It Was the Warriors With a Big Salvo During Ring Ceremony

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For those who get free bet offers and turn them into winning free bets, the opportunity to bask in the glory of victory is often short but important. In Oakland, California, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors finally got its opportunity to bask in the glory of the team’s NBA Championship as they held a glorious ring ceremony complete with salvo in front of a capacity crowd of love-crazy fans at the Oracle Arena.

All the usual suspects were there from last year’s squad, including Head Coach Steve Kerr who was there despite the fact he is still recovering from two off-season back surgeries that included complications, which have delayed his recovery and ability to take his place along the sidelines. When asked after the ceremony about returning to the bench, Kerr replied “I am feeling better,” adding “That’s the good news. The bad news is I’m not feeling well enough to coach yet. It’s hard because I don’t know when that’ll be. There’s no timetable. It’s not a sprained ankle, two-to-four weeks type of thing. It’s just when I feel better, I’ll feel better. It’s very frustrating, but I am improving.”

As screaming fans cheered on each player as they were presented their ring, the noise grew like a crescendo, signalling that the fans fully expect to be in a similar situation come the beginning of the 2016-2017 basketball season. For now, a banner has been raised inside the Oracle Arena and the most amazing pieces of championship jewelry have been placed on the fingers of America’s best basketball team.

The rings were described as having more than six carats of diamonds and sapphires surrounding a gold etching of the Bay Bridge. As a tribute to owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber, exactly 240 stones were strategically placed on the rings, representing the total number of wins the Warriors have garnered since the Gubers bought the team in 2010.

After the ceremony was concluded, it was on with the business of pursuing another NBA Championship for the 2015-2016 season. As though it was a blast from the recent past, league MVP Stephen Curry scored 24 of his game-high 40 points in the first quarter as the Warriors kicked off defense of its title with a 111-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

One can’t help but wonder about the team’s prospects for a dynasty. The reality is this team has already won one championship with plenty of room to improve. It all starts with an All-Star backcourt that is as young as it is good. Curry is only 27 and his backcourt mate, shooting guard Klay Thompson, is only 25-years old. There might not be much room left for them to improve on offense, but both players agree they can get better on defense. The fact players of this caliber are able to attest to weaknesses should scare the rest of the league because it shows their commitment to getting better.

Of course, this isn’t just a two-man team. Other players who figure to improve and make major contributions in the future are power forward Draymond Green (25 and a first-team defensive player), Harrison Barnes, 23 and veteran players like center Andrew Bogut and guard Andre Iguodala who are both 31. Considering both the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder are expected to be much better this season, the Warriors will need all hands on deck for a repeat.

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adidas Unveils Zombie-Inspired “Ballin’ Dead” Pack For Halloween

adidas Ballin' Dead Pack

adidas Basketball is dropping zombie-inspired editions of the D Rose 6, D Lillard 1 and Crazy 8 for Halloween in what they’re calling the “Ballin’ Dead” Pack.

Here’s more informantion on each individual sneaker:

D Rose 6

The D Rose 6 features a core black upper embossed with a reflective zombie brain pattern that bleeds onto a pink STABLEFRAME midsole. Green drip graphics overlay adidas branding on the tongue, complementing the glow-in-the-dark outsole and D Rose logo prominently displayed on the heel. Pink hits at the toe cap and FITFRAME heel cage contrast the silhouette’s deep purple accents for a haunting look.

Crazy 8

Designed to show out in the dead of night, the Crazy 8 edition features an all-pink upper with a zombie brain print overlay. This adidas classic is hit with a slime green and purple splattered midsole, glow-in-the-dark outsole and three stripe branding paired with green drip graphics. Purple laces designed with glow-in-the-dark flecks are matched by purple mesh lining and pull tabs, while cross bones and a “Night of the Ballin’ Dead” graphic, both displayed on the tongue, lock this Halloween silhouette down.

D Lillard 1

The D Lillard 1 features a two-tone upper with core black hues and a slime green base running from heel to toe. A glow-in-the-dark midsole with pink splatter oozes to the outsole, while a reflective brain pattern overlays the dark silhouette. The pink lace system and heel pull tab contrast purple accents and glow-in-the-dark finishes.

Dame also delivered a Halloween-inspired #4BarFriday featured in the sockliner:

October 31st…the zombies coming out the dirt
Face mask cover skins the same way it covers hurt
A disguise for the day, be someone else for what it’s worth
A time to be who you would like for once on God’s Green Earth

All three sneakers will be released on Halloween at, with the D Rose 6 retailing for $140, the Crazy 8 for $110, and the and D Lillard 1 for $105.

Damian Lillard Tips-Off 2015 With New On-Court Colorways

adidas D Lillard 1 Rip City and Road editions

adidas today unveiled all-new “Rip City” and “Road” editions of the D Lillard 1, rounding out Damian’s on-court rotation for the upcoming season.

