks on the One Thing That Set Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Apart

LeBron James Becomes the Seventh and Youngest NBA Player to Score 30,000 Career Points

After getting smoked by the Thunder last Saturday, LeBron James could at least look forward to finally breaking into the 30,000-point club during Tuesday’s game against the Spurs. The King has scored at least 10 points in 836 consecutive games and needed just seven more to break the mark, so accomplishing the milestone in San Antonio was a near-certainty. And it actually happened: James became the seventh player in NBA history to score 30,000 points with this mid-range jumper over Danny Green in the first quarter’s waning seconds.

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