Lebron goes dunking

Lebron may not be interested in the entering the All-Star weekend slam dunk contest, but there’s no doubt he’d be good at it.

LeBron Behind The Back Warm-up Dunk

courtesy of J.E. Skeets at The Basketball Jones

Spike Likes AZLBJIV


(a little late, but what the heck)

p.s.
Spike. You can’t have him

James Player of the Week (again)

9th time

check out the awards page

Wanna keep up on LBJ's Kicks? (there's a lot of 'em)

Check out these sites:

Nike’s Official AZLBJIV Site
LeBron Talk
Kaczalas LBJ shoe site
Got Brons?

LBJ Shoe Day!!!

Happy November 16th. Its LeBron shoe day and i went out and bought em. Crunch suggested that I write something up, so here I go.

So, I live in LA… 2,500 miles from Cleveland. Wonder how popular LBJ is out here? I went to Footlocker in Santa Monica at 10:30am… AND THEY WERE SOLD OUT ALREADY! OK, they only open up at 10am, so we know that either there are some people more into LBJ than me or shoe “copping” is more popular out on the west coast.

Anyways, $150 bucks later, I had my Zoom LBJ IV’s.

(check them all out on my table)

Since I have all his kicks, I thought I’d review ‘em all briefly.

Air Zoom LeBron IV
Heavy, not very detailed but feel great on the foot. I should explain what I mean by “not very detailed”. The reason that LeBron’s shoes are so cool is because they have lots of little cool details on them. They aren’t just a shoe with his name on them.
3rd best overall


Air Zoom LeBron III
Almost perfect. Tons more detail than the the other three. Even his name on the agletts (the tips of the laces). They are ulra cool looking and feel great to wear.
But… 2nd best overall


Air Zoom LeBron II
Cool freaking shoe. Looks like a bullet-proof vest. Nice velcro strap to tighten around your ankle. Not too heavy either. They are simpler than the AZLIII, but still have some cool nooks and crannies.
#1 LeBron shoe so far!
They are, by FAR, the most comfortable and freakin’ great to play in.


Air Zoom Generation
LAME name (how can they not name them “THE LEBRON” or something?). Too thin. Not good to wear or play in. But nostagia goes a long way. These are the shoes he wore in Game #1 and the ones he’s wearing in his first “Tomahawk Dunk”. The photo of that dunk has become THE iconic image of his career (see below).

Other Info.
None of these are his best feeling shoe. The LBJ 20-5-5 shoe (below), is the best feeling shoe I’ve ever played in. But, since its not an “official” numbered seasonal shoe, I’m not counting it.

Um Yeah,

That was pretty good.

Media Guide Update

I know its probably not the most exciting part of the site… but the Media Guide page in the Miscellaneous section has been updated with the new cover.

Playoffs and awards

Eastern Semi-finals:
1.)Cleveland v. 4.)Chicago – Cleveland
2.)Detroit v. 3.)Miami – Detroit

Eastern Finals:
1.)Cleveland v. 2.)Detroit – Cleveland

Western Semi-finals:
1.)Phoenix v. 5.)Denver – Phoenix
2.)Dallas v. 3.)LAC – LAC

Western Finals:
2.)Dallas v. 3.)LAC – LAC

Finals:
Cleveland v LAC – Cleveland
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MVP: Lebron James

ROY: Adam Morrison

6th Man: Andreas Nocioni

Comeback Player: Amare Stoudemire

Most Improved: Mickael Pietrus

Defensive Player: Bruce Bowen

Coach: Mike Brown

1st Team All NBA: Kobe, Lebron, Dirk, Nash, Duncan

Looks good to me.

Season Predictions

It’s time to make some poor predictions for the upcoming NBA season.

Conference Records (wins) and 1st round match-ups and winners

Central
Cleveland 54
Detroit 53
Chicago 49
Milwaukee 44
Indiana 44

Atlantic
New Jersey 49
Knicks 40
Toronto 36
Boston 34
Phila 31

Southeast
Miami 53
Washington 46
Orlando 45
Charlotte 34
Atlanta 28

1.)Cleveland v. 8.)Milwaukee – Cleveland
2.)Detroit v. 7.)Orlando – Detroit
3.)Miami v. 6.)Washington – Miami
4.)Chicago v. 5.)NJ – Chicago

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Northwest

Denver 51
Utah 42
Minnesota 35
Seattle 34
Portland 31

Pacific
Phoenix 55
LAC 53
LAL 45
Sacromento 40
Golden State 39

Southwest
Dallas 53
San Antonio 52
Memphis 47
NOK 43
Houston 34

1.)Phoenix v. 8.)NOK – Phoenix
2.)Dallas v. 7.)LAL – Dallas
3.)LAC v. 6.)Memphis – LAC
4.)S.A. v. 8.)Denver – Denver

More to come later…