Each colorway features ADIPRENE+ cushioning in the forefoot and SPRINTFRAME construction for enhanced stability and speed.

Rip City

The “Rip City” edition for home games features a primarily white upper with grey speckled detailing and perforation for added breathability and comfort. A two-tone speckled midsole and grey TECHFIT booty contrast black and red hits on the heel pull tab, lace system and D Lillard branding. The shoe also features a metallic finish to the tonal snakeprint heel cap and a callout to “Townbiz” on the outsole, which pays homage to his hometown of Oakland.


The “Road” edition features a black upper combining a rich mix of materials with a synthetic leather toe cap and metallic treatment to the tonal snakeprint heel. A red and white speckled midsole compliments red accents on the TECHFIT booty and heel pull tab, while the grey midsole contrasts for a bold, clean look on the court. The colorway also gives a callout to “Townbiz” on the outsole.

The D Lillard 1 “Rip City” drops October 23rd, and the “Road” edition November 13th at, Foot Locker and Eastbay.

Wilson X Connected Basketball Tracks Your Made And Missed Shots In Real-Time

Wilson X Connected Basketball

Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the leader in performance basketball, announced today its highly-anticipated Wilson X Connected Basketball is now available at  The Company designed the ball and an app to help players further develop their shooting skills by infusing gaming mechanics into two hallmark training avenues that help clutch shooters perform in those heart pounding minutes at the end of a close game:  relentless repetition and high pressure game experiences.

“We wanted this ball to be different than anything available to players and basketball enthusiasts today,” said Bob Thurman, Head of Wilson Labs, the innovation hub at Wilson. “By combining today’s best sensor technology, our highest quality basketball construction and the feedback of thousands of youth athletes and coaches, this experience was born. We are excited to offer young players a basketball that can not only track their shooting percentages and distance from the hoop, but help make shooting repetition and game experience outside of a team dynamic more exciting, rewarding, and immediately shareable with friends, family and even coaches.”

The Wilson X Connected Basketball retails for $199. The ball is available in Official (29.5 inches) and Intermediate (28.5 inches.) sizes. The Wilson X Connected Basketball will be sold exclusively at at launch, and via select online retail partners during the holiday season.

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Damian Lillard and adidas Unveil D Lillard 1 x Oaklandish Edition

adidas D Lillard 1 x Oaklandish Edition

Yesterday, adidas and Damian Lillard unveiled an Oakland inspired edition of the D Lillard 1 basketball shoe. Collaborating with his go-to hometown shop, Oaklandish, the NBA All-Star pays tribute to his neighborhood roots where his basketball journey began.

Designed to promote and celebrate Oakland’s spirit, the once public art project known for multi-media stunts opened its doors to “spread local love” with city pride t-shirts, headwear and accessories. Damian connected with the neighborhood shop early in his career and loved the local style but most importantly, felt drawn to Oaklandish’s efforts to support the city.

“They are committed to bettering the community,” Damian said. “Their message hits home with me, and I wanted to create a unique shoe that shares their mission to rep Oakland.”

The Oaklandish edition silhouette pairs a suede black upper with yellow accents on the collar and SPRINTFRAME, while leather hits on the heel, toecap and TECHFIT booty compliment a white-and-black speckled midsole. Oaklandish branding is prominent throughout, featuring the Oaktown logo in the sneaker’s sockliner, beneath a transparent outsole, on the heel pull-tab and at the base of the lace system.

In addition to the D Lillard 1, the collaboration also includes an Oaklandish apparel collection of shirts, hats and hoodies.

The D Lillard 1 Oaklandish edition drops today at and retails for $105. Dame X Oaklandish apparel is available at Oaklandish in downtown Oakland (1444 Broadway) and Diamond District (3419 Fruitvale Avenue), as well as online at

adidas and John Wall Drop J Wall 2 Take On Summer Edition

adidas J Wall 2 Take on Summer edition

This week, NBA All-Star John Wall will tip off his Take on Summer Tour in China, and to prepare for the trip adidas is releasing a special edition of John’s J Wall 2 signature shoe. Inspired by the players who ball at sunset during the long, warm nights of summer, the shoes feature a mix of vibrant solar orange colors and smooth, luxury materials.

The J Wall 2 Take on Summer edition sneaker features a solar orange upper with tumbled leather and a pearlized finish to match John’s electrifying play and unique fashion sense. With full length adiprene+ and Quickframe technology, the J Wall 2 delivers optimum quickness and cushioning for added flexibility and comfort on the court. A deep flex groove runs along the center of the traction pattern to elevate John’s inside-outside game, while the silhouette’s 3-D molded topline provides increased stability.

The J Wall 2 Take on Summer edition drops on September 21st at Footlocker, Eastbay and and retails for $115.

Take on Summer tips-off on September 12th in Guangzhou, China, continuing through September 19th with stops in Qingdao, Beijing and Taiwan.

Follow Twitter and Instagram with #TakeonSummer for the latest from John’s trip.