Media | The LeBrons: Episode 1 | Video

Lebron James said his goal was to become a “global icon.” He took another step on Thursday with the premiere of his new animated web series, The LeBrons.  The characters are based on those featured in several Nike ads in 2006, including Athlete, Biz, Kid and Wise, with the actual Lebron voicing the Biz character.  … Continue reading

Buzz Bissinger |White Fans Losing Interest in the NBA |Media

I came across this story when ESPN columnist, Jemele Hill tweeted the link. Author Buzz Bissinger is known for stirring up controversy.  This should do more of the same.  In a story for The Daily Beast, Bissinger explains why white folks don’t watch the NBA with the same interest they had when there were more … Continue reading

GQ’s Guide to the New NBA Golden Age|Media

With NBA All-Star Weekend approaching, GQ Magazine did an excellent spread on the league with breakout features on Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder, “King” James being the best-dressed player, and why people generally love pro basketball.  This is required reading for NBA fans and/or groupies with hoop dreams, headed to L.A. via GQ

Kobe Bryant Film “The Black Mamba” (Behind the Scenes)

Footage shot behind the scenes of Kobe’s upcoming short film, The Black Mamba, to be released during NBA All-Star Weekend. via RR

Rashida Jones and The Complexities of Racial Identity

I wonder whether Rashida Jones dreams in black or white. That’s not a typo.  I didn’t mean to say black & white or color, as the issue is often framed.  I mean, for example, when she’s fast asleep and has a dream about being at party or going to the supermarket or having sex, what … Continue reading