On Sunday, Wale, Fabolous, and Big Sean performed at the Barclays Center as part of the celebrity basketball challenge. With the three performing in a venue that a rap artist help build, it's a reminder of the long and storied history rap and basketball have had together -- hip-hop and hoops have pr ... More >>
Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Until this weekend, Collins, who is a free agent, had not played since he came out as gay in April in Sports Illustrated.
At the end of 2013, before our collective spirits had been broken by the endless Polar Vortexes inflicted upon us, we extended a challenge to you, our readers: show us what you remember about the past year in news. Our 2013 news quiz brought in lots and lots of people willing to take that challenge ... More >>
There was a time in the mid '90s where the idea of an athlete releasing a hip-hop album was a radically new concept. It seems almost quaint now; athletes are still putting out rap music today and athletes will be putting out rap music for the foreseeable future, that's just how branding works. But t ... More >>
"The Knicks were built to beat the Miami Heat," someone said on ESPN before the start of yesterday's New York-Miami match. Yes, well that was then, earlier in the season, and this is now, as the Knicks lick their wounds and try to recover from the psychological shock of blowing a 16-point second qua ... More >>
I love Stephen A. Smith, I really do, and it's great fun watching him play the Harlem Globetrotters to Skip Bayless's Washington Generals on ESPN's First Take. (And I really love Jay Pharoah's impression on SNL). But I'm getting a little tired of The Kobe Bryant Show. It isn't like the Lakers are o ... More >>
This is already so fun, you guys. It only took the first quarter of a single season, but the matchup between the Knicks and the new-look Nets are already better than anyone could've expected, and probably better than any would've dared hope. Last night, the two teams matched up for the second t ... More >>
There was a time when the best place to hear new music was Hot 97, when the sound of bombs going off would signal a song debuting across the city. But if anyone wanted those songs for themselves, they'd have to buy a whole damn album or sit around and wait until it came on the radio again. Yes, thes ... More >>
Last night marked the final home game of the New Jersey Nets, and although the franchise won't officially become the Brooklyn Nets until the beginning of the 2012-2013 NBA season (when they move from the Prudential Center to the Barclay Center), it's obvious those involved with the team couldn't lea ... More >>
Kid Cudi, going all out for Converse.Sneakers have long been hip-hop's footwear of choice. The links between the artists making the music and the companies behind the kicks are now totally intermingled, from top-end exclusive lines like Jay-Z's limited-to-five-pairs all-black Air Force 1s (de ... More >>
Uberdeveloper-turned-Nets-owner Bruce Ratner better have some good meds, because this is rapidly shaping up to be a month of rapid mood swings for him and his Atlantic Yards project. While Tuesday's granting of a desperately needed investment-grade rating for the Nets arena bonds must have be ... More >>
The ESPN.com columnist loves Jordan and Bird, not so fond of 'fake cans'
Rumors of the Nets moving to Newark to join the Devils are as old as Jason Kidd's knees, but hoops-by-the-Ironbound may finally be a reality, as early as next season. After the Newark Star-Ledger reported yesterday that unnamed team sources were saying the Nets would consider a temporary relo ... More >>
Marbury's back like a bad rash, but that's the way Isiah wanted it
Fighting Atlantic Yards takes hard work and . . . wedding vows?
("A little bit of H-O-R-S-E") In 2001, Joumana Kidd called 911 to report that her husband, Jason, had hit her in the face (a recording is, of course, available online). Given Kidd’s much-publicized accusations, this week, that his wife abused him – "HONEY, I BEAT UP THE KIDD"; stay classy, Ne ... More >>
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