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Kobe Rocks 'Ice Mamba' Jacket

After Wednesday nights Lakers - Timberwolves game in Minnesota, Kobe Bryant boarded the Lakers team plane rocking an 'Ice Mamba' jacket.  Bryant posted the above picture to his Twitter account late Wednesday night.  The jacket which is black, has the phrase 'Ice Mamba' in yellow letters across the back of the jacket.  In a time when NBA players are dressing like they are walking the fashion runway in Milan, Kobe keeps it real with the old school varsity jacket look.


Buffalo Names Bobby Hurley Head Coach

Former All-American Duke point guard Bobby Hurley has been named the new head coach of the Buffalo Bulls.  Hurley won national titles in 1991 and 1992 with the Blue Devils and holds the NCAA record for career assists (1076.)  Hurley worked as an assistant coach this past year at Rhode Island, where his brother Dan is the head coach.  Hurley replaces Reggie Witherspoon, who was fired after 14 seasons with the Bull following a 14-20 record this past season.  The Bulls have never made the NCAA Tournament.  Hurley's father Bob coaches national powerhouse St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, NJ, where Bobby was a star and won four state titles from 1985-1989.

* photo credit - New York Daily News


Kobe Has a 20k Bottle of Champagne on Ice

Kobe Bryant is keeping a $20,000 bottle of champagne on ice in the event that the Los Angeles Lakers win another NBA Championship this year.  Kobe with his five rings was named brand ambassador for Hublot - the Swiss luxury watch maker.  The New York Post reported that Kobe was presented with a Black Gold Jeroboam of 1998 Dom Pérignon, of which there are only 50 bottles for being the brands ambassador .  After recieving the bubbly, Kobe declaired "we’ll pop this in June." 

Earth to Kobe, take it from a Knicks fan, you are not winnig ANYTHING with Mike D'Antoni as your coach.  You mine as well have "coach" D'Antoni whip you up some fettuccine alfredo and enjoy the bubbly over a candle lit dinner with Dwight Howard.  Somewhere Phil Jackson is high and laughing.

via NY Post


LeBron, Kobe, & KD's Superhero Nike's

Nike unveiled a new line of superhero inspired sneakers for LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant.  Following up on their Easter themed release, Nike will be releasing the ELITE Series 2.0 line for their three mega stars on April 27th.  Each player is due to wear their player editions in the 2013 NBA playoffs.  Here is Nike's description of the ELITE Series 2.0 line:

Superheroes possess the rare combination of unearthly abilities and impenetrable gear. Modern-day athletic superheroes LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant collectively showcase an uncanny skill-set, which is now complemented by footwear boasting Kevlar® aramid, carbon fiber and articulated foam.  

Below are pictures of each signature sneaker along with Nike's in-depth description.

LEBRON X PS ELITE: Unstoppable Power

Forged by time, heat and pressure, the diamond inspires LeBron James's tenth Nike signature shoe. His elite version drafts off the rare Carbonado diamond, a virtually indestructible stone said to derive from an ancient supernova, the most explosive force in the universe. The shoe’s bright citrus colorway and graphic collar lining capture James’s unstoppable power.

KOBE 8 SYSTEM ELITE: Deceptive Speed

Kobe Bryant often showcases the adept speed and precision of his on-court alter ego, the Black Mamba. The KOBE 8 SYSTEM ELITE is inspired by the lethal green pit viper snake and the x-ray vision emitted by its heat-sensing eyes. Bryant stays three steps ahead of his opponent with his keen vision. The KOBE 8 SYSTEM ELITE highlights Bryant’s power of deceptive speed with a poison green colorway and x-ray vision graphic on the collar lining.

KD V ELITE: Ultimate Control

Capturing Kevin Durant’s thunderous power of ultimate control, the new low KD V ELITE debuts in a volt colorway, illuminated by the sharp glow of lightning bolts. The design speaks to Durant's versatility, shooting accuracy and finely-tuned court vision.


OSU's Sam Thompson's Monster Alley-Oop

Ohio State's Sam Thompson threw down a sick one-handed alley-oop on Friday night during the Buckeyes 95-70 victory over the Iona Gaels.  Thompson had a great game as he finished with 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, and 1 Blk.