Troy “Escalade” Jackson, the And-1 Street Ball legend and younger brother of former NBA player Mark Jackson, died in his sleep early Sunday Morning. The 6-foot-10, 400-pound Jackson, 35, was in Los Angeles for NBA All-Star Weekend. He was Tweeting about the festivities from his account @Escalade53 and appeared to be having a great time. […]

Before he took home his first Slam Dunk competition trophy Blake Griffin hosted a “B4All” party with Fabolous for All-Star Weekend sponsored by 25 Reasons We Love Blaxploitation Films In the clip below Griffin says that he likes to listen to Jay-Z and Kanye’s “H.A.M.” before going out on the court and NBA guard […]

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, a three-time All-Star MVP, is this year’s leading vote-getter in the NBA All-Star Balloting program. “Black Mamba” earned 2,380,016 of the fan votes. He is joined in the Western Conference starting five by New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul (1,281,591), the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (1,736,728), making his first […]

With all the added attractions to NBA All-Star Weekend (rookie-sophomore game, skills competition, etc.) everyone tunes in on Saturday night for the Slam Dunk competition. At its zenith during the mid to late eighties when great dunkers like Dominique Wilkins, Michael Jordan and Spud Webb went at it on a yearly basis, the league’s superstars […]