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ENTERBAY Michael Jordan #23 Series 1 Figure

Here we take a closer look at ENTERBAY‘s Michael Jordan figurine, recently released in conjunction withHK-Kicks.com as a part of the brand’s 10th anniversary celebration. The elite Hong Kong-based toymaker and the sneaker experts released a 1/6 scale version of Jordan.

Upon closer inspection, the figurine head bears a sharp likeness to the player himself, faithfully capturing his concentrated aura during games. The limited-edition model also includes accurate specifics such as the 1996 Finals warm-up suit, championship detailing on the iconic ’23′ jersey, and even the coveted pair of Black/Red Air Jordan XI’s Jordan wore in-game. With 30 points of articulation and no detail spared, the ENTERBAY Michael Jordan #23 Series 1 Figure was definitely worth a close inspection, viewable above.

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Richard Swarbrick and ESPN Present The NBA Finals in Animation

The NBA Finals are an important, symbolic time in American culture. The success of one team out of many, triumphing against an entire league awaiting your downfall, plays perfectly into the idea of a ‘champion.’ As the Finals draw close with the final two teams set to face each other, London-based artist Richard Swarbrick teamed up with ESPN to create an painting-style animation depicting the greatest moments in the history of the competition. Jordan’s flying windmill layup, Larry Bird victoriously leaping, LeBron cradling his first Larry O’Brien trophy – all of these moments are immortalized in a bold, flowing collage in vivid color. Prepare for tomorrow’s Game 1 matchup by taking a trip down memory lane above.


The Time Jalen Rose Dunked on Michael Jordan

Grantland takes us back to the younger years through the latest installment of their “Story Time with Jalen Rose” series.

In this episode, Rose recounts his experience playing against a Wizards-era Michael Jordan. Watching Jordan play during his championship run with the Bulls, Rose found himself surprisingly confident when playing against Jordan in a different context. With an already notorious penchant for expressive commentary, Rose succeeded in his quest to challenge Jordan, but ultimately, committed some ‘personal fouls’ in the process. Enjoy the humorous video above.


Blake Griffin Expected to Join Jordan Brand

Following the departure of Dwayne Wade for Li-Ning, Jordan Brand is expected to formally announce Blake Griffin as a Jumpman squad member.

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Griffin, who signed with Nike during his rookie season in 2009-10, was wearing a royal blue version of the Jordan Brand Super Fly sneakers during the Clippers’ season opener at home on Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies.

If this indeed marks a partnership, it will find the high-riser joining the likes of recent Jordan Brand member Russell Westbrook and long tenured endorses Carmelo Anthony and current teammate Chris Paul under Michael Jordan’s line of shoes and apparel.


Michael Jordan’s Home On Sale for $29M

Michael Jordan’s longtime personal residence in suburban Chicago is for sale for $29 million.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

The sprawling estate is in Highland Park, along Lake Michigan, and has more than 56,000 square feet of living space.

That includes nine bedrooms, 15 baths and five fireplaces.

There’s also a three-bedroom guesthouse, pool area, outdoor tennis court and three climate-controlled multi-car garages.

An indoor basketball complex features a full-size regulation court with specially cushioned hardwood flooring and competition-quality high intensity lighting. It has a sound system set up to provide perfect acoustics within the court space.

The property was put on the market Wednesday by Katherine Chez-Malkin of Baird & Warner Real Estate.


Kemba Walker Signs with Under Armour

Kemba Walker was selected ninth in the draft last month by the Charlotte Bobcast, which is of course owned by Michael Jordan, the greatest shoe endorser of all time. And if the point-guard out of University of Connecticut turns out to be the real deal, it might get a little bit awkward.

Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker

The basketball shoe market might be the toughest challenge for Under Armour, which hit $1 billion in sales for the first time in 2010. Nike and the Jordan Brand, which is owned by Nike, make up 91.5 percent of all basketball shoes, according to SportsOneSource, a sports market retail tracking firm.


Scout: LeBron James Needs a Go-To Move

LeBron James’ game will be dissected now, and one scout said: “What he needs is a go-to move. Michael Jordan had a reliable post-up game and midrange game off the dribble. LeBron’s isn’t reliable.”

LeBron James

LeBron James

From 16 to 23 feet, LeBron shot a career-high 45 percent this season but 37 percent in the playoffs. “Nobody can understand it,” one Heat official said of James’ Finals. “He cares, but he was much too passive.”

What happened to the Crab Dribble?


Pippen: LeBron Better than Michael Jordan

Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen suggested, on ESPN Radio’s Mike And Mike In the Morning, that LeBron James, and not his former teammate, Michael Jordan, could end up being the greatest all-around player the league has ever seen.

“Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever play in the game, but I may go as far to say LeBron is probably the greatest player,” Pippen said.

“Not only can he score at will, but he keeps everybody involved. You have to be on your Ps and Qs because everybody is a threat to score when he’s on the floor. Not only that, LeBron James will dominate the game on the offensive end and he’s able to do it on the defensive end as well. He can get in those passing lanes and dominate the game.”

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Chicago Roots: Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose

Siblings of Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose offer a glimpse into their childhood in Chicago during the Michael Jordan era.

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Most Valuable Player: Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is the youngest Most Valuable Player award-winner in the history of the National Basketball Association, according to a source familiar with the situation.

The 22-year-old Rose was widely expected to win the award after leading the Bulls to a 62-20 record and No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

Rose is expected to be notified of his victory Tuesday and be presented with the award during Wednesday’s Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks, according to the source.

Michael Jordan was the last Bulls player to win the award. He won it five times, with the latest being 1998. Earlier in the season, Jordan said Rose deserved the award.