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Choke Artist LeBron Is No Jordan

(Newser) - The Cavaliers' loss to the Orlando Magic last night further highlights the difference between LeBron James and his spectacular forebear, Michael Jordan, Mike Freeman writes for CBS Sports. “Jordan wouldn't have lost this game or been destroyed in this series,” Freeman writes. Furthermore, Jordan would not have delivered... More »

'The Shot' by LeBron Has Echoes of Jordan

(Newser) - LeBron James' 3-point bomb at the buzzer last night to beat Orlando is the stuff of legend. In fact, writes Jodie Valade in the Plain Dealer, it invokes another classic shot in Cavaliers' history, this one by Michael Jordan 20 years ago to beat Cleveland. "He was born to... More »

Worst (Un)Retirements in Sports

(Newser) - With Brett Favre mulling yet another unretirement, Will Leitch of New York magazine looks back on the worst unretirements in sports history. They range from cringe-worthy to incomparably cringe-worthy:
  • Ricky Williams: How many drug tests can one man fail?
  • Lance Armstrong: "It’s difficult to come up with a
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Soul 2 Sole Scans 30 Years of Sneaker Culture

From hip-hop to basketball, these have become more than just shoes to many

(Newser) - David Park, a student at Parsons School of Design, packs 30 years of sneakers and sneaker culture into a stop-action video created for his thesis project, Hype Beast reports. New York in the 1970s is the opener, as Run DMC’s “My Adidas” plays over images of breakdancing kids.... More »

Jordan Headlines Hall of Fame Class

(Newser) - In a foregone conclusion, Michael Jordan, in his first year of eligibility, has been selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Former players David Robinson and John Stockton and two coaches were also selected, the body announced today in Detroit, where Jordan's alma mater, the University of North Carolina, plays... More »

What Recession? Dubai Throws $20M Party

Star-studded night boasts fireworks display visible from space

(Newser) - Rich and famous people from around the world avoided the recession blues last night by flocking to a ridiculously extravagant party on a man-made island in Dubai, Bloomberg reports. Boasting a performance from Kylie Minogue and a fireworks display that could be seen from space, the party was the emirate’... More »

Kanye: I'm Better Than JT, on Par With Air Jordan

(Newser) - Kanye West has declared himself “the voice of this generation,” comparing himself to basketball’s biggest star and running down Justin Timberlake in the process, the AP reports. “When Justin went on vacation I made albums,” said the Grammy-winning rapper-producer. “It's one thing to say... More »

Spike Lee Plans Jordan Documentary

Director announces project at Cannes

(Newser) - You might remember Spike Lee's classic "Is it the shoes?" ads for Nike. But the director told a Cannes crowd he'll team up with Michael Jordan again for a different purpose: a documentary on the basketball legend, reports Variety. The NBA will finance the flick, which will feature unreleased... More »

Mills' Haul Only No. 7 of Top Celeb Splits

Mills-McCartney low on list

(Newser) - The $46.8 million settlement Paul McCartney has to shell out to divorce Heather Mills only ranks seventh on the Mirror's list of celebrity divorces:
  1. Michael and Juanita Jordan, 2007, $168 million: She filed for divorce once before, in 2002.
  2. Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey, 1994, $150 million: He amicably
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Air Jordan Turns 23

Version due out this February still a 'feet' of marketing

(Newser) - Basketball's most iconic shoe turns 23 this year, a number any sports lover worth his Air Jordans knows means a little something extra—and Nike isn't missing the significance, the Chicago Tribune reports. Neither Nike nor Jordan—who wore No. 23—will squelch rumors that this is the final incarnation... More »

Celebs Who Carry a Big Stick

Oprah, Bono and Michael Jordan are among the most influential celebs

(Newser) - Oprah is not just the queen of daytime talk shows. With her wide-ranging cultural, political and philanthropic interests, she's also the most influential celebrity in a new poll from E-Poll Market Research, Forbes reports. The top celeb honchos:
  1. Oprah Winfrey
  2. Bono
  3. Michael Jordan
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MJ's Other Legacy on the Line

Basketball superstar in make-or-break year as Charlotte exec

(Newser) - With the league's lowest salary and a depleted front office, the Bobcats' Michael Jordan has made bold moves this summer, all part of an effort to revive an executive career marked by missteps and rivals' schadenfreude. Charlotte shook off its reputation for stocking up on young, low-earning players to take... More »

The New Breed of Subtle Superstar

LeBron's pass-first mentality a paradigm shift from MJ, Kobe

(Newser) - LeBron James, the Cavaliers' mediagenic leader and swingman, lived up to all the hype he's generated in leading Cleveland to the NBA finals for the first time in their 37 years. But  it has become clear that he is a different breed than scorers like Michael Jordan or his would-be... More »

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