The Hollywood icon gave a rare interview about the tragic loss of the basketball legend.
An unidentified woman and her hair stole the show when the camera focused on her for a brief moment.
A basketball fan says she was denied entry into a Philadelphia 76ers game because of her outfit.
When 11-year-old Rachel Manfredini is on the basketball court, her height is a considerable asset. But at 5’7″, the fifth grader is self-conscious about it during regular school hours, particularly after years of being told her shorts and dresses don’t meet dress code. That’s why she’s stopped wearing dresses altogether, her mother says, and when she refused to do so earlier this week, her coach at West Cottonwood Junior High School benched her.
The five girls are students with the highest GPAs at Seed Academy Girls, a boarding school in Thiès, Senegal, where 20 students receive free scholarships to study and train in basketball.
It’s that time of year, NCAA March Madness. Fans go a little, well… mad when their team makes it all the way to the Final Four. School pride and bragging rights are on the line. In this fan-face-off, Oregon takes on University of North Carolina. Instead of a battle of athletic ability, let’s talk about who has the best face paint, uniforms, and more.
It’s that time of year, NCAA March Madness. Fans go a little, well… mad when their team makes it all the way to the Final Four. School pride and bragging rights are on the line. In this fan-face-off, University of South Carolina takes on Gonzaga. Instead of a battle of athletic ability, let’s talk about who has the best face paint, uniforms, and more.
Basketball — which was invented by a Canadian in 1891 — was popularized in the United States after the U.S. team won the gold medal in the event at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. Throughout the years, as the sport became recognized and played by other countries around the world, there was more competition for the U.S. team, who won gold at the Olympics from 1936 to 1968.One of the greatest controversies in Olympic history was during the 1972 men’s basketball finals; the Soviet Union beat the US team by a single point — in the final three seconds — but some people credited the win to unfair referees and technical issues. Despite the chaos of that game, which went down in history, the U.S. team has won over 75% of the Olympic basketball tournaments to date.This year, the U.S. team — with all-star players like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Carmelo Anthony — is once again dominating its competitors, putting them head-to-head against Serbia in the finals today, at 2:45pm on NBC.Through victories and losses, we look back at 80 years of Olympic basketball uniforms.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed every day.
Pat Summit, the legendary basketball coach who made the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers into a powerhouse and championed the game for women, was a powerful voice for her sport — and beyond. Summitt, who died at 64 from Alzheimer’s disease complications on Tuesday, was clearly a winner (she holds the record for most Ws in Division 1 basketball, male or female) but was also a motivator, role model, leader, and more. Here, her most powerful quotes to inspire your to live your best life.
This evening is the seventh and final game of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off once again for the championship (they played each other last year, and Golden State won). Tonight in Oakland, Calif., star athletes Stephen Curry and LeBron “The King” James will lead Golden State and Cleveland, respectively, through a series expected to be rife with blood, sweat and tears. Although their MVPs are stylish, both teams possess impressively stylish rosters overall — check out the Cavs’ sneaker shot on Instagram. Whether you prefer Cavs player Iman Shumpert, with his ever-changing hairdo (he recently ditched his trademark flattop for a dreaded man bun), or Draymond Green, with his all-green ensembles, we’ve selected the most stylish players set to take the court tonight. Game 7 of the NBA Finals airs Sunday, June 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Kobe Bryant leaves the basketball court today for good, after one last game (the L.A. Lakers play the Utah Jazz at 10:30 p.m. ET). In his 20-year career, he has accumulated 33,464 points — that’s more than Michael Jordan or Shaq — and led his team to win five NBA Championships.And off the court, he has signed major endorsement deals with Adidas, Coca-Cola, and Nintendo (the company created a video game for him in 1998, Kobe Bryant’s NBA Courtside). He also had a secret rap career and, perhaps most notably to non-basketball fans, he was accused of sexual assault in 2003 (the charges were dropped after the two sides reached a private settlement). Whether or not you’re a fan, the star stands out as an undeniably stylish dude. To honor his amazing career and say goodbye, we take a look back at our favorite of his looks.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
NCAA March Madness 2016 has come to an exciting end! Villanova took home the championship title last night in buzzer-beater fashion, with a perfect 3-point swoosh by player Kris Jenkins against the North Carolina Tar Heels. In what’s been widely considered a historical game, both teams took the court shedding their blood, sweat, and tears in one of the most competitive match-ups this season — even legendary baller Michael Jordan took the stands — on his feet — during the final moments. (His team lost). And for ‘Nova star player Ryan Arcidiacono, a graduating senior who had the game-winning assist, this sweet victory could land him a spot in the NBA draft. In an interview with NBA interviewer Craig Sager, Arcidiacono said, “We are a complete team… we stick together and we play hard.” And that, they did.Here at Yahoo Style, we chose our “Sweet 16” — top-seed players who have not only persevered throughout the season, but have done so in undeniable style.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Kobe Bryant and faced LeBron James at the Staples Center last night, but it was Cam Newton's massive "Pharrell" hat that got the most attention.
Steph Curry in an Everlane full-look; Photo: @everlane/instagram Basketball players are perhaps the most boastful breed in professional sports: they have tremendous tempers, diva-like tendencies, and arguably, the most flamboyant style of all athletes (although NFL quarterback Cam Newton’s affinity for fur keychains gives the ballers a run for their money). Post-game press conferences aren’t just a forum for reflection, they’re a stage to set trends. (Thank you, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook for giving the world the glasses without lenses look.) Now with social media, these ballers can put their other passion — fashion — on display.
Today, we celebrate the divine creation of Nike’s hottest-hitter: the Air Force 1. The style is 34 years old, and in its lifetime, Nike has conceived nearly 2,000 iterations of the silhouette— now available in low, mid, and high— and in many, many colors.The shoe was designed originally for NBA-ers to take the courts with an ‘air technology’ packed in the shoe’s insole, but the style quickly garnered fans in the hip-hop community with songs like “Air Force Ones” by Nelly, which then propelled the sneaker into the mainstream.The AF1, which typically starts at $140 a pop (except for the 25th anniversary style in crocodile and anaconda leather, adorned with gold-tipped laces for a staggering $2K), has brought in considerable sales over the years: an estimated $800 million per year in revenue. But the most impressive sales have been made online, by “sneaker heads” who have collected the style for years, and in turn, have made some serious dough. Really, who would have thought that a pair of Nike’s could be purchased at major auction houses like Paddle8 with starting bids in the tens of thousands?Unlike AF1’s 25th birthday, Nike is bringing you the latest anniversary style at a costly cut at $175 (phew). This year, the AF1 will feature Nike’s breathable, lightweight Flyknit material. So comfortable just got really cool— literally.Since the Flyknit family has been extremely popular for Nike, with instant sell-outs across the board, the AF1 hybrid is sure to be the hottest sneaker of the year.Here, we take a look back at the ballers, hip-hoppers, and fashionistas who have only fueled the AF1 craze. And as Nelly said, “You gotta have two pairs!”The AF1 Ultra Flyknit can be purchased via the Techbook app, which will ensure first access. Alternatively, the shoe will be available to the wider public January 28th.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
Taking obvious inspiration from the setting, Gigi Hadid wore a sheer white button down shirt with her last name embroidered on the back. But the detailing is where the sports influence in her outfit stopped. She completed the look with black pants and Louboutin heels not even made for walking. Her boyfriend, singer Cody Simpson, also didn’t dress for the occasion, instead mixing Jimi Hendrix with Harry Styles in Chelsea boots, a leather jacket, and beanie.Source: Yahoo Magazines PYC