Pigalle’s creative frontman Stéphane Ashpool flaunts a longstanding love affair with basketball having been documented in several different forms. From his rendition on the Nike Lebron 12 and creating a hoops film to a Nike Air Unlimited rework to proactively coaching kids, an integral part of Pigalle’s ethos is creating sportswear-inflicted garb with a keen focus set towards basketball. Another area the Parisian brand has gained notoriety for is its imaginative basketball court designs. The latest mockup sports a bold navy, purple, yellow/orange color scheme hitting both the floor and its surrounding walls. Standout attractions include the purple-stained backboard and the line-less key sitting directly beneath each basket. Read more
On an emotional night in New York, Ernie Johnson paid tribute to his late friend Craig Sager and presented former NBA coach Monty Williams with the 1st Annual Sager Strong Award. Williams retired after the 2015-16 season to better take care of his family following the tragic death of his wife in an automobile accident. Both Johnson and Williams spoke about the bond of the NBA, and the strength and endurance of the both the Sager and Williams’ families.
The Sager Strong Award, named for iconic Turner Sports sideline reporter Craig Sager, will be presented annually to an individual who has been a trailblazer while exemplifying courage, faith, compassion and grace. Read more
After a season in which he became the first player in 55 years (since Oscar Robertson) to average a triple-double — not to mention the first player to post 42 triple-doubles in a campaign — Russell Westbrook was voted 2016-17 NBA MVP. Watch NBA Commissioner Adam Silver present the award to Westbrook, then watch Russ’s emotional speech to the New York City crowd at the first-ever NBA Awards Show.
Surrounded by his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates, Westbrook thanked his team, his coaches and all those who’ve affected him…but most of all his family. Having to pause for an emotional break, and as his mother and father wiped away tears, Westbrook showed his appreciation in an emotional tribute to the people whose sacrifice made his MVP moment possible.
Not only did the MVP average a triple-double in 2016-17, he also led the NBA in clutch scoring, including four game-winners in the final 10 seconds of regulation or overtime. Read more
2017 Finals MVP Kevin Durant & 2X NBA Champion Stephen Curry lead the Golden State Warriors over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the 2017 NBA Finals. Watch an exclusive behind the scenes look at the whole series with the 2017 NBA Finals Mini-Movie.
The Mini-Movie is a cinematic experience featuring EXCLUSIVE access and behind the scenes moments! Read more
Led by NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant’s 39 points, the Golden State Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win the 2016-2017 NBA Championship, 4 games to 1. Read more
Check out the top five plays from Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. Featuring plays from Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant. Read more
Zion Williamson covers SLAM Magazine’s 210 issue. Find out all you need to know about Zion here.
Check out some images and some Behind The Scenes footage with SLAM.
The trio of Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, including a triple-double from Steph, showed up BIG for the Warriors in Game 2 to stretch the series lead to 2-0. LeBron James also had a triple double, creating history in the NBA Finals for opposing players to have triple-doubles in the same game. Read more
Behind Kevin Durant’s powerful performance, the Golden State Warriors came out on top in Game 1 defeating the Cavaliers 113-91 to take Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Read more
Check out the top 5 plays from last night’s Eastern Conference Finals clinching game 5 for the Cavs against the Celtics, featuring Tristan Thompson, Kyrie Irving, and LeBron James! Read more
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 2017 Eastern Conference Champions!
They won the series 4-1 against the Boston Celtics. Check out their celebration below.
LeBron James also talk about his respect and admiration for Michael Jordan after the Cavs’ Game 5 victory over the Celtics!
Check out the top 5 plays from last night’s Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, featuring JaVale McGee, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Stephen Curry!