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Attention to Detail: LeBron James

Attention to Detail: LeBron James

The Incredible Hulk’s body with Bruce Banner’s mind. YouTuber By Any Means Basketball points out many of the skills and traits that make King James one of the most well-rounded basketball players of all time.

Nike Kobe A.D.

Nike Kobe A.D.

The Black Mamba’s first post-retirement signature shoe keeps the light and low-cut silhouette that’s become a hit for both pros and amateurs alike. It has a Zoom Air unit in the heel, a Lunarlon midsole, and a mesh upper with Flywire. Drops 11/22/16 for $160.

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Nike: Come out of Nowhere

Nike: Come out of Nowhere

Under Armour and Steph Curry are understandably eager to move on. But Nike and LeBron James want to use the past as motivation, to treat the odds not as walls but as steps. All while cheekily reminding us of the block that shook the world.

Talking Snacks with the Bulls

Talking Snacks with the Bulls

An irresistible boy named Henry talks to some of the members of the Chicago Bulls about their favorite snacks and samples some of the treats as well. He’s being coached through an earpiece, but we don’t care. Bulls, you gotta let him talk to the other teams.

Under Armour: Make that Old

Under Armour: Make that Old

Four months after a historic crash and burn, Steph Curry has one goal in mind: make that news old. The two-time MVP promotes his latest signature shoes by taking on the pressure of a comeback. Looks like he wants to make layups from half-court too.

Nike Air Unlimited

Nike Air Unlimited

One of the ’90s kids’ must-have shoes. Spurs legend David Robinson made the Air Unlimited famous in 1994, but its neoprene ankle support was way ahead of its time. It will be re-released in its original white and emerald colorway as well as in a new triple black scheme.

Kevin Garnett: Alpha Wolf

Kevin Garnett: Alpha Wolf

After 21 seasons, Kevin Garnett has decided to retire from the NBA. Garnett is arguably the league’s most influential player from the past 20 years. He inspired a new batch of players to skip college, forced the NBA to impose salary limits, and heralded super team trades.

B. League LED Basketball Court

B. League LED Basketball Court

We’ve seen LED panels used as the floor in a basketball court before, but that was for a commercial. The new Japanese basketball league B.League actually played its inaugural game on an LED court that shows made baskets and more in real time.

Follow My Lead (Trailer)

Follow My Lead (Trailer)

Made by the NBA, Oculus and Missing Pieces for the Samsung Gear VR, Follow My Lead: The Story of the 2016 NBA Finals is a 25-minute virtual reality documentary that gives you an immersive look at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ road to their first title. More on Polygon.

NBA 2K17: Momentous

NBA 2K17: Momentous

The Cavs rock their rings. Rose sits down with Porzingis. Wade stands with Butler. The Warriors are an Olympic team. The Wolves are hungry. The Bucks form a freakin’ wall. And Cousins is still sad. It’s all in the final trailer for NBA 2K17.

Draymond Green on Conan

Draymond Green on Conan

Golden State Warriors’ all-around star Draymond Green dropped by Conan to talk about his gold medal, being friends with his NBA rivals, stalking Kevin Durant and how the Dubs pay for group dinners.

NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17

The latest version of the premiere basketball game promises to reduce unstoppable canned animations, more intuitive controls, an improved career mode with more viable builds and play styles, and more. More here.

UA Curry 2.5 Hoop Nation

UA Curry 2.5 Hoop Nation

Under Armour gets in the Olympic spirit by dressing up Steph Curry’s latest signature shoes in patriotic colors. Available in white with blue and red trim or navy blue with white and red trim. They retain the burrito tongue construction that fits snugly around your ankles.

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Kobe’s Free Throw Bet

Kobe’s Free Throw Bet

(PG-13: Language) In 2012, towards the end of a close game between the Nets and his Lakers, Kobe Bryant ripped Gerald Wallace a new one by casually betting half a million dollars on a potentially game-clinching free throw.

adidas Crazy Explosive

adidas Crazy Explosive

adidas‘ newest basketball shoe rocks the mad comfy Boost midsole, wrapped in a protective rubber cage that extends into the grippy outsole. It also has a fully knit upper and heel laces for added support.

Air Jordan XXXI

Air Jordan XXXI

The XXXI was inspired by the Jordan 1 and its infamous black-and-red variant. It has a synthetic leather and woven upper with the classic Swoosh and Air Jordan wings logos, neoprene ankle support, a phylon midsole and Zoom Air cushioning. Drops 9/3/16 for $185.

Tim Duncan: Quiet Legend

Tim Duncan: Quiet Legend

The San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan hung up his jersey just as he conducted himself in his 19-year career. Because really, there’s nothing left to say: 5 rings. 71% win rate. Made the playoffs every single year. Best power forward to ever play the game. We’ll miss you TD!

Nike Air Zoom Cabos

Nike Air Zoom Cabos

Nike is reinventing Gary Payton’s Air Zoom Flight The Glove signature shoe into the Air Zoom Cabos. Gone is the iconic zippered shroud in favor of a barrage of glow-in-the-dark Flywire cables. It will be available in black and white or white and green.

Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack

Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack

Chill like a champ in this straight fire variants of Michael Jordan’s first three-peat signature shoes. Champagne has a metallic off-white upper with MJ’s fingerprints on gold accents, while Cigars is a nearly all black shoe with confetti print. Drops 6/25/16.

Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait

The Cleveland Cavaliers finally bagged its first NBA championship and their city’s first major sports title in 52 years with a legendary performance. Nike captures Cleveland’s stunned reaction now that the thing they’ve wished for so long has finally come true.

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Where Hoop Dreams Are Handmade

Where Hoop Dreams Are Handmade

Basketball is one of New York City’s favorite pastimes, and the city’s Parks Department plays a big role in keeping the sport alive. Great Big Story spoke with one of the city’s blacksmiths, who’s made around a thousand basketball rims for public courts.

Mean Tweets: NBA Edition 4

Mean Tweets: NBA Edition 4

Jimmy Kimmel Live! had Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and several other NBA players and personalities confront a few mean tweets about themselves. Part of us thinks Kimmel’s writers are Twitter users too, but mostly we just feel sorry for DeAndre Jordan.

Game of Zones 6

Game of Zones 6

“Your defense is weak, signed, AF. Who could that be?” Even on the eve of the NBA Finals, Bleacher Report continues to troll NBA players with its Game of Thrones parody series. There’s also a bonus clip featuring the trey-eyed Curry and the Six-ringed Meme.

Between the Legs Double Dunk

Between the Legs Double Dunk

The highlight of the first season of TNT’s slam dunk competition The Dunk King is this crazy creation from known rim-wrecker Haneef Munir aka Young Hollywood. The man got so much air he found time to jam in two balls at once.

Fake It ‘Til Your Face Hurts

Fake It ‘Til Your Face Hurts

Cullen Melton tried the no look three-point celebration popularized by some of the NBA’s sharpshooters. But he bombed harder than Nick Young did. This is Dude Imperfect, and we call this the Soviet Russian Trick Shot.

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